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U.S. Postal Service headed for disaster

The United States Postal Service is careening toward financial catastrophe, posting a $5.5 billion loss in fiscal year 2014.

More time for people than for paperwork

Visiting schools on a regular basis, I was surprised earlier this week when I was made aware Sunnyside has a principal who has taken a different approach from others I have met.


What a contrast!

Sunnyside City Council needs to make a decision


The Sunnyside City Council members were elected by local citizens to make decisions on what is best for our community.

Gospel jamboree on tap Sunday

This coming Sunday’s Gospel music jamboree will feature returning musicians, Gwenyth and Kenneth Smotherman.

Take the pilgrimage of discovery

According to an ancient tale, three pilgrims set out for the Cave of Wisdom and Life. When they reached the mouth of the cave, the guardian said they had to answer a question before they could enter.

A rock for all ages

The Lord is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer. My God is my rock – I take refuge in him! He’s my shield, my salvation’s strength, my place of safety. – Psalm 18 (Common English Bible)

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Volunteering an addiction for some

GRANDVIEW – Longtime Grandview School District volunteer Lonnie Hendrickson says he is attempting to cut back on the number of hours he donates to the Grandview School District.

Guillen, Kollmar lead GHS girls to victories

Spearheaded by the two victories apiece from senior Kaysie Kollmar and sophomore Ayisha Guillen, the Grandview High School girls track and field squad toppled both the Quincy Jackrabbits and Wapato Wolves yesterday.

Razo, Abarca each nail down two wins for GHS boys squad

Senior Steven Razo and freshman Ricardo Abarca - Grandview track and field athletes - each laid claim to a pair of first-place finishes at a four-school CWAC meet staged in Wapato yesterday.

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Mixed results

Sunnyside High School No. 2 boys doubles player Fernando Farias (foreground) returns a shot over the net against Eisenhower players Robert Salas and Alan Sanchez in action Thursday afternoon in Sunnyside.

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Special recognition

The reigning Washington State champion girls wrestling team from Grandview High School holds a sign that will be added to the city’s entryway in the near future.

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Island love

Visit Mt. Rainier for free this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, visitors to Mount Rainier National Park will be able to visit the park for free.

Photographic scavenger hunt planned May 9

YAKIMA – The Yakima Area Arboretum is hosting a fun event for photographers of all ages and skill.

Custom car show slated for May 3

YAKIMA – The Cinco de Mayo Custom Car Show will be held on Sunday, May 3, in Yakima.

‘Wonderland Trail’ reservations suspended

Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King reports that the park is no longer accepting reservation requests for hiking the Wonderland Trail (either the full circuit or large portions), for the summer 2015 hiking season due to overwhelming and unprecedented demand.

Annual iris show May 9

YAKIMA – The Yakima Valley Iris Society’s annual iris show is set to take place at the Yakima Area Arboretum on Saturday, May 9, from noon to 4 p.m.

Pinewood derby this Saturday

Pinewood derby enthusiasts are urged to attend the Chief Kamiakin District Pinewood Derby at Speck Motors in Sunnyside tomorrow.