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School, sports equipment donations from local stores headed to Tanzania

With lots of help from two Sunnyside businesses, Gary Christensen this coming Sunday will take school and sports equipment supplies to Tanzania, Africa.

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Daley out as S’side AD

Bill Daley, who has been a fixture at Sunnyside High School for more than two decades, will be resigning from his position as athletic director at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

Sunnyside School Board makes short work of agenda

The Sunnyside School Board quickly worked its way through a short agenda Thursday night, approving several routine plans and schedules, and having a short discussion on the district’s achievement plans.

Streamlined regulations encourage reusing water

Proposed rule will help state prepare for future droughts

A rule that’s been drafted would help Washington deal with water shortages by encouraging local jurisdictions to reuse or reclaim water.

Produce bid accepted

The Sunnyside School Board approved a contract with Waldmans Produce of Buena last night to supply the district with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Personnel changes OK’d

The Sunnyside School Board approved a number of personnel changes.

West Nile virus found in Grandview mosquitoes

The first West Nile virus detection this season in Washington state was found in mosquitoes collected in Yakima County this week by Benton County Mosquito Control District employees. It’s the first sign that the virus is active in the state this summer.

County awards drug, gang task force funds to Sunnyside

As a partner in the LEAD Task Force, the city of Sunnyside was awarded more than $31,200 in funding administered by Yakima County on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice this past Tuesday.

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Treasure hunter

Local locksmith and treasure hunter Don Outhet beats the heat early this morning (Friday), scanning for hidden objects on the now vacant lot next to Grace Brethren Church.

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Fallen Hero 5K planned for July 4

A first-of-its-kind event in Sunnyside is set for Saturday, July 4, with the Fallen Hero 5K, a walk/run/ride event to honor the sacrifices made to protect this country.

Granger’s top cop gets his firearms returned

Judge Alfred Schweppe of the Yakima County District Court in Grandview last week lifted the order keeping Granger Police Chief Robert Perales from carrying a firearm.

Free men’s health seminar next Tuesday

Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics will be observing Men’s Health Awareness Month, offering a free seminar regarding men’s health topics on Tuesday of next week, June 30.

Car wash this Saturday to benefit Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 643 of Grandview will be washing cars at Lower Valley Credit Union in Grandview (next to Marchant’s Furniture) this coming Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.

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SHS student stays in the swim of things

A desire to keep others safe has resulted in a summer job for Tyler Hunsaker, now in his first season as a lifeguard at Sunnyside’s city pool.

Crisis center in Sunnyside gets funding for homeless

Yakima County commissioners this past Tuesday approved funding for homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing assistance.