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First reading of procedures, policies OK’d

The Mabton School District has added a new policy and will be changing two procedures that were presented for a first reading at Monday’s school board meeting.

Retiring staff recognition at December board meeting

Two people, Mike Lopez and Steve Templin, were the only personnel changes dealt with at this past Monday’s Mabton School Board meeting.

Street closure request OK’d

A last-minute request from Pam Turner of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce for a street closure for the first ever lighted kids parade on Friday, Dec. 5, was granted by the city council.

Cost of fire truck $1 million

The city of Sunnyside will be buying a $1 million fire truck from Cascade Fire Equipment in Yakima.

Grant accepted

Sunnyside has accepted a grant from the Office of Public Defense for $45,000 to help the city offset the costs of implementing the state’s new public defense standards.

Tourism funding OK’d

The Sunnyside City Council Monday night approved agreements for tourism promotion services with Yakima Valley Tourism, Northwest Nitro Nationals and the Miss Sunnyside Committee.

High school student needed on commission

The Sunnyside Arts Commission now has a vacancy for an area high school student.

Downtown streets to open this week

Public Works Director Shane Fisher said the downtown streets should all be open by the end of the day on Wednesday of this week, if the weather cooperates.

Mini-storage annexation moving forward

The Sunnyside Planning Commission voted 3-2 last Tuesday night to approve a petition for annexation and forward it to the county’s boundary review board.

Community Thanksgiving service scheduled for Nov. 23

The Sunnyside Ministerial Association will sponsor a community Thanksgiving service again this year for local residents.

Cost going up for city of Grandview to house inmates in county jail

An agreement between the city of Grandview and the Yakima County Corrections Department was last Wednesday approved by the Grandview City Council.

Toy drive underway here

Ensuring that local children have a festive Christmas is the goal of the Sunnyside Police Explorers’ annual toy drive.

Crafts bazaar on tap Dec. 6

The residents living at the Sunnyside Housing Authority homes at 1500 Federal Way in Sunnyside will host a crafts bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Budget adopted

Yakima County’s 2015 budget was last week adopted by the commissioners.