Laura Gjovaag

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City council debates school district’s share of school resource officer costs

It took quite a bit of discussion this past Monday evening before the Sunnyside City Council came to an agreement on a contract it was willing to enter into with the Sunnyside School District. Specifically, the agreement is a continuation of the policy of the city providing the schools with on-site police officers.

Former Monson feedlot site on the market

The old Monson feedlot site will soon be listed for sale by Almon Commercial Real Estate.

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Other projects on drawing board following downtown revitalization work

Sunnyside’s downtown revitalization project is complete except for the last few pieces of paperwork, but city staff is still working on other projects.

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Renovations planned at city hall

A small but significant renovation will be completed in the next few months at Sunnyside’s city hall.

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Cutting cows enjoyable hobby for local horseman

It’s been a long road for Ben Sartin from his start with trail riding horses to breeding and competing with cutting horses.

Not everyone needs a college degree

John W. Gardner, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1965 to 1968, is quoted as saying:

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Congressman lends ear to ag teachers

A shortage of ag teachers and constant threats to funding for vocational training were topics of discussion when U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse visited a class of agriculture educators at Prosser High School yesterday morning.

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Bicycle safety focus of rodeo

Sunnyside’s Holy Trinity Church held a bicycle rodeo this past weekend, free to all children who brought a bike to participate.

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Alpacas center stage at fiber fest

A dramatic moment for the seniors visiting Sage Bluff Alpacas in Prosser this past Saturday came when a herd of young animals raced into the paddock in front of them.

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Changes ahead in Mabton due to ag teacher shortage

A shortage of agriculture teachers has led to a shifting of responsibilities at Mabton High School for the coming school year.

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