The Sunnyside City Council in the end wanted nothing to do with the community outreach program instigated by Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar. But at Thursday night's monthly meeting, the Sunnyside School Board was all for keeping the program going, even opting to expand the coverage area of the monthly meetings.January 30, 2004 midnight read more..
Families with children in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades are invited to attend a special family night on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The 6 to 8 p.m. event at Sunnyside High School will be hosted by the Sunnyside School District, University of Washington Yakima Valley GEAR-UP program and the 21st Century Community Learning Center.January 30, 2004 midnight read more..
ZILLAH - Going into last night's match, the Mabton High School wrestling team still had a shot at catching Zillah for the South Central Athletic Conference west division league title.January 30, 2004 midnight read more..
Three of the Sunnyside High School students who attended the national Community Anti Drug Coalition of America (CADCA) Conference in Washington D.C. last week spoke to the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club Thursday morning about their trip.January 30, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Building permits have been obtained and the county is moving forward with its plan to build the new Yakima County Justice Center on land near the Central Washington State Fairgrounds, according to Jake Jundt, jail project manager.January 30, 2004 midnight read more..
SELAH - After starting off the season 0-2, the Sunnyside High School wrestling team won its ninth consecutive dual meet match last night at Selah to end the regular season. The stretch of nine wins includes five consecutive Mid-Valley League wins.January 30, 2004 midnight read more..
It's been a long-time coming, but Sunnyside native Josue "Juice" Garza is ready to take hold of the brass ring that has been dangling in front of him, just out of his reach, for the past eight years.January 30, 2004 midnight read more..
The Port of Sunnyside will be holding a special meeting Friday, Jan. 30, at noon to award the construction and engineering contracts for the industrial wastewater treatment facility sequence batch reactor project.January 29, 2004 midnight read more..
A playground and a new education center, both in Grandview, are the big winners in the divvying up of a pocket of federal funds being administered by the Lower Yakima Valley Rural Enterprise Community (REC) Board of Directors.January 29, 2004 midnight read more..
The number of cattle euthanized goes up daily as additional cows are killed and tested for the brain wasting BSE, or mad cow disease.January 29, 2004 midnight read more..
Growers must offer blood testing to farmhands working with pesticidesJanuary 29, 2004 midnight read more..
A $1 million grant for improving the Sunnyside wastewater treatment plant has been adopted as a part of the Omnibus Appropriations funding measure.January 29, 2004 midnight read more..
Last fall the City of Sunnyside upgraded its phone system from a Centrex system to a state of the art, fiber-optic based system that links everyone from city hall to the public works service center on one system.January 29, 2004 midnight read more..
Although Dennis Blumer was three years old when his grandmother died, he followed in her footsteps.January 28, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The race is on for the position of Yakima County Commissioner, district one. Tuesday afternoon Peter Dell, owner of Peter Dell Custom Remodeling, Inc. in Yakima, announced his candidacy for the position.January 28, 2004 midnight read more..
The recent loss of nearly 400 jobs in Yakima has not discouraged Yakima County economic development leaders.January 28, 2004 midnight read more..
The final home meet of the year for the Sunnyside High School wrestling team against Prosser was rather anti-climatic.January 28, 2004 midnight read more..
No announcement came this past Monday night on whether or not Sunnyside had been granted the $100,000 it was seeking from the Lower Yakima County Rural Enterprise Community (REC).January 28, 2004 midnight read more..
In just a little less than two months, Gayle Hays of the Sunnyside Beauty Academy is hoping to be able to move her beauty school from the four-room building she is currently renting to a new 2,520 square foot facility being finished at 440 Barnard Blvd., in the Horizons Inc. building owned by the Port of Sunnyside.January 27, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Working in a grocery store is something Grandview Market Place Manager John Zites has been doing since the age of 16. He said he enjoys the people, the atmosphere and the service.January 27, 2004 midnight read more..
Written recommendations with specific details was called for during Monday night's meeting of the Sunnyside High School Athletic Code Advisory Committee.January 27, 2004 midnight read more..
Fans are going to find out what the Mabton High School boys basketball team is made of this coming Friday night, as the Vikings play host to Riverside Christian.January 26, 2004 midnight read more..
The USDA has announced that yet another cow that was imported into the United States from Canada along with the BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) infected cow that started the United States mad cow disease scare just days before Christmas has been located.January 26, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights took two long road trips this past weekend, but both of the bus rides proved to be well worth the trouble. The Lady Knights rode to victory both Friday and Saturday, Friday against Klickitat and Saturday against Lyle.January 26, 2004 midnight read more..
Those who think of local animal control officer Vaughn Merry as simply a dog catcher don't know just how wrong they are. In fact, people living in the 1200 block of East Kearney Avenue found out Thursday afternoon just how wrong that train of thought can be, as they watched Merry from their picture windows track a chicken from one back yard to another.January 26, 2004 midnight read more..
PULLMAN - Grandview Junior Miss Linsley Grow was among 33 teens competing for the title of Washington's Junior Miss 2004.January 26, 2004 midnight read more..
GOLDENDALE - The difference in the two matches for the Mabton High School wrestling team last night was like night and day.January 23, 2004 midnight read more..
It's been a month since the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, was found in the United States, and in that time well over 600 animals have been killed in the attempts to trace the disease and stop it from spreading.January 23, 2004 midnight read more..
As President George W. Bush called for more federal funding for abstinence-based sex education in the schools and right-to-lifers marched in protest of the 31st anniversary of Roe-v-Wade abortion ruling, Sunnyside High School students were voicing their own concerns about teenage pregnancies.January 23, 2004 midnight read more..
The chairperson of the fifth annual Hospice Talent Show knows first-hand how Hospice can help a family.January 23, 2004 midnight read more..
The fate of the Sunnyside Library is up to the voters living within the city limits.January 22, 2004 midnight read more..
This past Monday night, Sunnyside City Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar requested a discussion be held at the Feb. 2 Council meeting about giving city employees time off in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.January 22, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Artz-Fox Elementary School para-educator Teresa St. George likes to shop at yard sales.January 22, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside school personnel aren't letting their guard down...in terms of keeping all gang-related clothing and symbols out of local classrooms and off the playgrounds.January 21, 2004 midnight read more..
Moving waste, taking care of garbage and transferring recyclables are all actions that take place every day at the Lower Valley transfer station near Granger, however the one thing that shouldn't be moving at the facility has been doing just that.January 21, 2004 midnight read more..
Suzanne Kirchner and Douglas HerndonJanuary 21, 2004 midnight read more..
Michelle (Padelford) and Jeff UnderwoodJanuary 21, 2004 midnight read more..
WEST RICHLAND - Feeding off the inside presence of 6'6" Jake Thomas-and getting inspired play from the likes of Pete Marquez, Jessie Ramirez and Kyle Van de Graaf-the Sunnyside Grizzlies stole a conference win away from the Hanford Falcons on their West Richland home court last night.January 21, 2004 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Walking into the Prosser High School gym Tuesday night Grandview girls' basketball coach Adolfo Hinojosa didn't think the Lady 'Hounds would be able to simply walk away with things. However, after coming out and taking the early lead, the Prosser team was never able to catch up.January 21, 2004 midnight read more..
Patient access to health care is seriously threatened in Washington. More and more communities are finding it difficult to recruit and retain physicians to care for local residents. The threat to Washington patients is growing to a crisis level.January 21, 2004 midnight read more..
MOXEE - It sort of looked like a practice for the Sunnyside High School wrestling team yesterday.January 21, 2004 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Finding your way from one place to another can be hard sometimes, but finding your way through life can often times prove to be even more difficult.January 21, 2004 midnight read more..
Public embarrassment? Well, that is not quite what Councilman Don Vlieger says he is promoting with a new resolution he presented last night to publicly censure Council members who are more than 60 days delinquent with any tax or fee owed to the City of Sunnyside or Yakima County.January 20, 2004 midnight read more..
The public's right to know ended up superseding city employee's rights to privacy during last night's Sunnyside City Council meeting.January 20, 2004 midnight read more..
There were a lot of horns honking and hands waving Monday morning as motorists on Yakima Valley Highway showed their support to the approximately 40 people who took part in a march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.January 20, 2004 midnight read more..
The SunDome was on fire yesterday, as the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights lit up the court against the Riverside Christian Lady Crusaders, finishing with a big win over the team the Lady Knights lost to not more than a week and a half ago.January 20, 2004 midnight read more..
Long-time Sunnyside Firefighter Bob Johnson, last night, voiced his displeasure with a couple of comments made by Councilman Don Vlieger during the Jan. 5 Sunnyside City Council meeting.January 20, 2004 midnight read more..
The United States Department of Agriculture has euthanized 119 of the 129 cows from the Mabton dairy where the first case of a cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy was found. Of the 119 animals, 28 of the tests for BSE, or mad cow disease, have been completed and all of the tests have come back negative.January 19, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Steve Gaulke knows first-hand of the need for affordable housing in the Yakima Valley. As a mental health outreach worker for a new Central Washington homeless program, it's Gaulke's job to make contact with the homeless and help them make contact with service agencies.January 19, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Dale Knott of Mabton was getting ready for church Sunday, when a scream from his wife, Becky, sent him running into the couple's living room. There standing on the carpet was a startled young Mule deer.January 19, 2004 midnight read more..
In 2002 the Sunnyside volunteer firefighter started honoring paid fire department staff for their work in the department at the end of the year banquet held in December. For 2003, they chose firefighter/paramedic Bill Harris. It was the second consecutive year Harris won the award.January 16, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The five members of Keno, a Grandview-based pop/punk band, has the opportunity of a lifetime ahead of them. The band members have recently been signed by Jet Speed Records in California to produce a 12-song album.January 16, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council approved its final in a series of recent collective bargaining agreements.January 16, 2004 midnight read more..
Neither snow storm nor icy roads kept actors home when it came to the auditions for the Valley Theater production of "Guys and Dolls."January 16, 2004 midnight read more..
What is the Chamber and how can it help me," was the topic of discussion at a special Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce membership meeting held Thursday night at Navarro's Family Community Center.January 16, 2004 midnight read more..
22-year-old John M. Valero was arraigned Tuesday, Jan. 13, on attempted burglary charges. Valero was arrested by Sunnyside Police Department officers when they found him on the roof of El Rodeo, which is located at 1103 Yakima Valley Highway.January 15, 2004 midnight read more..
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of several groups came together this morning (Thursday) to voice their concerns about the way the government has been handling the discovery of mad cow disease in the United States. The group voiced concerns over everything from how animals are tested to which animals are tested for Bovine Spongiform Encephalophathy, or BSE.January 15, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Stressing the need to support of the state's livestock industry during the current mad cow crisis, Governor Gary Locke was in Mabton yesterday (Thursday) urge the public to continue to "eat beef."January 15, 2004 midnight read more..
At this past Monday night's meeting, the Sunnyside City Council entered into an agreement with the Humane Society of Central Washington to provide animal control services in 2004.January 15, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside City Council members this past Monday night heard from some concerned citizens about what they perceive as public scrutiny of one another.January 15, 2004 midnight read more..
The heart of any community most often lies in the prosperity of its downtown. And despite what some may think, the heart of Sunnyside is not in too bad of shape, believes Sunnyside Inc. Executive Director Marshall Doak.January 15, 2004 midnight read more..
TOPPENISH - The Bickleton High School boys basketball team couldn't stop the Yakama Tribal Eagles on the Toppenish's team's home court Tuesday night. The Pirates dropped the game 69-26, despite what looked like a promising start.January 15, 2004 midnight read more..
Freezing temperatures and a heavy dumping of snow are not new to the Yakima Valley. Yakima County Washington State University tree fruit extension agent Dana Faubion said similar occurrances have happened at other times in the past.January 15, 2004 midnight read more..
Disappointing" was Tukwila attorney Phillip Talmadge's reaction to hearing that Sunnyside Municipal Court Judge Steven Michels' appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court has been denied. The court reportedly has declined to hear Michels' petition.January 14, 2004 midnight read more..
Voters asked to cast yes votes Feb. 3January 14, 2004 midnight read more..
Within hours of the capture of Sadaam Hussein controversy erupted regarding the location and control of his forthcoming trial. Although these issues are jurisdictionally important, I believe that they are less important than what is said at the trial. This trial can be a worldwide public platform for a much-needed global discussion of how dictatorships cause oppression, genocide, terrorism and war. Although this causal connection has been made before, for some it apparently needs to be made again.January 14, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Police Captain Phil Schenck falls into an elite group law enforcement officers in Yakima County, all of whom have attended the FBI leadership academy in Quantico, Va. It is one of the best leadership training opportunities in the world for law enforcement officers, said Schenck.January 14, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Lady Greyhounds gave it their all Tuesday night and found they could run with the Rams. The Grandview High School girls' basketball team was able to keep pace with the West Valley team, and despite the Lady 'Hounds finishing behind the Rams, Grandview Coach Adolfo Hinojosa said he was happy with what he saw.January 14, 2004 midnight read more..
A Sunnyside woman watched as her car was stolen from her home in the 300 block of South Eighth Street yesterday morning.January 14, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - There is always something different about playing basketball at Grandview High School. And the West Valley boys basketball team found out last night just how hard it is to come into the pound and walk out with a victory.January 14, 2004 midnight read more..
Driving down Tear Road southeast of Sunnyside there are fields upon fields, pastures where horses and cows graze in the winter haze. But, just before the road bends back to the south and turns into North Forsell, there is a pasture that contains the unexpected - two dromedary camels.January 14, 2004 midnight read more..
One elected supervisor position with the South Yakima Conservation District is open. Those interested in serving as a volunteer supervisor from the Sunnyside area are asked to contact district officials at 1116 Yakima Valley Hwy. in Sunnyside, or by calling 837-7911.January 13, 2004 midnight read more..
Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar wanted to know where the Sunnyside City Council stood on its support of the Lower Yakima Valley Rural Enterprise Community (REC) Outreach Program. Well, she got her answer at this past Monday night's Council meeting.January 13, 2004 midnight read more..
TROUT LAKE - After three weeks of inactivity, the Bickleton High School girls basketball team may have been a little rusty, but it never showed up on the scoreboard.January 13, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Community Center won't open at the end of January as scheduled, reported Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Director Tom Byers to the Sunnyside City Council Monday night.January 13, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Saturday, Jan. 3, after the first of what would ultimately be days of snowfall, Lower Valley Pregnancy Center Executive Director Shelley VanBuskirk and approximately 20 other volunteers, ranging from middle school students to other Lower Valley Pregnancy Center staff members, spent the afternoon planting flags in the ground at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview.January 13, 2004 midnight read more..
Today, Sunnyside attorney Steven Michels is back dispensing rulings from the Sunnyside Municipal Court bench, while waiting to hear if the highest court in the land will hear his case against the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct.January 13, 2004 midnight read more..
Need a ride to Yakima or to the Tri-Cities? The People for People connector bus may be just the ticket. Need training for a livable wage job? People for People can help. It's a mission the agency has addressed and expanded upon for the past three decades.January 13, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Since the days of silent movies the building housing the Silver Dollar Tavern in Mabton has been a place for entertaining Mabton residents.January 13, 2004 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - For the next two months, Lower Valley legislators Dan Newhouse and Bruce Chandler are going to have their hands full. The two Republican state representatives joined their cohorts in Olympia today for the 2004 session.January 12, 2004 midnight read more..
Area educators feel there is no need for a new bill which is being proposed in the 2004 Washington state legislative session.January 12, 2004 midnight read more..
Almost four weeks since the first confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was traced back to a Mabton dairy, USDA officials have announced they will be killing 129 cows from Sunny Dene Ranch owned by the Wavrin family.January 12, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Nothing could stop beef eaters from enjoying the juicy burgers and ribs at the "Eat Beef" rally held Saturday at Mabton High School.January 12, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team found out there are some nights when the ball just falls and there are some nights when a team can't buy a bucket. Saturday night was one of those nights when the Knights couldn't buy a bucket.January 12, 2004 midnight read more..
Interim City Manager Mark Kunkler confirmed that the Sunnyside City Council has received and discussed the counter offer from the Monson family to purchase the feedlot just outside of city limits.January 12, 2004 midnight read more..
Why would I ever consider Christianity? Look at how many different churches and denominations there are?" "Look how they disagree on so many teachings?" "It seems to me like a particular church can get the Bible to say pretty well what they want it to say. All this division tells me that Christianity is unreliable"January 9, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School wrestling team put up a valiant effort, but West Valley proved to be too much last night. The Rams powered by Grandview, winning last night's match 51-23. West Valley remains undefeated in Mid-Valley League action at 3-0. The loss dropped the Greyhounds to 0-3 on the season.January 9, 2004 midnight read more..
Simply put, there isn't a logical reason not to cast two YES votes on Feb. 3 when deciding the fate of the Sunnyside School District bond and levy issues. Sunnyside School District patrons are being presented with a golden opportunity. Passing these two ballot issues will give local voters the biggest bang for their buck that they've had in quite some time.January 9, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A faulty bathroom electrical outlet is being blamed for nearly $30,000 in damages to the rural Grandview home of Duane Riel.January 9, 2004 midnight read more..
Darigold calls ploy a 'shameless tactic'January 9, 2004 midnight read more..
The reaction was predictable. The subject of mad cow disease in the Yakima Valley is a very touchy one, and three representatives from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) touched a nerve when they arrived in Sunnyside just in time for the noon rush Thursday.January 9, 2004 midnight read more..
Obtaining a Sunnyside city building permit will be a lot simpler in the coming months, if a one-stop proposal works as planned.January 8, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - An "eat beef" rally aimed at counteracting consumers' fears of becoming infected with mad cow disease will be held in Mabton Saturday, Jan. 10, at noon.January 8, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside City Councilman Don Vlieger brought back an old issue at the beginning of the new year during this past Monday night's meeting.January 8, 2004 midnight read more..
A 22-year-old Sunnyside man was arrested early this morning (Thursday) on second degree burglary charges at El Rodeo, located at 1103 Yakima Valley Hwy.January 8, 2004 midnight read more..
Valley Theater Company is looking for men who sing in a church choir, in the shower or in the car to be a part of its spring musical Guys and Dolls.January 7, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Sunnyside High School freshman boys basketball team saw any hopes of a perfect season come to a screeching halt this past Saturday at Grandview. And, Sunnyside freshman coach Eric Lindstrand will be the first to tell you most of it is his fault.January 7, 2004 midnight read more..
If Sunnyside Municipal Court were to collect the more than $2 million in fines it is owed, only a small portion of that could benefit the community.January 7, 2004 midnight read more..
When the discovery of a Holstein infected with mad cow disease was announced just before the Christmas holiday, people throughout the country reacted. There were questions, rumors and different theories circulating locally, as people tried to get their hands on as much information about the disease as they could.January 7, 2004 midnight read more..
Unlike most young people her age, Lindsey Schlotfeldt didn't spend her New Year's Eve holiday skiing or doing other winter time activities. The serious-minded, Everson woman was found shadowing Sunnyside Community Hospital emergency room nurses during the days leading up to 2004.January 7, 2004 midnight read more..
After a year of being under construction, the Sunnyside Community Center at South Hill Park still isn't ready for use. But it won't be long, claim project contractors. In the meantime, center use and rental agreements are being formulated, said the facility's future management team.January 7, 2004 midnight read more..
A lawsuit centered on the Sept. 11, 2001 drowning death of a Washington Elementary School student is still expected to go to court by late spring, according to a Sunnyside School District official.January 6, 2004 midnight read more..
When most people think of the Congressional Medal they think of the award given to soldiers in service to their country.January 6, 2004 midnight read more..
While he still has a couple of days left of work, the Sunnyside City Council Monday night formally accepted the resignation of City Manager Dave Fonfara.January 6, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A construction company with building sites all over the state has officially been welcomed to the Grandview Port District.January 6, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside City Councilman Don Vlieger presented at Monday night's meeting a proposed amendment to the Council rules of procedure. The amendment is not set to be discussed by Council until the Jan. 19 meeting.January 6, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Since 1996 access to the Main Street bridge in Grandview has been limited to vehicles carrying less than 8,000 pounds per axle. However, following Monday night's Grandview City Council meeting, access to the bridge will soon be limited to pedestrians only.January 6, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside City Manager Dave Fonfara has always been a go-getter. Perhaps, the soon to be completed improvements to South First Street will be a testament to his legacy in the community, after he leaves for Chelan shortly after the beginning of the year.January 5, 2004 midnight read more..
In the past, Sunnyside City Hall has served as a drop-off point for Lower Valley residents who wanted their drinking water tested for impurities. Weekly, city officials would send the water samples brought in to city hall to a lab in Union Gap.January 5, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Christian High School Lady Knights found themselves unable to keep up with visiting Ritzville Saturday night.January 5, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Anthony Andrews has played consistently all year for the Grandview High School boys basketball team. This past Saturday night, Andrews stepped it up a notch for the Greyhounds in their Mid-Valley League opener against Sunnyside.January 5, 2004 midnight read more..
When Sunnyside High School teacher Suzanne Walker asked if anyone would be interested in a job that paid $10 an hour, many students' ears perked up. However, it was 14-year-old freshman Jolene Merry who was chosen to fill the position.January 5, 2004 midnight read more..
Taking an active role in the community of Sunnyside is an important part of "continuing to keep the ball rolling," said Sunnyside Daybreak Rotarian Bill Flower.January 2, 2004 midnight read more..
Dr. Ron DeHaven, chief veterinarian for the United States Department of Agriculture, announced Wednesday that 10 of the 82 cows imported into the United States from Canada, which includes the bovine spongiform encephalopathy infected cow, were found to have been sent to the Wavrin family's Mabton dairy.January 2, 2004 midnight read more..
The annual Sunnyside Police Department Christmas party typically includes more than just a festive holiday atmosphere for members of the local police force. It also serves as a place to honor certain members of the department for their hard work and dedication over the last year.January 2, 2004 midnight read more..
The decision on whether or not to kill any or all of the animals in two Lower Valley herds, at a dairy which was home to a Holstein that tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and a calf feeding operation where the infected cow's calf was sent, has not been made. But the possibility that the two herds may have to be killed, or depopulated as the federal government is now calling it, still exists.January 2, 2004 midnight read more..