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Sniffing out contraband

Grandview School District bringing in dogs to help ensure local students’ safety

In an effort to maintain a safe learning environment in its schools, the Grandview School District recently inked a contract with Ron Grogan of Interquest Detection Canines in Polson, Mont.

City Council beefs up animal control services

Dogs roaming unattended in Sunnyside won’t necessarily be getting a free pass on Saturdays any longer.

County clerk candidate will challenge job termination

If elected Yakima County clerk on Nov. 4, Sarah Matheny could days later face the city of Yakima in court.

School retirees plan to meet

The Lower Yakima Valley unit of the Washington State School Retirees Association will meet Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Café Villa at 602 Seventh St. in Prosser.

Mirelez football forecast winner

David Mirelez of Sunnyside was the first place finisher in week one of the 41st annual football forecast contest sponsored by Sunnyside-area merchants.

Fire safety tips for dorm living offered by state

Summer break is quickly coming to an end and many students will be moving in to dormitories or other college housing.

Beautification awards presented

The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department announced the following homes of the month for September.

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Rotarians tour Port’s wastewater plant upgrade

The new lagoon at the Port of Sunnyside industrial wastewater treatment plant is a large part of the port’s new anaerobic digester system, which is nearly 50 percent completed.

Moment of silence observance this Thursday

Robert Gates, Commander of Grandview’s Fred E. Hayes Post 57 of the American Legion in Grandview, has asked Lower Valley residents to observe a moment of silence this coming Thursday, the anniversary of the 9-11 attack in 2001.

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Local church honors ‘soldiers of the streets’

A full house at the Sunnyside Cornerstone Assembly of God Church celebrated the dedication and courage of the men and women who work in law enforcement during the annual “Honor Our Heroes” service this past Sunday.

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Hop harvest in full swing

Wyckoff Farms of Grandview was harvesting this year’s hop crop along Forsell Road last Friday.

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New hop storage building going up

What a difference a day makes.

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Men at work

Workers are pouring concrete for sidewalks at the intersection of 16th Street and Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside; while paving has started on phase two of the downtown improvement project, the section of Sixth Street between Decatur and Edison avenues.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Annie Lara

Motivated by the opportunity to express her appreciation to the Sunnyside community via philanthropic opportunities, Annie Lara is seeking the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside title.

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Rotarians learn high school’s goal is to graduate all 1,800 students

Improving the 46 percent graduation rate in 2008 to 86 percent in 2013 has been a team effort, according to Bill Daley, Sunnyside High School athletic director.