Coming home from the store late Tuesday night, 18-year-old Tony Cantu was startled to see a man collapsed on his front porch. Not recognizing the man as a neighbor, he demanded to know what the man was doing at his home. The man asked Cantu for help as he struggled to get up and go inside Cantu's home.June 30, 2005 midnight read more..
TOPPENISH - Black Rock Creek club pro Jeff Bender, as well as four amateurs from the Sunnyside course, stole the show this past Monday at a PGA pro-am event staged at Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club.June 29, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Yakima Valley Community College is offering a unique summer art experience on Mt. Rainier, under the leadership of Grandview instructor Robin Walker. Students will have an opportunity to study and create art in the mountains, from any art medium, including photography.June 28, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell isn't impressed with the building practices of developer Mel Aho. During last night's Sunnyside City Council meeting, Stockwell berated Aho Construction, which is building the new homes in the Sunnyside Harvest Village development.June 28, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Monday morning the final step needed to meet the requirements to secure funds for the eagerly anticipated renovation of the former Grandview Safeway building were met.June 28, 2005 midnight read more..
A 10-acre piece of property located near the Sunnyside-Mabton Highway is the Sunnyside Port District's latest acquisition.June 28, 2005 midnight read more..
PATERSON - On a day-to-day basis, steam is used for a lot of things. It's used to steam clean carpets, iron clothes and now it's being used to rid vineyards of weeds.June 28, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - At precisely 11 a.m. Saturday morning, radios were turned on and traffic started racing across the airways during the Lower Valley Amateur Radio Club's field day, held at the Grandview High School football stadium.June 27, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Considering the caliber of competition at the West Valley June Jam Tournament, the sixth place finish the Sun Valley baseball team nabbed isn't too bad.June 27, 2005 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - While summer camp didn't provide the whole picture of what this fall's Sunnyside High School football team will look like, it did give coaches an idea of what to expect.June 27, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - Saturday morning, a Mabton family of four watched as the footprint of their house slowly became visible. They watched as a backhoe started digging into their lot, making room for the foundation of their new home.June 27, 2005 midnight read more..
A regional blood supply shortage, coupled with the fact that early summer is always a slow time of year for blood donations, is prompting American Red Cross officials to encourage a big turnout for tomorrow's blood drawing in Sunnyside.June 27, 2005 midnight read more..
Cherries and apricots are ripe, and so the summer harvest of Yakima Valley fruits and vegetables begins. But where can consumers find the luscious fruits? Fortunately, there is help available, thanks to Lino Guerra of Sunnyside.June 24, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Lions Club is bringing Circus Chimera to town for a limited engagement. The beautiful one-ring big top, the tallest circus tent in the world, will be set up on Allen Road, next to C. Speck Motors, July 5- 7 with two shows daily at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.June 24, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Public Works Director Jim Bridges, inspired earlier this year after watching a television episode of American Chopper, paved the way for the City of Sunnyside to purchase two top of the line riding lawnmowers.June 24, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's annual Welcome Back to the Country Fourth of July celebration will be held over the course of two days this year. The weekend festivities will include the annual soapbox derby, concluding with the biggest fireworks display in Sunnyside history.June 24, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Board of Adjustment last night approved a conditional use permit request to rebuild a residence in a B-2 commercial zone.June 23, 2005 midnight read more..
One of the regulars at the annual City of Sunnyside soapbox derby is the crew from the local Ace Hardware store.June 23, 2005 midnight read more..
In an effort to cut down on cost over runs during the construction of its new middle school, the Sunnyside School Board met last Saturday to review the engineer's plans and projected construction costs.June 23, 2005 midnight read more..
The duo of Bob Hall Sr. and Bob Hall Jr. bested the large field of golfers entered in this past Sunday's "Parent-Child Tournament" at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course.June 22, 2005 midnight read more..
Tuesday night, 26 people started their journey to U.S. citizenship.June 22, 2005 midnight read more..
The annexation may not be final, but Tuesday morning Yakima County commissioners voted to transfer permitting authority for the Sierra Vista Middle School project, which will be located off of Washout Road, to the City of Sunnyside.June 22, 2005 midnight read more..
SunnyView VFW Post #3482 and Ladies Auxiliary received national and state honors at the annual VFW State Convention held in Yakima June 16-18.June 21, 2005 midnight read more..
A group of delegates from Russia will be spending the day in Sunnyside and Grandview on Friday, July 1. The group, which is made up of Russian farmers, will be touring the Cow Palace Dairy operation, Valley Processing and Snipes Mountain Brewery.June 20, 2005 midnight read more..
The season of missing lawnmowers is upon us. Lawnmowers temporarily left idle in neighborhood yards are beginning to randomly disappear from people's yards, sometimes in the time it takes to a person to go inside for a glass of water.June 20, 2005 midnight read more..
Coming off a three-year studio hiatus, you'd expect a band to have matured and changed its sound a bit. When 2001's "Girls Can Tell" ended a two-year break brought on by a break-up with Elecktra records, it showed a band more focused, more determined, to just make great rock records than ever before. So you'd expect "Gimme Fiction", the band's first release in three years, to show the same kind of maturity, and it delivers, but the result is still surprising.June 17, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - When the Mabton Community Days Parade makes its way down Main Street this Saturday, Mabton's Blue Sky Market owner Mike Meyer is going to be leading the charge.June 17, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - Following a two hour executive session, the Mabton School Board took no action, according to a school district spokesman.June 17, 2005 midnight read more..
In an effort to find additional funding for the proposed $10 million Sunnyside Vocational Technology Center, a delegation of local proponents will travel to Washington D.C. next week.June 16, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - Concern about dry weather conditions and limited water supplies, Mabton Fire Chief Bill Roettger asked the Mabton City Council to place a ban on fireworks inside city limits this year.June 15, 2005 midnight read more..
While it was a true team effort by Sunnyside that sunk the visiting Selah Dolphins last night, the foursome of Toni Castillo, Katie Knee, Jacob Hollander and Riley Morris were the Sharks that provided the muscle.June 15, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - This summer the laughter of children will still waft over downtown Grandview as kids splash around in the municipal swimming pool. But just how long the more than 50-year-old swimming pool will be able to stay in operation is in question.June 14, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's Ace Hardware store, along L&M Screenprinting, have joined forces to raise funds for Sunnyside's annual Come Back to the Country Fourth of July fireworks celebration.June 14, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder heard plenty from the Sunnyside City Council Monday night on the problems roaming dogs are creating in the community. But the chief stood firm on his belief the direction his department is taking with the issue is working.June 14, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Mayor Ed Prilucik has been rewarded by the Association of Washington Cities for his efforts to improve his leadership skills.June 13, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The chatter rustling through the sanctuary of Grandview's Nazarene Church last Friday night came to an abrupt halt as the 17 members of the Sunnyside Christian High School class of 2005 burst through the doors and one by one marched to the front of the church. Each graduate, wearing a crimson gown, took their seat at the front of the church knowing that it would be the last time the class would be together as one.June 13, 2005 midnight read more..
The Yakima Sheriff's Office is assisting investigators from the Redwood City, Calif. Police Department in an attempt to locate a man wanted for murder, who may have Lower Yakima Valley connections.June 10, 2005 midnight read more..
This weekend's big clash between the Tri-City Knights semi-pro football team and the Yakima Mavericks will feature several local faces.June 10, 2005 midnight read more..
The case of Terri Schiavo's last days which made national news earlier this year is causing local elders concern that their end of life wishes might not be honored.June 10, 2005 midnight read more..
"Around the World in 80...Minutes," the title of this year's spring production staged by the Martin School of Dance students, promises to amaze and wow those who take in one of the two performances.June 9, 2005 midnight read more..
After an hour of hearing objections Wednesday night to a proposed Factory Road area annexation request, the Sunnyside Planning Commission rejected the property owners' R-2 zoning request following a public hearing to take testimony regarding the proposal.June 9, 2005 midnight read more..
After months of tweaking the City of Sunnyside's proposed sign ordinance, a carefully crafted document detailing the acceptable types of business signage will be presented for citizens' comments at a Sunnyside Planning Commission public hearing in July.June 9, 2005 midnight read more..
In a large school it is too easy for a student to get lost in the hustle and bustle of things. But officials in the Sunnyside School District are trying to do their best to ensure that doesn't happen.June 9, 2005 midnight read more..
They plan to become Marines, commercial artists, nurses and some will "just go out and get a job," said PRIDE High School principal Gary Babcock, as he called off the names of the 2005 graduating class of PRIDE High School Tuesday night.June 8, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Sitting out under the stars and listening to the tunes of Elvis Presley, Reba McIntyre and Roger Miller may sound like nothing more than a good old-fashioned day dream. But the Sunnyside Community Hospital Foundation is making that day dream into a reality with its upcoming Evening in the Park event.June 8, 2005 midnight read more..
Thanks to a $31,000 federal grant, Sunnyside Community Hospital now has a trailer full of equipment with which to handle hazardous material accidents or bioterrorism incidents.June 7, 2005 midnight read more..
This summer marks a learning year for the fresh faces on the Sun Valley 16-18-year-old baseball team, a group that is basically the future of the Sunnyside High School varsity squad. And boy did these future Grizzly players get a lesson last night.June 7, 2005 midnight read more..
After spending more than a year working at Shear Heaven in Sunnyside, barber Mark Baysinger is stepping out on his own.June 7, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - After more than a month of discussion, both the City of Grandview and Ken Herber, the owner of the local Dairy Queen, are getting what they want.June 7, 2005 midnight read more..
This past Friday night the Sunnyside High School Class of 2005 said its goodbyes and hello to the future in a quiet, straight to the point graduation that most likely left those in attendance filled with hope of a prosperous future for these young men and women.June 6, 2005 midnight read more..
PULLMAN - The Grandview High School boys track and field team snagged several top-eight placings at the State competition held at Eastern Washington University this past weekend, but it wasn't quite enough to medal as a team.June 6, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - A stingy defense, coupled with a dare devil approach on the base paths, powered the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team to a fourth place finish at the 'B' State tournament, held at Yakima's Gateway Sports Complex this past weekend.June 6, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - Five Mabton High School juniors will be vying for the title of Miss Mabton at a pageant scheduled for Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at Artz-Fox Elementary School. The cost to attend the pageant is $3 for adults and $1 for students.June 3, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - The Fourth of July will include more than fireworks for those who make the trek to Prosser this Independence Day. This year family and friends of the late Marine Staff Sergeant Marvin Best are planning to remember the fallen soldier with a memorial run.June 3, 2005 midnight read more..
The City of Sunnyside and local property owner Tom Scotto are currently at a standstill as they await an independent engineer's assessment of a house at 322 West Edison Ave.June 3, 2005 midnight read more..
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Due to the diligence of Sunnyside Police Officer Sam Ramos, a registered sex offender who failed to report his whereabouts to local officials and who illegally re-entered the United States after being formally deported was taken into custody this past Wednesday.June 3, 2005 midnight read more..
A unique opportunity-a time when local educators can gather for a week to learn new teaching techniques while enjoying social and wellness opportunities-presents itself in Sunnyside June 27 through July 1.June 3, 2005 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - Washington State Representatives Dan Newhouse (R) of Sunnyside and Bruce Chandler (R) of Granger were recently recognized as two of the top supporters of policies that will help create jobs, according to Washington Roundtable, a business coalition that scored lawmakers' performances during the 2005 session.June 2, 2005 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - After shooting one of your worst rounds of the year at a setting that features the best of the best in the prep ranks, civility doesn't figure in with most high school golfers.June 2, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's Rick Herndon recently received two honors. He graduated from the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation's two-year leadership program and received the National Grape Cooperative/Welch's Leadership Fellowship Award.June 2, 2005 midnight read more..
The Lower Valley is about to get a taste of Hollywood, at least if Sunnyside's Alex Aleman gets his way.June 1, 2005 midnight read more..