Stories for October 2006

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Tuesday, October 31



Sunnyside police busy yesterday

A suspicious looking vehicle at South Hill Park caught the eye of Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder yesterday, who then parked his vehicle to observe the four occupants. When he saw an occupant handling a suspicious substance, he called for reinforcements.

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Sunnyside Fire Department conforms to Clean Air Authority's burn ban season

Although this past spring the Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority set a burn ban season that prevents all outside burning from the second Saturday in March through the third Sunday in October, the Sunnyside City Council was still allowing residents in the city limits to burn wind-blown tumbleweeds at any time during the year.

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Fundraising drive underway

Sunnyside Rotarians this past Monday were made privy to the Sunnyside Community Hospital Foundation's plans to raise funds for the emergency room expansion project.

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Monday, October 30

   

Messmore earns 3A State meet berth

YAKIMA - Sunnyside High School junior Brittany Messmore, in only her second season of long distance running, has qualified to compete at the 3A State cross country meet.

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Bickleton's Raschko movs on to 'B' State meet

CHENEY - Last year Danielle Raschko missed going to State by one place and one second. This year Bickleton's lone Lady Pirate runner earned a berth at the State cross country meet in Pasco next week.

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Friday, October 27

   

Mysterious tales of Arabian nights to be revealed on Zillah stage

ZILLAH - The exotic, the adventurous, the mysterious tales of the Arabian Nights will be unfolded before your very eyes...if you are in the audience when the Z Center Stage Theater Company presents Tales from the Arabian Nights at Zillah High School Nov. 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11.

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CWAC unbeatens battle in Selah

SELAH - Something had to give in a battle between last year's 3A volleyball State champ and a favored contender for this year's 2A crown.

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Thursday, October 26

    

S'side squad hopes to repeat as soccer champs

Defending Lower Valley Soccer League champs Manchester United of Sunnyside will compete in a league title match this coming Saturday at 3 p.m. at SunnyView Park against Milan, a team made up of players from Grandview and Sunnyside.

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Wednesday, October 25

       

G'view netters remain perfect

MOXEE - Other than a third-game hiccup, the Grandview volleyball team cruised last night in a 25-11, 25-11, 25-16 sweep at East Valley.

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Leapord takes 3-1 win over Mabton girls

ZILLAH - Despite addressing and improving team communication, the Mabton Viking volleyball team lost three of four games to Zillah last night. The Lady Leapords prevailed 13-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-14.

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Mabton council members advised on their public roles

MABTON - Mabton City Council members were paid a visit during their regular session Tuesday evening from Washington Cities Insurance Authority Risk Management Specialist Lisa Pound, who provided the council with some basic training.

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Tuesday, October 24

 

Rescued dalmation now local 'teacher'

Peggy Sue has a unique story to tell. That is, if she could talk. Instead, it's her owner and master, Yakima County Fire District #5 Lt. Tony Castillo, who does the talking.

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G'view deputy city clerk hired away by New Vision

Tammy Everts, most recently the deputy city clerk for Grandview, has been hired as the new marketing and development coordinator for the Yakima County Development Association, more commonly known as New Vision.

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Monday, October 23

 

Knights solve 'curse' of the Crusaders

It's been a long time coming. The Sunnyside Christian Knights beat the Riverside Christian Crusaders for the first time in four years, winning 2-1 in front of its home crowd last Friday.

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Young Bickleton team ends season

TROUT LAKE - A young Bickleton volleyball team couldn't tuck a win away this season but, individually and as a team, they showed improvement they can take into next year's season.

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Ricks arraigned on rape charge

Tyler J. Ricks, 23, of Sunnyside was arraigned last Friday in Yakima County Superior Court and is formally charged with rape in the first degree domestic violence, assault in violation of a protection order, unlawful imprisonment domestic violence and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree.

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Mustangs gallop past 'Hounds, 75-6

PROSSER - The Prosser Mustangs seem to be on a mission this year and the Grandview Greyhounds were just another team Prosser mowed down on its way to a league title.

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Hanford ekes out 29-28 win over Grizzlies

RICHLAND - Plain and simple-the Sunnyside High School football team played its heart out last Friday. But as has often been the case this season, the Grizzlies came away from the Columbia Basin League contest with yet another disappointing loss.

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Friday, October 20

       

Lady Grizzlies leave everything on the court

For two hours on Thursday night the Sunnyside High School Lady Grizzlies played with every ounce of energy they could muster. It was an inspiring effort from the young ladies that ultimately fell short, as Sunnyside lost its final match of the season to the West Valley Rams.

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Rogers, Messmore notch 'Top 10' finishes at 3A District competition

WENATCHEE - Based on yesterday's finishes at the Columbia Basin 3A League District meet in Wenatchee, Sunnyside's Jacob Rogers and Brittany Messmore appear to have the best chance of any of the Grizzly harriers to advance to the State cross country meet in Pasco the first Saturday of November.

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Home Country

Leave it to Dewey to come up with a new idea. In some ways, it was inevitable, of course, because Dewey was so accident prone it got to the point where no one would hire him any more.

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Thursday, October 19

  

Artz earns '12th man' recognition

ASHLAND, ORE. - Former Grandview High School football standout Brandon Artz received the 12th Man award as a member of the Southern Oregon University football program.

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Wednesday, October 18



No win, but Lady Pirates play best match of year

BICKLETON - The Bickleton Lady Pirates played a great match against Riverside on their home court yesterday (Tuesday), blocking some great hits from the Riverside girls and setting and hitting well most of the time.

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Bickleton tunes up for Regional meet

ZILLAH - The last regular meet of the cross country season at Zillah High School yesterday (Tuesday) was a great tune-up for Bickleton's lone female runner and its boys, who still have a week and a half to prepare for their biggest race of the year, the regional meet at Cheney.

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U.S. Army recruiters successfully filling quotas

Even though only three out of 10 people are qualified to join the U.S. Army, recruiters have been able to exceed their goal of 80,000 contracts by 800, according to Yakima County Army recruiter, Sergeant First Class Kevin Byington.

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Tuesday, October 17

 

Animal control efforts refined

MABTON - Following concerns expressed at the Sept. 26 Mabton City Council meeting, the city has strengthened its animal control policies through a partnership between the police department and public works.

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Five people injured in SR-241 rollover

The sirens that Sunnyside residents living along SR-241 heard at about 8:20 p.m. last night were emergency rescue personnel racing to the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident.

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S'side motel gets face lift

The Travel Inn, located at 724 Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside, is going through a face lift as the new owners spruce the place up.

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Monday, October 16



Mabton loses two in a row

Battling problems with their serve-receive, the Mabton Vikings volleyball team fell to Granger last Thursday. The Spartans won the opener, 25-14, but Mabton recovered to win the next two games, 25-22, 25-16. Granger closed out the match with 25-11, 16-14 decisions.

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G'view knocks off Jackrabbits

GRANDVIEW - Playing smash-mouth offense, the Grandview Greyhounds picked up their second league win of the season and gave their fans a Homecoming game victory last Friday night.

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Lady 'Hounds lose close one to Wolves

WAPATO - For 34 minutes Grandview kept the Wapato Wolves scoreless, until Alba Delgado scored a fluke goal to give the Wolves a 1-0 lead, enroute to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Greyhounds.

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Rams butt S'side girls

WEST VALLEY - Ouch! The Sunnyside High School girls soccer team took one on the chin this past Saturday.

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Knights pick up much needed league win

TROUT LAKE - Needing a win, the Sunnyside Christian High School Knights traveled to Trout Lake last Friday, where they picked up their second league victory of the season, beating the Eagles 3-1.

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Eastmont rallies to put a damper on S'side Homecoming

The scent of sweet victory wafted through the cold, brisk autumn air last Friday night for the Sunnyside High School football team, in search of its first Columbia Basin League win and Homecoming hosts to the Eastmont Wildcats.

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Friday, October 13

        

SHS girls still can't get over the hump

For the 10th straight time the Sunnyside Grizzlies lost a league game to bring their record to 0-10, 3-12. This time it was the Hanford Falcons who denied the Grizzlies their chance at a league win, prevailing 25-18, 25-17, 25-14.

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Knights surprised by Oregon team

Playing a non-league 'friendly' match with Riverside High School, from Boardman, Ore., the Sunnyside Christian Knights lost 7-3, Thursday afternoon to a surprisingly good squad.

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Thursday, October 12



Sunnyside thrift store to close

The Pac-Co Distribution store at 545 South Sixth Street in Sunnyside may close its doors as soon as Nov. 1 due to health problems suffered by owner Ray Zimmerman.

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Black Rock Creek team runners-up on 2006 senior tour

KENNEWICK - Despite a first place performance at the 2006 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour season ending tournament at the Tri-City Country Club, Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek team finished two points back of the Walla Walla Veterans Golf Course team in the final standings.

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Sunnyside stages Punt, Pass & Run

Sunnyside Recreation Department officials have released the names of the top finishers from last Saturday's Punt, Pass & Run competition, staged at Kiwanis Youth Park.

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Wednesday, October 11



Mabton says no to paying Granger for 'goods and services'

MABTON - In a tense city council meeting last night, Mabton officials voted against a resolution calling for the city of Mabton to pay $500 a month to Granger in exchange for goods and services related to law enforcement equipment used by Interim Mabton Police Chief and Granger Police Chief Robert Perales.

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Rescue operation near S'side saves confused salmon

Salmon making their way up the Yakima River to spawn became confused yesterday and took a detour that could have led to their death, if it weren't for the quick work of a crew from the Yakama Indian Nation with help from the Roza and Sunnyside Irrigation districts.

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Lady Grizzlies blanked by Eastmont

There were some signs of improvement over the first time Sunnyside's girls soccer team played Eastmont this season, but it wasn't enough as the Lady Grizzlies fell 8-0 at home last night to the Wildcats.

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Eastmont dunks S'side swimmers

YAKIMA - With just five swimmers in the pool yesterday, Sunnyside was no match for the Eastmont Wildcats girls swim team. The 'Cats splashed their way to a dominating 148-22 victory.

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Tuesday, October 10

     

Traffic jam

Washington Elementary School parents advised to follow drop-off, pick-up procedures

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Mabton students create art mural

A chance reunion between Sunnyside natives Judy Simerl and Pablo Soto sparked a larger than life mural now in progress by Mabton High School students.

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Monday, October 9

  

Rangers pull out close game

NACHES - The final score may have reflected a 21-0 football win for Naches over Mabton last Friday, but the game was much closer than the final score indicates.

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Identity theft 'running rampant'

OUTLOOK - About 20 members of the Outlook Grange were on hand Saturday evening for a workshop to help them reduce their chances of being a victim of identity theft.

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Wanted: Elks

It's Elk hunting season for Larry Kingsella, as in hunting for others to join him in re-starting an Elks Lodge for the Lower Valley.

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Bonny's resignation as Chamber director leads to muddled hiring

Mary Ann Bonny, director of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, tendered her resignation last week by telephone to three of the four executive board members. Citing medical reasons, Bonny notified board President Brezzi Campos, First Vice President Ben Sartin and Treasurer Elner Becker of her intent to resign her position. Bonny indicated she would follow up the phone calls with a written resignation.

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Last minute interception dooms Greyhounds

ELLENSBURG - Described by Grandview Coach Dustin Lamb as a great game that went down to the wire, the Grandview Greyhounds played a tough game against a playoff bound Ellensburg football team but lost 14-7, thanks in part to a last minute interception of Grandview quarterback Matt Concienne.

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Friday, October 6

  

S'side city council cancels meeting

Due to a lack of agenda items, the Sunnyside City Council has canceled its regular meeting of Monday, Oct. 9. The next council meeting will be Monday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m.

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Point Blank

Our treasures, simple as they may be, are near and dear to us

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Lions roar past Sunnyside girls

Attempting to get its first league win of the season, the Sunnyside Grizzly volleyball team hosted the first-place Kennewick Lions Thursday night but came up short, losing in four games 15-25, 19-25, 25-22 and 23-25.

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Promises to keep

SPOKANE - Approximately 8,000 men filled the Spokane Arena last weekend for Promise Keepers, a national Christian movement that encourages men in their spiritual, family and community commitments.

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Thursday, October 5

  

Wednesday, October 4

   

Lady Knights sweep Lyle

The Sunnyside Christian High School volleyball team got back on the winning track last night with a 3-0 sweep of visiting Lyle.

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More bronze sculptures planned for Sunnyside

The bronze sculptures of pioneer cattleman Ren Ferrell and Lloyd Miller, considered the driving force in bringing irritation water to the Lower Valley, are landmarks around downtown Sunnyside.

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Successful Saturday for Sunnyside Grid Kid teams

Ringing up their first win of the season this past Saturday, the Sunnyside Grid Kid "A" team had a reason to celebrate. Holding the West Valley offense scoreless and controlling the ball and clock on the offensive side, the Sunnyside team walked away with 12-0 win.

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No injuries in one-vehicle accident

Sunnyside police officers responded to an accident last night, after an elderly woman hit a stop sign, mailboxes and a concrete block in the 200 block of Edison Avenue. There were no injuries reported.

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Fuel hikes, canal upgrades shape irrigators budgets

Rising costs of fuel and continued improvements to the area's irrigation canal systems are reflected in the 2007 budgets that directors of the Sunnyside Division Board of Control (SDBOC) received during a meeting yesterday.

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Bickleton earns hard-fought win

BICKLETON - Bickleton varsity and Sunnyside High School's C volleyball team were evenly matched yesterday on Bickleton's home court. In the first meeting of the season, Sunnyside won in five games, but last night the Lady Pirates prevailed in four.

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Tuesday, October 3

    

Two teens arrested in S'side

Two teens were arrested after Sunnyside police officers responded to an alarm at Funny Farm, a gift shop and liquor store, last night (Monday).

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New salon a dream come true

GRANDVIEW - There's no mystery about it, Mystique Salon at 807 W. Wine Country Road in Grandview is a dream come true for co-owner Yoli Mendoza.

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Monday, October 2

  

Vikes blank Highland, 28-0

MABTON - The Mabton football team ran its league record to 2-0 last Friday with a 28-0 whitewashing of visiting Highland.

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Vikings fall to Zillah

MABTON - In an unusually off performance, the Mabton Vikings volleyball team fell to Zillah, losing all three match-ups 25-20, 25-7, 25-22.

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Grandview sweeps Othello

OTHELLO - "It was the first time we've really had some challenges to our defense," said Grandview volleyball coach John La Fever.

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