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ALICE all the rage in protecting local students

Barricading children in the classroom during an active shooter incident is no longer the only option school employees have when it come to the protection of children.

John Gallagher receives national rural hospital recognition

John Gallagher, CEO of Sunnyside Community Hospital and Clinics was named one of “50 Rural Hospital CEO’s to Know for 2015,” according to Becker’s Hospital Review.

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Top school official notes it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish that matters

Sunnyside Schools Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole gave his annual state of the schools address to the school board last night, saying the district is in good shape.

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One holdout among Seattle’s ‘Super’ fans

Staff at Bleyhl Farm Services show their support for their favorite Super Bowl team.

Temporary athletic facility repairs OK’d

Two temporary fixes for Sunnyside School District athletic facilities, which will cost the district about $60,000, were approved by the school board last night.

Athletics forum on for next Tuesday

The Sunnyside High School commons will be the site next Tuesday, Feb. 3, for a Grizzly athletics forum.

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Go Hawks!

Showing their support for the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl XLIX are 540 Sun Valley Elementary School kindergarteners, who took to their playground Thursday morning to spell out “49” in Roman numerals.

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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.