Last night, the Grandview High School Lady Greyhounds took their first steps onto the basketball court this season. The tentative steps ultimately led to two jamboree victories for the Lady 'Hounds.November 30, 2004 midnight read more..
Considering the Class 'B' Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights faced both a 2A and 3A opponent last night, their season opening debut wasn't all that shabby.November 30, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Two Mabton fifth graders excelled scholastically at Artz-Fox Elementary School the first quarter of the 2004-05 academic year.November 30, 2004 midnight read more..
Tony Cardenas, the Lower Valley co-coordinator for Angel Tree, a program that provides Christmas gifts for children whose parents are in prison, is seeking people who would like to sponsor a child this Christmas.November 30, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The City of Grandview may be facing a budget crunch in 2005, but it won't mean any stiff increases in water and sewer rates for local utility users.November 30, 2004 midnight read more..
The University of Washington wants to help Lower Valley towns revitalize their communities.November 30, 2004 midnight read more..
As the holidays grow closer there is an inevitable time crunch when it comes to making time for work, family, Christmas shopping and decorating. There is little time to sit down and plan meals, let alone make them.November 29, 2004 midnight read more..
A family portrait night is being planned for Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School.November 29, 2004 midnight read more..
Pounds and pounds of food packed in cardboard boxes was delivered by ambulance to five Sunnyside families Wednesday afternoon.November 26, 2004 midnight read more..
Imagine going into the unknown, not knowing what lurks behind any corner, crack or crevice. Imagine putting your life in the hands of others and being responsible for their lives, as well. For some of us, a scenario like that might never happen. But for Will Gannon it was an everyday occurrence during the year he spent in the Army in Iraq.November 26, 2004 midnight read more..
When emergencies happen in the school setting, John Hughes' adrenaline kicks in. Whether the incident is a missing child, a suspected building invasion or a chemical disaster, Hughes wants the Sunnyside school staff to be prepared to handle the emergency.November 24, 2004 midnight read more..
Bright lights, glitzy outfits and the fastpaced setting of sports is now the life of two young Sunnyside women.November 24, 2004 midnight read more..
Thanksgiving day holds special memories for Lloyd and Esther Freeburg of Sunnyside.November 24, 2004 midnight read more..
The rebuilding process is nearly complete. The Sunnyside Housing Authority has spent the past three months recovering from a fire that razed a duplex in the organization's Reeves Way complex.November 24, 2004 midnight read more..
No one can accuse Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell of being long-winded. Not after last night's response to Mayor Ed Prilucik's request for a brief explanation on a proposal to initiate a new ambulance utility fee.November 23, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside City Councilman Don Vlieger says you can call it a discount or a subsidy, but either way many mobile home park residents are getting a huge break when it comes to their water, sewer and garbage bills.November 23, 2004 midnight read more..
A resolution that was unanimously adopted by the City Council last night gives Sunnyside the option of financing the purchase of the Monson feedlot with reimbursement bonds.November 23, 2004 midnight read more..
Failing to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Hwy. 241 and Factory Road has been determined to have been the cause for the motor vehicle accident that slowed traffic from all directions for over an hour Monday afternoon.November 23, 2004 midnight read more..
With a 3-1 vote last Wednesday night, the Sunnyside Board of Adjustment approved a 20x8 billboard to be constructed on South First Street. The group also decided, unanimously, to wait until December to decide on a variance request for a garage on Decatur Avenue.November 22, 2004 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - Rep. Bruce Chandler (R-Granger) was elected late last week to the position of Republican Leader in the state House of Representatives. The Granger lawmaker was the unanimous selection by his colleagues during a half-day caucus meeting in Tacoma.November 22, 2004 midnight read more..
HELENA, MONTANA - Carly Syverson has come a long way from her days as a member of the Sunnyside High School girls basketball team.November 22, 2004 midnight read more..
In order to encourage the perfect pairing of Yakima Valley wines with carefully selected culinary treats, the Wine Yakima Valley Association members are again throwing open their winery doors for their annual Thanksgiving in Wine Country celebration, Nov. 26-28.November 19, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Thursday night, 22 Grandview residents and business people were honored for the hard work and dedication they put into the local community. They came away from last night's Grandview Community Awards Banquet with engraved plaques commemorating their contributions and the realization that what they do for the community is important.November 19, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Following a pre-trial hearing Wednesday, a 14-year-old Sunnyside teen faces a trial and additional charges in connection with a late October shooting that left 11-year-old Nora Gonzalez dead.November 18, 2004 midnight read more..
A decade of hard work and dedication came to a close last night (Tuesday), as members of the Lower Yakima Valley Rural Enterprise Community (REC) gathered for their final report to the community.November 17, 2004 midnight read more..
Changing lives and saving smiles remains the ultimate goal of Rotaplast International, an organization which funds travels to third world countries to offer surgical repairs to the faces of children disfigured by birth defects, such as cleft palate.November 17, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The 2004-05 prep winter sports season officially got underway yesterday for Sunnyside athletes. The venue for the season debut, though, wasn't on a basketball court or even on a wrestling mat. Rather, Sunnyside High School's winter season kicked off at Minda Lanes in Yakima.November 17, 2004 midnight read more..
Prior to Tuesday night's Sunnyside City Council budget study session, life at the Sunnyside Police Department looked pretty grim for 2005.November 17, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Although voters just recently passed Proposition #1, which implements an additional 3/10's of a penny sales tax increase in Yakima County to help support the area's criminal justice system, voters are already looking for results.November 16, 2004 midnight read more..
PROSSER - In the shadow of yellow, monster dump trucks and earth movers, dignitaries representing federal, state, local and tribal agencies witnessed an historical ribbon cutting ceremony on the windy slopes above Prosser yesterday morning.November 16, 2004 midnight read more..
One of the discussion items before the Sunnyside City Council Monday night at its budget study session was the 2005 judicial budget for the municipal court system.November 16, 2004 midnight read more..
One of the most influential voices in Yakima County for the rights of Latinos/Hispanics has been appointed chair of a newly formed national organization.November 15, 2004 midnight read more..
The trio of Tom Diener, Mike Stegeman and Frank Durado won the Black Rock Creek Golf Course "Turkey Shoot" this past Sunday.November 15, 2004 midnight read more..
It was impossible to miss the activities taking place at Centennial Square Friday and Saturday, as Sunnyside High School Key Club members withstood freezing temperatures to collect food and clothing donations for local food banks.November 15, 2004 midnight read more..
Things are going to remain pretty much status quo for City of Sunnyside Information Technology Manager Troy Huff in 2005.November 12, 2004 midnight read more..
The Miss Sunnyside Court wants to help area clubs and organizations have hassle free holiday dinners and parties. The court, led by Miss Sunnyside Andrea Phillips, are hiring themselves out as hostesses, waitresses or clean-up crews for interested groups.November 12, 2004 midnight read more..
When Grandview High School graduate Nick Ortiz first signed up for the National Guard, the Washington State University freshman thought it would be a good way to help pay for college. Little did he know that several years down the road he would be called up for active duty and sent to Iraq.November 12, 2004 midnight read more..
In just three weeks, holiday- decorated farm equipment will rumble onto the streets of Sunnyside for the 16th annual Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade. To make the holiday event more fun, a variety of activities have been added to the weekend, ranging from a museum open house to a breakfast with Santa.November 12, 2004 midnight read more..
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All three captains from the Sunnyside Fire Department-Ryan Case, Paul Filicetti and Gene Smith-were on hand at Wednesday's Sunnyside City Council budget study session to voice their concerns about the 2005 budget.November 12, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council Monday night approved a request to purchase a new police car from a firm in Texas.November 11, 2004 midnight read more..
After nearly two hours of public testimony surrounding an annexation and land use request from Sunnyside property owners Brandon Burns and Harry and Laura Burns, the Sunnyside Planning Commission voted this past Wednesday night to approve the Burns' annexation into the city limits.November 11, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - One or two car garage, two-story or rambler, courtyards, three or four bedrooms, so many choices. The sky's the limit when it comes to designing a dream house.November 11, 2004 midnight read more..
Today, Americans are saluting the sacrifices of military veterans who have served and are now serving their nation, in Veteran's Day ceremonies in every town and city in the country. But yesterday (Wednesday), about 100 Harrison Middle School students took time from their classroom work to pay tribute to area veterans.November 11, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Director Tom Byers made what will almost certainly be his last budget presentation to the Sunnyside City Council during its study session on Wednesday night.November 11, 2004 midnight read more..
13-year old Nicanor Garza of Sunnyside is learning to paint one lesson at a time.November 10, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANGER - Toughened by memories of violence, military veterans living in the Granger community were visibly moved by the sound of more than 300 youngsters reciting the "Pledge of Allegiance" during a school assembly held yesterday (Tuesday) at Roosevelt Elementary School.November 10, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council has said all along that it can't hurt to at least hear presentations from different companies about privatizing the city's public works department in order to save taxpayers money.November 10, 2004 midnight read more..
The Lower Yakima Valley Rural Enterprise Community (REC) is planning to to bid on ey prepare for their final report to the community and sunset meeting to be held next week.November 10, 2004 midnight read more..
1980 Sunnyside High School graduate Scott Galbraith has had a long-time dream of owning his own golf course. The PGA head pro at Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club for the past 14 years is now one step closer to fulfilling that dream.November 9, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council is going to have some tough decisions to make as it gets ready to hash out the 2005 budget. Monday night, Council members listened and asked questions about the proposed current expense fund budget, which includes the municipal court, planning and economic development budgets.November 9, 2004 midnight read more..
EPHRATA - The Grandview Lady Greyhounds continued their winning ways over the weekend, earning the number one seed at the State Championship tournament.November 8, 2004 midnight read more..
PASCO - A week after running a less than spectacular District meet race, Grandview cross country runner Cordero Cisneros had the crowd this past Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course thinking for a while he might just come away with the State 2A title.November 8, 2004 midnight read more..
PASCO - Many considered Grandview High School cross country runner Brittnee Sanchez a favorite for the 2A State title after she easily won the District crown last week in Selah. But what many didn't suspect was that Sanchez would completely annihilate the field at the 2A State cross country meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco this past Saturday.November 8, 2004 midnight read more..
One thing can be gathered from Thursday night's joint meeting between the Sunnyside City Council and the Sunnyside School Board-communication has been lacking between the two entities.November 5, 2004 midnight read more..
Dorothy Bristow is the first to admit she keeps toys in her office. Bristow, who was the featured speaker at the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club meeting Thursday morning, said those who walk into her office will see a shelf of toys, which is what she uses to combat stress and enjoy life, even while at work.November 5, 2004 midnight read more..
When the audience sits down to enjoy the Sunnyside High School performance of Romeo and Juliet, they should be prepared to see some modern-day touches. This year when the local drama students take to the stage they may be speaking Shakespearean language, but there will be no denying that the play is set in modern times.November 5, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School volleyball team didn't let a little thing like playing in the first game of Districts shake their confidence Thursday night. Instead, the Lady Greyhounds pushed forward with their season-long winning streak, sending the Cascade Kodiaks home without a game win.November 5, 2004 midnight read more..
During Thursday night's joint meeting of the Sunnyside School Board and the Sunnyside City Council, Mayor Pro-tem Mike Farmer offered a suggestion concerning the local library.November 5, 2004 midnight read more..
It was supposed to be a five-year contract, but the Washington State Migrant Council's (WSMC) management of the Sunnyside Community Center didn't even make it a year.November 4, 2004 midnight read more..
The American flag is flown proudly at the home of long-time Sunnyside resident Ramon Bermudez of Reeves Way, 365 days a year.November 3, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Five rifles and more than 600 rounds of ammunition were stolen by whom police believe to be three Mabton teens this past weekend. So far, two of the rifles have been recovered, according to Mabton Police Chief Raul Almeida.November 3, 2004 midnight read more..
Election day isn't just a day when the next president of the United States is decided. It is also a day when voters get a chance to voice their opinion on the fate of various ballot measures.November 3, 2004 midnight read more..
Yesterday wasn't an ordinary Monday for Congressman George Nethercutt.November 2, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside foursome of Bob Hall, David Stokes, Bud Schatz and Eddie Joe Risk claimed top honors in the first ever "Great Pumkin Shootout," staged at Black Rock Creek Golf Course this past Sunday.November 2, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Facing a budget shortfall of $190,000, Monday night Grandview City Council members rolled up their sleeves and got to work on the 2005 budget.November 2, 2004 midnight read more..
The City of Sunnyside is facing nearly a $400,000 deficit with its 2005 current expense fund. As a result, Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell is making some proposals that could mean some major changes in the make-up of city operations.November 2, 2004 midnight read more..
For the next few days the flags at city buildings will be at half mast in memory of Sunnyside Police Sgt. Steve Evans. Evans, 50, died this past Saturday while hunting elk above Ellensburg. The request to lowered the flags came from Sunnyside Mayor Ed Prilucik.November 1, 2004 midnight read more..
For the past year, Sunnyside pastor Lloyd Wicker has been providing his services to the Sunnyside Fire Department, counseling both those who have been struck by disaster and those who work in the department.November 1, 2004 midnight read more..