Banned Books Event Underway at Library

The library’s annual Banned Books event is on display throughout the library. Patrons can fill out a form to “ban” a book.

Submitted by Courtney Oberhansli The library’s annual Banned Books event is on display throughout the library. Patrons can fill out a form to “ban” a book. Many patrons have angrily expressed concern over the library’s act of “banning” books until staff members explain that this is an exercise that highlights what happens when books are… [More...]

Hawthorne Time Capsule Part of Nevada’s 150th

You are invited to become a part of Mineral County’s history. The Board of County Commissioners has requested the Mineral County Museum and Public Works Department to coordinate the placement of a Time Capsule as a Nevada 150th Legacy Project that will be opened in the year 2064 – Nevada’s 200th anniversary of Statehood. The… [More...]

Justice Court News

• On May 19, Brandon James Reeves plead guilty to disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor. He was found guilty and fined $500; $120 assessment; $7 court fee; $10 facility fee; $3 DNA fee; sentenced to 30 days in jail, credit for one day served; 29 days suspended under the condition he has no law violations… [More...]

Arrest Report

The following people were arrested in Mineral County on or after Sept. 20, and were in jail on Monday at or after about 10 a.m. All charges against them are misdemeanors unless otherwise noted. All are innocent until proven guilty in court. There were 22 people in the Mineral County Jail on Monday. • Tanya… [More...]

Notices & Events

CANDIDATES NIGHT scheduled for Oct. 15 The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW will be hosting a Candidates Night on Oct. 15. It will be held at the post home, 890 A St., starting at 6 p.m. Come and listen to the candidates running for various offices. Each candidate will be given five minutes to speak.… [More...]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Recently I have read in the Letters to the Editor section of this newspaper and heard in person several comments regarding Sheriff Stewart Handte and his enforcement of our local laws and ordinances. In this great country, we all have the right to free speech, but I feel that some of these comments… [More...]

Randy Lee McQueen

Randy Lee McQueen, 62, died on Sept. 22 at his home. He was born on August 1, 1952 in Gooding, Idaho to Robert and Gladys McQueen.

Randy Lee McQueen, 62, longtime resident of Hawthorne, died on Sept. 22 at his home.  He was born on August 1, 1952 in Gooding, Idaho to Robert and Gladys McQueen.  Randy and his family moved from Idaho to Hawthorne in 1956.  Randy joined the U.S. Army when he was 17 and while stationed in Alabama, he met Sybil, who would become his wife in 1971.  After… [More...]

Ivan Axel Phillips

Ivan Axel Phillips was born in Hughson, Calif. on July 31, 1925 and left this world on Sept. 3 in Placerville, Calif.

Ivan Axel Phillips was born in Hughson, Calif. on July 31, 1925 and left this world on Sept. 3 in Placerville, Calif.. He served our country in the U.S. Army 175th Infantry Regiment during WWII, then devoted 30 years to the California Department of Forestry. Although you left us for a better place, you took… [More...]

Adoption Can Make a Life-Changing Difference

Focus on the Family’s Adoption and Orphan Care Initiative was developed to raise awareness about the plight of orphans and to urge people to get involved.

Q: Would you recommend adopting a child from another country or a different ethnic group? My spouse and I are seriously interested in helping a youngster who needs a home, but we’re unsure about the potential risks and challenges of interracial or intercultural adoption. Jim: Let me applaud you for your willingness to bring a… [More...]

Reflections of the Past

Read Reflections of the Past for the week of October 02 ,2014.

10 Years Ago • Mike and Jessie Thomas grew a 60 pound pumpkin at their home in Hawthorne. The couple grow many pumpkins and give to friends. • A temporary closure of the Esmeralda Mine near Aurora was in effect until further evaluation. 20 Years Ago • On Sept. 29, 1994 the ownership of the… [More...]