Stories for December 2006

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Friday, December 29



Grizzlies dominate at Hanford Winter Cup

RICHLAND - After a 10th place finish and two second place finishes at tournaments earlier this season, the Sunnyside Grizzlies' wrestling team dominated at the Hanford Winter Cup yesterday.

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Home Country

I can't stand winter, said Herb Collins, who had dropped in at the Mule Barn's philosophy counter for a quick cup. ÒThereÕs nothing to do.Ó

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Forum

I would like to convey a big “thanks” to Valley View Market in Sunnyside for its efforts in keeping their building and lot clean. It is free of beer signs posted outside, graffiti is painted over, the parking lot is always free of litter and the garbage bins are free of spill-over. They have cameras outside to watch over their store.

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Sunnyside High grad to use cross-country trip to help housing efforts

Brianne Downing, a 2001 Sunnyside High School graduate and current University of Washington student, likes to travel. Soon she will be traveling 3,736 miles across the Northern United States on a bicycle. On the way she will be raising awareness about the lack of affordable housing and will even help build a few houses herself.

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Thursday, December 28

   

Tax time upon us again

It's upon us again. The 2006 tax season will begin Jan. 1 and people will have to gather up all their receipts and decide whether to file for themselves or get someone else to do it.

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Mabton girls advance to tourney title game

SEATTLE - Coach Mike Roettger's biggest fear yesterday on the drive to Seattle was wondering how his Lady Vikes would respond after dropping a lopsided decision to Zillah just before Christmas.

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Wednesday, December 27

   

100 years...and counting

GRANDVIEW - Yvonne Herring of Grandview got a jump on celebrating her 100th birthday with family and friends this past Tuesday.

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Tuesday, December 26



'Hounds shake off slow start for CWAC victory

ELLENSBURG - Maybe it was the cold, maybe it was the anticipation of Christmas or, more likely, a stingy defense the Grandview boys basketball team had to overcome in a 51-40 CWAC South win at Ellensburg this past Friday.

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Silage truck rollover blamed on slick road

Saturday morning, residents of the Valley awoke to a fresh coat of snow and very slick roads. An E.M. Trucking driver, Anthony Moreno, 53, of Pasco fell victim to the road conditions.

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Mabton boys come up short at Zillah

ZILLAH - Looking to stay undefeated in league play, the Mabton Vikings basketball team ran into a snag in the form of the Zillah Leopards, losing on the road 57-47 last Friday.

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Friday, December 22

    

CD Review

Tony Bennett celebrates 80th birthday with release of 'Duets-An American Classic'

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Viking wrestlers defeat Goldendale

MABTON - Opening competition in the 1A SCAC, the Mabton Vikings took advantage of four forfeits and three pins to beat visiting Goldendale 48-30 Thursday night.

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Charged power line lands on police car

MABTON - Those entering the city of Mabton from the highway last night at about 6:45 probably wondered why a police car was pulled over at the intersection of First and Jefferson streets, lights flashing, with a spot-light aimed at the sky.

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Fire and Ice Winterfest

CHELAN - During the weekend of Jan. 12-14, Chelan will be holding its annual Fire and Ice Winterfest, featuring a variety of activities.

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Home Country

When it comes to romance, it's hard to beat ol' Dud. He's had the same girlfriend, Anita, for about five years now, but none of us can understand why she's still around.

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Thursday, December 21

 

No school opens other doors for local youths

The Sunnyside Recreation Department and Sunnyside High School Leadership students in cooperation with Sunnyside Community Hospital held a Santa's School's Out Fun and Fitness day at the Sunnyside Community Center Wednesday.

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New singles group forms here

GRANDVIEW - Are you single and over the age of 50? Are you lonely and looking for some companionship? Then maybe Nina Randle has the answer for you.

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GHS students adopt five families

GRANDVIEW - As part of their annual service project, Grandview High School DECA students took on the tremendous task of adopting five families for Christmas.

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Toys for Tots delivery made

GRANGER - Marines from Bravo Company, Fourth Tank Battalion, Fourth Marine Division of Yakima spread the Christmas spirit in Granger this past Wednesday as part of their "Toys for Tots" campaign.

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Tuesday, December 19



Police ride-along an eye opener

I've never been in trouble in my life, so it's hard for me to imagine what it's like to encounter police under bad circumstances. Even harder to imagine is what police face every shift they work. That was remedied recently, when I had the pleasure of going on a ride- along with Washington State Trooper John Ladines.

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Monday, December 18



Second half play does in Lady 'Hounds

GRANDVIEW - Coming into this past weekend's play, the Grandview Greyhounds knew Othello and East Valley were going to be tough games, but Grandview Coach Tarah Troutman thought her team could get at least one win over the weekend.

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GHS boys sweep league opponents

GRANDVIEW - In the always exciting CWAC South, the Grandview boys basketball team managed to cruise to double-digit home victories in league action this past Friday and Saturday.

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SCHS Knights slay Warriors

Joel Koopmans and Aaron Van de Graaf each poured in 11 points in the third quarter, sparking the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team to an 80-48 victory over the Wahluke Warriors last Saturday night.

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Friday, December 15

        

G'view grapplers can't hold off Wildcats

TOPPENISH - The Grandview wrestling team built a 32-3 lead through the middle weight classes last night, only for host Toppenish to reel off six consecutive pins on the way to a 44-32 victory in CWAC South wrestling.

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Lady Pirates top Yakama Tribal

BICKLETON - The Bickleton girls basketball team improved its record to 2-1 last night, beating the visiting Yakama Tribal Eagles 46-44.

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Thursday, December 14

   

Variance request unsettled

After listening to concerns expressed by a neighboring property owner, the Sunnyside City Staff Review Committee opted to continue a hearing on a variance request by Russ Smies.

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Wednesday, December 13

     

Bickleton boys work overtime for first win

TRI CITIES - Cody Loomis canned a pair of free throws to send the game into overtime, then scored seven more points in the extra session to lead the Bickleton boys basketball team to a 63-52 win at Jubilee Christian last night.

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Gang shooting leads to arrests

Sunnyside police were dispatched to South 13th Street and East Jackson Avenue for a gang fight with a knife last night at about 7:45 p.m. Officers were responding when they were advised, by dispatch, that shots were reported fired and one person was hit by the gunfire.

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Knights open league play with victory

KLICKITAT - The defending Greater Columbia 'B' League champion Sunnyside Christian Knights got off to a good start in search of their eighth conference title in the past nine years. Last night at Klickitat, the Knights shot past the Vandals, 81-39.

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Tuesday, December 12



Sunnyside Beauty Academy gets accreditation

Sunnyside Beauty Academy is now accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). According to Gayle Hays, owner of the local school, "This is a big deal. It usually takes one to two years."

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Councilmen reform enforcement of city codes

"A little perturbed" was the term Councilwoman Carol Stone used to describe an elderly Sunnyside woman's reaction when city representatives paid her a visit regarding a residential enforcement issue.

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Monday, December 11



Two sightings of escapees reported

Two callers to the Sunnyside Police Department reported sighting the two remaining jail escapees, Ernesto Gallegos and Aaron Garcia, over the weekend.

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Greyhounds bolt past Australians

GRANDVIEW - After barely holding off Waverly College of Australia for a half, the Grandview boys basketball team used a 28-13 third quarter run to grab a 74-59 win Saturday night.

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Friday, December 8

   

Jackrabbits catch GHS grapplers short-handed

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview wrestling team, still short-handed with five players ineligible until this coming Saturday, lacked the muscle power against Quincy last night in a 51-27 dual meet loss at home.

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Ki-Be Bears maul Vikings

MABTON - Expecting a double dual meet, the Mabton High School wrestling team had to settle with wrestling just Ki-Be Thursday night as Dayton/Pomeroy failed to show up.

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Grandview girls open league play with a win

EPHRATA - The Grandview High School girls basketball team got off to a good start in league play, using offense in the first half and then defense in the second half to post a 56-39 win over the Ephrata Tigers.

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Home Country

There is a nighttime sweetness and hope that hovers over us this time of year here at home. This is a time for summing up and looking ahead ... and a time for dreams.

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SHS students email support overseas to troops

Members of the Sunnyside High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) have been actively seeking projects to better serve their community. The vice president of the group devised an idea to support the troops over the holidays.

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'Hounds nip Ephrata in league opener

EPHRATA - The Grandview boys basketball team went into overtime last night to eke out a thrilling 63-62 win at Ephrata in the CWAC South opener for both teams.

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Thursday, December 7

      

Wednesday, December 6

    

SCHS boys muzzle Coyotes, 62-49

KITTITAS - The Kittitas Coyotes live and die by the play of their three guards. Last night against the Sunnyside Christian Knights, Kittitas perished to the tune of a 62-49 score.

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Mabton girls dominate Royal City Knights, 52-29

ROYAL CITY - Turning in what Coach Mike Roettger described as one of the better man-to-man defensive efforts any of his teams have ever exhibited, the Mabton High School girls basketball team rolled past the Royal City Knights Tuesday evening, 52-29.

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Vikings lose to Royal City, 60-52

ROYAL CITY - After suffering a loss in its opening game of the season Monday, the Mabton Vikings fell for the second straight time, losing to the Royal City Knights 60-52 Tuesday evening.

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Tobacco settlement dollars being put to good use in county

YAKIMA - At a luncheon held yesterday in Yakima, the American Lung Association, Educational Service District 105 and several of their Tobacco Prevention partners highlighted various programs and their effectiveness in tobacco prevention and education.

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Food drive underway

MABTON - Mabton Boy Scouts Pack #623 is holding a food drive to benefit needy families in the community of Mabton. They are working in conjunction with Jessica Prieto, the Community Outreach Coordinator for Artz-Fox Elementary. She has coordinated efforts with the Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic to ensure families receive food collected for the holidays.

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Tuesday, December 5

    

Second escapee captured

PASCO - After receiving a tip, U.S. Marshalls, Pasco police and Benton County Sheriff's deputies arrested Jose Moreno-Ruiz, who escaped from the Sunnyside jail this past Thursday.

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Monday, December 4

 

Grandview shoots past Ki-Be

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview boys basketball team used a 26-10 second quarter run to rally past visiting Kiona-Benton Friday for a 72-38 win to open regular season play.

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Lady Grizzlies lose twice to 4A schools

The Sunnyside girls basketball team jumped right in the waters of the new 3A/4A Columbia Basin League format with games last Friday and Saturday against a pair of 4A schools.

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Poteet's leads 'Hounds over Bears

GRANDVIEW - After a slow start on offense and defense the Grandview girls basketball team kicked it up a notch and beat the visiting Ki-Be Bears 61-27 last Saturday.

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Chiefs nip Sunnyside boys

The Sunnyside boys basketball team's perpetual motion offense threatened early, before faltering in a close 71-68 loss to visiting 4A Moses Lake last Friday.

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Lady Knights stave off Liberty Christian, 62-50

RICHLAND - A win's a win, especially in the season opener. But, the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights found out last Friday that they'll have to get into a bit better shape if they want to continue piling up victories.

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Missed free throws cost Pirates game

ARLINGTON, ORE. - Despite it being a close game throughout, too many missed free throws down the stretch cost the Bickleton Pirates (0-2) the game this past Saturday. They fell to the Arlington Honkers 52-46.

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Friday, December 1

       

Home Country

We'd never seen Doc quite as much in his element as he was Saturday. Those of us who love this aging healer were as proud of his accomplishment as he was.

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