Stories for January 2004

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Friday, January 30

  

School board backs Aguilar's outreach program

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.

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Family night features fun ed opportunities

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.

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Greyhounds win first Mid-Valley League match

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School wrestling team has been competing well in the last few weeks, but has never quite been able to get over the hump. Last night, the Greyhounds cleared that hurdle.

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Sunnyside youths attend conference in D.C.

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.

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County commissioners deny jail siting appeals

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.

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'Heartstrings' releases first CD

The Lower Yakima Valley Gospel singing group, "Heartstrings," has just released its first album on CD and cassette. The title song, "Between His Blood and His Mercy," was written by group member Gwen Lawson.

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Thursday, January 29

   

REC scraps SunnyView Park from funding list

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.

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Wednesday, January 28

  

Elerding sets State qualifying times

YAKIMA - Competing against Moses Lake this past Saturday at Lion's Pool in Yakima, Sunnyside Christian High School junior Patrick Elerding swam two State meet qualifying times.

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Canadian visitors to tour Lower Valley

MABTON - Three Alberta city mayors will be making a stop in Mabton next week as part of a Central Washington tour. The mayors are on a goodwill tour, said Mabton Mayor David Conradt.

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SCHS girls win big over Yakama Tribal

TOPPENISH - The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights blasted past the Yakama Tribal School team Tuesday night, in a game that ended with the Sunnyside team ahead by more than 35 points.

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Knights ground the Eagles, 90-37

TOPPENISH - It was another dominating display by the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team last night in the Knights' final road game of the regular season.

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Tuesday, January 27



Sunnyside building projects in December total $353,781

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..
   

Pirates drop two in weekend action

BICKLETON - The Bickleton High School Boys basketball team played two of the Greater Columbia "B" league teams this past weekend, dropping both games.

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Monday, January 26

 

Grizzlies maul two 4A schools

The Sunnyside High School wrestling team hosted two 4A schools this past Saturday, Davis and Eisenhower, in an outing that more resembled practice for the Grizzlies.

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S'side boys pull away from 'Stangs second half

Senior point guard Jessie Ramirez fired in 10 of his 12 points after intermission to help rally the Sunnyside High School boys basketball team to a 57-41 victory over the Prosser Mustangs last Friday night.

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Knights pull back into postseason contention

The road finally proved to be a good place for the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team. The Knights put themselves back into postseason contention with two victories this past weekend.

January 26, 2004 midnight read more..
 

27th animal imported into U.S. with BSE infected cow found

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.

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Lady Knights win two over the weekend

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..
  

From chickens to dogs, local animal control officer takes care of it all

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.

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Friday, January 23

      

Probe into mad cow disease continues

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.

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Grizzly matmen make it three in a row

GRANDVIEW - The Sunnyside High School wrestling team recorded its third consecutive Mid-Valley League victory last night at Grandview, but the Greyhounds didn't go quietly.

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County still in top ten in teen birth rate

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.

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McIrvin to speak at club meeting

PROSSER - An interior designer and the mother of a pro basketball player, Betty Anne McIrvin, will be the guest speaker at the February meeting of the Lower Valley Christian Women's Club.

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Comments invited on athletic code

Community members will have an opportunity to ask any question they might have this coming Monday night regarding the Sunnyside School District athletic code.

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Thursday, January 22

         

Search for new city manager underway

The Sunnyside City Council has finished coming up with the job description for hiring a new city manager, and is in the initial steps of advertising for the open spot.

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Wednesday, January 21



New traffic signal ok'd for Grandview

GRANDVIEW - After just recently completing the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Wine Country Road and exit 73 off of westbound Interstate 82, the City of Grandview is ready to do it again.

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Transfer station to undergo repairs

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.

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Lady Vikings lose to Lightning

UNION GAP - Mabton girls basketball coach Brett Simpson said the score (63-37) was lopsided compared to how well the Lady Vikes played.

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Lady Knights lose to Irish, 62-36

Coming off a three-game winning streak, the Sunnyside Christian High School Lady Knights weren't prepared for what hit them Tuesday night when DeSales High School took the court in Sunnyside.

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Grizzly boys ground Falcons

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..


Lady 'Hounds run over Prosser Mustangs

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.

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Rodriguez leads Vikings past LaSalle

YAKIMA - The Mabton High School boys basketball team grabbed a firm hold on the second seed in the Greater Columbia 'B' League's Northern Division with a huge road win last night.

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Knights fall short against DeSales

Sunnyside Christian High School Coach Dean Wagenaar, for the first time in his career, decided to take a chance last night and had his Knights play strictly man-to-man defense against DeSales.

January 21, 2004 midnight read more..


Tuesday, January 20



Council censure ok'd

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.

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Artist creates snowy salute to SHS Grizzly

A life-size snow sculpture located on South First Street attracted a lot of attention Sunday night as passers-by honked and shouted encouragement to would-be snow artist Jon Esqueda.

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Lady Knights avenge loss to Riverside Christian

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.

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Knights drilled in the SunDome

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team, yesterday afternoon, looked as if it hadn't gotten over what happened this past Saturday at LaSalle.

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Monday, January 19



Mabton cows testing negative for BSE

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.

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Friday, January 16



Harris, Castillo top Sunnyside firemen

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.

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Greyhounds fall at Selah

SELAH - The Grandview High School wrestling team only gave up two pins last night but it wasn't enough to hold off Selah.

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Vikings remain undefeated in league

WHITE SWAN - The Mabton High School wrestling team looks to be gearing up for a showdown with Zillah for the South Central Athletic Conference west division league title.

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Local pop/punk band signs record contract

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.

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Former manager of Sunnyside Airport dies

Donald Max Hanks, the former manager of the Sunnyside City Airport and owner of Valley Air Service, died peacefully on Dec. 20, 2003, in the house where he was born at Shelley, Idaho.

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Weather minimizes threat of flooding

After the inches and inches of snow fell on the Yakima Valley last week, many weather forecasters were calling for flooding to be the next situation to overtake the area.

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Thursday, January 15



Lady Pirates beat Yakama Tribal

TOPPENISH - The Bickleton High School girls basketball team went to Toppenish Tuesday night to take on the Yakama Tribal High School girls team and came away with a 49-38 victory.

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Sunnyside man faces break-in charges

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.

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Whistle blowers say mad cow disease testing must be improved

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.

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Diversity, unity keys to prosperous downtown

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.

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Bickleton loses to Yakama Tribal

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.

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Effect of recent Arctic front seen in local crops

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.

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Wednesday, January 14

 

VikingsthrottleS'side boys

There's ugly...and then there's UGLY. The play of the Sunnyside High School boys basketball team last night was the latter.

January 14, 2004 midnight read more..
 

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Michels' censure case

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..


Lions roar past Sunnyside girls

KENNEWICK - With four of five girls topping the 300 two-game series plateau, the Kennewick Lions swept past the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team, 4-0, yesterday afternoon at Kennewick's Celebrity Bowl.

January 14, 2004 midnight read more..
  

Trial of Sadaam Hussein should take more than just the man into account

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.

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West Valley pulls away from Lady 'Hounds in the fourth

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.

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Greyhounds take third-ranked Rams to the limit

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.

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Camels call Sunnyside home

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.

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Tuesday, January 13



S'side conservation district position open

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..
 

City Council withdraws support of outreach program

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.

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Display of 4,000 flags a reminder of the abortions that occur every day

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..
 

Michels appeals censure case to U.S. Supreme Court

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..


People for People aiding local folks

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.

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Monday, January 12



Lower Valley legislators begin work anew today

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.

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USDA rules 129 cows to be killed

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.

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Vikes cut down the Eagles

TOPPENISH - The Mabton High School boys basketball team seemed to be glad to get back on the court this past Saturday night in Toppenish against Yakama Tribal.

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Knights clash with Crusaders

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.

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Church women honor pastor at 'Girl's Day Out'

There are three keys to having a relaxing Sunday afternoon for the women of Sunnyside Presbyterian Church. Sit back with a hot cup of coffee or tea, pull up a slice of yummy dessert and leave the boys at home.

January 12, 2004 midnight read more..
 

S'side boys square league mark at 1-1

Snapping a six-game losing streak this past Saturday, the Sunnyside High School boys basketball team evened its Mid-Valley League record at 1-1 by slipping past Ellensburg, 67-65.

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Friday, January 9



The church is divided, yet...

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"

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West Valley stays undefeated in mat action

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.

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It's a no-brainer, vote YES twice

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.

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Sunnyside calves slaughtered

More than 450 bull calves, an entire operation belonging to a Sunnyside area family, were euthanized Tuesday as a precaution to stop the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

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Thursday, January 8

   

Helping hands appreciated

When Hanford worker Tony Santoy of Sunnyside found himself among the many Lower Valley residents sent home from work Wednesday due to severe winter storm conditions, he couldn't just sit around his warm house.

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Chamber plans informational meeting

Sunnyside business owners, managers and their representatives are being encouraged to attend an informational meeting next week to discuss the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce services and activities.

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Scam ID'd

The Sunnyside Police Department has issued a warning that scam artists have been telephoning Sunnyside residents and telling them they have won a sweepstakes, along with magazine subscriptions, according to Det. Scott Bailey of the local agency.

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Wednesday, January 7

 

SHS Grizzly freshmen come out on short end

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.

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Beef sales at stores, restaurants steady

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.

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Everson girl spends holiday shadowing Sunnyside ER nurses

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.

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Community center nears completion

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.

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Lady Knights JV 7-2 on the season

The Sunnyside Christian High School junior varsity girls basketball team improved to 7-2 on the season with a 45-20 victory over Grandview's C-squad this past Monday night.

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Schools closed, freezing rain forecasted

By the time the 6 o'clock news aired Tuesday night, administrators for the Sunnyside, Grandview and Mabton school districts had already decided to cancel school today (Wednesday).

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Tuesday, January 6

     

Woman pleads guilty to sex charge

A 20-year-old Sunnyside woman who was arrested and charged with two counts of second degree rape of a child last summer, two weeks ago, pled guilty to a lesser charge of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

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Grandview to close Main Street bridge to all vehicles

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.

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Monday, January 5



South First Street project in initial design phase

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.

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Cold snap hits Valley

With nightly temperatures dipping well below zero, to a new record low on Jan. 4 of -9 degrees, Lower Valley residents are preparing for cold days and icy roads.

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Sunnyside lab now testing water for coliform

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.

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Andrews leads Greyhounds past Sunnyside

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.

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14 year old chosen to watch over para-pro's children

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.

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Friday, January 2

  

Infected Holstein one of 10 Canadian cows sent to Mabton dairy

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.

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Sunnyside Inc. board eyes 2004

For members of the Sunnyside Inc. board, thoughts of the new year began long before the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31. Members of the board have been looking toward 2004 since the fall of 2003.

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Coffman 'top cop'

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.

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Still no decision made yet by USDA on 'depopulating' two Lower Valley herds

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.

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