Stories for September 2005

Subscribe

Friday, September 30



Hanford girls, E'burg boys dominate race in Sunnyside

Hanford's girls team claimed the top three individual spots and the Ellensburg boys squad had three runners among the top seven finishers to dominate the only high school cross country competition of the season hosted by the Sunnyside Grizzly harriers.

September 30, 2005 midnight read more..
    

Grandview walks past Huskies in three-game match

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Lady Greyhounds volleyball team didn't have too much to worry about going head-to-head with Othello Thursday night. Grandview was able to walk away from the match with a three-game sweep, improving the team's league record to 5-0.

September 30, 2005 midnight read more..
  

Time to take action

Thanks to all the people who supported me this past year as the principal at Artz-Fox Elementary, and continue to support me during my appeal process. The parents, students, community members and staff who rallied for me were much appreciated and made an impact with the superintendent and the Mabton School Board.

September 30, 2005 midnight read more..


Razor clam season scheduled to open Oct. 15

The fall razor-clam season will get underway Saturday, Oct. 15, at all five ocean beaches if tests continue to show the clams are safe to eat, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Olympic National Park announced this week.

September 30, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Vote for Gant

I am writing this letter to support Bill Gant's candidacy for city council. I have known as a friend and worked professionally with Bill for more than 27 years.

September 30, 2005 midnight read more..
          

Farmer supporter

I was angry and upset after reading the opinion of Rick Berk (Daily Sun News 9-21-05), accusing Mike Farmer of being motivated solely by politics and doing a poor job for the city on the odor abatement project at a local cattle operation.

September 30, 2005 midnight read more..

Thursday, September 29

    

Scrapbook seminar planned for Oct. 15

GRANDVIEW - The five-member Grandview scrapbooking group, the Sassy Scrappers, will be hosting a scrapbooking seminar on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grandview Christian Church.

September 29, 2005 midnight read more..
   

Grizzly freshmen making strides

PROSSER - This past Monday's 49-2 thumping administered by Prosser against Sunnyside in a freshman football game may appear to some that the Grizzlies are going nowhere fast.

September 29, 2005 midnight read more..

Wednesday, September 28

 

Sunnyside pageant supporters thanked

We, the Miss Sunnyside Program Committee, would like to recognize the following individuals for making the Miss Sunnyside Pageant one of our community's most anticipated events:

September 28, 2005 midnight read more..
     

Why complain about gas prices?

We complain when gas prices are $2.74 a gallon and then when they rise to over $3 a gallon we're asking for them to be $2.74 again. I don't like paying more money for gas, but I don't have a choice and neither does anyone else. The only other choice people have is to ride a bicycle or walk.

September 28, 2005 midnight read more..


'Little Pre' seventh at Royal City run

ROYAL CITY - "Little Pre," as he is called by Bickleton High School Coach Darrell Lang, turned in another solid performance for the Pirates cross country team yesterday afternoon.

September 28, 2005 midnight read more..
  

Letter offensive

In regards to the letter that Mr. Fabian Castilleja wrote about Ms. Julia Hart, I find it offensive.

September 28, 2005 midnight read more..


Lady 'Hounds lose to East Valley

GRANDVIEW - The Lady Greyhounds shut out league leading East Valley for the first 30 minutes but it wasn't enough in a 3-0 CWAC soccer loss Tuesday evening.

September 28, 2005 midnight read more..
   

Kids Corner great experience

On Saturday, Sept. 17, I had the opportunity to host for Sunnyside a Kids Corner at the annual celebration of Sunshine Days. What a truly wonderful experience!

September 28, 2005 midnight read more..


Tuesday, September 27



eBay class presented in Sunnyside

Most people, through the years, start to accumulate a fair amount of junk, knick knacks, and other treasures, making it increasingly more difficult to store all of it.

September 27, 2005 midnight read more..
    

Smasne takes first in football contest

David Smasne of Grandview beat out Billy Van Wingerden of Sunnyside for first place honors in the third week of the Sunnyside Merchants Football Contest. Smasne will receive $50 with Van Wingerden garnering a three-month subscription to the newspaper.

September 27, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Former standout Sunnyside athlete, Ron Linehan, dies of Alzheimer's

Many people in Sunnyside remember the name, Ron Linehan. Some people connect the name to a rough and tumble Sunnyside High School football player, others remember the name from Linehan's time playing football at the University of Idaho, others remember nothing more than the Sunnyside man's competitive nature and natural drive. But everyone who remembers Linehan can agree on one thing - he was a good man.

September 27, 2005 midnight read more..
  

Sunnyside School District looks at upgrading outdoor athletic facilities

The Sunnyside School District received nothing but encouragement Monday night, when parents, staff members and coaches were asked whether or not the district should continue to move forward with a $4 million plan that would upgrade the outdoor athletic facilities at Sunnyside High School and Harrison Middle School.

September 27, 2005 midnight read more..


Monday, September 26

 

Lady Grizzlies swept at Hanford

RICHLAND - Sunnyside's girls volleyball team will retool following a 25-14, 25-12, 25-18 Mid-Valley League loss at Hanford last Saturday.

September 26, 2005 midnight read more..


Mabton gridders get by Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT - It wasn't their best effort of the season, nonetheless, the Mabton High School Vikings knocked off the Bridgeport football team last Friday, 35-6.

September 26, 2005 midnight read more..
        

Lady Knights win over Glenwood/Trout Lake

TROUT LAKE - The Sunnyside Christian High School volleyball team had to fight hard last Friday night, giving it everything they had to come out on top against Glenwood/Trout Lake.

September 26, 2005 midnight read more..


Mustangs stampede past S'side

PROSSER - Sunnyside's football team kept it close for a quarter before giving way to state-ranked Prosser in a 64-3 Mid-Valley League loss last Friday.

September 26, 2005 midnight read more..
   

Grandview girls keep improving

PULLMAN - The Grandview High School swim team traveled to Pullman this past Saturday to compete against Pullman, Prosser and Clarkston.

September 26, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Epps, Ahumada hang on for wins in Primary Election

In the latest tabulations from the Yakima County Auditor's Office, both Sunnyside City Council candidate Bruce Epps and Mabton School Board candidate Teresa Ahumada appear to have garnered enough votes to move on to November's General Election.

September 26, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Friday, September 23

   

Art entries sought for 50th annual exhibition

YAKIMA - Larson Gallery is accepting entries for the "50th Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition," a juried exhibit of artists residing in Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, Walla Walla and Yakima Counties. More than $6,000 in cash awards will be presented. Entries will be accepted Oct. 18-20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Larson Gallery, on the Yakima Valley Community College Campus in Yakima.

September 23, 2005 midnight read more..
           

Thursday, September 22

      

Sunnyside City Council race tightens

Numerous Lower Valley ballots arrived at the Yakima County Courthouse Wednesday via mail, but they did little to change the initial results posted by the county auditor's office late Tuesday evening.

September 22, 2005 midnight read more..
   

Wednesday, September 21

     

Knights blanked by Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE - The Sunnyside Christian Knights boys soccer team played its league opener last night against Moses Lake Christian, losing 7-0 and dropping their second game in as many tries.

September 21, 2005 midnight read more..
           

S'side rally falls short

ELLENSBURG - It was a case of too little, too late, as the Lady Grizzly volleyball team rebounded from an 0-2 deficit Tuesday before losing 3-2 at Ellensburg.

September 21, 2005 midnight read more..


Chiprez receives scholarship

Sunnyside High School graduate Lizeth Chiprez recently received a $2,000 scholarship from the PacifiCare Latino Health Scholars program.

September 21, 2005 midnight read more..
   

Tuesday, September 20



Messmore 10th at Prosser invite

PROSSER - Britany Messmore brought home the top individual finish of all the Sunnyside High School harriers at this past Saturday's Prosser Cross Country Invitational.

September 20, 2005 midnight read more..
      

Bickleton eighth grader Pirates' top finisher

PROSSER - While Bickleton didn't have enough cross country runners to collect a varsity team score, Bickleton Coach Darrell Lang was pleased with his small team of runners who competed at the Prosser Invitational held last Saturday at Fiker Stadium.

September 20, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Widdows joins Conover team

YAKIMA - Conover Insurance in Yakima has hired Jeff Widdows as the newest member of its commercial lines sales team.

September 20, 2005 midnight read more..

Monday, September 19

 

Sunnyside swept by West Valley

A third game lead wasn't enough Saturday as the Sunnyside volleyball team was swept at home 25-11, 25-14, 25-22 in a Mid-Valley League loss to West Valley.

September 19, 2005 midnight read more..


Tough weekend for the Knights

Its home field proved to be a brutal place to play for the Sunnyside Christian High School boys soccer team last Friday and Saturday.

September 19, 2005 midnight read more..
   

Lady 'Hounds split non-league matches

SELAH - The Grandview Lady Greyhounds faced some tough competition over the weekend, taking on non-league rivals Selah and Ellensburg. Although the Lady 'Hounds were able to battle past the Bulldogs, they weren't as fortunate when it came to taking on the Vikings.

September 19, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Short-handed Lady Grizzlies fall to Hanford

WEST RICHLAND - Sunnyside High School girls swim coach Scott Southard is happy to head up the Lady Grizzly squad, but he is quick to point out the time has come for the group to rededicate itself to the cause.

September 19, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Lady Grizzlies whip Wapato

Sunnyside's girls soccer team made quick work of last-place Wapato on Saturday. Paced by Yanet Candido's three first-half assists, the Lady Grizzlies struck early and often in a 6-0 home win.

September 19, 2005 midnight read more..
   

Grizzlies blanked

The good news for Sunnyside High School football fans after this past Friday night's 33-0 loss to Eastside Catholic is that none of the problems the Grizzlies have are unfixable.

September 19, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Friday, September 16

             

Grandview para-pro injured in suspicious accident

GRANDVIEW - Grandview's Teresa Kollmar was headed home with her three children in the backseat on Tuesday night around 7 p.m., when she was blindsided by what Yakima County Sheriff's Office officials describe as a 1997 Dodge pickup.

September 16, 2005 midnight read more..
 

City seeks loan for wastewater plant design work

The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday night authorized Public Works Director Jim Bridges to move forward with a Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF) loan application to help pay for design costs for upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant.

September 16, 2005 midnight read more..

Thursday, September 15

    

Trout Lake claims volleyball victory in Bickleton

BICKLETON - The combined enrollment of Trout Lake and Glenwood high schools has created a winning volleyball team. This past Tuesday night the team, calling itself "TLG", claimed its first victory of the season against the Bickleton Lady Pirates by scores of 25-5, 25-10, 27-7.

September 15, 2005 midnight read more..
   

Wednesday, September 14

 

Port district ribbon cutting moved to Sept. 20

A Sunnyside Port District's ribbon cutting and open house ceremony, originally set for Thursday, Sept. 15, to celebrate the completion of the Midvale Road improvement project has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 20.

September 14, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Lady Hounds win over Connell

GRANDVIEW - Grandview High School may have a rather young volleyball team, but that didn't stop the Lady Greyhounds from putting away the Connell Eagles in three games last night.

September 14, 2005 midnight read more..


Golden goal nets win for S'side girls

ELLENSBURG - The Sunnyside girls soccer team earned its first victory Tuesday, edging host Ellensburg 2-1 on Yanet Candido's game winning - or golden - goal in sudden death overtime.

September 14, 2005 midnight read more..
  

Anniversary

Tates to celebrate 50 years of marriage with Hawaiian cruise

September 14, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Harrington resigns

Just days before the opening of the annual Sunnyside Sunshine Days celebration, the executive director of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and Sunnyside Economic Development Association, Rado Harrington, has resigned.

September 14, 2005 midnight read more..
  

Barn burner goes Mabton's way

It was a tough night for the ticker Tuesday, as the Sunnyside Christian High School Lady Knights battled it out against the Mabton Lady Vikings.

September 14, 2005 midnight read more..


Rotarians gift dictionaries to local fifth graders

There was a striking color combination on display at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School Tuesday afternoon, as people in bright yellow shirts delivered bright red dictionaries to more than 400 Sunnyside fifth graders.

September 14, 2005 midnight read more..


Time has come to say good-bye

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my son's death. As you can imagine, something of that magnitude has a profound effect on your life.

September 14, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Granger fire causes $10,000 in damages

GRANGER - With the assistance of Yakima County Fire District #5, the Granger City Fire Department was able to contain a fire at 519 Railroad Ave. yesterday evening.

September 14, 2005 midnight read more..
  

Freshmen lose season opener

SELAH - It was a rough start to the season for the Sunnyside High School freshman football team this past Monday at Selah.

September 14, 2005 midnight read more..


Local grower uses hops for more than brewing

MABTON - Hop harvest is a season that brings to mind a lot of different sights and sounds for residents of the Lower Valley. Hop harvest means trucks loaded down with vines ambling down country roads, workers in the fields cutting the long, green vines and the sound of the processing plants, turning the vines into dried hops.

September 14, 2005 midnight read more..


Tuesday, September 13



Grandview's Brittnee Sanchez third at Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG - Grandview High School defending 2A State cross country champion Britnee Sanchez is off to a slow start this season. The stand-out runner at last year's state meet was only able to claim a third place finish in the Greyhounds' season opener held in Ellensburg this past Saturday.

September 13, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Bestebreurs best football field

The father-son duo of Franklin and Patrick Bestebruer of Zillah came out on top of the first week's football contest. Franklin only missed one game to take the $50 first prize money with Patrick picking up a three-month subscription for the family with his second place finish.

September 13, 2005 midnight read more..
  

Council wants Clean Air Authority axed

The Sunnyside City Council's issues with the Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority came to a head last night, as Mayor Ed Prilucik received unanimous support for a request to ask the Yakima County commissioners to deactivate the agency.

September 13, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Lady Knights get season off to a good start

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside Christian High School volleyball team got its season off to a promising start last Friday, winning two of four matches during the season opening SunDome tournament held in Yakima.

September 13, 2005 midnight read more..
   

Sunnyside grows by 180 acres

The Sunnyside City Council Monday night approved two annexation requests that added an additional 180 acres to the community.

September 13, 2005 midnight read more..

Monday, September 12

    

Grizzlies turn game over to the Bears

MOSCOW, IDAHO - Football is a game of limited possessions. And with those possessions a team must make the most of its opportunities in order to win a game. But it is rather hard to win when a team can't hold on to the ball.

September 12, 2005 midnight read more..


Mabton grid team shocks Shockers

WATERVILLE - Saturday afternoon, the Mabton High School football team stamped itself as the favorite to win this year's Central Washington 'B' League title.

September 12, 2005 midnight read more..
    

Questions arise during Chamber meeting

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce board of directors has some questions, and last Friday they were looking for some answers from Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rado Harrington.

September 12, 2005 midnight read more..


Grandview slams Ki-Be

GRANDVIEW - Greyhound football took the fourth Friday in a 47-7 romp over Kiona-Benton in the CWAC opener for both teams.

September 12, 2005 midnight read more..


Friday, September 9

           

Wild wheels show coming to Granger

GRANGER - Lower Valley bicycle enthusiasts are encouraged to enter their "tricked out" bikes in the second annual Wild Wheels Bicycle Show to be held in Granger Sunday, Sept. 18.

September 9, 2005 midnight read more..
     

Domestic advocate classes offered

Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services of Sunnyside is currently registering individuals interested in volunteering as advocates for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

September 9, 2005 midnight read more..
  

Thursday, September 8



Fire razes Emerald Road home

It took 24 Yakima County Fire District Five firefighters nearly an hour to control a fire that engulfed an Emerald Road home, just outside of Sunnyside on Thursday night.

September 8, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Jr. Indelook plans officers installation

The Jr. Indelook Club, celebrating 56 years of service, will install new officers Wednesday, Sept. 14. The ceremony will be held at the home of President Margory Wright at 7 p.m.

September 8, 2005 midnight read more..
    

Former principal seeks Aguilar's city council seat

Ex-Sunnyside High School Principal Bill Gant says he has entered the race for Sunnyside City Council Position #4 with no hidden agenda. Sunnyside Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar, who is completing her first term of office, wants to continue serving the community.

September 8, 2005 midnight read more..


Wednesday, September 7



Grandview loses season opener

GRANDVIEW - For the first 10 minutes Grandview's soccer team had Prosser on its heals Tuesday, recording two shot attempts on goal and a couple of corner kicks.

September 7, 2005 midnight read more..
        

Bickleton girls drop season opener to Lyle

LYLE- The Bickleton High School girls volleyball team had a few shiny moments in Tuesday night's season opener in Lyle last night. But not enough bright moments as Lyle won the match in three sets by scores of 25-12, 25-5 and 25-11.

September 7, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Three vie for council position

Although the general election is still months away, local voters have a very important decision to make in the coming weeks. There are currently three candidates in the running for Sunnyside City Council position two, a race that will be narrowed down to two during the upcoming primary.

September 7, 2005 midnight read more..


Retired teachers meeting Sept. 13

PROSSER - The Lower Yakima Valley Unit of the Washington State School Retirees Association will meet Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Golden Horse, 108 Merlot Drive in Prosser.

September 7, 2005 midnight read more..

Tuesday, September 6

  

Beware of current letter scam circulating

A letter brought into the Sunnyside Police Department this morning (Tuesday) certainly looked legitimate, but upon further inspection Sunnyside police officers confirmed what the letter recipient believed.

September 6, 2005 midnight read more..
   

Hounds shock Grizzlies, 40-7

Grandview (1-0) broke open a tight game with 21 points in a span of six minutes to romp 40-7 over rival Sunnyside (0-1) last Friday in the football opener for both schools.

September 6, 2005 midnight read more..


Weekend thefts investigated

GRANDVIEW - In what could be considered a felony as the price of gasoline continues to rise, Grandview police are investigating the theft of $14 worth of gas from a Grandview gas station Thursday afternoon.

September 6, 2005 midnight read more..


Friday, September 2



Miss Sunnyside hopeful - Corrin Veiga

Wrapping up what has been a busy summer, Corrin Veiga has her eyes set on competing in the Miss Sunnyside Pageant to be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

September 2, 2005 midnight read more..
 

Forum

Local paramedics a valued resource

September 2, 2005 midnight read more..
          

Bear sighting Thursday

OUTLOOK - The tiny community of Outlook became a very exciting place Thursday evening, as reports of a bear sighting kept area residents on their toes.

September 2, 2005 midnight read more..


Boosters help erect new school sign

When something big is happening at Washington Elementary School, parents will know in a heart beat...or more appropriately, with just a quick trip around the block.

September 2, 2005 midnight read more..

Thursday, September 1



Mabton principal prepares for D.C. trip

MABTON - The Mabton School District's participation in the Bill and Melinda Gates grant program continues to reap dividends as Junior-Senior High School Principal Keith Morris travels to Washington D.C. next month.

September 1, 2005 midnight read more..
     

Goins, Diener nab first place finishes at PGA pro-am event

MOSES LAKE - Robbie Goins and Tom Diener, representing Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, won top honors in their respective divisions at this past Monday's PGA pro-am tournament, hosted by the Central Washington chapter of the Professional Golfers Association.

September 1, 2005 midnight read more..
 

No answers in Snokist fire

GRANDVIEW - There are no immediate answers for a fire that left $250,000 in damages to the Snokist Growers warehouse in Grandview last week.

September 1, 2005 midnight read more..