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Burns picks up wins over Nyssa, Ontario

The Hilander volleyball team added another non-conference win to their record on Thursday, Oct. 5, as they defeated Ontario 25-17, 25-21, and 25-10. Rachel Duhn and Allie Hueckman each had five kills to account for half of the team’s 20 kills. Jenna Garner added four kills and Parker Landon three. Burns played well defensively, coming…

Burns council considers transportation fee

Jeremy Green, legal counsel for the city of Burns, attended the city council meeting Wednesday, Sept. 27, to review the proposed transportation fee being considered by the council. Green explained that the city had a street evaluation performed earlier this year, and the report concluded that the city’s street system is failing. The report recommended…

Klus takes first at Outback Invitational

Emmett Klus of Burns won the individual title to lead the Hilanders to a first-place finish at the Outback Invitational held at North Lake High School Friday, Sept. 29. Klus finished the 5K course in a time of 17:56.00 to outdistance all other competitors. JP Friedrichsen placed fourth (19:22.70), Ryan Robles fifth (19:24.20), Chris Boyd…

Council discusses encroachment on Burns’ streets

A number of Burns residents attended the Burns City Council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13, requesting that the council vacate a portion of North Hemlock Avenue. Susan Ohlund, who lives on North Gordonia, told the council there is currently an electric pole, a shed, trees, and a portion of a house that are actually located…

Burns takes Lakeview tournament title

  The Burns volleyball team returned home from the Lakeview Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 16, with the championship trophy in hand. In pool play, the Hilanders opened with a 25-17, 25-8 win over Burney, Calif. The Hilanders recorded 25 kills in the match, led by Jenna Garner with seven. Parker Landon and Rachel Duhn each…

Hilanders host 8-team tournament

The Burns volleyball team hosted the Burns Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 9, and when all the matches were completed, it was the Nampa Christian Lions (Nampa, Idaho) holding the championship trophy. The Hilanders opened pool play with a 25-19, 25-16 win over Ontario. Burns then defeated Bonanza 25-16, 25-14, and knocked off Adrian 25-23, 25-7….

Gregory Smith and Company LLC providing county’s economic development services

After being hired by the Harney County Court to provide economic development services, Gregory Smith and Company LLC of Heppner began its efforts by concentrating on building a foundation of information and developing lines of communication with local businesses, as well as state and federal agencies. Smith and his team took over the office on…

Outlaws hold off Hilanders 32-24

Sisters’ Korbin Sharp intercepted a pass inside the 5-yard line with 15 seconds left in the game to preserve a season-opening 32-24 victory over Burns on Friday, Sept. 1, at Corbett Memorial Field. The Outlaws trailed 12-6 at halftime, and then outscored Burns 26-12 in the second half for the win. After stopping Burns on…

Burns proposes fee to raise revenue for streets

As the streets in Burns continue to deteriorate, the Burns City Council agreed to move ahead with the adoption and implementation of a transportation utility fee to generate revenue for street maintenance and repair. At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 23, the council voted to move forward with a proposal of $5 per month,…

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