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SHS athletes urged to attend summer retreat

All teens planning on turning out for one of the sports programs at Sunnyside High School during the 2015-16 academic year are being urged to attend a summer athletic retreat.

Fundraiser to aid victim of cancer set for tomorrow

Friends and family members of Dora Quaempts are hoping to raise money to help the Toppenish-area woman meet medical expenses incurred from her treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Lawmakers lauded for local service

The Yakima County Commission at this past Tuesday’s meeting presented certificates of appreciation to several state lawmakers for leadership during the 2015 legislative session that was held in Olympia.

Detective funds awarded to Sunnyside

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Yakima County commissioners, the city of Sunnyside was awarded partial funding for a LEAD task force detective.

Roza approves off-season work projects

In action on Tuesday, the Roza Irrigation District board approved a total of $2.9 million in capital project costs for the off-season later this fall and winter.

Roza to seek bids for project

The third and final phase for construction of Roza’s Wasteway 5 Re-Regulation Reservoir took a step forward this past Tuesday when the district’s board of directors approved a move to advertise for bids.

Financial policy update OK’d

In action this past Tuesday, the Roza Irrigation District board of directors approved a new accounting policies and procedures manual.

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Roza Irrigation District Brief

Roza Irrigation District Manager Scott Revell consults with a staff member during a presentation on Tuesday of this week, on proposed equipment purchases.

Budget meeting set for Aug. 29

The Mabton City Council plans to hold its first budget workshop on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 8 to 11 a.m.

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New police chief

Mabton Police Chief Cas Cedillo is sworn in Tuesday night.

Home damage claim brought before council

A citizen addressed the Mabton City Council Tuesday night about a problem caused by a January sewage back-up.

Money savers for Mabton

Mabton’s new city administrator has been finding small ways to save the city money, including renegotiating a contract for city uniforms that will save the city between $300 and $400 a month.

Sewer rates increased

The Mabton City Council raised sewer rates for residents by $6 a month last Tuesday night.

Cemetery landscaping changes to be considered

The city of Mabton is considering a policy that would allow people some leeway in decorating headstones at the cemetery.

City staff being encouraged to educate themselves

Public works employees in Mabton now have incentives to gain new skills.