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Jennie McGhan

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Police sergeant marks 25 years on the job

Growing up in in this town and being a part of a family who served the community helped Sgt. David Palacios from an early age.

$15.7 million budget to be adopted Dec. 8

The City Council will vote on a $15.7 million budget for 2016 at its Dec. 8 meeting.

Bonnieview Road will be vacated

The City Council voted 4-1 to vacate Bonnieview Road during a meeting last night.

Deputy on leave pending probe

A Yakima County Sheriff’s Office deputy will be arraigned Dec. 9 for domestic violence-harassment.

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Eight key players return to the hardwood this season

Eight of nine Pirate girls know what it means to face some tough basketball opponents.

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Grizzlies toughen up

Ending last season with a 1-19 record, the Grizzlies have their work cut out for them in boys basketball.

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Council approves $23.5 million budget

Following the continuation of a public hearing from Nov. 10, City Council last night adopted a $23.5 million budget for 2016.

Funding awarded for four community events, organizations

The community float committee, Yakima Valley Tourism, Northwest Nitro Nationals and American Legion will receive Lodging Tax Advisory Committee funding.

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Longtime Bleyhl manager retiring

Open house set for Nov. 30

For nearly 25 years, Greg Robertson has been the Bleyhl Farm Service, Inc. general manager.

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‘Polio Plus’ program helping Ethiopians

Former resident Kathy McCarthy had an opportunity to see first-hand the difference Rotary International’s “Polio Plus” program is making in other countries.

Top cadet assigned to State Patrol detachment

“I feel I would be happy anywhere. But, I am happy I get to stay close to home,” newly graduated Trooper Carlos N. Mata said of learning he has been assigned to the Grandview Washington State Patrol detachment.

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Return to state on the wish list for Sunnyside Christian

Losing the title game to seven-time 1B State champions Colton last season, the Sunnyside Christian girls hoops team has high hopes for the 2015-16 campaign.

Sunnyside Police break up armed brawl

Police say a party got out of hand early yesterday morning and led to a brawl involving several people.

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‘Welcome to Grandview’

New gateway sign installed

Motorists entering the west side of town will now be greeted with a digital sign.

Council to honor police sergeant

Budget, Bonnieview Road also on Tuesday's agenda

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Music of the 1960s marked change in society

The 1960s was a time filled with change.

Airport committee wants a new sign

Members of the Sunnyside Municipal Airport Advisory Board want a new airport sign.

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City’s fencing project will clean up eyesores

City Council members hope to enhance several properties they consider eyesores in the community.

Grandview girls prepare for season

Greyhounds stronger, more experienced

Coach Chad Bunker is looking forward to the girls basketball season.

Teen arrested after assaulting teacher

A high school student was arrested yesterday after assaulting a teacher.

Commissioners adopt $235.6 million budget

The county’s 2016 budget was formally adopted at yesterday’s commissioners’ meeting.

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Sharks keeping the legacy alive

The Sunnyside Sharks summer swim team has been a Mid-Valley Swim League powerhouse for several years.

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Grandview divided on Bonnieview Road closure

“Take your time to make sure this is going to be the best decision.” - Brad Charvet, Grandview educator and citizen

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Belief in athletes changes mindsets

The 2015 football season was one of the most successful in about 10 years.

Transportation Benefit District disbanded

Council to have public hearing

The Transportation Benefit District established in 2011 was disbanded last night.

New councilman concerned about low voter turn-out

Voter turn-out in Grandview was just above 23 percent during the Nov. 3 General Election.

Pet projects to be added to 2016 budget

Included in the 2016 preliminary budget will be a few projects the City Council would like to see completed.

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Granger artist’s work selected for annual exhibit

The 58th annual Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition is now on display at the Larson Gallery in Yakima.

Voter turn-out down in Sunnyside

Only 23 percent of the 4,428 registered Sunnyside voters are reported to have voted this past Tuesday, according to the latest ballot count yesterday.

Loaded gun found at Prosser school

The gun confiscated at Housel Middle School was a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, according to police.

Greyhounds end season on a high note

The Grandview football team won its final game of the season last night by an astounding 50-8 score.

Gun found on middle school campus in Prosser

School officials are being debriefed today about a student suspended for possessing a gun on campus.

Grandview contests still close

Sewell leads in port race

The mayoral, city council and port commissioner races are still too close to call.

Grandview contests still close

Sewell leads in port race

The mayoral, city council and port commissioner races are still too close to call.

Childress in the lead…so far

As of 8 p.m. last night Grandview Mayor Norm Childress led challenger Joan Souders by more than 50 votes after the first round of ballot counting.

Brewer leads council race by slim margin

Only 16 votes separate Top 3 candidates

After the initial election-night tally, a 16 vote margin separates the Top 3 candidates for the Position No. 4 City Council race.

Grandview mayor leading challenger

Mayor Norm Childress leads challenger Joan Souders by more than 50 votes after the first round of ballot counting tonight.

The incumbent mayoral candidate has a slim lead in his re-election bid.

Brewer leads Grandview council race

Only 16 votes separate Top 3 candidates

Gaylord Brewer has just 12 more votes than Mary Barrett and 16 more than Betty Garza in a tight race for Grandview City Council.

East Valley defenders hold ‘Hounds back

The Grandview football team couldn’t get its running game going thanks to the defensive efforts of visiting East Valley last Friday.

Lady Vikes all wet in season-ending match

Wet and soggy conditions don’t make for an ideal soccer match.

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Technology may be to blame for increase in traffic accidents

A dramatic rise in traffic accidents this year is getting the attention of law enforcement officials.

Public elects not to offer any suggestions on county-wide hazard mitigation plan

Grandview Police Chief Kal Fuller was the only person in attendance at a public hearing on the Yakima County Hazard Mitigation Plan at the Grandview Library last Thursday night.

YVCC Grandview classes on schedule Monday

Fire damages storage facility, not classrooms

College dean says classes will be on tehir regular schedule tomorrow despite a late Saturday night fire

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County’s newest tactical tender not all that tender of a vehicle

Yakima County Fire District #5 has purchased a new tactical tender for its station in Sunnyside.

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Sales manager uses social networking to help meet needs of local folks

Seeing a familiar face, knowing the person looking to sell you that new washer and dryer has your best interest in mind can be a strong motivator for community members visiting Aaron’s in Sunnyside.

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Historic carousel a dream come true

“We didn’t know what we had,” Eric Van Winkle of the Three Rivers Carousel Foundation told Nouvella Club members at last Thursday’s meeting.

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$235.6 million preliminary budget addressed by county commissioners

Public hearings in Yakima scheduled for Nov. 3-4

Yakima County commissioners yesterday reviewed a $235.6 million preliminary budget for 2016, and set the dates for the county’s public budget hearings.

Cherry pickers file lawsuit against Outlook orchardists

Outlook orchardists are being accused of under paying their employees. A lawsuit against Upland Vineyards was filed in the U.S. District Court Eastern District yesterday.

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‘Hounds still in playoff hunt with second win

With only two wins this season, Grandview football coach Rick Ramos thinks the Greyhounds may still have hopes of getting into the playoffs.

Investigation into police sergeant’s overtime still open

An investigation into the amount of overtime charged to the Sunnyside Police Department a couple of years ago has been ongoing since Police Chief Al Escalera was hired.