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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

Grizzlies drop in rankings

The Sunnyside High School girls wrestling team has dropped from No. 4 to No. 6 in the state polls.

Vikings girls win 73-42

The Mabton girls basketball team improved to 9-0, 13-2 with a 73-42 win against Kittitas/Thorpe last night.

Prosser boys fall 22-49 to Othello

The Prosser boys wrestling team lost 22-49 to the Huskies on Tuesday.

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Planned Parenthood sex education tabled

Board acts before crowd even speaks

Sex education is off the table after more than 50 people showed up at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting to protest a proposed new curriculum.

Changes in meeting time

A special meeting of the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Board that had called for 4:30 p.m. today was changed to 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Sunnyside Community Center at 1521 South First Street, Recreation Coordinator Lander Grow said.

Leaders to be feted

The Community awards banquet and auction will be held Jan. 29 at the Walter Clore wine and Culinary Center, 2140 Wine Country Road.

Opinion

Publicly disclose funding sources

If you saw the money that passes to elected officials out of the public eye you’d be surprised.

S.B. 6091 fails to resolve well issue

West of the Cascades, urban Democrats are patting themselves on the back for their effort to correct the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision, which essentially halted rural residents from drilling wells.

Daily Sun missed the story on City Council

I do not know what city of Sunnyside council meeting Managing Editor Ted Escobar attended, but it was not the same one I attended.

Lifestyle

Levy open house set

A special meeting to discuss the Prosser School District replacement levy will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Keene-Riverside Elementary multi-purpose room, 832 Park Avenue in Prosser.

Fiesta time for families

A party for families will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, at the Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way.

Practicing citizenship

Grandview High School students are honoring the messages of Martin Luther King Jr. by observing “Temperance and Good Citizenship” this week. The students are promoting kindness, honesty courage and responsibility as a part of their observance.