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Jennie McGhan

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Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce may be left holding an empty bag

Could be, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce may have to make do next year with a whole lot less money than it’s accustomed to receiving from the city.

Turnovers costly for Vikes

WHITE SWAN – The Mabton football team’s league record dropped to 2-2, 4-4 overall after losing last Friday’s game 20-8 to White Swan.

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City partners with lumber company to land nearly $1 million for expansion

GRANDVIEW – The city of Grandview was last week awarded nearly $1 million in Supporting Investment in Economic Development (SIED) funding.

Lady Vikes 5-2 winners over Goldendale Timberwolves

The Mabton Lady Vikings took to the pitch and won 5-2 over vising Goldendale last night after having canceled its last three matches due to a shortage of players.

Visiting Cadets chalk up 3-0 sweep at Sunnyside

It was another tough match for the Sunnyside Lady Grizzly volleyball team, which has so far this season won just once.

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New postmaster search underway in Outlook

The Outlook Post Office is currently without a postmaster. That doesn’t mean its customers are without service, however.

County’s preliminary budget for 2015 totals $240.9 million

YAKIMA – Yakima County commissioners yesterday (Tuesday) adopted a $240.9 million preliminary 2015 budget for the county and set the dates for the county’s 2015 budget hearings.

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Vikings blast Soap Lake 42-7 in homecoming game

It was a triumphant homecoming for the Viking football team last Friday.

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Being found means one was lost, says Christian women’s speaker

To acknowledge that she has been found, Christian Women’s Connection speaker Lois Williams said she had to admit she had been lost.

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Cisneros looking forward to promoting health among seniors

Newly crowned Miss Sunnyside, Liliana Cisneros, is passionate about promoting health and fitness for seniors in the community.

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Parents of swimmers form pool committee

A new swimming pool committee has been formed in Grandview.

Lady Grizzlies fall in three to Moses Lake

Sunnyside didn’t borrow momentum from last Thursday’s win over Davis against Moses Lake last night.

Sunnyside City Council approves airport resolutions

Submitted to the Sunnyside City Council for approval last night were three resolutions that pertain to the Sunnyside Municipal Airport.

Ladder truck bids rejected, city inks agreement with Texas firm

The Sunnyside Fire Department received three bid proposals for a new aerial ladder truck, all of which were rejected at last night’s Sunnyside City Council meeting.

Mabton blanks Raiders, 32-0

“Although we did make some mental mistakes, they didn’t threaten us in the red zone,” Mabton Football Coach Trevor Curtis said of last Friday’s game against Lake Roosevelt.

Sunnyside has mixed results at Wenatchee Invite

There were 10 teams competing this past Saturday at the Wenatchee Invite.

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Goals of housing authority expanded in five-year plan

The Sunnyside Housing Authority last Friday hosted a public hearing on its five-year plan in accordance with the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) requirements.

S’side celebrates first victory of the season

The Sunnyside volleyball team can finally celebrate a win.

Spartans nick Mabton, 2-1

In a battle between former league foes Granger defeated the visiting Mabton soccer team last night, 2-1.

Yakima County recognizes Community Planning Month

Yakima County Commissioners Kevin Bouchey, Rand Elliott and Mike Leita earlier this week signed a proclamation, recognizing National Community Planning Month.

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Pacific Power pilot program getting results

Approximately 30,000 Pacific Power customers in Washington state are part of a pilot program that began in 2012.

Sunnyside battles through four sets against Eastmont

EAST WENATCHEE – Clawing their way through each set, the Eastmont Wildcats last night prevailed against visiting Sunnyside 3-1.

Cle Elum blanks Lady Vikes, 3-0

MABTON – With several starters on the injury list, Mabton last night struggled against visiting Cle Elum.

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Officials share benefits of proposed sports complex at community meeting

“This just brings us up to standard,” Sean Sleater, a coach in the Sunnyside School District, said at last night’s informational meeting about the proposed sports complex for which the school district is seeking voter approval.

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Rich Leenhouts Stadium re-dedication this coming Friday

Youngsters living in Grandview have been told about Rich Leenhouts, former football coach of the Greyhounds.

Kittitas ekes out 22-20 victory over Vikings

MABTON – A slow start to last Friday’s gridiron match between the host Mabton and Kittitas Coyotes led to a league-opening 22-20 loss for the Vikes.

Cougars win second match against Mabton 5-2

WARDEN – For the second time in seven days the Warden Cougars defeated the Mabton girls soccer team.

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Gloves come off during debate between prosecutor candidates

What began as an informative, calm discussion about the merits of electing the individual candidates running for Yakima County’s auditor and prosecuting attorney positions took a sudden turn this morning at the Sunnyside Republican Club meeting.

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Wenatchee scores win over Lady Grizzlies in three

The Sunnyside High School volleyball team last night was swept on its own court by visiting Wenatchee in three sets.

Mabton wins second match of season, 4-2

GOLDENDALE – Snapping a four-game losing streak, Mabton defeated the host Goldendale Timberwolves 4-2 at last night’s soccer match.

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New SRO easing his way into campus life

GRANDVIEW – With many of Grandview’s students being more familiar with former School Resource Officer Rob Colley, Officer Lupe Martin is not offended when the older students don’t say much to him.

Naches handcuffs Lady Vikes, 9-0

MABTON – A skilled Rangers soccer team overwhelmed the Mabton Lady Vikings last night, prevailing 9-0.

Sunnyside still in search of first win this season

YAKIMA – The Sunnyside High School volleyball team remains winless after falling to the Eisenhower Cadets in three straight last night.

Lady Vikes suffer 3-2 loss in league opener

With just one other school fielding a soccer team in the Central Washington 2B South League, the Mabton Vikings have only two league matches during the 2014 campaign.

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Prestige Care in Grandview shutters its doors due to rising health care costs

GRANDVIEW – “The decision to close Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Grandview was incredibly difficult,” said officials with Prestige Care, Inc.

Mabton falls to DeSales, 27-18

Despite a pair of touchdown tosses by Roy Zavala, Mabton’s football team came up on the short end of a 27-18 score to the DeSales Irish last Friday.

State auditors nick city of Grandview

The Washington State Auditor’s Office found the city of Grandview did not properly report federal funds the municipality received for its wastewater treatment plant improvements.

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LTAC looks at future of tourism promotion in Sunnyside

The Sunnyside Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) wants to look at the possibility of funding a position solely focused on promoting tourism.

Alcohol, drug abuse focus of town hall meeting

Yakima woman to share her tale in Sunnyside Sept. 30

Not only will Sunnyside residents get to hear from a guest panel, but those attending Sunnyside United’s town hall meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 30, will get to hear the personal story of someone who chose to drink alcohol, smoke marijuana and get involved in gangs.

Gone in the blink of an eye

My heart has been heavy since hearing the devastating news that a good portion of my hometown was destroyed by a wildfire.

Scotties win at home against Vikes

The 1A Highland Scotties, with home field advantage, prevailed 2-1 against visiting 2B Mabton last night.

Signs point to new sign ordinance

A newly drafted ordinance that outlines acceptable signage in the city of Grandview will be considered for adoption at the Tuesday, Oct. 14, city council meeting.

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New assistant principal a familiar face

A familiar face to Grandview residents young and old alike, Georg Graf has taken on a new role in the local schools.

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Future dental hygienist working way through college

Looking forward to a future career as a dental hygienist, Lily Rangel has been serving the clientele at Bon Vino’s Bistro and Bakery for nearly a year.

Vikes sustain first loss

The Mabton Viking football team last Friday, in its home opener, took on a tough opponent in Tri-Cities Prep.

Lady Vikes win first game of season, 1-0

This past Saturday the Mabton girls soccer team proved to itself that hard work pays off.

Mabton wins two matches at Waitsburg-Prescott invite

The Mabton volleyball team this past Saturday competed in the Waitsburg-Prescott Volleyball Invitational, winning two of its five matches.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Mickayla Wert

Wanting others to understand “...what it’s really like living in Sunnyside,” Mickayla Wert decided to compete for the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside title.

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School library bustling with activity

The old days of keeping library conversations to a whisper are a thing of the past at Harrison Middle School.

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Swimming pool got used more than was expected this summer

Sunnyside’s municipal swimming pool accommodated more people this past summer than was anticipated.