Oscar Berry, Rocky Peters, Davonte Bonner,
Anthony Montoya and Tony Hewitt showed off two boats the constructed in Mineral
County High School Woodshop and Carpentry class.
Barley’s Sports Bar held a sandwich fundraiser
to help Chris Milks on his quest to Europe for “People to People”.
Mt. Grant Mat Rats traveled to Carson City for
the last folkstyle tournament. Treven Wachsmuth, Chance Kellison, Taylen
Wachmusth, Jr. Carman and Josh McKinney all placed.
20 Years Ago
The Mineral County High School Lady Serpents won
their seventh straight AAA zone basketball title by defeating the Yerington
Lions, 81-52. Members of the team were: Stephanie Belzer; Zee Boehlke; Cierra
Cammarata; Amanda Holland; Delicia Jernigan; Jessica Meier; Ashlee Orndorff;
Sidney Orndorff; Kimberli Scott; Amanda Stinson and Emily Wilson.
Over 400 adults and youth registered for the
annual President’s Day Weekend Fishing Derby sponsored by the Mineral County
Chamber of Commerce at Walker Lake. 121 boats were launched on Saturday from Sportsman’s
Beach with several others launched from other areas of the lake as it was a
fine day for fishing. On Sunday it was a different story, only 22 boats were
launched because the high winds prevailed. All in all it was a great derby.
30 Years Ago
Renaie Schuler, a senior at Mineral County High
School was selected to complete in the AEG Olympic Nationals Scholarship Typing
The 20 millionth ounce of silver was poured at
the Candelaria Mine.
New fire trucks were purchased for the fire departments
in Mina and Walker Lake.
40 Years Ago
A fish plant was made at Walker Lake by the
State Department of Wildlife assisted by volunteers from Hawthorne and the
Walker Lake community. A total of 1,500 pounds of cutthroat trout were obtained
from the Lahontan Fish Hatchery at Gardnerville and 2,000 pounds from the
federal hatchery at Lake Mead.
Hawthorne was tied with Yerington for first
place in conference standings after defeating Stewart 91 to 61 and Fernley 85
50 Years Ago
Vane Day, former Justice of the Peace in
Hawthorne and columnist for the Independent-News died at Mt. Grant General
Hospital at age 75.
The Serpents defeated Fallon 59-57 in an
exciting basketball game and also defeated Yerington 85-59 to end the regular
season in a tie for first place in the AA conference with Fallon.
60 Years Ago
The Mineral High Serpents won over the Yerington
Lions 64-56, but lost to the Manogue Miners 54-49.
Sons of the Golden West were featured in the El
Capitan lounge with the Hollywood Square Dancers to appear for one night only.
Uncle Vane Day said: “A friend who had reached a
ripe old age reminded to me the other day, “The principal objection to old age
is that there’s no future in it.” I can hardly sympathize with this sentiment.
While one finds company in himself, his friends and associates and in his
pursuits, he cannot feel old with no future, whatever his age may be.”
70 Years Ago
Former U.S. Senator Tasker L. Oddie died in San
Francisco at age 79. Oddie had served as governor of Nevada and had invested
heavily in mining property at Lucky Boy here at Hawthorne. He was the man
responsible for having Hawthorne sleeved as the site for the Naval Ammunition
Depot. Oddie’s bid for a third term was unsuccessful when he lost to Pat
McCaran in a close race in 1932 when Democrats enjoyed a “landslide” riding on
the coattails of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal”.
80 Years Ago
The county commissioners authorized Jack
Bretthauer to proceed with work of refinishing the walls and ceiling of the
upper story of the courthouse with stucco material to replace aging wallpaper
that was “disappearing little by little.”
County considered filing a lawsuit to collect
$535.94 from Wm. P. Neil Co. for rental of the county’s tractor to Neil Company
to use its contract work at the naval depot. County claimed that the contractor
used the tractor 171 ½ hours at agreed rental rate of $3.12 ½ an hour.
Interior of the high school gymnasium was lined
with plywood and composition board to provide more warmth in the building
during winter basketball season.
The California legislature adopted a resolution
urging Congress to appropriate funds to construct a highway connecting the
ammunition depot in Hawthorne with various locations in California.
The Luning Hotel, a landmark of the boom days of
that town, burned to the ground along with two other buildings in a night fire.
The hotel was built in 1915 by A. Frediana of Roseville, Calif., who still
owned the structure that had been leased to the Wells Cargo Trucking firm.
The MCHS Serpents defeated Dayton 37-15 to chalk
up another conference win. Mineral High and Dayton girls game ended in a 14-14
tie. (No overtime in girl’s games). The Serpents also won 36-19 a Fernley while
the MCHS girls downed the Fernley girls 24-12. The Hawthorne grade school also
won, 19-5, over the Fernley youngsters.
Shea & Beebe, road building contractors from
Los Angeles, took a sub-contract from the Wm. F. Neil Co. to build roads at the
naval depot where facilities were being added under Neil’s $1 million contract.
90 Years Ago
Three hundred men were employed by various
contractors engaged in the construction of the naval ammunition depot north of
Hawthorne. “Head count” was made from payroll records of various contractors.
James M. Fenwick, former office manager of the
Hawthorne News, was in charge of the business census in Mineral County, part of
the 1930 population census.
Mineral High boys defeated the Tonopah “Goofs”
and the MCHS girls defeated the Tonopah High girls.
Tonopah Mining Co. suspended operations
following defeat of the silver tariff measure by the U.S. Senate.
Harry Springer and associates won a long-standing
lawsuit over title to Brucite mining property north of Luning. Springer and
associates had been sued in district court in Tonopah.