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Julia Hart

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Grandview dad ‘a powerful example’

Bill Michener came from a small family, as did his wife, Julie.

Prosser grads ready to walk

Art Fiker Memorial Stadium will be filled with people in cap and gown at 10 a.m. Saturday for a commencement exercise ceremony.

Mabton set for annual celebration

Community Days to mark street upgrades

It was a long winter for residents, and they are now ready to celebrate spring as Community Days kicks off, Greater Mabton Association spokeswoman Gaye Vandermyn said.

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Cancer survivor to tackle the world

Friday’s graduation ceremony was bittersweet for 19-year-old Kyle Cameron.

New mobile market on its way to Sunnyside

Program will aid Granger family

The Dairy Farmers of Washington are partnering again with and supporting 2nd Harvest in a mobile market (food bank) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Sunnyside Adventists Community Service Food Bank, 1875 E. Lincoln Ave.

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Sunnyside brewery unveils progress

Any day now, the state liquor and cannabis board will issue the liquor permit and the Varietal Beer Company brew masters will launch into full time brewing.

SHS class of 2017 awards announced

Two receive first-ever

The Class of 2017 was honored during an awards and scholarship dinner and presentation Thursday prior to the annual baccalaureate ceremony.

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Districts wrapping up school year

Like the winter of 2017, the 2016-17 school year just won’t quit.

Look out UCLA: she’s headed your way

Anyone who has meet Alondra Perez never fails to comment on her poise, confidence and maturity.

Youth honored with awards

The third annual Sunnyside Youth Awards honors youth involved with community and campus service, according to awards organizer Christian Peabody.

Four schools to honor graduates

Ceremonies planned Friday and Saturday

Graduates from four schools will receive diplomas this week.

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Maryhill Museum beckons

For nearly 100 years, the Maryhill Museum has overlooked the Columbia Gorge, a romantic reminder of what man will do for a beautiful damsel in distress.

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Mabton man loses barn to blaze

Firefighters were able to save house

A local man is temporarily out of his home after fire destroyed his barn, vehicles and some outbuildings yesterday.

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New tennis club promotes summer camp

Camps start June 27

When the former Sunnyside Tennis Club dissolved and left area youth without a place to take lessons, a small group of tennis “lifers” decided to change the score.

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Another Kids Day parade on the books

More than 150 children dressed as super heroes and in club uniforms filled South Sixth Street Saturday morning for the 60th annual Kiwanis Kids Day Parade.

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Stay close to home for loads of entertainment

This weekend kicks off a month of community festivals in the Lower Yakima Valley.

Granger prepares for annual Dino-N-A-Day event

Dino No. 33 to be replaced Saturday

It’s quite the event, organizers say of the Dino-N-A-Day event starting at 9 a.m. Saturday near Hisey Park.

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‘Candyland’ a winner on parade tour

Float wins Moses Lake honors

Since its twilight parade in late April, the Sunnyside Community Float, “Candyland,” has been in a winning roll through each of the communities where it has appeared.

Grads ready to walk

Sunnyside Christian kicks off ceremonies

The air will be filled with the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” for the next three weekends, beginning Friday night, for area high school graduation ceremonies.

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Library marks its history

100 years of free reading

More than 100 years ago Sunnyside opened its first free library, thanks to philanthropist and business tycoon Andrew Carnegie’s donation for its establishment.

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Time to visit the farmers markets

Locally grown vegetables and fruits are beginning to show up at vendors booths at area farmers markets.

New Prosser downtown director named

School Board member takes group’s help

Jesalyn C. Cole is the new Historic Downtown Prosser Association executive director.

Tribute set in Mabton

Veteran plans service for Memorial Day

As he looks around the city cemetery overlooking the Yakima River, Rudy Cortez wonders who will pick up the duties of honoring the native sons buried there after he is gone.

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Proving they are ready for the world

For up to nine minutes, they stand before a panel of strangers, telling the story of their lives — so far — hoping the judges will view their presentations favorably.

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VTC announces 2017-18 schedule

A season of firsts for Prosser theater group

Each year the Valley Theater Company breaks new ground for upcoming seasons.

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The piano with nine lives

Volunteers rally to save instrument

It dangled high above the ground outside Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant causing quite a stir among the clientele yesterday afternoon.

Soroptimists plant sale again benefits community

Recipients include area non-profits

It takes many hands to sell dozens of geraniums, petunias and wine barrels.

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Noted author shares story about space age book

“The sky is not the limit (to imagination) anymore,” was the message given by a guest visitor to Jesus Sustaita’s Mabton Junior-Senior High School science classroom.

Election filing ends Friday with few races

Primary will include Mabton mayoral race

Several more office seekers stepped up Friday to close out the week-long election filing period.

Military groups plan observances

Memorial Day events slated for area

Throughout the Lowery Yakima Valley, May 29 will be a day a for families to remember their departed.

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PEO Chapter EX scholars named

Daylraye Hutchinson just completed her first year at Washington State University in the nursing program, so word that she was receiving her second PEO Chapter EX Scholarship was “very welcome” this week.

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Sunnyside Christian brings music via Skype

Teacher flies in from Michigan for performance

Sunnyside Christian High School music students John and Arie Prins found it a little strange to have their band teacher in the classroom Wednesday.

Candidates file for offices

Garza the first to file for Sunnyside seat

Betty Lynn Garza filed for City Council Position No. 3 yesterday, making her the first candidate to file for any of the three open spots.

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Like mother, like daughter-in-law

Every day is teacher appreciation day in the Mears home.

Seniors sign for college

Mabton High School joined schools around the nation that celebrated National College Signing week by hosting their version of “College Signing Day” May 4.

Woman’s tip stalls house scam, for now

House hunting is hard enough. But when renters and sellers find themselves in the middle of an interstate scam, people not only lose the opportunity for a nicer home, they also lose their hard-earned money.

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Sign of the Times

Press leaves; Daily Sun continues printing in Hood River, Ore.

The last newspaper printing plant in the Lower Yakima Valley is now a thing of the past.

Cancer claims life of Carol Newhouse

Congressman had been criticized for missing votes to care for wife

Carol Newhouse, the wife of congressman Dan Newhouse, was overtaken by cancer and passed away Friday in a Seattle-area hospital.

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From drought resistance to lawn

Landscaping changes offer bonuses

Sometimes a well thought out landscape plane doesn’t work out as planned.

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No power, no problem

Zillah weathers rain, wind and electrical outage

Despite a power outage, a flash rain storm and gusty wind, residents and visitors alike turned out to celebrate the main Zillah Community Days activities Saturday.

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Local woman fostering motherhood

Couple has adopted six children

When 1994 Sunnyside High School graduate Deena Alaniz, decided to start her family in 1998, she was devastated to learn she couldn’t be someone’s biological mother.

‘Oklahoma!’ opens Friday evening

Musical is director’s 50th play for Zillah

The long- awaited Z Center Stage upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” opens at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

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New Miss Zillah to preside over community festival

Bryanna Stump was named the 2017-2018 Miss Zillah last night in front of a cheering hometown crowd in the Intermediate School gymnasium.

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Rotary Club adopts global water project

Projects honors long-time water leader

A program to provide clean water to a third world country is being undertaken locally in tribute to a man who spent his live working with water.

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Cave-in closes Hanford site

Nearly 5,000 employees told to take cover

Federal officials are still looking for answers in the wake of a cave-in yesterday at the Hanford site.

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Granger students learn salmon life cycle

Class releases fish into the Yakima River

Cautioned to walk single file down the bank to release baby salmon into the Yakima River, Granger middle school students were cautioned to stay on the path.

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Royalty takes the stage during Cinco de Mayo

Sunnyside event hands out crowns

Formal wear, best hair and best costume wear were all judged during the Regal Majesty Miss Cinco de Mayo pageant on Saturday at Centennial Square.

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Sunny skies give a boost to Cinco de Mayo Festival

The weather warmed up just in time for the more than 100 vendors on hand for the city’s 29th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival.

Let’s party is a ‘fair’ theme

“Let’s Party” is a ‘fair’ theme for the 125th birthday anniversary of the Central Washington Fair.

Zillah ready for annual city festival

Pageant set for tomorrow

First come the Miss Zillah Pageant tomorrow night, and then the fun begins as the annual Zillah Community Days.