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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…

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….

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…

Christmas time is here, and there are plenty of holly, jolly activities planned throughout Harney County to help you celebrate the season. Get into the spirit by marking your calenders for the following festivities: Thursday, Nov. 30 • Holiday concert by the Burns High School (BHS)band at 7 p.m. in the BHS cafeteria. Friday, Dec….

John Pierre Ebar Sr. 1938-2017

  John Pierre Ebar Sr. passed away Nov. 21. John was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Burns to John and Josephine (Laucirica) Ebar. John spent his entire  life in Burns. He attended Burns schools and graduated from Burns Union High School in 1957. After high school, he attended Oregon State University for one year, and…

Clara L. (Parmele) Cannon 1929-2017

  Clara L. (Parmele) Cannon passed away Nov. 10 at her home in Bend, with family at her side. Clara was born in Taft Dec 3, 1929, to F. G. and Ruby Parmele. Even though she lived many years in Eastern and Central Oregon, her love for the ocean remained constant. After graduating from Burns…

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