Laura Gjovaag



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School board hesitant in re-asking voters to approve athletic facilities levy

The Sunnyside School Board showed reluctance at its Tuesday night meeting to putting another levy request before voters to build athletic facilities for Sunnyside students, but asked the superintendent to bring back ideas for the board’s next meeting.

New school plans meet approval of local board

The new Washington Elementary School design is proceeding on time and on budget, according to Gary Wetch of Loofburrow Wetch Architects.

City pulls back funding from S’side Chamber

Turns out, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce may not have the financial backing of the city, after all.

City of Sunnyside’s $23 million budget for 2015 in place

Sunnyside’s 2015 budget was adopted at last night’s city council meeting with very few changes from the preliminary budget first presented to council in October.

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Work is a joy for Sunnyside woman

Work is a joy for San Juanita Fernandez.

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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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