Stories for March 2007

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Friday, March 30

    

Kamiakin sweeps Sunnyside

Former 4A power Kamiakin was too much for the Sunnyside tennis teams yesterday in taking a 5-2 win over the girls and a 7-0 win over the boys.

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Thursday, March 29

    

Grizzlies make improvements at Horn Rapids

RICHLAND - Although showing improvement in its team score and individual scores, the Sunnyside boys golf team placed seventh at a league match held at Horn Rapids Golf Course yesterday.

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Wednesday, March 28



Hanford Falcons soar over Sunnyside boys

The Sunnyside baseball team had a good hitting day in game one, and scored the most runs yet this season in game two, but it wasn't enough yesterday in 7-0 and 25-3 home losses to Hanford.

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Pirate tracksters excel

BENTON CITY - Four Bickleton Pirates claimed first place honors at a four-team, non-scoring meet at Kiona-Benton this past Tuesday.

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Tuesday, March 27

      

Monday, March 26

       

Friday, March 23



Planning for Sunshine Days underway now

This past Thursday evening a meeting was held to discuss this year's Sunshine Days. Consensus was to give Sunshine Days back to the community and revive the wholesome appeal to the annual event.

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Thursday, March 22

 

Grizzly baseball drops opener

The opportunities were there, but the 3A Sunnyside High School baseball team couldn't take advantage in a 5-1 season opening loss to the 1A Riverview club from Finley.

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Wednesday, March 21

     

Devils too tough

GRANDVIEW - A young Grandview baseball team played a very tough East Valley team tough last night but allowed too many errors and walks as the Red Devils pulled away in the fourth inning for an 8-2 win.

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Tuesday, March 20

   

Monday, March 19

      

Grizzlies start strong at Ike jamboree

YAKIMA - There were plenty of positive signs for the Sunnyside boys and girls track programs during last Saturday's season opening track jamboree at Eisenhower High School.

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Laken Top named to Washington's all-academic team

Sunnyside's Laken Top was named to the 2007 All-Washington Academic Team recently and will be formally honored this Thursday, March 22, in Olympia when Gov. Gregoire will award each student selected a commemorative medallion.

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Friday, March 16

       

Grandview 'United' in improving local pride

GRANDVIEW - A Grandview leadership team comprised of city and school staff, as well as proactive community members met last night (Thursday) to come up with action plans to address seven key issues identified at a previous meeting.

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Thursday, March 15



Brief

Accident claims life of Sunnyside man

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Mini-Mall down to just one tenant

The Mini-Mall in Sunnyside, located at 214 S. Sixth Street, has been owned by C.F. Flower, Inc. since 1949. At one time it was a bowling alley and for a time it was a restaurant.

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Key Club seeks support from S'side community

Sunnyside High School's Key Club has spent so much time and effort raising money and garnering support for others that they overlooked something: the fact that they need funds for their annual convention.

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Wednesday, March 14

 

Annexation proceedings move forward in Mabton

MABTON - The Mabton City Council Tuesday night moved to adopt the findings of fact and the requested zoning designations from the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG) to annex 195 acres into the city. The council made the motion after hearing from approximately 15 people at a public hearing on the proposed annexation.

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Sunnyside voters reject school bond

For the second time in less than a year, voters in the Sunnyside School District said no to a bond measure that would have upgraded facilities at the high school.

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GUEST COLUMN

Which is more comforting: your favorite food or a big soft couch?

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Grandview teen shot

GRANDVIEW - Gunshots rattled a Grandview neighborhood yesterday afternoon in which a 13-year-old boy was shot in the foot.

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Tuesday, March 13

  

New Conoco opens, offers unique fuel

A new Conoco station has opened up for business in Sunnyside at 1829 South First Street. But perhaps what makes the gas station unique is that it sells E85, an ethanol based fuel.

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'Lil Grapplers dominate tourney

EAST WENATCHEE - Twelve of the 54 members of the Sunnyside 'Lil Grapplers who trekked to East Wenatchee this past Saturday brought home championship bragging rights.

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Monday, March 12



Grandview trophies again at State

TACOMA - The streak is still alive. Twelve times the Grandview High School boys basketball team has been to the State tournament and 12 times the team has taken home hardware.

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Grizzlies win season opener

The Sunnyside soccer team opened its season last Friday at the Richland jamboree and then hosted Bonney Lake High School on Saturday, winning 2-1 to start the season.

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Stars shine at Sunnyside Chamber awards banquet

This past Saturday night was an evening of celebration and festivities at the annual Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Auction held at Navarro's Community Center. The theme of this year's banquet was "Stars of the Community."

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SVID tower approval upheld

The Sunnyside staff review committee's decision to grant SVID approval for a 120-foot radio tower was upheld by the city's hearing examiner, Gary Cuillier.

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Friday, March 9

    

Home Country

Doc hadn't even finished loading his coffee with fake sugar before Steve piped up. "I think it's disgusting and weird and unnatural and it should be outlawed!" the tall cowboy said, coming to rest at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop.

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Jessica Alvarez seeks Cinco de Mayo crown

Jessica Alvarez, an 18-year-old junior at Sunnyside High School, knows what it's like to look up to someone, that's why she's participating in Sunnyside's Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant.

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Smile...Sandi Thom is singing

It's rare that I do a CD review and find what feels like a song that's all about me. Sandi Thom's "castles" from her smile...it confuses people CD hits the spot.

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Forum

Yes vote on bond issue the right thing to do

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Thursday, March 8

      

Wednesday, March 7

    

Charge against Tom Paul dismissed

Round one in Sunnyside Municipal Court went to Tom Paul yesterday, as Judge pro tem Victor Lara dismissed the city's sign code charge against the Prosser contractor.

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Chiprez edges Gudino for top honors in local science fair

What with Sunnyside being the agriculturally diverse community that it is, Sunnyside High School student Elvira Chiprez decided that for her science fair project, she'd determine how natural product residues affect aquatic organisms. That curiosity, combined with careful, scientific processes, earned her the grand prize in Sunnyside High School's science fair, held this past Monday.

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Global warming

Global warming is the greatest threat humanity has ever known. When will we begin to treat it as such?

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Tuesday, March 6

   

Tanzania trip opens eyes of Sunnyside High student

TANZANIA - Three regions of Tanzania, Africa were recently visited by Sunnyside High School senior Dianna Mendoza, who was on an educational journey to see how the various tribes are being assisted by Lutheran World Relief projects.

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Monday, March 5



Local missionaries trek to Thailand

GRANDVIEW - A group of 17 missionaries trekked to Thailand in early February with one goal in mind: build a house for a director of a children's home. And, as is the case with all missions, of course more came out of it.

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Friday, March 2

         

Credit union to open branch office in S'side

The signs went up at the former American West Bank location at 322 South Sixth Street in Sunnyside this past Wednesday, Feb. 28, announcing the coming of HAPO Community Credit Union to Sunnyside.

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Thursday, March 1