Stories for August 2007

Subscribe

Friday, August 31

            

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.

August 31, 2007 midnight read more..
  

Thursday, August 30



Wednesday, August 29



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.

August 29, 2007 midnight read more..


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.

August 29, 2007 midnight read more..
 

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.

August 29, 2007 midnight read more..
  

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).

August 29, 2007 midnight read more..
 

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.

August 29, 2007 midnight read more..
 

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.

August 29, 2007 midnight read more..
  

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.

August 29, 2007 midnight read more..


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.

August 29, 2007 midnight read more..


Tuesday, August 28



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.'

August 28, 2007 midnight read more..
 

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.

August 28, 2007 midnight read more..


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.

August 28, 2007 midnight read more..
     

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.

August 28, 2007 midnight read more..

Monday, August 27

    

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.

August 27, 2007 midnight read more..
  

Friday, August 24

    

GUEST EDITORIAL

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

August 24, 2007 midnight read more..
  

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.

August 24, 2007 midnight read more..


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.

August 24, 2007 midnight read more..

Thursday, August 23

  

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.

August 23, 2007 midnight read more..


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.

August 23, 2007 midnight read more..


Wednesday, August 22

    

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.

August 22, 2007 midnight read more..
     

Tuesday, August 21



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.

August 21, 2007 midnight read more..
 

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.

August 21, 2007 midnight read more..
   

Monday, August 20

     

Friday, August 17

    

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.

August 17, 2007 midnight read more..
    

Thursday, August 16

     

Wednesday, August 15

     

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.

August 15, 2007 midnight read more..


Tuesday, August 14

 

Monday, August 13

      

Friday, August 10

 

FORUM

Country shouldn't be run based on results of polls

August 10, 2007 midnight read more..
       

Thursday, August 9

   

Wednesday, August 8

       

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.

August 8, 2007 midnight read more..

Tuesday, August 7

     

Monday, August 6

   

Friday, August 3

  

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.

August 3, 2007 midnight read more..


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.

August 3, 2007 midnight read more..
     

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!"

August 3, 2007 midnight read more..
  

Thursday, August 2

   

Wednesday, August 1