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Centennial celebration

Grandview Library Director Elizabeth Jenke at this past Tuesday’s Grandview City Council meeting holds up a photo of a book cover being published about Grandview.

Spring event slated for April 11 at PMH

Prosser Memorial Hospital Medical Center and Auxiliary invites the public to its second annual Spring Showcase on Friday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PMH Medical Center (723 Memorial St., Prosser).

Dairy banquet scheduled

The 2014 Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador Banquet will be held Thursday, April 24, at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser.

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World traveler now practicing medicine in Sunnyside

Listening to Dr. Lincoln Westfall, D.O. talk about his journey to Sunnyside is like listening to an international travelogue interspersed with multiple medical adventures and romance.

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Wildfire scorches 200 acres near Mabton

What began as a controlled burn turned into a raging wildfire last night.

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Donations for a big bang

In case you haven’t noticed, the Sunnyside Lions Club donation jars are now on the counters of various Sunnyside businesses.

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Fish on!

2013 record-setting year for Fall Chinook Salmon

“This is a record return, I don’t know if we or our children will see this many again,” fish biologist David Child said of nearly 7,000 Fall Chinook Salmon counted at the Prosser Dam in 2013.

Sidewalk project gets green-lighted in Grandview

Sidewalks on Forsell Road between Euclid Road and Wallace Way will soon make walking to Country Park in Grandview safer.

Local State Patrol detachment focused on reducing traffic fatalities

Fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the Yakima Valley are a major concern for Washington State Patrol Sgt. Pete Cozzitorto and the other troopers assigned to the Grandview detachment.

Utilities focus of Mabton Council action

During its business meeting last night, Tuesday, the Mabton City Council took action on several items related to the city’s water and sewer utilities.

Council okays park use form

Using a city of Grandview form as a template, the Mabton City Council last night adopted a park use application form for groups or individuals wanting to reserve a city park.

Temporary summer intern position approved

In action last night, Tuesday, the Mabton City Council approved a revised wage schedule for city employees.

Fire station construction will be complete in four weeks

Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham reported that the fire station construction should be effectively complete in about four weeks.

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Sunnyside finds its new chief

Sunnyside didn’t have to look far to find its next police chief, as retired state trooper Al Escalera was offered the post yesterday afternoon.

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Middle schooler’s ‘Yummy Tummy’ project helped youngsters stay fed over spring break

The desire to help feed the hungry in her community led Mabton Middle School seventh grader Jessica Gorman to seek a $500 grant to be spent on groceries.