Churchill County, NV

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Food Hub services wide area of western Nevada

Kelli Kelly, the executive director of the Fallon Food Hub, is passionate about her role in making people healthy and aware of the produce Churchill County offers to this part of Nevada. When she speaks at organizations about the Fallon Food Hub, Kelly climbs on her soapbox regularly to tell...
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County announces additional services at Life Center

As Churchill County seeks to increase service offerings for seniors in the community, Bus Scharmann has started as the county’s interim manager for the Pennington Life Center. He spent his first morning meeting with Senior Coalition Board members and staff discussing the transition of services and jobs to the county.
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Lyon County man drowns at Lahontan Reservoir

SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. (KRNV) — A Lyon County man is dead after drowning in Lahontan Reservoir on Thursday afternoon. The Churchill County Sheriff's Office received a call just after 4 p.m. on June 17 about a man who was drowning. The caller said the man had been swimming to shore from a raft they had been floating on some distance from shore when he began struggling to swim and went under water several times.
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Lyon County Man Drowns At Lahontan State Park, Deputies Say

A 30-year-old Lyon County man drowned at Lahontan State Park Thursday afternoon, authorities say. Churchill County deputies say a caller told them they were at Lahontan State Park on beach 30 and her best friend’s boyfriend was drowning. The caller reported that he had been swimming to shore from a...
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Commissioners approve COVID vaccination incentive plan

County Manager Jim Barbee said there’s a push for the state and federal government to increase the percentage of people receiving the COVID vaccination. Barbee said the county will share the $20,000 cost with the city and with matching funds from the COVID relief dollars. Barbee said the Churchill County...
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Churchill County vaccination, testing schedule for June 16-18

Churchill County’s COVID vaccine and testing dates for this week are limited due to staffing constraints, vaccines and testing are limited this week. Those 18 and older may receive the free Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen vaccine and those ages 12-17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine. Wednesday — Testing and rapid...
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Former Commissioner Calls Senior Center Restructure Plan a “Coup”

In a special meeting on Thursday, Churchill County Commissioners agreed unanimously to a restructuring plan for the services offered to senior citizens in Churchill County making the county the overseeing agency for senior services and the William Pennington Life Center facility. Historically, the Coalition for Seniors, a non-profit organization established...
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Honors School valedictorians challenge themselves

Honors School valedictorians Vera Vaz and McKay Winder delivered their speeches at Friday’s graduation for Churchill County High School. Vaz said her father made an impact in her life. The late Dr. Apollo Vaz, who died in 2017, was a physician at Banner Churchill Community Hospital as well as at many other hospitals and clinics.
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Churchill County vaccination, testing schedule for June 7-11

A man receives his COVID vaccination at the Churchill County Public Health drive-through site. Those 18 and older may receive the free Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen vaccine and those ages 12-17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine. Through June 11 (vaccine and testing schedule):. Wednesday, June 9: testing and rapid testing...
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Johns Found Guilty Sentenced to 33 Years

Information provided by the Churchill County District Attorney’s Office. On April 16, 2020, Casey Alan Johns, while armed with a knife, forcibly kicked in the door to the unoccupied room at the Budget Inn. After leaving that hotel room, Johns found his way to another random room with an open door. That room was occupied by an adult male and an adult female, who never saw Johns before this day. The male victim noticed Johns walk towards their room and tried to shut the door. However, Johns entered their room before it could be shut. The male victim tried to protect his female friend by blocking Johns from further entering the room and holding his hands up with his palms out. Johns used his knife and slashed the male victim’s right hand, which caused a deep cut that went across his entire palm, cutting an artery and resulting in nerve damage.

139 Jump Start students graduate from WNC

One of Western Nevada College’s largest Jump Start commencement classes to date celebrated the feat of earning their college degree before completing their high school education last week. WNC honored its 2021 Jump Start graduating class of 139 students representing Carson, Churchill County, Dayton, Douglas, Fernley, Mineral County, Pioneer, Silver...
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Churchill County’s COVID testing program now incentivized

Churchill County’s COVID testing program is now incentivized by offering $20 Walmart gift cards on a weekly basis to Churchill County residents who have not been vaccinated, have not tested positive in the last 90 days and who volunteer to be tested. Upcoming testing dates are as follows:. Monday, June...
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Commissioners meet Thursday

Churchill County Commissioners meet Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. This meeting will also be conducted on Zoom. Accessing the meeting. Join Zoom Meeting. by your location. +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Live Webcasting:. These meetings...
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Obituary – Karl Weishaupt

Lifelong resident of Stillwater, Nevada, Karl Weishaupt passed away at his home on May 30, 2021. Karl was born at home on July 18, 1924, to Albert and Addie Weishaupt. He attended Stillwater School until 8th grade and then went to and graduated from Churchill County High School. He spent his life on the ranch except for the time he served his country. During WWII he was in the Army serving in the American and European Theater and in the Battle of the Bulge.