Schurz Elementary students receive quarterly awards

The Ingrid Keady Garden at the Schurz Elementary School was budding with new blooms as a selected group of students lined up with their own display of blossoming awards. At the third quarter awards assembly, 10 students received perfect attendance certificates, while 12 received Student of the Month. Only four students received the principals award… [More…]

New sound panels unveiled at convention center

Rob Cashell, owner of Joe’s Tavern in Hawthorne, recently visited the USO Convention Center to see three new artistically-rendered sound panels which he had provided funds for. These were graphically laid out and completed by David Bowen, a resident of Walker Lake and a well-established artist originally from Laguna Beach, Calif. Hosting a small tour… [More…]

High school holds career fair

As this year’s High School Career Fair unfolded, the gym was full of professionals with handouts and give-a-ways, all arranged to guide and clarify some potential goals toward a bright future. Meshanna Huntley, the Gear-Up Coordinator, was on hand to coordinate the day’s informative presentation, which was open to the public. Countless hours had been… [More…]

Championship dinner held for Mineral County High hoops team

The celebration of the Mineral County High School boy’s basketball team’s recent state win continued on as the community, family members, parents and the team’s members and coaches came together on March 22 for a championship dinner at the El Capitan. Tributes began as one organizer, Ann Kee, welcomed attendees with an introduction of personal… [More…]

Youth hoopsters enjoy end of season banquet

It was with great acknowledgement that the Mineral County Parks and Recreation, YCAC program completed their 2017 Basketball Season. At the “Hoop It Up” Banquet, held on March 17 at the convention center, an emotional Barbara Owens took to the stage at this special event, as one of her final directorship moments while at the… [More…]

Students sing at Care and Share

As five classes of Hawthorne Elementary School kids descended upon the care and share building, the seniors that were enjoying their lunch on Thursday, March 9 had an added surprise. The children had brought their Irish singing voices along with St. Patrick inspired artwork to pass out among those attending. The seniors joined in as… [More…]

MCHS students learn what life is like as a teenage parent

In the Human Development class at the Mineral County High School, three students sat with their babies – patting and rocking them, changing diapers and feeding them. These students were participating in the Real Care Program which involves taking an electronically programed, life-like baby into your care from Friday at 8 a.m. to Monday at… [More…]

Big turn out for Literacy Night at Hawthorne Elementary

The Hawthorne Elementary School auditorium was buzzing with activity as they hosted the second Literacy Night for students and their families. As principal, Stephanie Keuhey welcomed everyone, the theme of “Live the Rocket Way” transcended the room with many kids proudly wearing specially designed blue shirts signifying no ODR (Office Detention Referrals) by living with… [More…]

Missing flag returned

When Vera Reynolds returned to her office after running midday errands for Bill Frazier’s State Farm office on E Street in Hawthorne, she was sad to see their American Flag had disappeared from the porch due to extremely high winds. Upon closer inspection she saw that the flag holder had snapped off, causing the flag… [More…]

Schurz Elementary School hosts literacy night

The Schurz Elementary School auditorium was busy hosting a literacy night with a hot dog dinner on Wednesday, March 1, as parents and students took to the variety of evening events. Activities included five word and literacy game stations, designed for the students to rotate into. With a fully decorated room of inspiring areas, such… [More…]