Stories for June 2007


Friday, June 29



Volunteers lauded for helping stage local track meet

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Overwhelmed clerk bombarded with bad checks

A convenience store clerk working for minimum wage at Valley View Market, Francisca Pedraza said she is now being asked by her employer to compensate the market for the total sum of 12 checks she cashed on Friday, June 15.

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Vietnamese turn lemons into lemonade in The Big Easy

In Vietnam, the people who settled along the Mekong River lived with floodwaters for centuries. It's the world's 10th largest river, flowing from high in the Himalaya mountain range more than 2,700 miles to the South China Sea.

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Thursday, June 28

Local youths 'get a clue'

The Sunnyside Library turned into a CSI lab for a few hours this past Tuesday during its ongoing summer theme of "Get a Clue."

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Wednesday, June 27


New Washington state dairy ambassadors selected

LYNNWOOD - The 52nd Washington State Dairy Ambassador was selected at the dairy industry's annual gala event last Friday, June 22, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lynnwood. Kalin Fohn, 18-year-old daughter of Arnold and Ronda Fohn of Mt. Vernon, was selected as the 2007-08 Washington State Dairy Ambassador.

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Tuesday, June 26

Mabton lauds job shadow successes

Mabton School Board officials unanimously voted to approve a Business Education Partnership Agreement that facilitates job shadowing for students at Mabton Junior Senior High School.

June 26, 2007 midnight read more..

Monson property planning proceeds

With the purchase of the 150-acre Monson property completed, the Sunnyside City Council agreed on Monday night to pursue funding for a master plan study of the land, just west of the city limits.

June 26, 2007 midnight read more..

Sun Valley's woes continue

Continuing a slide that started on June 13, the Sun Valley baseball team lost last night to Richland's Milestones 13-5. The loss was Sunnyside's sixth in its last seven games.

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Monday, June 25


Friday, June 22


Sunnyside wrestler triple crown champion

Josh Romero, who will be starting his freshman year at Sunnyside High School in the fall, won championships in all three wrestling styles at the Grand Nationals held in Butte, Mont. June 12-16.

June 22, 2007 midnight read more..

Springsteen continues to cash in with Live in Dublin

In late 2006 Bruce Springsteen joined with other musicians at Springsteen's farm house and over a period of three days, recorded what is now known as the Seeger Sessions. It's a complete album of some of folk artist Pete Seeger's best known works and other songs from days past.

June 22, 2007 midnight read more..

Thursday, June 21


Flashers OK'd

Sunnyside recently received a $22,500 grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to install solar flashing lights at all of the elementary school locations.

June 21, 2007 midnight read more..

Sun Valley suffers loss

RICHLAND - The Sunnyside Sun Valley baseball team started yesterday's game against Richland's Harrington's Trophies in good fashion but eventually fell by a 10-3 score.

June 21, 2007 midnight read more..

Wednesday, June 20


Sharks shred Selah Dolphins, 483-336

Sunnyside's girls-most notably sisters Marisa and Kaitlyn Broersma-dominated their Selah counterparts last night and led the hometown Sharks to a season opening 483-336 victory over the visiting Dolphins.

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Tuesday, June 19


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Friday, June 15


Thursday, June 14


Wednesday, June 13


School field trips more comfortable thanks to donation

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Tuesday, June 12


Sun Valley picks up third straight victory

After spotting Meyer's Auto Tech of Richland three runs, the 14/15-year-old Sun Valley baseball team from Sunnyside scored seven runs in the last five innings to pull out an 8-7 win over the visitors Monday afternoon.

June 12, 2007 midnight read more..

Closner new Grandview High principal

GRANDVIEW - Principal Arcella Hall is leaving Grandview High School for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. That lead to the search for a new principal, however the school district didn't have to look far since the candidate that best fit the school was already at the high school.

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Monday, June 11


2005 Bickleton grad NAIA discus champ

FRESNO, CALIF. - Annie Hess of Bickleton took another big step toward reaching her dream of making the U.S. Olympic team in 2012. A 2005 graduate of Bickleton High School, Hess won the women's discus throw at the recently staged NAIA National Track & Field Championships in Fresno, Calif.

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Friday, June 8


Grandview girl winner of Subway poster contest

GRANDVIEW - Russ Cazier, chair of the local Subway board, was on hand at Grandview Middle School yesterday morning, Thursday, to announce the Subway restaurants of Yakima/Tri-Cities' "Fresh Fit" poster winner.

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Thursday, June 7


Wednesday, June 6


Ticket sales up...reports Yakima Bears GM

The Yakima Bears baseball team has been in the Valley since 1990 and in that time has won three championships in the Northwest League, K.L. Wombacher, general manager for the Bears, told the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club Wednesday morning.

June 6, 2007 midnight read more..

Tuesday, June 5


Sun Valley climbs to one game below .500

The Sun Valley baseball team, comprised of 14- and 15-year-olds, hosted Richland's Sundown Sport and Marine team last night, beating them 5-3 and inching closer to evening its record at .500. The Sunnyside team is now just one game under at 3-4.

June 5, 2007 midnight read more..

Grandview names new principal, AD

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School Board has chosen to hire Julie Wysong as the new Principal at Harriet Thompson Elementary School and Ken Murray as the new Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Grandview High School.

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Monday, June 4


Friday, June 1


Top educators earn 'Golden Apples'

During a special celebration during the regular Sunnyside School Board meeting Thursday night, Sunnyside School Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole presented 14 Golden Apple awards to some of the district's top employees.

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