WAPATO - The Sunnyside High School girls tennis team (3-2) picked up its first victory of the season against the Lady Wolves of Wapato, while the boys team still seeks its first victory of the season after losing 4-1.March 31, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The West Valley and Sunnyside high school boys soccer teams opened a new chapter in their bubbling rivalry last night. The two teams picked right up where they off last year with another classic for the books.March 31, 2004 midnight read more..
Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners approved an agreement that temporarily extended a franchise agreement between the county and Charter Communications.March 31, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Across the state Grange members are going into the classrooms and giving students an educational resource as part of a project known as "Words for Thirds."March 31, 2004 midnight read more..
Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners approved an agreement with the City of Sunnyside to serve as the certified acceptance agency for the South First Street reconstruction project in Sunnyside.March 31, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Police Captain Phil Schenck has one message for motorists. If a pedestrian has one foot, one toe, one heel or any inch of their body in a crosswalk, then you as a driver better wait your turn. If a driver doesn't allow a pedestrian to cross the street unobstructed, it could cost them $101.March 30, 2004 midnight read more..
When Jennifer Allen was a senior in high school she wrote a paper on how she wanted to be an administrator in education. Allen, who still has the very paper she wrote, didn't have to wait all that long to fulfill the very words she wrote about less than a decade ago.March 30, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - When it comes to doing a partner project, one might automatically think that living under the same roof as your partner would make completing the project easier. But talking to brother and sister, Krista and Brandan Artz, two Grandview High School students, that might not always be the case.March 30, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANGER - What started off as a way to get back in shape after having a Cesarean section, has turned into a way of life for Granger resident Susan Lewis, who is a student and teacher of Middle Eastern dance.March 30, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Two young, inexperienced clubs, coupled with an afternoon of wind gusts estimated at close to 30 miles per hour, resulted in a total of 42 runs being scored this past Saturday.March 29, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - When Grandview resident Laurie Charvet was still in middle school her parents, who both worked, set up a checking account for her and would put enough money in it for Charvet to do the grocery shopping and prepare dinner. That early bit of cooking responsibility is something that stuck with Charvet.March 29, 2004 midnight read more..
WEST RICHLAND - Isley Gonzalez and teammate Bethany Dahlstrom led the Sunnyside High School girls track and field team this past Friday night at a meet in Hanford.March 29, 2004 midnight read more..
GOLDENDALE- Wind and cool temperatures didn't chill the enthusiasm of the Mabton Jr./Sr. High School track team last Saturday. The Vikings placed sixth at the Simcoe-Thompson Invitational field and track meet held in Goldendale.March 29, 2004 midnight read more..
Ask Gay Roskamp about herself, and you'll be hard pressed to get much information.March 29, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - It was just this past February that Teresa Kollmar and her husband used a gift certificate to Coeur d'Alene Resort, which she won for a photograph she took of an old, flooded barn that appeared on the cover of the 2003-04 phone book published by Hagadon Directories.March 29, 2004 midnight read more..
Limiting the Lyle Cougars to just five hits in each of the two games of a South Central 'B' League doubleheader this past Saturday, the Sunnyside Christian girls fastpitch softball team rolled to a pair of 5-4 and 12-4 victories.March 29, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Losing its bid to receive a state community development block grant has not deterred the Mabton City Council from seeking other funding sources for a much needed new city well.March 29, 2004 midnight read more..
The City of Sunnyside and the Sunnyside Port District will have starring roles in a new hour-long documentary now in production.March 26, 2004 midnight read more..
It is not the cars the office of Migrant Student Data and Recruitment (MSDR) were originally looking for, but nonetheless, MSDR staff does have something now to drive.March 26, 2004 midnight read more..
There are several issues that Dr. Reed Davis, a candidate running for the U.S. Senate seat currently filled by Democrat Patty Murray, feels very strongly about. This morning (Friday), during a quick stop over in Sunnyside, Davis was given a chance to talk about the different issues that make up his campaign.March 26, 2004 midnight read more..
Returning from Kuwait, Sunnyside United Methodist Church Pastor Randy Quinn spoke to members of the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club Thursday about his two-week visit to civilian sailors who are part of the Military Sealift Command.March 26, 2004 midnight read more..
IRAQ - While on a five-day trip to see first-hand how American troops are faring in Iraq, Congressman Doc Hastings came face-to-face with a young man whom he had aided in becoming an officer.March 25, 2004 midnight read more..
As a student, Tabitha Sanders was assigned to read one of the Harry Potter books. She refused in protest.March 25, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council approved a set of liquor license renewal requests at this past Monday night's meeting.March 25, 2004 midnight read more..
Citizens affected unfairly by state agency rules and regulations will have an easier time challenging those rules, thanks to a new law ushered in by state Rep. Janéa Holmquist, R-Moses Lake. The governor signed House Bill 2598 Monday, which will allow citizens to file suit against state agencies in one of four counties throughout Washington.March 25, 2004 midnight read more..
Registration for the 2004-05 school year will begin Thursday, April 1, at Sunnyside High School.March 25, 2004 midnight read more..
MATTAWA - Past games between the Sunnyside Christian High School baseball team and Wahluke have either been really close or the Knights have been blown out. Yesterday, Sunnyside Christian left little doubt about which was the best team.March 24, 2004 midnight read more..
Sixty days may seem like a long time to some people, but ask local legislators and you'll get an entirely different answer. Wednesday morning, Rep. Dan Newhouse, Rep. Bruce Chandler and Sen. Jim Honeyford talked to members of the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club about just how much they were able to accomplish during the last 60-day legislative session.March 24, 2004 midnight read more..
It's always great to see the underdog win one! That's what happened this year in Olympia when Gov. Locke signed a new law allowing 45 charter schools to be established in Washington state.March 24, 2004 midnight read more..
PROSSER - The Grizzlies had their fair share of problems last night in Sunnyside's Mid-Valley League opener against Prosser. But, after a scoreless first half, the Grizzlies post a couple of second half goals to win 2-1.March 24, 2004 midnight read more..
Lower Valley state employees are congratulating themselves for an outstanding charitable fund-raising effort designed to help many of the same people who receive services through the local office of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).March 24, 2004 midnight read more..
An anonymous tip alerting the Sunnyside Port District of a bid error could end up saving the Port an estimated $100,000 on the Midvale Road improvement project.March 23, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside City Councilman Bruce Ricks started the night off defending his position for voting to reject the lone bid submitted to the city last week for publishing the city's legal notices. But by the time everything was said and done, there was some doubt left about what the one-term councilman was truly saying.March 23, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - With 224 days left until election day, 58-year-old Glen Blomgren announced Monday his intentions to throw his hat into the ring for Yakima County Commissioner seat #2, which is currently held by Ron Gamache of Toppenish.March 23, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside High School girls golf team's first Mid-Valley League match is still three weeks away. With two invitationals already under their belt, and two more scheduled before conference play begins, the Lady Grizzlies are using the early part of the season to hone their games.March 23, 2004 midnight read more..
Before graduation at least three of six Sunnyside area graduates from Perry Technical Institute in Yakima had secured jobs. Tristan Kelley, a recent graduate of the telecommunication technology program, is now working for Lockheed Martin in the Tri-Cities; Lorenzo Sabedra Jr., a recent graduate of the electrical technology program, is now working for Berg Electric in California; and Marcus Rasmusson, a recent graduate of the electrical technology program, is now working at Shields Bags and Printing in Yakima.March 23, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Sunnyside High School boys track and field Coach Wally Shearer is rather optimistic about the season following this past Saturday's Cadet Invitational.March 22, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The Cadet Invitational this past Saturday proved to be a good venue for the Sunnyside High School girls track and field team.March 22, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The end of March will mark the beginning stages of a new venture for the Central Washington State fairgrounds. Curtis King, past chairman of the Central Washington State Fair Association board, said the organization will begin work on a study to determine how and where an equestrian center could fit in at the fairgrounds.March 19, 2004 midnight read more..
Those making use of the path between Sunnyside and Grandview have Sunnyside High School freshman Jonathan Martin to thank for being able to gauge just how far they have traveled during their usual morning exercise routine.March 19, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The 100-year history of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grandview has been documented in "A New Century of Celebration and Service," a publication collaborated by Barbara Olmstead.March 19, 2004 midnight read more..
His clear, blue eyes watch every move the man makes as he crosses back and forth across the room. It's not that he is particularly interested in the man. He is, however, interested in the round, green object the man has concealed in his right hand.March 19, 2004 midnight read more..
Plans to improve Chaffee and Scoon roads near Sunnyside may have hit a roadblock. Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners approved a resolution that authorizes the condemnation of the right-of-way required for the improvement project.March 18, 2004 midnight read more..
Anyone who has a computer, yet is dumbfounded by how to do things like print what is on the screen or type a double-spaced letter, will appreciate the computer lab that was recently installed at the Bienestar Transitional Living Center, located at 1691 Washington Court in Sunnyside.March 18, 2004 midnight read more..
Employees of the Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic will have a chance to go back to school and expand their medical education thanks to an agreement with the Yakima County Department of Employment and Training. The agreement was approved by Yakima County commissioners during their meeting Tuesday morning.March 18, 2004 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - Sunnyside High School senior Stacey Gorski has earned a trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Portland, Ore. in May.March 18, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners approved a request from the Yakima County Department of Corrections Jail Transition Team that will extend the bid opening date on a portion of the construction of the Yakima Valley Justice Center project.March 18, 2004 midnight read more..
The last week of a legislative session usually sees a flurry of activity as the House and Senate try to agree on key issues before session ends. This year was no different as the Legislature reached compromise on the supplemental operating, capital and transportation budgets, and a replacement for the blanket primary.March 17, 2004 midnight read more..
The 16-block central business district in downtown Yakima has been facing some tough times over the past several years. However, efforts being made by the Capitol Theatre, located on South Third Street in Yakima, could help change that.March 17, 2004 midnight read more..
Having to perform more work merits more pay. At least that was the thinking of the Sunnyside City Council at last night's meeting.March 16, 2004 midnight read more..
More than 60 parents showed up this past Saturday at Harrison Middle School to participate in the first "No Parent Left Behind" conference.March 16, 2004 midnight read more..
With Sunnyside residents' March 9th approval of the Sunnyside Public Library annexation into the larger Yakima Regional Library System, local library patrons can expect to see many changes at the local facility.March 15, 2004 midnight read more..
For Judy Small, every day is a picnic as she develops activities, events and shows for the residents of Sheffield Manor in Prosser.March 15, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School fastpitch softball team is coming into the season led by a group of upperclassmen that are no strangers to the softball diamond. Saturday, the 10 juniors and seniors that make up of a large part of the team showed Coach Doug Hansen what he can expect as the season progresses.March 15, 2004 midnight read more..
An evening of laughter, surprises and really good desserts sums up the 2004 Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet held this past Saturday night.March 15, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - For many people the idea of taking on the refurbishment of a 15,000 square foot building that was first built in 1911 and now serves as an apartment building and retail space might be seen as too large a task. However, on Feb. 2 that is the exact task that taken on by Prosser resident Lynn Boast.March 12, 2004 midnight read more..
Jim Williams still remembers where he was at when he was told by a Sunnyside police officer that he was to go down to city hall and fill out a reserve officer application.March 12, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside jazz dance teacher Kristine Gimlin is too excited to sit still for very long when she starts talking about her coming trip to Denver, Colo.March 12, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside School District Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole took the blame during a special meeting of the Sunnyside School Board last night for the confusion that has arose over a series of car bids for the Migrant Student Data and Recruitment (MSDR) office, formerly known as the Migrant Student Record Systems (MSRS).March 11, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Dec. 23, 2003 is a date that will always carry a certain amount of significance for the residents of Mabton, many of whom earn their living in the dairy and cattle industries.March 11, 2004 midnight read more..
Jubilation filled the meeting room of the Sunnyside School Board during a special gathering of directors last night to approve the sale of $11 million in bonds to construct a new school.March 11, 2004 midnight read more..
Driving through Sunnyside it is becoming apparent that something is happening here. There is land being moved at several locations around town, surveyors are out taking careful notes and counter strips have been laid out on several streets.March 11, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Getting on the bus headed for Ellensburg to the Washington State Migrant Council Student Leadership Program state conference, a reserved Rosa Aviles, 18, noticed one girl on the bus she thought was "mean."March 11, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside library patrons won't have to retire their Yakima Regional Library System cards after all. Tuesday, Sunnyside voters approved the library annexation proposal with an overwhelming 77 percent "yes" vote.March 10, 2004 midnight read more..
Parents who have affordable access to health care for their children are less likely to take their children to local emergency rooms for non emergencies, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.March 10, 2004 midnight read more..
Republicans throughout Yakima County gathered in 26 different community locations Tuesday night to take part in the Yakima County Republican Precinct Caucuses. The local caucuses serve as a way to bring people together to discuss various political issues and help mold the state Republican platform.March 10, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Picking up the ball and running with an idea. That is what Grandview Mayor Mike Bren is hoping the local chamber of commerce will do with his suggestion.March 10, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Moving across a large blue ocean from the South Pacific to Grandview wasn't as big a move for Dr. James Gaensbauer as one might think.March 9, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - In 1973, Grandview resident Sue Poteet was working graveyard shifts at the 10-4 Cafe. At that time of the night most of the people who came in for a hot cup of coffee or a bite to eat were Grandview police officers.March 9, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Rather than watch Fourth of July fireworks from her home, Grandview High School sophomore Ashley Lara will have the opportunity to see the sparklers light up the sky over the nation's capital this year.March 9, 2004 midnight read more..
Hoping to ease parental concerns about so-called gray areas in the Sunnyside School District athletic code, the district's Athletic Advisory Council met Monday night to clearly define violation investigation and grievance procedures.March 9, 2004 midnight read more..
At its February meeting, the Sunnyside School Board approved a new contract with the Public School Employees of Washington (PSE) secretaries bargaining unit.March 9, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Driving into Grandview along Wine Country Road there are many sights to take in, from the green grass that runs along either side of the pathway to the light posts that line the street. However, for the past few months something has been missing.March 9, 2004 midnight read more..
Listening to local horse breeders talk can be like listening to someone speak a foreign language. However, their love of what they do is easily expressed through their words. Last month, four area horsemen were recognized with awards from the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association at the 2003 Washington Champions Annual Awards Dinner held at Emerald Downs in Auburn.March 8, 2004 midnight read more..
It only took a minute for members of Eleanor Roberts family to take a saddle stand into the Sunnyside chapel at Valley Hills Funeral Home Saturday afternoon, which they planned to use at their mother's funeral service.March 8, 2004 midnight read more..
When the Sunnyside Planning Commission meets on March 10, there will be a new member waiting to give his input on building and planning issues in the City of Sunnyside.March 8, 2004 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - Coach Al Smeenk will be the first to tell you that this year's Sunnyside Christian girls basketball team isn't the most talented bunch he's ever had. But if you want to talk about motivated and thirsty for success, Smeenk says there is no other group in the school's history that has shown such drive.March 8, 2004 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - The Sunnyside Christian High School girls hoop team repelled a late charge by the Snohomish County Christian Lions yesterday afternoon, coming away with a resounding 51-33 victory in a loser-out, second round game at the Class 'B' State Basketball Tournament.March 5, 2004 midnight read more..
Yakima County Commissioner Jesse Palacios has always been one for forming partnerships, even during his days as mayor of Grandview.March 5, 2004 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - Sunnyside Christian Coach Dean Wagenaar wanted his shot at top ranked Waterville entering the State 'B' tournament in Spokane. Well, the Knights earned their coach his shot yesterday.March 5, 2004 midnight read more..
Once he departed the plane, Sunnyside United Methodist Church Pastor Randy Quinn knew he wasn't in the United States any more. Quinn, an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves, was aboard a flight for 24 hours before he arrived in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia on Feb. 13.March 5, 2004 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - Last night's 69-51 defeat suffered by the Sunnyside Christian High School girls basketball team wasn't so much a case of the Lady Knights playing poorly. Rather, Almira-Coulee-Hartline Coach Scott Isaak's Warriors showed why pollsters have them ranked as the No. 2 Class 'B' team in the state.March 4, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Fire Department responded to two fires Wednesday afternoon, one leaving a motor home burnt down to the frame and another that displaced a family.March 4, 2004 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - The Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team's inability to do the simple things down the stretch in yesterday's opening game against Wilbur-Creston at the State 'B' basketball tournament in Spokane cost the Knights.March 4, 2004 midnight read more..
Having a personal chef is not just for the rich or elite any more. It is a service that can help alleviate the stress of eating healthy while maintaining a busy lifestyle.March 3, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside resident Don Outhet just wants to be left alone and he wants the Sunnyside City Council to do something to meet his needs.March 2, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - As more and more students begin attending classes at the Grandview campus of Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC), the more the school is forced to look toward the future and possible expansion efforts.March 2, 2004 midnight read more..
Airbags are believed to have saved 21-year-old Carissa McNerney from serious injury this morning. McNerney, who was driving her 1994 Ford Aspire westbound in the 1300 block of Yakima Valley Highway, rear-ended Sandra Enriquez, 18, of Sunnyside, at about 8 a.m., according to Sunnyside Police Department Officer Kent Coffman.March 2, 2004 midnight read more..
Each weekend as the days get longer and the weather gets a little warmer, the urge to get outside and begin spring clean-up grows stronger.March 1, 2004 midnight read more..
A 1986 midnight blue Ford Mustang LX is the top item on the Sunnyside Christian Booster Club's 2004 list of raffle prizes, according to Chris Gardner, booster club presidentMarch 1, 2004 midnight read more..
Based on a recommendation from John Gores of Seattle-Northwest Securities Corporation, the Sunnyside School Board opted to fast-track plans to sell bonds to help finance the construction of a new school voters approved during an election at the beginning of February.March 1, 2004 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - The last time the Mabton High School boys basketball team made it to State was in 1996. Eight years later, Mabton will be returning to the State 'B' tournament, earning a berth at the show in a way only the Vikings could-playing their type of game.March 1, 2004 midnight read more..