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Sunnysider facing down cancer

Melba Fujiura loves barbecue. She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association, which sanctions competitions from Canada to California.

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis visits Bern’s Tavern

U.S. defense secretary enjoys Prosser respite

The regular lunch crowd at Bern’s Tavern didn’t notice the nation’s top defense leader enjoying his favorite hamburger and a cold beer alongside them Tuesday.

Miss Sunnyside Candidate | Carina Cuevas

Hoping to become a role model for community youth, Carina Cuevas, 16 is seeking to be the next Miss Sunnyside.

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Climbing at the playground

Artimes Batista, 3, of Sunnyside, enjoys climbing on the playground equipment Monday in a Sunnyside park.

Daisy Romo

Miss Grandview Candidate

With desire to help people, this Miss Grandview candidate is setting her sights on attending Washington State University.

Maritza Alvarez

Miss Grandview Candidate

Maritza Alvarez has dreams of becoming an ROTC cadet following high school.

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A Valentine’s Day first for Mabton native

Former S’side teacher now a newlywed

Today, Shannon Pierce, formerly of Mabton, and Mark Murphy of Spokane will celebrate their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple.

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Cribbage Man: Local passionate about pegs and points

Sunnyside tournament is Saturday at local VFW post

A local man doesn’t know for sure how many cribbage tournaments he has entered. But James Morrow’s stacks of trophy boards may be a good indicator.

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Digging out again

Chris Villalobos of Sunnyside digs out his family’s driveway Saturday, on his 15th birthday, during a sun break in the Lower Yakima Valley’s series of snow and ice storms.

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Marching for peace

Participants in Toppenish’s annual MLK Peace March proceed through the city yesterday.

Man and Woman of Year

Day gets men’s honor; Kelley tops women

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You looking at me?

Santa Claus and 9-month-old Milan Robledo of Sunnyside share surprised looks Saturday during the annual FFA Cookies with Mrs. Claus at Sunnyside High School.

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Molly Marquez named Miss Sunnyside 2016-17

New royalty makes pageant history

Delight and amazement flashed across the face of the new Miss Sunnyside upon hearing her name called out Saturday as the 2016-17 title holder.

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A brother’s life-saving gift

Marine donates kidney for sister

She calls him an all-American hero. He says he is happy he could help.

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Granger man celebrates his father’s labors

Artist’s father worked in coal mines

Celebrating Labor Day is more than just a day off of work for retired writer and artist Guillermo Castaneda.