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Local students awarded Act Six Scholarships

TOPPENISH – Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative officials announced that 11 emerging community leaders from across the Yakima Valley have won full-tuition scholarships to Heritage University.

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Civics lesson

Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci yesterday (Tuesday) visits the classroom of Nancy Campbell at Pioneer Elementary School.

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Another search for a city clerk/treasurer

For the second time in less than 18 months the city of Mabton is looking for a new city clerk/ treasurer.

Levy OK’d by four-vote margin

Grandview Schools Superintendent Kevin Chase is celebrating this morning. The final count is officially in, and the district’s capital improvements levy passed by four votes.

City pool upgrade a tough sell

Members of the Grandview City Council said they can tell the Grandview Pool Committee members are passionate about their work.

No feedback frustrates Sunnyside’s elected officials

“When I discussed chickens, there were 8,000 people assaulting the place that didn’t want them,” Sunnyside City Councilman Spencer Martin said while discussing a building code change at this past Monday’s meeting of local elected officials.

Harassment report leads to arrest by Grandview police

Officers in Grandview made an arrest in a harassment case yesterday afternoon (Tuesday). Further details about the incident were not available.

Yard waste disposal site

With a ban on all outdoor burning in place, the city of Mabton is offering residents an opportunity to dispose of their “clean green” yard waste.

City insurer denies claim

During its meeting last night, Tuesday, the Mabton City Council was briefed on an insurance claim that was denied.

Final five interviews

From a pool of more than 70 applicants the city of Mabton now has five finalists to interview for the police department’s new administrative assistant post.

Bid approved for fire station driveway

In action last night, Tuesday, the Mabton City Council accepted a bid from DC Concrete Finishing of Grandview.

Revisions to building standards approved

Amendments revising the Grandview Municipal Code chapters pertaining to design, construction and improvement standards were approved at Tuesday’s meeting.

Ambulance update OK’d

Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham asked the city council Monday night to approve a request for the purchase of an ambulance remount.

Builders to get garage leeway

The first reading of an ordinance that will remove the requirement in the city for new homes to have an attached garage met with approval by the Sunnyside City Council Monday night.

Road closure to be decided

The South Hill Road closure will have a public hearing at the next meeting of the Sunnyside City Council on Monday, March 9.

Overtime hours concern council

Sunnyside Deputy Mayor Theresa Hancock requested city staff to provide more information on overtime hours being paid to city staff, in future payroll reports.

How to protect yourself from osteoporosis bone fractures

Dear Savvy Senior, Can a person in their early 50’s have osteoporosis?

Ramon Verduzco Jr.


Patricia Patino