A Surprise Reunion

Life is filled with surprises. Janna Roberts, Julynn Tanaka and their siblings recently got the biggest surprise of all — another sister they never knew they had. Tanaka, Roberts and their brothers Jawin, Ted and Don Westover met their long-lost sister, Chris Nix, for the first time at a buffet in West Wendover, Nevada, in October, bringing six of the […]

Sister Megan Topham

Sister Megan Topham is returning home after serving an honorable full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in the New York Rochester Mission and at the Hill Cumorah Visitor’s Center, along with other church historical sites. She will be reporting her mission on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. at the Stansbury Stake […]

You may have to take a new trail to reach what you want

It was just after the first major winter storm of the season.  Snow covered most of the grass in my field, so I knew the animals would be hungry and as soon as I walked toward the hay barn the little pony began to follow me. Once inside, I scooped up some flakes of hay and walked her back to […]

Sports Wrap – December 13, 2016

Grantsville girls basketball Grantsville beat Hillcrest 44-33 on Thursday and lost 67-55 to Wasatch Academy on Friday. Grantsville is now 4-1 with the first loss of the season coming to Wasatch Academy. Stansbury boys basketball Jase Wanlass had 21 points on five 3-pointers and Stansbury scored 22 points in the fourth quarter, but the Stallions couldn’t overcome an 11-point halftime […]

Detweiler: ‘Carbon outworks Grantsville’

To say Grantsville head coach Bryan Detweiler wasn’t pleased with his team’s performance in Saturday’s 60-51 loss to Carbon would be a little bit of an understatement. “Carbon outworks Grantsville,” Detweiler said, dismissing the easy excuse of fatigue during the team’s third game in four days. “I don’t believe in tired legs when [Carbon played Stansbury the night before]. You […]

Stansbury goes cold in loss to Logan

Things started off well enough for the Stansbury girls basketball team Thursday night. Unfortunately for the Stallions, it didn’t stay that way. Stansbury went about nine minutes without a field goal — a stretch that included nearly the entire third quarter — allowing Logan to stretch a two-point halftime advantage into a 49-36 win on the Stallions’ home court. “I […]

Buffs fall to LCA

Tooele started out with a three-point lead in what optimists would call a defensive showcase during Thursday’s 31-23 loss to Layton Christian Academy. Down by eight in the fourth quarter, Tooele sophomore Samantha Thomas scored in transition with less than four minutes remaining. A technical foul on the Tooele bench gave Layton Christian a pair of free throws, and the […]

Tooele knocks of Taylorsville in thriller

Tooele didn’t lead until the second half, but a double-digit performance by Dawson Banks and Mitchell Bunn gave the Buffaloes a much-needed overtime win over Class 5A Taylorsville at home on Friday. With his team down 8-3 after the first quarter, Banks scored nine points in the second alone, mostly by moving from the top of the key toward the […]

SHS sweeps duals at Stampede

Stansbury’s Logan Gustafson had every reason to be excited Saturday afternoon. The 145-pounder was up against Riverton’s Dylan Gregerson in the final round of the Stallion Stampede, with Gregerson ranked among the top wrestlers in the state in his weight class. The Riverton wrestler had dominated each of his previous meetings with Gustafson, but that changed when Gustafson rallied late […]

Unconscionable increase

Of the Tooele County Commissioners, it will never be said they are adept at the art of tact or of being even remotely sensitive to the collective mind of their voting constituency. There exists within the public conscience an understanding that government can always be depended on to raise taxes and to increase its own compensation, both to whatever degree […]