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Julia Hart

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PEO Chapter EX scholars named

Daylraye Hutchinson just completed her first year at Washington State University in the nursing program, so word that she was receiving her second PEO Chapter EX Scholarship was “very welcome” this week.

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Sunnyside Christian brings music via Skype

Teacher flies in from Michigan for performance

Sunnyside Christian High School music students John and Arie Prins found it a little strange to have their band teacher in the classroom Wednesday.

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Like mother, like daughter-in-law

Every day is teacher appreciation day in the Mears home.

Candidates file for offices

Garza the first to file for Sunnyside seat

Betty Lynn Garza filed for City Council Position No. 3 yesterday, making her the first candidate to file for any of the three open spots.

Seniors sign for college

Mabton High School joined schools around the nation that celebrated National College Signing week by hosting their version of “College Signing Day” May 4.

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Sign of the Times

Press leaves; Daily Sun continues printing in Hood River, Ore.

The last newspaper printing plant in the Lower Yakima Valley is now a thing of the past.

Woman’s tip stalls house scam, for now

House hunting is hard enough. But when renters and sellers find themselves in the middle of an interstate scam, people not only lose the opportunity for a nicer home, they also lose their hard-earned money.

Cancer claims life of Carol Newhouse

Congressman had been criticized for missing votes to care for wife

Carol Newhouse, the wife of congressman Dan Newhouse, was overtaken by cancer and passed away Friday in a Seattle-area hospital.

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From drought resistance to lawn

Landscaping changes offer bonuses

Sometimes a well thought out landscape plane doesn’t work out as planned.

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No power, no problem

Zillah weathers rain, wind and electrical outage

Despite a power outage, a flash rain storm and gusty wind, residents and visitors alike turned out to celebrate the main Zillah Community Days activities Saturday.

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Local woman fostering motherhood

Couple has adopted six children

When 1994 Sunnyside High School graduate Deena Alaniz, decided to start her family in 1998, she was devastated to learn she couldn’t be someone’s biological mother.

‘Oklahoma!’ opens Friday evening

Musical is director’s 50th play for Zillah

The long- awaited Z Center Stage upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” opens at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

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Granger students learn salmon life cycle

Class releases fish into the Yakima River

Cautioned to walk single file down the bank to release baby salmon into the Yakima River, Granger middle school students were cautioned to stay on the path.

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New Miss Zillah to preside over community festival

Bryanna Stump was named the 2017-2018 Miss Zillah last night in front of a cheering hometown crowd in the Intermediate School gymnasium.

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Rotary Club adopts global water project

Projects honors long-time water leader

A program to provide clean water to a third world country is being undertaken locally in tribute to a man who spent his live working with water.

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Cave-in closes Hanford site

Nearly 5,000 employees told to take cover

Federal officials are still looking for answers in the wake of a cave-in yesterday at the Hanford site.

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Royalty takes the stage during Cinco de Mayo

Sunnyside event hands out crowns

Formal wear, best hair and best costume wear were all judged during the Regal Majesty Miss Cinco de Mayo pageant on Saturday at Centennial Square.

Let’s party is a ‘fair’ theme

“Let’s Party” is a ‘fair’ theme for the 125th birthday anniversary of the Central Washington Fair.

Zillah ready for annual city festival

Pageant set for tomorrow

First come the Miss Zillah Pageant tomorrow night, and then the fun begins as the annual Zillah Community Days.

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Sunny skies give a boost to Cinco de Mayo Festival

The weather warmed up just in time for the more than 100 vendors on hand for the city’s 29th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival.

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Another livestock show on the books

Producers prepare for next year

Central Washington Junior Livestock Show participants are back at home after living out of campers and spending a lot of time with animals earlier this week.

Senior Follies slated for tomorrow night

Participation wanes, but the show will go on

The Sunnyside High School 39th Annual Senior Follies will go on.

Girl State delegates named

Event will be June 11-17 in Ellensburg

Four Sunnyside High School juniors will learn about civic responsibility when they depart for a week-long Evergreen Girls State Conference set for June 11-17 on the Central Washington University campus, according to American Legion Auxiliary spokeswoman Gail Boose.

‘Nearly naked’ alpacas to appear Saturday

Jennifer Ely of Sage Bluff Alpacas likes to say the two earliest Yakima Valley harvests are asparagus and alpaca fiber.

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Sunnyside students see ‘fatal’ impacts of ‘bad decisions’

16 in local class participate in simulated event

A crumpled late model pick-up parked at the High School entrance is a stark visual of what happens when drivers are impaired or distracted.

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Prom season starts this week for area high schools

This year, several high school proms are taking place later than usual.

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Students take arm project to state

Middle school competitors head to state

A prosthetic arm is the only competition that goes on to nationals, Harrison Middle School robotics coach Darla Van Corbach said.

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Cinco de Mayo Festival opens Friday

New organizers take the helm for annual event

It’s Cinco de Mayo time!

Principal-for-a-day bid hits $900

A new item on the Sunnyside Christian School Booster Spring Auction netted $900.

Prom night is big business

Merchants eye fashion trends for the big night

Fitted and full of sparkle is the dress of the day for prom season said fashion experts the Mecca of all things dressy.

Sales manager hired at Daily Sun

Benton City resident joins newspaper

Former Johnson and Johnson product representative Sonya Lovin-Stace of Benton City is the new sales manager at The Daily Sun.

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Dairy ambassador named

Yakima County dairy families gathered Friday to see Madison Bosma, 17, of Sunnyside crowned the 2017 Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador in ceremonies at the Walter Clore Win and Culinary Center.

Ready for the show

Junior Livestock Show opens Sunday

After grooming and feeding the pigs they brought as babies last fall, the Blankenship boys will be loading up plumb swine Sunday for the Central Washington Junior Livestock Show.

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Two shows remain in “Hillbillies” run

The cast of “Hollywood Hillbillies,” book by Tim Kelly, music and lyrics by Scott Keys, takes place in the Ozark Mountains as reproduced on the Grandview Middle School stage.

Former police chief is Granger parade marshal

Procession starts at 11 a.m. Saturday

The city’s former police chief will lead the 69th annual Granger Cherry Festival Parade on Saturday.

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Prosser students do well at ‘Math is Cool’ contest

School receives two first-place awards

ProsserHeights Elementary School took 40 fourth and fifth graders to Sunnyside for a “Math is Cool” competition last month.

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Mr. Grandview wants to expand role

School royalty performing in spring musical

Jorge Montaño is the current Mr. Grandview and it’s a role the Grandview High School senior takes very seriously.

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Holy Pies expands menu to include hard ice cream

Just shy of the two-year mark, Holy Pies Deli at 1829 S. First St. is expanding.

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Couple offering healthy options

Bringing the best of both worlds together is the work of Sunnyside Bob and Mary Van de Graaf, who are joining forces to open a health food store and fresh produce stand.

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Chamber fetes city’s best

Vining named city’s volunteer of the year

The community turned out to honor the hard work and commitment to making their city great place to live during the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet Friday night.

Acupuncture gives allergy relief

“Wind is the mother of 10,000 illnesses” – Chinese proverb

When you are the only practicing acupuncturist between Tri-cities and Yakima, you tend to treat a lot of ailments as John F. Moore has discovered during his four years at Thompson Chiropractic.

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Jennifer Gonzales crowned Miss Granger

Royalty to reign over annual Cherry Festival

The Miss Granger Pageant was short and sweet for the two girls vying for the top crown.

Get the first sips of new wines

Two weekends devoted to sampling

An opportunity to beat the influx of spring barrel tasting crowds while helping a local charity is happening tomorrow at the Winemakers Loft, 357 Port Ave., in Vintner’s Village.

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Rodeo arena gets new bleachers

Volunteers assemble improved seating

Rodeo- and cowboy-related activities fans will have more — and safer — seating at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo arena this year, thanks to a handful of volunteers.

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New school superintendent named

Come July 1, Sunnyside Christian School will have a new elementary principal and a new school superintendent.

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Carpino plays the music – you sing

Way before he became known as a “karaoke master,” Dwayne Carpino was involved in the music business.

Grandview man to undergo surgery to repair brain defect

In less than two weeks, Adrian Gallardo will undergo brain surgery for a birth defect that had troubled the 20-year-old man since he was an eighth-grader.

Little Miss Granger candidates

Four compete for Little Miss title and crown

Cherry Festival raffle ticket sales will determine which of two candidates will claim the Miss Granger crown Saturday.

Grandview’s finest to be feted

Chamber plans gala to present local awards

The community’s outstanding volunteers and businesses will be honored during a gala celebration Friday night.

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Flea markets find new audience

Spring crowds encouraged to shop awhile

New tourist attractions are popping up around the Lower Yakima Valley that may at first seem like ‘just another flea market.”