Stories for November 2006

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Thursday, November 30

Drive hammered-Get nailed!

Ten law enforcement agencies throughout Yakima County will conduct 571 extra patrol hours in December to comb the streets and roads for drivers driving under the influence.

I-82 accident snarls traffic near Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Westbound motorists on I-82 near Grandview were slowed by a one-vehicle rollover accident yesterday afternoon.

Working Stiff

Convenience store clerk driven by keeping mind 'active and alert'

Convenience store clerk driven by keeping mind 'active and alert'

Grizzlies claim four titles at Ike Takedown Jamboree

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside wrestling team opened its season last night, using the Ike Takedown Jamboree to work out some of the cobwebs built up during the off-season.

Grandview grapplers tune up at Ike jamboree

YAKIMA - The Grandview High School wrestling team hit the mat for the first time this season at last night's Ike Jamboree, held at Eisenhower High School in Yakima.

Fire causes $55,000 in damages to Sunnyside home

An early evening fire caused $55,000 in damages to a Parkland Drive home in Sunnyside.

JAIL BREAK:

Intense search is on for four escaped inmates

Intense search is on for four escaped inmates

Wednesday, November 29

Grandview grad leads Utah State Patrol

The newest Superintendent of Utah State's Highway Patrol is Colonel D. Lance Davenport, a 1977 graduate of Grandview High School.

S'side goes back to school for Gangs 101

From its history in Southern California in the 1970s to its presence on Lower Yakima Valley streets today, the Sunnyside community learned a lot about gangs last night.

Briefs

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'F' As In Frank

Community Christmas Concert now a reality

Community Christmas Concert now a reality

McTake-Over taken on by Grandview music booster club

The Grandview High School fight song was playing loudly in the Sunnyside McDonald's last night as the Grandview music booster club took over the restaurant.

Knights hold their own against the bigger boys

The varsity squad for the class 1B Sunnyside Christian Knights gave the 2A Wapato Wolves and the 3A Sunnyside Grizzlies all they could handle last night.

Pasco girls claim 3-1 win over S'side

A pair of 363 and 328 two-game efforts from Pasco's Amy Bamford and Allyssa Souza was too much too overcome for the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team yesterday afternoon.

Guest Editorial

Nurturing 2.0-launching ladies to the top

Nurturing 2.0-launching ladies to the top

Sunnyside, G'view boys tip-off season at jamboree

Like the girls teams on Monday, the Sunnyside and Grandview boys basketball teams tipped off their 2006-07 seasons during the Sunnyside Jamboree last night.

Annexation delayed in Mabton

MABTON - Due to an error in the wording in a notice sent to residents who will be impacted if the Allison Road annexation goes through, another public hearing will be held.

Depleted Lady Vikes squad wins one of two jamboree games

MABTON - Despite four girls out of the line-up because of a lack of practice time, the Mabton High School girls basketball team fared well at its own season opening jamboree last night.

Tuesday, November 28

Obituary

JORDAN JAMES BOS

JORDAN JAMES BOS

Finding a long-term care facility

Getting started

Getting started

Car chase in Sunnyside Monday leads to arrest

After eyeing a stolen vehicle in Sunnyside yesterday, a police pursuit followed and an arrest was made.

S'side Rotarians ready to adopt local families

At their meeting held this past Monday, Sunnyside Rotarians prepared for the information they'll receive to adopt local families in need during the Christmas season.

YVCC class helpful in establishing Steppe Cellars

For the third year, Yakima Valley Community College will offer a winery management class at its Grandview and Yakima campuses.

SHS girls split jamboree games

Playing the first half of each game with JV players and the second half with varsity, the Sunnyside girls basketball team split a pair of contests in its season opening home jamboree last night.

City to hire hearing examiner in 2007

Help wanted.

Lady 'Hounds claim one win, one tie at jamboree

The Grandview High School girls basketball team opened the 2006-07 season last night at the Sunnyside jamboree, taking on the Wapato Wolves and the Sunnyside Christian Knights.

Monday, November 27

Working Stiff

A lifetime of learning...and not done yet!

A lifetime of learning...and not done yet!

Two G'view women hurt when vehicles rear-ended

Two Grandview women required hospitalization last Friday morning after their cars were rear-ended while stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Yakima Valley Highway and SR-241 in Sunnyside.

S'side building starts valued at $3.2 million in month of October

October was one of the Sunnyside Planning Department's busiest months of the year as the city processed permits for construction valued at $3.2 million.

Fruit storage plant fined $23,000 by EPA

GRANDVIEW - A paperwork snafu discovered by the Environmental Protection Agency has resulted in the levying of $23,000 in fines against Grandview's Kenyon Zero Storage.

Death Notice

ROSALIE ROTEN-ANTHONY

ROSALIE ROTEN-ANTHONY

Friday, November 24

Parade day activities planned

A bevy of activities are lined up for Dec. 2, the day of Sunnyside's highly anticipated Lighted Farm Implement Parade.

Obituary

RUTH ELAINE LEDGERWOOD

RUTH ELAINE LEDGERWOOD

The Newcomer

There's a lot of truth in fiction

There's a lot of truth in fiction

Death Notice

GUADALUPE U. GONZALEZ

GUADALUPE U. GONZALEZ

8-year-old drag racer closes out rookie season with third victory

KENT - Eight-year-old Layne Linder ended his rookie season in the NHRA Northwest Junior Drag Racing Association with a win at Pacific Raceways in Kent.

Kilian brothers named S'side parade marshals

A triumvirate of Kilian brothers-Herman Jr., Winfield and Ervin-has been chosen as grand marshals for this year's Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade on Dec. 2.

Sunnyside banker volunteers time to help couples find financial peace

Greg Visser, vice president and manager of Sunnyside's Banner Bank, is volunteering his off-work time to help couples and singles find financial peace.

Guest Editorial

We can't afford to sit back and smell the roses

We can't afford to sit back and smell the roses

Entertainers rolling into Sunnyside Friday, Dec. 1

The Rolling Hills Chorus will roll right into Sunnyside Friday, Dec. 1, for a stellar performance at 7 p.m. at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

Former congressman Sid Morrison gives Rotarians update on Black Rock Reservoir

Former Washington State Congressman Sid Morrison was the featured speaker at Wednesday's Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club meeting.

Home Country

BY SLIM RANDLES

Wednesday, November 22

Veteran counts his blessings as Thanksgiving approaches

There's a guy in Sunnyside who can look back over 61 years and find something for which to be thankful this Thanksgiving Day.

Gross Point Blank

Bright like sunshine

Bright like sunshine

Mabton continues budget discussions

MABTON - Mabton City Council continued budget discussions at its workshop held this past Tuesday evening.

Alleged kidnappers still awaiting trials

Accused kidnappers, Heriberto Martinez and Pedro Ochoa Mendoza of Sunnyside, are still awaiting trial on charges stemming from a kidnapping and attempted kidnapping in Yakima in October 2005.

Mabton approves personnel manual

MABTON - During a special meeting held last night, Mabton City Council members approved a personnel manual.

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Help needed for Sunnyside's 'D.C. 10' to take flight

SHS leadership students to attend anti-drug summit

SHS leadership students to attend anti-drug summit

Guest Editorial

The education debate we're not having

The education debate we're not having

Firefighters learn tricks of the trade at two-day training session

If you have a heart attack while roofing your house or are trapped by fire on the top floor of a high-rise building, you may want to have it happen in Sunnyside. Firefighters here spent the past two days learning how to extricate victims in those situations and carry them to safety.

Lions power past SHS Lady Grizzlies

KENNEWICK - The trio of Maria Bessey, Katie Horton and Brittany Bergsson did in the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team yesterday afternoon at Kennewick's Celebrity Lanes.

Still no word on DNA from murder victim

YAKIMA - Yakima County Coroner Maury Rice said yesterday (Tuesday) that he is still awaiting results of DNA testing done on femurs of a woman found buried in a back yard in Grandview in August 2005.

Cutting to the Core

Once again, time for thanks

Once again, time for thanks

First year G'view coach looking to establish new traditions

GRANDVIEW - Last year the Grandview High School girls basketball program suffered through one of its worst seasons ever. The Lady 'Hounds finished 1-19.

Trial stalled again

The trial date of Nov. 14 for Richard Rangel, 53, accused of the fatal stabbing of Kevin David Underwood of Grandview in April 2006, has been rescheduled for Jan. 2, 2007.

Tuesday, November 21

Births

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY

Bistro, bakery to open in Sunnyside

Two people who have a passion for gourmet cooking and presentation of food are opening a bakery and bistro in Sunnyside.

Mabton Jr./Sr. High School honor roll students named

MABTON - A total of 39 Mabton Jr./Sr. High School students earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher to be placed on the first quarter high honor roll of the 2006-07 academic year.

Sunnyside's loss is Prosser's gain

Motorcycle shop on the move

Motorcycle shop on the move

Straight-A students abound at Sierra Vista

The sixth grade class at Sunnyside's Sierra Vista Middle School filled up 20 of the 33 slots that comprise the 2006-07 first quarter straight-A honor roll.

No-no to cigs...one year later

by Corey Russell & Lynda Jo Gross

Obituary

DOLORES E. SELBY

DOLORES E. SELBY

Parents get the inside dope on gang life

GRANDVIEW - A safety net is being woven by the Grandview School District, police department and the city's parks and recreation department to protect Grandview's children from falling into gang activities.

Former gang member living warning to today's kids

GRANDVIEW - Geronimo Pina Jr. stood tall last night in Grandview, even though he was seated in the wheelchair to which he was relegated 28 years ago when he took a bullet in the back in a gang fight.

Monday, November 20

Troops to receive care packs

During this year's Fall Festival in Connell, Sunnyside High School teacher Erin Ferguson met some representatives from the group, U.S. Troop Care Package, based in Pasco.

Grandview family continues 30-year Seahawk tradition

GRANDVIEW - For three generations the Jaramillo family of Grandview has been making the trek over the mountains to attend Seahawk games.

Sunnyside lawmaker re-elected assistant Republican floor leader

OLYMPIA - Rep. Dan Newhouse last Friday was re-elected to the position of Assistant Republican Floor Leader by his Republican colleagues in the state House of Representatives.

Sunnyside hospital to establish medical clinic in Mabton in '07

A $37,000 grant presented to Sunnyside Community Hospital last week will make possible a two-day medical clinic in Mabton.

Friday, November 17

A first: Mabton VFW Post gathers food for Christmas baskets

MABTON - Following the model set forth in nearby communities, Mabton VFW Post 10384 has collected enough food to feed the families of 15 veterans this Christmas season.

Home Country

BY SLIM RANDLES

Religious Reflections

Thanks-'giving'

Thanks-'giving'

Point Blank

Midge remembered

Midge remembered

The Newcomer

Bewildered, bothered and just plain puzzled!

Bewildered, bothered and just plain puzzled!

Police pursuit results in arrest

A 25-year-old Sunnyside man whom police say was recently released from prison may be headed back for another long stay in a cell.

Missing Sunnyside man back home safe and sound

It was a happy ending for Deanna Potter's search for her missing husband as Galen Potter was found at the Branding Iron in Toppenish Tuesday night.

West Valley claims 3-1 win over Sunnyside

Despite a nifty 332 two-game series from Veronica Uribe, the West Valley High School girls bowling team defeated the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies Thursday afternoon, 3-1.

Guest Editorial

They deserved to lose

They deserved to lose

42-hour wait in the cold nets video game enthusiasts newest, hottest toy on the market

When Sony released its Playstation 3, it was hot news for a cold group that gathered in front of Wal-Mart at 6 a.m. this past Wednesday to get in line to spend $599 for one of only 12 systems that went on sale at 12:01 a.m. this morning (Friday).

Working Stiff

Cashier job provides 'people' fix

Cashier job provides 'people' fix

Let's hear it for Edward Johnson!

Sunnyside's lighted parade owes a lot to this man

Sunnyside's lighted parade owes a lot to this man

Death Notice

MARGARET DENAE RAWLINGS

MARGARET DENAE RAWLINGS

Thursday, November 16

Thanksgiving feast planned for less fortunate

The Churchill Media family of stations, La Maquina/La X 98.7 FM, Radio Tekila 101.7 FM and KZXR-The Source 1310 AM, are inviting families of the Valley to their Thanksgiving dinner for the less fortunate.

Hillcrest Manor approved to provide Eden Alternative training

Sunnyside's Hillcrest Manor has just received the go-ahead to provide Eden Alternative training, an innovative program that requires culture change within a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Holidays can bring increased stress

Stress can come in many forms but during the holiday season, stress can be increased from seemingly non-traditional sources.

Joel Ledesma receives Canam scholarship

Sunnyside's Joel Ledesma Jr. was awarded $2,500 from Canam Steel Corporation's employee scholarship program, the company announced.

S'side firefighters make a planned house call

More than 30 firefighters responded to a house fire last night at 518 11th St. in Sunnyside.

Answers sought for crumbling structures in downtown Sunnyside

A bulldozer was busy yesterday morning taking out the back portion of a building at 520 Sixth St. in downtown Sunnyside.

Nearly two dozen SHS students earn perfect 4.0 GPA's

Nearly two dozen Sunnyside High School students, 23 to be exact, are making the grade in class. The grade in question is straight-A's, as in a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Wednesday, November 15

Grandview continues budget belt tightening

GRANDVIEW - Proposed delays in improvements to the library and parks would help Grandview trim its budget deficit, the city council learned last night during the first of two preliminary budget meetings.

Padelford annexation stalled by city planners

Four Sunnyside City planning commissioners, from a panel of six, were faced with a decision last night that might have had a different outcome if the two absent members, Rolando Alvarez and Stephen Maltos, had been present to cast their votes on the annexation of 100 acres surrounding the city's airport.

Sunnyside High School honors its fall athletes

Sunnyside High School held its fall sports banquet Tuesday night to honor and award its fall athletes for their academic and athletic achievements.

Guest Editorial

Singing the Botox blues

Singing the Botox blues

Wenatchee earns 3-1 win over Sunnyside bowlers

EAST WENATCHEE - With four of its five team members averaging 170 or better, the Wenatchee High School girls bowling team rolled past the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies yesterday, 3-1.

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Local man missing

Galen Potter, a 45-year-old Sunnyside man, has been missing since leaving his home Sunday morning.

Mabton mayor circumvents council

MABTON - At its Oct. 10 meeting, Mabton City Council voted against a resolution agreeing to pay Granger $500 for goods and services pertaining to Interim Mabton Police Chief and current Granger Police Chief Robert Perales. What they voted against was a contract.

'F' as in Frank

A Thanksgiving first

A Thanksgiving first

Winter assumes command of California tank battalion

Lt. Col. Brian M. Winter, son of Chuck and Marilyn Winter of Sunnyside, assumed command of the USMCR 4th Tank Battalion on July 16. The battalion is based at Miramar, Calif.

Tuesday, November 14

Lady Grizzly keglers edge Selah Vikings

YAKIMA - Splitting the first two regulation games, as well as the two Baker contests, the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team edged Selah last Thursday based on total pinfall.

Death Notice

ROGER DALE DUNCAN

ROGER DALE DUNCAN

Speaker finds road map for her life

PROSSER - Wyoming native Lois Williams set the crowd laughing with a youthful tale of ending up on Cape Cod when she was supposed to meet her then boyfriend-now husband of 41 years-Fred in Connecticut.

Briefs

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City council approves residential landscape ordinance for Sunnyside

With a divided 5-2 vote, the Sunnyside City Council last night approved a much-debated residential landscape ordinance.

POUNDING THE ROCK:

Upstairs, downstairs at Qwest Field

Upstairs, downstairs at Qwest Field

S'side approves $8.8 million general fund budget for 2007

Two additional police officers and a real estate excise tax hike to fund parks are some of the hallmarks of the city of Sunnyside's $8.8 million budget for 2007, approved last night by city council.

Monday, November 13

S'side turns out to honor veterans

City leaders and residents turned out Saturday at Sunnyside's Lower Valley Memorial Gardens to honor past and present veterans on Veteran's Day.

Sunnyside building starts top $3.7 million for third quarter of 2006

A veritable building boom in Sunnyside this past July and August slowed in September, as building starts for the city had a total valuation of $3,704,258 for the third quarter of 2006.

Seahawk game marks Linehan's return home

SEATTLE - A last-second field goal by Seattle Seahawk Josh Brown yesterday spoiled hopes of a homecoming win for St. Louis Rams Head Coach Scott Linehan, a Sunnyside native.

S'side sophomores show progress on summer WASL, but school district wants to reach more for re-takes

There were 120 Sunnyside students from last year's sophomore class who took the WASL exam in August.

Death Notices

Kimbrell - Rojas

Kimbrell - Rojas

'Cinderella' earns thumbs-up from theater goers

All of the acting was exceptional this past weekend, but it was Linda Martin as Portia and Joyce Taylor as Joy who stole the spotlight. The two evil step-sisters were truly frightening and provided comic relief at the same time.

Prosser man drowns while attempting to elude Grandview police

GRANDVIEW - A Prosser man drowned this past weekend after jumping into the Yakima River to elude Grandview police.

Sunnyside freeze out deemed successful

The Sunnyside High School Key Club participated in a freeze out last Friday to help raise money for a former school employee with cancer and at the same time collected clothes and food for the needy.

Grandview earns second-place trophy at State

YAKIMA - Seniors in the Grandview volleyball program earned their fourth consecutive State trophy this past weekend, finding their best results yet with a second-place finish at the 2A State tourney held in the SunDome.

Friday, November 10

Two separate car accidents occur within an hour Thursday in Lower Valley

Six Lower Yakima Valley residents were hospitalized yesterday afternoon as the result of two separate car accidents.

Grandview VFW adopts local troops

GRANDVIEW - It makes perfect sense that Grandview VFW Post #6929 would adopt the National Guard 790th Company housed in Grandview. In the past, they've adopted troops from other companies, as well as the grandson of a Ladies Auxiliary member.

Home Country

BY SLIM RANDLES

CD Review

Springsteen provides 'romping' good time with "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger sessions"

Springsteen provides 'romping' good time with "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger sessions"

Festival of Trees Sunnyside's unofficial holiday kick-off

Sunnyside Community Hospital is gearing up for its annual Festival of Trees, an event that officially rings in the season here in the community.

Former S'side firefighter wins State House seat

SEQUIM - Kevin Van De Wege, a firefighter/paramedic in Sunnyside from 1999 until 2001, upset a 12-year incumbent Tuesday to win the 24th District, Pos. 1, seat in the state House of Representatives.

The Newcomer

Bring on the Grim Reaper-we're ready for him!

Bring on the Grim Reaper-we're ready for him!

Book Review

'Imperialist' Islam history a warning to the West

'Imperialist' Islam history a warning to the West

Volunteer firefighters sought

Grandview introduces new training program

Grandview introduces new training program

Guest Editorial

North Korea proves economic freedom and personal freedom go hand in hand

North Korea proves economic freedom and personal freedom go hand in hand

Story Time

Happy birthday, honey!

Happy birthday, honey!

Working Stiff

Chamber secretary making connections for the future

Chamber secretary making connections for the future

Thursday, November 9

Beauty academy students attend hair show

YAKIMA - Local cosmetology students made their beauty mark last week at the annual King Distribution Hair Show in Yakima.

S'side Food Pavilion to be closed unless buyer can be found

Wal-Mart partially blamed for grocery chain's bankruptcy

Wal-Mart partially blamed for grocery chain's bankruptcy

Mabton considers more flexibility in high school class scheduling

MABTON - The Mabton School Board met this past Wednesday evening to discuss Mabton High School's graduation requirements and the lack of flexibility they cause.

Obituaries

Kinkead - Rodriguez

Kinkead - Rodriguez

Reptile Man visits Art-Fox Elementary

MABTON - Scott Petersen, otherwise known as the Reptile Man, took his traveling reptile show to Mabton's Artz-Fox Elementary School this past Tuesday.

Sunnyside drag racer fourth in NHRA Division 6 points standings

LAS VEGAS - A victory in the 2006 Lucas Oil NHRA Division 7 race in Nevada allowed Sunnyside's John Dalrymple to move up 14 spots to finish in fourth place for the 2006 NHRA Division 6 season in the super street class.

Patient access re-routed during ambulance area demolition

Portions of the existing face of Sunnyside Community Hospital and emergency department will be demolished next Wednesday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Nov. 17.

Vikettes eager to sell purple poinsettias

MABTON - The Mabton Vikettes dance team has good news for fans of either the school or the University of Washington, or both.

Wednesday, November 8

Mabton City Council mulls departmental budget requests

MABTON - At their first preliminary budget meeting for the 2007 fiscal year this past Monday evening, Mabton City Council members mulled budget requests from public works, the fire and police departments and administration.

Obituary

JOAQUIN M. REYES

JOAQUIN M. REYES

A thankful glass

Grandview class pairs wines with Thanksgiving Day dinner

Grandview class pairs wines with Thanksgiving Day dinner

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Lower Valley voters stay the Republican course

Bucking a national trend that saw Democrats take control of the U.S. House-and perhaps the Senate-Lower Valley residents voted overwhelmingly yesterday to retain all three 15th District state legislative incumbents.

Cutting to the Core

Weekend cleansed the white trashness away

Weekend cleansed the white trashness away

Tuesday, November 7

Death Notice

MOLLI JEAN IRBY

MOLLI JEAN IRBY

Eastern Star women support troops as part of service project

The women of the Sunnyside chapter of the Order of Eastern Star have spent a significant amount of time working to support troops overseas.

Obituary

JUAN ZUNIGA

JUAN ZUNIGA

Police seek help locating armed robbery suspect

Sunnyside police are currently searching for Juan Luis Sanchez, age 31, a suspect in Friday evening's armed robbery in the Bank of America parking lot.

Lower Valley educators meet with legislators

Education was front and center last night, as the area's three state legislators, as well as two legislative challengers addressed an audience of Lower Valley teachers and school administrators.

Grandview considers consolidating municipal court with district court

GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Administrator Scott Staples reported to the Grandview City Council Monday night at a study session the feasibility of consolidating Grandview's municipal court with Yakima County District Court, which has a facility in Grandview.

Monday, November 6

Messmore 60th from 136-girl field

PASCO - Sunnyside High School junior Brittany Messmore finished in the top half of the field at Saturday's Washington State 3A Girls Cross Country Meet.

Veterans Day program planned in Sunnyside Nov. 11

A special Veterans Day program is slated for Saturday, Nov. 11, at Sunnyside's Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.

Lower Valley lawmaker looks ahead to 2007 session

Washington voters, like their counterparts around the country, will make their final decisions tomorrow on contests that will impact both state and national politics.

Obituaries

Fergurson - Zuniga

Fergurson - Zuniga

Raschko medals at 2B/1B State meet

PASCO - Saving perhaps her best effort for her last performance of the season, Bickleton High School sophomore Danielle Raschko came away from the Washington State 2B/1B Girls Cross Country Meet with a medal last Saturday.

Armed robber strikes

A woman reported to police that she was robbed after being shown a gun in the parking lot of Bank of America at about 5:30 p.m. last Friday. No further information was provided by police at press time.

Grandview netters earn State berth

Begin play 9 a.m. Friday

Begin play 9 a.m. Friday

Othello's Jacob Johnston runs past Greyhounds

GRANDVIEW - Jacob Johnston, Othello's running back and the leading rusher in the CWAC this year, ran for 287 yards and five touchdowns as the Huskies routed Grandview 47-12 last Friday night in the Greyhounds' last game of the season.

Friday, November 3

SVID completes improvements to Parker area park

PARKER - After taking control of Sunnyside Dam Park on Yakima Valley Highway last June, the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) recently finished improvements to the park overlooking the Sunnyside Dam.

CD Review

Nicole Atkins' "Bleeding Diamonds" reminiscent of show-tunes

Nicole Atkins' "Bleeding Diamonds" reminiscent of show-tunes

Point Blank

Other half is obligated

Other half is obligated

Guest Editorial

Party politics overshadow Medicare gains

Party politics overshadow Medicare gains

Friendly camel needs new home

GRANDVIEW - Wanted: loving family with huge pasture. Will trim pasture for occasional treats. Make that daily treats, apples, etc.

Sunnyside policy-maker learns first-hand what firefighters deal with daily

HANFORD - In terms a firefighter would understand, it was a play-day. In terms a city council member would understand, it was enlightening.

Grandview girls cruise to semifinals in District tourney

GRANDVIEW - As they have all season, the Grandview volleyball team made short work of an opponent last night in a 3-0 sweep of Ephrata in the first round of the CWAC District tourney.

The Newcomer

Advice from a romantic

Advice from a romantic

Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Granger

GRANGER - Two Lower Valley families are in store for a new home next year, thanks to a regional outreach for Habitat for Humanity

Vikes lose season finale at Cle Elum

CLE ELUM - The Mabton football team gave undefeated Cle Elum a scare for a quarter before falling 33-0 last night in SCAC West play.

Obituaries

Frazier - Shockley - Smith

Frazier - Shockley - Smith

CWU launches theatre ensemble season

ELLENSBURG - The 2006-07 CWU Central Theatre Ensemble season opens next Thursday, Nov. 9, with Hard Times, adapted from the Charles Dickens novel.

Pounding the Rock

USGA needs to revamp format of tourneys

USGA needs to revamp format of tourneys

Thursday, November 2

Injury lawsuit filed against Grandview fair group

Another claim seeks more than $800,000 from city of Grandview

Another claim seeks more than $800,000 from city of Grandview

There's an alternative to rising gas prices

Think van pool

Think van pool

De-boning 'fun raiser' held

Just in time for Thanksgiving, a group of local residents got together to learn how to de-bone a turkey and, in the process, raise $600 for the Sunnyside Community Hospital emergency department expansion.

State audit of local schools reveals snafu with paperwork

A state auditor's recent report shows a finding against the Sunnyside School District.

21-year-old man arrested after fight at Park & Pak

Sunnyside police arrested a man yesterday afternoon following a fight at Park & Pak.

Wednesday, November 1

Grandview gets 'tricked' on Halloween by Prosser

PROSSER - On a freezing Halloween night the Grandview Greyhounds and the Prosser Mustangs met in a loser-out CWAC District playoff game with the Mustangs coming out on top and advancing in the playoffs, 5-1.

Unhinged

"Oh noooooooo. Of course the door won't fall off," my boyfriend says, rolling his eyes at my paranoia.

Briefs

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Daniel, Flores, Buckner, Valdez Pumpkin Shootout winners at Black Rock Creek Golf Course

The Toppenish Mt. Adams Country Club foursome of Abel Daniel, Bernie Flores, Stan Buckner and Javier Valdez topped the field at Sunday's 2006 Pumpkin Shootout, hosted by Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

Working Stiff

Sunnyside woman turns 'chaos' into colorful occupation

Sunnyside woman turns 'chaos' into colorful occupation

County commission salaries raised

YAKIMA - Working under a salary freeze in effect since 2002, Yakima County commissioners yesterday approved a resolution lifting the freeze and raising their salaries by nearly $1,000 per month.

S'side police to renew efforts in shooting crows

Sunnyside police officers will begin anew, in their aim to thin the community's crow population.

'F' as in Frank

Live pigskins and mixed loyalties

Live pigskins and mixed loyalties