12th Annual Ladies Luncheon set for May 7 at Churchill County Museum

Churchill County Museum will hold its 12th Annual Ladies Luncheon this year on Sunday, May 7, beginning at 1 p.m. The theme is The Grey, The Blue…The Women: Women Soldiers of the Civil War. Speaker Jennie Mader will provide an interesting narrative of the military role which women secretly assumed in order to serve their… [More…]

RSVP program sustains funding

Susan C. Hass, Executive Director and CEO for Nevada RSVP reported to Gay Ann Williams, local RSVP Representative that Mineral County Commissioners will maintain their funding contribution of nearly $9000 for local programs. RSVP’s mission is to help frail, homebound, and low-income seniors remain independent by providing high-quality programs which allow them to stay in… [More…]

Mineral County special education teacher arrested on drug charges

A Mineral County School District teacher is in jail after a traffic stop was conducted on April 9. A 2007 Nissan hatchback, registered to Michael Harris of Mineral County, was involved in a traffic stop after the vehicle left Hawthorne towards Walker Lake. The female passenger of the Nissan, Sherry Treagresser, was removed. While speaking… [More…]

Elks Election

Courtesy photo Hawthorne Elks Lodge 1704 held their annual election of officers installation on Sunday, April 2. Serving as exaulted ruler once more is Ken Wofford. He is joined by Loyal Knight Thomas Gallegos; Lecturing Knight Ben Miller; Chaplin Henry Whitaker; Esquire Kathy DeVall; Interguard Robert DeVall; Leading Knight Ken Carrothers; Tiler Christina Philhower and… [More…]

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…]

Local 4-H students attend national conference in D.C.

Mineral County High School seniors Kylie Berginnis and Brooke Sasser were recently selected to attend the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 25-30. As part of the newly established Mineral County Community/Leadership 4-H club, Berginnis and Sasser took part in putting together briefings and roundtable discussions on important social and economic issues that… [More…]

More support for I-11 through Mineral County

Members of Mineral County communities traveled to Carson City on Thursday, March 30 to support Nevada Assemblymen as they urge the U.S. Congress to support and ensure that Intermountain West Corridor (I-11) does not bypass Mineral County. Supported by Ira Hansen, John C. Ellison and Richard McArthur, the assembly joint resolution explained the creation of… [More…]

Five Hawthorne businesses cited for underage alcohol sales

Mineral County Sheriff’s Office conducted an alcohol identification compliance check in the Hawthorne area of Mineral County. The check was completed on March 23 with help from Deputies Jeff Peebles and Julie Redmond of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and three minor volunteers. The group went to 15 Hawthorne locations. Employees at six of the… [More…]