MABTON - There's a special group of volunteers that's been working hard since 2001 toward one goal: beautifying the Mabton cemetery.May 31, 2007 midnight read more..
DESERT AIRE - The Sunnyside Black Rock Creek team earned a second place finish at last week's stop on the 2007 Columbia Basin Senior Tour.May 31, 2007 midnight read more..
Outlook's Jordie Ricigliano has one busy summer ahead of her. Not only will she be traveling to Europe as part of the People for People Student Ambassador Program, she's also been accepted to Princeton University's elite Summer Journalism Program.May 31, 2007 midnight read more..
RICHLAND- After suffering three straight losses to start the season, Sunnyside's Sun Valley baseball team exploded for 16 hits and 13 runs Wednesday night to beat Richland's Milestones 13-12 and pick up its first victory of the season.May 31, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Congressman Doc Hastings was the featured guest speaker at the Grandview Rotary Club meeting yesterday (Wednesday), where he hit on politically significant topics.May 31, 2007 midnight read more..
WENATCHEE - At the Lions Multiple District 19 annual convention held recently in Wenatchee, the Sunnyside club was awarded the "Most Inspirational" banner from the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing for the golf tournament staged by the Sunnyside club last year.May 30, 2007 midnight read more..
What started as a trip to Richland to play Harrington's Trophies team was interrupted last night when the team of 14- and 15-year-olds from Sunnyside found out the Richland team had traveled to Sunnyside due to a scheduling change.May 30, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The Catholic Diocese of Yakima held a forum Tuesday night to give its position on the moral and social issues surrounding proposed legislation in the U.S. Senate about immigration reform.May 30, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Grandview High School's three 2A State tourney competitors came home appreciating their accomplishments for the 2007 tennis season.May 29, 2007 midnight read more..
CHENEY - Bickleton High School's Eric Hess and Patrick Maeder returned home this past Saturday from Eastern Washington University's Woodward Field with a pair of runner-up finishes from the B-1 State track and field championships.May 29, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - A small crowd gathered in Mabton this past Saturday for an official groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for phase two of the New Life Homes project, made possible by the Diocese of Yakima Housing Services.May 29, 2007 midnight read more..
MOSCOW, IDAHO - Historian Katherine G. Aiken looks to the past to find context for the present and vision for the future. Aiken, professor of history at the University of Idaho, will become the new dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), the university's largest academic division. She currently serves as interim dean and takes up the permanent post on July 2, 2007.May 25, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Local band "Mister Orange" is set to rock the Grandview fairgrounds on Tuesday, June 12, just one concert in a series of concerts set to take place at the amphitheater.May 25, 2007 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Christian High School's Aaron Van de Graaf didn't know he would be offered a basketball scholarship in the future when he started playing with his brother's third grade team when Van de Graaf was only in first grade.May 25, 2007 midnight read more..
Jina Stritzke, a horse trainer from Deer Park, gave free lessons on training horses to Lower Valley residents last night in Sunnyside at Bleyhl's Country Store.May 24, 2007 midnight read more..
Lawmakers say Legislature could have done moreMay 24, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - Five young women will vie for the honor of serving as Miss Mabton for 2007-08.May 23, 2007 midnight read more..
You've seen the TV commercial...a desolate golf course at the crack of dawn with sprinklers chug-chugging in the background, the young boy teeing up his ball who unceremoniously proceeds to score a hole-in-one. He runs to the green seeking out someone, anyone who has witnessed the feat. As disappointment spreads over the youngster's face, a lone greens keeper ambles over a rise and grins, "Nice shot, kid."May 23, 2007 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - The Sunnyside High School Apple Bowl team, consisting of Matt Barr, Marco Pellizzari, Laura Aguilar, Sterling Scott and Hannah Vleiger, fell to Riverside Christian High School 215-115 in the finals of the Apple Bowl May 17 at the Central Washington University campus in Ellensburg.May 22, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Yakima Valley Community College Viticulture and Wine Center construction is nearing its completion.May 21, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - With 68 teams representing 800 participants, last weekend's Relay for Life event at Grandview High School raised approximately $112,000 for cancer research, topping last year's total of $110,000 raised.May 21, 2007 midnight read more..
GOLDENDALE - The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the City of Goldendale are inviting Lower Yakima Valley residents to celebrate the "Blue Moon of May" with a free community festival that features bluegrass music, a classic truck, antique tractor and vintage RV show, a tractor pull, food and a special guest from the NASA space program.May 18, 2007 midnight read more..
What started as a small operation with seven employees back in 1989 has mushroomed in to a large operation with more than 180 employees at its manufacturing plant alone.May 18, 2007 midnight read more..
Renowned international horse trainer Jina Stritzke will return to the Lower Yakima Valley in May for two free horse training clinics, sponsored by Bleyhl Farm Service, Inc.May 18, 2007 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - A first place tie at last week's stop on the 2007 Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour has the Sunnyside Black Rock Creek team still atop the points standings.May 17, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Under the old playoff format, Sunnyside High School junior Justin Bos would have punched his ticket to the 3A State golf tournament at yesterday's Regional competition.May 17, 2007 midnight read more..
Michael Rodriguez was found guilty of being an accomplice to the first degree murder in Sunnyside of Rosendio Hernandez on Christmas Eve 2005, this past Monday in Yakima County Superior Court.May 16, 2007 midnight read more..
PROSSER - The Lower Valley Christian Women's Club met in Prosser this past Monday afternoon to hear guest speaker Gail Bauer give her testimony on how God restored her soul from old to new again.May 16, 2007 midnight read more..
TOPPENISH - Unable to get much of anything going on the links yesterday, all six members of the Grandview High School boys golf team saw their seasons come to a close at the District 5/6 tournament, staged at Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club.May 15, 2007 midnight read more..
It appears the city of Sunnyside will be the first in the state to adopt an ordinance making it unlawful to belong to a criminal street gang.May 15, 2007 midnight read more..
Bernardo Trevino, a 15-year-old boy arrested in the shooting death of an Outlook man last month, will face a status hearing this Friday, May 18, on charges of second degree murder.May 14, 2007 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Bickleton's track team fared well at the Greater Columbia B1 and B2 League Championships held at Prosser this past Friday. Both the girls and the boys placed fifth, but of the B1 teams, Bickleton took second to Trout Lake/Glenwood.May 14, 2007 midnight read more..
Just paging through Taste of Home's Contest Winning Annual Recipes 2007 is bound to make one's mouth water.May 11, 2007 midnight read more..
In an ongoing effort to raise funds for Special Olympics Washington, the Sunnyside Police Department is hosting "Guns & Hoses" softball games, pitting county law enforcement personnel and fire employees against each other.May 11, 2007 midnight read more..
In times of great joy or true troubles, there's nothing quite like leaning on the shoulders of 20 or so of your dearest friends. And if you ask members of the Home Arts Club the number one secret behind their 45 years of success, without hesitation, they'll all respond, "Friendship."May 11, 2007 midnight read more..
There was an ammonia leak near Sunnyside on Tuesday, May 8, but it was all part of a Sunnyside Fire Department training exercise.May 10, 2007 midnight read more..
It was our turn," Coach Troy Whittle said of the Sunnyside High School boys tennis team's first victory of the season, a 7-0 romp yesterday over visiting 2A East Valley. "All year we've been the 3A school getting pounded by the 4A teams."May 9, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - The Mabton Vikings fastpitch club finally got into the win column Tuesday afternoon with 16-1 and 15-0 victories over White Swan.May 9, 2007 midnight read more..
Dr. Doug Wrung had wanted to hunt in South Africa for many years, spurred on by his quest to bag the Greater Kudu.May 9, 2007 midnight read more..
The duo of David Stokes and Ty Schatz rebounded from an opening day one-stroke deficit to capture top honors at this past weekend's annual Bill Christie Memorial Best Ball Tournament at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course.May 8, 2007 midnight read more..
COWICHE - Bickleton's Alejandra Molina made a tremendous breakthrough at the Highland High School Prom Night Invitational last Friday, not only throwing the discus 104-8 and claiming first place honors over 15 other competitors, but improving her personal record well over 10 feet.May 7, 2007 midnight read more..
On a beautiful, crisp Cinco de Mayo morning, the Sunnyside High School soccer team advanced to the second round of Regional playoff action with a 3-1 win over the Greater Spokane League's Mt. Spokane last Saturday.May 7, 2007 midnight read more..
Grandview's Katie Veloz may have come away with the low round on the day, but it was the Sunnyside High School girls golf team that garnered top honors at yesterday's three-school match at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.May 4, 2007 midnight read more..
Out of session since last Sunday, Senator Jim Honeyford and Representatives Dan Newhouse and Bruce Chandler were guests of the Sunnyside Republican Club this morning and spoke about the highlights of this year's session.May 4, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School tennis team's non-league match against Zillah yesterday was a complete victory.May 4, 2007 midnight read more..
The family of Araceli Espindola, 17, has been looking for the Sunnyside High School student since Monday afternoon.May 3, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - This year's first grade students who participated in the 21st Century program at Harriet Thompson Elementary recently held a science fair.May 3, 2007 midnight read more..
The Mabton High School fastpitch team worked hard on its offensive skills this week and it showed in Wednesday's first game of a doubleheader with Naches. The Vikings were able to produce six runs on seven hits, but five errors allowed Naches to score four runs in the fifth inning and five runs in the seventh inning for a 15-6 win.May 3, 2007 midnight read more..
OUTLOOK - A 15-year-old boy was arrested this morning in connection with the shooting death last night of a Sunnyside man during an altercation in Outlook.May 2, 2007 midnight read more..
The good news is that the city of Sunnyside is getting its federal financial report in earlier. The bad news is that it is still later than state auditors would like.May 2, 2007 midnight read more..
She was sitting with her father and brother huddled underneath a tree in full cammo, including head cover and mask, when the tom came strutting down the old logging road.May 1, 2007 midnight read more..
The task of restoring Sunnyside's South Hill Park tennis courts just became less expensive, considering the city just received a $71,000 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program, awarded by the Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation.May 1, 2007 midnight read more..
Twenty percent of this year's Washington State Youth Ambassadors Group are Sunnyside High School students.May 1, 2007 midnight read more..
About 20 residents at Sun Terrace Retirement and Assisted Living in Sunnyside took a trip down memory lane yesterday with a Dutch-themed day.May 1, 2007 midnight read more..