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Jennie McGhan

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Community members lauded

Chase recipient of Grandview Person of the Year Award

The recipients of last night’s Grandview Chamber of Commerce Community Awards have much to smile about.

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The new era of book publishing

Former Sunnyside resident talks about being an author

The publishing world has changed with the explosion of e-books.

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Elementary students to stage ‘Peter and Wendy’

Children’s performance set for tomorrow

Students are hard at work this week rehearsing for tomorrow’s production of “Peter and Wendy.”

Local funeral home lauded

Grant Smith named ‘Agent of the Year’

A family-owned funeral home is reaping the rewards of providing care to area families.

Helipad on new hospital nothing to worry about

A helipad included in plans for Sunnyside Community Hospital’s new facility will not impact local airport operations.

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Sheriff’s staff lauded

Deputies and staff of the sheriff’s office were recognized at yesterday’s Yakima County Commissioners meeting.

Clerk, attorney sue county commissioners

Benton County Superior Court accepts cases

Two lawsuits filed on behalf of the Yakima County clerk and her personal attorney are in the hands of Benton County Superior Court.

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Community meets finalists for superintendent

Hilyard, Anderson, McKay eager to serve

Community members are looking for a strong superintendent.

Burnett low scorer for Grizzlies

Wenatchee team wins golf tournament

In her first outing this season, Rylie Burnett led the Grizzlies girls golf team on 18 holes at Three Lakes Golf Course yesterday

Knights golfers win match

It was a winning day for the Sunnyside Christian golf team.

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Miss Grandview crowned

Trevino wins four scholarships

The community has a new representative to attend parades, ribbon cuttings and community events.

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Natural gas line breaks, prompting Grandview evacuation

Residents, motorists asked to leave area for 6.5 hours

Life is back to normal today after a natural gas line rupture prompted a 6.5-hour evacuation yesterday.

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Bus service weighs options

A non-profit agency operating a bus system wants to know if riders will pay a fare, and how often services are used.

Secretaries seek pay hike

Prosser school employees also calling for better benefits

School secretaries are asking the district for more pay and better benefits.

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Sunnyside farmers market returning to Centennial Square

City’s outdoor produce stands open May 25

Fresh produce, crafts and food items will again be available at the local farmers market, beginning May 25.

Police investigating death of domestic violence victim

Cause and manner of death unknown

Manslaughter trial postponed to August

A local man accused of killing his brother will not see the inside of a courtroom today.

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Diner serves homemade fare

A former gas station-turned-diner has nostalgia in store for customers.

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Change ahead for air services

Starting tomorrow, the local flight provider will have a new name.

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Family fun night planned by seniors

A pair of high school seniors are planning a family night for the entire community.

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New site offers greater options

The owner and employees of a longtime business are busy moving into new digs.

Bail set in tampering charge

Sunnyside man faces April 27 hearing

A local man charged with third-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment and witness tampering must post $30,000 bail.

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Community provides input on search

Board to review applications April 28-29

Servant leadership and an ability to connect with voters are among characteristics the community wants in its next school superintendent.

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Warm days a boon for growers

Temperatures will approach record highs

Lower Valley residents are anticipating warm, spring-like weather during the next couple of days.

Rape report involves Granger teens

Prosecutors are waiting for documents involving a reported statutory rape case.

Former Mabton employees file suit

Workers seek more than $500,000 in damages

The mayor, city administrator and city are named in a lawsuit seeking $550,000 in damages.

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Julian Naranjo named Mr. SHS

Program raises more than $3,400 for Children’s Village

Families seeking services at Children’s Village in Yakima have a little less to worry about.

School menus online

A new School District food service website provides parents with school meal information and nutrition.

Granger woman faces DUI charge

Three children injured in crash

Three children are recovering today from injuries sustained in a crash that led to the arrest of a Granger woman.

Firefighters look to buy flags by July 4

About $1,000 of more than $11,000 raised

The dream of having enough flags on display throughout downtown is a little closer to reality.

Pool construction faces two-month delay

Improvements to the city’s swimming pool are still anticipated for this summer.

Man accused of assaulting officer

Deputies help subdue suspect

Bail set at $100,000 in armed robbery

A 19-year-old Grandview man will need to post bail before he can be released from jail.

Mabton police chief resigns

Two lawsuits pending against city officials

The police chief is no longer working for the city.

Mabton employees withdraw complaints

Police chief back at work

The police chief is back on duty just days after he and another employee withdrew complaints against the mayor and city administrator.

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Cole trial set for April 29

Sunnyside’s superintendent of schools is headed to trial at 9 a.m. on April 29.

District awards contract

An agency that hired the current superintendent of schools will lead the district’s search for a replacement.

Mabton names interim chief

Cedillo back on the job Friday

The city’s new police sergeant is fulfilling the police chief’s duties until tomorrow.

Two awaiting charges in robbery

Clerk’s quick action lauded by store owner

A man and a woman are in the municipal jail today awaiting formal charges in an attempted armed robbery Monday night.

Mabton police chief suspended

The city’s top cop is the second police chief in the Lower Yakima Valley to be suspended in the last two months.

Shots fired in robbery attempt

Two people are in jail, a boy was released to a parent and another man is happy to be alive following an attempted armed robbery last night.

Local man returns to jail

Witness tampering suspected

A local man is back in jail on a charge of witness tampering.

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Seahawk helps with park project

A freshman at Mabton Junior/Senior High School has set her sights on improving a city park.

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Property owner cleaning up nuisance land

Cornwell working to meet county demands

Clean up efforts are under way at two properties owned by a local man facing legal issues.

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Ice house arrives in downtown Sunnyside

A new option is on the way, dispensing ice and bottled water at one automated location.

Grandview clinic opens doors again

Birch Street back after four-year hiatus

One of the community’s primary medical centers is again open for business.

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Pickup crashes into school bus

Students uninjured in three-vehicle mishap

Students on a Sunnyside Christian School bus, the drivers and another person escaped severe injury in a three-vehicle crash yesterday.

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District phasing out alternative school

One of the Lower Valley’s few remaining alternative high schools is being phased out.

Council addresses nuisance properties

The city is working to remedy concerns over nuisance properties, and recognize property owners who take care of their yards.

Mabton council considering water purchase

Officials will review contract at March 22 meeting

The city is looking to an Ellensburg bait company for additional water rights.