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Grandview schools to host open house events

Dates have been set for open house events at each of the Grandview schools.

Schools not pleased with report card grades

The Washington State Board of Education’s annual task of creating an achievement index for public schools has been turned on its head by a conservative think-tank.

New contract for local teachers

After working an entire year without a signed agreement, the teachers in the Sunnyside Education Association now have a new contract in place.

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No time off for this crew on Labor Day

The Sunnyside community float “Egyptian Treasures” received second place honors at Prosser’s States Day Parade on Labor Day.

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Love of writing leads to expanded audience

John Livingston Clark didn’t start writing until he was 55-years-old. In 2008 he published his first book.

On the one hand...but on the other, well?

Fewer traffic infractions means less court revenue

Fewer traffic infractions can be a good thing, but it can also have a negative impact on the city’s municipal court budget.

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Senior center open house

Local seniors this past Sunday enjoy ice cream and cake at the Sunnyside Senior Center’s ice cream social and open house event.

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Port district secures final loans for anaerobic digester construction

During a special meeting held yesterday (Wednesday), Port of Sunnyside Commissioners Jim Grubenhoff and Arnold Martin authorized Director Jay Hester to sign loan documents associated with Benton REA’s rural development loan grant program.

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Mabton clears the air

MABTON – One episode of the hit TV comedy Seinfeld focused on the fictional December holiday of Festivus.

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Snipes’ head brewer loves working in heart of hop capital of the world

Chad Roberts now knows why he was born in Central Washington.

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Pastoral appreciation

Pastor Larry Mays of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sunnyside and wife Lynell (L) visit with church organist Joan Rouse and her twin sister June Mathiesen from Pendleton, Ore. during a dinner party at the church this past Sunday afternoon.

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Water, fun, clean cars

Sunnyside High School Band Director David Chavey-Reynaud gets doused while washing cars at the band booster car wash last Saturday

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Large crowd turns out for ice cream makers’ 25th anniversary celebration

Sunnyside’s Paleteria La Norteña celebrated 25 years in business this past Saturday in a big way, with crowds of people visiting to get ice cream bars at 1989 prices and to see Spider-Man, Dora the Explorer and Elmo.