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Jennie McGhan

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City of Mabton mayor vindicated

City attorney finds no wrongdoing on part of Mario Martinez

MABTON – The citizens of Mabton need not worry, knowing their mayor has not abused his power or misused city funds.

Sunnyside Christian claims 72-24 league win

TOPPENISH – The Sunnyside Christian girls basketball team dominated the court last night against the Yakama Tribal Eagles, prevailing 72-24.

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Vaccines save lives

The recent measles outbreak in California didn’t have to happen.

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Parents’ concerns expressed to Mabton School Board

Parents are looking to the Mabton schools to communicate with them more often, provide a welcome environment, give them more meaningful roles in their children’s education and greater access to teachers.

Naches top team at Mabton Mat Classic

MABTON – This past Saturday the Mabton Vikings hosted the annual Mabton Mat Classic, which was won by Naches with 179 points.

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Raising alpacas a life-changing experience, says special guest

John and Jennifer Ely of Prosser’s Sage Bluff Alpacas have been raising their herd of cute, fuzzy creatures for nearly a decade.

BHS boys split games

The Bickleton boys basketball team had a good start to its weekend, with a 58-46 win over Klickitat on Friday.

SCHS remains undefeated in league play

The Sunnyside Christian girls improved their league record to 6-0, 11-2 overall this past Saturday against Klickitat, winning 68-17.

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United States Postal Service hits hard times

After 200 years of daily deliveries, the United States Postal Service has fallen on tough times.

Sunnyside Christian girls cage Coyotes

BURBANK – Columbia-Burbank is no easy pushover.

Mabton wins 4-of-7 matches against White Swan

WHITE SWAN – The Mabton wrestling team last Friday traveled to White Swan and defeated the Cougars four matches to three.

Bickleton falls twice on home floor

BICKLETON – The Bickleton boys basketball team lost its two home games this past weekend to Lyle and Sunnyside Christian.

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Students on their own time while learning another language

A small group of students at Grandview Middle School wanting to learn how to communicate with the deaf have been spending their own personal time to learn American Sign Language (ASL).

Sunnyside comes up short twice last weekend

Sunnyside didn’t give up during its two weekend games played against Eisenhower and Wenatchee this past Friday and Saturday.

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Christian club speaker found relationship with Christ at Bible study

PROSSER – Although she grew up in a loving home, where she learned respect and was a regular in church, this past Tuesday’s guest speaker at the Christian Women’s Connection meeting in Prosser did not know what it was like to connect with her faith.

Three Mabton grapplers earn wins

GRANDVIEW – The Mabton wrestling team this past Wednesday night joined Grandview and Prosser on the Greyhound mats.

Sunnyside wins first game of season

HERMISTON, ORE. – It may have been a tightly contested game, but Sunnyside is celebrating its first victory of the season.

Mabton High School grapplers pick up matches at double-dual

BENTON CITY – Two Mabton girls wrestling team members last night competed at a double-dual at Ki-Be.

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Community urged to use service projects website

Whether a person is looking to assist with a community service project or needs help with a project, a website has been established to assist with service endeavors in Grandview and other communities.

Pirates drop heartbreakers

The Bickleton boys basketball team lost a pair of games on the road last Friday and Saturday.

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New ownership breathes new life into Grandview assisted living center

GRANDVIEW – Staff at Grandview’s Orchard House, the community’s only assisted living center, are excited about the changes that will soon be taking place.

Lady Knights secure two wins

This past Friday and Saturday the Sunnyside Christian girls earned a couple of wins, handily defeating both Klickitat and Lyle-Wishram.

Pool analysis in Grandview sought before summer’s end

GRANDVIEW – At the Grandview Swim Pool Committee meeting last night (Thursday), Grandview Parks and Recreation Director Mike Carpenter said he is hoping to have a new analysis regarding the current pool’s condition completed before the summer.

Mabton’s Lupercio, Martinez fare well in Granger

GRANGER – Last night the Mabton wrestling team competed against Granger, Cle Elum, Columbia-Burbank and Riverview in the Spartans’ gym.

S’side Christian pushed by Coyotes

KITTITAS – The Sunnyside Christian girls hoops squad had to crash the boards hard to ensure last night’s victory against Kittitas, 60-51.

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SHS staff gets crash course in safety protocols

There are new procedures and protocols being implemented in the Sunnyside schools to keep students safe in a threatening situation.

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Low voter turnout means two people out of every five make decisions for all

As the state and county start to feel the impacts from last November’s General Election, it may be a good idea to reflect that those changes were brought about by the lowest voter turnout in more than 20 years.

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No luck for Irish on Lady Knights’ home floor

It was Annie Brouwer of class 1B Sunnyside Christian who had the touch this past Saturday against 2B DeSales.

Prosser claims eight-point win against Sunnyside

PROSSER – Getting off to a slow start may have been the downfall for Sunnyside last Friday in Prosser.

Four Vikes have perfect day in Sunnyside

Although team scores weren’t kept this past Saturday at the Sunnyside High School JV Mixer, Mabton Coach John Kilian couldn’t be happier with the performances of four of his varsity grapplers.

Bickleton boys split games at Helix Christmas Break Tourney

HELIX, ORE. – The Bickleton Pirates this past Monday and Tuesday competed in Helix, Ore. at the Helix Christmas Break Tournament.

Lower Yakima Valley mayors look ahead to 2015

Everyone, it seems, wants to know what the new year will hold.

Lupercio lone Mabton medalist at Pomeroy tournament

Mabton’s Sergio Lupercio was the only Viking to medal at yesterday’s Pomeroy Invitational.

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Insurance representative finds her job rewarding

Just more than two years ago, Yesenia Godinez was working as a receptionist for Bryan Robison State Farm Insurance in Sunnyside.

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Longtime business owner to retire Dec. 31

He’s owned several businesses in Sunnyside, including School Spirit on East Edison Avenue, with a single-minded passion to serve the community.

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Counselors endeavor to share Christmas spirit with families in Outlook

Not all families have the warmest, happiest of holidays each year.

Mabton comes away with three titles at tourney

Although not all Mabton wrestlers fared as well as they would have liked at the Kittitas Express Wrestling Tournament this past Wednesday night, three came out on top.

Looking ahead anxiously to Christmas with my family

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is nearly here.

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Airport rules, regulations under review by advisory board

Line by line, paragraph by paragraph…the Sunnyside Airport Advisory Board is looking at the rules and regulations for the Sunnyside Municipal Airport.

Teachers’ contract inked in Mabton

The Mabton School District and the Mabton Education Association have come to terms.

Bickleton Pirates notch two weekend victories

The Bickleton boys basketball team this past weekend secured a couple of wins, defeating Glenwood on Friday and Helix this past Saturday.

Sunnyside Grizzlies still hunting for first win

It was a tough weekend for the Grizzly boys basketball team, which suffered a couple of non-league losses to Hanford and Kamiakin.

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Message of Christian club speaker is that we are all products of change

Whether we are experiencing times of joy or times that are challenging, the choices a person makes will bring about changes.

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Engineer sticks with local company through thick and thin

Since graduating from Eastern Washington University in 2008 with a degree in mechanical engineering technology, Josh Ziegler has seen several changes at the company he was hired to work for…Sunnyside’s ShirAul Bullet Trailers.

Transportation benefit district projects OK’d

A $232,000 budget was last night adopted by Grandview’s Transportation Benefit District Board, which consists of the members of the city council.

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Longtime mechanic thrives on looking out for others

Ensuring he has time for his family and wanting to help out members of his community, Tony Cromwell has operated Cromwell Radiator and Auto Repair in Grandview since 2003.

Bickleton Pirates lose season opener to Granger’s JV squad

After canceling two games last week the Bickleton Pirates were finally able to dust off their sneakers and took to the hardwood against Granger’s JV squad last night.

Sunnyside Christian ekes out 60-58 win

The Sunnyside Christian girls basketball team in its first regulation game of the season narrowly escaped a loss.

Three Vikes unbeaten last night at double-dual meet held in Mabton

It was a trio of Vikings who went undefeated last night against White Swan and Tri-City Prep.

Soar Scholarship opens doors for 2014 SHS graduate

When Nereyda Barajas of Sunnyside was considering her options for college last year, she had her mind set on three state universities.