MABTON - This summer, as Mabton High School senior Ryan Harris walks down the aisle at graduation, he will be following in the footsteps of more than 65 relatives who received their diplomas before him.May 31, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - This summer, as Mabton High School senior Ryan Harris walks down the aisle at graduation, he will be following in the footsteps of more than 65 relatives who received their diplomas before him.May 31, 2005 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - The Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team has qualified to play at the 'B' State tournament. It will be the Lady Knights' third appearance at State in the last four years.May 31, 2005 midnight read more..
This past weekend the Sunnyside girls tennis team did what no other Lady Grizzly girls tennis team has done in recent memory, they took the Regional championship. After fighting hard, Sunnyside's two girls doubles team ended with the No. 1 and 2 seeds to State.May 31, 2005 midnight read more..
Susan and I would like to take a minute to thank all the folks who helped make our Sunnyside Christian School Booster team so successful! There are many hands involved in getting the auction planned, advertised, donated, set up, decorated, arranged, fed & entertained! Not to mention those folks who stayed up late to clean and put it all away. Thank you everyone!May 27, 2005 midnight read more..
What started off as a parking problem has since grown into a colorful garden. Walking past the front of the Sunnyside Fire department it's not the new cement slab that most people notice, instead it's the lush green bushes and the colorful flowers that are pushing up out of the ground.May 27, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANGER - A corythosaurs is a four-ton dinosaur that roamed the earth 72 to 75 million years ago. Next weekend, it is being brought back to life, as the community of Granger prepares for its annual Dino-in-a-Day event.May 27, 2005 midnight read more..
My heart is breaking for a town I called home for almost 10 years. I started out in Mabton and for nine years was a teacher, coach and advisor at the high school. I called my students my kids and participated in numerous community events. I am here to tell you that I am by far not the only teacher that would tell you this.May 27, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside School Board member Bill Smith tendered his resignation at Thursday night's Sunnyside School Board meeting.May 27, 2005 midnight read more..
Three local residents met last night's 6 p.m. deadline to submit applications for the Sunnyside City Council seat recently vacated by Don Vlieger.May 27, 2005 midnight read more..
On behalf of the Sunnyside Christian High School 2006 Close Up class, we would like to thank the following for their generous support in donations toward the dinner held on May 20 with the SCS Booster Club auction: Washington Beef, Rainwater, Sunnyside Safeway, Grandview Safeway, Food Pavilion, Sunnyside Wal-Mart, Richland Fred Meyer, Welch's, Eakin Fruit Co., Simplot, Pronto Market, Vibrant Health, Darigold, Hutchinson Produce and Yakima Costco.May 27, 2005 midnight read more..
It was a night where those in attendance found out just how loved the cooking staff at Harrison Middle School is while many echoed the same thoughts of how they enjoy going to work every day.May 27, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Changing the face of an entire downtown area is a goal that takes longer than a month to accomplish. However, 17 students from the University of Washington's business and economic development program have been working hard to at least get a foothold on Grandview's downtown revitalization efforts.May 27, 2005 midnight read more..
It doesn't take long, only a few short hours, to write up a pile of tickets for failure to wear a seatbelt.May 26, 2005 midnight read more..
It is just a matter of getting the formalities out of the way. The Sunnyside School Board is expected to approve the naming of two new building principals at tonight's (Thursday) meeting.May 26, 2005 midnight read more..
Filling the shoes of former Sunnyside Recreation Commissioner Ellen Bird is a big task. But, Patsy Maynard knows right off the bat she is no Ellen Bird. But that isn't going to stop the feisty 71-year-old from making her point as the new senior citizen representative on the Sunnyside Recreation Commission.May 26, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners voted to set a hearing date for two franchise applications filed by Northwest Horticulture in Mabton.May 25, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - When asked with a wink, if her popular cut-out cookie recipe is low-fat and low-carb, Glenna Dragoo rolled her eyes toward the ceiling of the Sixth Street Cafe in downtown Prosser and drummed her fingers on the table. Her answer is an uneasy, "sure."May 25, 2005 midnight read more..
With the air beginning to clear and the number of cattle housed at Monson feedlot quickly beginning to decrease, Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell sees a good opportunity for Sunnyside.May 25, 2005 midnight read more..
While all of the Sunnyside City Council members this past Monday night agreed that a quality Fourth of July celebration for the community is American as apple pie, not all agreed it should be city dollars paying the bill.May 25, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - Giving a presentation at a Mabton School Board meeting is something that takes a little forethought. Monday night, school board members informed parents of what it takes to make the agenda.May 24, 2005 midnight read more..
Two Sunnyside boys took first place honors at the Pepsi Pitch, Hit and Run sectional competition held this past Saturday at South Hill Park in Sunnyside.May 24, 2005 midnight read more..
Tournament MVP Fidel Castro Sr. and all-star selections Fidel Castro Jr. and Neto Carrasco led Sunnyside's Safari Restaurant team to the top finish in the recreation division of the third annual Aztlan Sportswear Summer Kickoff Softball Tournament.May 24, 2005 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - Taking few chances, just happy with pars, Sunnyside High School senior Kevin Lick earned a fourth straight trip to the 3A State golf tournament at yesterday's District competition.May 24, 2005 midnight read more..
Finding out what the score is for the Mariners game used to mean either sitting in front of the television watching the game as the innings ticked by, waiting around for the 11 p.m. news or waiting until the newspaper hit your front porch the next day.May 24, 2005 midnight read more..
Beginning Monday, May 30, the Sunnyside Police Department will be enforcing the left-wheel to curb law on the state books.May 24, 2005 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - It's been a long, hard fought season for the Sunnyside boys and girls tennis teams, but the recent District competition proved that hard work pays off. Six Grizzly players advanced from the District competition to Regionals.May 24, 2005 midnight read more..
Esther Cabrera had just reached her job at Sunnyside Food Pavilion Sunday evening when she received a call that a large oak tree in her back yard had split. A large arm of the tree smashed into a shed her son spends much of his time in, which is across the yard from the main house, located at 909 Franklin Avenue in Sunnyside.May 24, 2005 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - Lady Grizzly freshman Nicole Southern was 13 strokes away from qualifying for this year's 3A State golf tournament.May 24, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council had nothing but accolades for City Manager Bob Stockwell this past Monday night, as it unanimously approved what amounts to a $20,440 annual pay raise from when he was hired just over a year ago.May 24, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANGER - Gathering together on a Friday night, more than 30 Granger residents came to learn about the signs for methamphetamine and gangs in their neighborhoods.May 23, 2005 midnight read more..
ZILLAH - A pair of convincing wins at the District tournament in Zilla this past Saturday makes the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team the favorite to advance from this coming Saturday's Regional tourney to State.May 23, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - From the number of cars that filled the parking lot at Mabton Junior/Senior High School Friday night, you'd think there was a championship basketball game going on. Instead, the crowds that filled the gymnasium weren't there to cheer on their hometown team. Instead, they were there to learn more about a situation that last week led to many students being absent from class.May 23, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School District's Athletic/Activities Advisory Council will be meeting Monday, May 23.May 20, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside police officer Oliver Hernandez is looking for volunteers to help build a deck at the home of former Sunnyside Police Sgt. Steve Evans, who died while hunting last fall.May 20, 2005 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - The scenery isn't the most splendid one can see while motoring the three hours or so to Spokane, but the trek may well be worth it on Tuesday, June 21.May 20, 2005 midnight read more..
BICKLETON - The ongoing work on the restoration of the Cleveland Park Carousel will dominate the Alder Creek Association's 95th memorial program to be held Saturday, June 11, at the Cleveland Park, located four miles west of Bickleton.May 20, 2005 midnight read more..
More than 20 people packed into the meeting room of the SunnySpot Restaurant this morning to learn of the outcome of the most recent legislative session in Olympia.May 20, 2005 midnight read more..
Grandview sophomore Chante Bottineau bested the field Thursday at Black Rock Creek Golf Course in a non-league match between the Lady Greyhounds and the Sunnyside High School girls golf team.May 20, 2005 midnight read more..
They answer for emergency aid at the scenes of car accidents, as well as hazardous waste spills on a 24/7 basis. You can find them offering first aid and comfort in homes or businesses after an injury or medical crisis.May 19, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Walking through the new Bybee Foods building off of Grandridge Road in Grandview, it is easy to imagine the rush of noise and buzz of activity that will soon fill the plant when the large pieces of machinery roar to life, and pounds and pounds of peas start running down the processing line.May 19, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - When it comes to bond measures for aquatic centers, it is not uncommon for voters to deny the passage of such issues one, two or even three times, according to Grandview Parks and Recreation Service Area Board Chairman Dave Copeland. If that's the case, then Grandview took another step in the process yesterday, voting down the aquatic center proposal for the second time in five years.May 18, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - The principal of Artz-Fox Elementary School in Mabton, Fabian Castilleja, has filed a civil suit against the Mabton School Board, Chairman of the school board Manuel Guzman and school district Superintendent Sandra Pasiero-Davis.May 18, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - With an eye on offering extended services to its clients in the Prosser and Benton City areas, the Lower Valley Credit Union Board of Directors broke ground on a new office in Prosser yesterday (Tuesday).May 18, 2005 midnight read more..
An impromptu match-up between the Grandview and Sunnyside boys golf teams went the Greyhounds' way yesterday afternoon.May 18, 2005 midnight read more..
Led by sophomore Chante Bottineau, the Grandview High School girls golf team closed out the regular season yesterday with a second place finish at a CWAC South four-school match.May 18, 2005 midnight read more..
It's simple. Win and you're in. Lose and pack up the gear and call it good until next spring.May 18, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Members of the Grandview City Council have spent nearly two weeks trying to decide the fate of a 200 foot by 20 foot piece of property along Wine Country Road. After last night's city council meeting, it will be at least another three weeks before a final decision is expected to be made.May 17, 2005 midnight read more..
Linda (Holmes) Sieveke, now of Spokane, was born while her father was working on a hop farm in Mabton. Her family moved to Wapato before settling in the Rattlesnake foothills north of Sunnyside.May 17, 2005 midnight read more..
GLENWOOD - The Bickleton High School girls track team finished in third at the Greater Columbia League 'B' meet held this past Friday in Glenwood. Led by senior Annie Hess, the Lady Pirates collected 54 team points. Hess broke the discus record set by Chelsey Wheelhouse of Glenwod in 2002 The old mark was 133-8.May 16, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - A doubleheader sweep over the Mabton High School girls fastpitch softball team this past Saturday gave Sunnyside Christian the Greater Columbia 'B' League northern title.May 16, 2005 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - The Sunnyside High School girls fastpitch softball team dropped a heartbreaker in the opening game of a twin bill against Ellensburg this past Saturday. In the nightcap, the Bulldogs used the momentum they gained from staging their opening game last inning rally to subdue the Lady Grizzlies, 10-1.May 16, 2005 midnight read more..
The issue of storm water in Yakima County may have come one step closer to being solved last week.May 16, 2005 midnight read more..
A cross country runner and a math whiz lead the Sunnyside High School class of 2005. The two have been selected as the valedictorian and salutatorian of the class of 291 seniors. The duo will be the class speakers when the class graduates Friday, June 3.May 16, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Emotions were worn on the sleeves of survivors as they shared their progress with one another taking the first lap of the 9th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life fund-raiser held at Leenhouts Stadium in Grandview this past weekend. More than 100 cancer survivors, wearing deep purple shirts, walked the first lap, kicking off the event.May 16, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - Cheers roared from the people lining sidewalks along North Main Street in Mabton this morning, as honking cars drove by a healthy group of protesters who were standing up in support of Artz-Fox Elementary School Principal Fabian Castilleja.May 16, 2005 midnight read more..
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GRANDVIEW - The stage may be quiet at Grandview's Country Park fairgrounds, but if the Grandview Chamber of Commerce has its way the stage will be rocking again by the end of summer.May 13, 2005 midnight read more..
For the third time, 9-year old Jasmine Sandoval-Torres will be competing for a national American Miss title. In the past she has been selected as a finalist as she vied for the Little Princess title, but now the youngster is seeking the Jr. Pre-Teen title, according to her mother, Letty Torres.May 13, 2005 midnight read more..
SELAH - Both, Sunnyside's boys and girls teams garnered a second place finish yesterday at a three-school track and field meet hosted by the Selah Vikings.May 13, 2005 midnight read more..
EPHRATA - With a solid effort from its No. 1 through No. 4 golfers, the outcome of yesterday's match against Ephrata was never really in question for Grandview. The Greyhound boys golf team ran past the Tigers, 333-344.May 13, 2005 midnight read more..
Last week someone at the office came up with a brilliant idea, which I will admit that at the time I didn't think was all that brilliant. The idea was to designate Friday as positivity day. This meant dressing in your most positive outfit, not letting negative comments slip out and, all in all, just having a nice, positive day.May 13, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANGER - Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners voted to execute a SIED contract with the City of Granger to help fund a study on planned improvements to the roads surrounding the North Granger industrial area.May 13, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Maybe it's ironic that the first published novel by Jena (Shedd) MacPherson and Joanne (Dorsey) Otness is entitled Chasing Galahad.May 13, 2005 midnight read more..
Fresh off what is being called the biggest Sunnyside Cinco de Mayo Festival in local memory, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee met Thursday afternoon to decide how to capitalize on that success.May 13, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Ignacio Rosas, 35, of Grandview was arraigned Thursday in Yakima County Superior Court on one count of first degree child molestation.May 13, 2005 midnight read more..
Hillcrest Manor's dining room was packed Wednesday afternoon for the annual employee appreciation tea, as 46 of the facility's 85 employees gathered to attend a ceremony honoring long-time co-workers.May 12, 2005 midnight read more..
A total of 44 students at Sunnyside's Harrison Middle School earned perfect 4.00 grade point averages for the third quarter of the 2004-05 academic year.May 12, 2005 midnight read more..
Exactly what types of signs are permitted, how large signs can be and where signs can be placed were all topics of conversation that arose during last night's Sunnyside Planning Commission meeting.May 12, 2005 midnight read more..
After much discussion, the Sunnyside Planning Commission voted Wednesday night to approve the annexation of more than 61 acres of property north of town. The property, which is set to be zoned public facility, will be used for the construction of a new middle school by the Sunnyside School District.May 12, 2005 midnight read more..
He is often referred to by his coach as having the feet of an angel. This Thursday night, reigning Mid-Valley League player of the year Junior Garcia (and his feet) will be leading the Sunnyside High School boys soccer team into the opening round of the postseason against Selah.May 11, 2005 midnight read more..
Tree Top has announced it will close it Milton-Freewater, Ore. cherry processing plant at the end of the current growing season.May 11, 2005 midnight read more..
Grandview's Sean Tudor posted a respectable 9-over-par 81 yesterday at Black Rock Creek Golf Course to pace the Greyhound boys team. But with numerous golfers scoring in the 70's, the Grandview linksters settled for a third place finish in the five-school field.May 11, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce reported two portable generators as stolen from the intersection of Sixth Street and Edison Avenue. Sunnyside police officers are looking into the theft, which was reported Tuesday afternoon.May 11, 2005 midnight read more..
When all the cylinders are firing, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team is nearly untouchable.May 11, 2005 midnight read more..
Estanislado and Josephine Hernandez of Grandview celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of their vows at the Sunnyside Apostolic Church Saturday, May 7. The ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by their children at the Granger Lion's Club hall.May 11, 2005 midnight read more..
Families looking to purchase a house in the Sunnyside area no longer have to settle for a home where carpets will have to be replaced, cabinets refinished and light fixtures replaced before it begins to actually feel like home. With new subdivisions coming into Sunnyside, families can now watch their dream home go up before their very eyes.May 10, 2005 midnight read more..
For those who may not realize it, the community of Sunnyside is very fortunate to have one of the best high school boys basketball coaches in the Valley.May 10, 2005 midnight read more..
When Lower Valley Memorial Gardens Manager Larry Montague arrived at work the Tuesday after Memorial Day last year, he was confronted by a woman reporting that two women had just left with her planter, one she had placed at a loved one's grave the day before.May 10, 2005 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - Coming up with half of her club's hits on the day, freshman Cassie Guillen provided about the only highlights for the Sunnyside High School girls fastpitch softball team last Friday.May 9, 2005 midnight read more..
The Emergency Broadcasting System issued a tornado alert at 11:48 a.m. for the Yakima Valley today (Monday).May 9, 2005 midnight read more..
Two wins apiece by Yanet Candido and Fatima Ruelas weren't enough to jettison the Sunnyside High School girls track and field team past visiting Ellensburg yesterday.May 6, 2005 midnight read more..
As Sunnyside prepares for a very busy Cinco de Mayo weekend, the local Chamber of Commerce has found itself a little short-handed.May 6, 2005 midnight read more..
It is that time of year again when Sunnyside High School seniors don funny clothes, sharpen their slapstick talent and present the Senior Follies talent show. The 2005 Senior Follies will open tonight (Friday) at the Sunnyside High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 per person and will be available at the door.May 6, 2005 midnight read more..
I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations.May 6, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's No. 1 golfer, senior Kevin Lick, wasn't all that pleased with his 8-over-par 80 yesterday. Regardless, it was the Grizzlies' low individual round on the afternoon, as Sunnyside cruised to easy victories over Riverside Christian and Grandview.May 6, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - With prom this weekend, the entire Grandview High School student body was able to see first-hand yesterday the effects of drinking and driving.May 6, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside School District Executive Director of School and Community Resources Ruben Carrera presented plans to increase parental involvement at last week's Sunnyside School Board meeting.May 5, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - When three Grandview High School seniors decided to send care packages to Iraq as part of their senior project, little did they know they would be receiving letters of appreciation from the Washington National Guard.May 5, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - It takes more than a couple of years to breed a new cherry variety. It's a process that can take anywhere from 25 to 30 years to complete. But finding research funding that spreads over three decades can be tough. For the past century that steady funding has come from the Hatch program.May 5, 2005 midnight read more..
After the Sunnyside Board of Adjustment members made their decisions on three issues Tuesday night, board member Craig Miller brought up a concern regarding recommendations by city staff.May 4, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANGER - The Mabton Vikings track team has a good day at the Granger High School track meet held Tuesday afternoon. Good weather and healthy athletes resulted in a number ofnotewothy efforts, said Mabton Coach Rob Roettger.May 4, 2005 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - Sunnyside High School golfers Andrew Schutt and Kevin Lick, both seniors, turned in a pair of sub-80 rounds Tuesday at a Mid-Valley League three-school match in Ellensburg.May 4, 2005 midnight read more..
New technology has changed one of the most technological departments at Sunnyside Community Hospital - the imaging department. Even that name is a change for some, who still want to call the department X-Ray.May 3, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Christian School Foundation will be holding its 11th annual fund-raising golf tournament in June.May 3, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Noon Rotary members learned Monday at their noon meeting how Rotary International supports disabled adults. With the Partners for Work program, disabled adults in the Valley are being employed in a variety of capacities.May 3, 2005 midnight read more..
One of the notable qualities of Sunnyside School Board member Bill Smith is that he isn't shy about sharing his thoughts. And at last week's monthly directors meeting, Smith had plenty to share with the district administration team about a situation that arose.May 3, 2005 midnight read more..
The Washington State Auditor's Office sent a management letter to the City of Sunnyside, which is one step below a finding, for the accountability audit conducted for the year 2003.May 3, 2005 midnight read more..
There was no touching former Sunnyside High School golf standouts David Stokes and Ty Schatz this past weekend at the annual Bill Christie Memorial Best Ball Tournament.May 3, 2005 midnight read more..
Some in attendance at last week's Sunnyside School Board meeting may have been a bit perplexed as to why policy #4270 was a blank sheet of paper.May 3, 2005 midnight read more..
OTHELLO - Paced by Sean Tudor's 10-over-par 80 and an 81 from Andrew Michels, the Grandview High School boys golf team earned a tie for third place honors at a five-school CWAC league match staged at the Othello municipal golf course Monday afternoon.May 3, 2005 midnight read more..
Six Lower Valley people are seeking spots on the Sunnyside Christian School Board. Three of the candidates will be selected for the board when the Sunnyside Christian School Society meets Monday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in the Sunnyside Christian Elementary School gym. Candidates include Nanci Campbell, Frank De Jong, Rob Faber, Bob Groeneweg, Aaron Prins and Doug Tyhuis.May 3, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside School District Director of Safe and Effective Schools John Hughes provided the Sunnyside School Board last week with insight into some of the issues facing students regarding drugs and alcohol use.May 2, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - A enton County Sheriff's deputy apprehended a 22-year-old Prosser man last Thursday afternoon who was driving a pick-up truck that had a license plate tab stolen from a vehicle in the Grandview area.May 2, 2005 midnight read more..
Washington State Patrol detectives are investigating an incident at 3251 SR 241 which sent a Sunnyside woman to Harborview Medical Center early Sunday morning.May 2, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANGER - Despite rainy, gray weather for most of last week, the clouds parted Saturday morning, allowing the Granger Cherry Festival to proceed without fear of a downpour.May 2, 2005 midnight read more..
PENDLETON, ORE. - The Class 3A Mid-Valley League has long been a hotbed for talented golfers. This year is no exception.May 2, 2005 midnight read more..
Realizing that the community, state and nation is in need of prayers, each year the Sunnyside clergy and others gather to celebrate a "Day of Prayer."May 2, 2005 midnight read more..