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Conservation assessments approved by county officials

A system of assessments for property within the South Yakima Conservation District was yesterday (Tuesday) approved by the Yakima County Commission.

Executive sessions held

The Mabton City Council held two executive sessions last week.

Work slated for fire station

In action last week, the Mabton City Council approved a project to replace the Mabton fire station’s concrete driveway with a new driveway, sidewalk, curb and gutter.

Brown water alarms residents

Brown water has Mabton residents seeing red.

Agreement approved

The Mabton City Council will have some help in preparing the 2015 budget.

YVCC names Lower Valley students to honor roll

Eight students from the Lower Yakima Valley were named to the Yakima Valley Community College Dean’s and President’s lists for the summer quarter.

Christian club to meet Oct. 14

The Lower Valley Christian Women’s Connection is sponsoring “A Bushel and a Peck” silent auction and meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser (490 Wine Country Road).

Local students make summer WSU honor roll

Washington State University has released the list of students who have been named to the summer 2014 President’s Honor Roll.

Personnel changes approved by school board

Numerous personnel contracts were approved by the Mabton School Board last week.

Marijuana meeting cancelled

A Sunnyside City Council meeting scheduled for tonight (Monday) in Sunnyside has been cancelled.

Second Harvest food bank distribution in Grandview

The Second Harvest mobile food bank will be setting up shop at the Grandview Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 S. Euclid St., on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Enrollment up in schools

Enrollment is up in the Sunnyside School District by nearly 200 students from the projected 6,357 for the 2014-15 school year. A total of 6,556 students are currently enrolled in the district.

Soccer players earn accolades

The Sunnyside High School soccer team was honored at last night’s school board meeting for placing third in the state tourney last year, the highest placing the school has ever achieved.

School board OK’s plans to evaluate superintendent

The Sunnyside School Board last night approved a schedule and reference tool for its evaluation of the superintendent.

Mentors hired to create high quality teachers

At a presentation last night to the Sunnyside School Board, District Director of Human Resources Debbie Holwegner explained how the district is hiring and retaining high quality teachers.