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Cinco pageant winners

Several Sunnyside girls traveled to Kennewick this past Sunday to compete in the Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant held at the Clover Island Inn.

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Airport board continues to examine city ordinance draft

Not wanting to make the city ordinance too restrictive while protecting the city from potential liability, the Sunnyside Municipal Airport Advisory Board continued its examination of Title 14, a proposed city ordinance governing the airport management during its meeting held last night, Tuesday.

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Burnes closes out career with Granger

After exactly 30 years on the job as one of the Yakima Valley’s most innovative directors of public works, Jack Burnes of Granger has retired.

Report of shots fired unfounded

Mabton police were called to the 300 block of Fifth Avenue several times last Sunday afternoon after residents reported hearing shots fired.

Bicycle stolen

Yakima County Sheriff deputies are investigating a bicycle theft reported yesterday morning (Tuesday) in the 800 block of Pleasant Avenue near Grandview.

Police warn of internet fraud

Police in Grandview are investigating a case of fraud reported yesterday (Tuesday) that involved the purchase of a vehicle through the internet.

Shoe theft reported

A citizen reported the theft of expensive shoes to Sunnyside police early this morning, Wednesday. Officers are investigating the incident.

Auditors find private data on surplus state computers

Sensitive information that could easily be used for identity theft was discovered on computers set to be sold as surplus by state organizations in Washington, including the Department of Health and the Department of Labor & Industries.

Relay for Life to offer special Zumba party

A special Zumba party fundraiser for the Lower Valley Relay for Life is planned for next Tuesday, April 22, in Grandview.

Nursing assistant disciplined by state health department

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions against Elizabeth Hernandez Aldana, a nursing assistant in Yakima County.

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Officials looking for man believed to be in Washington

The Washington State Patrol’s criminal investigation division has been assisting Minnesota’s Pine County Sheriff’s Office in attempts to locate a subject charged with 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct involving two young females.

Grandview School District comes to resolution regarding audit finding

An outstanding audit finding from fiscal years 2010 and 2011 has been lowered to less than 3 percent of the original amount in the Grandview School District’s favor, according to a letter received yesterday, Monday, by the district administration.

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Balancing the budget

Families and small business owners all across America know that sometimes difficult decisions must be made in order to balance their budgets – and so should Congress and the President.


Goodbye, old friend. Despite new and supposedly improved siblings, you XP have served us well this past decade

A lesson from the Bible

I find so many humorous stories in the Bible, because it is not whitewashed or written only about good, smart, holy people. It’s about regular folks, warts and all! And I find lessons for myself all over the place.

Why we trust strangers more than our friends

Humans are trusting creatures, sort of.

Thanks for volunteer and community clean up support


On a beautiful spring day, Saturday, April 12, more than 160 volunteers cleaned up and painted six more homes in the Sunnyside community for a total of 71 homes. A special thanks to the more than 60 students from Sunnyside High School.

Appreciation from SHS senior parents


On behalf of the Class of 2014 Senior Parent Booster Club; I would like to thank the businesses and individuals who contributed in making the 10th annual “Show & Shine” Car Show the most successful ever!

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Coming up short

Center fielder Griselda Vazquez of Grandview can’t quite catch up to the ball in last night’s twin bill against the defending 2A State champion Selah Vikings.

Shorthanded Lady Grizzlies blanked by Eastmont, 24-0

“It was a tough game,” said Sunnyside softball fastpitch coach Ralph Mendoza.