When Vanessa Morfin hears her name announced at next year's graduation ceremony at Sunnyside High School, she will become the first person in her family to have completed high school.March 31, 2006 midnight read more..
When you can't jump in the car and cruise the countryside from coast to coast, the next best thing may be a read through of a new book, The Best of Country.March 31, 2006 midnight read more..
Dave Leary's 15-year career as a Washington State Trooper ended with his resignation last November during a State Patrol internal affairs investigation regarding a claim of sexual misconduct with a Lower Valley teenage girl.March 31, 2006 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School's defensive players were mad. After getting beat up by Prosser this past Tuesday, the Grizzly defenders came out strong against the Connell Eagles, shutting them out and enabling Sunnyside to walk away with a 1-0 victory Thursday night.March 31, 2006 midnight read more..
Community residents are being urged to drop off canned food items, clothing and used cell phones at Sunnyside's Centennial Square next Monday, April 3.March 31, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - What would have been a tying goal scored by the Greyhounds midway through the second half was disallowed by the referee, and Selah added a second goal minutes later to take a 2-0 non-league victory over Grandview Thursday night.March 31, 2006 midnight read more..
Black Rock Creek Golf Course resident pro Jeff Bender is a strong believer that today's youths must be groomed to be tomorrow's leaders.March 31, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview No. 1 singles player Kevin Floyd got a break from singles play Thursday afternoon against Othello as Grandview Coach Jaime Morales wanted to give Marco Diaz a chance to play against the singles players he'll play at Regionals.March 31, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - In an event that grows by leaps and bounds each year, cancer survivors will be honored and cash raised to fight a battle with which too many are still dealing.March 31, 2006 midnight read more..
Ask him, and Sen. Jim Honeyford will readily admit that the recently completed legislative session in Olympia isn't one he'll file away as one of his political highlights.March 30, 2006 midnight read more..
KITTITAS - A fairly strong pitching performance by seldom used hurler Tori Van Wingerden, coupled with aggressive base running, led the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team to a 12-8 non-league victory over the Kittitas Coyotes yesterday.March 29, 2006 midnight read more..
Pedro Ochoa-Mendoza of Sunnyside was scheduled to go on trial in Yakima Superior Court this past Monday, March 27, but, due to a backlog of cases, he was not called into court.March 29, 2006 midnight read more..
YAKJIMA - A giant step was taken earlier this month when a new cancer resource center opened in Yakima at Memorial Hospital's North Star Lodge.March 28, 2006 midnight read more..
Hoping to teach young students about drama, the advanced drama students at Sunnyside High School have been visiting elementary schools in Sunnyside.March 28, 2006 midnight read more..
Fresh off its recently released 2005 annual report, Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health (CWCMH) is looking to reach more people in 2006.March 28, 2006 midnight read more..
Rocky Gonzalez's students recently competed in two karate tournaments, taking home a number of trophies.March 28, 2006 midnight read more..
MABTON - Mabton High School Vice Principal and Athletic Director Denny Brown informed the Mabton School Board Monday night the intention to allow students from Bickleton High School to participate in the football program at Mabton High School.March 28, 2006 midnight read more..
Alejandra Ramirez, a 17-year-old junior at Sunnyside High School and a full-time Running Start student at YVCC, is hoping she will be the next Miss Teen Washington when the competition takes place in Seattle this September.March 27, 2006 midnight read more..
Single family home construction accounted for more than half of the total valuation of $1,151,171 in February building starts within the city of Sunnyside.March 27, 2006 midnight read more..
This past Friday deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, using a canine from Benton County to track a suspect through brushy terrain, arrested one of three suspects in a burglary in the 1200 block of Northbank Lane near Sunnyside.March 27, 2006 midnight read more..
YAKIMA- Danielle Raschko, a freshman at Bickleton High School, placed first in the 1600-meter, posting her personal best of 6:31, at the Davis Invite at Kumler Field in Yakima this past Thursday.March 27, 2006 midnight read more..
Two back-to-back events sponsored by the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce are scheduled for April 22 and 23.March 24, 2006 midnight read more..
She strummed her guitar and sang for Oscar, her husband, at his funeral She took it up again and played and sang at the funeral for her daughter, Susanna, six years ago.March 24, 2006 midnight read more..
PASCO - Motorcycles will be kicking up dirt and monster truck motors will be roaring this weekend as the TRAC Arena in Pasco is invaded by the Monster Truck Nationals and Thrill Show tonight and Saturday night.March 24, 2006 midnight read more..
Promising a commitment to the Lower Valley, Union Gap City Councilman Dan Olson today announced his candidacy for County Commissioner, Pos. #3, at Sunnyside's Centennial gazebo.March 24, 2006 midnight read more..
Rosa Picazo might be a little more familiar with Mexican culture than some of her fellow Sunnyside Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant contestants.March 24, 2006 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - Sterling Scott led a one-two-three finish for Sunnyside in the 1,600 meters, and Jordyne Jaquish captured first-place honors in the high jump to lead the Grizzly boys and girls track teams at yesterday's Hanford Invite.March 24, 2006 midnight read more..
Their hard work finally paid off. For the past seven months the 15 girls who make up the Sunnyside High School dance team, known as the Grizzliettes, have been starting practice at 5:30 a.m. and practiced till 6:45 a.m. when they had to get ready for school. On Saturdays, they would put in six hours of practice.March 23, 2006 midnight read more..
To better prepare its fourth graders for the looming WASL test, Pioneer Elementary School with help from the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and the Northwest Community Action Center's 21st Century program has held a WASL camp for the last six weeks.March 23, 2006 midnight read more..
MABTON - The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) and the PEMCO Foundation recognized Mabton Jr./Sr. High School Principal Keith Morris as a recipient of the 2006 Robert J. Handy Most Effective Administrator award, March 13.March 22, 2006 midnight read more..
PROSSER - The Grandview girls softball team gave up only eight hits in their contest with the Prosser Mustangs and they doubled that number for their own hits but the Greyhound pitchers gave up too many walks as Prosser beat the 'Hounds 16-8 Tuesday afternoon.March 22, 2006 midnight read more..
Frank Villanueva believes his time in the Boy Scouts of America has helped him make good decisions in his life. Because of his values and those of the Boy Scouts, Villanueva decided to go to work for the organization and has been working for the last 21 months as district executive for the Grand Columbia Council, he told members of the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club, Wednesday morning.March 22, 2006 midnight read more..
EPHRATA - Senior Mike Ratigan proved to be every bit as good as advertised. The Ephrata hurler one-hit the Sunnyside High School baseball team through four innings yesterday enroute to the Tigers scoring a 5-0 non-league victory over the Grizzlies.March 22, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A last minute addition to Grandview's City Council agenda Monday night, amendments to the city's nuisance ordinances, were tabled as members of the council indicated they weren't comfortable voting on an issue they hadn't looked at yet.March 21, 2006 midnight read more..
The sheriff rode into town yesterday with a message that neighbors should be watching each other's backs and keeping drug abusers out of their homes.March 21, 2006 midnight read more..
In 2005 Dana Ortiz stopped working as a cake decorator for Food Pavilion and planned on taking a long vacation. Those plans were interrupted by a flood of requests for her to make cakes from former customers. Because of these requests, Dana's Cakes was born.March 21, 2006 midnight read more..
The sudden loss of his father, and his own mistakes have motivated financial planner Jesse Hernandez Jr. to help others.March 21, 2006 midnight read more..
Cookie Rayburn has been an employee for U.S. Bank for the last 29 years, the last six here in Sunnyside. That came to an end Friday as Rayburn finally called it quits and retired from her sales and service management position.March 20, 2006 midnight read more..
Sunnyside native and Harrison Middle School 8th grade teacher Rebecca Rodriguez will be featured on the third season of "Gimme the Mike," an American Idol-type show that showcases the singing talent of people from eastern Washington and northern Idaho.March 20, 2006 midnight read more..
SELAH - The Sunnyside High School tennis program got an early look at its boys and girls teams during the Selah Invite this past Saturday. It was a non-counting tourney which featured the Grizzlies, Selah, O'Dea's boys and Holy Name's girls. O'Dea and Holy Name Academy are private high schools in the Seattle area.March 20, 2006 midnight read more..
PROSSER - A new age is dawning in the seasonal employer/employee relationship between growers and their farm workers.March 20, 2006 midnight read more..
OTHELLO - Six teams competed at the Othello Relays last Saturday with the Grandview boys track team placing first and the Lady 'Hounds taking home second place honors.March 20, 2006 midnight read more..
Sunnyside native Lisa Morrow is used to a non-stop summer sun beating down and 90 degree temperatures.March 20, 2006 midnight read more..
WAPATO - The Grandview girls softball players did their impression of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde last Saturday in a doubleheader at Wapato. The Lady 'Hounds got whipped in the first game 20-0 and then came back in the second game and won 8-6.March 20, 2006 midnight read more..
Veronica Romero has several reasons she wants to be the next Sunnyside Miss Cinco de Mayo.March 17, 2006 midnight read more..
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Week was in full swing at Harrison Middle School Wednesday as students dined on barbecue, listened to rap and tried to function normally while under the influence...of Fatal Vision Goggles.March 16, 2006 midnight read more..
Colette Hokanson knows something about motherhood. The 1989 Sunnyside High School graduate, who now lives in Medford, Ore., has five children ranging in age from two to 15.March 16, 2006 midnight read more..
With a hesitant "yes" vote, the Sunnyside Planning Commission recommended approval last night of a re-zone request for 51 migrant housing units near Sheller Road and North 16th Street.March 16, 2006 midnight read more..
Wrapping up his official campaign kick-off tour, Democratic Congressional candidate Richard Wright stopped in Sunnyside Wednesday night to talk about what he sees wrong with Congress and the 4th District and why he's looking to unseat six-term Congressman Doc Hastings.March 16, 2006 midnight read more..
Elected state representatives, approving or rejecting proposed legislation.March 15, 2006 midnight read more..
CONNELL - Isaac and Noe Palomino are quickly establishing reputations for themselves.March 14, 2006 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - Living up to Sunnyside High School's tradition of excellence in science, sophomore Mayra Serna has earned herself an all-expenses paid trip to Indianapolis, Ind. for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 7-13.March 14, 2006 midnight read more..
The American Legion's proposal to expand the Jerry Taylor Veterans Memorial received an initial nod from the Sunnyside City Council Monday night.March 14, 2006 midnight read more..
Emily Hernandez, a senior at Sunnyside Christian High School, has been selected by the sportswriters and coaches of Washington State to compete in the Washington State Coaches Association "All Star" game this year.March 14, 2006 midnight read more..
Last November, Pioneer Middle School Assistant Principal Jennifer Allen didn't speak any Japanese. That wouldn't have mattered much, if she hadn't planned to go to Japan.March 14, 2006 midnight read more..
Cream rises to the top, much the same way Black Rock Creek's membership elevated their game this past weekend in the annual Ryder Cup competition against Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club.March 14, 2006 midnight read more..
District's newest assistant principals are moving from in-district positionsMarch 14, 2006 midnight read more..
The public, and many on the city council, didn't get everything they wanted Monday night, but a compromise was struck regarding the public comment section of city council meetings.March 14, 2006 midnight read more..
Chief Kamiakin and Outlook Elementary schools are hosting a joint family health and fitness night this Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Outlook and Chief Kamiakin students and their families are welcome to attend.March 13, 2006 midnight read more..
Thirty-two people, 27 of them juveniles, were arrested this past Friday night at a residence in the 500 block of South 14th Street, following an 11:33 p.m. complaint to the Sunnyside police of loud music and a possible juvenile party.March 13, 2006 midnight read more..
If you went to the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Saturday evening, you knew you were at a party the minute you stepped through the doors of St. Joseph gymnasium.March 13, 2006 midnight read more..
At an intimate meeting at Sunnyside's El Conquistador restaurant Thursday night, members of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and volunteers came to one consensus about this year's Cinco de Mayo festival - more help is needed.March 10, 2006 midnight read more..
Aron Hunsaker, a volunteer with the Sunnyside Fire Department, was one of 10 honored by the American Red Cross at a Real Heroes Breakfast Thursday, March 9, in Yakima.March 10, 2006 midnight read more..
For the second time Charles Alexander of Granger will bring to life Tevye on stage in Sunnyside in the Valley Theatre Company's production of Fiddler on the Roof.March 10, 2006 midnight read more..
Negotiations underway with SunnysideMarch 9, 2006 midnight read more..
Seventeen-year-old Bettina Kempf came from the Black Forest in Germany last June to learn about America and, eventually, to graduate with the Sunnyside Class of 2006.March 9, 2006 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School Board is currently seeking parent input on several issues that will affect students and staff in the 2006-07 school year. Towards that end, the board will hold a special work session Tuesday, March 14.March 9, 2006 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Cue the music- make it the "Rocky" theme if you want-for super sub C.J. Lopez.March 8, 2006 midnight read more..
OUTLOOK - Yakima County officials want to take a closer look at Outlook's water problems.March 8, 2006 midnight read more..
One hundred years ago 10 women decided to band together in Sunnyside to help women become the achievers they were destined to be.March 8, 2006 midnight read more..
FINLEY - To say the Sunnyside Lil' Grapplers had a successful 2006 debut would be an understatement.March 7, 2006 midnight read more..
Children at Sunnyside's Pioneer Elementary School got a surprise as the congressman for Washington's Fourth District, Doc Hastings, stopped by to tour classrooms Monday morning.March 7, 2006 midnight read more..
Based on one of the largest Black Rock Creek men's club season opening turnouts in recent history at the Sunnyside golf course, it might be fair to say that local golfers were itching to hit the links.March 7, 2006 midnight read more..
Real heroes in the Yakima Valley will be honored at an American Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast in Yakima March 9 and one of Sunnyside's own will be among those heroes.March 6, 2006 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - Shoreline Christian worried Sunnyside Christian Girls Coach Al Smeenk heading into Friday's loser-out game at State. He hadn't forgotten the 57-48 loss his girls suffered to Shoreline Christian earlier in the season at the Oakleaf Classic.March 6, 2006 midnight read more..
If you've ever wanted to own a gator, now you've got a chance to win one. OK, so it's not a real alligator, but this one might be better anyway.March 3, 2006 midnight read more..
Ongoing progress with Sunnyside's wastewater treatment plant will result in a temporary closure of the RV dump at 1338 South Fourth Street in Sunnyside.March 3, 2006 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - Despite a four-point loss in the State tourney quarter-finals, there were some positives for the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights last night.March 3, 2006 midnight read more..
Almost half of the total of building starts in January came from construction at Mid Valley Mall on Fiesta Foods. The building is valued at $2,367,857 by the city's building department.March 2, 2006 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School senior Joel Zakahi will continue his baseball career at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.March 1, 2006 midnight read more..