News for Tuesday, May 13, 2014



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Flurry of activity on opening day for candidate filings

From a second grade class president to a four-term state legislator, the race is on to replace Doc Hastings for the state’s Fourth Congressional seat.

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SASA, city of Sunnyside at odds again

The Sunnyside City Council faced a packed room Monday night as a group led by Sunnyside Arts and Sports Association (SASA) co-founder Trish Combs came before the council to request intervention in the organization’s negotiations to use the city’s soccer fields.

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Grandview School District leaders honored

GRANDVIEW – Despite the lack of a quorum at last night’s Grandview School Board meeting, Superintendent Kevin Chase moved forward with the district’s annual employee of the year awards. Staff members were lauded for their commitment to the students in Grandview.

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Dangerous intersection being eliminated

Sunnyside is about to have one less intersection, as this week the city is moving forward with plans to close the crossroads at Rohman Street and Scoon Road.

Feedback wanted on transportation needs

People For People is working on the Human Services Transportation Plan for Yakima County and is holding several forums, including one in Sunnyside and another in Grandview, to get community feedback.

Community center activities to include Zumba, gym sessions

Effective next week, Zumba classes will be offered every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside Community Center.

Children’s Village gains federal grant to assist children with special health care needs

YAKIMA – Children’s Village, a partnership of Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, The Memorial Foundation and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, has received a $900,000 federal grant – one of just 15 in the nation – to provide services to rural children with special health care needs and their families.

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Harrison trio competes at world robotic championships

ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Three Sunnyside Harrison Middle School students had a blast at the VEX Robotics World Championships in Anaheim at the end of April, despite ranking only 64 out of 75 teams.

Regional scholarship recipient closer to achieving her dream

GRANDVIEW – On the road to earning a college degree, Carmen Perez of Grandview has had a few setbacks, but that hasn’t kept the young mother of three from pursuing her dream.

Adriana Ramos earns Phi Kappa Phi honor society status

MONMOUTH, ORE. - The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently initiated Adriana Ramos, a graduate of Grandview High School and student at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore., into the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Local woman credits Soroptimists with helping her to reach her business goal

Set to graduate later this month from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis on international management, Sunnyside native Kathleen Dolan gives Soroptimist International of the Lower Valley the credit for her decision to pursue a career in business.

Grizzly baseball season over after loss

The Sunnyside Grizzlies baseball team is done for the season after losing 11-1 to Kamiakin in a loser-out District 5 play-in game last night at LaPierre Field in Kennewick.

Marilyn R. Burgeson


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