Steve and Michelle Pruden are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Michelle Pruden, to Benjamin David Beecher, son of Doug and Willyne Beecher, on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, for time and all eternity in the Ogden Utah Temple.

Instructor arrested for sexual conduct at THS

An instructor from the U.S. Army who worked at Tooele High School has been arrested in connection with allegations of sexual conduct with a student at the school. Staff Sgt. Brian Joseph Dragon, 32, of Herriman, Utah, was not an employee of the Tooele County School District and was provided by the U.S. Army as the instructor of the Students […]

The question ‘What do you do?’ can lead to new beginnings

My right leg was cradled in a yoga band stretching straight into the air, toes pointed toward the sky. I snickered about it. “This is the highest stretch I’ve ever completed!” Well, only because I was settled, back on the floor, in a hotel room high in a skyscraper overlooking Park Avenue. “Funny, how things work out.” I laughed to […]

Sports Wrap – December 6, 2016

Grantsville girls basketball The Cowboys held West Jordan in single-digit scoring during all four quarters of Thursday’s 66-30 road win, out-rebounding the Jaguars 47-26. Senior center Abby Butler led the way with 20 points and eight rebounds. Senior forward Brayle Crosman had 16 points and seven steals. Senior forward Rylie Ekins had 12 points and eight rebounds. Seven other Cowboys […]

Sitake’s message good for aspiring athletes

Last week I had the opportunity to accompany my wife to the Golden Spike Awards, a fancy event put on by the Public Relations Society of America. One of the projects she helped work on won an award, and there was a fancy trophy to go along with the expensive food. While that was definitely the highlight of the evening […]

Stansbury stumbles against Wildcats

Stansbury girls basketball coach Kenzie Newton knows she has a young team this season, and young teams tend to make youthful mistakes. That’s why she was thankful for the lessons the Stallions learned in a tough 49-34 loss on its home court to Class 4A opponent Woods Cross on Thursday night, a game where an unfamiliar defensive look from the […]

Tooele outlasts Tintic in overtime win

Clutch shots by way of senior guard Mackenzie Sharkey helped the Buffaloes pull out a 48-45 overtime win over Class 1A Tintic at home Friday night. Sharkey drilled a 3-pointer with 40 seconds left in regulation that tied the game at 45 and eventually forced the extra period. She also scored the game’s only points in overtime until Mallory Searle […]

GHS wins Cowboy Duals

The Grantsville wrestling team has high hopes for this season. The Cowboys showed the reason behind their optimism Saturday afternoon, going undefeated against Tooele’s junior varsity plus the varsity squads from Hunter, East, Park City and Ben Lomond to claim the team title at the Cowboy Duals for the first time in school history. “I’m just extremely proud of these […]

Coming Together

Some families work together. Others play together. In the case of the Robinson and Evans families, they act and sing together. That makes the Pioneer Valley Chamber Ensemble’s production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” truly a family affair. Heidi Robinson portrays Amahl’s mother in the annual holiday opera, while her daughters, 11-year-old Emily and eight-year-old Mariana, are among the […]


In last Tuesday’s letter to the editor titled “Restore good will,” Janice Anderson of Grantsville wrote that Tooele County Deputy Assessor Jake Parkinson, in remarks made during a public hearing about valuation errors by the county assessor’s office, indicated no adjustment would be made, either on the current taxes due, or next year’s [tax] bills for properties in a west […]