Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 18, 2020
In 1995, Tooele Council raises mayor’s salary from $39,000 to $49,000

The Tooele Transcript Bulletin has published Tooele County news since 1894. Here is a flashback of local front-page news from 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago that occurred during the third week of June.

June 20-22, 1995

Tooele City Council members Colleen DeLaMare, David Faddis and Karen Oldroyd said they supported giving Mayor Grant “Bud” Pendleton a base salary increase.

The mayor’s annual base salary would go from $39,000 to $49,000.

Faddis  said the mayor deserved a raise for his performance during the previous year. He noted Mayor Pendleton was responsible for finalizing the deal on the Tooele Community Higher Education Center. Construction on the facility began in March.

Later in the week, Tooele City officials adopted their $4.7 million budget without changes despite howls of protest from citizens who sharply rebuked City leaders on two points: A 25 percent pay raise for Mayor Grant “Bud” Pendleton, and paying the City’s new parks and recreation director $11,000 more than the job was originally advertised to applicants.

The vote to approve the budget was deadlocked at 2-2. Pendleton was asked to cast the deciding vote as outlined in the City Charter. Without hesitations Pendleton  voted “yes.”

Faddis and Oldroyd voted to adopt the budget, DeLaMare and John Cluff voted no. Councilman Don Peterson was absent.

June 16-19, 1970

Construction at Stansbury Park was moving ahead rapidly and on schedule, according to Phil Thorpe, project manager.

“We are now beginning what could be called the second phase of our construction activity,” Thorpe stated. “I think this summer we’ll see the start of construction on about 75 percent of all the principal structures Terracor will be building at the village site. Of course this does not include homes, schools or churches.”

Friday’s front page featured news of troops from Georgia training at Tooele Army Depot.

About 230 men from the Atlanta, Georgia 449th Fied Depot, United States Army Reserves, began their second week of active duty training at TOD.

A front page photo included seven personnel specialists who worked in maintaining, auditing, and surveying the personnel records for the George reserve unit.

June 19-22, 1945

Tooele’s July 4th celebration promised to be a gala occasion, according to preliminary plans announced by the Tooele Jaycees.

The program of the day would be highlighted with a rodeo which would be held at the Rodeo Grounds at 6:30 p.m.

The morning and afternoon would be devoted to sports, and the day would conclude with two public dances, one at Legion Park and the other at Tooele High School.

Later in the week it was reported that Cpl. Emil Maurice Barlow, Tooele, died when a Japanese prisoner ship sank on Oct. 24, 1944.

The United States received an official list from the Japanese Government, after a long delay, of American prisoners of war who were lost while being transported northward from the Phillipine Islands on the Japanese ship that was sunk.

The evidence of his death was received June 16, 1945.

June 18, 1920

Dan Pankovich broke a large plate glass window on the south side of the Wellsworth Store in New Town on Tuesday morning.

Pankovich broke the window with a sawed-off broom handle, which he was using as a cane, by plunging it through lengthways. He then moved east and was in the act of repeating his malicious destruction on the plate window of the Turner Barbershop when he was stopped by Mr. Turner and held for the sheriff, who took him into custody.

Correspondent Mark Watson compiled this report.

Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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