June Lynch

June Lynch, 87, passed away Jan. 7 in Reno. She was born June 24, 1928, in Buhl, Idaho, the daughter of Ernie and Stella Ross Peterson. She graduated from Jerome High School. June married Charles (Chuck) Lynch in 1949. They made their home in Hawthorne, where they raised two children and owned and operated the… [More…]

Why is Iowa the first to elect delegates?

Within weeks, America will seek delegation votes from the east to the west, settling up once again with their political tones beginning at the “The Iowa Caucus.” It is the one neutral state, located in Middle America that sets the tone to defend a title in which voters will be the first to choose their… [More…]

Tough stretch continues for Lady Serps

It was a tough week for the Mineral County High girls basketball team, as the girls lost consecutive heartbreakers at home by the same score. The Lady Serpents fell to Sage Ridge 41-40 last Tuesday, and also lost to Sierra Lutheran 41-40 on Friday. The Mineral County girls traveled to Coleville the following day and… [More…]

Letters to the editor

Dear Editor, I was born at that old beautiful hospital a couple miles south of town in 1954. It wasn’t pink then but I kind of like that color. My three brothers were born there too. We grew up in the desert exploring nature with all our friends. A lot of those friends are still… [More…]

Ozella Gloria Mildred Duckett Winbush Sampson

Ozella Gloria Mildred Duckett Winbush Sampson was born Sept. 28, 1922 to Benjamin and Elvira Duckett in Alexandria, La. She was the cherished granddaughter of “Old Mama” Lucy Hobbs and “old Papa” Christopher Columbus Hobbs. While still in in Louisiana, Mildred met and married Wilbert Winbush. From that marriage, they were blessed with five children.… [More…]

Clara Holmes

Clara Holmes, age 99, passed away on Dec. 25 in California. A full obituary to follow.

Ida Lou Talamante-Smith

Ida Lou Talamante-Smith was born June 25, 1949 to the late Nick Talamante and the late Constancita “Connie” Salazar. She departed this life Jan. 4, 2016 at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada surrounded by loved ones. Ida is survived by Rose Swanger; Helen Courneya (Joe); Nick Talamante, Jr.; Madeline Torres and Teresa Gonzales, including… [More…]

Richard Sylvanus Cuzick

Richard Sylvanus Cuzick was born on Dec. 9, 1937 and passed away on Dec. 23, 2015 at his residence in Gilmer, Texas. He was joined in holy matrimony to Donna Atwood on Dec. 3, 1964. Upon his passing away he left behind three brothers: Donny, Floyd and James along with three sons and three daughters:… [More…]

Murdock “Buck” Buckhaulter

Murdock “Buck” Buckhaulter Sunrise Dec. 10, 1932 in Braxton, Miss. Sunset Dec. 9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. The family of Murdock Buckhaulter fondly known as “Buck “to many is saddened to announce his passing on Dec. 9, 2015 at the age of 82. The Buckhaulter family moved to Babbitt, Nev. in the summer of… [More…]

Mineral County needs assessment process close to completion

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Mineral County is currently conducting a research study in Hawthorne that began in August 2015. The research study and Mineral County needs assessment will identify program needs related to community assets, community development needs, youth issues and senior citizen issues. The research protocol is online or face-to-face where Mineral County… [More…]