Stories for February 2007

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Wednesday, February 28

 

Mabton City Council ponders change in garbage collections

MABTON - A none-too-pleased manager of Yakima Waste Systems spoke at the regularly scheduled Mabton City Council meeting Tuesday night. He was there in reference to a story in a local newspaper where police officer Ruben Bayona was quoted as saying that garbage is becoming a problem in Mabton.

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Christian school appreciative of local support

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Graffiti taggers caught in act

MABTON - An alert passer-by driving through town this past Tuesday afternoon called the police after spotting three juveniles spray painting graffiti in the heart of downtown at Mike's Machine Shop.

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Tuesday, February 27



Computer upgrades being made in Mabton schools

MABTON - At its regularly scheduled monthly meeting this past Monday night, the Mabton School Board heard technology updates from technical support staff Jim Pinson and his assistant Carolyn Fisher.

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Sunnyside farmer awaits Wednesday's visit by Prize Patrol

Most people would be beside themselves with excitement if they knew they were one of 210 people across the nation that might have won the Publisher's Clearing House $10 million sweepstakes. But Sunnyside's Brian Haas just looks at the situation with amusement.

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From nuclear scientist to restaurateur

PROSSER - For most of his life, 30 years, Carlos Léon was a nuclear scientist, working for General Electric, instructing other nuclear scientists at facilities across the country after graduating from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. "In the nuclear industry, you can wear a lot of hats," Léon commented.

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Monday, February 26

    

Greyhounds roll to District title game

ELLENSBURG - In a one-sided win that surprised even Greyhound Coach Scott Parrish, the Grandview boys basketball team knocked off host Ellensburg 52-38 last Saturday to advance to the CWAC District title game.

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Yakima County Polar bears take the plunge

YAKIMA - It was cold. Hovering around 33 degrees with a wet snow falling, Yakima County residents showed up at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima last Saturday to participate in the sixth annual Yakima Sheriff's Office Polar Bear Plunge.

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Sunnyside Christian 1B State champs!

YAKIMA - They've had a bulls eye on their backs all season long. Regardless, the Sunnyside Christian Knights lived up to their No. 1 ranking, capping off the school's first-ever undefeated season by capturing the 1B State title Saturday night in the Yakima SunDome.

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Friday, February 23

         

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YES vote a vote for local children

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I confess, I have a big mouth

Okay, so some people already know this but there are some who don't. I have a way of gabbing. It happens to be a fact of which I am not entirely proud. There are people who commonly refer to this condition as "diarrhea of the mouth."

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Knights on track for fourth State title

YAKIMA - Last night's 74-37 thrashing of the Lummi Blackhawks advances the Sunnyside Christian Knights into Friday evening's 1B State tournament semi-final game against the Curlew Cougars.

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Thursday, February 22

   

Wednesday, February 21

      

Sunnyside Christian girls win State tourney opener

YAKIMA - The first-ever 1B State girls basketball tourney started at 9 a.m. today, but the Sunnyside Christian girls started a few minutes later in rallying for a 34-32 win over Garfield-Palouse in today's State opener at the SunDome.

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Tuesday, February 20

 

Camel focus of concern, for sale

GRANDVIEW - Serious concern is being expressed for a camel that lives on Tear Road near Grandview. More than just a novelty, Merlin, as he's called, is running out of folks to care for him.

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Yakamas put wild horses up for adoption

In an effort to adequately maintain land management, the Yakama Nation is allowing the adoption of young, wild horses that live on the reservation to non-tribal members.

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Monday, February 19

 

On to State for Lady Knights

GOLDENDALE - They have 12 State trophies between them and they will meet in the very first game of the very first State 1B girls basketball tourney.

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SCHS Knights headed to State

GOLDENDALE - The top ranked Sunnyside Christian Knights (22-0) enter the 1B State tournament this coming Wednesday as the odds-on favorites to win it all.

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Mabton lands 'A' State tourney berth

Despite 16 percent field goal shooting in the first quarter, the Mabton Vikings used strong defense to come away with a win over Granger in the District semi-finals Saturday night.

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Friday, February 16

         

Home Country

The bell over the door at the Read Me Now bookstore jingled as Anita Thompson came in. Sarah looked up from the book she was reading.

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Mabton upsets Connell in District quarter-finals

CONNELL - Winning for only the third time on the road this year, the Mabton Vikings made a statement last night with a 44-39 District tournament win over the Connell Eagles, the No. 2 team in the SCAC East division.

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Thursday, February 15

 

Marquez trods a path leading to State championship

MABTON - Robert Marquez, a soft-spoken senior at Mabton High School, has a shot to do something that hasn't been done since 1978. The 215-lb. wrestler is hoping to be the first since Don Haak to bring home a State wrestling championship to Mabton.

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Sunnyside police seek donations for Polar Bear Plunge

The Sunnyside Police Department this year will be participating for the first time in the Yakima County Sheriff's Office Polar Bear Plunge. Local officers are looking to the community of Sunnyside to help them raise $1,000 for the event.

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Wednesday, February 14

    

Grandview wins in OT, moves back into first place

GRANDVIEW - Shaking off last Saturday's loss to the Prosser Mustangs, the Grandview Greyhounds beat league leading Wapato 64-62 in overtime last night to grab a share of first place in the CWAC with one game remaining in the season.

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Grandview's slide continues

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview girls basketball team hosted the Wapato Wolves last night, losing 45-36, which stretched the Lady Greyhounds' losing streak to seven games.

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Tuesday, February 13

      

Monday, February 12



Grandview boys split games

It was a tale of two games for the Grandview boys basketball team last weekend, romping at home on Friday over Quincy before losing at rival Prosser on Saturday.

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Knights one win away from State

GOLDENDALE - Helter and skelter-as good as nicknames as any for the Brouwer brothers, considering the havoc they wreak on the defensive side of the ball.

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Friday, February 9

     

Lady Vikes close out season with 52-45 win

MABTON - Granted, the Mabton High School girls basketball team didn't qualify for this year's District tournament. But considering the Lady Vikings this season jumped from the Greater Columbia B League to the extremely tough class A SCAC West Division, all in all Mabton put together a pretty solid year.

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Bickleton girls victorious

KLICKITAT - Excellent defensive play garnered the Bickleton Lady Pirates a 47-26 Sub-district win over Yakama Tribal last night and earned them a shot at District play.

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Pirates advance to District

KLICKITAT - Following a 55-51 Sub-district tourney victory over Yakama Tribal last night, the Bickleton Pirates will now move into District play.

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Thursday, February 8

     

Wednesday, February 7

 

Water supply outlook for Lower Valley good

Although still a month away from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's first official forecast on water availability for the 2007 season, members of the Board of Control for the Sunnyside Division of the Yakima Irrigation Project were told to expect a full supply.

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Emergency room expansion fund grows

When it came down to a donation request from Sunnyside Community Hospital Foundation Development Director Bill Flower for the emergency room expansion project, it didn't take much to sway Shonan USA, Inc. CFO Doug Foth.

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Vikes tied for third

MABTON - Using the fast break and being extremely stingy on defense, the Mabton Vikings jumped to a 20-12 first quarter lead en route to a 54-36 win over the Highland Scotties Tuesday evening. The win moved the Vikings into a three-way tie with Goldendale and Highland for third place in the SCAC West Division standings.

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Hernandez making gains in college ball

WENATCHEE - Jessica Schutt, athletic director and women's basketball coach at Wenatchee Valley College, had four years to watch Emily Hernandez play at Sunnyside Christian High School.

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Tuesday, February 6

     

Mabton to appoint student rep to school board

MABTON - At their most recent meeting, Mabton School Board officials gave Superintendent Sandra Pasiero-Davis the go-ahead to appoint a student representative to serve as a non-voting member of the board.

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Grizzlies' season comes to close at District meet

ELLENSBURG - The Sunnyside High School swim team had three swimmers at District competition at Central Washington University last Friday and Saturday. Alex Henry placed fifth at the competition in the 100-yard breaststroke for the Grizzlies.

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Monday, February 5



A song for sweethearts

The Columbia Connection, a singing quartet from the Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines will offer Lower Valley sweethearts a song and a rose.

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Mabton places third at Districts

ZILLAH - Finishing in third place behind Goldendale and Granger, the Mabton Vikings advanced 12 wrestlers to Regionals from last weekend's District tournament.

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Grizzlies advance six to Regional Tournament

SPOKANE - The Sunnyside Grizzlies used a fourth-place finish at the sub-regional tournament in Spokane last weekend to advance six wrestlers to the Regional Tournament, which will be held in Sunnyside next Saturday.

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S'side rally falls short to Hanford

RICHLAND - The Sunnyside boys basketball team rallied from a 17-point deficit to make things interesting, before losing 66-58 at Hanford this past Saturday.

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Friday, February 2

    

Canola boon

Sunnyside's Natural Selection Farms inks multi-million dollar deal with biodiesel producing firm

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Thursday, February 1

 

Grandview unhappy with county decision

GRANDVIEW - Planning commissioners in Grandview unanimously agreed last night to appeal the county's decision regarding an addition of property into Urban Growth Area boundaries.

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Voices for the elderly lobby in Olympia for more funding

If there are millions and millions of excess dollars in the state's coffers, why not send a little portion of that money to the elderly folks residing in nursing homes? After all, they're the ones who helped make Washington state what it is today.

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15-year-old juvenile nabbed after lockdown

Yesterday's Sunnyside High School lockdown was prompted by multiple reports to the Sunnyside Police Department of a student seen in possession of a handgun, according to police officials.

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