Stories for February 2005

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Monday, February 28

  

Greyhounds to play for District crown

BENTON CITY - The big showdown proved to be a big dud as the Grandview High School boys basketball team proved its superiority in grand fashion this past Friday night.

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Knights win Regional crown

ELLENSBURG - The Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team captured its second Regional title this past Saturday in four years with a hard-fought 47-43 win over Pateros.

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Trucker sets up traveling art studio

OUTLOOK - Country and western music blares out of a small boombox set precariously on the running board of an idling semi truck. The driver isn't anywhere near the large vehicle that is parked on the Outlook Interstate 82 freeway on-ramp. Looking across the asphalt roadway, a figure can be seen waving a paint brush over a canvas set on an easel along side the on-ramp. The colorful brush strokes quickly give way to a mountain scene, complete with a crystal clear lake that reflects the azure sky.

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Friday, February 25

  

Hospice Talent Show benefit slated for March

In light of the cancellation of the Lower Valley Hospice's An Intimate Red Wine and Chocolate Affair fund-raiser, the Sunnyside High School leadership class' annual talent show benefit takes on even more importance this year.

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20 years and counting

Twenty years ago when Hillcrest Manor Administrator Mary Arthur took over operations of the Sunnyside health care facility, life in a nursing home was much different than it is today.

February 25, 2005 midnight read more..


Thursday, February 24

     

Vandals damage 16 vehicles

Wednesday was not the night to be a resident of Sunnyside's Harrison Hill. Sixteen residents of neighborhoods on the hill reported having vehicle windows shot out between 11:45 p.m. Wednesday and 2 a.m. this morning, according to police records.

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Breakfast to benefit Rotoplast mission

Going out for Sunday breakfast is a tradition in many households across the Yakima Valley, and Sunday, March 6, people will have a chance to use their weekly tradition to help others.

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Farm Credit pays big dividends

Sunnyside's Northwest Farm Credit Services office returned nearly half a million dollars back to its customer stockholders, based on their average loan balance for 2004. The average check size was $1,728.

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Sunnyside watercolor artist's works on display at Mini-Mall

Sunnyside's Terri Rice was no stranger to the arts when she sat down in her first formal watercolor class, but she still wasn't quite prepared for what greeted her when she walked through doors at the University of Miami in Florida. Rice said on her first day of class she realized that what she had signed up for was a watercolor class filled with professional artists.

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Wednesday, February 23



Lady Grizzlies finish the season with loss to North Central

SPOKANE - The Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies ended their season last night with a heart breaking loss to the North Central Indians. After traveling four hours to the Spokane-area school, the Lady Grizzlies took awhile to warm up on the court and didn't get their heads into the Regional tournament game until the second half, finally losing to North Central by two points.

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Williams' celebrate 50th anniversary

Long-time Mabton residents Earl and Erma (Anderson) Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at their home. The couple was surrounded by family for the momentous event.

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Monroe-Braman to wed June 25th

The Sunnyside United Methodist Church will be the setting of the marriage ceremony of Kacy Jo Monroe and Glenn Braman, both of Sunnyside. The wedding will be Saturday, June 25, at 4 p.m.

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Music program at Artz-Fox ends

MABTON - The students of Artz-Fox Elementary School will not be having music class for the rest of the year. The Mabton School Board, behind the urging of Superintendent Sandra Pasiero-Davis, approved two contracts Tuesday night, which will eliminate the music program for the rest of the year.

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S'side boys butt heads with West Valley Rams

WEST VALLEY - Don't let Tuesday evening's 72-52 score fool you. It was anything but a blowout. Just ask the West Valley Rams, who almost visibly let out a collective sigh of relief when the final buzzer sounded.

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Grandview writes off $239,000 in uncollectible debts

GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council members voted Tuesday night to write off more than $239,000 in uncollectible debts. The official action erased the outstanding accounts from the city's ledger, but caused council members some heart burn.

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Tuesday, February 22



Vikings looking to get back to State

One year after making the State basketball tournament for the first time in eight years, the Mabton High School boys basketball team finds itself looking for a repeat trip to Spokane. Only this time around, the Vikings are going to have to win back-to-back elimination games to get back to the confines of the Spokane Arena.

February 22, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Broken water pipe floods Gregory Avenue Extension

Repairs to a water pipe that broke last night were wrapped up early this morning as Sunnyside Public Works employees tamped down dirt on a large hole in the center of Gregory Avenue Extension, behind Sears and Taylor'd Footwear.

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Greyhounds claim league title outright

GRANDVIEW - Anthony Andrews finished this past Friday night's regular season finale for the Grandview High School boys basketball team with only two rebounds. But it's pretty hard to get a rebound when one is hitting everything in sight.

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Stolen S'side pickup leads deputies to two arrests

PROSSER - Two Grandview teens were arrested following an investigation into a report of a pickup truck found in an irrigation canal. The truck was found Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the canal west of Prosser near Hicks and Apricot roads.

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Street racing can be deadly

The cold weather chill of the winter months in the Yakima Valley has most hot rod street racers indoors, but as the weather warms car enthusiasts will be looking to show off their latest modifications and speed.

February 22, 2005 midnight read more..


G'view police arrest teens on robbery charges

GRANDVIEW - A 16-year old male is being held today (Tuesday) at the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Facility in Yakima in connection with his possible involvement in an attempted robbery which took place this past Sunday night in the area of West Fifth Street.

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Monday, February 21

 

Knights heading back to State

Now is the time to book your hotel rooms in Spokane because the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team is heading back to the State 'B' tournament at the Spokane Arena, March 2-5.

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New city planner on board

City of Sunnyside Planning Director Mark Kunkler finally has a new face aboard to assist him in the duties of mapping out the future growth of the community. And the new planner seems more than excited about a long future with the city.

February 21, 2005 midnight read more..


Grizzly grapplers 7th at State tourney

TACOMA - Mid-Valley League champions. Third at Sub-Regionals. Second at Regionals. Another "Top 10" finish at State. Not too shabby for a team that was basically in a rebuilding mode this past season.

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Lady Knights move on to Regionals

The Sunnyside Christian High School girls basketball team made short work of the Klickitat Vandals last Saturday, and in the process earned a berth to Regionals.

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Granger Chamber honors community members

GRANGER - Honoring its citizens for making a Granger a better place to live was the focus of the annual Granger Chamber of Commerce awards banquet held this past Saturday night. Despite a small turnout, attributed to the many mid-winter prep basketball tournaments being held the over the weekend, the Chamber board honored a few of the community's outstanding citizens.

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Friday, February 18



Mabton house damaged by fire

MABTON - Yakima County Fire District #5 firefighters responded to a house fire at 435 N. 3rd Street in Mabton just before midnight Thursday night.

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Privatization raises questions for S'side public works crew

Mentioning the word privatization in front of the Sunnyside public works crew is something that incites a number of reactions and brings with it an endless number of concerns, from the possible degradation of personal service to just how the city hopes to save money.

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Privatization wasn't the answer for Bremerton

The idea of saving money and having a more efficiently run plant was something that appealed to the City of Bremerton in the mid-1980s, which is when the city decided to contract out the operation of its wastewater system to a private firm.

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Dairy workshop set for Feb. 25

A one-day workshop on dairy anaerobic digestion will be held Friday, Feb. 25, in Sunnyside at the Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant featuring three top experts in the field.

February 18, 2005 midnight read more..


Privatization successful in neighboring Northwest cities

Two shining examples of how privatizing a municipal water system works can be found in two nearby Northwest communities. The community of Wilsonville, Ore. has experienced a great deal of success in the last couple of years since it has contracted out with a private firm to run its water system, while the city of Vancouver, Wa. is one of the pioneers in privatization.

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City manager recommends privatizing water system

Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell's office Thursday afternoon released a report recommending the city contract with Veolia Water to provide oversight of Sunnyside's water system. But, a couple of Council members are waiting to hear from the public before making their decision.

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Thursday, February 17

   

Granger Lions Club continues to serve as lunch site

GRANGER - Earlier this week, Yakima County commissioners approved an agreement between the county and the Granger Lions Club. The agreement allows for the Granger Lions Club to continue serving as a nutrition site for the county.

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Lady Grizzlies bring home District win

RICHLAND - Within the first few minutes of last night's game between Sunnyside and Hanford, the Lady Grizzlies found themselves trailing by nine points. But two points scored from the foul line was all it took to rev up the Sunnyside team and get things moving in the Grizzlies' direction.

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Fire razed home burgarlized

The manufactured home in the 400 block of West Maple Street in Sunnyside that caught fire earlier this week was the target of thieves.

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Election reform necessary, agree those in attendance at public forum

PASCO - Emotions ran high last night as Central Washington voters talked to members of the Washington State Election Reform Task Force about their thoughts on the 2004 general election. People stood up and said they were angered by how the election was handled, to find out later that provisional ballots had been counted with regular ballots, that felons' votes were counted and that even a few deceased people had votes that were tallied.

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Wednesday, February 16

  

Grandview loses to undefeated Lady Red Devils

MOXEE - Grandview was able to stay close to the East Valley Red Devils for half of the game, but it wasn't enough for them to come anywhere near taking home the victory the team was hoping for.

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Bickleton no match for Lady Knights

GOLDENDALE - Some prize! After ending Bickleton's season with a dominating 67-23 win in the first round of the Greater Columbia 'B' League District tournament, the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights move on take on the state's top ranked LaSalle Lightning.

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Vikings make a statement

GOLDENDALE - With their backs against the wall, Mabton High School boys basketball Coach Brock Ledgerwood admittedly didn't know which one of his teams was going to show up last night in the opening round of the Greater Columbia 'B' League District playoffs.

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Sunnyside schools undergoing change

The Sunnyside School District is a large entity in the community, employing 700 staff members, working with 6,000 students and just as many parents. With so many people involved, the school district is a very busy place.

February 16, 2005 midnight read more..

Tuesday, February 15



Idaho woman's story of being disillusioned leads to happy ending

PROSSER- Talking about the disillusion of marriage might not seem like an appropriate topic for a Valentine's Day program for a women's club luncheon. But when the discussion leads to finding joy, not just in one's marriage but in one's spiritual life, a happy ending is the ultimate story.

February 15, 2005 midnight read more..
  

FCC denies city's radio license request

Nearly four years ago the City of Sunnyside submitted a request for a low power FM radio license. The intent was to broadcast over the airwaves city council meetings, and to use the radio signal to alert local residents in cases of emergency.

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Faulty lamp suspected in Sunnyside house fire

No one was at home when a manufactured home located at 402 West Maple Ave., #66, in the Sun Valley Mobile Home Park caught fire late Monday morning. Sunnyside fire officials are a bit baffled at the cause of the fire, but, according to Fire Chief Aaron Markham, the cause is believed to be linked to a faulty lamp in one of the bedrooms.

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Fire department equipment to be discarded

The Sunnyside City Council Monday evening unanimously approved a resolution that declares old fire department radio equipment, outdated cellular phones and pagers, as well as two vehicles, as surplus.

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New wireless store opens its doors on Yakima Valley Highway

Looking for cellular telephone service in the Lower Yakima Valley just got easier. Wireless Connection, a new business located at 712 Yakima Valley Hwy. in Sunnyside, offers customers a chance to choose between AT&T Wireless, Cingular and T-Mobile cell phone service.

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Oil change specialists open shop in Sunnyside

Dave Parmeter of the Tri-Cities has 22 years experience in the express oil change business. For the past six years he has owned Autobahn, a quick lube service located on Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick.

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Engineering services secured

Monday evening, the Sunnyside City Council unanimously approved a $25,000 contract with the firm of Gray & Osborne, Inc., consulting engineers.

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10,000 steps in a day...no problem for HMS students

1,2,3,4,5...This is the way every student at Sunnyside's Harrison Middle School started their day last week, counting how many steps it took them as they rolled out of bed, made their way to the bathroom to brush their teeth, scuffled to the kitchen for breakfast and ran to catch the school bus.

February 15, 2005 midnight read more..


JV Lady Knights remain undefeated

MABTON - Junior Courtney Rice spearheaded a 21-8 second quarter surge by the Sunnyside Christian JV girls basketball team, which ended with the Lady Knights taking a 64-20 decision against Mabton's junior varsity last week.

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Monday, February 14

    

Goal of life coaches is to keep kids in school

Sunnyside High School teacher Ryan Maxwell, who is currently completing his administrative internship at the school, spoke to Sunnyside Kiwanis Club members last week about the new life coach program instituted at the high school.

February 14, 2005 midnight read more..


Vikings qualify two for State

ROYAL CITY - It was a disappointing run for the Mabton High School wrestling team at this past weekend's Regional tournament at Royal City.

February 14, 2005 midnight read more..


Grizzlies fall to Wapato

WAPATO - Buoyed by an overflowing, emotionally charged crowd, the Wapato Wolfpack rose to the occasion last Friday and dealt the visiting Sunnyside High School boys basketball team a 66-57 defeat.

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Knights leave no doubt

Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball coach Dean Wagenaar had said before Friday night's regular season finale against LaSalle that if his players weren't ready to show up and play by now, then they never would be.

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Trial date of stabbing suspect pushed back to May

Alejandro Martinez of Mabton, who was arrested Jan. 1 following a stabbing incident in Grandview and is facing second degree assault charges, has had his tentative trial date pushed back from Feb. 22 to May 2.

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Grandview splits games against Ki-Be and Naches

The Grandview Lady Greyhounds are still busy plowing through their regular season, working hard to keep their third place ranking in the CWAC division. This past weekend, the team split its games, possibly jeopardizing a top three finish for Grandview.

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Greyhounds move into first place

The Grandview High School boys basketball team moved into first place in the Central Washington Athletic Conference south division, following a weekend sweep of Kiona-Benton and Naches Valley.

February 14, 2005 midnight read more..

Friday, February 11



Grammy winning 'Chanticleer' to perform at CWU

ELLENSBURG - Hailed by New Yorker magazine as "the world's reigning male chorus," Chanticleer will appear at Central Washington University as part of the inaugural season showcase series of concerts in the new music building.

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Sunnyside High School Drama Department to present 'Grease'

Get ready for the return of those crazy kids from "Old Rydell High," as the Sunnyside High School Drama Department present its production of Grease. Set to such songs as Greased Lightning, Summer Nights and Beauty School Dropout, the play illustrates the foibles of young love, career choices and the whole boy-girl thing in surprising reality.

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Walker new Chamber spokesman

GRANDVIEW - After filling in as the interim office manager for about a month, Nicole Walker was recently hired by the Grandview Chamber of Commerce to serve as the community and member affairs manager.

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Sunnyside sign ordinance in the works

Since the Sunnyside City Council put a moratorium on erecting new signs Jan. 24, city staff has been scrambling to come up with a proposed ordinance that will meet all of the needs of the community.

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Sunnyside business burglarized

The owners of Aztlan Sportswear in the 500 block of East Edison Avenue in Sunnyside arrived at work Thursday to find the front door of their business kicked down.

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Thursday, February 10

    

Durfey, Scott nominated for national scholarship program

Chelsea Durfey and Brenden Scott, Sunnyside High School seniors and members of the National Honor Society, have been nominated to compete in the National Honor Society scholarship program, sponsored by National Association of Secondary School Principals.

February 10, 2005 midnight read more..
 

City planners reject annexation request

Two parcels of property located at the Sunnyside intersection of Factory Road and Highway 241 won't be annexed into the city, based on a decision made last night by the local planning commission. The commissioners didn't agree with the proposed zoning for the lion's portion of the annexation.

February 10, 2005 midnight read more..


Fodors denied land use change

After much public testimony against a 75-unit housing development at 451 East Allen Road, and without a development plan, the Sunnyside Planning Commission last night unanimously voted to deny a request to change 20 acres east of Neighborhood Assembly of God Church from B-2 zoning, general commercial, to a planned unit development (PUD).

February 10, 2005 midnight read more..


Village Park R-3 rezone approved

The Sunnyside Planning Commission approved, by a vote of 5-1, to change the zoning of a 30.23-acre parcel of land along Mabton-Sunnyside Highway currently owned by Village Park, LLC from R-1 to R-3. Commissioner DeAnn Hochhalter cast the lone vote against changing the zoning designation.

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HMS students showcase their heritage with colorful display

The bright colors, unique artifacts and lively music coming from a display case at Sunnyside's Harrison Middle School are enough to make anyone stop and take notice. It's once you take a minute to really look at the display that you can see evidence of all of the hard work and thought that was put into the Mexican-inspired decor.

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Wednesday, February 9

  

Knights claim league title (again)

MABTON - A couple of key questions arose from last night's encounter between Greater Columbia 'B' League boys basketball powerhouses Mabton and Sunnyside Christian.

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Crowd gathers to kick off Relay for Life preparations

GRANDVIEW - More than 50 people piled into the fellowship hall at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grandview last night, waving checks and pushing to the front of the room for a slice of pizza. The crowded event served as the kick-off rally for the 2005 American Cancer Society Lower Valley Relay for Life.

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Fire may have been caused by children

A fire at the Paragon Apartments, 1320 South 11th Street in Sunnyside, Tuesday was not caused by faulty electrical wiring or a curling iron, candle or heater, according to Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham.

February 9, 2005 midnight read more..


Car theft, burglary reported

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a missing 1996 KIA taken from the 100 block of Hillcrest Road early this morning (Wednesday).

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Chief provides update on G'view chemical fire

When the call rang through the Grandview fire house exactly two weeks ago that a blaze had started in the 1300 block of Wine Country Road in Grandview, Fire Chief Charles Damron said there was only one thought on his mind.

February 9, 2005 midnight read more..
  

Master of chocolate

Ultimate Chocolate Judgment winner learns to work with silky, smooth chocolate by trial and error

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Monday, February 7



Prosser edges Lady Grizzles, 60-58

It was a tense moment as the Sunnyside team watched a shot put up by Prosser swish through the basket Friday night, putting the Mustangs two points ahead of the Lady Grizzlies. That basket, shot in the last few seconds of the game, meant a 60-58 loss for Sunnyside.

February 7, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Sunnyside boys lasso Mustangs

6'3" Reid Schilperoort and 6'6" Jake Thomas dominated the boards last Friday, powering the Sunnyside High School boys basketball team to a 66-57 win over the Prosser Mustangs.

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Crisis center offers advocate training

No group of people, no individual, is immune to the devastation that sexual assault or domestic violence can leave in its wake. People should never have to go through such violent, life-changing experiences alone.

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Grandview splits weekend games

The Grandview girls are sitting pretty at third place in the CWAC standings. Following this past weekend's play the Lady Greyhounds are now two games ahead of the fourth place team.

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Friday, February 4

    

Tom Paul saga takes a new twist

The construction of five mini-storage barns on a South First Street property has led the Sunnyside building department to issue a building permit citation to Tom Paul, the property's outspoken owner.

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Grandview merchants consider downtown facelift

GRANDVIEW - Nearly a dozen business owners gathered in downtown Grandview Wednesday morning, huddled together outside listening with interest as Randy Lechelt of R.L. Lechelt Inc. of the Tri-Cities talked about ways to give the area's storefronts a facelift.

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Athletic Club meets Monday

The Sunnyside Athletic Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Sunny Spot Restaurant, Yakima Valley Highway.

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Bye, bye, bye Mid-Valley League

The historic Mid-Valley League, which helped produce some of the greatest moments in prep sports history in Washington state, is expected to be a thing of the past.

February 4, 2005 midnight read more..
    

Thursday, February 3



'Shelter in place' one option not used

As the Grandview families returned to their homes last week after being displaced due to the Wilbur-Ellis chemical fire, area emergency experts began the process of re-evaluating their chemical emergency management procedures.

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Emergency personnel work well together

GRANDVIEW - Emergency response personnel are trained to respond to a variety of emergency situations, and last week they were able to put some of that training to work. Last Wednesday, a chemical fire at the Wilbur-Ellis facility in Grandview forced an evacuation, street closures and the set-up of an emergency shelter. It also brought together emergency responders from across the state, from local police and fire officials to members of the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Jr. Indelook Club to meet Monday

Members of the Jr. Indelook Club are invited to attend a light luncheon at the home of Edna Golob, 500 Nelson Rd. in Granger, this coming Monday, Feb. 7.

February 3, 2005 midnight read more..


Sunnyside Christian High names honor roll students

The junior class at Sunnyside Christian High School excelled academically during the second quarter of the 2004-05 school year. A total of 12 juniors have been named to the high honor roll, reserved for those who achieve between a 3.50 and 4.00 grade point average.

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Hastings to chair House ethics panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Con-gressman Doc Hastings is the new chairman of the U.S. House ethics panel, formally known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.

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Greyhounds have District title in their sights

GRANDVIEW - Finishing the season with a share of the championship title of the Central Washington Athletic Conference south division, the Grandview High School wrestling team has its eyes on a bigger prize.

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Athletic Club meets Monday

The Sunnyside Athletic Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Sunny Spot Restaurant, Yakima Valley Highway.

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Business owners bounce back from evacuation

GRANDVIEW - When business owners within the half-mile evacuation radius of the Wilbur-Ellis fire were told to close their doors last Wednesday, many had no idea that their doors would remain closed for more than just a few hours.

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Wednesday, February 2

         

Sunnyside ponders joining WEA lawsuit

The Sunnyside School Board was presented this past Monday night with an opportunity to join a lawsuit being filed by a coalition headed by the Washington Education Association (WEA).

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Home makeover makes it possible to bring home cancer stricken son

What started out as a mini-extreme home makeover involving about 40 people over the past few months has grown into a project that one might call an actual extreme home makeover. Local contractor Ken Bierlink and other members of the Grandview Church of the Nazarene have come together to make it possible for a Grandview family to bring their young, cancer stricken child home to a sterile environment.

February 2, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Sunnyside rallies to defeat Selah

Things didn't look good for the Lady Grizzlies early on, as they only scored two points in the first quarter. No one would have guessed Sunnyside would come back to not only win last night, but do so by 10 points.

February 2, 2005 midnight read more..


Best SELF program seeks community partners

The story of a little boy who had never seen mountains up close or had walked along a mountain stream served to illustrate Judy Jacobson's plea for support of a program close to her heart.

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Tuesday, February 1



Pioneer family movie night a hit

How about taking the family to the movies - at the school gym? That is exactly what the parents of students attending Pioneer Elementary School did this past Friday night.

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Outlook man injured in Monday night fire

OUTLOOK - An Outlook man is listed in serious condition this morning (Tuesday) at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center intensive care unit, where he is being treated for injuries he received in a house fire at his Outlook home Monday night.

February 1, 2005 midnight read more..


Armed robber pleads guilty

Lucio Cruz Benavidez, 26, of Sunnyside pled guilty in Yakima County Superior Court this morning (Tuesday) for his involvement in a string of armed robberies that plagued Sunnyside late last summer. Benavidez was scheduled to be tried this week, but pled guilty after the first day of the trial.

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