Stories for October 2007

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Wednesday, October 31

       

Election expo staged in Yakima

YAKIMA - Hoping to give the public a look into how the county auditor's office conducts an election, an election expo was held in Yakima on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, October 30

        

Monday, October 29

 

Grandview can't handle Ephrata Tigers or zebras

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School football team scored the first and last touchdowns in a home CWAC South game with Ephrata Friday, but the visiting Tigers reeled off 47 unanswered points in Grandview's 47-13 loss.

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Drugs, guns, arrests netted in Mabton area

Neighborhoods up and down the Yakima Valley were cleaned up this past week during a joint operation known as "Street Sweeper," that led to the seizure of more than 12 pounds of illegal drugs and 21 arrests.

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SHS girls enter Regionals as No. 4 seed

KENNEWICK - The Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies found themselves outmatched this past Saturday in Kennewick. Trying to straighten out the seedings for the Regional tournament next weekend in Spokane, Sunnyside played undefeated Kamiakin in the first match.

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Friday, October 26

        

Thursday, October 25

  

Wednesday, October 24

 

FORUM

Sunnyside mayor deserves your vote

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Lady 'Hounds CWAC South champs

GRANDVIEW - After a first game scare, the Grandview High School varsity volleyball squad righted the ship and rallied for a 25-27, 25-23, 25-10, 25-19 win at home last night, Tuesday, in CWAC South play.

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Tuesday, October 23

   

S'side bowlers earn State honors

Four youngsters from Sunnyside, who traveled to Seattle this past April to compete in the Washington State Bowling Championship Tournament, were officially recognized for their efforts during junior league play this past Saturday.

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Monday, October 22



Hispanics under attack...Sunnyside panel told

This past Friday evening, concerned citizens met with a panel of city officials, including representatives from the school district and police department, as well as commissioners from the state's Commission on Hispanic Affairs. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss gang problems in Sunnyside.

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Vandals victorious

The Klickitat Vandals dug themselves out of a 2-0 hole last Friday night, rallying with three straight victories to defeat the Sunnyside Christian volleyball team.

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Friday, October 19

  

SHS harriers shave times at District meet

WENATCHEE - They may not have come home with any District titles yesterday, nonetheless, the Sunnyside High School cross-country harriers can revel in the fact they lopped big chunks of time off their previous clockings.

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Guide dogs freeing up lives of those visually impaired

Perhaps it's difficult for some people to understand the intimate relationship between a guide dog and its master. But not for Nouvella Club members, who heard yesterday from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.'s Alumni Association Board Vice Chair Sally Mayo of Yakima.

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GUEST COLUMN

Recovering from bloopers, blunders and life-altering lapses of judgment

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Thursday, October 18

 

Wednesday, October 17

   

Lady Pirates pummeled

YAKIMA - Tuesday night, Bickleton suffered a tough loss to the Riverside Christian High School Crusaders.

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Tuesday, October 16

  

Grandview explores ambulance alternatives

GRANDVIEW - With Prosser Memorial Hospital's ambulance service facing a second consecutive year of budget deficits, the Grandview City Council last night decided to explore possible alternatives in case the hospital withdraws ambulance service from the area.

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Sunnyside JV boys skin wildcats, 22-17

The Sunnyside High School JV football team staked itself to a 22-17 first half lead against the visiting Eastmont junior varsity yesterday, then used a punishing ground game and excellent defensive play after intermission to make the score stand up.

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Monday, October 15



Lady Grizzlies fall to West Valley, 9-0

The Sunnyside High School girls soccer team kept undefeated West Valley out of the net for more than a quarter of the match, before losing 9-0 at home this past Saturday.

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'Hounds beat Quincy

QUINCY - All-everything back Marty Guillen got the Grandview High School football team on the board early this past Friday, as the Greyhounds earned a 31-8 road win over the Jackrabbits.

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Knights just 'ducky' against Trout Lake

We had all our ducks in a row at the same time," Sunnyside Christian High School boys soccer coach Tim DeGroot said of his squad's 4-0 league win over Trout Lake this past Friday.

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Klickitat vandalizes Lady Pirates

BICKLETON - The Bickleton Lady Pirates played an emotional match against the Klickitat Vandals this past Friday, and according to Bickleton Coach Tom Whitmore, the team's 25-20, 25-16, 25-17 loss was much closer than the numbers reflect.

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Grandview inherits SWAT vehicle

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Police Special Incident Response Team has just inherited a SWAT vehicle from the Washington State Patrol SWAT team.

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Friday, October 12

  

Grizzly harriers clip Rams, 27-28

YAKIMA - The top two runners on both the Sunnyside and West Valley squads all finished within six seconds of one another in yesterday's boys cross country race at Yakima's Franklin Park.

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Hernandez, Raschko claim victories for Bickleton

PASCO - Bickleton's Junior Hernandez and Danielle Raschko each claimed a victory for Bickleton at a cross country meet in Pasco yesterday (Thursday). This is the first time it's happened in the six years since Bickleton re-started its cross country program.

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790th returns (safe and sound) from Iraq

GRANDVIEW - After 12 months in Iraq conducting detention operations and supplying convoy security, the men and women of the 790th Chemical Company of the Washington State National Guard are back home.

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Thursday, October 11

 

Keeping it in the family

SEATTLE - Shelby Hall of Grandview exemplifies a daughter's love for her father, as she recently donated a kidney to her dad, Harlan Sandifer.

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Black Rock Creek golfers

KENNEWICK - Last week's runner-up finish on the final stop of the 2007 Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour wrapped up a wire-to-wire campaign for the Sunnyside Black Rock Creek team.

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Wednesday, October 10

 

Health district showcases new building

UNION GAP - Community members from throughout Yakima County were afforded the opportunity to examine the newly built Yakima Health District building in Union Gap Tuesday night.

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Lady Grizzlies win second straight match

UNION GAP - Community members from throughout Yakima County were afforded the opportunity to examine the newly built Yakima Health District building in Union Gap Tuesday night.

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Mabton loses to Cle Elum

MABTON - The Cle Elum Warriors dealt the Lady Vikings a three-set loss last night at home, moving Mabton's record to 5-4 in league play.

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Tuesday, October 9

   

Monday, October 8

   

Sunnyside grid team rolls over West Valley Rams

In 1982 Ronald Reagan was president, Ma Bell was forced to split up, the Commodore-64 was the latest in computer technology, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat and it was the last time the Sunnyside High School football team scored a win over West Valley High School in Sunnyside. That is until last Friday night, when the Grizzlies exercised their demons and posted a 20-13 win over the Rams in Sunnyside.

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Friday, October 5

 

New Jersey firm buys PW Eagle

In a merger between east and west, J-M Manufacturing of New Jersey has purchased Oregon-based PW Eagle, which has a pipe manufacturing plant in Sunnyside. The new company will be called JM Eagle.

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Hunt is on Expo Saturday, Oct. 6

GRANDVIEW - Talk with a wildlife biologist, meet famed guide and waterfowl caller Tony Bernsen, enter to win an inclusive, guided goose hunt for four, all at The Hunt is On Expo this Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mid-Valley Automotive at 501 E. Stover Road in Grandview.

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Grandview girls fall 3-1

GRANDVIEW - The Lady Greyhounds soccer team fell to the Ellensburg Bulldogs 3-1 at home last night (Thursday), moving their league record to 1-7.

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Lake Chelan to host fourth annual 'harvest crush'

LAKE CHELAN - The wineries of Washington's newest wine-growing region, Lake Chelan, invite everyone to celebrate the 2007 grape harvest by joining in the fourth annual "Fall Crush...Berry to Bottle." This year's festival starts Friday, Oct. 5, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 14.

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Thursday, October 4



Thief slams stolen car into school bu

A 37-year-old Mabton man crashed a vehicle he allegedly stole into a busload of Sunnyside School District students on their way to Outlook Elementary School at approximately 8 a.m. today.

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Wednesday, October 3

 

Grandview girls muzzle Bulldogs

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School girls volleyball team lived up to its number two ranking in the state last night, Tuesday, with a 3-0 home sweep of Ellensburg.

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Rodriguez, Moore vying for Grandview Council seat

GRANDVIEW - When the dust settled following the candidate filing period this past June, longtime Grandview residents Javier Rodriguez and Bill Moore ended up vying for the city council, position 5, seat held by Bill Flory, who will step down at the end of the year.

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Lady Grizzlies lose heartbreaker

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside High School girls soccer team arrived early and stayed late in a 3-2 non-league shootout loss at Davis High School yesterday, Tuesday.

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Christian Knights improve to 9-0

TROUT LAKE - When a team in any sport is undefeated mid-way through the season, opponents usually find a way to get pumped up for No. 1. It was no different yesterday as Trout Lake-Glenwood hosted the undefeated Sunnyside Christian High School soccer team.

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Tuesday, October 2

  

Grandview beefs up city code

GRANDVIEW - Instead of passing a gang-specific ordinance as Sunnyside and Yakima have done, the Grandview City Council last night beefed up existing laws already on the books.

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Monday, October 1

    

Knights stay unbeaten in dramatic fashion

Let it be known the Sunnyside Christian Knights never do anything the easy way and last Friday wasn't any different as they beat the Riverside Christian Crusaders 2-1 in a shootout.

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