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New era underway for Grizzly football

Excitement is the word John Lobbestael uses to describe the brand of football he hopes to deliver this fall as the Grizzlies’ new head football coach.

Personnel changes in Mabton

The Mabton School Board this past Monday approved a number of personnel changes, including the hiring of Amelia Alcala Castaneda as a fifth grade teacher at Artz-Fox Elementary School.

Sunnyside marks loss of former port commissioner

Golob Landing, improvements along Midvale Road, Darigold and an attractive gateway at I-82, exit 67, are all facets of daily life in Sunnyside.

Deputies field few calls from Lower Valley

Yakima County Sheriff deputies handled five calls from the Lower Valley yesterday (Wednesday), including a report of a sex crime that turned out to be unfounded.

Firemen have quiet few days

Sunnyside firemen have provided two citizens with lift assists since Tuesday.

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Hospital unveils new interventional and vascular radiology suite to public yesterday

Lower Yakima Valley patients with complications from blocked veins and arteries can now receive care closer to home.

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Seahawk fever

Aeration basin repair completed

MABTON – Earlier this month the Mabton City Council learned the town’s aeration basin at the city’s wastewater treatment facility needed unforeseen repairs after excessive rainfall caused it to unevenly settle.

City of Mabton mayor vindicated

City attorney finds no wrongdoing on part of Mario Martinez

MABTON – The citizens of Mabton need not worry, knowing their mayor has not abused his power or misused city funds.

Grandview’s American Legion members seek just one penny a day from donors in February

GRANDVIEW – In what has become an annual community event the last two years, Grandview’s Fred E. Hayes Post 57 of The American Legion is again leading a month-long “Penny-a-Day” campaign during February.

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Grandview leaders ‘put on big boy pants’

GRANDVIEW - More retail, higher paying jobs and an improved image for the Yakima Valley were just some of the hopes expressed in Grandview Tuesday night.

Late dog license fee to be charged

MABTON – The Mabton City Council at Tuesday’s meeting approved a $25 late fee for all dog licenses issued after Jan. 31.

Grandview ballots in hands of voters

GRANDVIEW – The Feb. 10 Special Election ballots for Grandview voters arrived in the mail last week, giving the community a second chance to decide whether or not to fund new athletic facilities.

Quarantine lifted on poultry

The Washington State Department of Agriculture lifted a quarantine yesterday that restricted the movement of eggs, poultry or poultry products in Benton and Franklin counties.

What Medicare doesn’t cover

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m about to sign up for Medicare Part A and B and would like to find out what they don’t cover so I can avoid any unexpected costs down the road.

Basic training completed by Sunnyside graduate

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Army Private Justin D. Cooley, a 2014 graduate of Sunnyside High School, has completed basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.