Stories for April 2007

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Monday, April 30

 

Vazquez three-time winner at Mabton invite

MABTON - Sara Vazquez shined in three events at last Thursday's Mabton Track and Field Invitational. The Lady Viking competed in the 3,200-meter run, the 1,600-meter run and the 800-meter run, earning victories in each.

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Friday, April 27

 

Lady Knights down G'view

The 1B Sunnyside Christian High School girls softball team broke out the bats for a big third inning and held on for a 12-9 non-league win over 2A Grandview yesterday.

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Principal Davis to retire

GRANDVIEW - After 16 years as Harriet Thompson Elementary School Principal, Connie Davis is slated to retire at the end of this school year.

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'Hounds nip Wildcats

TOPPENISH - The Grandview High School track teams traveled for a league meet at Toppenish High School yesterday.

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MOVIE REVIEW

Memorable 'Moments in American History' originated at Thorp High School

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Thursday, April 26

 

Crime victims share tears, stories

"Your pain is our pain," Antonio Valero of Consejo Counseling and Referral Services told a group of about 30 people yesterday at Sunnyside's Centennial Square.

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Red letter day for Red Hat ladies

In recognition of National Red Hat Day, the Red Hat ladies clubs from around the Lower Valley gathered yesterday at Snipes Mountain Restaurant in Sunnyside.

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Wednesday, April 25

  

SCHS school play this Friday and Saturday

Sunnyside Christian High School is gearing up for its spring production, "Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen," set to take place this coming Friday and Saturday night at 6 p.m. at the school.

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Tuesday, April 24

    

Mabton mulls more flexible high school schedule

MABTON - In order to broaden student opportunities, Mabton School Board officials are currently contemplating switching from a six-period semester schedule to a five-period trimester schedule. But not without parental input first.

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Monday, April 23



S'side Christian girls cage Cougars, 14-1

LYLE - The Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team made short work of the Lyle Cougars last Friday. Pounding out 10 hits in the abbreviated five-inning game, the Lady Knights rolled to a 14-1 victory.

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Grizzlies get revenge against Kamiakin Braves

KENNEWICK - Juan Pineda, coach of the Sunnyside boys soccer team, said his team's goal for the second half of the season is to beat everyone who beat the Grizzlies in the first half of the season.

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Raschko first in 1,500-meter run

MORO, ORE. - After a year-long break from running the 1,500-meter event, Bickleton's Danielle Raschko was back on track at the Sherman County Invite this past Saturday, claiming first place honors and clocking in at 5:33.4.

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Friday, April 20



Grandview firefighter quick learner

GRANDVIEW - It didn't take long for volunteer firefighter Fonzie Lopez to make his mark in the Grandview Fire Department. Lopez was recently recognized as the most improved volunteer for 2006, only a year-and-a-half after he joined.

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GUEST COLUMN

What is the meaning of life and why are other people so *#%@! annoying?

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Sister act entertains Christian women's group

PROSSER - It was a sister act in every sense of the word at Monday's Lower Valley Christian Women's Club meeting, as sisters Loris Ketter and Darien Parson provided entertainment and encouragement.

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Old friendships and new insights inspiring

Since reconnecting with a former schoolmate, I have been reading a new set of novels based on historical events, learning some blogging techniques and gaining some insight on creative writing skills.

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"Hounds pick up non-league win over Ki-Be

BENTON CITY - After suffering two straight league losses and with only three league games left on the schedule, the Grandview Greyhounds got a boost of confidence yesterday (Thursday) when they beat Ki-Be 3-1 in a non-league soccer match.

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Thursday, April 19

    

Wednesday, April 18



Ida Belle Avenue fire believed intentionally set

When the Sunnyside Fire Department arrived on scene at a fire in the 1200 block of Ida Belle Avenue yesterday at approximately 12:45 p.m., the one-bedroom home was completely involved and a home next to it, in the 1300 block of South 13th Street, had also sustained fire damage.

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Wedam crowned Dairy Ambassador

Before a packed house last night at Sunnyside's Community Center, Julie Wedam was crowned the Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador for 2007-08.

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Tuesday, April 17

     

Monday, April 16

   

Child Abuse Prevention month noted with local events

MABTON - On hand to further spread awareness of child abuse at Artz-Fox Elementary School this past Friday were representatives from DSHS Children's Services, Lutheran Community Services and Consejo Counseling and Referral Services.

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Friday, April 13

     

Parents get education on recognizing 'gangbangers'

Parents of the students in the Sunnyside School District got a chance last night to listen to Sunnyside Police Detective Jim Ortiz explain a little about gangs in the Lower Valley and how to recognize them by what they might wear.

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Two teens arrested on gun charges

A response to a shots fired call in the area of Columbia and Taylor avenues, in Sunnyside, netted two arrests yesterday for the Sunnyside Police Department.

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'Victory' grapplers medal at nationals

RENO, NEV. - Three members of the Lower Yakima Valley-based Victory Wrestling Club returned home from Reno, Nev. last weekend with placing medals from a national competition.

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Thursday, April 12

    

Darfur Crisis topic of YVCC speaker

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Student Council at Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) hosted a forum about the Darfur Crisis, featuring Amnesty International representative Daniel Johnson as the guest speaker Wednesday night.

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Wednesday, April 11

      

GUEST

Late night tantrums yet another 'joyous' part of parenting

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Cadets march past Sunnyside in twin bill sweep

Take away one inning and the 3A Sunnyside baseball team played 4A Eisenhower of Yakima tough yesterday. Factor in all the innings, though, and the Grizzlies absorbed a pair of 12-1 and 5-2 non-league losses.

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Tuesday, April 10

    

Discipline committee formed in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - According to Grandview School District Superintendent Kevin Chase, the district will establish a district wide committee to look at discipline policies and review those policies as a result of the March 26 school board meeting.

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Monday, April 9

  

Shooting suspect nabbed by police

A 15-year-old Sunnyside boy, suspected of shooting a 14-year-old youngster in the back last Tuesday, April 3, at a residence in the 1700 block of Cascade Way, was taken into custody by local police this past Friday afternoon.

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Vikes falter late in home twin bill

MABTON - The Mabton baseball team showed improvement in a home SCAC West doubleheader with Highland last Saturday, but still lost both games by scores of 11-0 and 14-3.

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Friday, April 6

 

Byam named top firefighter in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - As soon as he turned 18, Joel Byam applied for a volunteer firefighter position at his hometown fire department. Now, seven years later, he finds himself promoted to lieutenant. a certified EMT and was recently named Grandview's Firefighter of the Year.

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Mini hydros headed to Hisey Park

GRANGER - Starting Sunday, April 22, and every second and fourth Sunday from then through September, miniature radio-controlled hydro boats will hit the pond at Granger's Hisey Park.

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Thursday, April 5

   

Wednesday, April 4

 

Grizzly rally falls short at Eastmont

EAST WENATCHEE - In a tale of what might have been, the 3A Sunnyside boys soccer team outplayed 4A Eastmont, a Columbia Basin League foe, for most of yesterday's match.

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Tuesday, April 3

   

Monday, April 2