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Rotarians tour Port’s wastewater plant upgrade

The new lagoon at the Port of Sunnyside industrial wastewater treatment plant is a large part of the port’s new anaerobic digester system, which is nearly 50 percent completed.

Moment of silence observance this Thursday

Robert Gates, Commander of Grandview’s Fred E. Hayes Post 57 of the American Legion in Grandview, has asked Lower Valley residents to observe a moment of silence this coming Thursday, the anniversary of the 9-11 attack in 2001.

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Local church honors ‘soldiers of the streets’

A full house at the Sunnyside Cornerstone Assembly of God Church celebrated the dedication and courage of the men and women who work in law enforcement during the annual “Honor Our Heroes” service this past Sunday.

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Hop harvest in full swing

Wyckoff Farms of Grandview was harvesting this year’s hop crop along Forsell Road last Friday.

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New hop storage building going up

What a difference a day makes.

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Men at work

Workers are pouring concrete for sidewalks at the intersection of 16th Street and Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside; while paving has started on phase two of the downtown improvement project, the section of Sixth Street between Decatur and Edison avenues.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Annie Lara

Motivated by the opportunity to express her appreciation to the Sunnyside community via philanthropic opportunities, Annie Lara is seeking the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside title.

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Rotarians learn high school’s goal is to graduate all 1,800 students

Improving the 46 percent graduation rate in 2008 to 86 percent in 2013 has been a team effort, according to Bill Daley, Sunnyside High School athletic director.

Rotary liaison

Senior Tim Martinez will be the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club’s Sunnyside High School liaison this school year.

Grandview schools to host open house events

Dates have been set for open house events at each of the Grandview schools.

Schools not pleased with report card grades

The Washington State Board of Education’s annual task of creating an achievement index for public schools has been turned on its head by a conservative think-tank.

New contract for local teachers

After working an entire year without a signed agreement, the teachers in the Sunnyside Education Association now have a new contract in place.

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No time off for this crew on Labor Day

The Sunnyside community float “Egyptian Treasures” received second place honors at Prosser’s States Day Parade on Labor Day.

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Love of writing leads to expanded audience

John Livingston Clark didn’t start writing until he was 55-years-old. In 2008 he published his first book.

On the one hand...but on the other, well?

Fewer traffic infractions means less court revenue

Fewer traffic infractions can be a good thing, but it can also have a negative impact on the city’s municipal court budget.