George Johnson is better known as Sunnyside's last milk man, but the Grandview Avenue resident and wife Carol are also the grandparents of Josh Heytvelt, a center/forward for the Gonzaga University men's basketball team.December 31, 2008 midnight read more..
PASADENA, CALIF. - A float bearing the likeness of B.J. Miller will wind its way through the streets of Pasadena, Calif. on New Year's Day, during the annual Rose Bowl Parade.December 31, 2008 midnight read more..
Each New Year many resolve to lose weight and many do not succeed on a long-term basis...if they succeed at all.December 31, 2008 midnight read more..
The city of Sunnyside is one of the recipients of a federal program that will provide funds for nearly half a million properties nationwide that have been foreclosed.December 30, 2008 midnight read more..
Teens from Sunnyside, Grandview and Granger can find themselves bringing in the New Year at the annual Midnight Live event at Sunnyside High School Wednesday, Dec. 31.December 30, 2008 midnight read more..
There's a saying that it "takes a village to raise a child," and that in effect is the task for Tamara Saluskin, a family to family social worker in the Sunnyside School District.December 29, 2008 midnight read more..
Christmas brings with it a sense of hope each year, as do the movies of the season.December 24, 2008 midnight read more..
MABTON - The Mabton City Council received an early Christmas present at last night's meeting when it was learned the 2009 budget deficit had shrunk from an estimated $190,000 to just over $71,000.December 24, 2008 midnight read more..
Providing gifts to families in need each Christmas has become a tradition for leadership class students at Sunnyside High School.December 24, 2008 midnight read more..
The third perfect bowling game was the charm for Grandview's Bud Haynes as he received a check for $300 this past Monday night at Valley Lanes for bowling a 300 three weeks ago.December 24, 2008 midnight read more..
Sometimes it seems like Sunnyside City Councilwoman Carol Stone is everywhere, literally. She's at every ribbon cutting and almost any event that needs volunteers.December 24, 2008 midnight read more..
Looking to move home closer to his family, Sunnyside native Jose Salas and his wife, Crystal, opened a debt collection business in town earlier this month.December 23, 2008 midnight read more..
BICKLETON - Two feet of snow, and counting, piled up in the Bickleton area pretty much guarantees Rodolfo Amaral will experience his first white Christmas.December 23, 2008 midnight read more..
'Tis the season for giving.December 22, 2008 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Christian Elementary School students are getting a lesson in Giving 101 this holiday season with a community service project aimed at bolstering families involved with Life Options in Grandview.December 19, 2008 midnight read more..
While it's disappointing that a series of news articles was required to get the attention of state and local agencies on an issue as serious as drinking water, we appreciate the focus it has brought to the issue and will continue to work to find a solution. The availability of clean drinking water for Yakima Valley residents is essential for our health and our community's future.December 19, 2008 midnight read more..
BENTON CITY - Mabton's Lady Vikings overcame a huge obstacle, themselves, to claim a 49-34 victory over Ki-Be last night.December 18, 2008 midnight read more..
During a special meeting last night, Tuesday, the Sunnyside City Council reduced a proposed 25 percent garbage rate hike to 21 percent to meet the hike sought by Yakima Waste Systems to meet its increased costs of operations.December 18, 2008 midnight read more..
Soccer balls or gangs? That's the choice Sunnyside's Sylvia Alvarez is posing to local residents.December 18, 2008 midnight read more..
Continuing its non-league schedule against bigger 2B schools, the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team absorbed its fourth straight loss to start the season last night, losing a tightly contested game against the LaSalle Lightning.December 18, 2008 midnight read more..
Despite committing too many turnovers in the first half, 18 to be exact, and only scoring four points in the third quarter, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls basketball team turned away the visiting LaSalle Lightning last night, 40-36.December 18, 2008 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - A 23-year-old Sunnyside man was sentenced to nearly 47 years in prison yesterday, Monday, in Yakima County Superior Court.December 16, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANGER - Angelo Salinas and Damien Marquez, each of whom won three matches enroute to claiming individual titles, powered the Mabton High School wrestling team to a third place finish at last Saturday's Granger Ironman Invitational.December 16, 2008 midnight read more..
Poor field goal shooting on the part of the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies, coupled with great field goal shooting on Walla Walla's part enabled the Blue Devils to walk away with an easy 81-28 victory this past Friday night against the Sunnyside High School girls basketball team.December 15, 2008 midnight read more..
MABTON - Mabton Grace Brethren Church and Iglesia Evangelica de Los Hermanos banded together with the Sunnyside Wal-Mart store this past weekend to deliver a bevy of food to 50 needy Mabton families.December 15, 2008 midnight read more..
Sixty years after it was founded, a Sunnyside ladies bridge club still has two of its original members, Maxine Stevens and Charlotte Miller, who are 91 and 90 years old, respectively.December 12, 2008 midnight read more..
Thinking of ways to give back to the community and help out Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, Sunnyside Firefighter Mike Beckwith came up with a novel idea. Have the fire department pose for a calendar.December 12, 2008 midnight read more..
The Environmental Protection Agency held a meeting last week in Zillah to solicit comments about private, contaminated wells in the Yakima Valley.December 11, 2008 midnight read more..
MABTON - Last night the Mabton City Council gave its approval for city staff to apply for a grant that would help the city build a park and ride.December 10, 2008 midnight read more..
Grandview's 21 turnovers led to 27 points for Sunnyside in last night's non-league match-up between the Lady Grizzlies and Lady 'Hounds hoops teams.December 10, 2008 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - With the highest rate of felony filings per capita in the state and a case backlog numbering more than 1,000, something needed to be done to help Yakima County's Superior Court proceed in a more timely manner through its workload.December 10, 2008 midnight read more..
WHITE SWAN - If you were to ask new Mabton girls basketball coach Chris McCallum, it hasn't taken long for the Lady Vikings to adjust to a new coach. The Lady Vikes played against White Swan last night, defeating the Cougars 58-32.December 10, 2008 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Planning Commission last night, Tuesday, recommended the approval of annexing 26 acres into the city near the intersection of East Edison Avenue and SR-241. The property owner, George Johnson, reportedly plans to parcel out the land. One prospective buyer, the planning commission learned, is a wholesale electrical supply company.December 10, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Seeing a need for additional activities that can be enjoyed by both youth and families, Grandview High School senior Jake Wagner has been working toward adding a Frisbee golf course to Grandview's Dykstra Park.December 9, 2008 midnight read more..
A familiar face will be greeting golfers at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course come the first of the year.December 5, 2008 midnight read more..
In a volunteer organization, it's a phenomenal task to find someone willing to track minute details on a regular basis, but the Sunnyside VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary has managed to do so, and with the help of Bill Ingram and Betty George, it has earned the local organization national recognition.December 5, 2008 midnight read more..
There will be no shortage of activities this Christmas season for residents of both Hillcrest Manor and Rehabilitation Center and Sun Terrace Retirement and Assisted Living, both in Sunnyside.December 5, 2008 midnight read more..
Sixth place finishers at last season's 1B State tourney, the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights got their 2008-09 campaign off to a strong start last night by breezing past the visiting 2B White Swan Cougars, 64-46.December 5, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Members of the Grandview Church of the Nazarene officially heralded in the holiday season last night, Wednesday, with the "Birthday of the King" celebration, a time for fellowship and music while focusing on the reason for the season: the birth of Jesus Christ.December 4, 2008 midnight read more..
The weather outside may be frightful, so the Sunnyside Masonic Lodge is offering an incentive for youngsters here to pass the time inside with a good book or two.December 4, 2008 midnight read more..
The recent hiccup in the world's economy and the astronomical rise in oil prices have helped bring down car sales across the board.December 4, 2008 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The Sunnyside High School wrestling squad traveled to Yakima yesterday to compete in the Ike Takedown Jamboree and even though the team didn't feature all its varsity wrestlers, the Grizzlies still walked away with two championships and seven second-place finishes.December 3, 2008 midnight read more..
A quick thinking citizen who saw his own stolen vehicle in town this past Monday helped lead police to the suspect.December 3, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School girls basketball team defeated both Prosser and Sunnyside yesterday (Monday) at the Grandview Basketball Jamboree.December 2, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Enlightening. That's the word Sunnyside Christian High School Coach Al Smeenk used to describe last night's season-opening jamboree in Grandview.December 2, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A report from an alert Grandview resident launched a chain of events yesterday, Monday, including a 100 mile per hour chase and the arrest of a 19-year-old and 16-year-old.December 2, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - City employees who are not members of a union will be afforded a 3 percent COLA (cost of living allowance) as per city ordinance set forth in the 2009 Grandview city budget.December 2, 2008 midnight read more..
Already playing professional soccer for the Wenatchee Fire, an indoor soccer team, Junior Garcia of Sunnyside is hoping to move up a notch and play in the major leagues for the Seattle Sounders.December 2, 2008 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School District is asking voters to approve an $11.4 million bond in the spring of 2009.December 2, 2008 midnight read more..