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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
  • What is today’s Civil Air Patrol
    In 2019, when asked, “What is Civil Air Patrol?” 
    The answer goes all the way back to WWII and a response about small airplanes hunting submarines off our coastlines.
    While that is a proud feature of the founding history, those pilots and crews would be astounded at what Civil Air Patrol is doing today.
    Today’s all-volunteer Auxiliary of the United States Air Force owns the largest fleet of single-engine aircraft in the nation, over 500.  
    In 2018, Civil Air Patrol youth and adult members contributed $187 million in man-hours to accomplish its missions in emergency services, aerospace education, and youth development.
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  • Man sent to prison on DUI involving death
    Evan David Barto, a 33-year-old resident of Winnemucca will serve a 4-10 year prison sentence for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor resulting in an auto accident that took the life of 28-year-old Andrew Byington in November 2016. 
    Barto and his legal counsel asked the court for the minimum sentence of two years in prison at a sentencing hearing Tuesday. 
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  • “Songbird: Telling the Paiute Story”
    The California Trail Interpretive Center and Nevada Humanities will present a Humanities on the Road evening program, “Songbird:  Telling the Paiute Story.”
    The program will take place on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.
    Christina Thomas, a woman of Paiute, Shoshone, and Hopi descent, will share her rich knowledge and insight into her people’s heritage.
    Thomas will explore the performing arts of traditional singing, drumming and dancing. She will provide lessons in the Paiute language and tell traditional stories, and will share knowledge of traditional foods and plants.
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MORE LOCAL STORIES

  • Humboldt County Commission meets Monday Continue this story
  • The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) will begin publishing all public notices from the Division on its website beginning Aug. 28.
    The Division has a number of departments that monitor environment such as air and water quality, and waste management.
    To sign up for future notices visit the website at www.ndep.nvgov/posts or call 775-687-4679.
    The Division’s move is part of a larger trend that critics say could harm the ability of citizens to stay informed about government and business activities, and for the press to perform its duty to the public.
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  • School officially starts in Humboldt County Aug. 26, and for parents like Josie Campbell there’s nothing like waiting until the last minute to shop for school supplies.
    “It isn’t going to matter one bit how long I wait to buy supplies,” Campbell says, “I’m going to spend more on them.” Her two children, Travis and Kylie, will join 56.6 million other students in classrooms across the country, lugging backpacks full of the requisite supplies. 
    According to the National Retail Federation 2019 survey, families with children in elementary school through high school plan to spend an average $696.70.
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  • May 2019 consolidated tax (CTX) numbers were up compared to those from 2018. Statewide, taxable sales were up 7.7% year-over-year, at $5,832,793. Continue this story
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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. 
  •  The Ladies Golf Club held the Pro’s Posse Golf Tournament at the Winnemucca Municipal Golf Course on Tuesday. 
    In the first flight Linda Dufurrena shot a 70 to win the low gross title.
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  • The University of Nevada athletics department has partnered with Nevada Sports Net to produce an inside look at the Wolf Pack football program as the team prepares for its most highly anticipated season in years.
     NSN is producing an exclusive training camp show titled "Nevada Grit: Wolf Pack Training Camp" that will document the team's preparation for the 2019 season. 
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  • Strike Zone Pro Shop out of Reno won the annual Winners Inn Shootout held Aug. 9-11 at Spare Time Bowl. 
    Winners Inn provided $3,800 in prize money and the tournament featured nearly 110 bowlers, including 98 from out of town.
    Strike Zone Pro Shop won the top prize of $3,000 and team members included Charlie Washburn, Denny Mandpat and Dan Allen.
    Poker 411 (Thee Saelim, Eric Engels, Jason Dousharm) finished second and earned $2,500. MDJ (Matt Putzer, Jared Painter, Danny Dunbar) placed third and won $2,000.
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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 Police Blotter are compiled from public information contained in Winnemucca Police Department reports. 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.
  • 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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