Author: Sheri Samson

School District Honors Retirees

The Mineral County School District recently honored two highly respected employees as they ended the 2018 school year moving into retirement. Principal Stephanie Kuehey and school board members were on hand as plaques of appreciation were given and an expression of thanks was applauded by audience members. Holly Qualls, a 22-year employee specializing in early educational speech therapy for the elementary students at Hawthorne Elementary School, was present to receive her acknowledgment. Kuehey publicly expressed her gratitude for “the many times she went above and beyond what was required to make a difference in student’s lives and in mine.”...

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MCHS Seniors Earn Scholarships

As the Mineral County High School seniors gathered for a night of reflection and scholarship awards, Reverend Rob Gibson from Oasis Assembly of God set the evening’s tone with positive opening remarks. By reminding each student that they have access to the connections that would lead them down the right path toward success, a tone of accomplishment was given to the students in attendance. Guided by MCHS counselor John Gavin, over 25 scholarship resources provided amounts which ranged from $100 to $1,000, with many sources giving out more than one award. Several organizations and companies provided representatives to personally...

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Rockets Promoted to Serpents

As the Rockets Eighth grade promotion began, Principal Jeff Wales explained the reason that two-sets of bleachers were decorated for the occasion. This future class of high school students were first seated on the Rocket bleachers in a sea of blue gowns, with the banner of blue and white decorating one side of the room. “As you can see, we have a Serpent on the other side of the room and this stands for the transition these students will be taking. As they physically move from once being a Rocket into the high school setting of becoming a Serpent,...

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Students Master Sewing Skills

The lost art of quilting was resurrected in the Mineral County High School’s Career and Technical classes. The class entitled “Clothing and Textiles”, had instructor, Sandra Jones, teaching various formats of practical living through pathways of career-orientated classroom instruction. This particular curriculum was part of a three-year program in which students learn a variety of basic living skills, while highlighting topics such as cooking, child development and other detailed accomplishments. “In this class, students learned about the actual sewing machine and related tools or attachments; stitching and cutting patterns; basic repairs as well as creating selected projects,” Jones explained....

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Isabella Pearl Mining Site

As honored guests followed an array of directional signage leading into the hills of Luning, at the foot of the Gabbs Valley Range, the Gold Resource Corporation (GRC) was prepared to present a groundbreaking ceremony for the Isabella Pearl mining site, which had been many years in the making. Guests included the GRC Chairman of the Board Bill Conrad and those from their board of directors. Attendees also included GRC Staff Members; Mineral County Commissioners Jerrie Tipton and Chris Hegg; local Mineral County Economic Development Association Board members; representatives from Ledcor Construction; local business owners and other various entities...

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