News for Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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Local teens cleaning up state highways

Each summer a select number of teens in the Yakima Valley, ages 14 and older, are accepted into the Ecology Youth Corps.

Grandview schools will likely refinance 1999 bonds

With lower interest rates and a call date for the voter-approved bonds from 1999 looming, the Grandview School Board was last night asked to consider refinancing the remaining $5.1 million owed on those bonds.

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Amundson to be honored in state World War II exhibit

Sunnyside’s Les Amundson will be among 12 World War II veterans honored when the “Washington Remembers World War II” exhibition opens Thursday, Aug. 20, in Olympia.

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SVID planning for off-season projects

Meeting continued to Aug. 21

The calendar may say August, but officials with the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District are already thinking October.

Emergency purchase OK’d

In action yesterday, Monday, SVID’s board approved the emergency purchase of an electric 200-horsepower pump motor.

Executive session held

Following their regular monthly meeting yesterday, Monday, SVID’s board met in executive session for about 20 minutes to discuss pending litigation.

Water outlook still gloomy

A dry July brought no better news for Yakima Valley irrigators.

Hit and run suspect sought

The story changed when Mabton police officers arrived to investigate a report of a stolen vehicle last Friday.

Deputies have slow weekend

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies had a pretty slow weekend in the Lower Valley.

Walmart shoplifter detained

Police in Sunnyside were alerted to a shoplifting incident at Walmart yesterday (Monday).

Grandview police have busy Monday

Police in Grandview had a fairly routine weekend, followed by a very busy Monday.

Aid calls top EMT responses

Since last Friday, Sunnyside EMTs have responded to 17 emergency aid calls, provided seven patient transfers and conducted three facility transports.

Sleepy teen wrecks pick-up

A Sunnyside teen believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel early this morning suffered injuries in a one-vehicle accident on I-82.

Robert C. Walker

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Stanley Robert Stremler

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Joe D. Hughes Sr.

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Nancy Marie Gorence

Marcelino V. Aguilar

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Tax return information available from the IRS

The IRS recommends that taxpayers always keep a copy of their tax returns for their records.

Take action to leave the legacy you desire

August is What Will Be Your Legacy Month. If you knew this, you have an unusual knowledge of obscure celebrations. But even if you weren’t aware of this “month,” you can see that the idea behind it – the importance of leaving a legacy – is an important one. What should you do to help ensure you’ll leave the type of legacy you desire?

Yakima Urology Associates partners with Memorial Hospital

Yakima Urology Associates, which provides adult and pediatric urology care, is aligning with Memorial Family of Services through a service agreement aimed at streamlining patient care and supporting the long-term availability of urology services in the Yakima Valley.

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New Pet Clinic veterinarian has local ties

A lifelong love of animals led Granger native Brandon DeVries to seek a career in veterinary medicine.