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Jennie McGhan

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Former Young Life member joins local leadership team

MABTON – Teens involved in the Lower Valley Young Life group learn to support and nurture one another, grow spiritually and become leaders in the community.

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S’side High tech staff asks for commitment from school board

Among the discussion items at last Monday night’s Sunnyside School Board meeting was the career and technical education programs at Sunnyside High School.

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Regional play-in game a breeze for SCHS girls

“We thought this game would have been much more competitive,” Sunnyside Christian girls basketball coach Al Smeenk said of last Saturday’s 1B Regional play-in game against the Nasalle Comets.

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Parts for farm equipment, large trucks, motor vehicles available locally

There is nothing more frustrating than needing a part and not being able to find it at a local business, whether that part is for a piece of farm equipment, a semi-tractor or a passenger vehicle.

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Sunnyside RadioShack to remain open...for now

The good news is that the Sunnyside RadioShack is not among the 25 Washington state stores slated for possible closure.

Recreating history one costume at a time

Creating a Broadway-worthy costume is not as easy as one might think, especially if the costume is a period piece.

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Mabton’s Mireles fourth-place medalist at State

Of the four Mabton boys to compete in the B State tournament this past weekend, it was Gabriel Mireles who fought his way to a fourth-place medal.

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Students sing praises of career, technical programs at Grandview High School

GRANDVIEW – Students at Grandview High School appreciate the opportunities provided via career and technical education programs there.

Grandview’s levy passing by just four votes

A week after the special election, the results are looking more positive for Grandview’s capital improvements levy, while Bickleton’s three-year maintenance and operations levy faltered slightly, but is still passing with more than 76 percent of the vote.

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Sunnyside High boys’ season ends with 1-19 mark

Although the final 91-60 score doesn’t look like the Sunnyside boys fared very well last Friday against Wenatchee, Coach Geoff LaBrant said there were small victories in the team’s final game of the 2014-15 campaign.

Four Vikings qualify for 2B State

SPOKANE – Four Mabton wrestlers competed this past weekend at Regionals in Spokane and all four will be competing this coming Friday and Saturday at the Tacoma Dome in the annual Mat Classic.

S’side Christian District champs

GOLDENDALE – The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights this past weekend defeated two familiar teams for the District 5 1B championship title.

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Chamber gears up for 2015 events in Sunnyside

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce is preparing to move forward with event planning for 2015.

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Local business expansions underway

Two businesses in Sunnyside are constructing new buildings on West Yakima Valley Highway to better serve the community.

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National scholarship awarded to Cuevas

GRANDVIEW – The Horatio Alger Association has made one Grandview High School senior, Samuel Cuevas, a happy young man.

Grandview voters say no to school levy

Bickleton School District patrons overwhelmingly approve $450,000 maintenance and operations levy

While Bickleton School District’s three-year maintenance and operations levy passed by a landslide in yesterday’s special election, Grandview’s capital improvements levy is currently failing.

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Mosquito control efforts strong in 2014

The Benton County Mosquito District works to abate the spread of West Nile virus via proactive measures to treat mosquito breeding grounds.

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Sunnyside upended

Sunnyside has just one more chance to secure its second win of the 2014-15 campaign after succumbing to Eisenhower 71-39 last night.

Pirates end regular season with two wins

BICKLETON - Ending the regular season on a high note with two home wins this past weekend, Bickleton likely will finish fourth in the Greater Columbia 1B League.

Mabton sending four grapplers to Regional tourney

OROVILLE – Four Mabton grapplers will be competing at the Regional wrestling tourney this coming Friday and Saturday.

SCHS girls end league play unbeaten

LYLE – Lyle kept itself in the game for the first half of last Saturday’s game against Sunnyside Christian.

Sunnyside dominated by Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE – The regular season is nearing its end for the Sunnyside High School boys basketball team, which last Friday lost to Moses Lake, 77-47.

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Pool committee members commit to being proactive

Showing the Grandview City Council they are committed and willing to be proactive through community outreach, the Grandview Pool Committee last night discussed steps that must be taken as it moves forward.

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‘A game of two great communities’

Although Sunnyside Christian won last night’s game 61-26 against Bickleton, Lady Knights Coach Al Smeenk said he couldn’t have hoped for a better match-up.

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Grizzlies’ lead erased by third-quarter West Valley rally, Davis strong from start to finish

Sunnyside suffered a pair of league losses this past weekend to West Valley and Davis.

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Two down, three to go for Sunnyside Christian

The Lady Knights secured two more wins this past weekend, improving their record to 15-2 overall.

Pirates split weekend games

The Bickleton boys basketball team this past weekend lost its road game at Lyle on Friday, 54-51, but recovered from the loss to win Saturday’s home game against Glenwood, 66-33.

Eight Vikings headed to Districts

KITTITAS - After competing in a District seeding mixer in Kittitas this past Saturday, the Mabton Vikings wrestling team knows where it landed for this coming Friday and Saturday in Oroville.

Mabton wins three-of-six bouts

The Mabton wrestling team competed against Columbia-Burbank and Riverview last night, coming away with mixed results.

Another win for Sunnyside Christian girls

There are just five games left in the regular season for the Lady Knights.

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From bad boy to born again Christian, local hip-hop artist is singing a new tune

Local vocal artist Jose Ochoa’s career was on the rise in 2010.

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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.

City of Mabton mayor vindicated

City attorney finds no wrongdoing on part of Mario Martinez

MABTON – The citizens of Mabton need not worry, knowing their mayor has not abused his power or misused city funds.

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Vaccines save lives

The recent measles outbreak in California didn’t have to happen.

Sunnyside Christian claims 72-24 league win

TOPPENISH – The Sunnyside Christian girls basketball team dominated the court last night against the Yakama Tribal Eagles, prevailing 72-24.

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Parents’ concerns expressed to Mabton School Board

Parents are looking to the Mabton schools to communicate with them more often, provide a welcome environment, give them more meaningful roles in their children’s education and greater access to teachers.

Naches top team at Mabton Mat Classic

MABTON – This past Saturday the Mabton Vikings hosted the annual Mabton Mat Classic, which was won by Naches with 179 points.

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Raising alpacas a life-changing experience, says special guest

John and Jennifer Ely of Prosser’s Sage Bluff Alpacas have been raising their herd of cute, fuzzy creatures for nearly a decade.

SCHS remains undefeated in league play

The Sunnyside Christian girls improved their league record to 6-0, 11-2 overall this past Saturday against Klickitat, winning 68-17.

BHS boys split games

The Bickleton boys basketball team had a good start to its weekend, with a 58-46 win over Klickitat on Friday.

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United States Postal Service hits hard times

After 200 years of daily deliveries, the United States Postal Service has fallen on tough times.

Sunnyside Christian girls cage Coyotes

BURBANK – Columbia-Burbank is no easy pushover.

Mabton wins 4-of-7 matches against White Swan

WHITE SWAN – The Mabton wrestling team last Friday traveled to White Swan and defeated the Cougars four matches to three.

Bickleton falls twice on home floor

BICKLETON – The Bickleton boys basketball team lost its two home games this past weekend to Lyle and Sunnyside Christian.

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Students on their own time while learning another language

A small group of students at Grandview Middle School wanting to learn how to communicate with the deaf have been spending their own personal time to learn American Sign Language (ASL).

Sunnyside comes up short twice last weekend

Sunnyside didn’t give up during its two weekend games played against Eisenhower and Wenatchee this past Friday and Saturday.

Three Mabton grapplers earn wins

GRANDVIEW – The Mabton wrestling team this past Wednesday night joined Grandview and Prosser on the Greyhound mats.

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Christian club speaker found relationship with Christ at Bible study

PROSSER – Although she grew up in a loving home, where she learned respect and was a regular in church, this past Tuesday’s guest speaker at the Christian Women’s Connection meeting in Prosser did not know what it was like to connect with her faith.

Sunnyside wins first game of season

HERMISTON, ORE. – It may have been a tightly contested game, but Sunnyside is celebrating its first victory of the season.

Mabton High School grapplers pick up matches at double-dual

BENTON CITY – Two Mabton girls wrestling team members last night competed at a double-dual at Ki-Be.

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