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Jennie McGhan

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Sunnyside clinches No. 2 seed into playoffs

The Sunnyside boys soccer team will next Tuesday travel to Wenatchee for the first round of District action.

Grandview’s lone league loss comes in final CWAC contest

For the first and only time this season, Grandview was outplayed in CWAC action last night.

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Senior transfer student at SHS signs to play hoops at CBC

A senior transfer student rarely makes the kind of impact that Liddy Valle has.

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Port of Sunnyside to sell excess water to irrigation districts

Noting the Yakima Valley is experiencing a drought this year, the Port of Sunnyside commissioners last night authorized Port Director Jay Hester to sell the port’s excess water to the local irrigation districts.

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Grizzlies blank Ike

The Sunnyside boys soccer team just has tomorrow’s game to win to secure an automatic berth to the Regional tourney.

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Human resources supervisor is at home at JCPenney store

Earlier this month, Harriet Wertenberger celebrated her 37th work anniversary, having been employed at the Sunnyside JCPenney store since high school.

’Hounds hand Jackrabbits first defeat in CWAC play

Unbeaten in league play going into this past Saturday’s match, it was anyone’s game in Grandview.

One family still awaits repairs to flooded home

It was nearly three months ago when several families on South 15th Street awoke to find their homes flooded as a result of a break in one of the city of Sunnyside’s water lines.

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Top hillclimbers look forward to Northwest Nitro weekend

There are many venues across the nation in the North American Hillclimbers Association circuit, but none compare to Dry Creek Recreation area north of Sunnyside.

Surging Sunnyside pounds West Valley

YAKIMA – The Sunnyside High School soccer squad, in spite of a rough second half, defeated West Valley 4-2 yesterday.

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Energy savings program pitched to G’view Council

GRANDVIEW – The first step in a program that will help the city of Grandview determine projects to save energy and money was taken last night during a special study session of the Grandview City Council.

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On-stage production in Grandview makes for an enjoyable night out

On-Stage Review

A great little tale of a young orphan girl, rescued and protected by the gods until a peasant couple falls in love with her and decides to raise her as their own.

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New Safeway manager integrating with community

The Sunnyside Safeway store has a new manager, and Octavio Zarate is looking forward to helping the store become more involved in the community.

Sunnyside Christian absorbs pair of losses

It’s the first time this season the Sunnyside Christian fastpitch team (8-5) has lost two games in a row, but visiting Liberty Christian this past Saturday challenged the Lady Knights like no other team has.

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Congressman gets up-close look at new reservoir

The $26 million Roza re-regulation reservoir is nearing the second phase of construction, giving U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse a good idea of what its completion will mean to the irrigation district’s customers.

’Hounds at top of CWAC standings

The Grandview boys soccer team maintained its league lead in the CWAC with a couple of wins last Friday and Saturday.

Selah blanks G’view netters

It was a rough day on the tennis courts for Grandview yesterday (Thursday). Both the boys and girls were blanked by Selah (5-0).

Denchel low scorer for Sunnyside

The Sunnyside boys golf team took to the links for the fourth Big Nine League match of the season on Tuesday of this week at Yakima Elks Golf and Country Club.

Not the best day for Grandview girls

Although the Grandview girls golf team didn’t have their best day on the links, Coach Glenn Braman said he was pleased with the performance of the team’s three freshmen this past Tuesday.

Temper tantrum among prisoners

At the beginning of the month I attended a Yakima County Commission meeting and learned several Yakima County Jail inmates had filed claims against the county, amounting to millions of dollars.

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City, school officials share emergency response ideas

Sunnyside school personnel have been working on safety and security protocols, teaching staff and students how to react to different emergency scenarios.

Ephrata, Quincy best Grandview

SOAP LAKE – Aaron Whalen of Ephrata was the medalist at yesterday’s CWAC match at Lakeview Golf & Country Club in Soap Lake.

Scores coming down for Sunnyside girls

MOSES LAKE – Sunnyside golfer Carolina Limon shaved another seven strokes off her game yesterday at Moses Lake Golf Club, carding a 126.

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Restoration business provides peace of mind

Anyone who has experienced the devastation of having water, fire or wind damage their home knows what it is like to wonder, “What now?”

Sunnyside improves record to 5-3 in league play

YAKIMA – Last Friday the Sunnyside soccer team fought a closely contested match against Davis and prevailed 2-1 over the Pirates.

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Port’s executive director person of year in G’view

GRANDVIEW – There are several members of the community of Grandview who step up regularly, dedicating themselves to making the lives of others better.

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Lady Knights take twin bill from Cougars

Sunnyside Christian improved its record to 7-2 with a couple of victories against Lyle last Friday.

More time for people than for paperwork

Visiting schools on a regular basis, I was surprised earlier this week when I was made aware Sunnyside has a principal who has taken a different approach from others I have met.

Sunnyside, Grandview high schools earn state accolades

Both Sunnyside and Grandview high schools were earlier this week named among the top 10 percent of schools in Washington state for achievement and improvement in reading and math for three years in a row.

Difficult, end-of-life conversations are necessary part of life

Some conversations are not easy to have.

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Sign ordinance under review by city officials

City of Sunnyside staff have been in the process of reviewing the current sign ordinance and are looking at how the language in the ordinance affects development in the community.

Lady Knights drop game against Kittitas

The Sunnyside Christian fastpitch softball team yesterday suffered a 23-6 loss to Kittitas. It is only the second game the Lady Knights have lost this season.

Budget amendment OK’d for pool house improvements

The Grandview City Council last night approved an amendment to the 2015 capital improvement fund, adjusting its budget, for improvements to the pool house at the Grandview municipal swimming pool.

Wildcats deal Grandview pair of league losses

TOPPENISH – This past Saturday’s twin bill losses to Toppenish have the Grandview fastpitch softball team still in search of its first win.

Sunnyside lawmaker convinced Yucca Mountain ‘workable site’ to store the nation’s nuclear waste

But many hurdles remain

MERCURY, NEV. – Yucca Mountain in remote Las Vegas County, Nev. has the potential to store an estimated 70,000 to 77,000 tons of nuclear waste materials for upwards of a million years.

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Sunnyside clinic reaches out to local community

Staff from Lincoln Family Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Center for Community Health Promotion were on-hand this past Saturday to help Sunnyside residents learn more about the services available in the community.

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Lady Knights win both ends of doubleheader

Keeping their eye on the ball and knowing how to wait for the correct pitch yesterday, Sunnyside Christian’s fastpitch softball team won both its games against White Swan.

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Othello Huskies remain unbeaten on year

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview High School boys soccer team had hopes of spoiling Othello’s perfect record yesterday, but those hopes were dashed as the Huskies handed the ‘Hounds a 3-1 defeat.

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Hutchinson says goodbye

New owners take over local produce stand

For 35 years Sunnyside residents have come to depend on Dolores Hutchinson and her produce stand to supply fruits and vegetables for their dinner tables.

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Three-peat for SHS science fair students

After winning the Excellence in Scientific and Engineering Achievement Award for the third year in a row, it only got better for Sunnyside High School’s science students.

Spidle, Limon low scorers for Sunnyside in league play

WENATCHEE – Sunnyside’s Alyson Spidle and Carolina Limon made their season debuts this past Monday at the par-72 Wenatchee Golf and Country Club.

Ike claims shootout win against Grizzlies

YAKIMA – What proved to be a nail biter of a match took place yesterday when Sunnyside and Eisenhower met up at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima.

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Police department reorganization required while chief undergoes training at academy

While Sunnyside Police Chief Al Escalera is away at the FBI academy to undergo training, the Sunnyside Police Department will have a temporary reorganization.

Van Boven low Sunnyside scorer

The Sunnyside boys golf team yesterday at Apple Tree Golf Resort shaved 22 strokes off its team score from the squad’s previous league outing.

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Grizzlies blank West Valley

Sunnyside dominated last Friday’s boys prep soccer game, blanking the visiting West Valley Rams.

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SHS has a new clock

What had been somewhat of an icon at Sunnyside High School was removed when the school was modernized a few years ago.

Greyhounds up record to 4-2

It took 64 minutes, but Grandview eventually emerged victorious against the Quincy Jackrabbits this past Saturday, 1-0.

Oil spill clean-up costs at nearly $1 million (and counting)

Clean-up of the March 1 oil spill that originated just outside Sunnyside on land owned by the Deaton family is estimated to have cost nearly $1 million, so far.

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40-home development underway

Move-in date for $8.8 million Sunnyside Housing Authority project planned

Just about a year from now, new housing is expected to be ready for families to move into at the Sunnyside Housing Authority’s newest development, Rainier Court.

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Grizzlies blank Prosser

A return to the home pitch was made that much sweeter for the Sunnyside Grizzly soccer squad last night as it blanked class 2A Prosser by a score of 3-0.