Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 22, 2022
In 1997, Grantsville wins second straight state football championship

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 fourth week of November.

Nov. 25-27, 1997

Grantsville and Juab fittingly met for the Class 2A State football championship on rivalry weekend.

After all, the two teams had met in some classic confrontations the previous four seasons and Saturday’s bout for state supremacy was supposed to be no exception.

Grantsville held up its end of the bargain. The Cowboy defense swarmed the Wasp offense and sparked Grantsville to a 33-7 thrashing of previously undefeated and top ranked Juab in the 2A State Football Championship at Mountain View High School in Orem.

It was a second straight 2A title for the Cowboys and third state crown in the previous  six seasons.

Later in the week, the school board, suffering from the shock of the dramatic defeat of a $45 million bond and a .001 leeway tax, was trying to decipher just what voters were trying to say on Nov. 4.

The five board members and the superintendent were going to their next meeting with a variety of ideas about what their next step should be. 

The one thing they agreed upon was there would be boundary changes for the 1998-99 school year. It seemed likely that a citizens committee  would be formed to address building issues.

Nov. 21-24, 1972

Howard James Clegg, a prominent livestock producer, civic and community leader from Tooele, Utah, was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the College of Agriculture at Utah State University. He was a graduate from USU in 1935 with a degree in animal science.

Mr. Clegg was cited for his innovativeness as the “epitome of the successful livestock producer under modern operating conditions” and for his devoted leadership service.

He was president and manager of Clegg Livestock Company, a family enterprise incorporated in 1945.

Later in the week, a new Catholic chapel was planned for Seventh Street and Vine in Tooele, according to Father John Sullivan.

Father Sullivan reported that on Monday, Nov. 6 the St. Marguerite’s Parish Council voted unanimously to conduct a drive to raise funds to build the new Parish Center. The building would include a church with a seating capacity of 600, a gymnasium, classrooms, and a multi-purpose room.

Nov. 25-28, 1947

Tooele High School will open the basketball season here Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with Weber High School, coached by Floyd Slater, former Tooele High School star, according to coach Clarke Johnson.

Members of the first team who will possibly start the game for Tooele are Charlie Lee, Gordon Bunn, Loren Dunn, Glen Hamilton, Nabora Iwami, Dale Leatham and Glenn Rupp.

The other members of the first team are Donald Rolph, Marvin Conlon, Don Sawyers, Bill Griffith, Richard Fernau, Ray Christensen and Charles Gillespie.

Later in the week, the Stake MIA drama department planned to present the Centennial prize winning three act play “What doth it Profit.

This play was written by Nathan and Ruth Hale and was presented at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City as one of the outstanding centennial features and promised to be one of Tooele’s outstanding presentations of the centennial year.

Nov. 24, 1922

Chris Chisso, an Austrian, was arrested last night in New Town by Sheriff Evans and Deputy Smith, on description furnished by Colorado authorities, and confessed to the sheriff that he had murdered a nine year old girl in Pueblo, Colorado. 

Deputy Sheriff Smith saw the man on the street last evening and followed him to his cabin in New Town, where he was later arrested by Sheriff Evans and the Deputy. 

He said he shot through a door and killed the child who was trying to gain entrance to the room where he and the child’s mother were engaged in a drunken brawl.

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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