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Jennie McGhan

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Knights playing for trip to Spokane this coming Friday at Eisenhower High

The Sunnyside Christian Knights will be competing against Colton High School this coming Friday at Eisenhower High School in Yakima for a chance to advance to the 1B State basketball tournament in Spokane.

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Grandview advances to State Regionals with District title in hand

The Grandview boys basketball team celebrated winning the CWAC District championship last night after narrowly defeating Ephrata 69-65.

Lady Vikings keep Regional hopes alive

One more to go!

We all have those kind of weeks

We have all experienced life’s ups and downs. Sometimes we feel we have been knocked off our feet, but we know we can’t give up.

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Papa Murphy’s opening in Grandview this spring

Grandview residents can eagerly anticipate the opening of a Papa Murphy’s pizza store planned for the end of this coming April.

‘Don’t lie’ on tax returns, says tax expert

If there is one resounding message that Silvia Ramos of Taxes and More had for those attending last week’s Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce meeting, it is to always be truthful when filing tax returns.

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Greyhounds to play for District championship this coming Thursday

GRANDVIEW – In what was one of its best games this season, last night the Grandview boys basketball team has given itself a chance at winning the Dis-trict championship.

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Lady Vikes to play Connell this Thursday

The Mabton Lady Vikings, having had a poorly executed game this past Saturday in the District semi-finals against LaSalle, will need to win two more games if they are to advance to Regionals.

Knights qualify for District Friday’s championship game

This coming Friday Sunnyside Christian hoops fans will get to see the Knights compete for the District championship title.

Gutierrez, Meza qualify for State

Both Noemi Gutierrez and Jesenia Meza of Mabton High School have qualified to compete at the Mat Classic in Tacoma this coming Friday and Saturday.

Sex education funding for Mabton

MABTON – The Mabton School District is one of 16 districts in Washington state to be awarded grant funding for sex education classes.

Mabton advances to District semi-finals

The Mabton girls basketball team is one game closer to a District championship.

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Sunnyside Christian manhandled by Lyle

It was a rough night for the Sunnyside Christian boys basketball team.

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Photo exhibit gives voice to local cancer survivors

For those who are diagnosed with and survive cancer the experience is a journey, according to Carmina Borrego.

Lower Yakima Valley hospice agency switches out name to ‘Heartlinks’

Residents of the Yakima Valley have been using services provided by Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care since 1978.

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Greyhounds stop ’Stangs in winning CWAC league title

Boys Prep Basketball

There is a long-standing rivalry between Grandview and Prosser.

Grandview City Council directs attorney to develop ordinance banning marijuana businesses within city limits

The city of Grandview is one step closer to an official ban of recreational marijuana retailers, processors and producers within city limits.

Downtown upgrades set to begin as early as next month

There are a lot of changes happening in Sunnyside...that’s the good news.

$9,000 gang prevention stop-gap OK’d by council

Yakima County will provide the city of Sunnyside with $9,000 for gang prevention and intervention services.

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Mabton advances five grapplers to Regionals

GRANGER – Five Mabton wrestlers will compete this coming Saturday at Regionals in Zillah and Wahluke.

Lady Vikes open playoffs Thursday

MABTON – The Mabton girls basketball team only had the opportunity to play one of its weekend games as Saturday’s game against Goldendale was canceled and will not be made up.

Local charter school organizers optimistic about second attempt

“The comments were very encouraging,” Erin Martin, co-chair for Charter Schools of Sunnyside, said of last Thursday’s Washington State Charter School Commission meeting.

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Relationships help develop branch manager’s career

Just barely out of high school, Erika Aranda found herself in need of employment.

’Hounds fend off East Valley in keeping grip on league lead

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview boys basketball team last night played a home game against East Valley and defeated the Red Devils, 63-53.

Sunnyside Christian wins 61-59 thriller in overtime on DeSales Irish home court

WALLA WALLA – Sunnyside Christian had its hands full against DeSales last night and had to battle to eke out a 61-59 non-league win.

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Adopting kids…one class at a time

The Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club has for a couple of years been looking at ways to support local youth.

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Hail to the chief

GRANDVIEW – Friends, family, city employees and fellow law enforcement officials gathered last Friday to celebrate the 42 years Grandview Police Chief Dave Charvet has served the community.

Grandview defeats both Selah, West Valley

The Grandview boys basketball team this past weekend won its games against Selah and West Valley.

Lady Vikings notch two wins on the road

The Mabton girls basketball team this past Friday and Saturday won both its road games.

New technology on its way to Mabton schools

Students and teachers will have access to new technology in the near future.

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Planning commission says no to pot operations in Grandview

Grandview’s Planning Commission does not believe there is any benefit to allowing recreational marijuana merchants set up shop within city limits.

S’side charter school likely won’t be OK’d

The news is looking bleak for Charter Schools of Sunnyside, but the grassroots effort is encouraged, according to Brittany Weaver, a founding member of the organization.

Parks and rec plan to be updated

GRANDVIEW – The current Grandview Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan, which is required for the city to become eligible for Recreation and Conservation Office Grant Program participation, will expire at the end of this month.

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Daily challenges keep engineer motivated

After earning a civil engineering degree from Washington State University nearly 25 years ago, Lori Brady became an employee of the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District.

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Grammy Awards not my cup of tea

I don’t always agree with others, but I can appreciate those who stand up for what they believe in.

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County commissioner shares current concerns with Sunnyside Rotary Club

At the forefront of the mind of Yakima County Commissioner Rand Elliott are several efforts that concern Yakima County residents.

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Pioneer Elementary School is seeing double

Fifteen sets of twins can be challenging for staff members

It’s a real life Doublemint commercial for students and staff at Sunnyside’s Pioneer Elementary School.

SCHS gets two road wins

Sunnyside Christian was on the road this past weekend against Trout Lake and Lyle-Wishram. The Knights defeated Trout Lake 78-25 and Lyle 50-39.

Lady Vikes take the sizzle out of Lightning

The Mabton girls basketball team this past weekend split its games against LaSalle and Granger, defeating the Lightning 56-52 on Friday and losing 54-42 to the Spartans on Saturday.

Moreno, Gutierrez only Vikes to shine last night

Prep Wrestling

It was the Lady Vikings who shined on the mat during a double-dual meet against Connell and Royal City last night.

New life instills sense of hope in all of us

The birth of a baby always seems to bring a sense of joy, wonderment and hope to the lives of others. Yesterday, our office was filled with smiles at the news that a baby girl came into this world, joining the Wise family.

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Obamacare tops the list of U.S. congressman’s concerns

GRANDVIEW – U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings (R-Pasco) is preparing for the next congressional session during which President Barack Obama will be delivering the State of the Union Address.

Unincorporated areas of county not open to marijuana businesses

YAKIMA – There will not be any recreational marijuana businesses allowed in the unincorporated areas within Yakima County.

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Sunnyside DECA students medal at area competition

Sixteen members of Sunnyside High School’s DECA Club brought home a total of 24 medals from the Washington State Area 10 competition held in Yakima.

Pirates succumb to SCHS Knights, 79-43

BICKLETON – Sunnyside Christian charged past Bickleton last night, overwhelming the Pirates by a 79-43 score.

Grandview absorbs first loss

The Grandview Greyhounds this past Friday and Saturday were on the road.The team defeated East Valley on Friday, 61-59, but Saturday suffered its first loss of the season to Ephrata, 59-52.

Cold shooting Lady Vikes win twice

The Mabton girls basketball team pulled out a couple of convincing victories this past Friday and Saturday against Cle Elum and Goldendale.

Knights sustain first 1B league loss of season

Sunnyside Christian High School Basketball

The Sunnyside Christian boys basketball team this past Friday and Saturday split its games against Yakama Tribal and Klickitat.

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Parks and Recreation Board needs additional members

Lack of membership was of concern to the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Board at this past Wednesday’s meeting.

Sunnyside swimmers earn top honors in five events

In spite of a 117-52 loss, the Grizzly swim team wasn’t as overpowered as the score might reflect.