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Quiet day in Sunnyside

Police in Sunnyside have since yesterday (Monday) handled several routine calls for service.

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Sunnyside City Council

Micaela Razo of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy makes a presentation to the Sunnyside City Council about her organization.

Personnel changes in Mabton get OK

The Mabton School Board this past Monday approved contracts for one classified staff member and five certified staff.

STEM learning opportunities flourishing in Washington state

For the past several years experts and education leaders in Washington state have been working toward the goal of improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education statewide.

Dairy bid from Pasco company gains approval

The Mabton School District recently advertised for bids from firms willing to provide dairy products to the district.

Board approves fund transfer

At Monday’s Mabton School Board meeting a resolution to transfer $100,000 from the 2014-15 general fund to the capital projects fund was approved.

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Mabton OKs $12.1 million schools budget

Schools in the community of Mabton will operate on a $12.1 million budget this coming school year.

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Elementary school rebuild could be underway next week

Ground breaking could start soon on construction of a new replacement building for Sunnyside’s Washington Elementary School.

Former Monson feedlot site on the market

The old Monson feedlot site will soon be listed for sale by Almon Commercial Real Estate.

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Sunnyside schools experience principal shift

Superintendent questions role of school board

With Sun Valley Elementary School Principal Janie Hernandez taking a medical leave of absence this coming school year, the kindergarten building will see two interim administrative changes.

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New lounge dedicated to video gamers

Taking the video game player out of the family’s living room is Hazely’s Realm, a new lounge in Grandview created especially with the so-called electronic game geek in mind.

Clifford Wayne Covert


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Trevino sweeps the field at Grandview hoop contest

Attracting a field of contestants hailing from as far away as Pasco, the city of Grandview’s Parks and Recreation Department held its annual Threes and Frees contest last Friday. Held at the Grandview’s Community Center, results of the hoop shooting contest were dominated by youths from Pasco and Zillah.

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Cribbage tourney

Betty Brumley of Sunnyside contemplates her hand at the 14th annual Summer Cribbage Classic held in Sunnyside this past weekend.

Outlook teen faces citation as result of car accident

A 16-year-old boy from Outlook, according to the Washington State Patrol, caused a two-car accident late yesterday afternoon.

DUI blamed for accident on Sheller Road

Two Sunnyside men required emergency medical treatment at Sunnyside Community Hospital yesterday afternoon following a motor vehicle accident that Washington State Patrol troopers blame on a driver being impaired by either alcohol or drugs.

Four thefts among calls to Sunnyside cops

Since last Friday police in Sunnyside have been alerted to four thefts, three of which were shoplifting incidents at Walmart.

Former G’view woman perishes

Angela M. Walker, 36, and her husband, Kyle J. Walker, 35, of Toppenish were killed in a two-vehicle crash in the early morning hours yesterday (Sunday) at the intersection of Meyers Road and SR-22 near Toppenish.

Burglars strike two homes in Lower Valley

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two burglaries reported in the Lower Valley last Thursday.

Fender bender among numerous calls to Grandview police

Police in Grandview arrested a 24-year-old Sunnyside resident after a three-vehicle collision last Friday morning at West Wine Country and Stover roads. The driver who caused the accident rear-ended a passenger car that had stopped for traffic, pushing that vehicle into a stopped pickup truck.