Alex Zavala and A.J. Valencia had a field day this past weekend for the Mabton High School boys basketball team.January 31, 2005 midnight read more..
Alex Zavala and A.J. Valencia had a field day this past weekend for the Mabton High School boys basketball team.January 31, 2005 midnight read more..
The methamphetamine problem in Washington state has reached epidemic heights.January 31, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Things are starting to get back to normal in Grandview after a chemical fire at the Wilbur-Ellis facility on Wine Country Road practically shut down the town of 8,500 people for nearly three days last week.January 31, 2005 midnight read more..
SELAH - The Sunnyside High School wrestling team will be at least 24 strong when it heads off to Sub-Regional action this coming Friday.January 31, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - While Grandview law enforcement was busy helping with traffic control and evacuation efforts during last week's chemical fire at the Wilbur-Ellis plant, Grandview criminals were busy as wellJanuary 31, 2005 midnight read more..
Earth should start moving soon at the site of Sunnyside's newest apartment complex. Vaughn Bay Construction Inc. was issued two building permits in December 2004 for work to be done at the intersection of Fifth Street and East Harrison Avenue.January 31, 2005 midnight read more..
A young mother walks into the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Family Medical Center in Walla Walla, carrying her sick child, looking for nothing more than something to cure the ailment that has suddenly overcome her feverish son. Not speaking the language and living in the Lower Yakima Valley, the only reason she's in Walla Walla is because she's followed the harvest.January 31, 2005 midnight read more..
The beauty of the sport of basketball is that one never knows who will step up on any given night. And on a night when things weren't going too well for the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team, it was Matt Haak who proved to be the team's savior.January 31, 2005 midnight read more..
A week after suffering a massive stroke, Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Commissioner Ellen Bird is still in critical condition as of this morning (Monday).January 31, 2005 midnight read more..
City of Sunnyside Public Works Director Jim Bridges is a happy man.January 28, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Road blocks could still be seen at many of Grandview's intersections this morning, as the half-mile evacuation area around the Wilbur-Ellis facility, where a fire broke out Wednesday afternoon, was still in effect. However, by this afternoon it is estimated that many of those road blocks will be removed.January 28, 2005 midnight read more..
WEST VALLEY - Gaining a share of the Mid-Valley League title hasn't been all that uncommon for the Sunnyside High School wrestling team. But standing alone atop the conference standings with the league championship trophy in hand has been another thing as of late.January 28, 2005 midnight read more..
BUENA - Getting consumers to eat Washington-grown peaches and nectarines is at the heart of a marketing plan that is now spreading across the United States. Encouraging consumers to "Taste the Difference" in Washington grown fruits is at the heart of a national advertising campaign being used in markets from coast to coast and even in some international markets.January 27, 2005 midnight read more..
Signs of all kinds have become a growing problem in Sunnyside over the past few years, believe some. This past Monday night, the Sunnyside City Council made a statement by declaring an emergency moratorium on erecting any new signs for 90 days.January 27, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Answering complicated math questions under pressure is not something many people would exceed at, but 11 students from Sunnyside's Harrison Middle School recently brought home awards for their efforts doing just that.January 27, 2005 midnight read more..
City of Sunnyside Property Maintenance Facilitator Bill Eikenbary kept himself busy in 2004.January 27, 2005 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - Kristen Wedam had a successful outing at the Columbia River Classic at the Mid-Columbia Gymnastics Academy in Richland on Saturday, Jan. 15.January 27, 2005 midnight read more..
In response to a concern from local businessman Pete Sartin, the Sunnyside City Council confirmed this past Monday night that it will be taking public input at two coming meetings concerning privatization of the public works department.January 27, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Getting into the sleepy community of Grandview was more difficult than trying to break into Fort Knox yesterday. Every calculated turn along back country roads was foiled as emergency workers and police officers stood, their faces shielded by gas masks, denying entry into the downtown corridor.January 27, 2005 midnight read more..
New Sunnyside Economic Development Association Director Rado Harrington spoke to those attending the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce after-hours event Tuesday night about successful strategies for economic development.January 26, 2005 midnight read more..
With the initial water supply outlook for the Yakima Valley looking bleak, Don Schramm on Tuesday updated members of the Board of Control for the Sunnyside Division of the Yakima Irrigation Project on the water outlook for the coming season.January 26, 2005 midnight read more..
With less than a minute left and the Sunnyside High School girls basketball team down by one against Hanford, six-foot tall junior Talia Spini was likely feeling some pressure as she made her way to the foul line last night. But with a quick flick of the wrist, Spini sealed the fate of the Falcons and pushed the Lady Grizzlies to their first win over Hanford this season.January 26, 2005 midnight read more..
Frank Villanueva, the new executive director of the Chief Kamiakin District of the Boy Scouts of America, has memories of traveling to summer camps and winter retreats with his scouting friends.January 26, 2005 midnight read more..
BICKLETON - The Yakama Tribal High School boys basketball team's speed and the power of the shooting arms of the Payer brothers proved too much for the Bickleton Pirates Tuesday night. The Eagles leapt out to an early lead, eventually claiming an 83-35 victory.January 26, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - For years, Ofelia Castilleja thought she suffered from lupus, a debilitating disease that attacks the body's connective tissue and organs. It was a disease that took one baby daughter and forced her to adapt to a very restricted lifestyle. Her life took yet another restrictive turn when doctors determined she doesn't suffers from lupus, but faces something even more life threatening.January 26, 2005 midnight read more..
As good as advertised! The Sunnyside Grizzlies won't argue that point when it comes to the play of the Hanford boys basketball team.January 26, 2005 midnight read more..
For Chief Kamiakin Elementary School Library Assistant Marge Zylstra, volunteering her services to the Lower Valley Relay for Life is something that helps her do something to fight the disease that took the life of first her best friend and most recently her sister.January 26, 2005 midnight read more..
Scout battle is about American values "To those who cite the First Amendment as reason for excluding God from more and more of our institutions every day, I say: the First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny." - Ronald ReaganJanuary 26, 2005 midnight read more..
OUTLOOK - While parents gathered around classroom tables, their children proudly showed off some of the new skills they have been learning while attending what is fast becoming a powerful education tool.January 26, 2005 midnight read more..
After finishing the second set of interviews Monday evening for the vacant Sunnyside School Board position, the school board decided to ask four of the 10 interviewed back for a second set of interviews to be held Monday, Jan. 31.January 25, 2005 midnight read more..
Tom Paul, the artist responsible for the demonstrative signs that decorate the corridor along South Hill Road chastising city government and local media, found a hesitant ally at Monday night's Sunnyside City Council meeting. But not even the support of Mayor Pro-tem Mike Farmer was enough to get Paul his way.January 25, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - There was a time when many followers of men's fastpitch softball made the argument that Dwayne Kamphuis had the deadliest arm in the country. Many fans argued Kamphuis' arm was better than that of legendary softball pitcher Eddie "The King" Feigner.January 25, 2005 midnight read more..
In an effort to create larger parcels of land to attract potential industrial users, the Sunnyside Port Commission has agreed to purchase the old Yakima Rendering plant, located in the middle of the Port's property on Midvale Road.January 25, 2005 midnight read more..
PULLMAN - Pullman was a bustling center of activity last week, as 32 high school seniors from around the state gathered in the eastern Washington community to take part in the 47th annual Washington Junior Miss competition. Among the 32 girls were Grandview Junior Miss Jody Davis and Prosser Junior Miss Kendra Cabbage.January 24, 2005 midnight read more..
Although skies are still gray and temperatures are still cold, it's time for people in the Lower Yakima Valley to start thinking about spring and the American Cancer Society's Lower Valley Relay for Life, which is set to take place May 14-15.January 24, 2005 midnight read more..
Landscaping has long been an issue in the City of Sunnyside, an issue that for a time seemingly drug on and on.January 21, 2005 midnight read more..
A spur of the moment decision by Sunnyside Police Officer Jim Ortiz has led to the purchase of more than $2,300 worth of tactical training equipment.January 21, 2005 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - Don't think you need to pull aside for ambulances or police vehicles? Well, you might want to think again. The penalty is about to go up.January 20, 2005 midnight read more..
SELAH - A head-on collision early Wednesday morning on SR-821, known to many as the Ellensburg Canyon Highway, claimed the lives of two men. One of the deceased was a Sunnyside resident-41-year-old Martin G. Guerrero.January 20, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The trial of a Lower Valley teen for his involvement in the death of his 11-year-old cousin is tentatively set to start Feb. 14, but that could change, said Yakima County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Bill Eller.January 20, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - For more than a week, members of the Grandview Parks and Recreation Service Area Board have been pounding the pavement, visiting with different groups to get feedback on the proposed plans for a family aquatics center.January 20, 2005 midnight read more..
Chief Kamiakin Elementary School will be hosting a Scholastic Warehouse book sale later this month.January 19, 2005 midnight read more..
Success and failure rarely happen accidentally. Businesses that plan are proactive and seek to follow proven business strategies are much more likely to be successful. That's the message Sunnyside's Economic Development Association (SEDA) will share with those who attend the January Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce business after-hours social.January 19, 2005 midnight read more..
Content with launching just 3-point shots and rarely trekking into the paint to fight for a rebound, the Yakama Tribal High School girls basketball team paid the price last night. Sunnyside Christian, despite substituting freely, lambasted the Eagles, 87-14.January 19, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside War Veterans Memorial located at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens has earned its supporters national recognition.January 19, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - People looking to solicit donations in Grandview are going to have to jump through a few hoops before they are allowed to hit the streets.January 19, 2005 midnight read more..
Is the Washington state legislature meeting its top constitutional priority of funding education without placing the burden on taxpayers?January 18, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - It was nothing quite like their classic game for the 2002 2A State basketball championship, but nonetheless, the Grandview and Chelan high school boys basketball teams served as an entertaining prelude to last night's main event at the Tourneytown.com Shootout.January 18, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - As a former executive secretary, real estate broker, high school teacher and now as a homemaker, Karen Gunderson of Bellevue knows the value of being organized.January 18, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Community Center was abuzz with activity as community members gathered to commemorate the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.January 18, 2005 midnight read more..
HOQUIAM - Based on how the Sunnyside High School wrestling team has fared at tournaments this season, the Grizzlies have to be licking their chops in anticipation of the 3A State tourney.January 17, 2005 midnight read more..
The husband-wife team of Smith & Adams will present the second concert in the Lower Valley Community Concert 2004-05 Series. The duo will be performing Sunday, Jan. 16, at 3 p.m. on the stage of the Sunnyside High School auditorium.January 14, 2005 midnight read more..
What should the Sunnyside School District's new middle school be named?January 14, 2005 midnight read more..
Mabton Junior/Senior High School English teacher Tamara Steen was recently selected as one of the top four finalists for 2005 National Teacher of the Year honors.January 13, 2005 midnight read more..
Five Sunnyside High School students will be freezing for a good cause outside the front doors of the school while the Sunnyside Grizzlies take on the Hanford Falcons at home Tuesday, Jan. 25.January 13, 2005 midnight read more..
When Sarah Berumen and her mother, Linda Hall, were discussing how to celebrate the little Sunnyside girl's upcoming 10th birthday party, the Washington Elementary School fourth grader surprised her mother with an unusual request.January 13, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - With senior Cody Heckert earning a rare start and beefy sophomore Ryan Engel called up from the JV to provide some muscle, the Sunnyside Grizzly basketball team rallied in the second half to down Prosser last night, 58-52.January 12, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Port District commissioners approved a 3 percent cost of living salary increase for the Port's 12 full-time employees.January 12, 2005 midnight read more..
Impassioned pleas by several community residents to not have the city refer to Martin Luther King Jr. Day as Civil Rights Day apparently struck a chord with the Sunnyside City Council last night.January 11, 2005 midnight read more..
The Lady Grizzlies had a rough weekend, losing games against both Hanford and Selah this past Friday and Saturday nights. Sunnyside lost against the Vikings in the fourth quarter and had to fight to keep up with the Falcons, losing a close game Saturday night.January 11, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council last night approved a resolution that gives final plat approval to the Harvest Village subdivision.January 11, 2005 midnight read more..
Last Thursday started off as a normal day for 14-year-old Michelle Redick, a seventh grader at Harrison Middle School. She stopped by the Daily Sun News after school with her father, George, and her younger sister Rebecca, to pick up the newspapers for her paper route and started on her way.January 10, 2005 midnight read more..
A three-year member of the Sunnyside Fire Department, Josh Roe, and the late Steve Evans, a 17-year volunteer with the department who died of an apparent heart attack while hunting this past fall, were honored last month at the Sunnyside Fire Department Award Banquet for outstanding service in 2004.January 10, 2005 midnight read more..
A total of seven Sunnyside High School junior varsity grapplers posted 4-0 records Saturday at the annual Sunnyside JV Wrestling Invitational.January 10, 2005 midnight read more..
She might not have stepped up if they hadn't thrown that single piece of bait towards her.January 10, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Parks and Recreation Service Board is getting ready to take its show on the road.January 7, 2005 midnight read more..
Five years ago when their birth was announced, the Garcia triplets of Sunnyside and their mother, Arcelia Garcia, made international media headlines largely due to the fact that their mother was 54-years-old. It is rare that a woman in her 50s would give birth to triplets. In fact, health experts say such pregnancies are a one in a million probability.January 7, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside farmer Rick Herndon will be headed to China next week as part of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation's leadership program. He spoke to members of the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club Thursday morning about the leadership program, which he has been a member of since the fall of 2003.January 7, 2005 midnight read more..
Three Lower Valley teenage singers will have a chance to shine and compete for cash prizes before a hometown crowd, thanks to the Rolling Hills Chorus Chapter of Sweet Adelines International.January 7, 2005 midnight read more..
When Efren Duran started taking classes at PRIDE High School, his junior year he knew he was going to have to make some changes in his life. Along with improving his attendance record and getting good grades, Duran said he made a conscious decision that he was going to play basketball.January 6, 2005 midnight read more..
New Vision, an economic development organization in Yakima County, has already started the ball rolling on a welfare reform program designed to open doors of new opportunity in the workplace.January 6, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside police officers have arrested a 20-year-old Sunnyside man believed to be responsible for several car thefts in the Lower Valley.January 6, 2005 midnight read more..
JCPenney is a store that may have been around since 1902, but it was not always known by its current title. Wednesday morning, Jonica Bridges, manager of the Sunnyside JCPenney store, told members of the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club that when the retail business first started it was known as the Golden Rule.January 6, 2005 midnight read more..
by Michael Kantman and Julia HartJanuary 5, 2005 midnight read more..
Several buildings in the Sunnyside are are no longer standing. Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners certified the removal and disposal of several buildings along Riverside Road and Midvale Road near Sunnyside as complete. The work was done by Russell Crane Service, Inc. of Yakima.January 5, 2005 midnight read more..
Riley Sivak poured in a game high 24 points against Sunnyside last night, but it was his Ellensburg teammate, Tony Quirk, who sparked the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind Mid-Valley League victory over the Grizzly boys basketball team.January 5, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - After having served as a member of the Grandview City Council for more than a decade, Monday night Norm Childress found his place on the governing body shifting. Last night, Childress raised his right hand and was sworn in as the new mayor of the City of Grandview.January 4, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School Principal Dennis Birr has long been an advocate of the efforts of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). But at the December Sunnyside School Board meeting, Birr made his feelings known about the changes WIAA enacted regarding the spring sports season.January 3, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The new year didn't get off to a good start for several Lower Valley residents. Just two hours after ringing in the new year, Grandview police responded to a report of a fight in the 900 block of Conestoga Way and ended up finding a stabbing victim.January 3, 2005 midnight read more..
Maria Gomez of Outlook was in her last day of work at the Sunnyside Wal-Mart store before the start of her maternity leave last Friday, when her water broke at about 8:30 p.m. putting into motion the birth of her first child.January 3, 2005 midnight read more..
Jim Zook may be a relatively new face in Sunnyside, but he is no stranger to the grocery industry. Zook, who has been the manager of the Sunnyside Safeway store for the past two years, has been working with groceries for nearly 16 years.January 3, 2005 midnight read more..
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