Since PGA Pro Jeff Bender joined the staff of Black Rock Creek Golf Course a few years ago, a lot of things have changed.December 31, 2004 midnight read more..
Don't risk starting off 2005 from behind bars by over indulging and then driving.December 31, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Going into Thursday night's game against Selah, Grandview High School boys basketball coach Scott Parrish was concerned about the match-up problems the Greyhounds would have without all-star Chris Mejia in the line-up. Parrish's concerns were well justified.December 31, 2004 midnight read more..
Looking for the perfect beverage to ring in the New Year? Try adding a sweet touch to champagne with frozen strawberries and Torani's strawberry flavored syrup. Or, try your hand at mocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails creating Candied lemon drop, Berry bubbly, Holiday swing punch or Torani-politan. Either way guests will be sure to have a smile on their face when greeting the new year.December 31, 2004 midnight read more..
The following organizations are accepting donations for aid they or their affiliates will provide to those affected by the deadly tsunami in Asia.December 31, 2004 midnight read more..
An award given to Sunnyside Police Department officers and ancillary staff who go the extra mile in the line of duty has been renamed the Steve Evans Memorial Award in honor of this year's recipient.December 31, 2004 midnight read more..
People ineligible for Medicaid services for their mental illnesses can continue to receive treatment from Washington's mental health providers through at least June 30, 2005, the Department of Social and Health Services announced this week.December 30, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Every year 1,370,000 abortions are reported in the United States. To create a visual representation of that number, the Lower Valley Pregnancy Center will launch a month-long Sanctity of Human Life display on the lawns of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview.December 30, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The Lady Greyhounds were on fire when they took the court last night against Zillah in the SunDome Shootout tournament. Grandview managed to hold Zillah to one point in the first quarter, which resulted in a 38-30 victory for the Lady 'Hounds.December 30, 2004 midnight read more..
Even though as of today (Thursday) there is still no clear cut winner in the historic state gubernatorial race, Sunnyside area lawmakers are preparing to head back to the state capital for a new round of action when the state legislature convenes on Jan. 10.December 30, 2004 midnight read more..
For 40 years, Elaine Becker has straightened book shelves and lined up newspapers for Sunnyside public library patrons. It's a job the long-time librarian assistant expects to continue into the future, even though the library will be under new ownership as of Jan. 3.December 29, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A piece of heavy equipment, a car and a video game system were stolen from Grandview area homes and businesses during this holiday season.December 29, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside police are investigating an early morning report of gunshots in the 700 block of South Sixth Street.December 28, 2004 midnight read more..
It's a family affair when it comes to haircuts in the Hector Canales household.December 28, 2004 midnight read more..
When it comes to giving blood, most people's thoughts never get past the needle prick, and the cookies and orange juice that await them after donating. The piece of the puzzle they are missing is what happens to the blood after it's been donated.December 28, 2004 midnight read more..
When three unexpected visitors walked into Sunnyside High School science teacher Robin Bryson's room two weeks ago, she could hardly believe she had been the next one selected for the Sunnyside Bodacious Makeover and Dinner sponsored by local salons, restaurants and massage therapists.December 27, 2004 midnight read more..
When Karen Friend of Sunnyside approached her long-time friend Bernie Charvet with a very special holiday request, he was hesitant to comply.December 23, 2004 midnight read more..
This past Monday's 58-24 victory over the Shoreline Christian JV team upped the Sunnyside Christian High School junior varsity girls basketball team's record to 6-0.December 23, 2004 midnight read more..
The annual Midnight Live celebration to ring in the new year for area youth will be held on New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31.December 23, 2004 midnight read more..
Remembering Christmases past is something many people do as they prepare for the holiday season. And this year, Sunnyside resident Amy Betancourt has a lot of reminiscing to do. Last year, at this same time, Betancourt was getting ready to attend midnight mass at the Vatican in Rome.December 23, 2004 midnight read more..
Taking as their theme, "Celebrating Our Veterans' Services," two Lower Valley high school students have written award winning speeches, earning recognition from SunnyView VFW Post #3482.December 22, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside School Board member Bill Smith wants the district to start looking outside the box when it comes to recruiting bilingual teachers.December 22, 2004 midnight read more..
My fellow citizens of Sunnyside, I would like to take a moment to address the current proposals being contemplated for our community by our city government and council regarding the privatization of some of the services that the municipality has traditionally provided.December 22, 2004 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - Trailing defending Mid-Valley League champion Ellensburg by a slim 28-23 score with just two bouts remaining last night, the Sunnyside High School wrestling team was unable to pull off the upset on the Bulldogs' home mat.December 22, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council took time Monday night to approve two preliminary plat applications that will bring 68 new single-family residences to the community.December 21, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - In the first two league games of the season the Mabton High School girls basketball team dominated the court, defeating Yakama Tribal 74-14 and Klickitat 54-25. The two wins push Mabton's league record to 2-0, 6-1 overall.December 20, 2004 midnight read more..
MT. VERNON - Four individual championship performances propelled the Sunnyside High School wrestling team to a fourth place finish at this past Saturday's Mt. Vernon Invitational. A total of eight schools competed.December 20, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - When Christian music artist Sonny Salsbury of Yakima asked if there were any churches in the area that would be interested in staging his newest musical production, the group at Grandview's Bethany Presbyterian Church knew it was an opportunity they couldn't let pass them by.December 17, 2004 midnight read more..
A motion picture, Thérése, the true story of Saint Thérése of Lisieux, the most popular saint of modern times, opens today (Friday, Dec. 17) at Sunnyside's Grand Cinemas 12 Yakima Valley, 3400 Picard Place.December 17, 2004 midnight read more..
Central Washington's spokesman in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Doc Hastings, fully expects Social Security reform to be the hot topic next year in Washington, D.C.December 17, 2004 midnight read more..
For the second time, former Sunnyside resident Mark Greer has been convicted of the shooting death of his step-father, Stephen Graves.December 17, 2004 midnight read more..
Going to work for the Diocese of Yakima Housing Services seemed like a natural way for Mario Villanueva to combine two of his passions, construction and faith.December 16, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Two Sunnyside girls opened the 2004-05 gymnastics season in fine fashion last Saturday.December 16, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside School District Superintendent Rick Cole learned Tuesday morning of Coregis Insurance's decision to appeal a decision that awarded the family of Joshua Hui $2 million.December 15, 2004 midnight read more..
After two years of organizing and promoting Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce community events, Kathy Corliss is planning to take some time to stay at home. But the retiring Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce director of tourism and promotions has no plans to be idle.December 15, 2004 midnight read more..
Although residents of Sunnyside live just on the border of the Yakama Indian Reservation, not too many people know about the history that created the reservation or much about the customs of the Yakama Indian Nation.December 14, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies may have lost their first league match-up of the season Saturday night against West Valley, but it wasn't enough to dampen the team's spirits.December 13, 2004 midnight read more..
Rosie Kranz claims she has always liked working with children. It's a good thing because since becoming the Sunnyside High School counseling office secretary, Kranz is seeing more than 1,000 kids a day.December 13, 2004 midnight read more..
One can't say that Sunnyside School District Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole and his staff don't know how to solve a problem.December 13, 2004 midnight read more..
In a brief special meeting held last week, the Board of Trustees for the Volunteer Firefighters' and Reserve Police Officers' Relief and Compensation Fund approved paying out the full amount in the pension account of volunteer firefighter Steve Evans, who died recently while on a hunting trip.December 13, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Since 1995 a lot of development has come to the sleepy city of Grandview. Port property has been developed, the city has started participating in the Northwest Food Processors Convention and the Wal-Mart distribution center has come to town. Last Friday afternoon, one of the men behind all of these developments decided it was time to throw in his hat. Grandview Port Commissioner Jim White asked to resign from his post after nearly 10 years with the organization.December 13, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Saturday night the Lady Greyhounds started off strong against Hanford, but it wasn't enough to leave the 'Hounds with a win over the Falcons. Instead, Grandview fell to the visiting team, losing by a score of 54-44.December 13, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Nearly five months after the automobile-bicycle crash that killed local school volunteer Ronnie Shifflett, the driver of the vehicle, Gerardo R. Maciel, 43, of Toppenish, pled guilty in Yakima County Superior Court.December 13, 2004 midnight read more..
VANCOUVER - With four grapplers advancing to the finals, and three of them coming away with top honors, the Sunnyside High School wrestling team earned a third place finish at the Skyview Invitational this past Saturday.December 13, 2004 midnight read more..
High-definition television has arrived in Sunnyside. Charter Communications just recently launched its Charter HDTV service, which gives local customers the opportunity to take advantage of such high-definition cable channels as HD Discovery Theater and ESPN HD.December 13, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School graduation specialist Lucia Ramos is drawing on her own experience to aid the 499 SHS students classified as migrant students.December 10, 2004 midnight read more..
Breaking into the wine industry is something that can end up being the result of cracking open a book, or at least it was for Kelly Hightower, winemaker and owner of Hightower Cellars on Red Mountain in Benton City.December 10, 2004 midnight read more..
OUTLOOK - The Washington State Department of Ecology believes that the Outlook Elementary School site no longer poses a threat to human health or the environment. The agency is now proposing to remove the property from its hazardous sites list.December 10, 2004 midnight read more..
Local quilter and co-owner of Quilts & More, Jeanne Pickel spoke to members of the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club Thursday morning about the use of quilts on the underground railroad.December 9, 2004 midnight read more..
HERMISTON, ORE. - Coach Larry Usher's Hermiston Bulldogs were a force to be reckoned with last season. Based on how they dismantled the Sunnyside High School boys basketball team last night, the Bulldogs appear to be poised for a return trip to State.December 8, 2004 midnight read more..
EAST WENATCHEE - Tiffany Stephens may well likely be the top prep girls bowler this side of the Cascade Mountains. She showcased her skills yesterday in leading the Wenatchee High School girls bowling team to a 4-0 sweep of the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies.December 8, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Monday night, the Grandview City Council unanimously voted to adopt the 2005 city budget, which is just over $3.6 million.December 7, 2004 midnight read more..
Locally, crime is down, but more work needs to continue in order to keep youth busy during the danger hours after school.December 7, 2004 midnight read more..
WEST VALLEY - This past Saturday afternoon will be a memorable one for Mabton wrestler Robert Marquez.December 7, 2004 midnight read more..
BUCKLEY - Senior Steve Sanchez was one of the few bright spots for the Sunnyside High School wrestling team this past Friday and Saturday.December 6, 2004 midnight read more..
The senior project Prosser High School student Derek Anderson took on this year is a bit more than just another assignment.December 6, 2004 midnight read more..
EPHRATA - The Sunnyside High School boys basketball team broke away from Ephrata in the second half last Friday night, outscoring the Tigers 44-27 in the final two quarters, to register a non-league win in its first regulation game of the season.December 6, 2004 midnight read more..
With her 90th birthday less than a week away, Margaret McLean is finally retiring from her favorite job - collecting newspapers and aluminum cans for the Pearl Hughes Orthopedic Guild.December 3, 2004 midnight read more..
Next year, the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate 25 years of serving the community. And now, the parks and recreation department staff will have a new home to celebrate their silver anniversary.December 3, 2004 midnight read more..
Yakima County commissioners recently approved interlocal agreements with the cities of Sunnyside and Grandview, as well as the towns of Granger and Mabton.December 3, 2004 midnight read more..
Wednesday morning, Yakima County commissioners held a public hearing to consider an ordinance that will approve the three-tenths of 1 percent law and justice sales tax, which was approved by voters last month.December 3, 2004 midnight read more..
Monday, Dec. 20, Yakima County commissioners are set to open bids for a used modular office building for the Yakima Sheriff's Office.December 3, 2004 midnight read more..
Wednesday morning, Yakima County commissioners approved a pay plan and medical benefit contribution guidelines for classified employees represented by the Yakima County Law Enforcement Officers Guild.December 3, 2004 midnight read more..
For most people, December is a time when thoughts turn to snowy weather, wool sweaters and fluffy scarves. But for those involved in Lower Valley Young Life, December has turned into a time to think about water skiing, wake boarding and hiking.December 2, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANGER - Charles Alexander's passion for farming makes him an ideal parade marshal candidate for Sunnyside's 16th annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade being held this coming Saturday, according to Beverly Duncan of Granger.December 2, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Board of Adjustment members who voted last month in favor of a conditional use permit allowing a billboard at 1600 S. First Street in Sunnyside refused a request by city staff members last night to make a motion to reconsider their decision. The refusal to reconsider leaves the city one alley of recourse, which is to appeal the decision to the Sunnyside City Council.December 2, 2004 midnight read more..
Three requests for variances put on hold last month were approved unanimously at the Sunnyside Board of Adjustment meeting held last night (Wednesday).December 2, 2004 midnight read more..
In less than a month more than 2,000 items were gathered by Sunnyside Chief Kamiakin Elementary School fifth and sixth graders for troops serving in Iraq this Christmas.December 2, 2004 midnight read more..
Two Sunnyside men were arrested Tuesday morning after they were reportedly seen breaking into a vehicle in the 400 block of South Ninth Street.December 2, 2004 midnight read more..
A small, red Farmall H tractor is being offered as a Lighted Farm Implement Parade souvenir this year, according to Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce officials.December 2, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Police Department SIRT team assisted the Prosser Police Department and the Benton County Sheriff's Office with the service of two search warrants earlier this week. The search warrants led to the arrest of four suspects believed to be involved in a ring of burglaries that have taken place in Benton County, Prosser, Yakima County and Grandview.December 2, 2004 midnight read more..
If she didn't love the kids so much, being a bus driver would drive Bobbie Gorence crazy.December 2, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Christian Knight boys basketball team opened its 2004-05 season at a five-team jamboree at Sunnyside High School Tuesday night. Although the Knights were hammered in both jamboree games, head coach Dean Wagenaar felt it was a good experience his team had against two 3A schools.December 1, 2004 midnight read more..