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Friday, April 29



Michels medalist at CWAC match

YAKIMA - Andrew Michels carded the low round on the day, an 8-over 80 to win medalist honors, in leading the Grandview High School boys golf team to a second place tie at a five-school CWAC match at the Yakima Country Club Thursday.

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Task force recommends not opening county new jail

YAKIMA - Yakima County commissioners have a $28 million white elephant sitting on their chests as a task force reviewed the new county justice center and recommended the facility slated to have the first phase completed next month not be opened.

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Volunteer advocates invited to May 4 potluck

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Sunshine Days Committee needs help

The Sunnyside Sunshine Days Committee is progressing with its plan to host a three-day party for the community in September, said Pat Kezele, committee chairman.

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Grandview boys defeat Othello

OTHELLO - It was the Grandview High School jumpers that made an impression on the Othello Huskies at Thursday's track meet. Although all of the results are not yet in, Grandview Coach Jared Lind said he knew the Greyhound boys team won by a score of 100-42.

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Thursday, April 28

 

Newhouse 'cabulance' bill signed into law

OLYMPIA - An idea brought to Rep. Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside by Zillah resident Brad Bergener, to give patients confined to a stretcher a low cost option for travel to and from medical facilities, became state law this past Tuesday.

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Kiwanians learn safe ways to handle food

The state's requirements for food handling were discussed Thursday morning as Sunnyside Kiwanis Club members prepared to take the food handlers test offered by the Yakima Health District.

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Wednesday, April 27

   

Stabbing suspect found

GRANGER - A third man has been charged in connection with a stabbing that took place recently at a residence in Granger.

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Rohde posts low score for Lady Greyhounds

QUINCY - Senior Allyson Rohde, struggling the past few weeks, broke out of a minor slump by carding the low Grandview girls golf team score at a CWAC match, hosted by the Quincy Jackrabbits yesterday afternoon.

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Liberty Christian walks to victory

KENNEWICK - The Sunnyside Christian High School baseball team keeps remaining competitive, but the Knights still find a way to dig themselves into a hole.

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S'side Burger Ranch hosts business after-hours social

With items on its menu like fresh peach milkshakes, French fried asparagus and the ever- popular Burger Ranch burger, Dean and Wanda Stokes of Sunnyside have managed to maintain a niche in the local fast food scene for more than 30 years.

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Lady Vikings demolish Klickitat

KLICKITAT - What a performance from the Mabton High School fastpitch team yesterday! The Lady Vikings were unrelenting in their twin bill sweep of Klickitat.

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Mabton Vikes second at Riverview

FINLEY - Warm weather benefitted the Mabton High School track and field team at the Riverview High School Invitational held Tuesday afternoon. The team placed second at the four-school meet.

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Tuesday, April 26



Chiropractor reprimanded by state

After a two-year investigation by state officials, Dr. William "Duane" Harrington, a Sunnyside chiropractor, has been reprimanded by the Washington State Department of Health Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission. He has been fined $40,000, half of which has been suspended, based upon Harrington's compliance with the terms of an agreed order signed by Harrington.

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Grandview business gives yards a professional look

GRANDVIEW - Finding himself out of a job last year, Dan Atha was looking for something to do when he discovered a business opportunity which is helping him to beautify neighborhoods, one yard at a time, all over the Lower Valley.

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Grizzly JV squeaks by Knights

Saturday's torrential downpour put a stop to the cross town doubleheader between the Sunnyside Christian High School varsity baseball team and the visiting Sunnyside High School junior varsity squad.

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Catalina's welcomes not so new face

Ashley Benjert liked getting her hair and nails done so much at Catalina's Hair Salon when she was a young girl that she decided to go to work for them when she grew up.

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Prosser net squads slip by Greyhounds

GRANDVIEW - Despite victories by Kevin Floyd, Cristina Meza and the doubles pair of Nick Saldana and Robert Madrigal, the Grandview High School boys and girls tennis squads fell to Prosser yesterday.

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Port officials decide against D.C. trip

Port of Sunnyside officials had been looking at traveling to Washington D.C. in May to make a face-to-face pitch to local representatives to help secure additional money for a wetlands habitat project.

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Deaton family to open steakhouse

It is still a few weeks out there, but the excitement is mounting for Andy and Greg Deaton, who along with their father Jerry of Jerry's Valley Meats are planning the opening of Sunnyside's newest restaurant.

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Teen enters Alford plea in shooting death of his cousin

YAKIMA - Dressed in a simple black jersey with a silver 07 emblazoned on it, 15-year-old Antonio Aguilar Jr. of Sunnyside entered an Alford plea to one count of first degree manslaughter Monday afternoon in Yakima County Juvenile Court.

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Monday, April 25

  

Vikings play tough in loss to Lyle

LYLE - The Mabton High School baseball team just keeps getting better. The only problem is the young Vikings are having trouble putting everything together at one time.

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First place Rams batter Sunnyside

The Sunnyside High School girls fastpitch softball team found out why the West Valley Rams are currently sitting atop the Mid-Valley League standings with a perfect 4-0 mark.

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Sunnyside tracksters come up empty

PASCO - The six Sunnyside girls who trekked to the Pasco Track & Field Invitational this past Saturday got a taste of just how fierce the competition can be. The invite only lets in those athletes who have recorded qualifying marks.

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Friday, April 22



'Li'l Abner' includes colorful cast of characters

GRANDVIEW - As the lights in the gymnasium went dark last night, the stage at Grandview Middle School was brought to life with colorful characters from Dogpatch, USA. Grandview High School drama students celebrated the opening night of their production of "Li'l Abner" with a performance full of catchy songs and unforgettable moments.

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Obedience class for dogs on tap

The basics of training your dog to be obedient is the basis of a nine-session course to be taught by local dog groomer, trainer and kennel owner Shelly Halma.

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Mabton school hosts family night

MABTON - The Mabton Artz-Fox Elementary School will host a family literacy night tonight (Friday), from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school library, according to Robert Morales, literacy night organizer.

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Boys and girls win over Prosser

Thursday was a banner day for Sunnyside High School tennis. Both teams were able to put away Prosser, working to ensure the Mustangs didn't win a single match all afternoon.

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Nouvella hosts antique road show

Bavarian hand painted plates, Carnival glass candy dishes, Art Deco lamps, and even a Belgian tapestry were among the items presented for appraisal at the Nouvella Club's Antique Road Show held Thursday afternoon at Sunnyside's Snipes Mountain Restaurant.

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Zakahi leads Grizzly charge

HERMISTON, ORE. - Sunnyside High School pitcher Joel Zakahi must have taken his vitamins yesterday because the Grizzly hurler was nearly unstoppable.

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Veloz, Bottineau spark G'view girls to runner-up finish

YAKIMA - Getting a personal best 110 from freshman Katie Veloz and a 113 from sophomore Chante Bottineau, the Grandview High School girls golf team turned in a super effort yesterday at a four-school match staged at the Yakima Country Club.

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Grandview tracksters excel in close competition

GRANDVIEW - Grandview High School track fans went wild Thursday afternoon several times, cheering on the home team in some of the tightest races of the season. The Grandview boys defeated Toppenish, East Valley and Naches Valley.

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Thursday, April 21



Grandview FFA plans plant sale

GRANDVIEW- The Grandview High School FFA chapter will offer for sale a wide array of bedding and vegetable plants Friday, April 22, from 7 a.m. until 4 p. m. at the high school greenhouse, near the high school softball fields.

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School shop burglarized

A burglary believed to have occurred Saturday, April 16, was discovered Wednesday by Sunnyside School District employees.

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Mabton's Tamara Steen headed home

WASHINGTON D.C. - Washington State Year of the Year Tamara Steen of Mabton is on her way home after ending her exciting ride to compete for the National Teacher of the Year selection held in Washington D.C. Wednesday.

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Hall cards 76 at PGA pro-am

WALLA WALLA - Bob Hall of Sunnyside shot the fifth lowest amateur round at Monday's PGA pro-am event, staged at the Walla Walla Country Club.

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Wednesday, April 20

  

Sunnyside girls off the mark in four-team match

With none of the five Lady Grizzly linksters able to get under the 120-mark, Sunnyside's girls golf team was bested by both West Valley and Hanford yesterday at a four-school match staged at par-72 Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

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Sunnyside Grizzlies lose to West Valley

WEST VALLEY - The Sunnyside High School tennis teams may have lost to West Valley Tuesday afternoon, but the overall match scores don't reflect how close each of the individual matches actually were. The Grizzlies fought hard against the Rams, but in the end West Valley came out on top.

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Jewelry stolen from G'view home

GRANDVIEW - Approximately $150 in jewelry was reported stolen from a home in the 600 block of East Wine County Road this past Sunday morning.

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Crop Walk this Saturday

Come rain or shine, many area residents are gearing up to join in the Sunnyside Crop Walk, which is set to take place Saturday, April 23, beginning at 9 a.m. The three-mile walk will begin and end at the Chief Kamiakin Elementary School parking lot on Lincoln Avenue.

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Historical photos sought for new Sunnyside publication

The history of a community is often found in the photographs of common events, such as ribbon cuttings for new businesses, community celebrations and school activities. Sunnyside residents have an opportunity to have their photos preserved for generations to come between the covers of a keepsake book being published by the Daily Sun News and several community partners.

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Lady 'Hounds fall to Huskies

OTHELLO - League play didn't get off to a good start for the Grandview Lady Greyhounds, who took on Othello Tuesday afternoon. The Grandview team found themselves unable to keep up in a doubleheader that ended with two Othello victories.

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Tuesday, April 19



Scramble to benefit Grizzly golf program

The marquee sports programs traditionally are funded at a higher level when it comes to prep athletics. And rightly so, considering football bleachers and basketball gyms are usually overflowing with fans.

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Thief plows stolen car into manufactured home

Early this morning (Tuesday) while children were still waiting for the bus to take them to school, a late model Pontiac Sunfire, which was stolen last night from a home in the 700 block of Skyline Drive, was crashed into a manufactured home on Parkland Drive.

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Bickleton High seniors visit the Big Apple

NEW YORK CITY - A spring vacation to New York City has left the four members of the Bickleton High School senior class a little overwhelmed and some wanting to make a return trip to the Big Apple.

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Zylstra completes gymnastics season

WOODINVILLE - Jamie Zylstra, 14, of Sunnyside completed the 2005 gymnastics season at the Northshore Gymnastics Invitational, staged in Woodinville recently.

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Police captain to be hired in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - After a short executive session last night, Grandview City Council members voted to hire someone to fill the position of police captain in the Grandview Police Department, a position that has never been put to use in the city until now.

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Sunnyside police recover stolen tools

On a tip that two men were possibly selling stolen tools behind a Sunnyside residence, Sunnyside police officers began an investigation that led to the arrest of a Sunnyside man not unfamiliar with local crime.

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Monday, April 18



Mistakes cost Grizzlies sweep

It was a day of contrasts for the Sunnyside High School baseball team. In one game, the Grizzlies couldn't stop playing and in the other Sunnyside just didn't play.

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Police make arrest in Grandview shooting

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with a shooting that took place this past Sunday outside of El Pueblito in the 300 block of West Second Street.

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WASL testing begins Tuesday

According to Sunnyside High School officials, ninth and 10th grade students will begin state mandated testing this week. The ninth graders will be taking the Iowa Test of Educational Development and 10th graders will be taking the Washington Assessment of Student Learning, said Kriste Hildahl, high school counselor.

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Lady Knights third at Wahluke tourney

MATTAWA - A disastrous second inning in the opening game at a tournament in Mattawa this past Saturday cost Sunnyside Christian an opportunity to play in the championship contest.

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New life being breathed into old K-Mart building

From the outside it may look like things have been at a standstill at the old K-Mart building at 2600 Yakima Valley Hwy. in Sunnyside. But things are about to change. Walls are coming down and going up at the same time, as the building is being prepared for one of its first tenants.

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Prosecutors kick back rape case

YAKIMA - Yakima County Prosecuting attorneys reviewed a rape case that Sunnyside police officers investigated and determined there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge a 33-year-old Prosser man at this time. The man was arrested last week and charged with third degree rape.

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Lady Vikes go 2-1 at Wahluke tourney

MATTAWA - The Mabton High School fastpitch team, at an eight-team tournament at Wahluke this past Saturday, finished 2-1. But the Lady Vikes didn't place because of the format.

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Council approves bond refinancing

The Sunnyside City Council last week gave its blessing to Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell to oversee the refinancing of two water and sewer bonds. But the proposal was slightly different than what Council was presented with in March.

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Friday, April 15

  

Frost hits Valley hard

The Yakima Basin Storage Alliance is currently trying to assess just how badly growers in the Roza Irrigation District were hit by Tuesday and Wednesday nights' frosts.

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Downtown parking problem turned over to merchants

After trying to assist downtown business owners with a number of issues for the past few years, the Sunnyside City Council this past Monday night voiced its frustration with a lack of response from the merchants.

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Grandview drama students to present 'Li'l Abner'

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Middle School stage will be transformed to Dogpatch, USA, complete with a cabin and a backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains, next week as the Grandview High School drama club presents the Broadway musical "Li'l Abner."

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New medical school planned for Yakima

YAKIMA - Retired Sunnyside physician Dr. Lloyd Butler hasn't been resting on his laurels since giving up his family practice. The Grandview native has been instrumental in the formation of the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, which announced yesterday it is opening a new medical school in Yakima.

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Lady 'Hounds win over Wapato

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview girls fastpitch team was on fire last night, hitting everything that came their way. The Lady 'Hounds weren't about to let the Wapato Wolves walk away with another win.

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Thursday, April 14

 

County approves agreement with Flying M Farms

Yakima County commissioners voted Tuesday morning to approve an application filed by Flying M Farms for the construction of an irrigation pipe in the area of Van Belle and Harrison roads, just outside of Sunnyside.

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Grandview observes Arbor Day

GRANDVIEW - This fall the leaves of three newly planted trees will be ablaze of a striking orange-red color, brightening a small corner of Dykstra Park in Grandview.

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Harriet Thompson first graders excel at state science fair

GRANDVIEW - Ask any of the six Harriet Thompson Elementary School first graders who worked on their science fair project what their project was about and in unison the group will respond, "How does temperature and light affect the time it takes a chrysalis to hatch."

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Rape charges filed

Two Prosser brothers were arrested Wednesday for their alleged connection with a rape that occurred earlier this month.

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Ex-athletes bring message of WASL readiness to HMS

Sunnyside's Harrison Middle School got a visit from some big names with a big message Wednesday afternoon. Students had a chance to listen as three ex-college and professional athletes brought them a message that stressed self-confidence, academic importance and getting ready to take on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) exams.

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Wednesday, April 13

 

Downing shoots personal best at Apple Tree

WEST VALLEY - Junior Megan Downing shot a personal best 105 to lead the Sunnyside High School girls golf team to a third place finish at a four-school Mid-Valley League match yesterday.

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Broken pipe disrupts school

MABTON - A broken water main line near the Mabton High School football field concession stand was the cause of Mabton High School students being sent home early yesterday (Tuesday).

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Coyotes nip Lady Vikes

KITTITAS - It was a combination of a little bit of everything that did in the Mabton High School fastpitch team yesterday against Kittitas.

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Nouvella plans antique road show program

Nouvella Club members will host their very own antique road show program at the group's Thursday, April 21, meeting. The club meeting will be held at Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant in Sunnyside at noon.

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Myers recalls time spent in Germany

Listening to Sunnyside High School student Amanda Myers talk about her experiences as an exchange student in Germany is much like watching a young child talk about their favorite Christmas present.

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Falcons drop Grizzlies from ranks of the undefeated

Tuesday night's clash between the Sunnyside High School boys soccer team and visiting Hanford lived up to the billing. But the one thing that will stick out about the game is how content the Grizzlies seemed on the field at times.

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Sunnyside girls beat Hanford, boys fall to Falcons

Tuesday's chilly afternoon weather didn't do anything to dampen the spirits of the undefeated Sunnyside High School girls tennis team, who worked to defeat Hanford 3-2. The Sunnyside boys didn't fare quite as well, absorbing a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to the unbeaten Hanford team.

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Free identity theft seminar to be held

PROSSER - A free fraud awareness seminar, sponsored by the Sunnyside branch of US Bank, will be held at the Inn at Horse Heaven, 225 Merlot Dr., Prosser, Wednesday, April 27.

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Lady 'Hounds edge SCHS girls in extra innings

GRANDVIEW - A regulation seven-inning game wasn't enough yesterday to decide the outcome of a non-league match-up between the Sunnyside Christian and Grandview high school girls fastpitch softball teams.

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Tuesday, April 12



Thefts reported in Sunnyside

A broken car window Monday night prompted Sunnyside police to begin an investigation into a vehicle prowl in the 1300 block of South 11th Street.

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Grizzly JV drops two to Rams

The Sunnyside High School junior varsity baseball team didn't experience any more success than its varsity counterparts this past Saturday.

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Monday, April 11

 

City manager celebrating year anniversary

If there is one thing that Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell understands about municipal government, it is sometimes one has to stick their neck out to get things done. And in the past year, Stockwell has certainly stuck his neck out.

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Paintball tournament slated for April 23

GRANDVIEW - Sign-ups to participate in the Grandview Nazarene Church paintball tournament are currently ongoing. Team registrations will be taken until April 18. The cost is $30 per player.

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Greyhounds whip Deer Park

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School boys soccer team entered spring break on a down note, having lost 2-0 to Selah in a non-league game. The Greyhounds, though, must have had a good week off because they annihilated visiting Deer Park this past Friday night.

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Grizzlies swept by West Valley

The lesson learned this past Saturday by the Sunnyside High School baseball team is that if the Grizzlies want to be a playoff contender, then they better start acting the part.

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Friday, April 8

  

Sexually active teens urged to be tested for STDs

It is estimated that more than 15 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are diagnosed each year in the United States. Approximately one-fourth of the new infections are occurring among teenagers.

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Thursday, April 7

    

Armed robbers hit local market

Last night about half an hour past midnight three young men, two of them armed, walked into Valley View Market, 107 W. Lincoln Ave. in Sunnyside, and demanded the clerk hand over cash.

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Grizzlies complete sweep of Warriors

The Sunnyside High School baseball team got what it needed over the stretch of the last two days, heading into this weekend's crucial Mid-Valley League doubleheader at home against West Valley. What the Grizzlies gained with its sweep of Rochester was some much needed confidence, after some error prone games earlier this season.

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Wednesday, April 6



Sketched into memory

Memories are a great thing. Last night I was speaking with my grandmother and she was recalling vague recollections of staying with a Danish family, which stem back to the time she was about two years old.

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JEAN K. WENTWORTH

Jean K. Wentworth, 63, of Prosser and a former Sunnyside and Grandview resident died Monday, April 4, 2005, at Sun Terrace in Prosser.

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2005 primary most likely to be conducted by mail

YAKIMA - Don't expect to go to the polls this fall for the 2005 primary election. Instead, absentee ballots will most likely be mailed out to everyone in Yakima County. The county commissioners Tuesday morning approved a 100 percent primary election by mail ballot, the first step to a county-wide mail ballot primary election.

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Errors sink Viking ship

THORP - Mabton High School baseball coach Kerry Snodgrass is a believer in the fundamentals of baseball, hitting, pitching and catching. Snodgrass believes excelling at those three things will usually lead to success. Unfortunately, the Vikings had problems in all three areas yesterday.

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Oregon man new L&I director

OLYMPIA - An Oregon bureaucrat described as being a "consummate manager" has been pegged to head the Washington Labor and Industries Department.

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Sunnyside woman aids in supporting troops

MANAS AIR BASE - Most people avoid living in a town where shoppers regularly empty convenience store shelves, where table space at the only kitchen in town is frequently at a premium and guests must sleep in warehouses when tent space runs out.

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Grizzlies solid in non-league win

What a stark difference a couple of days can make. One might never guess that the Sunnyside High School baseball team that took to the field yesterday at home against Rochester was the same group of players that let victory slip through their fingers this past Saturday at Selah.

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Thou shalt not steal

To whom it may concern: I know you probably won't read this unless you stole someone's newspaper, but I just want you to know that if you are the one stealing my lawn decorations you can buy more of them at Bi-Mart.

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Tuesday, April 5

  

Grandview on the grow

GRANDVIEW - With very little fanfare, the Grandview City Council approved a developer's request for an adjustment in his real estate development plan.

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Rangers take two from Greyhounds

NACHES VALLEY - The Grandview High School baseball team wasn't able to carry the momentum of a 4-1 victory over Connell on March 29 over to this past Saturday's doubleheader at Naches Valley.

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Monday, April 4

 

Aguilar trial April 25

YAKIMA - Sunnyside teen Antonio Aguilar is set to stand trial for his supposed involvement in an October 2004 shooting that left his 11-year-old cousin, Nora Gonzalez, dead.

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Grizzlies get the monkey off their backs

YAKIMA - After countless, hard fought, gut wrenching outings against one of the premiere soccer programs in the Western United States, Sunnyside High School boys soccer coach Juan Pineda got the win that he has been coveting since he started coaching a few years ago.

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Grizzlies let Vikings off the hook

SELAH - It's not often when the perennial power of Mid-Valley League baseball, Selah, is on the hook. And when those moments come, a team better finish off the mighty Vikings. Well, this past Saturday, the Grizzlies had their shot at knocking off those powerhouse Vikes, but walked away with nothing.

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Council considers refinancing bonds

The Sunnyside City Council at its Monday, April 11, meeting will consider refinancing the city's water and sewer bonds. Such a move could keep the city from having to increase water rates.

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Friday, April 1

   

Five Grizzlies bring home 1st place finishes

WEST RICHLAND - At yesterday's track invite at Hanford High School, a five-school non-scoring affair, Sunnyside won three of the 17 boys events. On the girls side, the Lady Grizzlies were victorious in two of the 17 events.

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Reaching a compromise can be exhausting

When my husband and I moved into the house we are currently living in I had a lot of colorful decisions I had to make. For example, what color was the living room going to be painted, what color would the craft room be and what color would we paint the kitchen.

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Fire set in South Hill Park restrooms

Sunnyside police officers were called to a report of a fire in the 1500 block of South First Street, South Hill Park, late this past Wednesday afternoon. Toilet paper was set afire in the park restrooms. It was found just before 6 p.m. There has been no report of damage filed with the police department.

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Some good news and some bad news

We've all heard of the pastor who cheerfully announced one Sunday, "I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that we have the necessary funds to build our educational unit. The bad news is that the money is still in your wallets."

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Women, children being sold as sex slaves

As big of a problem worldwide as women and children being sold into sexual slavery is, Sunnyside Det. Sgt. Joe Guillen is surprised there aren't more rumors of forced prostitution in the Yakima Valley.

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Another lawsuit that's way off the mark

I cannot imagine a family tragedy worse than the death of a child. As parents, we work to pass on a brighter future to our children, and when that dream is destroyed by a child's death, our world is turned upside down.

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