CONNELL - If the Sunnyside High School boys soccer team wants to be considered a serious playoff team, the Grizzlies are going to have to get past Hanford this Saturday.April 29, 2005 midnight read more..
The organizers of the 25th annual Sunnyside Christian School Booster Club auction and dinner have set Friday, May 20, as the date for this year's event.April 29, 2005 midnight read more..
Winners of nine of the 17 events, Hanford won the boys title Thursday afternoon at a Mid-Valley track and field meet hosted by the Sunnyside Grizzlies.April 29, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 29, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 29, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School Board was treated to a presentation from the district's sex-education review committee at Thursday night's monthly meeting.April 29, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - With fraud and identity thefts as one of the fastest growing crimes in the country, the staff of U.S. Bank offered a fraud prevention class at the Inn at Horse Heaven in Prosser Wednesday night.April 28, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 28, 2005 midnight read more..
Black Rock Creek Golf Course Pro Jeff Bender will be the first to tell you he was blessed when he was young to know good people who encouraged him to do well.April 28, 2005 midnight read more..
PENDLETON, ORE. - When you're hot, you're hot. This past Monday, Black Rock Creek Golf Course club pro Jeff Bender went a step further. He was sizzling!April 28, 2005 midnight read more..
MOXEE - You can't make many mistakes against the defending 2A State runners-up and expect to be victorious. So learned the Sunnyside High School girls fastpitch softball team yesterday.April 27, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 27, 2005 midnight read more..
The Port of Sunnyside held a special meeting Tuesday for an executive session on a personnel matter.April 27, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 26, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 26, 2005 midnight read more..
Learning to play golf will be just one of the benefits for youngsters if Black Rock Creek Golf Course Pro Jeff Bender and company have their way.April 26, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 26, 2005 midnight read more..
MATTAWA - The defending 1A/2A State champion Wahluke High School boys soccer team didn't really have to do all that much this past Saturday to gain the win. Actually, Grandview was the one that helped the champs out the most.April 25, 2005 midnight read more..
The Klickitat Vandals might as well have been swinging toothpicks at the plate last Friday. In a South Central 'B' League doubleheader at Sunnyside Christian, the Vandals only managed one hit the entire afternoon.April 25, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Downtown Grandview is being looked at with a fresh pair of eyes. Well, 17 fresh pairs of eyes.April 25, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 25, 2005 midnight read more..
Pennants hanging in downtown Sunnyside, the upcoming 3-on-3 basketball tournament and music in Centennial Square were all topics of conversation during last week's Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce tourism committee meeting.April 25, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 22, 2005 midnight read more..
Sometimes it takes a life altering event for change to be made. This was the case with Sunnyside resident John Cullen.April 22, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 22, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Garden Club will meet Tuesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the Sunnyside Food Pavilion Store meeting room. The topic will be "What I Like About April."April 22, 2005 midnight read more..
WEST VALLEY - An apple a day keeps the opponents at bay. Not a bad motto for the West Valley High School boys golf team.April 22, 2005 midnight read more..
ZILLAH - Mabton placed fourth place honors at the South Central Athletic Conference track and field meet held in Zillah this past Tuesday.April 22, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 22, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 22, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - One of the highlights of the opening day of the 2005 Washington Incident Management Team annual meeting in Yakima was a presentation by Robert Sallee.April 21, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School District will have to wait another three weeks before it learns the fate of its annexation request, a request that would bring nearly 62 acres of property located off of Washout Road into the city limits. The site being requested for annexation is set to be the location of a new middle school.April 21, 2005 midnight read more..
One might think with the worst drought predicted in years on the horizon that this summer will be a horrific fire season. Believe it or not, though, that is not necessarily the case.April 21, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Making more efficient use of technology was the theme of a lecture hosted by the Yakima Pomological Club Wednesday evening.April 21, 2005 midnight read more..
Steele powers Tigers to win over G'view girlsApril 20, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 20, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - A self-proclaimed hater of shopping, Kathy Murphy of Bellingham had a deal with her husband when they first started having children.April 20, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 20, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 20, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 20, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 20, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - For the past two years Kelly Wiegers has been able to operate her 1,500 square-foot greenhouse on Wilgus Road in Prosser as a full-time nursery.April 20, 2005 midnight read more..
WENATCHEE - Classrooms linked by fiber optic technology are giving the youth of the Wenatchee area a leg up on the high tech world awaiting them when they leave school.April 20, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 19, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 19, 2005 midnight read more..
The foursome of Mike and John Van Wingerden, Gunnar Anderson and Bill Whitaker captured top honors at this past Saturday's annual Black Rock Creek Golf Course four-person scramble.April 19, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANGER - Two men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred this past Saturday in the 300 block of Sunnyside Avenue in Granger.April 18, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 18, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 18, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 18, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 18, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - For the past 11 years, anyone wanting to obtain a building permit in the City of Grandview has had to go through one person - Billie Barrett, the city's building inspector and code enforcement officer.April 18, 2005 midnight read more..
As people from throughout the state begin funneling into the Yakima Valley next week for Spring Barrel Tasting weekend, those living in surrounding communities are hoping to entice those visitors to stay and enjoy the other fruits the Valley has to offer.April 15, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The 2004-05 Grandview Junior Miss Court came dancing in under the theme of Mardi Gras and they will be going out this Saturday behind a spring backdrop.April 15, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Three wins apiece from Michael Graham and Luke Schilperoort paced the Sunnyside High School boys track and field team to an 82-61 victory over Prosser Thursday afternoon.April 15, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANGER - The Granger Booster Club is planning a barbecue and auction later this month to raise the necessary funds to compete a project at the Granger High School trackApril 15, 2005 midnight read more..
Grandview businesswoman Peggy Brewer has been elected president of the Sunnyside Community Hospital Board of Directors.April 15, 2005 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - The dairy industry is the focus of the Clymer Museum of Art's newest exhibit scheduled for May 6 through June 26.April 15, 2005 midnight read more..
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."April 15, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 15, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - Two Artz-Fox Elementary School students earned straight A's for the third quarter of the 2004-05 school year. Achieving the perfect marks were Alejandro Reyna and Isabela Ahumada.April 14, 2005 midnight read more..
Last night, as members of the Sunnyside Planning Commission reviewed a draft of an ordinance designed to control placement of signs in the community, there was one concern that kept popping up - the length of the 23-page document.April 14, 2005 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - Mac Brown, a member of the Sunnyside Black Rock Creek Golf Course team, turned in the lowest net score at this past Monday's PGA pro-am tournament staged at Kennewick's Canyon Lakes Golf Course.April 14, 2005 midnight read more..
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."April 14, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 14, 2005 midnight read more..
Congressman Doc Hastings yesterday continued his efforts to level the playing field for American asparagus growers by urging a top U.S. trade official to make asparagus a focus of negotiations on a new Andean free trade agreement.April 13, 2005 midnight read more..
A Washington State audit of the Sunnyside School District, which highlighted three areas of concern, has led to a series of school district reimbursement policy changes.April 13, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 13, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 13, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council gave its formal approval Monday night to have the city assist the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce with the 17th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration May 6-8.April 12, 2005 midnight read more..
After two years the small downtown Sunnyside storefront on South Seventh Street opened by Larry and Marietta Schmid for their tattooing, screenprinting and sign business has become too small.April 12, 2005 midnight read more..
Farmers, who must daily check weather reports for the current frost conditions and water availability, are the fastest segment of the population to adopt the use of cell phones.April 12, 2005 midnight read more..
EPHRATA - Behind the efforts of sophomore Chante Bottineau, the Grandview High School girls golf team nabbed a fourth place finish yesterday at an eight-school CWAC league meet at Lakeview Country Club.April 12, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 11, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 11, 2005 midnight read more..
Rather than being buzzed into the members-only Sunnyside Bi-Mart store Thursday, everyone was able to walk in and enjoy the benefits of the store's competitive prices during the first of several days celebrating the company's 50th anniversary.April 8, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - If the Grandview Aquatic Family Center bond issue fails, it's not because the people behind the bond issue haven't been thorough in their efforts to present the facts clearly to the Grandview voters.April 7, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 7, 2005 midnight read more..
Wastewater treatment system grant funds sought by countyApril 7, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 6, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 6, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - When 23-year-old Nick Ortiz signed up for the Washington Army National Guard, "the war against terror" didn't exist. Saddam Hussain was the dictator of Iraq and the name Osama bin Laden wasn't known by most in the free world.April 6, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 6, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 6, 2005 midnight read more..
When it comes to addressing Yakima County's storm water problems, there are still a lot of things up in the air.April 5, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANGER - Do you like golf? Do you like spring? Well, if you like these two things then the Granger Chamber of Commerce has something right up your alley.April 5, 2005 midnight read more..
For the past three years the Sunnyside Miss Cinco de Mayo candidates have held a community service project just prior to the pageant to give some of the girls their first opportunity of giving back to the community.April 5, 2005 midnight read more..
Several students felt that Sunnyside's PRIDE High School was missing something. That something? A vital piece of the high school experience - a yearbook.April 5, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A spring backdrop will serve as the setting for this year's Grandview Junior Miss program.April 4, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 4, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 4, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Collectively, the trio of Daniel Escobar, Jason Aguirre and Eric Rinehold turned in the third best effort in the discus relay at last Saturday's 31st annual Don Holder Invitational Track & Field Meet, hosted by the Eisenhower Cadets.April 4, 2005 midnight read more..
Would you know how to protect yourself and family if the Yakima Valley was hit by an earthquake of the magnitude of the one which hit the west coast of Indonesia this past Monday?April 1, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 1, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 1, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW- Going up against top runners from throughout the Lower Valley only slowed Mabton High School's long distance runner a little.April 1, 2005 midnight read more..
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.April 1, 2005 midnight read more..
At their March meeting, Sunnyside School Board members heard about plans to hire a new administrator.April 1, 2005 midnight read more..
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."April 1, 2005 midnight read more..