A draft plan to create conformity with attention to industrial needs is being reviewed by the Sunnyside Port Commission as it advances its efforts to attract more industries to Sunnyside Port District property bordering Midvale and Alexander Roads.June 30, 2004 midnight read more..
City of Sunnyside law enforcement and fire department personnel will have a strict zero tolerance when dealing with violators caught discharging fireworks in the city limits.June 30, 2004 midnight read more..
For the second year in a row Bob Hall Jr. of New York Life and Hall Financial of Sunnyside was invited to participate in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premiere Association of Financial Professionals, annual meeting. His father ,Bob Hall Sr., who has been an MDRT member for 37 years, also took part in the five-day conference held in Anaheim, Calif.June 29, 2004 midnight read more..
Working as a member of the private sector, gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi feels he has a different perspective to bring to the office. Rossi, who is a commercial real estate investment banker and has served in the Washington state senate, is the leading Republican candidate for Washington state governor.June 28, 2004 midnight read more..
The gravel portion of Sunnyside's Riverside Drive will be transformed into a paved road.June 28, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - The two Mabton School District Superintendent final candidates spent Wednesday and Thursday in the community answering a litany of questions, touring the facilities and meeting with the public.June 25, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's Trinity Baptist Church is inviting community residents to attend a special concert scheduled for Wednesday, July 7.June 25, 2004 midnight read more..
Last weekend, when Elmer Schilperoort was named the winner of the Pioneer Picnic split-the-pot raffle to benefit the community fireworks display, it was assumed that the $320 that had been collected would be split between Schilperoort and the local groups putting together the display.June 25, 2004 midnight read more..
Looks of satisfaction in the crowd and a smattering of applause marked a decision made by the Sunnyside School Board Thursday night. The local school directors voted to submit a legislative proposal to the Washington State School Districts Association (WSSDA) that would call for the replacement of WASL testing.June 25, 2004 midnight read more..
A house set back off Lincoln Avenue will be undergoing renovations in the near future. The structure, located at 1121 E. Lincoln Ave. in Sunnyside, which is currently in a B-2, general commercial zone, was approved for a conditional use permit Wednesday night at the Sunnyside Board of Adjustment meeting. The house belongs to Norberto Bobadilla, and will be used as a rental home, according to Tom Biehl, a local realtor who attending the meeting and spoke on behalf of Bobadilla.June 25, 2004 midnight read more..
In mid-May, all of the church members of the Sunnyside Church of God were able to go downstairs at the same time. It was the first time some long-time members of the church had seen the church's fellowship hall in the basement in three years. They were able to attend the church's graduation ceremony for high school seniors held in the basement by way of the shiny new elevator situated on the east side of the church's narthex.June 25, 2004 midnight read more..
When Tara Mosier was three years old she took her first dance class, starting with ballet and later expanding to jazz and gymnastics. Now, 24 years later Mosier has studied not only ballet and jazz, but also tap, modern, hip-hop, funk, flamenco and salsa dancing.June 25, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Museum and Historical Society finally has a little room to breath, thanks to two new metal storage units that have been carefully placed behind the museum, along South Fourth Street.June 24, 2004 midnight read more..
The hillside near I-82 exit 69 is abundant with activity as construction continues on the new Best Western hotel structure located on Quail Lane in Sunnyside. The building permit for the $1.62 million project was issued May 13, but it was only one of the building permits issued by the Sunnyside Building Division in May.June 24, 2004 midnight read more..
Sixteen-year-old Jason Hopper of Outlook is in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center following an explosion and fire in a truck camper Wednesday night. The 1973 truck camper was on the ground at a residence at 22 Fordyce Road belonging, to Charlie Guinn. Brenda Hopper is the occupant of the home.June 24, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Driving over Snoqualmie Pass it is easy to be taken in by the beauty of the mountains and the lush green forests that surround the road. But it's those same roads that can end up bisecting migration routes for animals native to the area, making it difficult for them to move from one place to another.June 24, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Lack of funding to help maintain roads in the Yakima Valley was the main concern brought before the Washinton State Transportation Commission during a presentation made by Yakima Valley Conference of Governments Chair Al Hubert.June 24, 2004 midnight read more..
The idea of inclusion and not limiting oneself by what other people expect of you was the inspiring message behind keynote speakers Victor Villasenor and Debbie Wooten, who spoke as part of the third annual Child Welfare Hispanic Conference and the community forum that was held Tuesday evening at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.June 23, 2004 midnight read more..
Maybe it was a case of one-upping her grandfather, Bob Rice. Or perhaps, it might have been that the lessons she's been taking from PGA club professional Jeff Bender are quickly paying off. Then again, it's possible that her cousin, Brandon Rice, may be the lucky charm that was responsible for it all.June 22, 2004 midnight read more..
Mayor Ed Prilucik admitted at the June 12 Sunnyside City Council meeting that an official public hearing on a proposed landscaping ordinance was not held as he said it would be. But that didn't stop Council from passing the controversial ordinance, much to the dismay of one of its members, Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar.June 22, 2004 midnight read more..
For a little more than a month, Dale Dawson has been back at work behind the desk at Tom Denchel Ford Country in Sunnyside. Dawson recently came back to the company as sales manager after spending the last seven years working for a Ford dealership in Moscow, Idaho.June 22, 2004 midnight read more..
A local man and three others were indicted last week on 91 counts that include wire fraud, commercial interstate carrier fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and aiding and abetting, as well as a criminal forfeiture. The indictment alleges that together the group defrauded Cisco Systems, Inc. out of $6 million worth of computer equipment, as well as other businesses across the country out of more than $2 million.June 22, 2004 midnight read more..
What was basically a sales pitch to the Sunnyside City Council this past Monday night turned into an interesting discussion between Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell and Yakima County Sheriff Ken Irwin.June 22, 2004 midnight read more..
He has nerves of steel, an unflinching belief in his ability to gain victory and he really loves to go fast. Still, 6-year-old Grandview resident Damon Palacios is admittedly a bit nervous about competing in the upcoming American Motocross Association national motocross championship.June 21, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Learning what it takes to make the most of a march down a parade route is something band members from throughout the area will be doing as part of the first ever Yakima Valley Band and Cheer Day, which is scheduled to take place Aug. 12, during the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo in Grandview.June 21, 2004 midnight read more..
Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners approved the execution of a contract with Apollo, Inc. of Kennewick for work on the final phase of the Crewport water improvement project.June 18, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Later this year work is scheduled to begin on the installation of two traffic signals along Wine Country Road in Grandview. Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners approved an agreement with the City of Grandview for certified acceptance services for the two projects.June 18, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners set a public hearing date to consider an application filed by Simpson Brothers Farms of Mabton for a non-exclusive franchise agreement. The agreement would be for the construction, operation and maintenance of a wastewater pipe under Rusk Road.June 18, 2004 midnight read more..
When the school year started last fall there were 566 first grade students filling up elementary school classrooms throughout the district. However, when the class of 2004 walked down the aisle for commencement services just a couple of weeks ago, only 301 students graduated from high school. These are the numbers Sunnyside's Promise is hoping to avoid for the class of 2012, which is why the organization is adopting the more than 400 students who will be moving into the fifth grade next year.June 18, 2004 midnight read more..
Learning about the inner workings of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce is something members of the community were invited to do Wednesday evening. Tom Gaulke, chamber president and executive director of Horizons, explained that the meeting was the second installment in an effort to educate the community about what it means to be a chamber member.June 17, 2004 midnight read more..
Money the Port of Sunnyside received for selling excess water rights back to an irrigation district during a water short season several years ago will be used for the purpose of helping ensure water is available to irrigators who need it.June 17, 2004 midnight read more..
Hunt particularly emphasizes primary election in this morning's talkJune 17, 2004 midnight read more..
There is going to be more power surging through downtown Sunnyside thanks to a donation that was recently made to the Foundation for the Community of Sunnyside. Wednesday morning, U.S. Bancorp Foundation donated $2,752 to the Sunnyside foundation, which in partnership with the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce is going to use the funds to upgrade outlets in the downtown corridor.June 17, 2004 midnight read more..
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.June 16, 2004 midnight read more..
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.June 16, 2004 midnight read more..
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.June 16, 2004 midnight read more..
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.June 16, 2004 midnight read more..
A new landscaping ordinance for commercial entities the Sunnyside City Council has wanted to implement has been controversial since it was first introduced a couple of years ago. Last night was no different, but the Council went ahead and approved a condensed version of it anyway.June 15, 2004 midnight read more..
Bringing family members together, reminding families that good moral upbringing starts at home and promoting understanding of Hispanic culture are all things the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is hoping people will gain by taking part in its third annual Hispanic Conference.June 15, 2004 midnight read more..
June not only marked the official beginning of the summer season for residents of the Lower Valley, it also marks a changing of the guard at Occupational Health Services.June 15, 2004 midnight read more..
More than 50 Lower Valley children, ages 12 and under, took time Saturday to pucker up their lips and try their hand at blowing the biggest bubble gum bubble they could muster. Saturday morning, Wal-Mart stores across the country hosted the fifth annual Dubble Bubble National Bubble Blowing Contest, which pits kids against kids to determine who can blow the biggest diameter bubble.June 14, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Police Department investigators are waiting to see whether two men involved in a shooting last Thursday evening live before they announce what charges will be filed against the men.June 14, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Sharks summer swim team begins its quest for a second straight league championship tomorrow night (Tuesday) in Selah.June 14, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School teacher Elizabeth Wiederspohn will be taking part in a two-week journalism education workshop in San Francisco to learn all she can for her new role.June 11, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Rainy weather didn't put a damper on the Grandview High School girls fastpitch softball team Wednesday afternoon, as they took on the Prosser Mustangs. The two teams were able to play one seven-inning game before rain caused the doubleheader to be cut short.June 11, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School senior Ty Baggerly has been riding horses since he was old enough to walk. Later this month he will have a chance to showcase the talent he has been working all his to hone. June 29 through July 4, Baggerly will be competing in saddle bronc riding events in Falon, Nev., before going to the national high school rodeo in Wyoming for team roping with Taylor White of Prosser.June 11, 2004 midnight read more..
Building, designing and working on soapbox derby racers has become a family affair for the Rodriguez family. Raul Rodriguez and his two sons, 12-year-old Anthony and 10-year-old Jeromy, have been building racers together for the past three years. To date they have two completed cars and two cars that are still under construction.June 11, 2004 midnight read more..
At this last Monday night's meeting, the Sunnyside City Council moved forward with a grant application process to help fund the construction of a skate park at SunnyView Park.June 10, 2004 midnight read more..
When Sunnyside High School graduate Deann Trautman had more than a foot of her hair cut off Wednesday afternoon, her reaction told the story.June 10, 2004 midnight read more..
A good old-fashioned game of baseball, 25 cent hotdogs and fireworks are images that spring to mind when a person begins to think of things that are traditionally American. And June 21, during the Yakima Bears home opener, these are things that everyone in attendance will have a chance to be a part of.June 10, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council took time out of its meeting this past Monday night to recognize a group of police explorers for their work with the annual spring clean-up day.June 10, 2004 midnight read more..
This is asparagus season in the Yakima and Walla Walla river valleys. The region's rich soil and perfect growing conditions have produced another bumper crop of high-quality asparagus destined for America's dinner tables.June 9, 2004 midnight read more..
BENTON CITY - After only two practices and with only eight players, the Grandview High School girls' fastpitch softball team gave Ki-Be a run for their money, during a double header that took place Monday evening in Benton City.June 9, 2004 midnight read more..
Sending two boys to Wyoming for a week is never an inexpensive venture. But for team ropers Ty Baggerly of Sunnyside and his teammate Taylor White of Prosser, the expense is the only thing between them and competing in the national high school rodeo set to take place July 18-25 in Wyoming.June 9, 2004 midnight read more..
Representatives from Gray & Osborne were on hand last night at the Sunnyside Community Center along with city staff to discuss with local residents ideas concerning improvements to the South First Street area in Sunnyside.June 9, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Friday afternoon, representatives from police departments throughout the Lower Valley, including the Washington State Patrol and the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, joined forces to help ensure that residents of the Valley are wearing their seatbelts. The seatbelt emphasis patrol meant there were officers out patrolling the streets until 8 p.m. doing nothing more than traffic enforcement, specifically looking for people who were not wearing their seatbelts.June 9, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Saturday afternoon, as the 138 graduates of Grandview High School marched to their seats dressed in a mix of crimson and gray gowns, the faces of the graduates told the story. There were smiles, looks of pride and even a few sad faces, as the students prepared to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.June 7, 2004 midnight read more..
As Pacific Northwest cherries begin arriving on the shores of Taiwan in about two weeks, another production from the area will also be getting ready to debut. Last week, Northwest Cherries, an organization that represents cherry growers in the three Northwest states, brought a video crew from Taiwan to shoot a music video that will help promote the fruit in that country, which has been the number one export market for Northwest Cherries for the past five years.June 7, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Before the members of the Sunnyside Christian High School Class of 2004 marched to their seats at the front of the Church of the Nazarene in Grandview, guests were invited to take a look back at the past year through the eyes of the 20 graduating seniors.June 7, 2004 midnight read more..
More than 30 graduates marched their way into the Sunnyside High School auditorium Thursday night dressed in their red and black robes with their mortarboards placed stoically on top of their heads. The members of the class of 2004 were ready to celebrate their coming accomplishment, as well as recognize the role God has played in their lives.June 4, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - As the head coach of the Mabton High School girls basketball team, Brett Simpson didn't win a State title. He didn't win any league titles. In fact, Simpson didn't post a winning league season until this last year, his fifth as coach of the Lady Vikings. Simpson may not have won a championship, but in many ways he did something so much more important than that-he brought life back into what was a dying program and reinstilled pride in Lady Viking basketball.June 4, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The Mardi Gras theme was so popular at last year's Central Washington State Fair that officials decided to build upon the success in 2004.June 4, 2004 midnight read more..
Sometimes the difference between seeking a lifesaving medical treatment is the difference between the cost of buying groceries for one's families and the cost of the treatment. Most uninsured women will buy the groceries.June 4, 2004 midnight read more..
Lower Valley 4-Hers spent May 15 taking it back to basics for their first ever 4-H gaming day. Karen Tucker, leader of the Sunny Valley Saddlers 4-H group, said the gaming day brought the kids together to try their hand at western-style riding games.June 3, 2004 midnight read more..
Sitting in a sea of black caps and gowns, Roy Culver looked as nervous as any of the 270 Sunnyside High School 17 and 18-year-olds seated in the Sunnyside High School bleachers for graduation rehearsal.June 3, 2004 midnight read more..
M'liss Bierlink will be leaving her position as financial officer with the Sunnyside Port District to join her husband, Ken, in his construction business as of July 9.June 2, 2004 midnight read more..
Described by those who know him as a man with a zest for life, Luigi Rosal admits working at the Sunnyside city parks is never a chore.June 2, 2004 midnight read more..
CHENEY - Webster Lopez went to the State track and field championships already a winner last Saturday.June 2, 2004 midnight read more..
Ending a successful spring sports season on a high note with state berths in tennis, golf and track, and strong finishes in soccer and baseball, the young athletes were honored at the Sunnyside High School Spring Sports Banquet Tuesday night.June 2, 2004 midnight read more..
Whizzing around town, the wind blowing through your hair and the quiet whir of a small engine at your feet is something more and more local residents are spending the money to experience. Since last summer Sunnyside's Schuck's Auto Supply has been selling different models of gas and electric powered scooters, which give riders a chance to scoot around town without having to give much thought to things like high gas prices.June 1, 2004 midnight read more..
WENATCHEE - The goal was to bring home a trophy from State. That didn't happen for the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team this past weekend. But, the Lady Knights proved they belonged at State, via their extra inning victory over the Curlew Cougars.June 1, 2004 midnight read more..