Harney County veteran attends Saratoga WarHorse program

  “I don’t know how to tell you, but there is something different in me now.” Those were the words Paul Hyland, a Korean War veteran, spoke when describing his trip to Aiken, S.C., to attend the Saratoga WarHorse program. Saratoga WarHorse, a nonprofit foundation based in New York, assists veterans from around the nation…

Court continues conversation concerning Eastern Oregon’s representation on LCDC

  Joan Armstead and Cheryl Smith attended the regular meeting of the Harney County Court on Sept. 21, to discuss representation on the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) for counties east of the Cascades. The LCDC is the seven-member volunteer citizen board that guides the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. In addition…

Mustangs gallop past Antelopes 52-6 in league contest

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald After Jay Jay Balowski ran back the opening kickoff for an 85-yard touchdown, and David Steeves ran in the two-point conversion, the Mustangs never looked back in their 52-6 win over the Adrian Antelopes. On their first possession, Roberto Ramirez was forced to punt the ball after a tackle by…

Tracy Dawn Hill 1959-2016

  Tracy Dawn Hill passed away Sept. 17 at Oregon Health & Science University hospital after a long battle with cancer, with her spouse and son at her side. Tracy Dawn May was born Feb. 17, 1959, to Ruth Lavon and Francis Emmet May in Montrose, Colo. Tracy and Shaun moved to Harney County in…

Marica Kim Hoodie 1961-2016

  Marica Kim Hoodie, 55, passed away Aug. 16 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, surrounded by family members. Marica was born Aug. 3, 1961, in Burns to Belle (Capps-Teton) and Wallace Hoodie. She was raised in Burns and attended schools in the Burns-Hines community. She was a member of the Burns Paiute Indian…

Cheryl Callaway 1951-2016

  Cheryl Callaway passed away Sept. 22 in Boise, Idaho, with family and friends by her side after a very courageous battle with cancer. Cheryl was born Sept. 19, 1951, to Ray and Luella Turley. She attended school in Burns and graduated in 1969. Then moved to Ontario to attend college. She moved back to…

Michael A. Corson 1953-2016

  Michael A. Corson passed away Sept. 20 at Chehalem Health and Rehab Center in Newberg, with his loving family by his side. Michael (Mike) was born Feb. 9, 1953, in Seattle Wash., to Richard (Dick) and Lovetta Corson. The Corson family moved to Burns in 1962, and he graduated from Burns Union High School…

A new look for the Silver Creek Cemetery

A little history about the Silver Creek Cemetery. It is a historical cemetery, and people buried there include a Civil War veteran, people involved in the water war on Wagontire Mountain, the first Harney County judge (Thomas Jefferson Shields) and members of his family, along with others who homesteaded in the valley. The land the…

Court discusses Penny Lane

Cheek provides update on juvenile department Gregg Hayes, general manager of Thornfeldt Land and Cattle, attended the Sept. 7 meeting of the Harney County Court to discuss a road issue regarding Penny Lane, which is located between Highway 20 and Highway 78. Thornfeldt Land and Cattle would like to gravel the road and requested that…

Crane volleyball dominates weekend

The Crane volleyball team defeated McDermitt, Nev., in three sets on Saturday, Sept. 17. The Mustangs won 25-12, 25-5, and 25-9, to raise their season record to 5-3. ••• On Friday, Sept. 16, the Crane volleyball team claimed the top spot in the Powder Valley Tournament. The Mustangs opened up the tournament with a 25-6,…

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