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Grizzlies close regular season

The Grizzlies boys and girls basketball teams tonight wrap up the regular season with a Big 9 league contest at Wenatchee.

Community run set for March

Community SEEDS (Support, Education, Empowerment, Disability Solutions) will host its first Fun-Run-Walk 5k next month for National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Granger girls on to semi-finals

Boys face loser-out tilt against Royal City

The Spartans girls basketball team was able to fend off Kiona-Benton 65-44 last night in the first round of the South Central Athletic Conference district tournament.

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Local wrestlers prepare for regionals

Mabton grappler clinches state berth

The Mabton boys may not be taking the most wrestlers to regionals this weekend, but they already have one athlete who has secured a state tournament berth.

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Still sweethearts after 69 years

He thought she was too old for him. The young 18-year-old girl wasn’t interested in making new friends in the Yakima Valley.

Levies passing

Every tax levy put to voters in Yakima County on Tuesday are still passing, although one result is still too close to call.

Arraignments scheduled for man arrested twice

Police chief believes new program improperly applied

A local man is awaiting arraignments for crimes committed on Jan. 28 and Feb. 8.

Sunnyside wins marijuana case

Judge rules for city, tosses Rand’s lawsuit

A Superior Court Judge has decided Sunnyside has a right to ban marijuana retail stores within the city limits.

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Framed Valentines

Sweethearts Armando Rodriguez and Ruth Matheny of Grandview pose for a Valentine portrait at yesterday’s annual Parade of Hearts Dance at the Grandview Community Center.

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1906: Thousands attend celebration of railroad line

A crowd of between 2,000 and 3,000 people attended the Ground Hog Day barbeque in Sunnyside held on Harrison Hill. The event celebrated the arrival of the railroad line to town.

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Nurse focused on helping people

The newest nurse practitioner at Sunnyside Immediate Care can lay claim to having visited a lot of places.

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Chocolatier returns home to wine country

Sunnyside native combines loves

Growing up in the heart of the Yakima Valley wine country, he may never thought about making a sweet to pair with the plethora of award-winning red wines produced locally.

Wine and chocolate share similarities

Everyone knows that wine and chocolate go together at Valentine’s Day like hearts and arrows.

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Sunnyside asked to meet Rachel’s Challenge

Parents in Sunnyside were impressed after a presentation last night at the high school, coming away with tears in their eyes and a desire to help others.

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Awards banquet set for March 19

The community is gearing up for an annual event, celebrating those in the city who make life a little better.

Artisans sought for Idaho fair

Mark the calendar to attend the annual Mosco Renaissance Fair set for Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, at the East City Park, E. Third St.

Library starts reading focus

A first-time Yakima Valley author’s book will be showcased during the spring “Yakima Valley Community Reads!” beginning March 1.