ZILLAH - Former Exxon nuclear engineer Catherine Exarhos will be performing the works of Bach, Haydn, Debussy and Chopin Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at Zillah Faith Community Church.October 29, 2004 midnight read more..
I will admit Halloween is probably not my favorite holiday. I don't really enjoy the idea of dressing up in costume any more.October 29, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The sounds of traditional Mexican music will fill the halls of the Capitol Theatre next weekend, as the Masters of Mexican Music bring the sounds of mariachi, marimba and tejano music to the stage.October 29, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School Board got its first look at the price tag for infrastructure improvements associated with the construction of a new school on Washout Road.October 29, 2004 midnight read more..
SELAH - The Sunnyside High School girls soccer team's season is over after losing 5-0 to Selah in a loser out District match-up Thursday night.October 29, 2004 midnight read more..
State legislators Sen. Jim Honeyford and Representatives Dan Newhouse and Bruce Chandler spoke to the Sunnyside Republican Club Friday morning regarding the initiatives and referendums on the ballot this year.October 29, 2004 midnight read more..
Ivan Rivera, who was wanted by Sunnyside police detectives for his alleged involvement in the armed robbery at the Minute Mart near the corner of 13th Street and Decatur Avenue, was arrested last night in Burien, according to Sunnyside Det. Jim Orth.October 28, 2004 midnight read more..
It's a case of majority rules in the Sunnyside neighborhood bordering Saul Road and South Hill Road.October 28, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - In an effort to gain space for extra classrooms, the Mabton School Board approved the purchase of a portable unit during this past Monday's board meeting.October 28, 2004 midnight read more..
MOSES LAKE - Imagine the surprise and the looks on the faces of the powerful Moses Lake Christian boys soccer team yesterday afternoon when they found themselves in a 1-0 hole just five minutes into the game against lowly Sunnyside Christian.October 27, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Mabton City boundaries will soon be a little larger and its treasury will be a little fuller following action taken by the Mabton City Council Tuesday night. The Council voted to accept two annexation requests during Tuesday night's public hearing.October 27, 2004 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - Getting three touchdowns apiece from Joseph Villanueva and Adrian Cantu, the Sunnyside High School freshman football team rolled to a 53-0 victory over Ellensburg's freshmen Monday afternoon.October 26, 2004 midnight read more..
Told that last night's Sunnyside City Council meeting was not the correct public forum to present a slide show on a housing development planned for this community, several members of the Catholic Diocese quietly packed up their projector and went home.October 26, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Brightening Christmas morning for clients of the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is the goal of Mountainview Women's Health Center, Mt. Adams Medical Clinic and Prosser Medical Center. The four health care clinics are made up of dedicated employees who work on a daily basis with some of the poorest families in the community.October 26, 2004 midnight read more..
OTHELLO - The Grandview Lady Greyhounds were bounced out of postseason play Monday night. The Grandview team lost a must-win game against Othello, that left Othello with the berth to Districts and the 'Hounds with an end to their season.October 26, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - Not everyone who takes to the football field during a game is wearing a football jersey and shoulder pads. The Mabton Junior/Senior High School drill team is at every home football game during the season, marching out on the field to entertain the crowd with their halftime performances.October 26, 2004 midnight read more..
When Joe Tovar of TJ's Refrigeration first opened his doors for business he was a one-man operation based out of his home. In the past decade, Tovar has grown his business to include six employees and a list of clients that includes both commercial and residential accounts.October 26, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Last Friday's 3-2 loss to the Riverside Christian Crusaders mathematically eliminated the Sunnyside Christian High School boys soccer team from the Greater Columbia 'B' League playoff race.October 25, 2004 midnight read more..
Adults interested in taking English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are invited to take part in the ESL classes currently being offered at the 21st Century Learning Centers throughout the Sunnyside School District.October 25, 2004 midnight read more..
SELAH - Senior Brenden Scott and sophomore Ariel Garza led the Sunnyside High School cross country team at this past Saturday's Mid-Valley League District meet, hosted by the Selah Vikings.October 25, 2004 midnight read more..
Standing not much taller than some of the middle school children waiting for her "go-ahead" to cross the busy South 16th Street, Carolyn Shifflett of Sunnyside commands attention as she steps out into the street with her school crossing flag.October 25, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Port Commissioner Jeff Matson was recently appointed to a group that has a lot of economic pull within the state.October 22, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - If the Grandview Parks and Recreation Service Area Board has its way, voters will take to the polls May 17, 2005 to decide the fate of the proposed family aquatic center set to be built at Euclid Park.October 22, 2004 midnight read more..
When Bob Harwood has a fish story to tell, he brings along proof of his catch. A passionate fisherman prone to exploring dark backwater fishing holes, Harwood is also an artist.October 22, 2004 midnight read more..
MOXEE - The Lady Greyhounds are on their way to their third consecutive undefeated season. Thursday night, the Grandview team played tough against East Valley, walking away with a 3-0 victory.October 22, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview came out of the gate on fire Thursday night, scoring the first of two goals against Toppenish in the first few seconds of the game. The goal would ultimately help the Lady 'Hounds defeat the Wildcats, and get them one step closer to postseason play.October 22, 2004 midnight read more..
Robert Simms, the first performer in the 2004-05 Lower Valley Community Concert Series, will be singing African American spirituals, as well as Broadway show stoppers on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Sunnyside High School auditorium.October 22, 2004 midnight read more..
OGDEN, UTAH - Granger couple Willem and Teresa Bron just returned from a three-day trip to Ogden, Utah, where dressed as Vikings, they took first place in the Costume Cavalcade and Musical freestyles competition held at Friesian Extravaganza 2004.October 21, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANGER - Getting established as a beautician or barber is something that can be difficult to accomplish. For Granger barber Gail Johnson, the owner of Stanton Family Barber Shop, the process involved moving her chair into the local liquor store.October 21, 2004 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Dr. Rory Meyer of the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), was the featured speaker at the Washington State University Research Center in Prosser Thursday afternoon.October 21, 2004 midnight read more..
Knowing how to keep your home safe from burglary is the first step to reducing the problem in the community, according to Sunnyside Police Department Officer Scott Bailey.October 21, 2004 midnight read more..
PROSSER - The road of life does not always make for easy traveling. There are often unexpected detours and rough roads. Monday afternoon, Elaine Andvik, a retired registered nurse and grandmother of 10 from Stanwood, talked to members of the Lower Valley Christian Women's Club about her experiences traveling down the road of life.October 21, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - The Mabton volleyball team was on fire Tuesday night. The girls lit up LaSalle, leaving the team with three straight game losses for the night.October 20, 2004 midnight read more..
The scores might not reflect the skills which with the Sunnyside Christian High School girls varsity volleyball team displayed Tuesday night against Riverside Christian High School. But a look at the number of the Lady Knights' digs and kills reveals a hard fought match against the powerhouse Lady Crusaders (10-0, 14-0).October 20, 2004 midnight read more..
Three-tenth's of a penny may not sound like much, but Yakima County Sheriff Ken Irwin believes it will be enough to help give the county's criminal justice system a much needed shot in the arm.October 20, 2004 midnight read more..
The top two health officials in Washington, Mary Selecky, secretary of health, and Dr. Maxine Hayes, state health officer, held a telephone conference with reporters across the state Tuesday afternoon to discuss the flu vaccination situation.October 20, 2004 midnight read more..
Administrators and school board members from school districts in the 15th Legislative District addressed concerns they have when it comes to the future of education in the state of Washington, Monday night at the Lower Valley School Board/Legislative Dinner.October 19, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - An anti-drinking and driving campaign to make sure the media message is getting to the right population will be launched this weekend in the Lower Valley.October 19, 2004 midnight read more..
As one of the newest members of the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club, Rob Crum is learning his way around the group of Sunnyside business owners and community professionals. Monday, the club members had an opportunity to learn a bit more about the third generation Eastern Oregonian, who is now the manager of the Sunnyside branch of the Farm Credit Service.October 19, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Monday night, Grandview City Council got its first look at the 2005 budget. Although it's only October, council members are getting ready to pull up their sleeves and get to work on ensuring that the budget is drafted in a way that looks beyond next year, helping to ensure that the city continues to be in fair financial shape in the future.October 19, 2004 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - The cool fall weather is prompting many residents to buy firewood for the approaching winter. The state's Department of Agriculture is advising consumers to take steps to make sure a bad deal doesn't leave their wood piles and wallets short.October 19, 2004 midnight read more..
An advertisement in a job search newsletter led Rachel Mattern of Billings, Mont. to the Lower Valley, and an opportunity to begin practicing medicine in a rural setting.October 19, 2004 midnight read more..
15th District legislators Jim Honeyford, Bruce Chandler and Dan Newhouse are scheduled to address the November ballot issues at a meeting sponsored by the Sunnyside Republican Club.October 19, 2004 midnight read more..
A group of local fifth graders can now claim ownership in one of Sunnyside's most recognizable pieces of history. Students in Erica Barrom's class spent most of Friday afternoon rechinking Ben Snipes cabin at the corner of Grant Avenue and South Fourth Street.October 18, 2004 midnight read more..
The canal water safety committee is looking for an illustrator for a color book it is creating. The color book will be used to educate the youth of Sunnyside about the importance of irrigation canals but also the hidden dangers, according to Lisa Fairbairn, a committee spokesperson.October 18, 2004 midnight read more..
A swinging party in New York City is the scene in the opening number of the Over the Hill Senior Theatricals production of "Mame," which opened to theater-goers this past weekend. Mame, (center), played by Betty Minnich, is surrounded by party goers (L-R) Karen Santos, Louise Rohmann, Sheila Hazzard and Dave Wells. The story is about an eccentric woman who becomes mother to her nephew. The Over the Hill group will give two performances this coming weekend, Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.October 18, 2004 midnight read more..
This is the season of debates and decisions in the political world. We have watched with some concern and much frustration at the spin thrust at us by the major networks. We are wading our way through the hype to arrive at a choice that is the best one for our country.October 15, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Former Sunnyside City Councilman Chad Werkhoven served as moderator for a political forum Thursday night in Grandview, which featured candidates running for Yakima County commissioner positions.October 15, 2004 midnight read more..
PATTERSON, CALIF. - Black Rock Creek Golf Course head pro Jeff Bender has his work cut out for him at today's Western PGA Club Professional Championship.October 15, 2004 midnight read more..
I have been very pleased to see the overwhelming level of support for President Bush in our community during this election season. Thankfully, most of us realize the need for Bush's leadership, resolve and clarity during this critical time in our history.October 15, 2004 midnight read more..
Long-time Sunnyside resident and former Sunnyside Mayor Don Hughes is recovering nicely following heart surgery a week ago, according to a family member.October 15, 2004 midnight read more..
Public speaking isn't something that necessarily means standing up in front of a large group of people and giving a formal speech. Instead, it can mean simply going door-to-door and talking to each of your neighbors or sitting down and talking to someone about a particular subject. Either way, there is a group in Sunnyside that is working to ensure that its members are confident no matter what the speaking situation might be.October 15, 2004 midnight read more..
If the Sunnyside High School girls volleyball team ever figures out that it needs to play as strongly at the end of a contest as it does at the beginning of each game, the Lady Grizzlies are going to be a force with which to be reckoned.October 15, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - It hardly seems possible that it's been a year since Silver Dollar Inn Manager Linda Chester was frantically planning for "Holla at the Dolla," a Halloween event planned for teens at the local watering hole turned family restaurant.October 15, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Laughter rang through the Grandview Church of the Nazarene hall last night as Christian comedian Mike Williams entertained, inspired and challenged those attending the fund-raising dinner for the Lower Valley Pregnancy Center.October 15, 2004 midnight read more..
Fans of the hit television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," will soon have a chance to nominate someone they feel deserves a home makeover of their own.October 14, 2004 midnight read more..
PATTERSON, CALIF. - Jeff Bender, the club pro at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, begins his quest today on attempting to capture the title of the Western PGA Club Professional Championship.October 14, 2004 midnight read more..
MOSES LAKE - Their first meeting of the season proved to be an embarrassment for the Sunnyside Christian High School boys soccer team.October 13, 2004 midnight read more..
This past Monday morning a loud crash startled long-time Sunnyside resident Della Vasquez, leading her to the discovery of a mysterious rock resting on the roof of her South Hill Road home. Vasquez, who had never seen the rock on her roof before, thought it may have caused the large noise.October 13, 2004 midnight read more..
The Port of Sunnyside is seeking $169,843 in damages from Sunnyside contractor Timothy Bardell for what it maintains is a breach of contract and for improper work done on the Port's Horizon building project, located on East Edison Avenue.October 13, 2004 midnight read more..
Public speaking, a death in the family, a job change and divorce are all situations that can bring stress into a person's life. Stress is something that can lead to a number of health problems, including high blood pressure and extra wear and tear on the body.October 13, 2004 midnight read more..
During her principal internship last year, Lori Froese determined that her calling maybe wasn't heading a school, but rather crunching the numbers and looking for patterns in student test scores to see where there are gaps in the curriculum.October 12, 2004 midnight read more..
A 28-year-old Sunnyside man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend with a knife, according to Sunnyside Police Department Capt. Phil Schenck.October 11, 2004 midnight read more..
The Monson family may be moving its cattle feedlot operation out of the Sunnyside area, but that doesn't mean the Monsons won't be conducting business here.October 8, 2004 midnight read more..
TOPPENISH - Gathering input from Washington farmers and agencies working with local farmers, USDA Deputy Secretary Jim Moseley listened and tried to answer questions at a specially called meeting held in Toppenish yesterday.October 8, 2004 midnight read more..
October may signify a time of ghosts, goblins and bright orange pumpkins for some people, but for those involved in 4-H, October marks the beginning of a new year. This week marks National 4-H Week, a time when clubs throughout the Valley are busy signing up new members and getting ready to start another year of competition and camaraderie.October 8, 2004 midnight read more..
The parents of Joshua Hui, a 6-year-old first grader who wandered off from a Sunnyside classroom just over three years ago and was found dead in a nearby irrigation canal, have been awarded $1.85 million each in a court settlement that was reached this morning (Thursday).October 7, 2004 midnight read more..
The volcano alert level at Mount St. Helen's was lowered yesterday (Wednesday), from level three, which indicates that an eruption is imminent, to level two. A level two alert indicates that although volcanic activity is still probable, it is not expected to threaten life or property.October 7, 2004 midnight read more..
It appeared that the Sunnyside Christian High School boys soccer team had its first Greater Columbia 'B' League victory of the season all wrapped up yesterday.October 6, 2004 midnight read more..
TOPPENISH - Everything came together for the Grandview soccer team last night (Tuesday), which celebrated its second win of the season. The Lady 'Hounds were able to swoop in and put the game against Toppenish away within the first 10 minutes.October 6, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce is in the middle of what some people might call a regrouping period. Wednesday morning, Tourism and Promotions Director for the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Kathy Corliss explained to Rotary Club members that the chamber is currently working to redefine its goals, looking specifically at what the group hopes to accomplish in the next five to 10 years.October 6, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - In what will be the largest land addition to the city of Mabton in its 100-year history, no one last night except state agencies appeared to be interested in its impact on the tiny little community.October 6, 2004 midnight read more..
The Yakima County Fire Marshall's office is investigating the cause of a structure fire that completely destroyed a home at 800 Bishop Road, just south of Sunnyside, and its contents, Tuesday afternoon.October 6, 2004 midnight read more..
SEATTLE - The Sunnyside High School girls swimming team participated in the ninth annual Mukilteo Invitational held at the King County Aquatic Center this past weekend. Five hundred and fifty swimmers from around the state gathered to test their skills in the meet.October 5, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Believing there is a link between depression and post abortion trauma, the Lower Valley Pregnancy Center is preparing to launch its fall series of post abortion counseling and education (PACE) classes.October 5, 2004 midnight read more..
The clock is ticking for those citizens who have not yet registered to vote in November's general election.October 5, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - What started out the night as a fairly restrictive motorized scooter ordinance that would have banned anyone without a driver's license from driving the vehicles and would have prohibited the scooters from being driven on downtown streets, may end up making Grandview one of the more scooter friendly towns in the Valley.October 5, 2004 midnight read more..
In 2004, Washington state will record 4,040 new cases of breast cancer and more than 750 female breast cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.October 5, 2004 midnight read more..
ROYAL CITY - A long, grueling sloped hill in Royal City proved awfully tough for the Bickleton boys cross country team Thursday afternoon. Only Bickleton Pirate Cody Loomis finished in the top 20 runners. Loomis, a freshman, completed the 2.9 mile-long course in a time of 20:19.October 1, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - One and a half minutes into the first five minute overtime period Grandview's Akane Tomizawa scored the first and only goal in the rival match between the Greyhounds and the Sunnyside Grizzlies, giving the Grandview team its first victory of the season.October 1, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - The city of Mabton is in the process of annexing what city administrator Ildia Jackson anticipates will be the largest acreage in the town's history.October 1, 2004 midnight read more..