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Miss Sunnyside Candidate | Janessa Frank

Being a high school sprinter and a cheerleader takes up a lot of this Miss Sunnyside candidate’s time.

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Miss Sunnyside Candidate | Jessica Estrada

Jessica Estrada describes herself as shy, but she is pushing herself to break loose and become more outgoing this summer.

Retired hardware owner misses the people

If you happen to see Nadine McConnell around town, take a moment to say hello.

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Tropical fundraiser

Sunnyside cheerleaders, from left, Kayla Van Wieringen, Destiny Fonseca, Hollie Tate and Annalies Roskamp raised funds Saturday by having their photo taken with swim meet-goers.

Longtime senior care administrator Arthur retiring

‘Cheerful’ style her trademark during career

For those who know her, she is always asking, “How may I serve you?”

Local boy home after aggressive blood disease treatment

Nathaniel makes progress against illness

Nathaniel Wood, the 9-year-old who’s been battling Severe A-Plastic Anemia in Seattle, is home for at least two weeks.

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Sunnysider facing down cancer

Melba Fujiura loves barbecue. She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association, which sanctions competitions from Canada to California.

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis visits Bern’s Tavern

U.S. defense secretary enjoys Prosser respite

The regular lunch crowd at Bern’s Tavern didn’t notice the nation’s top defense leader enjoying his favorite hamburger and a cold beer alongside them Tuesday.

Miss Sunnyside Candidate | Carina Cuevas

Hoping to become a role model for community youth, Carina Cuevas, 16 is seeking to be the next Miss Sunnyside.

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Climbing at the playground

Artimes Batista, 3, of Sunnyside, enjoys climbing on the playground equipment Monday in a Sunnyside park.

Daisy Romo

Miss Grandview Candidate

With desire to help people, this Miss Grandview candidate is setting her sights on attending Washington State University.

Maritza Alvarez

Miss Grandview Candidate

Maritza Alvarez has dreams of becoming an ROTC cadet following high school.

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A Valentine’s Day first for Mabton native

Former S’side teacher now a newlywed

Today, Shannon Pierce, formerly of Mabton, and Mark Murphy of Spokane will celebrate their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple.

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Cribbage Man: Local passionate about pegs and points

Sunnyside tournament is Saturday at local VFW post

A local man doesn’t know for sure how many cribbage tournaments he has entered. But James Morrow’s stacks of trophy boards may be a good indicator.

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Digging out again

Chris Villalobos of Sunnyside digs out his family’s driveway Saturday, on his 15th birthday, during a sun break in the Lower Yakima Valley’s series of snow and ice storms.

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