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Emergency purchase OK’d

In action yesterday, Monday, SVID’s board approved the emergency purchase of an electric 200-horsepower pump motor.

Executive session held

Following their regular monthly meeting yesterday, Monday, SVID’s board met in executive session for about 20 minutes to discuss pending litigation.

Water outlook still gloomy

A dry July brought no better news for Yakima Valley irrigators.

Christian group meeting on tap

PROSSER – The next Christian Women’s Connection meeting at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Dems back Planned Parenthood

In response to a letter from Republican legislators seeking to halt state funding for Planned Parenthood, Gov. Jay Inslee has backed the national organization.

Genealogical group plans research course

UNION GAP – The Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Library at 1901 S. 12th Ave. in Union Gap will host a series of research classes starting next month.

Mabton earns state honors

MABTON - The city of Mabton’s wastewater treatment plant recently received the 2014 “Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award” from the state’s Department of Ecology.

Eagles install new officers

Sunnyside’s Fraternal Order of Eagles has filled its officer positions for the 2015-16 year.

American Legion post officers named

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Post of the American Legion has announced its officers for the 2015-16 year.

West Nile virus numbers rise

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has confirmed five new cases of West Nile virus in horses

State looks to help fish battle drought

State fishery managers are working to minimize the effects of drought on fish at hatcheries across Washington state.

Port of G’view supports local food processor

GRANDVIEW – The Port of Grandview commissioners at a special meeting held last Thursday passed a motion to support FruitSmart’s petition to the city of Grandview.

SHS class of ‘75 reunion on tap Sept. 25

The Sunnyside High School class of 1975 will be having its 40th class reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26.

Water systems public hearing set for Aug. 4

Yakima County Commissioners Rand Elliott, Mike Leita and Kevin Bouchey will accept public comments regarding proposed amendments to the county’s water systems rules and regulations on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

‘Christmas in July’ drive to benefit local food bank

Girl Scout Troop 4513 of Sunnyside is getting into the Christmas spirit early this year. That’s according to Maelynn Lehman, one of the troop members.

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