Some tips on appropriate video games for your kids


Q: Should I permit my child to play video games? If so, which games should I allow and how can I maintain control? Jim: Only you can decide if you want to allow your kids to participate in gaming. But if you do, be sure to stay actively involved in the buying process. Here are… [More…]

Credit Union gives back with Pennies Count program


Pennies Count Fund donated $6,500 to local organizations this year! We would like to give a special thank you to Golden Gate Petroleum for their substantial donation to the Pennies Count Fund. In 1996, Financial Horizons Credit Union created our Pennies Count Fund to help the school projects in Mineral County. As our fund has… [More…]

‘Grow Your Own’ classes return

The average carrot travels over 1,800 miles to get to our dinner plates. Processing and shipment of food accounts for 93 percent of our food cost. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight new “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at 12 locations statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to… [More…]

Nevada Youth Camp to be held in Austin

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Mineral County is looking for teenage youth to go to the Nevada Youth Range Camp. This camp is open to students 14-18 years of age. It is June 21-27, 2015 at big Creek Campground in Austin Nevada. There is a $200 fee for the camp. Applications must be postmarked… [More…]

Lisa Oberhansli

Services for Lisa Oberhansli will be held on Saturday, April 11 at a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawthorne. A reception will follow.

Berthie Marie Matte

Berthie Marie Matte passed away peacefully at home Hawthorne, on Good April 3.  She was born Nov. 21, 1930 to George and Ruby Roberts in Mena, Ark.  She was the only girl last surviving of eight brothers. She entered and served in the Army as a cook at FT, Knox, Ky. in 1951-1953.  She met… [More…]

Mary Louise Losch


Mary Louise Losch, 82, died Wednesday, April 1, at Belle Fourche Long Term Health Care. Mary was born May 17, 1932, in Deadwood, S.D. to Bernard (Doc) and Mildred (Faragher) Smith. After sixth grade she and her family moved to Hawthorne where she lived until she graduated from Hawthorne High School. In the early 1950s… [More…]

Letters to the editor

Dear Editor, After reading the letters to the Editor over the past few weeks I see an attitude of apathy in this county.  To me it’s plain that we had 176 votes which were not counted due to their not being given to the election board and 176 in this county can determine an election. … [More…]

MCHS class of 1960 planning 55 year reunion

The Class of 1960 is planning a 55 Year Reunion to be held in Hawthorne May 16 during the annual Armed Forces Weekend. Planning meetings have been held at the home of Trudy Trainor in Reno. Plans are at this time to have a dinner get together at Maggie’s Once More early Saturday evening at… [More…]

Charles Robert Barbe


Our Dad, Charles Robert Barbe, went to that big gold mine in the sky on March 23, 2015 at 9:40 a.m.  He was born on Sept. 26, 1926 in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md. Charles had lived in Mina again since 2006, moving back from Washington State, and he had lived also lived in Mina in the 1970’s.  Charles Barbe was an over the road truck driver by profession,… [More…]