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Early budget estimates

Though a budget for the 2015-16 school year has yet to be finalized, the Sunnyside School Board Monday night received some early calculations.

Board OKs staff changes

In action Monday night, the Sunnyside School Board approved several staffing changes within the district in preparation for the 2015-16 school year.

More houses in Harvest Village

Phase three of the Harvest Village housing development by Aho Construction has been approved by the Sunnyside City Council.

Firefighter, officer hired

The city of Sunnyside has hired a new firefighter and a new officer, according to Human Resources Director Anna Bullock.

New police commander nearly hired

The city of Sunnyside will have a new police commander as soon as Aug. 10, according to Police Chief Al Escalera.

Workshop meeting canceled

The Sunnyside City Council workshop meeting scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3, has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

Ochoa off planning commission

Victor Ochoa has had his membership on the Sunnyside Planning Commission revoked due to three unexcused absences.

City staff benefits OK’d

Monday night, the Sunnyside City Council approved a collective bargaining agreement and an ordinance for insurance premium contribution rates for non-represented employees.

NNO street closures OK’d

The Sunnyside City Council approved street closures for National Night Out block parties around Sunnyside.

Dairy bid from Pasco company gains approval

The Mabton School District recently advertised for bids from firms willing to provide dairy products to the district.

Christian women’s group to meet Aug. 18

“Come Fly Away with Me” is the theme of the next Christian Women’s Connection meeting at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser, planned for Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Class of 1970 plans reunion

The Sunnyside High School class of 1970 will hold its 45th reunion celebration Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15.

Marijuana eradication funds awarded to Sunnyside

The city of Sunnyside will receive $3,750 to aid law enforcement officers’ efforts in eradicating illegal marijuana plants.

National Night Out in Mabton

The Mabton Police Department is making preparations for its annual “National Night Out Against Crime” event, to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the police station. Officials are anticipating the best line-up of law enforcement, emergency response agencies and other community partners.

Mosquito control efforts on for tonight

Benton County Mosquito Control will be spraying mosquitoes by aircraft tonight (Thursday) in the West Richland and Richland areas.