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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.

Personnel changes OK’d

Thursday night the Sunnyside School Board approved a number of personnel changes in the district.

Contracts approved

Thursday night the Sunnyside School Board approved contracts with the district secretaries and security.

Jennings quits

Grandview City Councilwoman Diana Jennings submitted her resignation this past Tuesday.

City attorneys back on board

A new representation and fee agreement with Menke Jackson Beyer Ehlis LLP was approved unanimously at Tuesday’s Grandview City Council meeting.

Public defender contract OK’d

The Grandview City Council this past Tuesday approved a new contract with the Law Offices of Beck and Phillips LLC, which provides the city’s indigent defense counsel.

Museum lease extended

The city of Grandview renegotiated its lease for the space the Grandview School District provides the city for its museum.

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Wastewater award

Grandview Wastewater Plant employees (L-R) Jeff Cochrum, Nick Suarez and Dave Lorenz look at the 2013 Wastewater Treatment Plan Performance Award presented to them by the Washington State Department of Ecology Tuesday night at the Grandview City Council meeting.

Homecoming calendar full

Students in Mabton have planned a full week of homecoming activities for Monday, Oct. 13, through Saturday, Oct. 18.

Hydrant flushing begins tomorrow

City of Mabton officials have announced that the public works department will begin flushing out hydrants, starting tomorrow (Thursday).

Health care records policy approved

The Sunnyside City Council approved an interim health care policy to comply with a new law passed earlier this year by the state legislature regarding the reception, retention, disclosure and destruction of health care information received by public agencies.

Community clean-up gains recognition

City Manager Don Day and Deputy Mayor Theresa Hancock plan to be on hand and give short speeches this coming Saturday for the Loving Sunnyside Initiative project.