Water systems public hearing set for Aug. 4

Yakima County Commissioners Rand Elliott, Mike Leita and Kevin Bouchey will accept public comments regarding proposed amendments to the county’s water systems rules and regulations on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

‘Christmas in July’ drive to benefit local food bank

Girl Scout Troop 4513 of Sunnyside is getting into the Christmas spirit early this year. That’s according to Maelynn Lehman, one of the troop members.

Teacher shortage

Sunnyside schools are facing a teacher shortage.

Campbell recognized for PR work

Curtis Campbell, director of communications for the Sunnyside School District, has earned three awards from the National School Public Relations Association.

SRO contract renewed

The Mabton School Board at its Monday meeting this week renewed the Mabton School District’s school resource officer contract with Phoenix Security.

Contract with school security specialist OK’d

Force Dynamics Defense Systems will be providing staff in the Mabton School District with active shooter and critical incident response training on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Mabton PD passes exam

Following a recent five-hour review, the Washington State Patrol has given Mabton a passing grade on an audit it conducts of law enforcement agencies every three years.

Mabton plans NNO event

The city of Mabton is prepping for a big block party, as next Tuesday, Aug. 4, the city will again participate in the National Night Out event.

Planning commission re-appointed

Fresh off its first meeting in five years last week, four members of the Mabton Planning Commission have been re-appointed to new six-year terms.

City to address dog concerns

During a study session prior to its regular meeting this past Tuesday night, the Mabton City Council heard from a resident concerned about a pitbull on a neighbor’s property in the city’s Cedar Street neighborhood.

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Mabton City Council Brief

B Street in Mabton from Boundary Road to just past the high school is in for a major facelift next spring.

Criminal justice tax will be back on ballot

Yakima County voters will be asked to renew the three-tenths of 1 percent levy used to support the county’s criminal justice and safety programs.

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Sunnyside City Council Briefs

Sunnyside reserve officers Joaquin and Josue Bustamante are introduced to the city council this past Monday night.

Traffic updates requested

Two traffic concerns were raised at the Monday night Sunnyside City Council meeting this week.

Support for car crash victim’s family expressed

Sunnyside City Manager Don Day, at Monday’s council meeting, expressed support to the family of Angela and Kyle Walker of Toppenish, who perished in a two-vehicle crash this past Sunday morning.