DIG not digging vacant buildings

Sunnyside’s Downtown Improvement Group (DIG) asked for assistance from city council in gaining access to untenanted downtown buildings to improve the look of downtown.

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Brits hop the pond for the Valley’s hops

MABTON – The latest in a series of out-of-town guests at Hop Direct near Mabton breezed through here last Friday.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Burn ban lifted

The Yakima County fire marshal last Friday removed the burn ban for all unincorporated areas of Yakima County.

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Prosser woman named as afterschool ambassador

Prosser native Beth Wyant has been named as an “Afterschool Ambassador” by the national Afterschool Alliance, a position that fits quite well with her job as the Northwest Community Action Center program coordinator.

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Mabton’s 2015 homecoming court

Mabton High homecoming court members were honored last Friday.

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Super moon

A rare combination of a super moon and total lunar eclipse could be seen over the Yakima Valley last night (Sunday).

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Daily Sun News publisher bids farewell

Benton City native named his replacement

After four decades in the newspaper business – all of them right here in Sunnyside – Daily Sun News publisher Tim Graff is retiring.

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Sunday morning blaze consumes house

An unoccupied house in the 8300 block of Van Belle Road near Sunnyside went up in flames Sunday morning.

Safe driving class for seniors set for Oct. 5-6

It’s not too late to sign up for the AARP safe driving class being held in Sunnyside.

Giving life

Preparing the arm of Stormie Wilcowski during yesterday’s American Red Cross blood drawing at the Sunnyside United Methodist Church is Rich Higgins.

Union contracts amended

Secretaries, para-educators, food service workers and custodians in the Sunnyside School District are getting a bump in pay.

Board declines pay increase

In action last night, Thursday, the Sunnyside School Board said no to being paid for an extra four meetings this school year.

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Sunnyside School Board Briefs

Calling Sunnyside High School’s rapid improvement in graduation rates the “pinnacle” of the district’s success, Ric Pilgrim (L), ESD 105’s assistant superintendent, last night, Thursday, announced SHS has received re-accreditation by the Association of Educational Service Districts.

Urban growth plan approved

The future shape of Mabton was approved by its city council Tuesday night after a public hearing was held on the new boundaries for its urban growth area.