Serpents Remain Perfect in Conference After Pair of Wins

The Mineral County High boys basketball team won both its games last weekend and finished the first half of conference play at 7-0. The first win was Friday night as the boys overpowered Smith Valley, 78-46. After a slow start, 13-11, the Serpents ran past the Bulldogs 26-10 in the second quarter to take a… [More…]

Wrestling Program Returns to MCHS

Over 32 years has passed since the Mineral County High School wrestling team took to a mat, but after three years of discussion and planning it has now emerged with a first year participation of three coaches and five wrestlers. John Gavin, the Mineral County High School counselor, was himself a wrestler through the 1980’s… [More…]

Serpents Win Pair of League Contests

The Mineral County High boys basketball team coasted to wins over the weekend. On Friday, the Serpents traveled to Carson City to play Sierra Lutheran. The Mineral County boys led 49-29 at the end of the third period and cruised to a 65-46 victory. Andre Davis was the high scorer with 16 points. Taylen Wachsmuth… [More…]

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Abandoned Green House Revitalized by Local Special Education Students

Behind the school administration department which is located in the Arlo Funk building, an abandoned green house sat with tumble weeds blown against its structure. Wild plants had taken root as well and were growing everywhere within the breeze way. When the Special Education instructor, Mike Harris, happened upon it, he saw an opportunity for… [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…]

Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • Mike and Jessie Thomas grew a 60 pound pumpkin at their home in Hawthorne. The couple grow many pumpkins and give to friends. • A temporary closure of the Esmeralda Mine near Aurora was in effect until further evaluation. 20 Years Ago • On Sept. 29, 1994 the ownership of the… [More…]

School building getting energy upgrade

The improvements in the Mineral County School District energy savings didn’t stop with the solar project. The green vocational building in the back of the high school is next for some sprucing up. “The building now has propane forced-air heat and electric air conditioning units on the roof – it’s too expensive,” Chris Schultz, Mineral… [More…]

8th grade grads get assistance from SOC

  Recently, the seventh and eighth grade students at Mineral County High School were informed they were not going to have a graduation ceremony since they are now located in the High School and that the sixth graders would be promoted instead.  Not having an eighth grade graduation and knowing what the potential impact on… [More…]

Cards of Thanks: Sept. 19, 2013

Thank you, The Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2313 would like to thank everyone for their support during the 4th Annual Kick-in for Cancer event. The event began with a 5K walk/run with 27 participants. Each participant received a ticket at the beginning for a drawing which was held after the event.… [More…]