Another Media Attack on Christianity


Simply bad timing? Not on your life. On the eve of Easter Sunday no less, CBS News' "48-Hours," decided to air a show attacking credibility of the Joyce Meyer Ministries. In the story called, "Writing on the Wall," the head of security for the ministry killed is wife and two children and was found guilty and  sentenced … Continue reading Another Media Attack on Christianity

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Lance Corporal William T. Wild IV, USMC


Lance Corporal William T. Wild IV, 21 of Anne Arundel, Maryland, died on March 19th. He and six other Marines were killed during a training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot, in Nevada. William, known as Taylor, had joined the Marines in October of 2010 and had been deployed once to Kuwait and twice to Afghanistan. He was assigned … Continue reading Lance Corporal William T. Wild IV, USMC

Lance Corporal Mason J. Vanderwork, USMC


Lance Corporal Mason J. Vanderwork, 21 of Hickory, North Carolina, died on March 19th. He and six other Marines were killed during a at Hawthorne Army Depot, in Nevada. Mason joined the Marines in June of 2010 and served overseas twice. Vanderwork was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, … Continue reading Lance Corporal Mason J. Vanderwork, USMC

Lance Corporal Joshua C. Taylor, USMC


Lance Corporal Joshua C. Taylor, 21 of Marietta, Ohio, died on March 19th. He and six other Marines were killed during a training accident at Hawthorne Army Depot, in Nevada. Joshua joined the Marines in June of 2010. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. His … Continue reading Lance Corporal Joshua C. Taylor, USMC

Lance Corporal Roger W. Muchnick Jr., USMC


Lance Corporal Roger W. Muchnick Jr., 23 of Fairfield, Connecticut, died on March 19th. He and six other Marines were killed during a at Hawthorne Army Depot, in Nevada. Roger joined the Marines in June of 2010, he had served two tours in Afghanistan, and was considering going to college. Muchnick was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th … Continue reading Lance Corporal Roger W. Muchnick Jr., USMC

Private First Class Joshua M. Martino, USMC


Private First Class Joshua M. Martino, 19 of Clearfield, Pennsylvana, died March 19th. He and six other Marines were killed during a training accident at Hawthorne Army Depot, in Nevada. Joshua had joined the Marines in July of 2012 and was set to marry his fiancee. Martino was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, … Continue reading Private First Class Joshua M. Martino, USMC

Hawthorne Army Depot: A Brief History


“The evening of March 18th, 2013, will forever be remembered as a moment of profound tragedy in Mineral County,” District Attorney Sean Rowe told those gathered for a memorial service. “You have given meaning to the phrase, ‘America’s Patriotic Home.’“ Hawthorne has held an important place in American military history since World War II when it … Continue reading Hawthorne Army Depot: A Brief History

Seven Marines Die in Hawthorne Explosion


The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is conducting the probe into a fatal training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. The investigation has been ongoing since a 60mm mortar shell exploded in its tube Monday night during training, killing seven Marines and wounding eight more. Investigators are working to learn exactly how the Marines … Continue reading Seven Marines Die in Hawthorne Explosion

The Great Lava Bed Wars: Leading Up to the War


The first known explorers from the United States to come through Modoc country were John Charles Fremont together with Kit Carson in 1843. In the early evening of May 9th, 1846, Fremont received a message brought to him by Lieutenant Archibald Gillespie, from President James Polk about a possible war with Mexico. Reviewing the messages, Fremont neglected the … Continue reading The Great Lava Bed Wars: Leading Up to the War

FOX Exec’s Disappearance Now Called Murder


FOX Executive from Los Angeles, Gavin Smith has been missing since May 1st, 2012 and his brother Greg Smith lives in Reno and sister, Tara Smith Addeo lives in Minden. The family of the 57-year-old exec and former UCLA basketball player has offered a $20,000 reward for information about his whereabouts. Investigators say Smith had … Continue reading FOX Exec’s Disappearance Now Called Murder

The Bandit of Ballarat


As quietly as possible, officers encircled the man they tracked over the last year. They could see his make shift camp site as they approached. “Gun!” one of the officers shouted. Another yelled, “Police! We have you surrounded!” Seconds later, the single report of a gunshot echoed over the rock-strewn landscape. The chase had concluded … Continue reading The Bandit of Ballarat

“Big Bill” Blanchfield


"Big Bill," was born in Ireland and served as a pilot in Great Britain's Royal Flying Corps during World War I. By 1918, William Blanchfield was a pilot with the U.S. Air Mail Service, having immigrated and applied for U.S. citizenship. In 1921, Blanchfield was assigned the Reno-Elko run.  The Nevada State Journal describes one of his flights: "During … Continue reading “Big Bill” Blanchfield

The Mystery of Pumpernickel Valley Exit


“I’ll never drive at night again,” 86-year-old Patrick Carnes is heard telling the Nevada Highway Patrol trooper who pulled him over after he passed by too close to him as he stood by a tractor-trailer he had stopped. “I'm only following him because he's going to Elko,” the elderly man is also heard to say. He … Continue reading The Mystery of Pumpernickel Valley Exit