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Julia Hart

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Man takes final ride in his trophy-winning lowrider

Family, friends lend a hand

For weeks, his outside travel has been limited daily visits to the Mt. Adams DaVita Dialysis Center and home.

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Area to observe Veterans Day

Activities to celebrate Veterans Day are planned from Zillah to Prosser on Saturday.

Foundation dinner offers surprises

Take a chance and win big at annual event

Bidding on the silent auction items or taking a chance during the live auction offers a lot of surprises and great adventures, claim Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo Foundation Board members.

Queen honored for community service

Alysianna Aguirre, 5, has achieved a huge accomplishment for someone her age.

Mabton mayor trailing

Vazquez has a firm lead with 62.37 percent

The most hotly contested mayoral race in the Lower Yakima Valley appears to be going to the challenger, if last night’s early election results hold. Restaurant owner Laura Vazquez was well in front of incumbent Mayor Mario Martinez with 62.37 percent of the 93 votes counted, so far.

Celebrating with food

Second Harvest plans turkey day give-away

Second Harvest will distribute 2,500 holiday meal boxes for local families in time for Thanksgiving.

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Landmark El Ranchito is back

New owner, new menu new look

Once a must stop for homemade barbacoa and all things authentically Mexican in the Yakima Valley, El Ranchito has been closed for more than 10 years.

Prosser’s newest gift shop has city ties

The name and location has changed, and the mission has changed a bit, but the purpose is the same, say the leaders of Northwest Community Foundation.

Man to share coastal Mexican cuisine

Con Sabor open lunch, dinner

After months of speculation, concerning activities going on in the old Skippers Restaurant, Monday saw the official opening of Con Sabor a Mexico, 2150 Yakima Valley Highway.

Relay for Life event back on

Cancer Fundraiser shortened to a mini-walk

Organizers are planning a modified mini-walk to be held from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13, at the Sunnyside Community Center, 1521 S. First Street.

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Drama club presents ‘Victoria’

Prosser play about unwilling math whiz

Prosser High School’s Hole in the Wall Theatre presents “Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen.”

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‘The Bell’ is back

Taco Bell is back.

Math club brings home hardware

Since forming last year, the Sunnyside High School math club has been on a mission to collect top honors at each outing.

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Kidney benefit to help local research, victims

Eagles adopt kidney disease as its cause

Rosa Solis has wanted to host a large benefit dinner at the local Eagles since joining the organization two years ago.

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Firefighters get SCBA training

Training begins tomorrow on the use of 103 state of the art self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units, thanks to a large federal grant awarded the Yakima County Fire District No. 5 in 2016.

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Grandview leader earns lifetime honors

Cus Arteaga honored by funding council

A man wearing two hats for his city has received recognition for his dedication.

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Bridal workshop planned

Learn how to plan a perfect wedding day

For more than 30 years, Irene Jochen of Fashion Corner has worked hard to build a name for her store as the place to shop when shopping for a wedding dress or other special occasion attire.

Clearing the path for further physicians

New programs help students change majors to medicine

The need for more doctors is being felt all over the county and helping to clear the path for potential medical persons is the Masters of Arts Medical Sciences program being offered at Heritage University in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest University.

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Young volunteers clean up greenhouse at high school

Program helps teach citizenship

A group of young volunteers tackled weeds and debris surrounding Sunnyside High School greenhouse last week, under the direction of Partida Strong Scholarship program leadership.

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Ghoulish ideas for Halloween

From Outlook to Prosser, there are lots of ghoulish things to do beginning Saturday in celebration of Halloween.

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‘Pink Panther’ ready to strike the stage in Zillah

When we imagine a detective, we often think of a hardboiled tough person in a trenchcoat tracking down and trapping the villain, High School Z Center Stage Director Lynn Brant said.

From wigs to travel help, ACS helps survivors

From 1989 to 2015, breast cancer death rates have decreased 39%, translating to 322,600 deaths avoided during those 26 years.

Local forum details Breast Cancer services

A forum will be held Friday at Bethel Church, 270 N Gap Road, where the public can learn what services PMH Medical Center can provide for breast cancer patients.

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Voice’s Stephanie Johnson shares love of music

Mingling with the students following an early morning mini concert was just the ticket for Stephanie Anne Johnson of Tacoma.

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Get ready - Halloween is nearly here

Lots of spooky things to do for young and old

From Outlook to Prosser, there are lots of ghoulish things to do beginning Saturday in celebration of Halloween.

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Summer building permits top 83

As the ground breaking on the new Silvia’s Tax Services offices got under way and the completion of the new Taco Bell nears, building permits are rolling in.

‘The Voice’ coming to Grandview

TV contestant to entertain students as musician in residence

The Voice contestant Stephanie Anne Johnson of Tacoma, a contestant on Season 5 will be entertaining students and talking with them about music as a part of the School District’s ongoing Musicians in Resident program.

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Final tribute for beloved city leader, volunteer

Memorial services Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Greater Mabton Association came together for one of its own Oct. 14, to show support and provide aid to the family of Oping Hutson.

Mabton garment artist making her way

Anna Gutierrez has never watched the popular design show, “Project Runway,” but she could be a contender.

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Nuestra Casa helping local women broaden horizons

English as a Second Language is the key to advancement

Margarita Torres, owned her own business – small alterations shop – in downtown Sunnyside until a fire wiped out her inventory a few years ago.

Mabton homecoming under way

Pep rally, macho game ball tonight

“Fall into Homecoming” is the theme for homecoming week which began Friday and Oct. 13 and continued through Saturday with the annual homecoming dance Saturday, Oct. 21.

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‘Catch the Crush’ weekend underway

Valley wineries promise guests a juicy time

Get ready to squeeze grapes between your toes at any of the many grape stomping events being held at local wineries this weekend from Prosser to Union Gap.

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‘Hidden Figures’ is Valley reads pick

Series of related events planned throughout October

Valley Reads, the annual community reading event hosted by Yakima Valley Libraries is in full swing.

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Store gives to the community

Ross Dress for Less gives out funds for youth and reading programs

Making themselves known as community partners, the new staff at Ross Dress for Less in the Mid Valley Mall, is already contributing to local youth-related programs.

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Ross opens; residents crowd new store

Ribbon-cutting took place Saturday

Shoppers may not have flooded the latest addition to the Mid Valley Mall early Saturday morning, but there was a steady stream of families eager to check out Ross Dress for Less.

Color artists win fame and prizes

Hundreds of color sheets flooded the City community center last week pronouncing the end of a two-weeks “Welcome back to School” coloring contest, hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department.

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City construction on upswing

Sunnyside issues 82 permits in last two months

Construction is underway on a new cold storage unit at the corner of Blaine Avenue and South First Street, valued at $1.5 million, according to city officials.

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Suspense ends; Ross set to open Saturday

With its final inspection approval in hand, the Ross Dress for Less store in the Mid-Valley Mall is set to hold its grand opening early Saturday morning - as soon as the mall opens at 9 a.m.

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The ‘girls’ prepare for opening night

‘Little Women’ take the stage Saturday

The “girls” in the Over the Hill Theatricals production of “Little Women the Musical” are well past the ages of Louisa May Alcott’s heroines in her classic story, “Little Women.”

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Granger dairyman honored

Fair milking parlor renamed in Robert Golob’s memory

The family of long-time Yakima Valley dairyman Robert Golob stood by his widow, Edna Golob Saturday at a ribbon cutting held in front of the Central Washington State Fair milking parlor.

Man with local ties joins advertising staff

Matt “Mikel” Sagen joins The Daily Sun

Matt “Mikel” Sagen feels like he had returned home.

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Old makes way for modern new building

Silvia’s Tax Services to get new offices

The 1000 block of East Lincoln Ave. is the newest area of the city to undergo urban renewal, thanks to businesswoman Silvia Ramos.

Miss Sunnyside pays visit to Council

The Miss Sunnyside Court was presented to the city council Monday night with a slight change.

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Family doctor, P.A. join local clinic

A Lower Yakima Valley native and a new family physician are now a part of the staff at Swofford and Halma Clinics, 2303 Reith Way.

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Nouvella welcomes fall in style

Fall fashion trends point to jewel tones and plaids

The last day of summer was marked with a fashion show featuring what is new for autumn at the annual Nouvella Club Style Show last Thursday.

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Classic ‘coming of age’ story

‘Little Women’ opens Sept. 30

They may not run around the stage as fast as they used to and they might event forget a line or two, but their heart is on the stage and eager to present their latest production.

Ten days of enjoyment at the state fair

125 years in the making

The 125th Central Washington State Fair opens its gates to the public Friday, and what a fair it will be, according to fair officials.

Selah’s float wins sweepstakes

1963 Stingray named best of show

The Sunshine Days float judges had a tough decision this year, in determining the winners of the sweepstakes trophy. In the end, the honor went to Selah’s Community float with its “Kick’em up” theme.

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Students shaken, but escape injury in school bus crash

Police say inattention is the likely cause

Three School District students, a bus driver and a para-educator were shaken — but not hurt — Tuesday morning when the bus they were in was struck on the driver’s side by a white van.

Prosser readies for The Great Balloon Rally

Harvest and Street Painting Festivals on tap

Balloonists pilots from across the Northwest will converge on the Prosser Airport for sunrise launches during The 28th annual Great Prosser Balloon Rally this weekend.