Mabton cops arrest teen on charge of making cyber death threats

An investigation into on-line threats to blow up the Mabton Police Department has led to the arrest of Alvaro Daniel Medina-Pelayo, 18, of Mabton.

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Lighting the way

Mabton Council wraps up 2014

MABTON – The Mabton City Council closed out 2014 last week with a few action items during its final regular meeting of the year.

Hospital brings aboard urologist

Starting Jan. 1, 2015, Dr. Julio M. Ossorio will begin practicing here in Sunnyside.

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Sharing songs of the season

The Outlook Elementary School’s 21st Century after-school program students raised their voices in song recently, to share songs of the season with the residents at local retirement homes.

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$5,000 grant will supply Mabton with agri-lab computers

A $5,000 grant for “agri-science” education from DuPont-Pioneer will supply Mabton High School with cutting-edge tools for hands-on learning.

Groundwater group approves nitrogen assessment project

To what extent are current land use practices contributing to elevated nitrogen levels in Lower Valley drinking water?

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A shining light amid the darkness during the holiday season

An ecumenical worship service was held this past Sunday night at Sunnyside’s Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for people who find the holiday season difficult.

Final change order OK’d for $7 million anaerobic digester

With work wrapping up on the Port of Sunnyside’s anaerobic digester, commissioners approved what will likely be the project’s final change order with contractor Apollo Construction.

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Tis the season for giving

Thanks to the efforts of Carol Carrillo and her Life Savers organization, on Monday the Sunnyside woman donated $4,000 to the American Cancer Society.

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Jewelry maker shares her talents with YV-Tech students

Students in the welding and nursing classes at YV-Tech in Sunnyside spent the last day before winter break learning how to make rings from vintage spoons.

Pressing issues with school district’s athletic facilities

Even though the Sunnyside School District’s athletic levy went down to defeat in last month’s General Election, the district still needs to deal with pressing issues with its facilities for student-athletes.

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Consent order work in progress for local dairies

More than 18 months ago the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inked a consent order with five Lower Valley dairies to address sources of nitrate contamination in the groundwater.

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Tis the season in Sunnyside’s schools

In a fundraiser for the Sunnyside High School leadership program’s Relay for Life team, Santa Claus (Fabian Torres) visited the school at lunch yesterday, Thursday.

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Winter Blast nets more than 400 pounds of food for needy

Preceding the Artz-Fox Elementary School winter program last week, Mabton children from three to 12 years old were able to join in winter holiday activities, thanks to volunteers from the Mabton FFA, FCCLA, Mabton High School band and Mabton Counseling Service.