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State announces poultry quarantine

A six-mile area in Okanogan County has been quarantined due to avian influenza.

Juvenile male arrested on shoplifting charge

Sunnyside police were alerted to a shoplifter at Walmart yesterday (Thursday). An employee told police a juvenile male was seen leaving the store with clothing he did not pay for.

Insurance commissioner, state patrol urge Super Bowl fans to drive safely

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and the Washington State Patrol urge Seahawks fans and all Washington motorists to be extra careful on Super Bowl Sunday.

City of Sunnyside’s top firefighters afforded accolades

The Sunnyside Fire Department recently recognized its outstanding firefighters for 2014.

Water rate changes OK’d

Changes to the water rates in Sunnyside were approved by the city council Monday night.

LTAC funds approved

The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday night approved two tourism promotion agreements using lodging tax funds.

Fire chief gets pay raise

The Sunnyside City Council approved a 6 percent pay raise for Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham at Monday night’s meeting.

More info needed to raise pay of rec coordinator

A potential pay increase for the Sunnyside recreation coordinator was delayed after council members requested more information during last Monday night’s meeting.

Law firms hired

The Sunnyside City Council has approved public defender services from Garrison Law Offices and Michael L. Everett Law Offices.

Next Monday’s workshop meeting canceled

The Sunnyside City Council workshop meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2, has been canceled due to lack of agenda items.

Hearing on road closure slated for March 9

The Sunnyside City Council will hold a public hearing on whether or not to open South Hill Road to through traffic.

Moore joins planning commission

Brittan Moore of Sunnyside has been appointed to the Sunnyside Planning Commission by Mayor Jim Restucci.

Homeowner reports $40,000 taken during break-in

Mabton police are seeking leads in a report of $40,000 missing from a home in the 400 block of Fern St.

Highly capable program OK’d

The Sunnyside School Board approved the district’s plan for highly capable students at Thursday night’s board meeting.

Personnel changes OK’d

Thursday night, the Sunnyside School Board approved a number of personnel changes in the district. For the 2014-15 school year, the district has hired Michele Wiederspohn and Brandi Honey as fourth and fifth grade Seek teachers.

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