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Homeless survey held in Sunnyside

The annual count known as the Point in Time homeless survey returned to Sunnyside during an all-day event Wednesday at the St. Joseph’s gym.

School officials addressing changes in sports programs

During its annual retreat last weekend, the Sunnyside School Board discussed the future of athletics in the district.

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Hospital unveils new interventional and vascular radiology suite to public yesterday

Lower Yakima Valley patients with complications from blocked veins and arteries can now receive care closer to home.

Homeless survey this Wednesday

The annual homeless survey, known at “Point in Time,” will take place at Sunnyside’s St. Joseph’s gym this coming Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Community input sought on rebranding Grizzly athletics

A strategy nearly doubling Sunnyside High School’s graduation rate in a span of five years is spurring on district officials to duplicate that success with Grizzly athletics.

Pedestrian struck, killed on SR-241

A 67-year-old Sunnyside man, walking along SR-241 in the early morning hours yesterday, was struck by a car and killed.

Myriad activities for Sunnyside cops

Since last Friday, police in Sunnyside have investigated a theft and a burglary. The theft involved a stereo reported stolen from a vehicle in the 800 block of East Lincoln Avenue last Friday. Yesterday (Sunday) a home-

Burglaries investigated

Yakima County Sheriff deputies investigated two burglaries reported over the weekend in the Lower Valley. Saturday morning an ATV was reported stolen in the 1100 block of Wendell Phillips Road near Sunnyside. The vehicle has since been recovered.

Tools taken from vacant house yesterday

GRANDVIEW – Police in Grandview are investigating a burglary reported yesterday morning (Sunday) in the 500 block of West Third Street. A bedroom window of a vacant house was forced open and construction tools were stolen.

YVCOG’s new director a familiar face here in Valley

YAKIMA – This week the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG) announced Larry Mattson has been hired as its new executive director.

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New food services director brings wealth of experience to Sunnyside

Sunnyside School District’s new director of food services, Kelly Barth, plans to bring his own system to build on what he calls a “great program” already in place.

Milk jug may be empty for Carnation

With certification in hand that hazardous materials at the former Carnation site have been cleaned up, Port of Sunnyside officials traveled to Olympia this week hoping for help in demolishing the plant.

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Grandview RR crossing funding OK’d

State officials last week approved funding for safety improvements at a railroad crossing in Grandview.

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Moving tribute

Fellow firefighters, as well as family and friends of former Sunnyside Fire Chief Don Smith at his funeral yesterday are treated to a rendition of “Amazing Grace” on the bag pipes played by Walla Walla Firefighter Bryan McIntire.

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Wood stove pipe cause of house fire

An improperly installed wood stove pipe is thought to be the culprit for a blaze that severely damaged a home in Mabton late last night.