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Jennie McGhan

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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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Community urged to use service projects website

Whether a person is looking to assist with a community service project or needs help with a project, a website has been established to assist with service endeavors in Grandview and other communities.

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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New ownership breathes new life into Grandview assisted living center

GRANDVIEW – Staff at Grandview’s Orchard House, the community’s only assisted living center, are excited about the changes that will soon be taking place.

Pirates drop heartbreakers

The Bickleton boys basketball team lost a pair of games on the road last Friday and Saturday.

Lady Knights secure two wins

This past Friday and Saturday the Sunnyside Christian girls earned a couple of wins, handily defeating both Klickitat and Lyle-Wishram.

Pool analysis in Grandview sought before summer’s end

GRANDVIEW – At the Grandview Swim Pool Committee meeting last night (Thursday), Grandview Parks and Recreation Director Mike Carpenter said he is hoping to have a new analysis regarding the current pool’s condition completed before the summer.

S’side Christian pushed by Coyotes

KITTITAS – The Sunnyside Christian girls hoops squad had to crash the boards hard to ensure last night’s victory against Kittitas, 60-51.

Mabton’s Lupercio, Martinez fare well in Granger

GRANGER – Last night the Mabton wrestling team competed against Granger, Cle Elum, Columbia-Burbank and Riverview in the Spartans’ gym.

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SHS staff gets crash course in safety protocols

There are new procedures and protocols being implemented in the Sunnyside schools to keep students safe in a threatening situation.

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Low voter turnout means two people out of every five make decisions for all

As the state and county start to feel the impacts from last November’s General Election, it may be a good idea to reflect that those changes were brought about by the lowest voter turnout in more than 20 years.

Four Vikes have perfect day in Sunnyside

Although team scores weren’t kept this past Saturday at the Sunnyside High School JV Mixer, Mabton Coach John Kilian couldn’t be happier with the performances of four of his varsity grapplers.

Prosser claims eight-point win against Sunnyside

PROSSER – Getting off to a slow start may have been the downfall for Sunnyside last Friday in Prosser.

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No luck for Irish on Lady Knights’ home floor

It was Annie Brouwer of class 1B Sunnyside Christian who had the touch this past Saturday against 2B DeSales.

Bickleton boys split games at Helix Christmas Break Tourney

HELIX, ORE. – The Bickleton Pirates this past Monday and Tuesday competed in Helix, Ore. at the Helix Christmas Break Tournament.

Lower Yakima Valley mayors look ahead to 2015

Everyone, it seems, wants to know what the new year will hold.

Lupercio lone Mabton medalist at Pomeroy tournament

Mabton’s Sergio Lupercio was the only Viking to medal at yesterday’s Pomeroy Invitational.

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Insurance representative finds her job rewarding

Just more than two years ago, Yesenia Godinez was working as a receptionist for Bryan Robison State Farm Insurance in Sunnyside.

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Longtime business owner to retire Dec. 31

He’s owned several businesses in Sunnyside, including School Spirit on East Edison Avenue, with a single-minded passion to serve the community.

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Counselors endeavor to share Christmas spirit with families in Outlook

Not all families have the warmest, happiest of holidays each year.

Mabton comes away with three titles at tourney

Although not all Mabton wrestlers fared as well as they would have liked at the Kittitas Express Wrestling Tournament this past Wednesday night, three came out on top.

Looking ahead anxiously to Christmas with my family

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is nearly here.

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Airport rules, regulations under review by advisory board

Line by line, paragraph by paragraph…the Sunnyside Airport Advisory Board is looking at the rules and regulations for the Sunnyside Municipal Airport.

Teachers’ contract inked in Mabton

The Mabton School District and the Mabton Education Association have come to terms.

Sunnyside Grizzlies still hunting for first win

It was a tough weekend for the Grizzly boys basketball team, which suffered a couple of non-league losses to Hanford and Kamiakin.

Bickleton Pirates notch two weekend victories

The Bickleton boys basketball team this past weekend secured a couple of wins, defeating Glenwood on Friday and Helix this past Saturday.

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Message of Christian club speaker is that we are all products of change

Whether we are experiencing times of joy or times that are challenging, the choices a person makes will bring about changes.

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Engineer sticks with local company through thick and thin

Since graduating from Eastern Washington University in 2008 with a degree in mechanical engineering technology, Josh Ziegler has seen several changes at the company he was hired to work for…Sunnyside’s ShirAul Bullet Trailers.

Transportation benefit district projects OK’d

A $232,000 budget was last night adopted by Grandview’s Transportation Benefit District Board, which consists of the members of the city council.

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Longtime mechanic thrives on looking out for others

Ensuring he has time for his family and wanting to help out members of his community, Tony Cromwell has operated Cromwell Radiator and Auto Repair in Grandview since 2003.

Sunnyside Christian ekes out 60-58 win

The Sunnyside Christian girls basketball team in its first regulation game of the season narrowly escaped a loss.

Three Vikes unbeaten last night at double-dual meet held in Mabton

It was a trio of Vikings who went undefeated last night against White Swan and Tri-City Prep.

Bickleton Pirates lose season opener to Granger’s JV squad

After canceling two games last week the Bickleton Pirates were finally able to dust off their sneakers and took to the hardwood against Granger’s JV squad last night.

Soar Scholarship opens doors for 2014 SHS graduate

When Nereyda Barajas of Sunnyside was considering her options for college last year, she had her mind set on three state universities.

Three Mabton wrestlers earn top honors at Ellensburg invitational

ELLENSBURG – It was a great start to the 2014-15 season for the 2B Mabton wrestling team this past Saturday at the Ellensburg JV Invitational.

Local non-profit expanding services with move to Granger

GRANGER – Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley is no longer headquartered in Sunnyside.

Jamboree games jump start season for SCHS girls

The Grandview girls hoops jamboree last night showed Sunnyside Christian High School Coach Al Smeenk that the Lady Knights still have some work ahead of them.

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S’side native a World bench press champion

As a Sunnyside High School athlete, Zachary Marquez stayed in shape by hitting the weights.

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Christian students lauded for supporting Union Gospel Mission

Sunnyside Christian students during the annual Thanksgiving chapel service learned how the life of one woman has been changed via programs offered at Union Gospel Mission in Yakima.

Longtime ’Hound takes helm of new girls wrestling team

For the past few years there has been a greater interest in girls wrestling programs.

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Not all treasure made of gold and silver

Historical artifacts unearthed on the streets of Sunnyside

He’s yet to unearth a trunk full of pirates’ gold, nonetheless Sunnyside’s Don Outhet has been hunting for, and finding, lots of small treasures for the last 14 or so years.

Giving thanks for the season

Although yesterday was Thanksgiving, I can’t help but share how grateful I am with the people who have chosen to share their lives with me.

$15.6 million budget discussions take up most of council’s time

Grandview City Treasurer Matt Cordray last night continued discussions with city council regarding the proposed $15.6 million budget for 2015.

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Air flight service saves lives of critical patients

Most hospitals in the state of Washington are designated as level IV trauma centers, meaning patients needing critical care must be transferred to a higher level care facility.

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In service to others

Some wear the title of “Christian” as a badge of honor, others wear it as a shield and a few live their lives as an example without boasting.

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Lighted Farm Implement Parade route changed this year

Changes to the downtown streets of Sunnyside mean the route for parades, particularly the annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade, must be altered.

City of Grandview addresses minor issues found by state auditors

The Washington State Auditor’s Office last week released its accountability audit for the city of Grandview, finding three areas that needed to be addressed based on financial activities from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013.

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Providing credit opportunities for others motivates loan officer

There have been many challenges for Estefania Olivera, but adversity has made her appreciative of life.

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McClure Elementary focused on improving learning for students, teachers, parents

Educating students requires teamwork on the part of teachers, parents and students, which is the focus of the three indicators emphasized by McClure Elementary School’s improvement plan presented to the Grandview School Board last night.