Laura Gjovaag



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Who’s on your left and on your right?

Choosing friends who won’t hold you back one of the keys to success

GRANDVIEW – It can be hard to keep the attention of 800 middle school students, but Pastor Micahn Carter managed the feat during an assembly at Grandview Middle School this past Tuesday.

‘Complete streets’ ordinance could enhance funding opportunities

A “complete streets” ordinance may assist Sunnyside in applying for funding in the future, making it a “win-win,” according to Sunnyside Planning Commission chair Deann Hochhalter.

There’s plenty of fine dining to be had right here

I usually don’t spend a lot of time in Mabton, but I had a chance last week to not only get down there for a city council meeting, but also to drop in at the Stop ‘n’ Go for dinner before the meeting started.

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Lady Knights fourth at State

Best ever finish for Sunnyside Christian

The defining moment of the Sunnyside Christian volleyball team’s run this year may have been in the final match at the SunDome. Down by two sets and trailing 24-18 in the third, senior Mirella Jimenez was accidentally elbowed in the nose, causing a nosebleed.

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Mabton budget contains major utility projects

MABTON – Last night, Wednesday, the Mabton City Council reviewed the city’s 2015 budget, including holding a public hearing.

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Winterize yourself

Brace yourself for the cold!

Shared Work plan helps employers keep great workers

GRANGER – Using a Shared Work plan, businesses going through economic downturns can retain valued employees, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department.

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Beagle charms fans at special Sunnyside screening of ‘The Last Unicorn’

A small voice at the front of the movie theater as a special screening of “The Last Unicorn” came to its conclusion last Friday night summed up the experience for everyone there: “I don’t want it to end.”

Effort underway to lessen chamber’s tourism role

Tom Denlea wants the city of Sunnyside to hire a full time tourism promoter with lodging tax money, instead of giving that funding to the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce for its tourism promotions.

Resounding NO cast for Sunnyside athletic levy

Voters in Sunnyside are resoundingly rejecting a six-year, $6.9 million levy put forward by the school district to upgrade athletic facilities.

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