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New food services director brings wealth of experience to Sunnyside

Sunnyside School District’s new director of food services, Kelly Barth, plans to bring his own system to build on what he calls a “great program” already in place.

Milk jug may be empty for Carnation

With certification in hand that hazardous materials at the former Carnation site have been cleaned up, Port of Sunnyside officials traveled to Olympia this week hoping for help in demolishing the plant.

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Grandview RR crossing funding OK’d

State officials last week approved funding for safety improvements at a railroad crossing in Grandview.

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Moving tribute

Fellow firefighters, as well as family and friends of former Sunnyside Fire Chief Don Smith at his funeral yesterday are treated to a rendition of “Amazing Grace” on the bag pipes played by Walla Walla Firefighter Bryan McIntire.

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Wood stove pipe cause of house fire

An improperly installed wood stove pipe is thought to be the culprit for a blaze that severely damaged a home in Mabton late last night.

In-person help available for health care enrollment

With the Feb. 15 deadline for enrolling in a qualified health plan quickly approaching, Washington Healthplanfinder is launching a statewide enrollment drive to help connect Washington residents with free, in-person assistance, including help in the Yakima area.

High residue farming practices workshop theme

Washington State University Extension will hold High Residue Farming under Irrigation workshops in Yakima and Moses Lake on Feb. 4-5.

Review of airport regulations completed

At its first meeting of the year last night, the Sunnyside Airport Advisory Board elected officers, voted on a regular date and time for future meetings and finished its year-long review of the proposed municipal code relating to airport activities.

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Winter scavenger

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School spirit

Survey says…

Last night’s telephone town hall included two survey questions asked of callers.

Electrical upgrades for port’s new digester could easily top $100,000

With a punchlist of minor to-do items nearly complete, Port of Sunnyside officials hope to soon have final acceptance of its $8 million anaerobic digester.

Retired teacher brings lifetime of local knowledge to planning commission

The newest face on the Sunnyside Planning Commission is not a new face to many Sunnyside residents. Christine Smith has lived in the area all her life and taught at Washington Elementary School for 38 years.

Open mic night this Friday at the Underground in Sunnyside

The Underground at Oasis Community Church in Sunnyside invites local youth to perform at its open mic nights.

Grandview resource fair scheduled for Jan. 24

A community resource fair to help Lower Valley residents learn more about opportunities regarding health, finances and school resources will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way.

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