Stories for October 2005


Monday, October 31

National Hospice Month

Hospice and palliative care available in Lower Valley

Knights lose last game of season, on to Districts

TROUT LAKE - In their last game before the District tournament starts, the Sunnyside Christian boys' soccer team lost to Trout Lake by a score of 3-2.

Lower Valley Football Standings


Stand down a success in Yakima

YAKIMA - A Veteran's information fair and stand down was held Saturday in Yakima at the HUB building at the Lower Valley Community College.

Mabton battles through adversity, shuts out Soap Lake

SOAP LAKE - Even a knee injury to quarterback Alex Zavala couldn't derail the Mabton express on its way to a 48-0 win this past Friday night against Soap Lake (1-7, 2-7), which improved the team's record to 9-0 on the season.

Bickleton runner earns state cross country berth, Raschko falls just short

To say that Junior Hernandez's finish at the State 'B' regional cross country meet in Deer Park was amazing would be an understatement.

S'side runs out of gas against Selah

A solid start wasn't enough for Sunnyside, which saw visiting Selah ring up 40 unanswered points in a 47-12 loss Friday night.

Durfey qualifies for state

ELLENSBURG - Pullman High School won the District Championship this weekend, running away from the field of 11. Sunnyside High School finished in 8th place but saw one of its swimmers advance to state.

Natural gas drilling underway near Sunnyside

Houston-based Sierra Engineering will drill for natural gas just north of the Vernita Bridge, about 12 miles from Sunnyside.





Greyhounds sprint past Bonney Lake

SUMNER - James Vela recorded 230 yards in total offense and four touchdowns to lead Grandview's football team to a 33-0 whitewash of 3A Bonney Lake on Friday.

Increased enrollment opens up future construction options

The Sunnyside School District received a nice surprise last week. Because of increased enrollment, the square footage the district has to build on has been increased to 67,000 square feet. This new amount is also covered under the state-matching fund which matches approximately 83 percent.

Friday, October 28

The Newcomer

Never know what you'll find in a book

Never know what you'll find in a book


Grandview girls split top honors with Ki-Be

Grandview girls split top honors with Ki-Be

Lady Grizzlies' season ends in mini-playoff

ELLENSBURG - It was win or go home, and Sunnyside's volleyball team came home Thursday following a 3-1 loss in a one-game tiebreaker playoff at Ellensburg.

'F' as in Frank

Moving experience

Moving experience

New athletic facilities aren't enough to bring success

I was reading the article in Tuesday's Daily Sun News detailing Sunnyside High School Athletic Director Bill Daley's presentation to Rotarians about the school district's plans for new athletic facilities. I have long supported the idea that the district needs quality facilities that the community can be proud of.

What did odor eliminating efforts really accomplish?

(Editor's note: Mr. Gates' letter is being reprinted because part of it was inadvertently ommitted in this past Wednesday's edition of the Daily Sun News.)

Sunnyside School Briefs


Sanchez wins District Championship

WENATCHEE - The Grandview cross country team competed in the District Championship Thursday at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee.

Lady Vikes advance in Districts

GOLDENDALE - The Mabton High School volleyball team won its match at the District Championship, beating Lyle 3 games to zero Thursday night.

4-H Club looking for new members

The Sunny Valley Saddlers 4-H Club is welcoming new members as it starts its recruitment drive for the 2005-06 year.

County mulls water, sewer systems for Outlook

The city of Sunnyside is in the mix for possible water and sewer services to the community of Outlook.

Farmer, Ricks believe in future of Sunnyside

The issue before us this election is really pretty straight forward. Mike Farmer and Bruce Ricks worked and kept their word to deal with the foul stench that covered our town. The smell hurt our health, our business and our image.

Entertainment Briefs


Local legislators weigh in on ballot measures

Lower Valley legislators were in Sunnyside Friday morning to discuss initiatives on the November general election ballot.

Religious Reflections

Keep the children safe

Keep the children safe

Grandview girl shows appreciation of veterans

GRANDVIEW - Ashley Lara isn't thinking about the normal things a 17-year-old girl thinks about - at least not right now.

Spanish-language ecomonic development meeting moved to Nov. 9

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Sunnyside Spanish-language public forum on economic development has been moved to Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Worksource Center, 1925 Morgan Road.

Thursday, October 27

Blockwatch talks in Mabton

MABTON - The first of a series of planned Block Watch meetings was held Wednesday night in Mabton. Frustrated citizens and Mabton police met to discuss ways to keep crime down in the city.

Weekly Bowling Report


State budget, economy top concerns expressed to House GOP

YAKIMA - Republican representatives from the state legislature came to the Yakima Valley Wednesday for what they call a "listening tour."

Cascade Natural Gas to raise rates

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission approved a rate increase Wednesday for Cascade Natural Gas, which serves the Sunnyside area.

Grizzly JV edged at Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG - Both the Sunnyside and Ellensburg JV football teams scored three touchdowns Monday, but the Grizzlies came up on the short end of a 20-18 score.

Harrison students rewarded for passing WASL examination

A total of 72 students at Sunnyside's Harrison Middle School were rewarded last week with a trip to Skateland and Miner's in Union Gap.

Sunnyside School Briefs


Sunnyside High School students participate in high school rodeos

Students, parents pay travel expenses, entry fees out of pocket

Students, parents pay travel expenses, entry fees out of pocket

Two homes broken into

Two Sunnyside homes were broken into, one yesterday evening and one early this morning.

S'side freshmen snap 17-game losing skid

A 17-game losing streak, dating back to when they were eighth graders, was snapped this week by the Sunnyside High School freshman football squad.

New drug specialist brings message to elementary students

GRANGER - Brenda Sipes stood in a third grade classroom at Roosevelt Elementary School Wednesday afternoon. After asking students what drugs are illegal and handing out bracelets to students who could come up with answers and showing a display of drugs and candy that look similar she had the students take a pledge.

Wednesday, October 26

Sunnyside speakers show how meth use impacts community

Crank, speed, crystal meth - methamphetamine has many names.

Three G'view men injured in collision

PROSSER - Three Grandview residents required medical treatment following a two-vehicle collision that occurred Tuesday morning near Prosser.

Drug testing lady runs more than 1,000 tests a year

If you are one of the thousand or more people whose jobs required drug or alcohol screening in the past year, you probably know the smiling face of Betty Jo Leija.

Sunnyside police officer faces potential disciplinary action

There is an ongoing administrative action, pertaining to potential disciplinary action, against Sunnyside Police Officer Jose Trevino.

Sunnyside girl donates hair to sick children

Ten years is a long time to let your hair grow. It's also quite a shock to lose that much hair with one snip of a pair of scissors, but that's what happened to 15-year-old Jessica Alicia Vidales - and it was her choice.

G'view girls improve CWAC record to 10-1

OTHELLO - Last night's volleyball match in Othello was for the dogs. As in, the Othello Huskies against the visiting Grandview Greyhounds.

Guest Editorial

Incentives unlikely to sway wary Army recruits

Incentives unlikely to sway wary Army recruits



County stays with Grandview as site for district court

YAKIMA - Despite a last minute appeal from Sunnyside, the new Lower Valley District Court will be located in Grandview.

Rams roll past Sunnyside

WEST VALLEY - Mid-Valley League soccer juggernaut West Valley showed why it is among the state's best Tuesday, defeating Sunnyside 15-1 in the regular season finale.

Lady Grizzlies clinch district berth

On senior night, Sunnyside's volleyball team stretched its 2005 campaign by at least one game with a 3-0 home win over Wapato in the regular season finale.

Knights lose close one, clinch playoff spot

The third time wasn't the charm. Moses Lake Christian Academy traveled to Sunnyside Tuesday afternoon to play the Sunnyside Christian High School soccer team for the third time this year.

Thefts, burglaries reported Tuesday

Four burglaries and two thefts were reported yesterday (Tuesday) to the Sunnyside Police Department. A third theft was reported early this morning.

Tuesday, October 25

Rotarians learn details of new sports complex proposal

Sunnyside High School Athletic Director Bill Daley was the guest speaker for the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club meeting on Monday.




Campaign signs draw concerns

Campaign signs are literal signs of the times, or at least of the November general election, and the Sunnyside City Council wants to do something about them.

Sleepy motorist plows through hobby shop

At 2 a.m. this past Sunday morning Shirley Hazzard heard such a clatter, she jumped out of her bed to see what was the matter.

New Sunnyside fire station on the horizon

City to seek $1 million in state grant funding

City to seek $1 million in state grant funding

Stained glass gift and supply store opens up in Sunnyside

A new hobby store opened up in Sunnyside recently. Dairyland Stained Glass supplies and gifts at 1990 Chaffee Road had its grand opening Saturday, Oct. 15.

Health care businesses locate in Sunnyside

After 12 years, the long-vacant building at Edison and 16th Street in Sunnyside has a tenant, and two more businesses are expected to move in Nov. 1.

On the road with... Luis the 'dog catcher'

GRANDVIEW - Animal control for the city of Grandview starts and ends with Luis Valdez.

Sunnyside City Council Briefs


Death Notice



Monday, October 24

Scott, Messmore S'side's top finishers at 3A District meet

RICHLAND - Junior Sterling Scott and sophomore Britany Messmore appear to have the best chances of any of the Grizzly harriers to move on to the 3A State meet.

Lady 'Hounds lose season finale

MOXEE - With the exception of two costly minutes, Grandview's soccer team stayed with East Valley in a 3-0 season-ending loss Saturday.

Outlook man hopes invention will decrease foreign oil dependence

How does spending less money on gas sound? Well, if everything goes the way Doug Barnes hopes, it might be possible to drive a car that gets 120 miles per gallon - and isn't a gas-electric hybrid.

Death Notice



Miscues hurt Grizzlies in homecoming loss

Even with homecoming spirit and a full house Friday, Sunnyside's football team faced a tough chore in tackling Ellensburg, undefeated in league play.

Sunnyside edged by Mustangs

Sunnyside's girls soccer team came close to snapping a tie with Ellensburg in the league standings, but just missed in a 2-1 home loss to Prosser Saturday.

Vikes rally in second half to muzzle Scotties, 28-7

MABTON - Down seven-zip at halftime, it could have been very easy for the class 'B' Mabton Vikings to admit the 1A Highland Scotties were too much for them to handle.

Grandview burned early by Red Devils

MOXEE - Two quick Red Devil scores to open the contest proved the difference in the Grandview football team's 46-32 loss at East Valley Friday night.

S'side football players read to Pioneer students

Sunnyside High School football players traded shoulder pads for children's books last Friday afternoon.

No voting ballot? Notify auditor

Voters who haven't received their ballots in the mail for the General Election should call the Yakima County Auditor's office.

Three cars stolen Saturday in Sunnyside

Thieves had their eyes on cars in the Sunnyside area this past Saturday, with at least three vehicles stolen.

Friday, October 21

Entertainment Briefs


Lady 'Hounds a step closer to playoffs

TOPPENISH - All roads lead through unbeaten East Valley if Grandview's soccer team is to make the playoffs.

Gates Foundation awards Mabton School District additional grant money; Granger receives money also

Despite a 93 percent Hispanic population, many of whom are migrant and miss school at different times throughout the year due to seasonal work, Mabton High School graduated 94 percent of its senior class and 82 percent went to four-year colleges last year, Superintendent Sandra Pasiero-Davis said.

'F' as in Frank

Oh Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas Tree!

Republicans coming to valley to listen to people

House Republicans are traveling around the state on a listening tour, with the first stop to be in Yakima Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Sunnyside city manager appeals county plan to establish district court in Grandview

Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell's first comment this past Wednesday, when asked his reaction to Grandview being selected as the site for a Lower Valley District Court, was:

Grandview Wal-Mart distribution center to hire more workers

GRANDVIEW - Wal-Mart plans to increase the number of jobs at its Grandview food distribution center, according to City Administrator Jim Sewell.

Sanchez take first, sets course record

BENTON CITY - Grandview's Brittnee Sanchez set a course record yesterday, running the 3.1 mile course at Ki-Be in 18:48.

Lady Vikes lose final regular match of season

YAKIMA - The Mabton girls volleyball team traveled to Yakima Thursday night, hoping to build momentum with a win before they start District play. Instead they lost three out of four games to Riverside Christian in their final regular season match.

The Newcomer

Say what?

Say what?

Kids, staff prep for annual Halloween carnival

OUTLOOK - Lisa Daniel has been busy lately. She and Chantile Hutchinson are co-chairing this year's annual Outlook Elementary School Halloween Carnival, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Third-ranked Selah sweeps S'side

SELAH - Mid-Valley League powerhouse Selah showed why it's the third ranked volleyball team in the 3A ranks, sweeping Sunnyside 3-0 on Thursday.

Mark that ballot carefully so your vote will count

The mail ballots for the Nov. 9, 2005, General Election began to arrive in mail boxes Oct. 19, and voters are cautioned to follow five steps to assure their votes are counted.

Two little girls 'missing' during bus safety week

In spite of precautions parents and school bus drivers took, two little girls went 'missing' after school right in the middle of National Bus Safety Week.

Bottineau, Johnston power Greyhounds to win over E. Valley

GRANDVIEW - It's tough for any member of the Grandview High School volleyball team to stand out from the pack. That's because nearly all of the Lady 'Hounds are exceptionally skilled at what they do on the court.

Religious Reflections

God's Medical Health Program

God's Medical Health Program



Thursday, October 20

Weekly Bowling Report


State auditor promises no more hassles for Sunnyside's Promise

It took a trip to Olympia, but Sunnyside's Promise and Sunnyside city officials received assurances from State Auditor Brian Sonntag that all is well.

Seniors romp in Powder Puff game

Played before a full house at Clem Senn Field last night, the annual homecoming powder puff game was won by the senior girls 30-6 over the juniors.

Merged companies serving 140 mentally disabled

A gala open house at Provident Horizon Group in Sunnyside Wednesday came just in time for National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Two arrested, stolen items recovered

A citizen's phoned-in report, just after midnight Wednesday, to Sunnyside police of a car prowling in the 700 block of McClain Drive resulted in two arrests.

Bonnie Dunbar meets Sunnyside science students

Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar was the drawing card that had four Sunnyside eighth graders volunteering to take a trip to Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory Saturday, Oct. 15.



Wednesday, October 19

Feelings mixed at Granger development meeting

GRANGER - About 20 residents attended a meeting to discuss a plan to develop a 200-acre zoned light-industrial area in the northwest corner of the city Tuesday night.


Engagement announced

Engagement announced

Lady Grizzlies shutout at Hanford

RICHLAND - One of the Mid-Valley League's heavier hitters, Hanford, was too much for Sunnyside's soccer team in a 7-0 loss.

SCHS falls in season finale

YAKIMA - Sunnyside Christian's volleyball team wrapped up its season Tuesday night with a 3-0 loss at Riverside Christian.


Anniversary couple to be honored at dinner, dance

Anniversary couple to be honored at dinner, dance

Jail impacts county's 2006 budget Hearing set for Grandview on Nov. 16

YAKIMA - Yakima County will impose a 4 percent cut across the board in all department budgets and draw $700,000 from reserves to make ends meet in 2006.

County looks to put teeth into animal code

YAKIMA - Yakima County hopes to take a bite out of animal code violations with an updated ordinance.

Vikings fall to LaSalle, lose in five

YAKIMA - The Mabton volleyball team lost a tough match against LaSalle last night, losing 25-23, 16-25, 25-9, 17-25, 14-16 in a five-game thriller.






Working Stiff

Westside stylist enjoys living, sunshine in Sunnyside

Westside stylist enjoys living, sunshine in Sunnyside

Students to become more involved in parent-teacher conferences

This year students will get the chance to show what they've learned rather than hanging their heads while listening to teachers discuss their work at Harrison Middle School's student-led parent-teacher conferences, Doug Rogers, assistant principal, said.

District Court returns to Lower Valley

County selects Grandview as court site

County selects Grandview as court site

Homecoming spirit not enough for Lady Grizzlies

A loud and boisterous homecoming crowd provided plenty of spirit, as Sunnyside's volleyball team sprinted to an early advantage before falling at home to Prosser 3-2 last night.

Death Notice



Knights lose to Riverside Christian in shoot-out

With a playoff spot on the line the Sunnyside Christian boys soccer team hosted Riverside Christian Tuesday afternoon.

S'side firm to turn canola into fuel

It may not be turning water into wine, but Natural Selection Farms near Sunnyside will turn canola oil into bio-diesel fuel.

Mabton hopes to add new police officer in 2006

MABTON - The Mabton City Council met last night to discuss expenses in the 2006 budget.

Tuesday, October 18

Bickleton faces must-win match for playoff spot

Tonight's home match against the visiting Klickitat Vandals is a must-win affair for the Bickleton High School volleyball team, in terms of having a shot to qualify for this year's playoffs.

Lady Knights sweep to victory

After three consecutive losses, Sunnyside Christian's volleyball team got back on the winning track Monday with a convincing 3-0 home non-league win over Liberty Christian.

Sunnyside trio climb Mt. Adams

A father's encouragement prompted Sunnyside High School sophomore Claire Schilperoort to attempt something she never thought possible - climbing Mt. Adams.

Four homes burglarized in Sunnyside

Four homes were burglarized in Sunnyside, three on Oct. 17 and one reported this morning at 7:52.

Beauty school owner learning hoops to jump through

Gayle Hays, owner of Sunnyside Beauty Academy, put in three days at an accredidation workshop in St. Louis, Mo. to learn what hoops she has to jump through to be sure students are eligible for federal monetary support.

Death Notices


New tow company opens on Scoon Road

'Need a tow, call a pro' is the logo of the latest towing company to open its doors in Sunnyside.

Mill expansion in Granger gives town new landmark

GRANGER - An open house Saturday at Cargill Animal Nutrition in Granger heralded the completion of a 29,000-square foot feed mill expansion with state of the art equipment.

School Briefs


Mabton gets must win at Lyle

LYLE - The Mabton girls volleyball team was in a must-win situation Monday night when they took the court against Lyle.

School bus drivers want public to help them give kids a safe ride

National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 17-21 is being taken seriously by David Taylor and the Sunnyside school bus drivers he supervises.



Grandview moves forward with revised fireworks plan

GRANDVIEW - "Less is more" seemed to be the Grandview City Council's approach to a proposed fireworks ordinance.

Monday, October 17

Alleged kidnappers to be tried Nov. 28

Facing multiple charges, including first degree kidnapping, Heriberto Martinez, 24, and Pedro Ochoa-Mendoza, 23, are being held in Yakima County Jail.

Three burglaries, car theft reported in Sunnyside

Three homes in Sunnyside were burglarized, two last Friday, and one the following day.

Another heartbreaker for Grizzly football

WAPATO - A week after coming close in a loss to Hanford, Sunnyside's young football team was on the brink of savoring its first win of the season at Wapato this past Friday.

Knights break Mustangs, ride to victory

The Sunnyside Christian soccer team got a much needed league win Friday afternoon, beating the Trout Lake Mustangs in a shootout, 2-1.



Death Notice



Billy Goats eventually succumb to Mabton

MABTON - On paper, last Friday's game should have easily gone Mabton's way. After all, the Pateros Billy Goats brought only a 2-2 league record into Mabton, and the undefeated Vikings were playing on their home field.

Lady 'Hounds 4-2 at Capitol City invite

OLYMPIA - After losing two of three matches in pool play, the Grandview High School volleyball team rebounded to win the consolation bracket championship at Saturday's Capitol City Invitational.

Grandview stays in playoff chase

GRANDVIEW - The Lady Greyhound soccer team held on for a 1-0 victory over Kiona-Benton on Saturday to remain in the CWAC South playoff picture.

Lady Grizzlies gain experience at weekend tourney

SPOKANE - The results may not have been all that Sunnyside's volleyball team hoped for, but last weekend's Cross Over tourney at Spokane gave the Lady Grizzlies plenty of experience.

'Hounds ground Toppenish

GRANDVIEW - The Toppenish football team succeeded in controlling the clock Friday in an attempt to ground the high-flying Greyhound offense.

Jon Smiley receives surprise award

Jon Smiley, CEO of Sunnyside Community Hospital since 1992, was the surprised recipient of an award given to him in Seattle last Friday.



Lady Knights falter after strong start

Sunnyside Christian's volleyball team had the best start imaginable against rival Trout Lake, but faltered late in a 3-2 loss.

Two semi-trucks go up in flames

An electrical malfunction is believed to be the cause of a fire that destroyed two semi-trucks in Sunnyside this past Sunday afternoon.

Friday, October 14

DSN named second best newspaper by Texas judges

WENATCHEE - Sunnyside's Daily Sun News has been awarded second place honors for general excellence by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA).

CD Review

Bell Orchestre's debut CD impressive

Bell Orchestre's debut CD impressive

Death Notices


Religious Reflections

Where does your treasure lie?

Where does your treasure lie?

Knights shut out Riverside High School

BOARDMAN, ORE. - Sunnyside Christian High School crossed the river and state lines to play a friendly match with Riverside High School's JV soccer team Thursday.

Food and entertainment offered up at Lower Valley Pregnancy Center fund raiser

The Lower Valley Pregnancy Center will be hosting a fund- raiser Nov. 3.

Sunnyside Machine closing its doors

Farmers in the Sunnyside area have been coming to Sunnyside Machine the last 10 years for repairs to their equipment.

Grandview girls suffer first CWAC loss

BENTON CITY - A name out of Sunnyside's past - Linehan - surfaced last night to haunt the Grandview High School girls volleyball team.

The Newcomer

Nothing like a happy home

Nothing like a happy home

Teri Alvarez-Ziegler picking up pageant reins

A woman who has been dabbling in pageants for years is taking over the reins of the Miss Sunnyside Pageant from Jennifer Golden, long time pageant coordinator.

'F' as in Frank

A mushy moment

A mushy moment

SCHS falls to LaSalle

The Sunnyside Christian High School volleyball team came close Thursday night, but was just short in a 3-0 loss at home to LaSalle.

Mabton beats Wapato in three sets

MABTON - The Mabton volleyball team beat Wapato in a non-league match Thursday night at home, winning 25-19, 25-23, 27-25.

Bulldogs take a bite out of S'side

It was one of those matches when one team made all the right moves and the other simply could not get in gear.

Sunnyside's Promise to appear at state summit

Ruben Carrera and Police Chief Ed Radder of Sunnyside's Promise will be presenters at the annual Washington State Prevention Summit, set for next week.





Sunnyside gets monkey off back, beats Clarkston

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside High School girls swim team got its first win of the season yesterday, beating Clarkston 84-44. The girls also swam a meet against Ellensburg, losing that one 102-55.

Rams, Bulldogs too swift for S'side

WEST VALLEY - The Sunnyside boys and girls cross country squads closed out Mid-Valley League competition yesterday with a pair of losses to West Valley and Ellensburg.

Play based on Patsy Cline's life coming to Sunnyside

One of the best-loved names in country music is the subject of a play that is being brought to Sunnyside by the Daybreak Rotary Club.

Thursday, October 13

Grandview's 2006 budget snug

GRANDVIEW - City officials in Grandview will be hitching up their britches in the coming weeks as they work to adopt a tight budget for 2006.

Bickleton prepares for District meet

GOLDENDALE - A sunny fall day with crisp mountain air greeted the Bickleton High School cross country team at this past Tuesday's SCAC league meet in Goldendale.

Working Stiff

Grandview pastor wears many hats

Grandview pastor wears many hats

Exchange students fitting in at Mabton High

MABTON - Chocolate in America sucks. At least that's what four out of seven foreign exchange students attending Mabton High School think.

'And now for something completely different'

Monty Python at home on Grandview street

Monty Python at home on Grandview street

Shooting suspect arrested in Tri-Cities

A continuing investigation by the Sunnyside Police Department into the shooting of a 16-year-old boy on July 28 has led to the arrest of Armando Lopez, 26.

Sauber gets life without parole

Daniel Sauber, who admitted to killing and burying a woman in his yard in Grandview five years ago, was sentenced to life imprisonment at a hearing before Judge Michael Schwab in Yakima County Superior Court Oct. 12.

Wednesday, October 12

Two Sunnyside men arrested in kidnapping case

Heriberto Martinez, 24, and Pedro Mendoza, 25, were arrested at a Sunnyside residence by Yakima Police officers in connection with the kidnapping of a 63-year-old Yakima woman.

Award-winning men's gospel group to sing in Sunnyside

If you've been hankering to hear professionals sing some good, old fashioned gospel songs like Beulah Land and How Great Thou Art, next Monday in Sunnyside is the night for you.

Lady Grizzlies swept at W. Valley

WEST VALLEY - Sunnyside's volleyball team lost in three at West Valley on Tuesday.

Mabton residents to discuss block watch

MABTON - Shelley Luther-Mireles knew something was wrong. Two young males were walking from a house with bags of stuff in their hands.

S'side falters late at Selah

SELAH - A nearly even game for a half wasn't enough, as the Sunnyside soccer team fell 6-0 at Selah on Tuesday.


Engaged couple to wed Oct. 22

Engaged couple to wed Oct. 22

Guest Editorial

Casual attitude toward marriage sets a bad example

Casual attitude toward marriage sets a bad example

Greyhound spikers roll to easy victory

GRANDVIEW - The Naches Valley High School volleyball team made a quick trip into Grandview last night. So quick, its team members barely had a chance to get loose out on the court.

SCHS loses in four at Mabton

by John Fannin & Corey Russell


Newlyweds residing in Richland

Newlyweds residing in Richland



Five Katrina survivors headed this way

Rae Wickersham, a volunteer at Outwest Pet Grooming in Prosser, is looking for a few good homes for five survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

Bickleton girls give Mustangs competitive match

TROUT LAKE - Despite half its team comprised of eighth graders, the Bickleton High School volleyball team made a good showing Tuesday evening at Trout Lake.

The Newcomer

When the walls come tumbling down

When the walls come tumbling down

Knights fall short against Moses Lake

The Sunnyside Christian High School soccer team played a much closer game this time around against Moses Lake Christian but still came up short, losing 4-2 Tuesday afternoon.

Back yard tomato grower has skills to share

You can train a dog to fetch a newspaper, or train a child to chew with his mouth closed...but train a tomato plant to grow upright in a hemmed in garden space that won't accommodate a sprawling plant?


Grandview couple to celebrate golden anniversary

Grandview couple to celebrate golden anniversary

Sunnysiders contemplate loss of downtown business

With the departure this week of Tom Denchel Ford Country from Sunnyside, civic and business leaders are looking to the future and hope to bring a new venture to the former dealership site on Sixth Street.

Two developments underway at Sunnyside shopping mall

Baker Construction of Spokane cleared land Monday of this week for a retail center to be located adjacent to The Dollar Tree in the east end of the shopping mall on Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside.

Tuesday, October 11

News Briefs




Vikings plunder Pirates

The Mabton girls volleyball team took on Bickleton Monday night, beating the Pirates in three sets, 25-16, 25-14 and 25-9.

Prosser native opens Doggie Resort

Ever since Lou Hamilton can remember, she's loved dogs. Growing up outside of Prosser on the Rattlesnake hills, she was surrounded by animals.

Grizzly JV team edged by Hanford

RICHLAND - The Sunnyside junior varsity football team lost a tough one Monday, 14-12 at Hanford.

New homes taking root on Harrison Hill

MJB Construction, which has already built and sold two homes on Country View Court in Sunnyside, has plans to build two more. That new construction will just about fill in the cul de sac.

Party of one?

White linen covered the tables. Red, white and blue candles stood amid centerpieces of matching red, white and blue flowers. Flags waved. The American Legion Sunnyside Post #73 was ready for a party Monday night.

Sauber enters guilty plea

Daniel Sauber, who walked into the Grandview Police Department August 3, 2005, and told officers he had killed a woman five years ago, pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter Monday, Oct. 10, in Yakima County Superior Court.

Townhouse units for ag workers dedicated in G'view

GRANDVIEW - October just keeps getting better and better for Lilia Derobles.

The long road from Siam

The only Thai restaurant in Sunnyside has a new owner and a new name.

Monday, October 10

Swim team loses again

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside girls' swim team traveled to Yakima Saturday to swim against Selah.

'Hounds pounce on Naches

GRANDVIEW - There were plenty of first half fireworks in the air - and on the ground - as the Greyhound football team celebrated homecoming with a 41-6 rout over Naches this past Friday night.

Grizzlies just short against Hanford

Sunnyside's football team was in it from beginning to end but fell just short in a 28-13 home loss to Hanford this past Friday.

Sanchez scores four TD's to power Mabton victory

MANSON - Senior Pablo Sanchez is accustomed to being the Mabton High School football team's workhorse. Last Friday night, he again did his part in keeping the Vikings unbeaten on the year, scoring four TD's in Mabton's 47-20 rout of the Manson Trojans.



SEDA to cease partnership with S'side Chamber

The Sunnyside Economic Development Association (SEDA) has decided to not continue a partnership contract with the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce.

Grandview's Sanchez takes 12th at Richland Invite

RICHLAND - Grandview's Britnee Sanchez took 12th place with a time of 19:42 at this past weekend's Richland Invite.

Death Notices


Anonymous tip ends in arrest

Sunnyside police officers responding to an anonymous call at 9:51 a.m., Oct. 7, reporting a burglary in progress, apprehended two of four people who were running from a residence in the 400 block of S. 13th Street.

Households evacuated due to ammonia leak

Four or five households were evacuated Saturday, Oct. 8, for about three and a half hours when an attempted theft of liquid ammonia caused a hazardous situation.



Lady 'Hounds shut out Connell

GRANDVIEW - The Lady Greyhounds soccer team continued its winning ways this past Saturday with a 2-0 home win over Connell in CWAC action.

Friday, October 7

Bickleton sophomore a bull riding champ

BICKLETON - Size can't measure the heart, and that's especially true with Bickleton's Cody Loomis.

Religious Reflections

The seasons reflect our lives

The seasons reflect our lives

Student leaders raising funds for D.C. trip

Sunnyside's Promise is sponsoring a book sale this Saturday, Oct. 8, to help Sunnyside High School students raise funds to attend the National Communities Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Youth Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.




Jolliff scores hat trick in Lady Grizzlies' victory

WAPATO - Senior Cassie Jolliff scored three goals for a rare hat trick in the Sunnyside soccer team's 3-1 Mid-Valley League win at Wapato on Thursday.

Yakima County gets $81,000 for litter cleanup

YAKIMA - Seven Central Washington counties will share more than $500,000 in state grants to clean up litter and to stop illegal dumping.

Denchel Ford closes Sunnyside store

After 13 years, Tom Denchel Ford Country will close its doors in Sunnyside effective next Monday.

'F' as in Frank

Fun with signs

Fun with signs

Mabton FFA scores well at Cental Washington State Fair

YAKIMA - Fair time means many things to many people. For the Mabton FFA chapter members, it means putting their best foot forward.



G'view girls prevent Eagles from soaring

CONNELL - The Grandview High School volleyball team (7-0, 15-2) dealt the Connell Eagles their third CWAC loss of the season last night.

Mabton sweeps Trout Lake/Glenwood

GLENWOOD - The Mabton volleyball team got its second league victory last night, beating Trout Lake/Glenwood in straight sets.

Entertainment Briefs


Four homes burglarized in Sunnyside

by Frances Potts

Guest Editorial

Home Country

Home Country

Lady Knights struck by Lightning

UNION GAP - In a four-game tug of war, Sunnyside Christian High School's volleyball team was defeated at LaSalle on Thursday evening.

Lady Pirates notch first season victory

BICKLETON - With half of the Bickleton High School volleyball team made up of eighth graders, it's been tough sledding for the Lady Pirates this season-in terms of wins and losses.

Thursday, October 6

Car collides with train in Sunnyside

by Frances Potts

New fun and fitness program has 40 available spots for students

by Frances Potts

Tots with loving hearts help kidney patients

by Frances Potts

Charges are pending in vandalism case

by Frances Potts

Death Notice



Grizzly freshmen making big gains

WEST VALLEY - With 67-0, 63-6 and 49-2 losses to open the season, the Sunnyside High School freshman football team may have not been very optimistic on its bus ride to powerhouse West Valley this past Monday.

Weekly Bowling Report




Grandview mourns loss of police sergeant

GRANDVIEW - The city of Grandview is mourning the loss of Police Sergeant Ralph Scott, 57, who died suddenly from a heart attack on Tuesday, Oct. 4.




Did you vote? Did your ballot get to the auditor?

by Frances Potts

Wednesday, October 5

The Newcomer

Enjoy the season

Enjoy the season

Take a little wine for thy stomach's sake

by Frances Potts

Knights skin Trout Lake

TROUT LAKE - The Sunnyside Christian boys soccer team traveled to Trout Lake last night, beating the Mustangs 4-0.

Vikings lose in straight sets

MABTON - The Mabton Vikings played a league match against Riverside Christian last night, losing in three sets.

Another yawner for GHS spikers

TOPPENISH - Ho hum, another 3-0 sweep recorded by the Grandview High School volleyball team.

Frenchman with a legacy from 1579 making wine at Sunnyside winery

by Frances Potts

County to purchase flood forecast system

YAKIMA - Damage caused by flooding in the winter of 1996-97 has resulted in a new flood forecasting system that Yakima County hopes to have in place for the winter of 2006-07.

SVID water available through Oct. 20

Last weekend's torrential rainfall was a farmer's best friend, as Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) users learned they will have water through Oct. 20, as originally hoped.

Sunnyside School Board Briefs


S'side nipped by Bulldogs

The shots were there, but the Sunnyside's girls soccer team came up empty-handed in a 1-0 home loss to Ellensburg on Tuesday.

Lady 'Hounds win in a shootout

GRANDVIEW - "Euphoric, that's probably the best word for it," Grandview soccer coach Anne Holden said of her team's shoot-out win over Toppenish on Tuesday.

Yakima County Briefs


Guest Editorial

Keep taxes low and the economy strong

Keep taxes low and the economy strong

Sanchez wins Wildcat Invite

TOPPENISH - The Grandview cross country team competed in the Wildcat Invite yesterday in Toppenish.




Bickleton runners post personal bests

GRANGER - Four members of the Class B Bickleton High School cross country team posted personal best times at a four-school meet in Granger yesterday.

Lady Grizzlies earn 3-0 sweep

QUINCY - The Sunnyside volleyball team won its second match of the season Tuesday in a 3-0 sweep at Quincy.

Tuesday, October 4

Rec center gears up for fall season

by Frances Potts

Grandview inks probation services contract with county

GRANDVIEW - Like Sunnyside before it, the Grandview City Council has approved a probation services agreement with Yakima County.

Lady Knights fend off Sunnyside JV's

In non-league volleyball action Monday night, the Sunnyside Christian High School varsity swept the Sunnyside JV's 3-0.

New business opens in Sunnyside

by Frances Potts

Hillcrest Manor residents to benefit from massage therapy

In the next week or so, massage therapist Sunee Conklin will begin making house calls to Hillcrest Manor.





Monday, October 3

Injuries, illness plague Lady Pirates

BICKLETON - Despite having only eight girls out for this year's volleyball team, and fighting injuries and illness, the Bickleton Lady Pirates continue to show improvement each match out.

Scott places 6th at Sunfair meet

YAKIMA - Sunnyside's Sterling Scott should have been all smiles after finishing Saturday's three-mile Sunfair Cross Country Meet course.

Vandals tear up school's soccer field

by Frances Potts

Hernandez 6th, Raschko 8th at Big Cross invite

PASCO - Eighth grader Junior Hernandez and freshman Danielle Raschko placed sixth and eighth, respectively, last Saturday at the Big Cross Invitational, hosted by the Pasco Bulldogs.

Hospice clinical director settling into Sunnyside

by Frances Potts

Defending state champs shut out Grandview

OTHELLO - The Grandview football team's aerial attack was grounded in a 20-0 loss Friday night thanks to a rain-soaked field and defending State 2A champ Othello.

Another heartbreaker for Lady 'Hounds

OTHELLO - A strong start wasn't enough as Grandview fell 3-1 at Othello this past Saturday in CWAC girls' soccer action.

Sunnyside School Board Briefs


Grandview runs to fifth place in Pasco

PASCO - The Grandview cross-country team traveled to Pasco last Saturday for the Pasco Big Cross Invite.

Housing Authority prepares plan for 2006 budget

When it comes to spending money the Sunnyside Housing Authority has to be thinking ahead.

Grandview Swimmers continue to improve

RICHLAND - Violet Buzzell and Leann Pierce continue to improve for the Grandview swimming team.

Grandview spikers 2nd at Wenatchee tournament

WENATCHEE - Grandview High School's volleyball team may have settled for runner-up honors at this past Saturday's Wenatchee Invitational, but considering who the Lady Greyhounds' opponents were, they came home champions.

Riverside Christian shuts out Knights

Riverside Christian shut out the Knights 4-0 on a chilly rain soaked afternoon last Friday in Sunnyside.

Kicking miscues costly for Grizzlies

WEST VALLEY - A steady downpour impacted kicking plays early in the game, as Sunnyside lost 35-6 this past Friday night to state-ranked West Valley in a Mid-Valley League contest.

Sunnyside competes at Mukilteo Invite

FEDERAL WAY - The Sunnyside girl' got some good experience last weekend, competing against 27 teams at the Mukilteo Invite in Federal Way.

Mabton grid team blanks Coyotes, 15-0

MABTON - And then there was one! As in only one unbeaten team remaining in the Central Washington 'B' League.