KENNEWICK - After a two-week lay-off, the Sun Valley 16/18-year-old Junior Legion baseball team returned to action on Tuesday and sustained 12-0 and 10-0 losses at Kennewick.June 29, 2006 midnight read more..
A meeting was held last night (Wednesday) at the Law and Justice Center regarding Sunnyside's "National Night Out." This is a program funded by local police departments to promote neighborhood unity in the fight against crime.June 29, 2006 midnight read more..
So close.June 29, 2006 midnight read more..
The message Dan Olson sent to the members of Sunnyside's Daybreak Rotary Club Wednesday morning was the valley needs to have unity.June 29, 2006 midnight read more..
In a hearing last night that left no stone unturned, the City of Sunnyside's Board of Adjustment considered a request by Tim and Cherie Thompson to continue to use their property at 512 Stackhouse Street as a tri-plex in an R-1 zone that allows only single family dwellings.June 29, 2006 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Tennis Club will host the 26th annual American Cancer Society Benefit Tennis Tournament the weekend of July 7-9. All of the matches will be played at the Sunnyside High School tennis courts.June 29, 2006 midnight read more..
An abandoned and fire damaged house at 1008 East Decatur Avenue in Sunnyside will soon be demolished and replaced with a stick-built house, which will be offered for sale by Carl Kern, who is buying the property from Jesse Hernandez as a re-sale investment.June 29, 2006 midnight read more..
MABTON - A pay increase for Mayor Velva Herrera at the city council meeting last night, June 27, was approved by council members. The current position pays $120 per month. A request had been made by the members of council at the previous meeting to increase Herrera's compensation to $500 per month.June 28, 2006 midnight read more..
State agencies warn outdoor workersJune 28, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview's Kinzi Poteet broke two pool records at last night's meet against the visiting Sunnyside Sharks but that wasn't enough as Sunnyside's Katie Knee (16&U) and Tad Tyhuis (10&U) led the Sharks to their fourth straight win with a 526-302 thrashing of the Neptunes.June 28, 2006 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - The host Richland team exploded for 11 runs in the first four innings enroute to posting an 11-1 victory over the Sun Valley 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team.June 28, 2006 midnight read more..
The Reverend Lloyd Wicker was casting a big shadow as he outlined an ambitious plan to provide two chaplains for each of the four fire battalions in Yakima County Fire District #5.June 27, 2006 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Researchers at the WSU Roza experimental farm in Prosser have been experimenting with several ways in which to better produce cherries.June 27, 2006 midnight read more..
PROSSER - The heat did not keep local cherry growers and researchers from gathering at the WSU Roza experimental orchard to discuss the future of cherry growing last Friday.June 27, 2006 midnight read more..
Leon and Rhonda Fultz were junior high sweethearts. They were married when Leon was 18 and Rhonda was 16 and have been together 31 years.June 27, 2006 midnight read more..
A visiting Richland team broke open a tight game to defeat the Sun Valley 14/15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team by a score of 14-4.June 27, 2006 midnight read more..
Topping the $922,230 in valuation for building starts for the city of Sunnyside during May was a project valued at $200,000 related to the West Farm Foods plant at 355 E. Alexander Road, behind the Dairy Fair.June 27, 2006 midnight read more..
Superintendent Sandra Pasiero-Davis introduced Jay Tyus at the Mabton School Board meeting last night, June 26. He is the new Mabton Jr./Sr. High School principal. He replaces the retiring Keith Morris.June 27, 2006 midnight read more..
Tyler Niemeyer made the most of his return to Safeco Field, bringing home state first-place honors at the Pepsi Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition.June 26, 2006 midnight read more..
Dealing with animal problems is an everyday occurrence for Sunnyside police officers, but several of the six animal problems reported this past weekend presented something of a challenge.June 26, 2006 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce will host athletes from across the Pacific Northwest for its fourth annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, set for July 22-23.June 26, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANGER - A man legally blind from birth expressed his gratitude for the help he's received over the years, to numerous Lions Club members at a special officer installation meeting held last week.June 26, 2006 midnight read more..
Another Father's Day has passed without much hoopla. There were no all-star salutes to dad, no Charlie Brown special and most certainly no special episodes of "Oprah" leading up to the big day. Like all the Fathers' Days before it, this one went by quietly, leaving little more than the pleasant smell of barbecue and a slew of pun-filled cards in its wake.June 23, 2006 midnight read more..
The Bishop's Daughter holds appeal for select audienceJune 23, 2006 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Former Grandview football teammates Brandon Artz and James Vela play their last game together this Saturday in the Earl Barden 1A/2A All-Star Classic football game matching East versus West.June 23, 2006 midnight read more..
Washington wines have fast become very sought after. It could be due to the fact that Washington has some of the best soil in the world for growing grapes, or possibly that the people of this state believe that the wine business is vital to the economy. Either way, people in Washington are passionate about wine.June 23, 2006 midnight read more..
It happened in the checkout lane down at the Soup 'R' Market last week. We discussed it thoroughly, of course, and no one knows yet what to make of it. As sometimes happens, when we are glancing at the tabloids to see who fathered Bigfoot's new baby, we get into discussions of trivia.June 23, 2006 midnight read more..
Nursing a 2-1 lead after two innings, the Sun Valley 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team appeared to have a shot at its first win of the season.June 23, 2006 midnight read more..
MABTON - Accidents requiring emergency care can happen anywhere and anytime. The response time to any emergency can be the difference between life and death. Communities in rural settings have an even longer wait so school officials in Mabton made their district safer with the addition of three automatic external defibrillator (AED) units, according to a press release from the Mabton School District.June 22, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - In two unrelated cases last night, Grandview police responded to reports of teenage boys involved in a vehicle prowl and taking a car without permission.June 22, 2006 midnight read more..
The price seemed like a good deal, too good to be true.June 22, 2006 midnight read more..
The Toppenish father-son duo of Dave and Adam Story bested the 35-team field at last Sunday's fourth annual Parent-Child Golf Tournament, hosted on Father's Day by Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course.June 22, 2006 midnight read more..
With Tom Diener besting the entire field by shooting a 4-over-par 76, and teammate Akira Nozaka just one shot back at 77, the Black Rock Creek squad defended its home course turf well last week in a Mid-Columbia Senior Tour event.June 22, 2006 midnight read more..
Helen Orr, 83, and Ken Taylor, 93, together have given 129 pints of blood to the American Red Cross, blood that has helped 387 people over the years.June 21, 2006 midnight read more..
TOPPENISH - Missing some key swimmers, the Grandview Neptunes traveled to Toppenish Tuesday night, losing 418-321.June 21, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - School board members heard from the three elementary schools in Grandview at Tuesday night's meeting and approved their school improvement plans for the 2006-07 school year.June 21, 2006 midnight read more..
November target date for new strip mall in G'viewJune 20, 2006 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - In the rarest of judicial outcomes, all sides came away seemingly happy following an appearance in Superior Court last Friday by the city of Sunnyside, Prosser contractor Tom Paul and the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID).June 19, 2006 midnight read more..
The city of Sunnyside is preparing to begin work in placing equipment for a new skate park at Sunny View Park.June 19, 2006 midnight read more..
Another charge of sexual misconduct has been filed against former Sunnyside physician Muhammad Ayub.June 19, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - After being blown out of the water by Prosser on Tuesday night, the Grandview Neptunes won their first meet of the season over Selah, thanks in part to a strong performance by Kinzi Poteet, 403-312. The victory gives the Neptunes a 1-1 record in the Mid-Valley Swim League.June 16, 2006 midnight read more..
Results from this year's WASL testing were released last Tuesday and sophomores at area high schools made gains in all three categories, but math is still a problem for Sunnyside, Grandview and Mabton.June 16, 2006 midnight read more..
The resignation of paramedic Frank Martinez from the Sunnyside Fire Department and the transfer of paramedic Bill Harris to a newly created position will leave two openings in the department.June 15, 2006 midnight read more..
After undergoing written and physical tests on June 3, five men earned scores ranging from 145.43 to 181.15 to make them eligible for the three entry-level patrolman positions that will be filled by the Sunnyside Police Department in about three weeks.June 15, 2006 midnight read more..
Paul's action impacts SVIDJune 15, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A suspect with a felony warrant and a suspended driver's license led Grandview police on a chase last night at speeds which topped 100 miles per hour.June 15, 2006 midnight read more..
MABTON - The city council last night decided to hold a public hearing Tuesday, June 27, to hear public reaction to a proposed increase in the mayor's salary.June 14, 2006 midnight read more..
A host of Sunnyside area athletes have qualified to compete at the Washington state Hershey's Track & Field Meet, to be staged in Wenatchee on Saturday, July 1.June 14, 2006 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council on Monday night approved the expenditure of $4,000 to help fund a $5,000 July 4 fireworks show on the high school football field.June 13, 2006 midnight read more..
The Sun Valley 14/15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team snapped a two-game losing skid with an 8-4 home victory yesterday over Ebb Tide Construction of Pasco.June 13, 2006 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - A see-saw 6-6 ball game yesterday went wrong for the Sun Valley 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team, which surrendered 13 runs in the fourth inning to lose 20-9 in five innings at Richland.June 13, 2006 midnight read more..
Mark your calendar! This Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m., the Miss Sunnyside court will be out and about collecting spare change.June 13, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Brian Gilbert always wanted to own a bar. His girlfriend, Tammy Guerin, thought owning one would be an interesting and fun adventure. Gilbert got his long-time wish and Guerin will get to see how fun running a bar is when the two re-open M&J Tavern in Grandview at the end of June.June 13, 2006 midnight read more..
Carol Bos had her first experience with breast cancer in 1995. It was summer and she was having her annual mammogram. It was this mammogram that showed the cancer in her body.June 12, 2006 midnight read more..
The Sun Valley 16/18-year-old Junior Legion team started strong before losing four games in weekend baseball play.June 12, 2006 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - It was a contest for all of one inning. The rest of the game clearly belonged to Richland, as the Tri-Cities club handily defeated the Sun Valley 14/15-year-old Babe Ruth team 13-1 at Richland this past Friday.June 12, 2006 midnight read more..
Y'all come!June 9, 2006 midnight read more..
On Memorial Day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars gave Sen. Jim Honeyford two awards, both for his support of veterans' issues.June 9, 2006 midnight read more..
Sara Beightol and Heather Hurst work at the City of Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Center, where they enjoy crafting projects and working with children, but that is where the similarities end.June 9, 2006 midnight read more..
In the year 2050, half of the population in the United States will have Hispanic names, the Sunnyside Republican Club was told Friday morning.June 9, 2006 midnight read more..
Sen. Jim Honeyford of Sunnyside will initiate his 2006 re-election campaign with his traditional kick-off pancake breakfast, scheduled for next Friday, June 16.June 9, 2006 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - After four consecutive wins, the Sun Valley 14/15-year-old baseball team proved it was human with a 14-4 loss at Richland Thursday night.June 9, 2006 midnight read more..
One toddler. A can of fire-starter fluid. An open fireplace.June 9, 2006 midnight read more..
MABTON - Mabton Community Days begins this Friday, June 9, at Feezell Park and continues through Saturday evening. There will be live music, including Blaze from Hot 99.7 FM. Pony rides, bingo, great food and raffles are just some of the events that will take place throughout the weekend.June 8, 2006 midnight read more..
SELAH - After losing an extra inning heartbreaker in the first game of a doubleheader yesterday, the Sun Valley Junior Leagion team of 16/18-year-olds dropped the second contest as they were swept by the host Yakima Valley Peppers of Selah.June 8, 2006 midnight read more..
Although the official filing for the one district position that is vacant on the Yakima County Board of Commissioners doesn't open until July 24, a number of eager candidates are making the rounds of service clubs and organizations to announce their intention to run for the office.June 7, 2006 midnight read more..
Dr. John Allen had the honor of being invited to the graduation of Tammy Harrington, one of the students who trained for two years at Sunnyside Community Hospital in the medical student program for future doctors of osteopathic medicine.June 7, 2006 midnight read more..
Juan Sanchez, 28, of Sunnyside was taken into custody this past Friday, following an investigation by Sunnyside police officers of a possible shooting in Sunnyside on Tuesday, May 30.June 7, 2006 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - A woman known for her life-long dedication and devotion to improving the eyesight of others, Dr. Mae Booth-Jones, was honored posthumously at the annual convention of the Optometric Physicians of Washington.June 7, 2006 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - Surrendering an early lead, the Sun Valley 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team could never catch up in a 12-2 five inning loss at Richland yesterday.June 7, 2006 midnight read more..
The fourth annual Sunnyside High School alumni girls soccer game is scheduled for this coming Saturday. Soccer fans this year will be treated to more than just one game, though, as two other soccer matches will also be staged that day.June 6, 2006 midnight read more..
Libraries in Sunnyside, Mabton and Granger are offering educational and fun learning events this summer.June 6, 2006 midnight read more..
Rulon Gardner, a 2000 Olympic wrestling champion who backed up his gold medal performance with a bronze in the 2004 Olympics, will be one of the instructors at a summer wrestling camp to be hosted by Sunnyside High School.June 6, 2006 midnight read more..
Ricardo Cazares was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon following an attempted stabbing of another juvenile just coming out of the Sunnyside swimming pool area this past Saturday at 6:04 p.m.June 5, 2006 midnight read more..
WAPATO - The first visit of an official Philippine government official to the Yakima Valley in more than 20 years will take place Sunday, June 18.June 5, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Teacher Chris Fleischer was invited by the Grandview High School Class of 2006 to be its guest speaker at graduation this past Saturday. In return, he challenged each of the 132 graduating seniors to help two younger people reach the seats they were sitting in waiting to receive diplomas.June 5, 2006 midnight read more..
by Sharon BernhardtJune 2, 2006 midnight read more..
Running on a platform that includes family values and limited government, Mike Wallace of Grandview presented his candidacy for county commissioner to the Sunnyside Republican Club Friday morning.June 2, 2006 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - Sunnyside High School students Levi Wiersma and Sami Jo Sartin earned trips to Nationals at the Washington State Rodeo competition held in Ellensburg over Memorial Day weekend.June 2, 2006 midnight read more..
At a parade, when the drums are beating and Old Glory is flying, you'll see Yolie Hernandez standing at attention with her hand over her heart. But let the bugle send taps streaming over the air on Memorial Day, and tears begin to flow.June 2, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A Yakima antique show at the SunDome in April proved so popular that the same company that brought that show, Centralia-based JLC Promotions, will bring a similar antique show and sale to Grandview next weekend, June 10-11.June 2, 2006 midnight read more..
A public hearing on a proposal by the Washington State Department of Agriculture to increase the size of the area quarantined for apple maggots in Yakima County will be held next Thursday, June 8, in Yakima. The hearing will be held at 11 a.m. in the Washington State Department of Agriculture's conference room at 21 North 1st Ave.June 1, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A coming-out party was held yesterday in Grandview to welcome the 2006 edition of Prism, the literary and art journal produced by Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) English classes in Grandview and Yakima.June 1, 2006 midnight read more..