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S’side police alerted to burglary

Police in Sunnyside are investigating a burglary reported yesterday (Monday) in the 700 block of Cemetery Road.

Humvee taken for a joy ride

A GM Humvee truck was reported stolen yesterday afternoon from the 800 block of Wallace Way. The vehicle was later recovered just outside of Mabton, according to Grandview police. The incident is under investigation.

City’s finances finally ‘healthy’

The city’s finances are in pretty good shape, according to Sunnyside Finance Director David Layden, who presented an overview of the city’s finances for the first six months of 2015.

Mabton School Board members pledge more time on campus

Mabton Jr./Sr. High School students believe school board members should spend more time on campus. That’s according to student representative Jose Amezcua, who last night spoke to the board about the issue of the board’s presence in the schools.

Climate change topic of forum at Sunnyside Community Center

Community-driven solutions on how to deal with climate change problems … that’s the type of feedback that will be sought from Sunnyside-area residents tonight.

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Tourism promotion area suggested for Sunnyside

Tom Denlea of the Sunnyside Lodging Tax Advisory Committee gave a short presentation to the Sunnyside City Council Monday night, proposing the city adopt a tourism promotion area.

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Microchips for pets safe, affordable way to keep track of Fido

While many people take every precaution they can to protect their pets, microchipping is often overlooked as a safe and effective way to locate and identify lost animals.

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Five vying for same Grandview Council seat

During last week’s special filing period five citizens threw their names in the hat for the Grandview City Council position 4 seat, currently held by Mike Everett.

Sunnyside native named new Superior Court judge

Born and raised in Sunnyside, David Estudillo aspired to obtain an education at the urging of his parents.

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One last ‘sleigh’ ride

The late Mary Henderson will take one last sleigh ride...uh, make that motorcycle ride with her beloved husband, the late Dinnie Henderson, this coming Saturday thanks to some special arrangements being made by their children.

Firefighting efforts beefed up in Eastern Washington

Yesterday, just one day following the Obama Administration’s approval of Gov. Jay Inslee’s request for a federal emergency declaration, a new mobilization center started being formed at Fairchild Air Force Base to assist with firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington.

Blaze damages Grandview center

An attic fire at the Extra Mile Student Center caused approximately $75,000 damage to the building owned by Kenyon Zero Storage, which has been allowing the center to operate there.

Burglar bleeds a trail for cops

A burglary attempt gone wrong left a possible suspect with a severe cut on his leg that required a trip to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Deputies handle numerous illegal burn reports

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies were busy in the Lower Valley this past weekend, responding to multiple reports of illegal burning incidents in the county.

Ghost hunting adventure ends in assault, arrest

An incident involving two groups of so-called ghost hunters trespassing in the Old Mabton High School building turned ugly last Saturday night, when one group decided to hold-up the second group.

High speed pursuit with motorcyclist

Sunnyside police last night (Sunday) were led on a high speed pursuit that ended near Zillah. Just after 10 p.m. a Sunnyside police officer attempted a routine traffic stop, but was led on a pursuit that exceeded 100 miles per hour on stretches of I-82.

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$1 Zumba class offered Aug. 31

The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a special event entitled Zumba Buck Night on Monday, Aug. 31, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Grandview Community Center.

Charity event to be staged on Sept. 12

PMH Foundation will host the 16th annual benefit auction and dinner, “A Night Out: Denim and Diamonds.”