News for Wednesday, June 16, 2004

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Commissioners set public hearing date for CDBG program

YAKIMA - In 1998, Yakima County adopted a citizen participation strategy when it comes to applying to the state for Community Development Block Grant funds. Since then the county has worked to ensure that community members have a chance to voice their concerns and opinions when it comes to different projects the county submits to the state for possible funding.

Rotarians hear of Schuler's rail rides

When Sunnyside resident and Daybreak Rotary Club member Randy Schuler first had a friend invite him out for a ride in a speeder car, his thoughts automatically turned to oval tracks and brightly painted NASCAR racers. Instead, Schuler discovered that a speeder car is actually a small railroad car that once was used as a track inspector, but is now used by rail enthusiasts as a unique way to get from point A to point B.

Family embraces challenges on way to achieving dreams

Envision it and it will happen. That is the guiding force that drove one local family in achieving their dreams of finishing a college education.

No action taken in executive session

No action was taken by the Sunnyside School Board yesterday following an hour-long executive session.

Obituaries

THERESA MARIE TOBIN

Bail for drug defendant set at $1 million

Four of the eight people arrested in the Lower Valley by the Law Enforcement Against Drugs task force have been arraigned in Yakima County Superior Court on drug charges.

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Finally, a day all our own

Finally, a day all our own

Sun Valley dismantles Richland team

RICHLAND - Baseball is a simple game in concept. It involves playing defense, pitching and hitting. The Sun Valley 16-18-year-old baseball team excelled in all three areas in yesterday's doubleheader route of a Richland squad.

Dolphins slide past S'side Sharks, 422-333

SELAH - Winning on the road is always tough in the Mid-Valley Summer Swim League. Traditionally, the home team always fields more swimmers. And more times than not, that translates into a victory for the club that is churning through its own waters.

Elder Dalrymple moves into all-stars lead

John Dalrymple moved into the lead of the all-stars competition in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) after winning a race this past weekend he wasn't even supposed to be competing in.