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Friday, July 29

Miss Sunnyside hopeful: Sherran Garcia

With summer about midway over, young Sherran Garcia is starting to get nervous. And not just because she will start school as a junior at Sunnyside High School in late August.

Firemen promote cell phone program

Cell phones can serve many different purposes. They can be used to call for help when one is stranded or to even access the Internet. But the Sunnyside Fire Department is promoting a new use for cell phones, one that could very well save a person's life.

Open Mike

My little buddy

My little buddy

The Newcomer

Musing opens windows to the mind

Musing opens windows to the mind

'Evening in the Park' features food, fun, Elvis

GRANDVIEW - The Sunnyside Community Hospital Foundation is seeking support from the community on Saturday, Aug. 27, tempting people first with a best ball golf tournament, followed by a gourmet dinner and a concert featuring Elvis impersonator Justin Shandor.

Bus inspection marks good

Sunnyside School District Transportation Department Supervisor David Taylor shared with the school board Thursday night some of the findings of a recent Washington State Patrol bus fleet inspection.

Guest Editorial

God: nowhere prohibited, everywhere present

God: nowhere prohibited, everywhere present

Ten more Lower Valley residents file for public office

Today (Friday) marks the last day potential candidates can file for election to the more than 30 Lower Valley positions that are set to be on the ballot this fall.

Obituaries

ELMER LEE SATTERFIELD

S'side 16-year-old shot in clash of rival gangs

Gang warfare has apparently broken out in Sunnyside.

Granger librarian enjoys working with local children

GRANGER - For Granger Librarian Nan Ide, her first day on the job was an exciting one. She walked in to find her library on a cold December day to find the space filled with about 56 children and nearly a dozen adults.

Sunnyside City Council Briefs

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Sunshine Days a definite 'go,' say organizers

Viewing a movie on the lawns surrounding Sunnyside Centennial Square, admiring automotive pride at a car show and browsing the work of Lower Valley craftsmen are all among the activities being planned for the 2005 Sunnyside Sunshine Days celebration.

Thursday, July 28

Port hires Carol Carter as new financial officer

The Port of Sunnyside's newest employee hadn't meant to go to work so soon. A new Bickleton resident, Carol Carter had planned to begin looking for a job in September.

City budget on track for the most part

With few exceptions, the City of Sunnyside is in good financial shape. At least that was the message delivered this past Monday night by new Sunnyside Finance Director Scott James.

Briefs

1-Column

City Council told soccer fields need upgrade

If there was one message the Sunnyside City Council received this past Monday night, it is that something needs to be done about the playing conditions of the various fields within the parks system, especially at SunnyView Park.

Only five file on Wednesday for Lower Valley public office

As of Thursday morning, there are 24 candidates who have filed for the 33 elected positions that are coming open in the Lower Yakima Valley this fall. Five of those candidates filed on Wednesday.

Greyhound summer classic this weekend

GRANDVIEW - It is a summer tournament that has only gotten better over the years. And the eighth annual Late Summer Classic Basketball Tournament in Grandview this weekend is expected to be even better than in years before.

Catholic Diocese's 4-plex housing proposal denied

Sunnyside Planning Commissioner Barry Weaver called a Diocese of Yakima Housing Services proposal to build 4-plexes in the city's newest annexation "appalling."

Dolphins avenge earlier loss to Sharks

SELAH - Winning on the road in the Mid-Valley Summer Swim League, especially against the likes of the Selah Dolphins, can be a formidable task.

South First Street project heads city's TIP list

The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday night formally approved a six-year transportation improvement plan (TIP) for the community.

Mabton School Board approves $9.8 million budget

MABTON - With very little discussion given to the amount of money needed to operate the Mabton School District, the Mabton School board approved a $9.8 million operating budget for 2005-06 during its meeting held this past Monday night.

Working Stiff

For Grandview's public works director, there is no place he would rather be

For Grandview's public works director, there is no place he would rather be

Obituary

PHYLLIS LORRAINE TUTTLE

Wednesday, July 27

Births

Births

More file for public office

There are a number of elected positions up for grabs this fall, and Tuesday morning seven more people decided to throw their hat in to the ring and seek public office.

SVID spokesman points out need for adequate water storage

When it comes to water supply there is more at play than how much snow falls in the mountains.

Guest Editorial

Stop blaming Hollywood, blame yourselves

Stop blaming Hollywood, blame yourselves

Hart Beat

Taking stock of our pride

Taking stock of our pride

Yakima Regional Library board hears about Sunnyside growth

Deciding to hold its July board of directors meeting at the Sunnyside branch library gave members of the Yakima Valley Regional Library board an opportunity to learn what's going on in the Sunnyside community and its future impact on library patrons.

Midvale Road nearly complete

With just a few details to be ironed out in its irrigation system, the Midvale Road improvement project is for all intents completed, at least that is the word from the Port of Sunnyside office.

Couple finds koi pond relaxing

GRANDVIEW - Relaxing at home takes on an all new meaning after making a visit to the home of Aaron and Vona Galey of Grandview.

Sunnyside girls carry Sharks to big triumph over Toppenish

The girls on the Sunnyside Sharks swim team have been making waves all summer long. Last night, they continued to splash past the competition, leading the Sharks to a dominating 509-232 victory over the visiting Toppenish Tarpons.

Tuesday, July 26

SunnyView skate park moves step closer to reality

Thanks to a $51,850 grant from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program's outdoor recreation account, the SunnyView skate park is a step closer to reality this morning.

Grandview PD having little luck in finding suspects

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Police Department is hard pressed in finding any of the suspects involved with two separate shootings.

Wastewater treatment plant upgrade totals $15.4 million

The Sunnyside City Council reached the middle of the road last night in awarding the bid for court-mandated construction improvements to the wastewater treatment plant.

Mabton School Board Briefs

1-Column

Death Notice

GERTRUDE E

Raabs 'Love Is' tourney winners

Robbi and Jennifer Raab of Yakima handily bested the field this past weekend in Black Rock Creek Golf Course's annual "Love Is" Couples Tournament.

Citizens reminded to lock cars, take valuables inside

The number of automobile thefts are on the rise in Sunnyside, but there is something residents can do to thwart would-be car thieves.

A dozen local candidates file for re-election first thing Monday

There are 35 positions up for election in the Lower Yakima Valley, and Monday a dozen people made their way to the Yakima County Courthouse to ensure their name will be on the ballot this fall.

June bridge winners announced

The bridge winners for the local chapter of the American Contract Bridge League for the month of June have been announced. The winners are as follows:

Fireworks task force created in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council chambers slowly started to fill with familiar faces Monday night, as the council decided what it's next step would be in dealing with the community's fireworks ordinance.

Monday, July 25

Briefs

1-Column

High speed chase ends with capture in corn field

A Yakima man is cooling his heels this morning (Monday) in the Sunnyside jail after leading Lower Valley law enforcement officers on a late Friday night high speed chase. The pursuit, which started in Sunnyside, ended in a corn field near Boundary Road just outside of Mabton, when the suspect abandoned his vehicle and managed to temporarily avoid arrest.

S'side woman dies in collision

A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of Gertrude E. Meadowcroft of Sunnyside last Friday afternoon.

Grandview School District budget grows by $1.9 million

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School Board, on Aug. 22, will be asked to approve the 2005-06 operating budget for the district.

Friday, July 22

Granger possible site for mini-hydro races

GRANGER - Imagine the Granger pond at Hisey Park becoming the next Columbia Cup of sorts.

Sunnyside police have no new leads in June 28 double homicide

With no new leads and a lot of legwork going into interviewing witnesses, the Sunnyside police are no closer to charging anyone for the June 28 double murder of two men at Sunnyside Parkland Homes.

Food Fore Thought

'American Green Eggs and Ham'

'American Green Eggs and Ham'

Prosser Wine and Food Fair to be held Aug. 13

PROSSER - What is arguably Eastern Washington's premier wine and food event, the 25th Prosser Wine and Food Fair, is just around the corner.

11th annual Chile Pepper Festival set for Aug. 6-7

The windswept slopes of the Rattlesnake Hills north of Sunnyside will provide the venue for the 11th annual Pacific Northwest Chile Pepper Festival, set for Aug. 6 and 7.

Guest Editorial

Supreme Court repeals the Constitution

Supreme Court repeals the Constitution

Don't waste your time on 'Don't Believe the Truth'

by Rachel Bott

Kantman newest member of Housing Authority board

Housing is nothing new for the newest member of the Sunnyside Housing Authority board.

$500 reward offered for bringing to justice person who shot horse

A cowardly act, one that would turn the stomachs of most people, has robbed a Sunnyside area family of a valued pet.

Sunnyside Sharks deal Barracudas 463-150 loss

NACHES - At the expense of the under-manned Naches Barracudas, the Sunnyside Sharks summer swim team improved its league record to 9-1 last night. Sunnyside dominated the action in Naches' 25-yard pool, winning by a 463-150 score.

Religious Reflections

Those who refuse to die, we salute you

Those who refuse to die, we salute you

Grandview City Council Briefs

1-Column

Michels places 13th at Banner Bank invite

WALLA WALLA - Andrew Michels of Grandview narrowly missed out on a top 10 finish at last week's Banner Bank Junior Golf Invitational, staged at the Walla Walla Country Club.

Local farm fined by DOE

A Lower Yakima Valley farm operation was recently fined $10,000 by the Washington State Department of DOE for drawing water out of two underground aquifers, an act that can affect water levels.

Tacitly Yours

Taking time to slow down

Taking time to slow down

Thursday, July 21

Death Notice

ELSIE E

Briefs

1-Column

Tuesday night's gunshot victim in 'good' condition

Sunnyside police are saying this past Tuesday night's shooting of a 26-year-old Granger man in the 800 block of East Harrison Avenue was not a random act.

Briefly

1-Column

2005-06 school budget in Mabton $9.8 million

MABTON - The Mabton School District Board of Directors is expected to adopt a $9.8 million general operating budget for 2005-06 at their Monday, July 25, meeting.

Wednesday, July 20

Mabton City Hall to be closed on Fridays

MABTON - Effective Aug. 1, Mabton City Hall will be closed on Fridays.

Sharks make short work of Grandview Neptunes

Except for the backstroke races, the Sunnyside Sharks were heads-and-shoulders above the visiting Grandview Neptunes last night.

Open Mike

I just have two things to say...

I just have two things to say...

Schultz newest Rec Commission member

It was a call for help that first alerted Sunnyside resident Marvine Schultz to the open position on the Sunnyside Recreation and Community Center Commission.

Amendment made to agreement with Grandview Port District

GRANDVIEW - Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners approved an amendment to a SIED agreement with the Port of Grandview for the Grape and Wine Education Center.

Guest Editorial

Time to bring our telecommunications laws up to speed

Time to bring our telecommunications laws up to speed

The Newcomer

Is it hot yet?

Is it hot yet?

Bickleton School Board approves $1.5 million budget

BICKLETON - When it comes to revenues and expenditures, the Bickleton School District has very little wiggle room.

Forum

1-Column

Tuesday night shooting leaves one hospitalized

Sunnyside's sixth gunshot victim in three weeks is being treated this morning at Sunnyside Community Hospital following a late Tuesday night surgery for multiple gunshot injuries.

Highway to receive overlay

GRANGER - Tuesday morning, the Yakima County commissioners voted to authorize the advertisement of bids for a project that will improve a section of Yakima Valley Highway.

Tuesday, July 19

Births

Births

Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, economic group to merge

With just a few details to be worked out, the merger of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and Sunnyside Economic Development Association (SEDA) is a done deal.

Obituary

CLARENCE WHIPPLE

Grandview merchants offered chance to expand their property

GRANDVIEW - Business owners with shops along Wine Country Road, from Euclid Road to Grandridge Road, are being presented an offer they might just not be able to refuse.

Rockets' red glare too explosive for some Grandview residents

GRANDVIEW - It was the aftermath of this year's Fourth of July celebration that upset Grandview Mayor Norm Childress.

G'view teen shot

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Police Department had few details to provide from a shooting that occurred last night.

Local man arrested on rape charge

Sunnyside police have arrested a Sunnyside man, 33, as a result of a rape which reportedly occurred in the 1400 block of Madison Avenue sometime after midnight last Thursday.

Motel death ruled accidental

The death of 33-year-old Sunnyside businessman Christopher Leach, who was found dead in a local motel room last Friday morning, has been ruled accidental by the Sunnyside police.

Monday, July 18

Schatz spells out claim against city in lawsuit

Former City of Sunnyside Finance Director Bud Schatz has officially laid the foundation to seek damages for his dismissal by City Manager Bob Stockwell earlier this year.

Newest S'side Planning Commission member ready to hit ground running

When you ask Stephen Maltos why he has spent the last six years of his life volunteering time on Sunnyside advisory boards, the answer is simple, "...because I like to have a voice in what direction our city is going."

Businessman found dead in local motel

The body of a 33-year-old Sunnyside businessman was discovered early last Friday morning in a local motel, where Sunnyside police and firemen responded to a report of a room fire.

Sunnyside man listed in critical condition at Harborview Hospital

A Sunnyside man injured in a one car rollover on South Hill Road, west of Sunnyside, last Saturday afternoon is listed in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Three new traffic signals going up in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Driving down Grandview's main thoroughfares has proven to be much like an obstacle course in recent weeks as the city prepares to put in three new traffic signals.

Obituaries

DOROTHY VELMA BOGGS

Friday, July 15

Hart Beat

Get ready, it's nearly summer block party time

Get ready, it's nearly summer block party time

Piranhas deal Sharks first defeat of season

PROSSER - Claiming all the first place finishes in the boys and girls 8&U events, as well as in the boys 14&U, 16&U and 18&U races, the Prosser Piranhas eked out a 406-368 victory over the Sunnyside Sharks last night.

Forum

1-Column

The Valley's Market closing, Fiesta Foods to take over store

Fiesta Foods, a grocery store based in Pasco, will be replacing the vacancy in the Mid-Valley Mall left with the departure of The Valley's Market.

Downtown to serve as backdrop for 'Sunnyside Summer Jam'

Nearly 85 teams are expected to pack Sunnyside's downtown corridor next weekend, July 23-24, for the third annual Sunnyside Summer Jam three-on-three basketball tournament.

Tickets now on sale for July 30 Lower Valley Hospice auction

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Lower Valley Hospice benefit auction.

Young boys' quick actions save baby's life

A family celebration nearly turned to disaster, had it not been for the quick reaction of three young Sunnyside boys.

Guest Editorial

Another reason to support the WASL

Another reason to support the WASL

Obituary

HOWARD KELLEHER

Sun Valley closes season with convincing win

MOXEE - Sun Valley 16-18-year-old baseball coach Dave Martinez has always carried the simple philosophy if you have two of either hitting, pitching or defense working for a team in a game, then most likely victory is in store.

Story Time

Klondike treats tasty,but no longer affordable

Klondike treats tasty,but no longer affordable

Religious Reflections

Discovering God's purpose for us

Discovering God's purpose for us

Entertainment Briefs

1-Column

Thursday, July 14

Briefs

1-Column

Black Rock Creek squad ties for third at PGA pro-am

MOSES LAKE - The Sunnyside Black Rock Creek Golf Course squad of club pro Jeff Bender and amateurs Bob Hall, Ron Harle, Geoff Bowlsby and Robbie Goin earned a share of the third place prize in the team division at this past Monday's PGA pro-am tournament staged at The Links at Moses Pointe.

Voc tech center plans pushed forward

Saying a recent trip to Washington D.C. proved to be very helpful, Sunnyside School District Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole is eager to proceed with the next step in making the Lower Valley Community Vocational Technology Center a reality.

Sunnyside Chamber/SEDA moving

Saying its new location will improve the image of the Sunnyside Economic Development Association (SEDA) and the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Rado Harrington, who serves as executive director for both groups, announced Wednesday that the two offices will be relocating to 700 S. Sixth St.

Briefly

1-Column

More than two dozen teens trek to Sunnyside to SERVE

Several new faces have been popping up in the community this past week.

Wednesday, July 13

Tacitly Yours

Cutting the cord

Cutting the cord

County moves to mail-in election system

And then there were 27.

Forum

1-Column

Aug. 29 trial date of murder suspect

Aug. 29 is the trial date for the 32-year-old man charged with the murder of a Mt. Vernon woman in a Sunnyside motel on Sunday, July 3.

Grandview police investigate car thefts, burglaries

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview police have issued state-wide bulletins for information concerning the theft of two vehicles reported Monday.

Dalrymple receives OK to rebuild four-plex

The Sunnyside Board of Adjustment last night gave its approval to a conditional use permit request from John Dalrymple.

Tuesday, July 12

Murder suspect to be arraigned today

A man who turned himself in last Thursday in connection with the July 3 stabbing death of a 73-year-old woman will be arraigned today (Tuesday) in Yakima Superior Court.

G'view to consider banning fireworks

GRANDVIEW - A "war zone" type celebration of the Fourth of July last week has prompted Grandview Mayor Norm Childress to schedule a public meeting to address the possibility of banning fireworks in that community.

Council establishes new utility discount rates for disabled/seniors

With little fanfare, the Sunnyside City Council Monday night formally approved an ordinance establishing new water and sewer discount rates for seniors and disabled residents.

Still no charges filed in double homicide

The second of three shooting victims injured in the June 28 double homicide at Sunnyside Parkland Homes has been released from a Seattle hospital, but according to Sunnyside police, the man is not in custody.

SVID reservoir ready to hold water

PROSSER - Eight months after ground was broken on the Sunnyside Canal Improvement Project's re-regulating reservoir, a handful of Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) employees stood at the rim of the reservoir Monday, located outside of Prosser, and watched as the first drops of irrigation water flowed into what looked like an empty, rocky lake bed.

Selah, Sunnyside dominate Toppenish AAU Swim Meet

TOPPENISH - With nine age division champions between them, the Selah and Sunnyside summer swim clubs dominated the competition at this past weekend's 11-team Toppenish AAU Swim Meet.

Obituary

GERALD D

Aguilar challenges appointment of Werkhoven to adjustment board

The Sunnyside City Council Monday night overrode Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar's objection to the appointment of former Councilman Chad Werkhoven to the Sunnyside Board of Adjustment, by Mayor Ed Prilucik.

Monday, July 11

Sun Valley fifth at Big Stick tourney

SELAH - Despite a tournament filled with errors, the Sun Valley 16-18-year-old baseball team battled its way to a fifth place finish at the Big Stick eight-team tournament in Selah, which started last Thursday.

Car of Grandview shooting suspect recovered in canal

GRANDVIEW - A car believed to have been used in a July 3 Grandview shooting has been recovered from a Roza Irrigation canal north of Grandview.

Birds of prey special guests at S'side library Tuesday, July 12

Visitors walking through the doors of the Sunnyside Library Tuesday morning will have to watch for low flying birds.

Sunnyside's new finance director settling in at city hall

He has only been aboard a couple of weeks, but new City of Sunnyside Finance Director Scott James is quickly finding his place in the community.

Cancer Society tennis tournament huge success

The 25th annual Sunnyside American Cancer Society tennis tournament can easily be deemed a huge success.

Sunnyside to hold Night Out meeting Thursday, July 14

Sunnyside residents interested in learning more about holding a National Night Out neighborhood block watch party are encouraged to attend a meeting this Thursday.

Grandview School District libraries receive $197,896 grant

GRANDVIEW - A roomful of school children may have been the easiest audience Central Washington Congressman Doc Hastings had to face last week.

Briefs

1-Column

Friday, July 8

Obituaries

CHARLES ALLEN (CHUCK) MONROE

The Newcomer

Hooray for weird!

Hooray for weird!

Artwork and wine spotlighted during Prosser event

PROSSER - Wines and artwork will share the spotlight next weekend during the 2005 Prosser Gallery Walk and Wine Gala.

Open Mike

It's a battle we can't win

It's a battle we can't win

Home Country

BY SLIM RANDLES

Commissioners faced with some tough decisions concerning new justice center

YAKIMA - The Yakima County commissioners have several important decisions to make in the next two weeks. In that amount of time commissioners are expected to make a decision as to whether they will allow a shakedown or test run of the newly completed justice center and they will decide if they will move forward with testing the market to see if there are jurisdictions that would be interested in renting beds at the new facility.

Religious Reflections

Lessons from the College World Series

Lessons from the College World Series

S'side Sharks clip Whales, 445-360

Sunnyside got the victories from its usual cast of top performers-Toni Castillo, Kaitlyn Broersma, Katie Knee and Jacob Hollander-but it was several other teammates who swung the outcome of the battle the Sharks' way last night.

Diaz, Kaplicky newest school administrators in Sunnyside

One of the newest assistant principals in the Sunnyside School District, Charlie Diaz, is a native of the Lower Valley. The other new member of the administrative team, Doug Kaplicky, already knows just about everyone here.

Forum

Quit smoking

Quit smoking

Guest Editorial

New crisis faces small business

New crisis faces small business

New playground equipment is ready for kids

GRANDVIEW - Nearly 20 children milled around Grandview's newest piece of playground equipment Thursday afternoon, figthing hard to control the urge to run up the steps and slide down one of the three new slides that make up the large toy.

Sun Valley drops heartbreaker in tourney opener

SELAH - It was a heartbreaking loss for the Sun Valley 16-18-year-old baseball team in the opening game of the Selah tournament yesterday.

Thursday, July 7

Friends plan fund-raisers for Sunnyside youth

While Aaron Saunders, 17, is recovering from injuries received in a Scoon Road truck-bicycle collision on June 16, family and friends are planning fund-raisers to help the Saunders family with medical costs.

Grandview to kick off National Night Out

GRANDVIEW - People from throughout the Lower Valley are invited to spend an evening at Westside Park in Grandview celebrating the kick-off of the National Night Out Against Crime event.

Sunnyside School Board sets goals

Sunnyside's school directors have numerous goals they hope to accomplish in the near future. Topping the list, though, are increasing parental involvement, as well as creating as many volunteer opportunities as possible.

Murder suspect surrenders to Sunnyside police

A man wanted in connection with last Sunday night's stabbing death of a 73-year-old Mt. Vernon woman at a Sunnyside motel has turned himself in to Sunnyside police.

Births

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Grape growers invited to tour local vineyards

As warmer temperatures begin to beat down on the Yakima Valley, the Washington State Grape Society is working to ensure that grape growers throughout the area are making the most efficient use of their water.

Wednesday, July 6

Police believe elderly woman's death result of domestic dispute

A 73-year-old Mt. Vernon woman found dead at a Sunnyside motel Sunday night may have been romantically linked to her killer.

G'view police search for shooting suspect

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police are seeking the whereabouts of Emeliano (Emiliano) V. Mendoza, 33, in connection with a shooting late Sunday night in which a 19-year-old Grandview male was injured.

Sunnyside School Board Briefs

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Hart Beat

Sometimes fireworks plans go awry

Sometimes fireworks plans go awry

Double homicide in S'side believed to be drug related

Sunnyside police now believe a June 28 Parkland Homes shooting in which two men were killed and three others were injured may have been drug related.

Auditor's office requesting move to an all mail-in voting format

If Yakima County commissioners approve a request from the Yakima County Auditor's Office next week, everyone in the county could be voting from the comfort of their own home by the time the 2005 general election comes around.

Guest Editorial

Who cares about the income gap?

Who cares about the income gap?

Briefs

1-Column

Burgueno propels Sun Valley to victory

Going on one day's rest following a grueling Fourth of July holiday tournament, things didn't turn out too badly for the Sun Valley 16-18-year-old baseball team Tuesday afternoon.

Sharks topple Tarpons

TOPPENISH - Sunnyside's girls won 29 of 32 races last night to spearhead the Sharks' dominating victory over the Toppenish Tarpons.

Tuesday, July 5

Parkland Homes shooting suspect being released from hospital into police custody

A Parkland Homes shooting suspect injured in last Tuesday's double homicide, which left two others injured as well, is being released from Sunnyside Community Hospital today (Tuesday). He will be placed directly into the custody of U.S. Immigration officials, said Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder.

Annual Cancer Society tennis tournament July 8-10

The 25th annual American Cancer Society benefit tennis tournament in Sunnyside will be held this coming weekend at the high school tennis courts.

Three injured in I-82 collision

BENTON CITY - Three Sunnyside residents sustained injuries last Saturday evening as the result of a two-vehicle collision on I-82, near Benton City.

Sun Valley celebrates fourth place finish

HERMISTON, ORE. - The Sun Valley 16-18-year-old baseball team spent its Fourth of July weekend making a name for itself. The local diamond team turned some heads with its fourth place finish at the annual Fourth of July summer baseball tournament in Hermiston.

Police seek person of interest in connection with 73-year-old woman's death

Calling the Sunday night stabbing death of a 73-year-old woman staying at Sunnyside Sun Valley Inn a homicide, Sunnyside police are seeking a 22-year-old man for questioning.

Rollover claims life of local man

A Sunnyside man, 26-year-old Juan G. Hernandez, died in a one-vehicle rollover accident this past Saturday.

Illegal fireworks keep Sunnyside police busy

The sounds of fireworks exploding well into the night kept Sunnyside police busy answering disturbance calls last night as Sunnyside residents chose to celebrate the Fourth of July by setting off illegal fireworks. There were even illegal fireworks displays being set off as the Sunnyside Lions Club hosted its annual community fireworks display Monday night from Sunnyside High School Clem Senn Field.

Obituaries

JUAN GABRIEL HERNANDEZ

Warren, Hall, Bird, Chiprez Spirit of Sunnyside award winners

From a young lady who has been accepted to attend prestigious Stanford University this fall to a man best described as the go-to guy, from a pioneer of the sugar beet industry to a woman who was a community activist, this year's Spirit of Sunnyside Award winners truly reflect the best of what the community has to offer.

Friday, July 1

City rejects wastewater treatment plant bids

The City of Sunnyside has formally reopened the bidding process for improvements to the wastewater treatment plant.

Port reaches settlement in Horizon building lawsuit

The Port of Sunnyside has reached a mediated settlement with B7 Engineering-T.W Bardell P.E. firm of Sunnyside after a day-long mediation session held Thursday behind closed doors at the law offices of Hart and Winfree in Sunnyside.

Hart Beat

Learn to celebrate the Fourth of July

Learn to celebrate the Fourth of July

Religious Reflections

Keeping the Sabbath

Keeping the Sabbath

Dance teams to show off their moves during dance showcase

Saturday evening, dance teams from throughout the Lower Valley will be showcasing their moves and gyrating to the beat as part of the Summer Blast Dance Showcase.

The Newcomer

The real danger of summer

The real danger of summer

Sharks successfully defend home turf against Barracudas

Sweeping all 16 of the relay races, and winning 41 of the 52 individual events, the Sunnyside Sharks blew the visiting Naches Barracudas out of the water last night.

School board will deal directly with liquor license requests

With Sunnyside City Councilman Bruce Ricks sitting in the audience, a passionate Bill Smith made his case about what the Sunnyside School District's stance on liquor license requests should be.

CD Review

'Martha Wainwright' CD a must-have

'Martha Wainwright' CD a must-have

Guest Editorial

Labor scarce, growers need help

Labor scarce, growers need help

Sunnyside School Board Briefs

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