Possibility Mabton’s criminal cases may not be heard by Sunnyside’s municipal court judge

MABTON – The Mabton City Council last night (Tuesday) voted to table approval of an agreement with Sunnyside Municipal Court for the hearing of Mabton police cases.

Property tax rates boosted 1 percent in Mabton

MABTON – In order to help balance its 2015 city budget, the Mabton City Council approved a 1 percent property tax levy increase, which is anticipated to bring in a total of $159,000 in revenues to the city coffers.

Toy drive underway

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

Coaching contracts inked

The Grandview School Board last week approved several coaching contracts.

Levy decision to be made in December

With the recent failure of an athletic facility levy, Grandview Superintendent of Schools Kevin Chase told the school board it will need to decide how to proceed.

Compass High School plans holiday bazaar

A Christmas bazaar and indoor flea market will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at Grandview Compass High School, 913 W. Second Street, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tree sales by G’view FFA start next week

The Grandview High School FFA Christmas tree sale is scheduled for its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Grandview fairgrounds in the livestock sales barn.

Contract changes OK’d

In action last week, Port of Sunnyside commissioners approved amendments with three industries that contract with the port for wastewater processing.

New hire announced

With long time administrative assistant Vernita Coffey retiring at the end of this year, the Port of Sunnyside has hired a new assistant.

21+ program offered here

Yakima Valley Community College will be offering the High School 21+ program at Sunnyside Learning Center starting in January 2015.

One suspect in custody following fight near Sunnyside Library

Sunnyside police raced to the local library yesterday (Monday) in response to a report of a fight.

First reading of procedures, policies OK’d

The Mabton School District has added a new policy and will be changing two procedures that were presented for a first reading at Monday’s school board meeting.

Retiring staff recognition at December board meeting

Two people, Mike Lopez and Steve Templin, were the only personnel changes dealt with at this past Monday’s Mabton School Board meeting.

Street closure request OK’d

A last-minute request from Pam Turner of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce for a street closure for the first ever lighted kids parade on Friday, Dec. 5, was granted by the city council.

Cost of fire truck $1 million

The city of Sunnyside will be buying a $1 million fire truck from Cascade Fire Equipment in Yakima.