May has been a good month for Rocky Gonzales' Sunnyside karate school. His students recently earned karate honors and trophies for martial arts style and form at regional tournaments held on opposite sides of the state.May 28, 2004 midnight read more..
A picture of fish in a ice chest. A clipping of a woman holding a bowl of peppers. Blackberries on the vine.May 28, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside community float, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be headed to the Moses Lakes community festival Saturday, May 29. The float will appear in the Moses Lake torch light parade beginning at 8:30 p.m., according to a float spokesperson.May 28, 2004 midnight read more..
Washington Elementary School Assistant Principal Diann Zavala presented the Sunnyside School Board with a report this week about implementing a pre-school program.May 28, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council moved forward this past Monday night with an annexation initiation request from Rene and Paula Lemos, but not without some conditions.May 27, 2004 midnight read more..
The professional wrestling industry has names like Randy "Macho Man" Savage, The Hurricane, Latino Heat Eddie Guerrero and The Undertaker. Now, the professional wrestling world can add the name Josh Childress to its list.May 27, 2004 midnight read more..
Sending career criminals to jail and keeping them there is part of a new law enforcement movement aimed at reducing gun violence across America.May 27, 2004 midnight read more..
"Steal gas, lose your license" is the message showing up on gasoline pumps around the Lower Valley. Area gas merchants faced with increasing numbers of drive-offs are installing security cameras, requiring pre-payment and yes, using the courts to punish the offenders.May 26, 2004 midnight read more..
WEST VALLEY - Yesterday's closing round at the WIAA Class 3A State golf tournament may not have been as spectacular as what Kevin Lick dreamt about the night before. Nonetheless, the Sunnyside High School junior finished up the postseason affair with a solid 77.May 26, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School Board took time out of its schedule at Tuesday night's monthly meeting to recognize some of its best and brightest staff members with the annual Golden Apple awards. This is the third year the district has handed out the awards recognizing staff members for their efforts in providing Sunnyside School District students with a place to have a prosperous education.May 26, 2004 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - The questions flew back and forth. The buzzer rang under the hot studio lights as the Sunnyside High School Grizzlies confidently set out to reclaim the coveted Apple Bowl trophy for the fourth time in Apple Bowl history this past Saturday.May 25, 2004 midnight read more..
Saturday morning, across Yakima County representatives from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, as well as the Sunnyside, Grandview, Granger and Yakima police departments took to the streets to show their support for the Special Olympics.May 24, 2004 midnight read more..
About a dozen parents were in attendance this past Friday morning at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School to share their concerns about the new discipline program, Make Your Day, implemented at the fifth/sixth grade school. The new program penalizes students for such things as walking on grass or laughing in class.May 24, 2004 midnight read more..
Consider the repetitive motion of lifting and dumping more than 1,200 50-pound cans of trash every day. A person can get into a pretty good rhythm, only to have it interrupted when several 60-plus cans show up on the daily garbage pick-up route.May 24, 2004 midnight read more..
It is not too bad of a season when a team's only losses are to a group that will place in the top four at State, Cheney; the Mid-Valley League champion Hanford Falcons; and a pair of losses to one of the most prestigious boys soccer programs in the western United States, West Valley.May 24, 2004 midnight read more..
Changing your cellular phone number no longer comes with the hassle of having to tell all of your friends, family and business associates your new phone number. That's because today (Monday) marks the first day that Lower Valley cellular customers will have a chance to take advantage of wireless number portability.May 24, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Enthusiasm for the future economic development of the Yakima County is at an all-time high, according to members of the Yakima County New Vision board.May 21, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The youngest class at Grandview High School is shouldering a lot of responsibility. Since March, the freshman class has been working to organize the first ever Grandview High School Follies.May 21, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School boys soccer coach Juan Pineda was bestowed with one of the highest coaching honors in the league. Pineda was named the Mid-Valley League Coach of the Year this season for his efforts in guiding the Grizzlies to the State tournament.May 21, 2004 midnight read more..
In an effort to prevent further cuts in revenues, the Yakima Valley Regional Library will host an informational meeting in Sunnyside tomorrow (Friday) at noon. The meeting, to be chaired by Monica Weyhe, executive director of the regional library system, will be held at the Sunnyside Masonic Hall.May 20, 2004 midnight read more..
Since February, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has been monitoring cholinesterase levels in farm workers throughout the state, working to ensure that workers are not being overexposed to different pesticides.May 19, 2004 midnight read more..
Mike and Jean Youngquist of Mount Vernon have been farming berries, cauliflower and cucumbers in the Skagit Valley for move than 35 years. Wednesday morning, Jean spoke to the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club about the possibility of selling berries as a local fund-raiser.May 19, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Although Monday night marked the regularly scheduled meeting of the Grandview City Council, the first official words of the meeting were uttered by Grandview Schools Superintendent John Mathis. Mathis, as well as other members of the Grandview School Board and Kevin Chase, who was recently hired to take Mathis' position when he retires this summer, were all on hand for a joint meeting of the city council and school board.May 18, 2004 midnight read more..
Monday night was truly a momentous occasion for the City of Sunnyside.May 18, 2004 midnight read more..
Taking old used vacuums and breathing new life into them is one thing that is done at Sunnyside's Active Vac and Bernina, but that isn't all that is being done at the local store. Cameron McMillan of Active Vac said the shop is refurbishing used machines with plans to donate them to Habitat for Humanity.May 18, 2004 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - Despite a full-fledged effort that put a scare into the Selah Vikings, the Sunnyside High School girls fastpitch softball team saw its season come to a close this past Saturday at the District tournament.May 17, 2004 midnight read more..
CHENEY - At the beginning of the season Sunnyside High School boys soccer coach Juan Pineda, who was recently named the 2004 Mid-Valley League coach of the year, said his Grizzlies planned on being one of the four best teams in the State.May 17, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Last week, Yakima businessman Al DeAtley, who opposes the decision to locate the new Yakima County Justice Center at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds, announced the findings of a public opinion poll conducted by Elway Research on his behalf.May 17, 2004 midnight read more..
From his kitchen window, Cliff Van Belle can see the fruits of several generations of farmers who have tilled the land on property that has been in his family more than 80 years.May 17, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Yakima County Sheriff's deputies are seeking a hit-and-run motorist. A 4-year-old girl was struck yesterday afternoon by an older model pick-up, but after the driver of the truck transported the youngster and her father to Sunnyside Community Hospital, he fled the medical facility without leaving his name.May 17, 2004 midnight read more..
Nine Sunnyside High School seniors have been disciplined following an incident involving alcohol that occurred on the high school football field a week ago. According to the Sunnyside Police Department, officers responded to a suspicious person call at 1:50 a.m. on May 7. A statement from the Sunnyside School District notes that the officers witnessed the students drinking on school property.May 14, 2004 midnight read more..
I've received my fair share of phone calls and e-mails this week. Numerous people are apparently up-in-arms about the teens who decided to "celebrate" their pending graduation from high school. Seems some of the seniors last week (nearly 10 of them) got liquored up or pot-eyed, or both, made a mess of the press box at the football field and got nabbed by our local police. Charges of DUI, malicious mischief, drug and alcohol possession, trespassing on school property and attempting to escape from police custody are pending.May 14, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Steve Martin, human resource manager for the Grandview Wal-Mart distribution center, was the guest speaker this week at the monthly Grandview Chamber of Commerce meeting.May 14, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside resident Fred Peterson came before the City Council this past Monday night to voice some concerns with this past weekend's Cinco de Mayo festivities.May 14, 2004 midnight read more..
In a day when American leaders of integrity are a rarity, the Boy Scouts of America youth organization is needed more than ever, said Seattle's Rob McKenna.May 13, 2004 midnight read more..
WEST VALLEY - The Grandview High School fastpitch softball team played one of the better teams in the league Tuesday, and lost both games of the doubleheader to West Valley.May 13, 2004 midnight read more..
Approximately 120 scrap radiators were reported stolen Tuesday afternoon from American Radiator Inc. in Sunnyside. According to the Sunnyside Police Department, the report of the stolen radiators was received just before 3 p.m. yesterday.May 12, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - While technically the Mabton City Council has no jurisdiction over Mabton Community Days and Miss Mabton Pageant activities, parents of the Miss Mabton candidates found themselves in front of the council last night (Tuesday) with a laundry list of complaints.May 12, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Lions Club needs your help to promote freedom's birthdayMay 12, 2004 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - Yikes! The Sunnyside High School girls fastpitch softball team learned the hard way why Hanford is unbeaten in Mid-Valley League play this season.May 12, 2004 midnight read more..
Four boys, including three 16-year-olds and one 14-year-old, were arrested late last Thursday after a fight broke out at Sunnyside's Central Park.May 12, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - When the Lyle Cougars breezed into town this past Saturday, Mabton High School's baseball team knew it had to win both games of the doubleheader to advance to the postseason. With the season on the line the Vikings battled tooth-and-nail, only to come up a run short in the opening game.May 11, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - There will be a changing of the guard in the Grandview School District.May 10, 2004 midnight read more..
Raising three children, managing a small farm and working long hours at the local hospital would sap the strength of a lesser woman. But not Ruth Barry of Sunnyside.May 10, 2004 midnight read more..
SELAH - For some clubs, closing out conference play against the league's No. 1 and 2 teams might not be considered a springboard heading into the District playoffs. But for the Sunnyside High School girls fastpitch softball team, the Lady Grizzlies relish the competition.May 10, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's South Sixth Street was lined from Franklin to Decatur avenues for Sunnyside's biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration this past weekend.May 10, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Lady Greyhounds fastpitch softball team got off to a rough start Thursday afternoon against the visiting Ellensburg Bulldogs, starting the first game of the doubleheader with a first inning that included allowing six runs to cross the plate.May 7, 2004 midnight read more..
WALLA WALLA - Scott Johnson, head pro at Richland's Horn Rapids Golf Course, claimed a three-way share of the title at this past Monday's Central Washington PGA pro-am series event to virtually move into a tie for the series points lead with Sunnyside's Jeff Bender.May 6, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School students expect to be singled out for honors based on their academics or performance on the athletic field. But few are ever honored for simply being great volunteers. Sunnyside High School Assistant Principal Jan Schuette has decided that oversight must change.May 6, 2004 midnight read more..
"You don't play Peter, Paul and Mary with an electric guitar," said Sunnyside High School band teacher Jim Sleater, explaining that just like acoustic guitars are used to create a unique American folk music sound, a mixture of trumpets, violins and nylon stringed guitars create a sound unique to mariachi music.May 6, 2004 midnight read more..
WEST VALLEY - Richland's Molly Lindbloom paced a select group of golfers representing six high schools at a special competition staged at Apple Tree Golf Course yesterday afternoon. Lindbloom carded a one-over 73 to claim medalist honors.May 5, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Last Wednesday when Gloria Cantu and her husband were doing some routine yard work they discovered something was terribly wrong.May 5, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Port District engineers are in the preliminary stages of finding new ways to handle the disposal of lagoon sludge incurred during the treatment of industrial wastewater from its Midvale Road treatment facility.May 5, 2004 midnight read more..
The City of Sunnyside currently has no ordinance on its books prohibiting people from performing vehicle repairs on public right-of-ways. That is about to change.May 4, 2004 midnight read more..
At Monday's meeting, the Sunnyside City Council unanimously approved the Daily Sun News to serve as the official newspaper for the City of Sunnyside for 2004. This means the Daily Sun News will publish all legal notices for the city.May 4, 2004 midnight read more..
This past January, 15 people from around the Valley and as far away as Yakima and the Tri-Cities started making bi-weekly trips to Sunnyside to learn the ins and outs of law enforcement from Sunnyside and Grandview police officers, Washington State Patrol troopers and a prosecuting attorney.May 4, 2004 midnight read more..
For the past several weeks Hillcrest Manor has been offering a new service to both its residents and people referred to the facility by the local hospital. Hillcrest Manor recently created a transitional care unit, which serves as a rehabilitation area for patients who need to gain strength to do everyday activities, including getting out of a wheelchair on their own.May 3, 2004 midnight read more..
The Grandview High School baseball team came to Sunnyside this past Saturday with a little pep in its step. But the Greyhounds couldn't overcome the powerful bats of the Grizzlies, as Sunnyside came away with a doubleheader sweep.May 3, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - 4-year-old "Lil Gibby" Orosco has a rough road ahead of him. The youngster has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer.May 3, 2004 midnight read more..