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Tour of Black Sea proves fascinating for local man

When Nick Friend first booked his cruise to Eastern Europe’s Black Sea, he thought he might see more of the Ukraine.

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Sharks thank Rotarians for their support

Sunnyside Noon Rotarians had an opportunity to congratulate a few members of the Sunnyside Rotary Sharks swim team at the club’s weekly meeting this past Monday, before handing over a $7,468 check to Marissa Broersma, the team’s assistant coach.

Sunnyside school board agenda

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 810 E. Custer Ave., 7:30 p.m.

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‘Altitude’ on the grow

Recreational marijuana shop expands hours, product availability

A booming start three weeks ago continues for Altitude, the Lower Valley’s only recreational marijuana store.

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Sunnyside drags its heels on pot sales decision

The Sunnyside City Council is likely to delay for another six months its decision on whether or not to allow a retail recreational marijuana business in town. A public hearing on Monday, Aug. 11, will precede the council’s decision to renew the existing moratorium on allowing such business ventures.

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Mabton School Board adopts $11.2 million general fund budget

The Mabton School Board Monday evening adopted a $12,129,105 budget for 2014-15.

Personnel changes gain approval

The Mabton School Board approved several personnel changes at this past Monday’s meeting.

Mabton schools to get new security system

Using grant funding provided by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Mabton School District will spend more than $55,700 on a new security communications system called SafePointe.

Substitute teacher pay increase OK’d

A pay increase for substitute teachers in Mabton was approved by the school board at Monday’s meeting.

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Stately sound system

The old church bell in the Bickleton Presbyterian Church steeple is rarely used on Sunday mornings to call the faithful to morning worship.

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Book signing for Grandview author on tap Aug. 8

Ruth A. Dirk has found a new passion to add to her love of books.