Mini-storage annexation moving forward

The Sunnyside Planning Commission voted 3-2 last Tuesday night to approve a petition for annexation and forward it to the county’s boundary review board.

Community Thanksgiving service scheduled for Nov. 23

The Sunnyside Ministerial Association will sponsor a community Thanksgiving service again this year for local residents.

Cost going up for city of Grandview to house inmates in county jail

An agreement between the city of Grandview and the Yakima County Corrections Department was last Wednesday approved by the Grandview City Council.

Toy drive underway here

Ensuring that local children have a festive Christmas is the goal of the Sunnyside Police Explorers’ annual toy drive.

Crafts bazaar on tap Dec. 6

The residents living at the Sunnyside Housing Authority homes at 1500 Federal Way in Sunnyside will host a crafts bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Budget adopted

Yakima County’s 2015 budget was last week adopted by the commissioners.

Christian club meets Dec. 9

“The Gift of Change” is the theme of the Lower Valley Christian Women’s Connection luncheon set for Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Mabton to buy back vacation from local cop

The Mabton City Council decided to buy back vacation time from Police Sgt. Cas Cedillo, per a request from Mabton Police Chief Rick Gutierrez.

Garbage rate increase OK’d

The Mabton City Council last week approved a 2.5 percent increase in garbage rates.

Council inks fire apparatus maintenance agreement

Benton County’s maintenance shop will repair and maintain the city of Grandview’s fire apparatus.

Open house set for YV-TECH

The YV-TECH Center in Sunnyside will host an open house next Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Employees get pay hike

The salaries for elected officials, the county attorneys and non-represented employees of Yakima County will increase in 2015.

Worksource launches tool to help veterans

The statewide WorkSource system is launching a new online tool this week that makes it easier for veterans and exiting service members to find jobs in Washington’s civilian workforce.

Remembrance holiday service planned Friday in Sunnyside

A special holiday service is being hosted by Smith Funeral Homes in Sunnyside this coming Friday at 6:30 p.m.