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Winter reward

As a reward for helping her parents do some shopping this past Monday afternoon, 5-year-old Ashlyn Pearson of Bickleton took some time to play on the toys in the children’s playground at Sunnyside’s Central Park.

City officials review recreational pot options

Sunnyside City Manager Don Day, at last Monday’s city council meeting, reviewed the city’s marijuana retail sales plan, noting the city has until Feb. 11 to take action before its current moratorium on accepting business licenses from recreational marijuana retailers expires.

Plan for more public input nears completion

The Sunnyside Planning Commission’s public participation plan, designed to increase the public’s input on city planning concerns, is nearing completion, according to Sunnyside Planning Supervisor Jamey Ayling.

Labor agreements inked with city unions

The Sunnyside City Council, at its first meeting in 2015 this past Monday, authorized agreements with the city’s office/clerical and public works collective bargaining units.

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Community urged to use service projects website

Whether a person is looking to assist with a community service project or needs help with a project, a website has been established to assist with service endeavors in Grandview and other communities.

Sunnyside councilmen take on assignments

The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday night did a number of housekeeping chores at its first meeting of the year, including determining which council members will serve on which subcommittees, and which council members will represent the city on various county boards.

City-wide improvements detailed for council members

Sunnyside Public Works Director Shane Fisher this past Monday evening updated the city council’s public works subcommittee on the status of various projects.

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46-unit housing project receives thumbs-up

The first order of business at Tuesday night’s Sunnyside Planning Commission meeting was to swear in the newest member of the commission. Retired school teacher Christine Smith replaces Bruce Epps.

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Attention to detail

Intense concentration is needed to create Lego art.

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YVCC plans open house at Sunnyside Learning Center

Not only does Yakima Valley Community College have campuses in Yakima and Grandview, the school also has a learning center right here in Sunnyside.

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New Year’s baby

The first baby born at Sunnyside Community Hospital in 2015 is Santiago Valentin Castillo.

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There’s a new dog in town

Fans of the Grandview Greyhounds may have noticed the new high school mascot at various sporting and school events these past few months.

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Granddaughter of former Sunnyside woman gains valuable insight through diplomacy program

Isabelle Johannessen has picked olives in Palestine and attended a Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.

Lower Yakima Valley mayors look ahead to 2015

Everyone, it seems, wants to know what the new year will hold.

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Life comes full circle for Outlook music teacher

A highlight of the holiday season at many schools is the winter program provided by students and staff.