Multiple cases of whooping cough confirmed in county

As of April 19, there are three confirmed positive cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in Harney County. Harney County Public Health continues to work with local school districts, physicians, and the community to identify and notify students and residents who have possibly been exposed. If you or your child have been around someone with pertussis,…

Franklin retiring from position as treasurer

During the regular meeting of the Harney County Court on April 19, Harney County Treasurer Nellie Franklin announced that she is retiring July 1, and her last working day will be June 30. Franklin has served in her position since 1991. The position will be advertised, and a committee will be formed to appoint an…

Hilanders softball logs two league wins

  The Burns softball team opened up league play with a pair of wins over Elgin/Imbler on Friday, April 21, at Burns High School. The Hilanders pounded out 19 hits in the opening 23-5 victory over the Huskies, and then completed the sweep with a 12-10 win. In the first game, Ally Sutcliffe and Fawntana…

Roy “Keith” Boggs 1939 – 2017

  Roy “Keith” Boggs passed away April 19. He was  born June 16, 1939, in Ontario to Roy K. and Reta (Robe) Boggs. He attended New Plymouth, Idaho high school, graduating in 1957. After school, he joined the Oregon Army National Guard as an artilleryman and attended Chemeketa Community College, earning an associates of science…

Death notice — Earl Tiller

Earl Tiller, 91, passed away suddenly April 23, 2017, at Harney District Hospital.  Funeral services are pending for Saturday, May 6. Please visit http://www.lafolletteschapel.com for more information.

Gov. Brown visits Harney County

  Governor Kate Brown was in Harney County Wednesday, April 12, and had the chance to visit with a local rancher, students, residents, business people, the Burns Paiute Tribe, local officials, hospital personnel, and others during the day. One of the governor’s stops was the Harney County Positive Youth Initiative meeting at the Community Center….

Oard’s Gallery: Serving Harney County for 135 years, three generations

  If you travel east from Burns on Highway 20, you’re bound to discover Oard’s Gallery in Buchanan. “We’re the center of the action,” owner Sheila Oard said, explaining that the gallery is located 23 miles from Burns, 22 miles from Drewsey, and 18 miles from Crane. In addition to art and jewelery, the broad-based…

BHS and CUHS host home track meets

by Randy Parks and Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Burns track teams not only hosted the Burns Lions/Arlie Oster Memorial Track Meet on Saturday, April 15, they also won both the girls and boys team titles. The Burns girls claimed the top spot with 177 points. Grant Union was second with 154 points, followed by…

Louis Dale Hoke 1932-2017

  Louis Dale Hoke, 84, passed away April 11. Louis was born June 13, 1932, in Borger, Texas. Louis was the first of eight children born to Clyde and Olive Hoke. When he was  six months old, the family returned to Nebraska, where both his parents were born. In 1937, when he was 6 years…

Burns continues spring cleaning

  With the spring weather upon us, the city of Burns is continuing its effort to get residents to clean up their properties. The city will have several dumpsters placed around town May 12-14 to encourage property clean up. The dumpsters are for tree limbs, brush, and yard debris. C&B Sanitary will have the dump…

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