Celebration of life — Cody Shaun Hodges

A celebration of life for Cody Shaun Hodges, son of John and Christine Hodges of Fields, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Burns Elks Lodge. Let’s take a moment to share in prayer and bring your fondest memories to honor the special times you spent with Cody. In lieu of…

Memorial service — Betty L. Sitz

A memorial service for longtime Drewsey rancher Betty L. Sitz will be held at the Sitz Ranch near Drewsey, at 1 p.m. PDT Saturday, June 24. Follow the posted signs from either the Drewsey or Pine Creek junctions off Highway 20 to the Sitz Ranch. There will be a potluck meal following the service. The…

Robert E. Harper 1930-2017

Robert E. Harper passed away unexpectedly June 1. Bob was born March 22, 1930, in Jonesboro, Ark. His family moved to Canby in 1941, where he graduated from Canby Union High School. Bob met his wife, Norma Schoen, in high school, and they married on Jan.11, 1952, when Bob was home on leave from the…

Larry Allen Dunn 1934-2017

  Lifetime Harney County resident, Larry Allen Dunn, 82, passed away on June 10, with family at his side. His overall health had been gradually failing due to a worsening diabetes condition that he lived with in his later years. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Pioneer Presbyterian…

Celebration of life — Michael A. Corson

A celebration of life for Michael A. Corson, who passed away Sept. 20, 2016, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Harney County Community Center, 484 N. Broadway in Burns. Refreshments will be served.

Folks asked to avoid vegetation overgrowth

The city of Burns Nuisance Vegetation Ordinance is designed to minimize fire and health hazards by controlling flammable vegetation. Overgrown vegetation can create fire and traffic hazards and is a violation of nuisance ordinances in the Burns City Code. The city of Burns will take action to make sure that overgrown grass and weeds and…

Drug peddler sentenced to 60 months

On May 30, 2017, Clayton W. Marsh was sentenced to 60 months following a two-day trial. The sentence stems from two investigations spearheaded by Sergeant Lucas McLain of the Harney County Sheriff’s Office. In August of 2015, a concerned citizen contacted the Harney County Sheriff’s Office regarding a message received via Facebook from Marsh. Marsh…

Hilander sports camps set

Hilander Football Camp for students entering grades 3-12 this fall is coming up. The camp for grades 3-6 will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 3, and the camp for grades 7-12 will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7-10 at the practice field inside the Burns High…

Cody Shaun Hodges 1979 – 2017

Cody Shaun Hodges  passed away May 29 in an automobile accident in Lynden, Wash., at the age of 37. He was born June 2, 1979, in Bend, to John and Christine (McCulloch) Hodges. Cody grew up with his half sister, Becky, in the small town of Burns as a carefree child who loved to explore,…

Lois May (Fancher) Stoddart 1925-2017

Longtime Harney and Malheur county resident, Lois May (Fancher) Stoddart, 91, passed away peacefully May 22 at home on the ranch in Burns. Lois was born Aug. 8, 1925, to Earle C. and Maybelle Neumann Fancher. She grew up in the San Jose, Calif., area. She spent her formative years in San Jose and at…

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