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At your service

C. Speck salesmen Jered Vigil and Angel Garza (L-R) hold up the banner to the golf cart that has been donated by the dealership for use as a shuttle at this year’s Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo in Grandview.

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Weathered beacon

Standing the test of time is this weathered old wind mill located in downtown Bickleton.

Bickleton doing away with school-sponsored senior class outings

A time honored rite of passage in the Bickleton School District is going away.

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Lower Yakima Valley dairies moving forward on converting manure into renewable natural gas

Turning lemons into lemonade. That’s the essence of a program in the Outlook area pegged to turn cow manure into renewable natural gas.

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Petal power

City will mull taking over hanging flower basket program

In the warm glow of a valley sunrise, Rene Pedraza and Erroll Miles cruise through downtown Sunnyside.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Liliana Cisneros

Believing the opportunity of serving her community as Miss Sunnyside would open doors, Liliana Cisneros joins 12 other hopefuls vying for the title on Oct. 5.

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Fire drill

Grandview, Mabton agriscience teachers attend training institute

Ryan Maiden, agriscience educator at Grandview High School, and Randi Krieg, Mabton’s agriscience teacher, recently attended an eight-day professional development institute at Texas Tech University to learn the teaching principles of the agricultural science-animal section of the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE).

Airport Days this weekend

PROSSER – Prosser Airport Days and Fly-in will take place this coming Friday through Sunday, July 18-20.

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Rocket science

Mabton High School sophomores are visiting the YVCC campus in Grandview this week as part of the college prep program GEAR-UP.

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Sunnyside United volunteers start evaluation of local stores

Taking about half an hour out of yesterday’s meeting, members of the Sunnyside United coalition conducted a short evaluation of convenience stores in town.

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Lodging tax committee recommends funding Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce for rest of year

After considerable discussion, a request by the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce for the remainder of its originally requested funds for this year was approved by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.

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Golden day for Sunnyside Port District

“It’s great to turn 50,” quipped State Rep. Bruce Chandler. “I wouldn’t mind being 50 again, it looks better every year.”

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Democrats seek to bring new political blood to region

Seeking to change the way voters look at Central Washington politics are four candidates as vastly different as their ages.