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Jennie McGhan

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Fate of Yellowstone Trail rests with city of S’side

It was nearly 15 years ago that Lower Valley residents were alerted to the history behind the Yellowstone Trail when Yakima County decided to repave Grandview Pavement Road.

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Lower Valley Pathway part of county’s trails plan

ZILLAH – Community leaders and the public last night voiced their ideas and thoughts about Yakima County’s trail plan, which is also included in the county’s comprehensive plan.

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Youths, adults have meeting of the minds

Sunnyside United, an adult coalition formed with the objective of identifying drug and alcohol problems, and Lead and Seed students, the youth coalition formed for the same purpose, held a joint meeting yesterday.

Chickens in city limits?

Planning commission evaluating city’s livestock and poultry code

The current Sunnyside Municipal Code prohibits residents within the city limits from raising poultry on their property.

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Marking memories of the tender years

Elementary school is a time for many changes and development. It is a time when students mature from kindergarteners with a limited knowledge of the world around them to fifth graders preparing to enter middle school.

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NW Nitro Nationals return to Sunnyside

For Team Peterson it’s a family affair

Kerry Peterson of Team Peterson isn’t just the father and team manager overseeing the logistics that make it possible for Bret and Chelsea Peterson to compete in hill climb events across the nation.

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Othello brings end to Grandview’s season

It was a disappointing end to a whirlwind of a season for the Grandview soccer team.

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Toppenish upends ’Hounds in District title match

One more chance for Grandview to qualify for State

GRANDVIEW – The Greyhound soccer team is very familiar with Toppenish and the odds were in Grandview’s favor during last night’s CWAC District championship game.

Grandview season ends at 0-20

GRANDVIEW – The Lady Greyhounds gave last night’s twin bill against visiting Prosser everything they had, according to Grandview Coach Doug Hansen.

New police chief upbeat about impending changes

With changes in management there are bound to be changes to any organization.

Auditor’s office deems Mabton schools in compliance

The Mabton School District passed its two most recent state audits with flying colors.

Sunnyside 19-3 winners in chalking up second victory

Although the season hasn’t been chockfull of victories, the Sunnyside fastpitch softball team last night had something to celebrate.

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’Hounds to play for District title

Greyhound soccer fans were on their feet during a nail-biting, nerve-wracking District semi-final match-up against Othello last night at Rich Leenhouts Stadium.

Grandview finances in much better shape

The 2014 budget is healthier than originally projected.

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Euclid lift station improvements showcased for Grandview Council

Improvements to Grandview’s Euclid lift station are nearly complete.

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Grandview School District leaders honored

GRANDVIEW – Despite the lack of a quorum at last night’s Grandview School Board meeting, Superintendent Kevin Chase moved forward with the district’s annual employee of the year awards. Staff members were lauded for their commitment to the students in Grandview.

Mabton ends 2014 season with playoff loss

Mabton’s hopes of advancing beyond the opening round of SCAC playoff action were dashed with a 2-0 loss to Wahluke this past Saturday.

Ike pitcher tosses no-no against SHS

Eisenhower’s Abigail Watkins pitched splendidly last Friday against visiting Sunnyside.

Grandview suffers 19-1 losses to Ephrata

The Grandview fastpitch softball team continues to work through the many challenges it has faced this season, including loss of players due to injury and ineligibility, as well as those who have just chosen to leave the program.

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Youngsters gearing up for Grand Prix Pinewood Derby

After earning their cars via a points system established by their AWANA leaders, several youngsters in the youth program at Grace Brethren Church in Sunnyside are preparing for a Grand Prix Pinewood Derby event.

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Catholic Charities provides number of opportunities for Lower Valley residents

Catholic Charities has been helping families in the Lower Yakima Valley find affordable housing for a number of years.

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Helping others heal motivation for S’side massage therapist

The benefits of massage therapy are not just physical, but emotional, as well.

Mabton Vikings disappointed with 5-3 loss to Highland

MABTON – The Mabton boys soccer team set the pace against visiting Highland last night, but had too many missed opportunities.

Police officers going awry

It sickens me to hear about law enforcement or former law enforcement officials taking a turn toward criminal activity.

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New police chief pleased with Cinco de Mayo festivities

Sunnyside Police Chief Albert Escalera experienced his first Cinco de Mayo festival, meeting members of the community this past weekend.

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Las Lupitas Panaderia has a new home

For approximately 15 years Las Lupitas Panaderia has been providing Sunnyside residents with delectable Mexican baked goods at its location on the corner of Yakima Valley Highway and North 13th Street.

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3-D printer brings new technology to the classroom

GRANDVIEW - It’s been widely acknowledged that students need to be more engaged in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs to meet the needs of the workforce.

Panthers take bites out of Sunnyside girls

“The first game was probably one of the best games we have played against Wenatchee in a long time,” Lady Grizzly fastpitch softball Coach Ralph Mendoza said of last Friday’s twin bill against the Panthers.

Ellensburg remains undefeated with wins over Grandview

Ellensburg maintained its winning record this past Friday to retain its No. 1 position in the CWAC softball standings.

Mabton Vikings’ slide continues with 4-1 loss to Warden

The Mabton boys soccer team was unable to snap its recent losing streak this past Saturday against host Warden.

’Hounds win battle of CWAC unbeatens

GRANDVIEW – For the second time in five days the Grandview Greyhound soccer team found itself in a shootout situation.

Mabton losing streak extended to four matches

ROYAL CITY – Although the Mabton Viking soccer team fought hard for 15 shots on goal against host Royal last night, the Vikings were only able to put the ball away one time.

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The key is remembering your vows

For the past 15 years my husband and I have shared our lives together.

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Heartlinks agency weathering national health care changes

“The medical delivery system is unsettled…there’s no other way to say it was turbulent in 2013,” Heartlinks Hospice and Palliative Care Director Ron Jetter said at yesterday’s board meeting.

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School board advised to devise a facilities plan

MABTON – If the Mabton School District is to plan for facility upgrades to better serve its students, it must develop a facilities and capital projects plan.

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Nuestra Casa continues to serve the under-served

Nuestra Casa in Sunnyside was founded on the principles of serving the community by providing services to those who are in need of support and educational opportunities.

Moses Lake bats too hot for Sunnyside

MOSES LAKE – Sunnyside’s play in the field was was much better last Friday, but the bats weren’t connecting with the ball against host Moses Lake.

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‘Into the Woods’ good for lots of laughs

For a night filled with laughter, the Grandview High School Drama Club has your ticket.

Grandview still perfect in CWAC play

OTHELLO – This past Saturday’s match between Grandview and host Othello may have been the most exciting of the season for the Greyhounds.

Grandview defeats league foe Mustangs, 2-1

PROSSER – Grandview Coach Anne Holden said she knew last night’s league rivalry match against Prosser was going to be intense.

Annual Sage Rat Run May 17-18

What once was a community service project has grown to become an annual event.

Strong defensive effort not enough for Mabton in 1-0 loss

GRANGER – Playing short-handed again, the Mabton Vikings put up a good defense against host Granger.

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New name for Grandview church

Nearly two years ago the congregation of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grandview began considering a few changes.

Security liaisons, nurses pitch staffing needs to Sunnyside School Board

Contemplating the potential for additional staffing, if the budget allows, Sunnyside School District’s security staff and nurses would like to see at least one more staff member added to their schedules.

Common sense lacking in this world

I have been accused of lacking common sense, but it seems to me I have more common sense than others.

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Field of dreams

Community residents, youngsters urged to get their hands dirty

For the second year Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley has started its community garden and youth ranch outreach program.

Teamwork helps schools address list of priorities

A few years ago, the Sunnyside School District developed a list of 100 priorities, aimed at improving the education of students.

County planners at odds with commissioners in banning marijuana production and retail firms

Yakima County commissioners yesterday (Tuesday) set a date for a public hearing to determine the feasibility of implementing a land-use ordinance that would ban the sale, production and processing of recreational marijuana.

SHS suffers 11-0 loss to Chiefs

Although the Lady Grizzly fastpitch softball team suffered an 11-0 loss to Moses Lake last night, Sunnyside Coach Ralph Mendoza is proud of pitcher Amber Cornwell for holding the Chiefs to just eight hits.

Grandview on four-match winning streak

Since starting CWAC league play the Grandview Greyhounds have remained undefeated.