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Jennie McGhan

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National scholarship awarded to Cuevas

GRANDVIEW – The Horatio Alger Association has made one Grandview High School senior, Samuel Cuevas, a happy young man.

Grandview voters say no to school levy

Bickleton School District patrons overwhelmingly approve $450,000 maintenance and operations levy

While Bickleton School District’s three-year maintenance and operations levy passed by a landslide in yesterday’s special election, Grandview’s capital improvements levy is currently failing.

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Mosquito control efforts strong in 2014

The Benton County Mosquito District works to abate the spread of West Nile virus via proactive measures to treat mosquito breeding grounds.

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Sunnyside upended

Sunnyside has just one more chance to secure its second win of the 2014-15 campaign after succumbing to Eisenhower 71-39 last night.

Mabton sending four grapplers to Regional tourney

OROVILLE – Four Mabton grapplers will be competing at the Regional wrestling tourney this coming Friday and Saturday.

Pirates end regular season with two wins

BICKLETON - Ending the regular season on a high note with two home wins this past weekend, Bickleton likely will finish fourth in the Greater Columbia 1B League.

SCHS girls end league play unbeaten

LYLE – Lyle kept itself in the game for the first half of last Saturday’s game against Sunnyside Christian.

Sunnyside dominated by Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE – The regular season is nearing its end for the Sunnyside High School boys basketball team, which last Friday lost to Moses Lake, 77-47.

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Pool committee members commit to being proactive

Showing the Grandview City Council they are committed and willing to be proactive through community outreach, the Grandview Pool Committee last night discussed steps that must be taken as it moves forward.

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‘A game of two great communities’

Although Sunnyside Christian won last night’s game 61-26 against Bickleton, Lady Knights Coach Al Smeenk said he couldn’t have hoped for a better match-up.

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Grizzlies’ lead erased by third-quarter West Valley rally, Davis strong from start to finish

Sunnyside suffered a pair of league losses this past weekend to West Valley and Davis.

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Two down, three to go for Sunnyside Christian

The Lady Knights secured two more wins this past weekend, improving their record to 15-2 overall.

Pirates split weekend games

The Bickleton boys basketball team this past weekend lost its road game at Lyle on Friday, 54-51, but recovered from the loss to win Saturday’s home game against Glenwood, 66-33.

Eight Vikings headed to Districts

KITTITAS - After competing in a District seeding mixer in Kittitas this past Saturday, the Mabton Vikings wrestling team knows where it landed for this coming Friday and Saturday in Oroville.

Another win for Sunnyside Christian girls

There are just five games left in the regular season for the Lady Knights.

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From bad boy to born again Christian, local hip-hop artist is singing a new tune

Local vocal artist Jose Ochoa’s career was on the rise in 2010.

Mabton wins three-of-six bouts

The Mabton wrestling team competed against Columbia-Burbank and Riverview last night, coming away with mixed results.

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Hospital unveils new interventional and vascular radiology suite to public yesterday

Lower Yakima Valley patients with complications from blocked veins and arteries can now receive care closer to home.

City of Mabton mayor vindicated

City attorney finds no wrongdoing on part of Mario Martinez

MABTON – The citizens of Mabton need not worry, knowing their mayor has not abused his power or misused city funds.

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Vaccines save lives

The recent measles outbreak in California didn’t have to happen.

Sunnyside Christian claims 72-24 league win

TOPPENISH – The Sunnyside Christian girls basketball team dominated the court last night against the Yakama Tribal Eagles, prevailing 72-24.

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Parents’ concerns expressed to Mabton School Board

Parents are looking to the Mabton schools to communicate with them more often, provide a welcome environment, give them more meaningful roles in their children’s education and greater access to teachers.

Naches top team at Mabton Mat Classic

MABTON – This past Saturday the Mabton Vikings hosted the annual Mabton Mat Classic, which was won by Naches with 179 points.

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Raising alpacas a life-changing experience, says special guest

John and Jennifer Ely of Prosser’s Sage Bluff Alpacas have been raising their herd of cute, fuzzy creatures for nearly a decade.

BHS boys split games

The Bickleton boys basketball team had a good start to its weekend, with a 58-46 win over Klickitat on Friday.

SCHS remains undefeated in league play

The Sunnyside Christian girls improved their league record to 6-0, 11-2 overall this past Saturday against Klickitat, winning 68-17.

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United States Postal Service hits hard times

After 200 years of daily deliveries, the United States Postal Service has fallen on tough times.

Sunnyside Christian girls cage Coyotes

BURBANK – Columbia-Burbank is no easy pushover.

Mabton wins 4-of-7 matches against White Swan

WHITE SWAN – The Mabton wrestling team last Friday traveled to White Swan and defeated the Cougars four matches to three.

Bickleton falls twice on home floor

BICKLETON – The Bickleton boys basketball team lost its two home games this past weekend to Lyle and Sunnyside Christian.

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Students on their own time while learning another language

A small group of students at Grandview Middle School wanting to learn how to communicate with the deaf have been spending their own personal time to learn American Sign Language (ASL).

Sunnyside comes up short twice last weekend

Sunnyside didn’t give up during its two weekend games played against Eisenhower and Wenatchee this past Friday and Saturday.

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Christian club speaker found relationship with Christ at Bible study

PROSSER – Although she grew up in a loving home, where she learned respect and was a regular in church, this past Tuesday’s guest speaker at the Christian Women’s Connection meeting in Prosser did not know what it was like to connect with her faith.

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.