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Winter, Keightley will square off for county sheriff’s job

Six candidates for Yakima County sheriff are now down to two, as last night Yakima County voters advanced Brian Winter and Jim Keightley to the November General Election.

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Rohman being closed

Rohman Street in Sunnyside will be permanently closed to all traffic effective Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Old Glory

Sunnyside American Legion members (L-R) Troy Monholland, Bob Hicks and Greg Schlieve replace Yakima Federal’s large 15-foot by 25-foot American flag in downtown Sunnyside last Saturday.

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Port close to selling property

Following an executive session with realtors Monday night, Port of Sunnyside commissioners appear close to selling off nearly 500 acres of the port district’s land holdings.

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Firemen’s needs addressed by public safety committee

Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham updated the subcommittee for public safety on the status of the fire department’s equipment and apparatus Monday night, emphasizing what will need to be replaced in the next decade so the city can plan ahead.

New public works superintendent pleased with Sunnyside’s small town feel

Although he was born in Seattle and grew up in Des Moines and SeaTac, new Sunnyside Public Works Superintendent John Millan says he can’t imagine going back to live on the west side of the mountains.

Mabton native recipient of multicultural scholarship

Western Washington University student Eric Meza, son of Jose Luis and Alicia Meza of Mabton, received a $3,000 Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.

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It’s official: Sunnyside School District patrons will be asked to OK $6.9 million sports complex

A proposal to build a $6.9 million Sunnyside High School sports complex will go before voters this November.

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35-year postal veteran takes reins in Sunnyside

Isidro R. Rodriguez isn’t the official postmaster at Sunnyside Post Office, yet.

County commissioners adopt trails plan

Following several public hearings and information gathering for the purpose of developing the Yakima County Trails Plan, Yakima County Commissioners Kevin Bouchey, Rand Elliott and Mike Leita formally adopted the documents last week.

Beautification awards given

The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department announced the following homes of the month for August:

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Recycling bins relocated

Sunnyside recyclers looking for the Yakima Waste System bins in their neighborhoods will be happy to know the bins haven’t completely disappeared from the community.

Field Day at Prosser area farm set for Aug. 15

The Washing-ton State Grape Society and Washington State University viticulture and enology program officials will host the 2014 Statewide Viticulture Field Day on Friday, Aug. 15, in Prosser.