Wachsmuth named Player of the Year

Submitted by Coach Pete Summerbell After a dominating season on the court, a perfect conference record and a state title, the Mineral County High basketball team had several players honored with all-league awards. Taylen Wachsmuth was named player of the year in the 1A Western Conference, while Andre Davis and Robert McFalls earned 1st team… [More…]

Lady Serpents Taylor McFalls named Player of the Year

Mineral County High senior Taylor McFalls was named Player of the Year in the 1A Western Conference for the 2016-17 season. McFalls averaged 15.8 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Lady Serpents. Her sister, Tiera McFalls, was also honored for her great season and was named to the 1st team all-conference.… [More…]

Sidney Fred Tabor

Sidney Fred Tabor, age 80, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017, after a five -year battle with colon cancer. He was born in St. Albans, Vt. on Feb. 8, 1937, the son of Leonard and Beryle (King) Tabor. He attended BFA Fairfax and received his GED while serving in the US Air Force. He… [More…]

March 9, 2017

Walker River Tribal police introducing explorer program

The Walker River Tribal Police is introducing the Walker River Tribal Police Explorer program in Schurz. All community members between the ages of 15-20 (age 14 if the 8th grade is completed). Both boys and girls can join the police explorer program. Recruitment night will be held on Mar. 14 at 6 p.m. at the… [More…]

Hawthorne utilities director explains new landfill charges

Larry Grant, Director of Hawthorne Utilities, explained the landfill charges and assessment fees to the Independent-News. He states, “The landfill assessment was increased from $10 to $12 and the gate fees have been removed completely for residence no matter how many loads they bring. This does not apply to contractor or commercial haulers waste that… [More…]

March 2, 2017

Warren Gene Loberg

Warren Gene Loberg went to his heavenly home on Friday, Feb. 24 at the age of 82. Gene, as most of us knew him, was born Jan. 8, 1935 in St. Paul, Minn. to Elmer and Hanes Loberg who preceded him in death. Gene is survived by his brothers: Robert Loberg of St. Paul, Minn.… [More…]

Michael Rollins

Michael Rollins, 69, passed away in Reno, Feb. 21, 2017.  He was born in Hastings, Neb. , Aug. 5, 1947 and moved to Hawthorne at a young age.  He was a resident of Reno since 1972. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty years Amy Folsom Rollins.  He is also survived by his… [More…]

Mary “Janne” James

March 13, 1931- Feb. 18, 2017 Mary “Janne” James passed away peacefully on Feb. 18. She was born March 13, 1931 to Thomas and Lettie Black in Hanford, Calif. She met and married Robert “Bob” James in 1949. They moved to Hawthorne in 1999. Both were familiar faces at the Walker Lake Golf Course over… [More…]