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Buildings review to be conducted by S’side schools

Everything from sidewalks to buildings to even utilities will be evaluated by the Sunnyside School District.

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Alive with color

Warmer daytime temperatures and spring rains have brought out the colors in the vineyards and orchards surrounding Sunnyside. Warm weather is expected throughout the weekend.

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New library digs during remodeling

The 500 block of Sunnyside’s South Sixth Street is getting another new business in April. Well, at least temporarily, according to officials with Yakima Valley Libraries.

Sunnyside schools donate to McCleary case war chest

One of the parties that sued Washington state in the McCleary case is a group called the Network for Excellence in Washington Schools, or NEWS.

Four injured in three-vehicle crash near Grandview last night

Two Sunnyside residents, as well as two people from Grandview were hospitalized last night following a three-vehicle crash on Yakima Valley Highway.

Not a clean getaway for shoplifters

A couple of shoplifters at the Walmart store in Sunnyside thought they were going to escape notice after reportedly stealing a drill set yesterday (Thursday).

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Musical competition

Fifth year piano student Julia Kilian, 13, of Sunnyside won honorable mention honors in the Yakima/Ellensburg state playoff competition held recently.

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Donation makes the rounds

A donated computer table has found its way to YV-Tech custodian Bennie Munguia, thanks to YV-Tech instructor Tom Dolan of Sunnyside.

‘Gone Fiddlin’ Again’ concert in Grandview

GRANDVIEW – The musical group Gone Fiddlin’ Again has teamed up with the Grandview Senior Citizens and the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department to offer a family concert on Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at the Grandview Community Center gym, located at 812 Wallace Way.

Children’s play to be staged in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA – The Adventist Health Little Watts Children’s Series of Family Entertainment presents “Homer Writes a Play!” on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Heritage hosts Easter egg hunt

TOPPENISH – Heritage University’s Omega Delta Phi fraternity is sponsoring a family fun day and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4, from noon to 2:30 p.m. on the university’s Toppenish campus.

Arboretum offers pumpkin patch class for children

YAKIMA – Children between the ages of 6 and 12 can participate in a special gardening class this summer at the Yakima Area Arboretum.

Jake Owen to perform in Puyallup

PUYALLUP – Among the artists set to take the stage this coming September at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup is country singer Jake Owen.

Yakima’s ‘Garden Girl’ to provide container garden tips

YAKIMA – Lenette Roehl, owner of Garden Girl in Yakima, will be providing gardeners with tips for container gardening on Wednesday, April 22.

Mt. Rainier openings announced

The annual spring opening of Mt. Rainier National Park and its facilities has begun. Many roads are open earlier this year due to the low snowpack, but visitor services and facilities may be limited in some areas until summer staff is available.

Spring party planned for April 1

SELAH – The Selah Parks Foundation is planning a spring party for next Wednesday, April 1. The party will take place at Wixson Park in Selah from 1 to 4 p.m.

Free movie event April 4

PROSSER – The Prosser Chamber of Commerce will be showing “The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at the Princess Theatre on Saturday, April 4.