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Jennie McGhan

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Mabton battles weather, pulls out 5-2 victory

NACHES – Playing in the rain is never easy, but Mabton last night pulled out a slick one to defeat host Naches 5-2.

G’view Greyhounds defeat visiting Rams 3-0

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Greyhounds are having a good start in league play, winning their second match played this week.

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Sunnyside pool to open June 7

The Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Board last night (Wednesday) learned the swimming pool will open to the public on Saturday, June 7.

Mabton blanked by Scotties, 4-0

“Highland had a good match,” Mabton Coach Junior Garcia said of last night’s soccer match in Cowiche.

Shorthanded Lady Grizzlies blanked by Eastmont, 24-0

“It was a tough game,” said Sunnyside softball fastpitch coach Ralph Mendoza.

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Long-time trophy maker branches out

GRANGER – Rudy Guzman is the owner of Classic Trophies in Granger.

Tease photo’s a changing world

PROSSER – The economy has become more global and the U.S. doesn’t have sway over other countries it once had.

Warden ekes out 3-2 win over Vikings

The Mabton Viking soccer team this past Saturday dominated the opening half of its game against visiting Warden, but the Cougars were able to pull out a 3-2 win in the final minutes of the match.

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Six more homes get needed facelift thanks to Loving Sunnyside Initiative

The Loving Sunnyside Initiative is about demonstrating love for the community and its residents.

Greyhounds open league play with 10-0 win over Wapato

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview boys soccer team handily blanked visiting Wapato 10-0 this past Saturday in the Greyhounds’ league-opening match.

Vacation is a chance to feel young again

I recently spent a week in Oregon, visiting my mother and several friends.

Sunnyside police concerned about availability of drugs

Although the Sunnyside Police Department statistics show drug-related arrests have declined over the past three years, police are still concerned with the availability of drugs in the community.

Local State Patrol detachment focused on reducing traffic fatalities

Fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the Yakima Valley are a major concern for Washington State Patrol Sgt. Pete Cozzitorto and the other troopers assigned to the Grandview detachment.

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Local electrician community driven

Working as an electrician for the past 17 years, Aron Hunsaker has found he enjoys getting out into the community, learning more about the people living in the Yakima Valley.

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Local auto body shop owner inspired by father-son project

When Meadow Rodriguez was just a young boy growing up in Sunnyside his father decided to trick him, asking for his help in painting a pick-up truck.

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Riverview 9-3 winners over SHS Lady Grizzlies

Sunnyside’s bats were hotter, but Riverview’s runners were able to capitalize on the Lady Grizzly fastpitch softball team’s errors to win 9-3 last night.

Granger boys eke out 2-1 win against Vikings

In what was a battle between two SCAC foes last night, it was the Granger boys soccer team that prevailed 2-1 over host Mabton.

Changes underway

Sunnyside motorists traveling to and fro, who typically traverse South Sixth Street to get from one destination to another have inevitably noticed their route of travel has become a construction zone.

Lodging tax advisory committee setting short and long-term goals

“It’s good…we finally have a plan in place,” Sunnyside City Clerk Delilah Saenz said at yesterday’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting.

Grandview falls 3-1 to Vikings

The Selah Vikings defeated visiting Grandview last night, 3-1.

Mabton remains unbeaten with 11-1 win over Bears

Yesterday’s soccer match between Mabton and Ki-Be was a testament of overwhelming dominance.

New name, same purpose... tourism president delivers annual report in Grandview

Each year John Cooper, president and CEO of Yakima Valley Tourism, visits the Grandview City Council to deliver the organization’s annual report.

Hanford gets the best of Lady Grizzlies, 16-0

The Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies yesterday struggled against the Hanford Falcons, only getting two hits against the home team’s pitcher.

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Local PBS station supported by community

The local PBS station in Yakima, KYVE, gets approximately 76 percent of its funding from community support.

Mabton schools seeking to secure additional E-Rate funding for technology services

The Mabton School District has for a few years been paying for technology services and upgrades to its systems using E-Rate funding provided by the FCC.

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Rising above life’s troubles

As a judge, municipal court administrator and mother, Debbie Mendoza feels her life is full of blessings great and small.

Greyhounds succumb to Othello, 5-1

The Grandview boys soccer team this past Saturday lost a non-league contest to Othello, 5-1.

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Season-opener lopsided victory for Sunnyside girls

Yesterday’s season opener for Grandview and Sunnyside was a non-league affair, but it was exciting to watch from the get-go for Lady Grizzly fastpitch softball fans.

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Hooks will hang up their restaurant aprons for the last time Sunday

The Carrington Company, which owns Mid Valley Mall, has purchased Sunnyside’s Sunny Spot Restaurant, which has been operated by Sue and Garry Hook for the past 20 years.

Granger Cherry Festival set for April 25-27

Three young ladies vying for 2014-15 Miss Granger title

GRANGER – The 66th annual Granger Cherry Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, April 25-27.

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Sales associate appreciates strong customer relationships

In the world of sales one must establish a relationship with his or her customers. That rapport helps a sales associate anticipate the needs of the customer.

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Toast of the town

SHS Lady Grizzlies eager for return to Hardwood Classic

This past season was arguably the best in Lady Grizzly basketball.

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Sunnyside youths visited by author of books they’re studying in school

It’s not every day that students get to meet the individual who wrote the book being studied in school.

Tips offered on picking up chicks

More people are raising chickens for pets, and many want fresh eggs.

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Grizzlies surge past Grandview

After a taut defensive struggle, the Sunnyside Grizzly soccer team exploded for four goals in the final 26 minutes to earn a 5-1 home win over Grandview last night.

Mr. SHS contestants working to help those in need

For the 10 young men vying for the Mr. SHS title on Saturday, March 22, their efforts are about the children who will be helped…not winning the crown.

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Credit union construction underway

The site has been prepped and the first shovels full of dirt have been dug.

Three Grandview schools earn state accolades for career education programs

Representatives from Grandview High School, Grandview Middle School and Compass High School will be presented with Career Guidance Awards of Excellence tomorrow...

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First-ever Avanti off assembly line nearly ready to roll

Two long years and a lot of labor…that’s what it has taken to make the first Studebaker Avanti ever produced nearly ready for the road again.

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Mabton falls in quarter-finals to Borderites

WIAA Class 1A Girls State Basketball Tournament

When only three players can get the ball to drop through the hoop, and collectively a team makes just 16 percent of its shots from the field, a win is hard to come by. Especially so, if that team is playing at the WIAA Class 1A State Girls Basketball Tournament.

Developing partnerships key for native of Grandview in campaign for county sheriff

The field of candidates seeking to fill the Yakima County Sheriff position being vacated when Ken Irwin retires at the end of the year is growing.

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We should be worried

I remember the USSR and I remember the fear I felt as a child because of the cold war.

Local students must pass Common Core standards starting next school year

Common Core State Standards will soon be the new benchmark in Washington state classrooms.

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Dam crack

For the past week engineers have been worried about a large crack discovered in the Wanapum Dam.

Grandview ends season one win away from State

It’s a disappointing end to the Grandview boys basketball season, having suffered an 84-69 loss to Clarkston at the State Regional loser-out affair against Clarkston.

Making dreams come true...

Mabton girls upend defending State champion Brewster, 56-44

The Lady Vikings haven’t seen a State tournament during their lifetime. Their parents may recall the thrill of it, but the last time a Mabton girls basketball team stepped foot on the courts at the State Hardwood Classic was in 1986.

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Miss Grandview supporters seek community support for new float trailer

The Grandview community float needs a new trailer.

Nickel-and-dimed at every turn

It seems everywhere we turn we are charged a small fee for using the tools that are meant to secure payment for goods or services rendered.

Deputy with ties to Sunnyside seeks to replace Irwin as sheriff

Lt. Brian Winter of the Yakima County Sheriff’s office this past Tuesday announced his candidacy for sheriff.