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.December 29, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 29, 2006 midnight read more..
The first time he gave blood, it was during World War II when his comrades in arms needed it. Since that time, Sunnyside's Gene Startup has kept right at it, donating an official 128 pints of blood to the American Red Cross.December 28, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANGER - For several years Bertha Beltran worked as a dispatcher, corrections and reserve officer for the Grandview Police Department. Now, she's found herself in a very different role.December 27, 2006 midnight read more..
Following up on a meeting it held Dec. 13, the Sunnyside Staff Review Committee last week denied a conditional use permit for a proposed day care expansion.December 27, 2006 midnight read more..
After 12 years as a cheese maker, Stan Plooster of Sunnyside is experiencing a career change as the Port of Sunnyside's new wastewater technician.December 26, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 26, 2006 midnight read more..
One of the building blocks in expanding Sunnyside Community Hospital's emergency department came this past Thursday when concrete footings were poured for the foundation.December 26, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 22, 2006 midnight read more..
Stockings hung by the fireplace, tearing through wrapping paper to open gifts and sitting down to a sumptuous meal are all hallmarks of a traditional Christmas Day.December 22, 2006 midnight read more..
OUTLOOK - Four days after fire caused at least $2 million in damages to Outlook Elementary School, officials still don't know what caused the fire.December 21, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 21, 2006 midnight read more..
Ten months after forming, the "I Watch" neighborhood watch group of community members on Sunnyside's Harrison Hill is still active and has added a website to its tools in working with local police to fight crime.December 21, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 19, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council approved a contract at last night's meeting to allow Yakima County to provide municipal court services to the city of Grandview.December 19, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 18, 2006 midnight read more..
After a lengthy stint in Mabton, Yakima County's coordinator for the Traffic Safety Commission Task Force has set up shop in the Sunnyside Police Department.December 18, 2006 midnight read more..
Back in October Rosie Wampole of Sunnyside got a little surprise. She went outside to find her garage had been vandalized. Graffiti was sprayed all over the place.December 14, 2006 midnight read more..
Officials from the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID), during a public hearing held yesterday by the city's Staff Review Committee, defended their plan to build a 120-foot tall communication tower.December 14, 2006 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Staff Review Committee agreed to issue a decision by next Thursday, Dec. 21, on a conditional use permit sought by Maria and Moises Hernandez.December 14, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 13, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 13, 2006 midnight read more..
Noting that things were essentially "status quo," Fourth District Congressman Doc Hastings expressed some notes of caution and optimism following the recently completed congressional session.December 13, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 13, 2006 midnight read more..
They've opened their hearts and lifted their voices in song every Tuesday for the last 20 years. They don't have a name and they don't have an agenda, unless you count making people happy an agenda.December 13, 2006 midnight read more..
MABTON - Big things often come in small packages. Such was the case last night, when 5'5" sophomore guard Kayla Campbell tallied a triple-double to spark the Mabton High School girls basketball team to a 52-46 overtime victory.December 13, 2006 midnight read more..
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."December 12, 2006 midnight read more..
Sherie Matthews started learning sign language when she was two-years-old.December 12, 2006 midnight read more..
It may not be an extreme makeover, but the Sunnyside City Council is pushing for a facelift of the downtown core.December 12, 2006 midnight read more..
John Gutierrez's approach to baseball is simple.December 12, 2006 midnight read more..
A defeat at the hands of Kiona-Benton last Friday, as well as the loss of sparkplug Teresa Flores, didn't prevent the Mabton High School girls basketball team from shredding the Riverview Panthers on Saturday, 48-26.December 11, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview Chamber of Commerce President Gaylene Tucker got quite a surprise last month when she was named Grandview's Person of the Year for 2006.December 11, 2006 midnight read more..
TRI-CITIES - Consuelo Soto Murphy, a 1979 Sunnyside High School graduate, is one of 12 artists exhibiting work during the Tri-City Artists' Open Studio Tour this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10.December 8, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 8, 2006 midnight read more..
MABTON - Mabton Junior/Senior High School Vice Principal and Athletic Director Denny Brown has been named the South Central Athletic Conference Vice Principal of the Year.December 7, 2006 midnight read more..
Plans are underway for athletes and their parents in grades six through 12 in the Sunnyside School District to participate in athletic surveys.December 7, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Looking for the gift that keeps on giving?December 7, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 6, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 6, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 6, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANGER - Looking to finish non-league play undefeated, the Grandview girls basketball team visited the Granger Spartans last night, but lost 51-44.December 6, 2006 midnight read more..
Javier Ruiz sat in the chair shirtless and looking down at his chest.December 5, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A promise made to the third set of owners of Dykstra House has kept the structure in pretty much its original shape.December 5, 2006 midnight read more..
After investigating toys this past fall, the Washington Public Interest Research Group has released its findings in a "Trouble in Toyland" report.December 4, 2006 midnight read more..
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.December 4, 2006 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - For the first two quarters last Friday, it appeared Sunnyside Christian Coach Dean Wagenaar had devised an ill-fated game plan for his Knights.December 4, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - By the time it's all said and done, Grandview High School Drama Club students will have put two months of work into their production of "The Pink Panther Strikes Again".December 1, 2006 midnight read more..
After more than 45 years of teaching dance to young students, Linda Martin is daring to venture into the unknown.December 1, 2006 midnight read more..
Some day in the not too distant future, there will be a place where people will be free to worship and praise the Lord with song and scripture 24 hours a day.December 1, 2006 midnight read more..
A focused learning community for freshmen students earned high marks for Sunnyside High School, while concerns were expressed about a lack of diversity awareness-including recognition of gays and lesbians.December 1, 2006 midnight read more..