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Two Black Rock Creek golfers turn in strong efforts at Yakima Amateur invite

If you’re using your fingers to count the number of Yakima Amateur Invitational titles Dusty Frontis has won, plan on using two hands. The Yakima golfer claimed his sixth championship this past weekend.

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Medical expansions driving new construction starts

Permit fees, new valuation already double 2012’s totals

The health care industry’s continued growth in Sunnyside spiked the value of new building starts here last month to over the million-dollar mark.

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Teen determined to ‘pay it forward’

After viewing a movie released a few years after she was born, 15-year-old Cheree LaPierre of Sunnyside found herself ‘paying it forward’ this summer.

Registered sex offender moves to Granger area

Pedro Sanchez, a Level II sex offender, has moved to the Granger area according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s office.

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Training exercise

Sunnyside police officers undergo active-shooter training

Sunnyside police officers in an effort to be prepared for extreme scenarios must undergo continued training.

Sports

Wrestlers on mats Dec. 16

Eisenhower High School, 611 South 44th Ave., hosts the 2017 Cadet Classic Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 16. Participating teams include Grandview, Sunnyside, and others. Matches begin at 9 a.m.

Troopers plan traffic emphasis through Nov. 26

Cougar football fans encouraged to drive safely and be prepared for winter weather

The Washington State Patrol has extra units on Eastern Washington highways through Nov. 26. Troopers will be targeting motorists who are speeding, driving too fast for conditions and using cellphones behind the wheel. Up-to-date road information will be posted to Twitter using the hashtags BeSafeCougs and #AppleCup.

Fall athletes lauded by staff, league

Players recognized in separate gatherings

Athletes who participated in Grizzlies fall sports were recently recognized for their hard work and effort.

News

Astria names new administrator

Astria Heart Institute has hired Corinne Murphy-Hines as its new administrator. The institute is operated as part of the Sunnyside-based Astria health care system.

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Black Friday top items may be electronic, again

The newspapers are full of the top door busters at any business hosting Black Friday sales, even those which open right after Thursday’s turkey dinner.

Ribbon-cutting today for campus

Yakima Valley College recently completed major changes to the Grandview Campus, and now it’s time to celebrate.

Opinion

Which is it? Coincidence or fate?

After half a day on the search for our grandfather’s grave in New Mexico, sister Fran, brother Bob and his wife Vicki, and sister Jen and her husband Tom were frustrated and hungry.

‘Made in America’ to open forests

For years now, extreme environmental groups have had more than their say in limiting access to publicly owned forests and other lands managed by federal agencies.

Congress obsesses over amnesty

A year ago, 63 million Americans elected Donald Trump as president. Energized by Trump’s pledge to enforce immigration laws and restore an immigration system that works, voters pulled off a historic defeat of mainstream avowed-open border candidate Hillary Clinton.

Lifestyle

Free movie Saturday

Again this year, Yakima Valley Grand Cinemas and the Daily Sun are partnering to provide a free movie at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The movie, “Sing” opens at 10 a.m. and runs one hour and 48 minutes, giving parents a little child-free time for holiday shopping.

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Indoor sale cancelled

The indoor yard sale, previously scheduled for Saturday at the city community center, has been cancelled.