Holiday Traditions Take Different Forms Across the Globe

  As families and friends in the United States gathered for their New Year’s celebration (being the last in the world to hit the midnight hour), some of the first places to toast in the New Year was Samoa, Tonga and Kiritimati. In the United States, traditions such as dinners, fireworks, count-downs and dances were… [More…]

‘Dream Team’ Comes Forward to Clean Junior High Bathroom During Break

  Facing the New Year with an eye for improvement, a small group of Mineral County students took to the junior high school bathrooms, as another Dream Team project began. School Counselor Kathy Trujillo welcomed all volunteers to begin scraping and assisting with the preparation necessary to paint the boys and girl’s bathrooms. “This is… [More…]

Mineral County Students Perform Winter Concert

  Dressed in professional, holiday performance attire, the Hawthorne Elementary School fifth and sixth-grade students brought a combination of choir and band selections to the junior high school gym, for this year’s winter concert. Accompanied by Janice Bice on the piano, well-known carols were vocally presented by the 13-member choir. Following this, the entry-level band… [More…]

Trio Performs Holiday Concert

  In a low baritone voice, lead vocalist, Scott Marshall sang, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch”, as a full room of local residents and children sat listening to the In-Tune Tales presented at the library’s Christmas celebration. With joyful antics, this instrumental trio performed musical fun to attendees, using jazz numbers to traditional holiday… [More…]

Community Chest Office Relocates

  When the budget for the Community Chest, Inc. was decreased, director and home visitor, Sarah Dillard, went to the community searching for a new location to offset the expenses for a proper service office. In combination with the Mineral County School District, a relocation to room 20, located in the Arlo Funk District Office… [More…]

New American Flag Unveiled in Mineral County High Gym

  During the opening day of the Serpent Classic, at the Thursday evening Mineral County basketball game against Battle Mountain, the high school Booster Club presented a newly purchased and installed, retractable, electronically lowered 12 foot by 18 foot American flag, positioned in the high school gym. Before the National Anthem was presented, it was… [More…]

VFW Patriots Pen Contest Participants to Receive Honors at Hawthorne Dinner

  When the Veterans of Foreign Wars ran their 2017 annual Patriots Pen contest, an overwhelming amount of patriotism came through from the students of Mineral County. With a special dinner arranged for Dec. 15, a selected group of junior high and high school students were brought together as honored students within the submission process.… [More…]

Local Boys & Girls Club Continues to Make Strides

  As the Mineral County Boys & Girls Club continues their after-school programs with crafts, games, homework assistance, social interaction and learning projects, they have now included outreach to their list of events. Every month the Boys & Girls Club has been hosting a family night to involve the area children and their families in… [More…]

Mineral County School District Hopes to Increase STEM Resources

  In an outreach to bring free, additional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educational resources to the Mineral County School system, the Desert Research Institute (DRI), located in Reno and Las Vegas, sent three DRI representatives to a meeting with five school members, arranged by Shelley Hartmann of the Mineral County Economic Development Association.… [More…]

Local Students Helping Conduct Teacher Job Fair

  There is an extreme teacher shortage throughout the United States, creating a crisis. School districts everywhere are scrambling to fill crucial teaching positions, only to find an extreme shortfall of certified educators. The Nevada Department of Education website shows a public list of educational positions facing shortages which cover every grade and all subject… [More…]