Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

December 1, 2016
Two Texas men get extradited to Tooele for $10K burglary

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. 26-28, 1991

Tooele County announced it would start monitoring air quality in Tooele Valley after two monitoring stations were installed. Each station cost $20,000 and would check for metals and PM-10 particulates. One was installed at the Grantsville Irrigation Station and the other at the Tooele Valley Mosquito Abatement building in Lake Point.

Tooele County officials also announced that user fees at the county landfill would increase by almost double or possibly more because of new regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Part of those regulations require the county close an existing landfill and develop a new one.

Nov. 25-29, 1966

The 1966 holiday season got officially underway with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Tooele City Main Street and a parade that escorted Santa Claus into town.

Both events were sponsored and organized by the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce. Heavy equipment from Tooele Army Depot was brought in to assist with installing Christmas lights on Main Street. Businesses on Main Street also announced they would stay open until 8 p.m. on weeknights and 6 p.m. on Saturdays to better serve Christmas shoppers.

Two men extradited from Texas in connection with a Nov. 5 burglary of Margetts Jewelry store faced a Tooele judge. He set bail for one of the suspects at $5,000 and $10,000 for the other.

The men were suspected of stealing $10,000 in watches, rings and other jewelry from the store. Local law enforcement and the store owner went to Midland, Texas with evidence against both men to secure the extradition.

Nov. 21-25, 1941

The Tooele City Council authorized City Manager John D. Gollaher to prepare plans for possibly installing seven miles of new sewer pipe at a projected cost of $112,706.16. If approved, the funds would be provided by a Works Progress Administration grant from the federal government. But in order for the project to proceed, property owners along the sewer line route would first have to approve it.

Nov. 24, 1916

Besides several news items on the front page, the far right column also included several display advertisements, such as:

Moroni England – Undertaker and license embalmer. Furnisher of burial robes, caskets and coffins. Tooele City, Utah. Phone No. 62.

F.M. Davis, M.D. – Special attention given to cosmetic surgery and the diseases of women and children. Office over Tooele Drug Co. Phones: Office 138. Residence 1.

David Bern

Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
David Bern is editor of the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. The 54-year-old journalist began his career with the Transcript-Bulletin as an intern reporter from Utah State University in 1983. He joined the newsroom full time that same year after completing his internship and graduating from USU with a degree in journalism. In 1989 he became editor and served in that capacity for six years. Under his leadership, he guided the newspaper to numerous awards for journalism excellence. After briefly stepping away from the newspaper in 1995, he returned in 1996 to start Transcript Bulletin Publishing’s Corporate and Custom Publishing Division. In that capacity he served as a writer, photographer and editor for 17 years. During that time he created a variety of print and digital communication materials, including brochures, magazines, books and websites. Bern returned to serve as editor of the newspaper in January 2013.

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