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Julia Hart

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Pajamas drive aids area foster program

Because children are rarely dressed in their pajamas when they are rushed to the emergency room, the organizers of the Washington Shining Star programs collect ‘pjs’ as a part of the pageant’s community service project.

December 26, 2017 noon read more..

Burgeson named board chairman

Following his re-election to the School Board in November, Dale Burgeson found himself sworn in and elected president of the board Monday night.

December 21, 2017 noon read more..

High school plans on track

The plans for the voter approved construction of a new Grandview High School are moving along on schedule, district officials said. The high school is expected to be completed as early as December 2020.

December 21, 2017 noon read more..

Wreaths honor area heroes

Lower Yakima Valley organizations and residents honored deceased veterans during Wreaths Across America observances Saturday.

December 18, 2017 noon read more..

Thieves lift Christmas gifts

With reports of packages vanishing off front porches in broad day light and mail boxes being broken into beginning to pop-up on police blotters, it’s time to get serious about how to protect one’s packages.

December 14, 2017 noon read more..

Lady of Guadalupe feast begins

The sounds of a festival to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe filled St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parish Center to mark the 478th birthday of the patron saint of the Americas’ Catholic faithful.

December 13, 2017 noon read more..

Glamping across her mantel

When it comes to Christmas collections, people love what they love. For some collectors, it’s trains, Santas, snowmen or nativity sets.

December 13, 2017 noon read more..

American Legion to observe Pearl Harbor Day

American Legion Post No. 73 will host its annual Pearl Harbor Day Service at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 7. The observance will take place at Jerry Taylor Veterans Plaza on South Ninth Street.

December 6, 2017 noon read more..

Penny drive adds to funding pool

The children’s penny banks are empty, but all for a good cause. The Roosevelt Elementary School students launched a drive earlier this month in support of the community’s Splash Park.

November 30, 2017 noon read more..

Shooting the African wild

Witnessing two male lions fighting over a lioness in heat near the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa was about as up close and personal as anyone would want to be to the king of the jungle.

November 29, 2017 noon read more..

Black Friday attracts thrifty shoppers

While a couple of local big box stores planned to be open Thursday afternoon as a harbinger of Black Friday sales, most shoppers waited until Friday morning to hit the shops for major discounts.

November 27, 2017 noon read more..

Seniors give thanks

Settling in for an hour of socializing and playing silly games is a normal part of most People for People Meals on Wheels lunches at the senior center, at 812 Wallace Way.

November 24, 2017 noon read more..

It’s wine weekend in the valley

The weekend may be wet, but the snow-free mountain highways should bring lots of people to the enjoy the annual Thanksgiving in Wine Country which begins Friday.

November 22, 2017 noon read more..

From farmer to antique dealer

Claiming to be a clean, respectable hoarder, John Dixon, with the aid of his wife Shelley, is now in the business of selling antiques at Fill’er Up Antiques and Collectibles, 1215 Meade Ave.

November 21, 2017 noon read more..

Fundraiser aids student center

An event to support the Extra Mile Student Center will feature a variety of items for on the auction block from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the center, 300 W. Second St.

November 16, 2017 noon read more..

Rotary funds support hungry

Since July, the Sunrise Food Bank on Ninth Street has served 488 household and distributed 1,752 food boxes, Food Bank Outreach coordinator Ken Trainor told the Noon Rotary Club members Monday.

November 15, 2017 noon read more..

Second Harvest gives away meals

Quail Lane, near the Northwest West Farm Credit offices, was lined with cars from Allen Road to Best Western Monday morning as people gathered for the promise of a free turkey.

November 14, 2017 noon read more..

Foundation dinner offers surprises

Bidding on the silent auction items or taking a chance during the live auction offers a lot of surprises and great adventures, claim Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo Foundation Board members.

November 9, 2017 noon read more..

Mabton mayor trailing

The most hotly contested mayoral race in the Lower Yakima Valley appears to be going to the challenger, if last night’s early election results hold. Restaurant owner Laura Vazquez was well in front of incumbent Mayor Mario Martinez with 62.37 percent of the 93 votes counted, so far.

November 8, 2017 noon read more..