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No one injured in one-vehicle accident

Mabton police report that no one was injured in a Friday night one-vehicle accident near the 400 block of Vance Road.

Graffiti tops list of calls to cops

Officers in Grandview investigated a report of graffiti yesterday morning (Monday) in the 600 block of West Third Street.

Elderly man arrested on charge of molesting teen

Sunnyside police arrested an elderly man at Walmart yesterday afternoon (Monday) after he allegedly grabbed the buttocks of a 17-year-old female in the store.

Firemen make aid calls

Sunnyside firemen have responded to seven emergency aid calls during the past 24 hours.

Council meeting called off

The regular meeting of the Grandview City Council scheduled for tonight, Dec. 23, has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

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Space heater to blame for doghouse catching fire

A Sunnyside’s family’s Christmas was nearly ruined due to a doghouse catching fire in the 200 block of Nicolai Avenue just before noon yesterday (Monday).

Addition finalized

The Sunnyside School Board last week accepted the work on Sunnyside High School’s addition as complete.

New schedules working well

The new schedule for Sunnyside School District’s middle schools is working and teachers do not want to change back, according to administrators from both schools.

Affirmative action on track

The Sunnyside School Board approved the district’s five-year affirmative action plan last week.

Officers elected

The Sunnyside School Board of Directors re-elected Rocky Simmons as president and elected Sandra Linde as vice president at last week’s meeting.

Port officials waive late fees

In action last night, Monday, Port of Sunnyside commissioners agreed to waive late fees totaling a little more than $1,400.

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Prepping for 2015

Gary Holwegner, Port of Sunnyside spray field manager, shares with port commissioners last night, Monday, that crews are tending to seasonal duties such as supply inventory and building maintenance due to recent rains.

Final change order OK’d for $7 million anaerobic digester

With work wrapping up on the Port of Sunnyside’s anaerobic digester, commissioners approved what will likely be the project’s final change order with contractor Apollo Construction.

Washington ranked 13th among states for being the healthiest

Rising rates of obesity and physical inactivity threaten Americans’ quality of life, even as Americans progressed in several key health metrics in 2014, according to the landmark 25th anniversary edition of “America’s Health Rankings: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities.”

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Tis the season for giving

Thanks to the efforts of Carol Carrillo and her Life Savers organization, on Monday the Sunnyside woman donated $4,000 to the American Cancer Society.

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Jewelry maker shares her talents with YV-Tech students

Students in the welding and nursing classes at YV-Tech in Sunnyside spent the last day before winter break learning how to make rings from vintage spoons.

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Coffey ready to spoil the grandkids and hubby in retirement

The first thing Vernita “Dolly” Coffey plans to do in her retirement is to spoil her husband, Calvin, and her five beautiful grandchildren.

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Gift giving season

The Sunnyside Fire Department was on hand to collect toys for needy Sunnyside families at the annual Sunnyside Nouvella Club tea held last week at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

State agencies’ computer security found sorely lacking

The best computer security standards in the world will not work if the people in charge don’t put them into action.

USDA provides protection for specialty crop growers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that greater protection is now available from the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance.