Court receives update from Juvenile Department

Lori Cheek and Brooke Nyman attended the Dec. 6 regular meeting of the Harney County Court to provide an update regarding the Harney County Juvenile Department. Cheek began by providing the court with statistics. “These are stats from our caseload involving DHS [the Department of Human Services],” she explained. Cheek reported that there are currently…

Meet the new fair manager

After making the move to Harney County from Walla Walla, Wash., Jordon Bennett said he’s “ready to get going” in his new position as Harney County Fair manager. Bennett was named the new fair manager at the fair board meeting on Nov. 14, and was to begin work on Monday, Dec. 11. Bennett replaces Rick…

Crane hoopsters take on Grant Union, travel to La Grande

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Crane Mustangs girls basketball squad took on the Grant Union Prospectors on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Prospectors won the game, 45-26. Grant Union jumped to an early lead in the first quarter and never let the Mustangs gain the upper hand. At the end of the first quarter, the…

Gordon Dow Wilson 1928-2017

Gordon Dow Wilson passed away Nov. 21. He was a cherished and respected gentleman. Gordon was born April 24, 1928, in Woodburn to L. Dow Wilson and Gladys Wilson. He graduated from Grant Union High School in John Day, and the University of Oregon. He married Joyce Dies Aug. 19, 1951. They were blessed with…

Dwight Kimsey Mims 1936-2017

Dwight Kimsey Mims, 81, passed away Nov. 21, at a hospital in Meridian, Idaho. Dwight was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Ted, Smith County, Miss., to Roy Otis Mims Sr. and Lena Susie (Chisholm) Mims. Dwight’s middle name came from a Mr. Kimsey who was a close friend and neighbor of his parents when they…

Death notice — Wesley Baisley

Wesley Baisley, 88, of Baker City, and formerly of Burns, passed away Dec. 4 at his residence in Beehive Homes in Baker City. A service will be held in Burns at a later date.  Memorial Contributions may be made in honor of Wesley to Boys Town through Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500…

Grocery Outlet is open and ready to serve the community

  The new Grocery Outlet in Hines is open and ready to serve the community, and owners and operators Tyler and Karen Colley said they’re right where they want to be. After growing up in the Medford area, Tyler moved to Portland in 2010 and got a job with a Food 4 Less grocery store….

Burns, Crane grapplers open season at Woodfin-Robinson Tournament

  The Burns and Crane wrestling teams began the 2017-18 season by competing in the Woodfin-Robinson Duals on Friday, Dec. 1, at Burns High School. Baker/Powder Valley took home the team trophy after winning all of their duals. Burns placed second, wining four of five duals. The Mustangs, hampered by injuries, were down to just…

Hilton “Pete” Grisel 1938 – 2017 

Hilton “Pete” Grisel passed away Dec. 1, with family close by his side. Pete was born July 19, 1938. Pete and his three brothers grew up tough in the wilds of Southeastern Oregon, near Lakeview. This led to a self-sufficient man who could make or fix anything with bailing wire and a cigarette. He was…

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