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The Lovelock Mercantile Building. The back of the 1950s postcard says, “The largest department store in the State of Nevada, consisting of groceries, meats, hardware, furniture, dry goods, drug department and fountain. Best lunches served. Stop in for lunch and visit our entire store.”
The Lovelock Mercantile Building. The back of the 1950s postcard says, “The largest department store in the State of Nevada, consisting of groceries, meats, hardware, furniture, dry goods, drug department and fountain. Best lunches served. Stop in for lunch and visit our entire store.”
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:18 AM
The March 1907 Lovelock Tribune ran the story on the front page. 
Everyone envied the guy who bought a corner of Lovelock, sold it within days and pocketed two grand. Today we’d say Frank Tessler flipped a prime piece of real estate. But the March 1907 Tribune put it this way:
Mercantile Co to buy Pinniger Corner
  • It’s down-to-the-wire for the Battle Mountain High School Class of 2019, and senior students, their family and friends, and the Battle Mountain community and businesses have been working hard all year to raise money to purchase prizes for two celebrations, the Dessert Night and 50/50 Raffle on June 2, and the All Night Graduation Celebration on June 7.
    “The idea is to have a safe place for our kids to celebrate the accomplishment of graduating high school in a safe, sober environment,” said Dawn McClary, President of Sober Seniors 2019. “We do that by offering one heck of an alternative with a group of amazing parents who are organizing the festivities of the night.”
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  • The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in front of Ridley’s. 
    Representatives from the Winnemucca Police Dept., Humboldt General Hospital’s EMS & the Frontier Community Coalition of Winnemucca will join forces to participate in the event. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. 
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  • Colored powder exploded at seven different stations throughout northeast Winnemucca as racers took to the streets for the Sixth Annual Color the Mucc 3K/5K event on April 13. Two hundred thirty participants each received a color packet and those who wore white were quickly covered in a rainbow of bright hues. The race — a partnership between the Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce and Humboldt General Hospital — began at the Winnemucca Community Garden and ended at Vesco Park with the Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services annual “Party in the Park."

     
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  • Car racing is back on track for the eleventh season at Lovelock Speedway. The next races are set for April 27 at 11 a.m. with the final race of the season scheduled for Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The biggest races of the year are expected on Frontier Days weekend, Aug. 2-3.
    The schedule is subject to change, however. This year, the “Play Day” event scheduled for March 20 was cancelled due to rain that delayed work on the dirt track The track must be just right and work goes on throughout the season to maintain good traction, safety and dust control.
    Racers compete in a number of car classes including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Hobby Stock, Dwarfs, Modified Minis, Gen X, Northern Nevada Wing Sprints and 602 Crate Sprints. Four or more cars constitute a class according to www.lovelockspeedway.org.
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  • During the April 15 Humboldt County Commission meeting a group of farmers and ranchers raised concern about water availability on land that is to be subdivided into 14 parcels. 
    John Milton from Desert Mountain Surveying representing Finance All, LLC presented a Final Division of Land into Large Parcels Map showing the property located on Riata Road and one quarter mile east of Sierra Pass Road in the Silver State Valley.
    Frosty Tipton with T Quarter Ranches attended the meeting and spoke to the Humboldt County commissioners regarding their concerns during the public comment period. “We're out of water in that valley now.” Tipton said. “I've had to re-drill five wells and a sixth one is going to have to be re-drilled.”
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  • April is National County Government Month and each year since 1991 the National Association of Counties has encouraged counties across the country to elevate awareness of county responsibilities, programs and services they offer. This year’s theme is “Connecting the Unconnected,” and focuses on how counties deliver people-centered services to their residents.
    “It’s a shout out to the citizens to celebrate county government with us,” said Lander County Commissioner Patsy Waits. 
    Information from NACo states, “Counties serve nearly every American every day. Urban, suburban and rural — counties work with states, the federal government and other public and private sector partners to keep our communities healthy, safe and vibrant.”
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  • Rieko Shimbo unleashed a Japanese dragon at the community center on Saturday. 
    “But if it bites you it brings good luck,” she told the children in the audience as she threw on a disguise. The creature’s jaws snapped as it eyed the front row for a good chomp. A few kids got the jitters. 
    But within moments, the Montessori teacher from Tokyo, Japan, had every child out of their seats and drumming.
    Shimbo leads Tsurunokai, a drumming group she organized after emigrating to Reno in the mid-nineteen-nineties. On Saturday afternoon they performed at the community center.
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SPORTS

Ethan Rhodes (left) and Mike Brooks react to the score board while Tom Brooks hugs Ty Arnett and Dave McLean smiles after Pershing County beat Yerington 20-14 on Friday, in Lovelock. The win ended the Lions 29-game winning streak.
Ethan Rhodes (left) and Mike Brooks react to the score board while Tom Brooks hugs Ty Arnett and Dave McLean smiles after Pershing County beat Yerington 20-14 on Friday, in Lovelock. The win ended the Lions 29-game winning streak.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:00 AM
In football, every game matters. If the opposing team is inexperienced, that gives the more seasoned team a chance to experiment. Everybody gets off the bench. Players try different positions on for size. 
  • Every year the Carson City Invitational track meet attracts top high school athletes from all over Nevada and California.
    On Saturday, April 20, over 30 teams raced, leaped and threw under cloudy skies at Carson City High. Pershing County High School sent over a dozen competitors.
    “It’s the best competition of the year,” said coach Lance Condie. He and Dave McLean co-coach the track team.
    On the girls’ side, Presley Burrows and Kylee Fuller did the freshmen proud. Burrows raced in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes. She triple jumped over 13 feet and long jumped over 31-3.50.
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  • On Friday, April 19, the PCHS baseball team traveled to Ely to play the White Pine Bobcats. Pershing lost both games in five innings (11-1, 12-1)
    On Saturday, April 20, Pershing bounced back with a vengeance. The final game of the series lasted eight innings, and ended with Pershing down by one point (7-6). 
    “Game one and two did not play out so well, but game three was a real barn burner as the Mustangs fought back to take the lead only to lose in the eighth inning,” said Coach Will Barter. 
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  • The Lowry High School boys golf team went to the Ruby View Golf Course in Elko last Wednesday and came away with a third-place finish with a team score of 358. 
    Truckee shot 336 for the team win, well ahead of second-place South Tahoe (356).
    Elko (360) finished fourth, Fernley (373) was fifth, and Spring Creek (389) and Dayton (471) rounded out the scoring.
    "The course played tough today for the Buckaroos," said LHS coach Andrew Meyer. "It was not our best performance, but we snuck out with a third-place finish.”
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Announcements

  • Want to learn more about illegal drug use in schools? The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Parental Drug Education Program at Grass Valley Elementary School for parents on Wednesday, March 21 from 6 p.m. — 8 p.m.
  • The following animals were recently picked up by animal control. 
  • The following individuals were granted divorces recently by the Humboldt County Clerk: 
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  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Union Township Justice Court and the Sixth Judicial District Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information. When requested by the individual, N4N will post the person’s mug shot with their court disposition.
  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Lake Township Justice Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information.
  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office report. News4Nevada reports all incidents about which law-enforcement agencies release information. Charges or citations listed in the blotter do not imply guilt, which is determined in court. Mug shots are provided by law enforcement as part of the public record. Persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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