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Friday, August 31

Meet Miss Sunnyside candidate Jesenia Rodriguez

Jesenia Rodriguez was born ready to take center stage and will do so come Sept. 15 during the Miss Sunnyside Pageant.

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Noticeable Void

Noticeable Void

City celebrates upgrades to treatment plant

The city of Sunnyside pulled out all the stops to help commemorate the newly reconstructed wastewater treatment plant yesterday with an open house, a meet and greet lunch, and a ribbon cutting ceremony.

YVCC to open doors to new Workforce Center with "Grape to Glass Gala"

GRANDVIEW - Yakima Valley Community College Grandview campus is planning a day long celebration of the opening of its Workforce Education Center on Saturday, Sept.15, culminating with the classy "Grape to Glass Gala" that evening.

Former gang member once thought no one cares

Maria Reyes was a third generation gang member on the tough streets of East Long Beach in California. By age 11 she had seen her cousin shot in the back five times by the LAPD.

Teen shot in what appears to be gang related incident

GRANDVIEW - Grandview detectives were called to Sunnyside Community Hospital last night (Thursday) following what appears to be a gang related shooting in Grandview.

Cancer benefits slated for longtime hairdresser

For years, anyone in crisis who needed help raising funds could count on Susie Moore. Now, Moore's facing cancer and a slew of costly bills that's sure to follow.

OBITUARY

WILLIAM VAUGHN JAMISON JR.

WILLIAM VAUGHN JAMISON JR.

GUEST EDITORIAL

We need candidates with good judgment

We need candidates with good judgment

City of Sunnyside continues meter weatherization project

The mercury may have been hugging triple digits for much of the summer, but the city of Sunnyside has had winter on its mind.

Gross Point Blank

Save the trees

Save the trees

Story Time

He ain't snooping, he's my 'Big Brother'

He ain't snooping, he's my 'Big Brother'

Larson Gallery releases new calendar of exhibits

YAKIMA - The Larson Gallery Guild of Yakima, excited about its 52nd anniversary, has announced the 2007-08 calendar of exhibits and events.

School board OK's budget for 2007-08

The Sunnyside School Board last night approved a $60 million general fund budget for Sunnyside schools for the 2007-08 school year.

GUEST COLUMN

Which comes first, the gift or the gratitude?

Which comes first, the gift or the gratitude?

Washington State Patrol dedicates new I-82 weigh station near Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Nestled between the cities of Grandview and Prosser on I-82 lies the only eastbound weigh station on the interstate.

Thursday, August 30

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JANET MARIE BYMA

JANET MARIE BYMA

Wednesday, August 29

Honeyford on mission to save Washington's historic barns

A bad wind storm last December has given self-described 'history nut' Jerri Honeyford a mission. This mission, she told Rotarians at Wednesday morning's Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club meeting, is to preserve historic barns in Washington state.

Upgrade approved for Crewport water system

A county-owned municipal water system serving the community of Crewport, just east of Granger, will receive an upgrade following action by Yakima County commissioners on Tuesday, yesterday.

Americans should be afforded access to prescription drugs sold in other countries

Americans often pay 30 to 300 percent more for their prescription drug medications than people in Canada, Europe and other industrialized nations.

County renews janitorial contract

Yakima County commissioners on Tuesday, yesterday, renewed a one-year contract with Yakima-based ABM Janitorial.

Shorthanded Vikes cancel season opener

MABTON - Already shorthanded because of eligibility issues, the Mabton High School football team had to cancel its season opener against the Pasco JV team scheduled for this coming Friday because of injuries.

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ROBERT LOUIS MCCOY

ROBERT LOUIS MCCOY

County updates job positions

Yakima County commissioners on Tuesday, yesterday, approved four resolutions updating the status of some job descriptions in the treasurer's office, prosecuting attorney's office and the district court.

City of Mabton awards commendation of valor

MABTON - An alert truck driver is credited with saving five lives during a Mabton house fire that occurred in late June. For this heroic act, Dave Salinas was recognized with a commendation of valor from the city at the regularly scheduled Mabton City Council meeting last night (Tuesday).

New hires OK'd by school board

MABTON - The Mabton School Board approved five new hires at its regularly scheduled meeting this past Monday night.

Cutting to the Core

YouTube...greatest thing on the internet

YouTube...greatest thing on the internet

County okays funds for Monson property study

The city of Sunnyside got the answer it was looking for yesterday, Tuesday, when Yakima County commissioners approved a $25,000 grant that will fund a master plan study for the Monson property just west of town.

Hillcrest Manor aces fourth straight state survey

"That's 120 pages of regulations," says Hillcrest Manor Administrator Mary Arthur, slapping down a thick guidebook produced by the government to ensure quality elder care.

Contract for special needs youths renewed

MABTON - The Mabton School Board voted to renew a contract with Memorial Hospital at Children's Village to help address the needs of students in the district ages birth through three.

County okays 'Project Safe Neighborhoods'

Yakima County will utilize a two-year, $20,000 grant to help cut down on gang activity.

Putting women back in the debate

This past Monday, Aug. 26, was Women's Equality Day. Most Americans don't even know what it is, and aside from commemorations by a few female leaders on Capitol Hill, it is hardly noticed.

Home and garden paradise for Sunnyside area family

Tucked away, sheltered by a cornfield, Clarence and Pam Meeker have staked out their own back yard paradise.

Tuesday, August 28

Mabton tightens attendance policy for junior/senior high school students

MABTON - Mabton Junior/Senior High School's attendance policy has just gotten a whole lot more strict, Principal Jay Tyus informed the Mabton School Board at its regular meeting this past Monday night.

Sunnyside dialysis center director afforded honors by DaVita Inc.

Dr. Hamilton Licht, medical director of Mt. Adams Kidney Center in Sunnyside and the Union Gap Dialysis Center in Union Gap, has earned the ranking of No. 6 among doctors working at medical facilities managed by the DaVita Company.

City of Sunnyside just got a little bigger

The city of Sunnyside grew by approximately 127 acres due to the Sunnyside City Council approving two annexations Monday night.

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AURELIA ANN TEBALDI

AURELIA ANN TEBALDI

Superintendent gives Rotarians school report

Sunnyside School Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole was the featured guest speaker at the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club Monday meeting and he informed the Rotarians about the current state of the school district.

Married physicians pleased to be working together in Sunnyside

Married physicians Michael Gawlik and Anna Madej recently began practicing in Sunnyside, she as an internist at Valley Internal Medicine and he as a hospital based physician at Sunnyside Community Hospital. But making their way to this area was a very interesting journey indeed.

Crisis center director dies Sunday

The Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services office in Sunnyside lost a friend and advocate this past Sunday with the sudden death of long time director Aurelia "Ricki" Ann Tebaldi, who was 69.

Council OK's bonds for purchase, development of feedlot

Two bonds were authorized by the Sunnyside City Council last night.

New owners, new name for espresso stand

Ryan and Hilary Cullen are the new owners of the former Javahhh Espresso. They have changed the look of the Sunnyside espresso shop to resemble that of a schoolhouse, thus calling the coffee spot 'School House Espresso.'

Mediator called in for teacher contract talks

;Class sizes at the heart of dispute

;Class sizes at the heart of dispute

Monday, August 27

Line play key for Greyhound football fortunes in 2007

GRANDVIEW - "Linemen don't smile!" Grandview football Coach Dustin Lamb bellowed at his o-line as he worked them through their paces last week. "They're mad. The only time their name gets called is when they hold."

New faces in Sunnyside School District bus garage

There are some new and familiar people returning to the Sunnyside School District this year as bus drivers.

Mabton Vikes look for answers in 2007

MABTON - The Mabton High School football team has questions and, unlike TV commercials, there is no easy button to help with the answers.

DEATH NOTICE

;LORENE MORRIS

;LORENE MORRIS

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JANET MARIE BYMA

JANET MARIE BYMA

Sunnyside grid team counting on speed, smarts

The Sunnyside High School football team is one of the smallest teams in its league this year but the Grizzlies have two things going for themselves that could just propel them into the playoffs. Speed and experience.

NWC Trucking champs of Chicano-Latino tourney

Grandview-based NWC Trucking posted a 5-0 record on the way to winning this past weekend's annual Chicano-Latino men's softball tourney.

Local teen enjoys trek to Europe

Ryan Hernandez recently returned from three weeks of European travel as part of the People to People Student Ambassador program.

Friday, August 24

Joe Luther works to retain Mr Olympia title

OUTLOOK - Known as the 'Benching Machine' in certain circles, Outlook's Joe Luther will compete at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, Friday, Sept. 28, and attempt to retain his title of Mr. Olympia in the bench press.

"Evening in the Park" auction offerings tempting

GRANDVIEW - The Sunnyside Community Hospital Foundation's 'Evening in the Park' dinner and auction will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m., at Country Park in Grandview.

Story Time

Not enough money?

Not enough money?

Meet Miss Sunnyside candidate Janelle Mendoza

Janelle Mendoza knows how important it is to be a good role model. After all, she's big sister to Jacob, 9, and Jolissa, 7. And, if she's selected to serve as Miss Sunnyside, she knows being a role model out in the community is equally important as well.

Working Stiff

Chemical dependency counselor works to restore lives

Chemical dependency counselor works to restore lives

GUEST EDITORIAL

We can combat bullying in our schools by listening to what our children have to say

We can combat bullying in our schools by listening to what our children have to say

Sunnyside principals share hopes for new school year

Incorporating a new math curriculum seems to be the biggest challenge facing many of the schools within the Sunnyside School District during the coming school year that starts next Monday.

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KELLY LYONS

KELLY LYONS

Gross Point Blank

Forgiveness isn't Easy

Forgiveness isn't Easy

Thursday, August 23

Housing Authority budget discussed

Saying there is still a lot of work to do on the 2008 budget, Sunnyside Housing Authority commissioners nonetheless expressed their pleasure last night with the progress being made, saying they are better off than they were the same time last year.

Remains of dead woman positively identified

Two years ago a Grandview man walked into the Grandview Police Department to confess to killing and burying a woman. At the time, Sauber said her name was "Sharon."

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ARDIS ELIZABETH EMERY

ARDIS ELIZABETH EMERY

Gang 'hangout' being torn down

OUTLOOK - An old abandoned building located at 41 First Avenue in Outlook that used to house the former Timmerman Lumber Company is now being torn down. Old time residents of Outlook have said the building has been there since the 1930s.

Man pleads guilty to 1994 child molestation

A man accused of raping a 7-year-old Sunnyside girl in 1994 who plead guilty to first degree child molestation has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

Wednesday, August 22

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'Fill the Boot'

'Fill the Boot'

OBITUARY

MERLE DALE COHU

MERLE DALE COHU

GUEST COLUMN

Are middle-class money mantras keeping you poor

Are middle-class money mantras keeping you poor

"F" as in Frank

Past and present

Past and present

Cherry studies at Prosser's WSU research center yield results, according to sunnyside Rotary speaker

The Washington State University Extension Services center in Prosser has been studying different growing methods for cherry orchards, according to Matt Whiting, who spoke at Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club's Wednesday morning meeting.

DEATH NOTICE

LAURA A. LOPEZ

LAURA A. LOPEZ

Condemnation proceedings OK'd by county

Yakima County officials say they've tried for the better part of a year to negotiate with a Lower Valley property owner on a right-of-way purchase to upgrade a portion of East Edison Road.

Sunnyside native completes cross country trip on bike

Six intertubes, 14 states, one cassette (a group of sprockets) and 3,667 miles later, Sunnyside's Brianne Downing is now home.

State concerned about fecal coliform bacteria in Sulphur Creek Wasteway

The Sulphur Creek Wasteway, part of which courses through Sunnyside, has been on the Department of Ecology's radar for more than 30 years.

Enrollment drop anticipated in Sunnyside schools

General fund budget grows to $60 million-plus

General fund budget grows to $60 million-plus

McDonald, Bolan lead Grandview City Council race

GRANDVIEW - Very few votes were cast in the primary election for Grandview City Council position number two, in which incumbent Jan McDonald has forged a healthy lead.

Tuesday, August 21

New Sunnyside winery in preliminary stages of operation

It didn't take long for the vacated Apex Cellars winery building in Sunnyside to be occupied.

Hastings gears up for tussles in D.C.

Congressman Doc Hastings will be the first to admit that Washington D.C. lawmakers have a full plate awaiting them once they return to the nation's capital after Labor Day weekend.

Grandview, YVCC eye joint library

GRANDVIEW - Grandview is outgrowing its library and the YVCC campus in this city lacks a library.

Tobin newest Eagle Scout

GRANDVIEW - It's official: David Matthew Tobin of Benton City is the latest Boy Scout to earn the organization's highest rank--that of Eagle Scout.

Gangs shouldn't be tolerated...says Sunnyside city manager

The issue, Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell explained to the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club Monday, is why should people put up with the issues that surround gangs.

Former Sunnyside basketball standout named Grandview High girls hoop coach

GRANDVIEW - Paul Van Pelt's earliest memories of basketball dates back to when he was just 10-years-old.

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;BUDDY RICHARD WAMPOLE

;BUDDY RICHARD WAMPOLE

Monday, August 20

West Nile virus found in two Yakima County horses

WHITE SWAN - West Nile virus, a potentially fatal disease in horses, has been confirmed in two locations in White Swan, the state Department of Agriculture announced last Friday.

DEATH NOTICE

VALERIA JUDITH BARRIOS

VALERIA JUDITH BARRIOS

Infrastructure upgrades could be made easier with state lawmakers' help...report local officials

With a few exceptions, the infrastructure in the Lower Yakima Valley is in good shape.

Harlem Ambassadors hoop team to visit Grandview

GRANDVIEW - A faded newspaper clipping has inspired an effort to bring some national basketball flash to Grandview this November.

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WATA BERNDINA ROLPH

WATA BERNDINA ROLPH

Valley mayors form gang task force

Yakima Valley mayors, from Tieton to Grandview, have formed a gang task force.

Friday, August 17

Gross Point Blank

Sometimes you don't have to do the crime to do the time

Sometimes you don't have to do the crime to do the time

Durfey claims top 20 finish in world horse show

2007 Sunnyside High grad Rachelle Durfey made her mark earlier this month by placing among the top 20 out of 117 competitors during the 2007 American Quarterhorse Youth World Show.

Sex offender registers at Grandview address

The Yakima Sheriff's office reports that Eric D. Chandler, a registered sex offender, now lives in Grandview in the 1200 block of South Euclid Road.

GUEST COLUMN

Bed wrath and beyond: the princess and the peeve

Bed wrath and beyond: the princess and the peeve

New contests launched for Sunshine Days

From a harvest contest to the crowning of a royal critter, several new events are in the offing for Sunshine Days in Sunnyside, Sept. 14-16.

Shirts&Logos.com wins state softball title

EVERETT - State champs! That's the title a short-staffed, gutsy crew from the Lower Yakima Valley brought back with them from Everett last weekend.

Miss Sunnyside candidate Antassia Hammond

Antassia Hammond is bound and determined to be a role model for young girls. That's the motivating factor behind her run for the title of 2007-08 Miss Sunnyside.

New life being breathed into 'Life Church'

It is not as evident on the outside of the building, but the changes are obvious inside of Sunnyside's Life Church at the corner of East Grant Avenue and South 16th Street.

kills center opens in the fal

Thanks to a property donation from the Port of Sunnyside, a new skills center for high school students that's located on Barnard Boulevard will open for the 2007-08 school year.

Grandview Grape Stomp promises icky, sticky fun for the whole family

GRANDVIEW - Lower Valley residents and business owners are invited to some icky, sticky grape stomping fun during the second annual Great Grandview Grape Stomp, slated to take place on Sept. 15, Saturday, at 1 p.m.

Thursday, August 16

DEATH NOTICE

DOROTHY JANE ADOLFSON

DOROTHY JANE ADOLFSON

OBITUARY

LILIANA ANALISE HERNANDEZ

LILIANA ANALISE HERNANDEZ

Sunnyside High mulls rule changes for 2007-08 year

A tighter rein on unexcused absences and a ban on electronic devices could be in store for Sunnyside High School students this fall.

Americans romp over Nationals in men's slowpitch all-star game

The Lower Valley Men's Slowpitch Softball Association held its annual all-star game last night, Wednesday, at Sunnyview Park.

Local residents urged to help make 'Time of Remembrance' a success

Who truly understands the family of a fallen soldier's loss and can help them heal? For Shirley Schmunk of Richland, the answer's clear: "All of us."

Neighborhood Community Health dental office tops July 2007 new building starts in Sunnyside

Work on a new dental office in Neighborhood Community Health's facility at 617 Scoon Road topped Sunnyside building starts permitted in July. The office is valued at $250,000 and the city coffers received just over $3,000 in permit fees for the project.

Wednesday, August 15

DEATH NOTICE

LILIANA ANALISE HERNANDEZ

LILIANA ANALISE HERNANDEZ

Sandra Medrano new coordinator of Sunnyside Recreation Department

An employee for the city of Sunnyside for the last eight years, Sandra Medrano was promoted to the position of recreation department coordinator when Joan Niemeyer stepped down this week after 22 and one-half years with the city.

GUEST EDITORIAl

Why is Congress so partisan?

Why is Congress so partisan?

Sunnyside winery a family affair

In light of Apex Cellars move from Sunnyside to Prosser, Randy Tucker of Tucker Cellars told Sunnyside's Daybreak Rotary Club members that his winery is continuing to be successful.

Cutting to the Core

A Halloween tale in August

A Halloween tale in August

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Good coverage

Good coverage

Men's softball league stages home run derby, skills contest

The Lower Valley Men's Slowpitch Softball Association held its annual home run derby and skills contest Tuesday night, a precursor to the All-Star game to be held tonight (Wednesday).

Tuesday, August 14

Summer school changes in Grandview bring success

GRANDVIEW - Grandview School District Summer School Administrator Pam Noel presented the annual summer school report at Monday night's school board meeting, citing an increase in student success.

'Living nature' mural to welcome Sierra Vista students

A harvest of apples, cherries, grapes, corn, asparagus and hops is underway at Sierra Vista Middle School in Sunnyside in the form of a ceramic tile mural now under construction.

Monday, August 13

Softball homer derby, all-star game set for this week

The Lower Valley Men's Slo-pitch Softball League will bring the 2007 season to an end this coming Tuesday and Wednesday evening, Aug. 14-15.

Football players' parents meeting slated for tonight

Sunnyside High School football coach Mark Marro is holding a parents meeting tonight (Monday) in the high school gym.

Working Stiff

Grandview High grad keeps cool on the job

Grandview High grad keeps cool on the job

PRCA Rodeo results announced

GRANDVIEW - It's official: the 2007 PRCA Rodeo results from the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo have been announced.

marijuana rules to be written

State health officials are developing new rules to clarify the medical use of marijuana.

'Spirit of S'side' award nominations sought by Aug. 16

Local residents have until this Thursday, Aug. 16, to nominate a person for a 2007 Spirit of Sunnyside award.

Mabton football practices begin this Wednesday

MABTON - Fall sports athletes in Mabton who haven't yet undergone a physical examination can do so at a special clinic this coming Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Friday, August 10

OBITUARY

MABLE F. HENRY

MABLE F. HENRY

Small staff means short season for local pools

The Sunnyside and Grandview municipal pools close after Saturday, Aug. 25, just before the school year begins for local youths.

Meet Miss Sunnyside candidate Ashleigh Emery

Ashleigh Emery wants a chance to give back to her community through service as Miss Sunnyside.

GUEST COLUMN

What did you want to be when you grew-up?

What did you want to be when you grew-up?

Moses Mayfield plays it safe with the CD...The Inside

Moses Mayfield, a five-piece rock band from Birmingham, Ala., recently released its first album, The Inside, on a major label.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Size of your home doesn't measure the quality of your family

Size of your home doesn't measure the quality of your family

Free jazz concert at Centennial Square set for late August

Sunnyside residents are invited to bring a picnic dinner and their folding chairs to Centennial Square just prior to a Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m. performance by the Joseph Brooks Quartet, featuring jazz vocalist Pam Ernst.

Smoke plume from shed fire seen throughout Sunnyside early Friday

Commuters traveling to work could see a black plume of smoke from a shed fire on the north end of Sunnyside this morning.

Black Rock Creek hosts junior pro-am

Black Rock Creek Club Pro Jeff Bender's handiwork is turning up everywhere.

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Country shouldn't be run based on results of polls

Country shouldn't be run based on results of polls

Thursday, August 9

Sunnyside firemen assist county personnel with Duffy Rd. grass fire

Sunnyside firefighters were dispatched to assist Yakima County Fire District #5 yesterday (Wednesday) with a grass fire at Sunnyside/Mabton Highway and Duffy Road just before 2 p.m.

It's all about customer service for Sunnyside man

Chad Wattenbarger has been working in customer service for the Sunnyside Ace Hardware store for four years now, and says his top priority is helping customers.

DUI emphasis patrols to be out in force locally

Between Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Labor Day, Sept. 3, extra DUI enforcement patrols will be taking place throughout Yakima County to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries caused by impaired drivers.

OBITUARY

IRMA S. SOPER

IRMA S. SOPER

Wednesday, August 8

GUEST COLUMN

You can't say size doesn't matter

You can't say size doesn't matter

Grandview's Junior Miss competes at state competition

GRANDVIEW - Grandview Junior Miss Katie Veloz has just returned from Pullman where she competed last Saturday for the title of Washington Junior Miss.

Words from Washington

Supporting children's health program shouldn't come at expense of others

Supporting children's health program shouldn't come at expense of others

Gross Point Blank

Not crazy about my empty nest

Not crazy about my empty nest

'F' as in Frank

All in the family

All in the family

OBITUARY

DOROTHY WINONA HIBBARD REED

DOROTHY WINONA HIBBARD REED

Mabton youth learn proper care of teeth

MABTON - The Mabton Community Center's Feed the Brain grant provided an opportunity for children participating in the Summer in the Park program to learn about dental hygiene this past Monday.

Sunnyside lawmaker expresses mixed feelings about 2007 legislative session

Approximately 300 new laws were adopted during the last state legislative session in Olympia.

Tuesday, August 7

Grandview Council votes no on paying $10,000 monthly fee to Prosser hospital

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council declined to sign on the dotted line last night.

Black Rock Creek seniors tighten grip on points lead

PENDLETON, ORE. - A third place finish at the most recent stop on the 2007 Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour keeps the Sunnyside Black Rock Creek team in firm control of its own destiny.

OBITUARY

JUAN R. AGUILAR

JUAN R. AGUILAR

Business education opportunities discussed at Rotary meeting

Three Grandview men were on hand this past Monday at the Sunnyside Rotary meeting to discuss business education seminars that are slated to take place starting in October.

Grandview High volleyball team finds success in summer tourneys

The Grandview High School varsity girls volleyball program got a head start on fall competition by recently taking part in two summer tourneys.

Alleged death threat results in two arrests

An alleged death threat reportedly made by a male brandishing a gun resulted in two arrests yesterday afternoon.

Monday, August 6

OBITUARY

JAMES NICHOLAS ROLLINGER

JAMES NICHOLAS ROLLINGER

Alcala, Hutchins Triple Threat' winners

Louis Alcala of Zillah and Gary Hutchins of Selah teamed to win the 2007 Two-Man Triple Threat, staged yesterday at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

Early Sunday morning mishap cuts phone service to hospital

A motorist sheered off a power pole on South 11th Street early Sunday morning, disrupting telephone service to nearby Sunnyside Community Hospital.

Den Boer to go pro in Germany

Sunnyside native Lance Den Boer has had a basketball in his hands from cradle to adulthood.

Friday, August 3

GUEST EDITORIAL

We're 'business-friendly' because we're worker-friendly

We're 'business-friendly' because we're worker-friendly

Grandview High School senior class project will benefit kids who can't afford school supplies

GRANDVIEW - Recognizing the fact that many children can't afford school supplies and backpacks, Christina Reyes has decided to do something about it.

Yakima County smoking figures questionable

Hispanic population under-represented in state survey

Hispanic population under-represented in state survey

DEATH NOTICE

MICHAEL BRUCE STEVENS

MICHAEL BRUCE STEVENS

GUEST COLUMN

How do you stay motivated when you're surrounded by idiots?

How do you stay motivated when you're surrounded by idiots?

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Block party support lauded

Block party support lauded

Arson blamed for hay stack fires near Mabton

MABTON - Nearly 200 bales of alfalfa hay continues to burn in Mabton today following two arson fires early Thursday morning.

Meet Miss Sunnyside candidate Molly Dolan

Ever since Molly Dolan was a little girl, she has wanted to be crowned Miss Sunnyside. She remembers proclaiming to her pre-school teacher, "I'm going to be Miss Sunnyside when I'm old enough to be!"

Central Washington Fair exhibitor guidebook now online

YAKIMA - Everything needed to know about entering an item in this year's Central Washington State Fair is now available online through the Fair's Exhibitor Guidebook. The new Central Washington State Fair Exhibitors Guidebook can be found on the fair's website at www.fairfun.com.

Gross Point Blank

Spoiled rotten

Spoiled rotten

Sunnyside teens excel at national high school rodeo finals

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Local rodeo talents Sami Jo Sartin and T.J. Hays recently returned from the National Rodeo Finals in Springfield, Ill.

Home Country

The evening was one of those that come back to you time after time, year after long year. It comes back and whispers of how good life can be when you're well fed, enjoying life, and a good friend shares the front porch with you on a summer's evening.

Musical block party to be staged at Jackson's August 18th

RICHLAND - If you are looking for a variety of local sounds, one needs not to look far.

Thursday, August 2

Sunnyside car enthusiast's 'work in progress' afforded top honors at Tacoma show 'n shine

TACOMA - For the last six years Sunnyside's Dusty Van Hollebeke has been working on his 1969 red Plymouth Roadrunner, restoring it as time allowed.

City seeks ways to spend tourism funds

The city of Sunnyside annually anticipates $60,000 in hotel/motel tax funds that are used to attract tourists to the city.

Sunnyside golfer 10th at State

TACOMA - Sunnyside's Justin Bos wrapped up 2007 WJGA summer play by snaring a "Top 10" finish at the State tourney last week.

OBITUARY

VERONICA AYALA

VERONICA AYALA

Wednesday, August 1

Cutting to the Core

Who's that fat guy in the corner?

Who's that fat guy in the corner?

Sunnyside High to implement new math curriculum

The Sunnyside High School math department crunched the numbers and decided it was time for a change in curriculum.

Sunnyside Port District officials commended for financial dealings

Not once since the Port of Sunnyside was formed in 1964 has there been a single audit finding issued by the state of Washington, an amazing feat that earned the entity recognition this week from the State Auditor himself, Brian Sonntag.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Look who's watching now

Look who's watching now

County commissioners OK delay in Sunnyside Port loan repayment

The Port of Sunnyside will have an extra year before it begins paying back a loan to Yakima County.