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Public to meet new principal

Students and families will be able to meet the new Grandview High School principal next week.

Newhouse gets wheat award

Congressman Dan Newhouse was presented this week with the 2015 National Wheat Advocate Award.

City Council meets Monday

Storm water improvements, use of lodging funds and a technical assistance contract are on the active agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting.

Yakama Nation wins court ruling

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is liable for Yakama Nation’s past and future costs associated with the federal cleanup of the Bradford Island site at Bonneville Dam.

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Miss Prosser pageant slated for Valentine’s Day

Five candidates vying for the Miss Prosser title are preparing for the pageant, which will be held at 3 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, in Prosser High School’s multi-purpose room.

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Make-up day scheduled

Local students will be headed to school next Friday, Feb. 12, to make up for a school closure on Dec. 3 due to freezing rain.

University earns honors

Heritage University’s president is the newest recipient of the Henry Paley Memorial Award, given to leaders in higher education.

Linde advances to state contest

A local pianist is the winner in the annual Yakima Valley Music Educators’ Association Solo and Ensemble competition Sunday on the Central Washington University campus.

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Science camp takes kids to a galaxy far, far away

More than 50 children turned out for a Star Wars-themed science camp at Sunnyside High School on Saturday, learning about the galaxy through the lens of a “… galaxy far, far away.”

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Wrestlers ready for district

Three local teams on their way

Wrestlers from Grandview and Prosser are headed to the District 2A tournament this weekend, with grapplers looking for a regional berth.

Mabton looking for league title

The Vikings boys basketball team hosts Warden tomorrow in a contest to decide the Central Washington B League crown.

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Grizzlies ready for districts

Grizzlies grapplers take to the mat this weekend as the team heads into the postseason.

Sunnyside athlete dives into postseason

Parker Van De Graaf has been in the shadows of the sports scene despite being one of the most promising athletes in the valley.

Priest Rapids explosion may lead to discipline

Employees may be disciplined for the explosion last October that rocked Priest Rapids Dam.

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Constructive play

Washington Elementary School students play at recess overshadowed by the construction of a new school in the background.