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Getting a jump on Valentine’s Day

The free event - sponsored by the GHS Historical Club, Grandview Senior Citizens and Grandview Parks and Recreation Department - attracted seniors from around Yakima County for an afternoon of dancing and socializing.

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Chamber gears up for 2015 events in Sunnyside

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce is preparing to move forward with event planning for 2015.

Financial support for plaza increased

A month after approving a request for $10,000 to purchase a black granite POW wall for Jerry Taylor Veterans Memorial Plaza, Sunnyside’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) yesterday approved an additional $6,000 for the project.

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County ballots take on a different look

Voters in Yakima County will have one less envelope to deal with when voting in the next election.

Mabton offers rooters bus

The Mabton Junior/Senior High School ASB is sponsoring a rooters bus to the District boys and girls basketball championship games on Saturday, Feb. 21.

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Advocates for the abused rely on volunteers

“We’re not here to judge them, we’re not here to tell them what to do...we’re here to listen and be an advocate,” Lower Valley Crisis & Support Services Director Leticia Garcia said in describing her non-profit group’s efforts.

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Sports programs upgrade continues

About 40 area residents showed up at the Sunnyside High School library last night to further discuss the needs of the athletic programs of the school district.

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Local business expansions underway

Two businesses in Sunnyside are constructing new buildings on West Yakima Valley Highway to better serve the community.

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Swamp critters

Scott “Reptile Man” Petersen shows a snapping turtle to students at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School in Sunnyside yesterday.

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Roza board rejects rate hike

Citing uncertainty over the coming water year, the Roza Irrigation District board of directors declined to increase Tier II water rates.

Grandview voters say no to school levy

Bickleton School District patrons overwhelmingly approve $450,000 maintenance and operations levy

While Bickleton School District’s three-year maintenance and operations levy passed by a landslide in yesterday’s special election, Grandview’s capital improvements levy is currently failing.

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Mosquito control efforts strong in 2014

The Benton County Mosquito District works to abate the spread of West Nile virus via proactive measures to treat mosquito breeding grounds.

Grandview City Council approves use of city facilities by swim team, baseball players

Agreements between the city of Grandview and the Grandview Neptunes swim team and Cal Ripken Baseball League were this past Tuesday approved.

Mabton Council mulls sale of civic center

The contract still needs to be drawn up, but it appears the city of Mabton will agree to sell its civic center to Sunrise Outreach.

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Public hearing on building code changes fails to attract citizens

A public hearing to take public comment regarding a proposed inclusion of the 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) to Sunnyside’s existing municipal building code failed to attract any interested citizens at the Tuesday night hearing.