Piloting with compassion makes the best things happen

“What’s the worst thing that can happen?” a little girl asked her mother while waiting to board their flight. Her mother was sitting in her chair sideways. Her left arm was curled along the top of the chair, so it could cushion her drooping head. “I don’t feel well,” her mother replied. “I don’t know that I am well enough […]

We are all unique individuals, but we weren’t created to be alone

Have you ever felt alone? Have you ever wanted to be left alone? It’s a weird paradox. We hate being lonely, but we often want to be left alone. I have come to realize that I don’t know what I want.  I’ll never forget when my wife was going out of town for a couple of days with our kids […]

What a woman

What a woman! Yes, that’s the message heard at the recent memorial service for Beverly White, former state Representative and strong advocate for equal rights and equality for women. A large audience heard praises of a life well-lived through community, state and national service. Bev’s positive attitude was reflected in talks given by each of her five adult children. Each […]

Main Street mess

Why is Main Street not included in any of the Take Pride in Tooele events? All the weeds directly on Main Street and in the vacant lots on Main Street are an embarrassment to our community.  It is the same year after year. Cement debris and dead trees have been on West 1000 North for over 15 years,  On Arbor […]

Death Notice: R. Lucille Hatfield


R. Lucille Hatfield of Pine Canyon, Utah, passed away June 13, 2021. A full obituary will run in the Thursday edition of the Transcript Bulletin. For information or questions please refer to Tate Mortuary at 435- 882-0676.  

Dwane M. Yates


SGM Dwane M. Yates (Whitey), 89, passed away peacefully June 9, 2021, at his home in Tooele. He was surrounded by family who loved him dearly. He was born Dec. 2, 1931, to Selena West and  Meredith Yates. He lived in Lehi all of his youth and had a deep love for it.  He married Evelyn Wilcock in 1951 (later […]

Gary Lynn Matkin


Gary Lynn Matkin passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Kalispell, Montana, to parents Loren and Charlotte Matkin, who taught him the enriching values that he continued to teach throughout his life to all around him.  He met and married Gloria Osier while attending Montana Tech and later graduated from the School of Mines with […]

Denise Ann Bates-Gordon


August 31, 1972 – June 12, 2021 Denise Ann Bates-Gordon was called back home to be with her loved ones. Denise battled a rare type of leukemia for two and a half years. After roughly seven months of fighting, her youngest daughter Taya donated bone marrow, giving us two extra years to be with our loving mother. Denise was a […]

Matthew Grant Barton


Matthew Grant Barton (Sugar), age 45, left us to be with family and friends on the other side of the veil, Tuesday June 8, 2021. He was born Feb. 8, 1976, to Butch and Carol Barton of Grantsville. Matthew attended Grantsville High School and graduated from Greenfield High School (Missouri) in 1994. Matt followed in the footsteps of his father […]

Wade Barr Bitner


Born at the old Miner’s Hospital in Park City, Utah, to Rosemund Hall and Blaine Barr Bitner, June 14, 1942, Wade lived the first 10 years of his life on “The Ranch.” He worked his next 14 years there taking a break to enlist in the Utah National Guard and then he served in the Central British Mission for The […]