Gift of Tongues

Maresa Manzione, president of the Tooele County School Board, speaks four languages: English, Spanish, Japanese and French. Her interest in language started through doing 4H as a child. When Manzione was 12, an opportunity arose to host Japanese foreign exchange students for a month in the summer. “I begged my mom to let us host one, and we did, and […]

Dick Hall

Happy 80th Birthday Dick Hall! Love your family, Virginia, Cassi and Rick Henwood, Brisi Hall, Rick and Candi Hall, Brenda and John Alverson, Randy and Lisa Hall, Elisa Hall Willis, Donnie and Annie Hall.

Sports Wrap – March 18, 2014

Region 11 golf The Bear River Lady Bears are out in front in team points after the first two rounds of Region 11 girls golf. Bear River finished first on Friday and first on Saturday in tourney action in St. George to total 10 team points. Stansbury finished second both days behind strong rounds from Star Martin, Koralee Kaufman, Hannah […]

Cowboys split games in Kaysville

Grantsville baseball split a three-team round robin at Davis High School in Kaysville on Saturday, beating host Davis in the first game and losing to Westlake in the second game. Both games featured come-from-behind victories, and Grantsville found itself on both sides of those results. Grantsville defeated Davis 6-4, but then it lost to Westlake 8-6. The Davis Darts opened […]

GHS softball’s offense blasts Juan Diego

Grantsville and Juan Diego played in a back-and-forth softball shootout Friday in Draper, and it ended with the Cowboys getting the win. Grantsville scored nine runs in the final two innings to pull away for a 14-8 win against the Soaring Eagle. “I liked that we didn’t quit,” said GHS coach Heidi Taylor. “We got a little bit of a […]

Tooele rally not enough at Hunter

Tooele broke out of its offensive slumber a little too late Thursday at Hunter. The Buffaloes rallied from a 6-1 deficit with five runs in the  seventh inning to tie the game and force Hunter to bat in the bottom of the seventh. Unfortunately for the Buffaloes, the Wolverines scored the winning run in the seventh with an RBI double […]

Matt Jackson appointed to direct school district’s special education

Seven months after being named principal of Blue Peak High school, Matt Jackson has been given a new challenge. Jackson has been selected as the special education director for Tooele County School District. Scott Rogers, Tooele County School District superintendent, announced the appointment at the school board’s March 11 meeting. “Matt is a competent educator with experience in administration, along […]

How does the caucus party system work?

Count My Vote Petitions: Many of you signed “Count My Vote” petitions that would get rid of Utah’s caucus system and require a direct primary. The first petitions came into the clerk’s office last week for signature verification. But before we could get started, the legislature passed a bill that combines the caucus system with “Count My Vote,” so the […]

Prescribed burn set for South Willow

Crews from the U.S. Forest Service will perform a prescribed burn this week in the Stansbury Mountain’s South Willow Canyon. Weather permitting, the pre-emptive burn will begin Wednesday and will likely take two days, said Loyal Clark, public information officer for the forest service. “We don’t like to contribute to the inversion so we make sure we have what’s called […]

Alleged Feb. 12 casino robber nabbed in Arizona

A West Wendover man who allegedly robbed a casino and sparked a two-state chase last month but eluded police has been arrested in Arizona. Anthony Matthew Vera, 38, was arrested Thursday in Tucson, Ariz., more than a month after the Feb. 12 robbery when police say he jumped behind a counter at the Montego Bay Casino and took a cash […]