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Martial arts award winners

Two Sunnyside youths last Saturday performed well during the Battle on the Columbia Martial Arts Tournament in Richland.

Replacing police commander will take a bit of time

Filling Phil Schenck’s shoes won’t be a quick or simple process for the Sunnyside Police Department.

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Parks and rec launching a city co-ed softball league

Now that the Sunnyside municipal swimming program is ready to be wrapped up for another season, the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to launch a fall co-ed softball league, beginning Sept.15.

Grizzly band car wash this Saturday

The Sunnyside High School Grizzly band will host a car wash fundraiser this coming Saturday, Aug. 23, from noon to 5 p.m.

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Local business hinges on the wings of a dove

On rare occasions, if you’re in the right place at the right time, you might catch a glimpse of white doves flying across the Sunnyside horizon. The graceful, sometimes darting birds aren’t airborne for long, as they have a short flight home.

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Budget, utility billings finance subcommittee meeting topics last night

Although the city of Sunnyside’s 2015 budget will be a major consideration in the near future, yesterday’s subcommittee meeting on finance and administration also focused on the day-to-day operations of the city.

Local farmer questions recent port property sale

Concerns about how the recent sale of 478 acres of Port of Sunnyside property was handled were brought to the attention of Port of Sunnyside commissioners Monday night.

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Photos from ‘Down Under’ entertain Noon Rotary members

Laser light shows flashing across the sails of the Sydney Opera House to convention meetings in the former Summer Olympics Park in New South Wales were among the highlights of this year’s Rotary International convention held in Australia’s largest city – Sydney.

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Support for FFA advisor battling cancer overwhelming

Teens’ lamb sells for $24,000 in Grandview livestock arena

One 140-lb. lamb was transformed into a beacon of hope when two Prosser High School FFA chapter members decided to sell the Suffolk cross at the Yakima Valley Fair livestock auction recently.

Public hearing on tap tomorrow for unified land development code

The public is invited to offer comments on the proposed Title 19 – the Unified Land Development – code at a hearing before the Board of Yakima County Commissioners tomorrow (Tuesday).

Court upholds changes in school retiree system

Employees of the Sunnyside School District nearing retirement have been in limbo for the past couple of years.

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At the hop

The music of the 50’s and 60’s has Phyllis Morris tapping her toes at the sock hop held last Friday night at Sun Terrace Retirement and Assisted Living Community in Sunnyside.

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Screening for drugs at home

Sunnyside United mulls idea of providing parents with drug tests for their children

Members of the Sunnyside United coalition are considering an idea that would give a whole new meaning to the phrase “take home test.”

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Bound for Russia (again)

After spending one winter in Russia, Sunnyside’s Hannah Vlieger is on her way back to the country known for its sub-zero temperatures, and borscht.

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Tri-chamber social

The quarterly tri-chamber social for the Sunnyside, Grandview and Prosser chambers of commerce was held last night, Thursday, at the Sunnyside Museum.