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Hisey Park upgrade

Granger’s Hisey Park is getting improvements to help prevent the Yakima River from flooding the pond and walkways in the park.

Guilty plea entered in local murder case

Robert Bruce McCorkindale, 25, of Grandview yesterday (Thursday) pled guilty to a second degree murder charge for his role in the killing of Preston Yahne of Prosser last year.

Change of leadership with Sunnyside United

Recent changes in time and employment commitments of key Sunnyside United leaders led the youth coalition to hold elections yesterday morning (Thursday) at the group’s monthly meeting.

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Headed to the fair

Sunnyside’s Teresa Rhynard this past Thursday morning was on her way to enter this 300-plus pound pumpkin in the Central Washington State Fair, which opens today in Yakima.

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‘70, Girls, 70’ opens first Saturday in October

PROSSER – Residents in the towns of Sunnyside, Grandview, Bickleton and Prosser have been gathering on Monday and Thursday evenings for quite some time now, preparing to entertain community theater enthusiasts this

Bob Homan Trio to perform at jamboree

MABTON – The Gospel music jamboree at Grace Brethren Church in Mabton welcomes the newcomers Bob Homan Trio to the stage this month.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Mickayla Wert

Wanting others to understand “...what it’s really like living in Sunnyside,” Mickayla Wert decided to compete for the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside title.

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70 years... and counting... at local Legion post

Soon after Sunnyside’s Les Amundson returned home from serving his country as an airman in World War II, the Sunnyside American Legion leadership tagged him to become a member of Post #73.

Star party set for tomorrow

PARADISE – Families and individuals of all ages are invited to the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park for a special “star viewing party” on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Special hunt permits to be issued in burn area

Plenty of hunting, fishing and other recreational opportunities are still available in North Central Washington despite this summer’s wildfires and mudslides. Most areas that were temporarily closed are now accessible.

Charge it at the fair this year

YAKIMA – For the first time the Central Washington State Fair will be able to accept credit and debit cards for payment at the entry gates this year.

Vehicle stolen from Sunnyside’s Sheller Road area yesterday

Police in Sunnyside yesterday (Thursday) were alerted to a vehicle theft in the 2300 block of Sheller Road.

Ballroom class starts Oct. 14

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a six-week session of ballroom dance classes every Tuesday, beginning Oct. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grandview Community Center (812 Wallace Way).

Grandview cops kept busy

Police in Grandview last night investigated a report of theft in the 200 block of Opal Road and a report of gunshots in the 200 block of Avenue E.

Burglars scared off by residents

Unknown suspects kicked in the front door of a residence in the 100 block of Hanks Road near Grandview yesterday afternoon...

Learn about native trees Sept. 27

YAKIMA – The Yakima Area Arboretum is launching its first naturalist-led educational program on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. until noon, with a presentation and walk on “Native Trees of Yakima County.”

Washingtonians urged to register to vote

Are you eligible to vote but haven’t registered yet?

New initiative launched to fight childhood obesity

Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday announced the launch of the “Healthiest Next Generation Council” as part of his initiative to improve children’s health in Washington state.

‘Girls Night Out’ event tomorrow

PROSSER – The Princess Theatre in Prosser will host its annual Girls Night Out tomorrow (Saturday).