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Thursday, July 31

Missing puppy returned to owner

The tale of Denver the deaf puppy had a happy ending last night as he was reunited with owner Pat Kernan Wednesday evening.

Medrano steps down as Sunnyside Recreation director

Sunnyside Recreation Director Sandra Medrano has turned in her resignation to the city of Sunnyside, effective Aug. 10.

Independent truckers feeling sting of high fuel prices

Trucking could be considered the life line of America. Without it, goods would sit on loading docks somewhere, unable to get to market.

350-acre grass fire erupts just north of Sunnyside on SR-241

Yakima County Fire District #5 extinguished a large grass fire in the 5600 block of SR-241, just north of Sunnyside, yesterday (Wednesday) just after noon.

Births

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Outlook alumni will trip down memory lane

OUTLOOK - Some of the stories are sure to be exaggerated, other tales will most likely have different endings, depending on who is spinning the yarn. But one thing is certain, those who attend this coming Sunday's Outlook school reunion will revel in the memories of years gone by.

Rodriguez unable to audition for American Idol

Sunnyside's Joe Rodriguez traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah this past Tuesday for the purpose of auditioning for the popular television talent contest, American Idol.

Wednesday, July 30

'Exotic dancing' issue still on hold

City releases information two weeks after formal request

City releases information two weeks after formal request

County concerns detailed for Rotarians

There are a number of issues facing Yakima County, according to Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club guest speaker and Yakima County Commissioner Rand Elliott. He highlighted some of those issues at Wednesday morning's meeting.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Increasing high school requirements warrants a fresh look at teacher shortages in math and science

Increasing high school requirements warrants a fresh look at teacher shortages in math and science

FORUM

Blame game

Blame game

GHS reunions planned

GRANDVIEW - Several reunions for Grandview High School alumni are in the works.

Cutting to the Core

Cheers to free camping

Cheers to free camping

Ransom sought for deaf puppy?

It's been almost six weeks since Pat Kernan lost her 14-week-old puppy, Denver. Despite the efforts of Sunnyside's animal control officer and several sightings, Denver is still no closer to coming home.

Tuesday, July 29

Piranhas capture league crown

PROSSER - High point age division winners Leah Blakney, Ty Hobbick, Mackenzie Gant, Chris McKinney and Ruthie Watkins spearheaded Prosser's drive in capturing the 2008 Mid-Valley Summer Swim League championship crown this past weekend.

Sunnyside plans two nights of fun for National Night Out on Aug. 4-5

Sunnyside community members have much to anticipate this year during the National Night Out observance.

American Idol audition on tap today for local teen

Since he was a young child, Sunnyside's Joe Rodriguez has been singing and now he has hopes of becoming the next American Idol.

Hospice fundraiser marks agency's 30th year in community

It was 1978 and a young Dr. Richard Kirk had a vision.

Grandview recycling center accepting pesticide containers

GRANDVIEW - Getting rid of plastic pesticide containers has just gotten a whole lot easier for farmers and licensed fertilizer and chemical dealers now that Dave's Recycling Center in Grandview has expanded its services.

Sunnyside Curves under new ownership

Patty Levan, daughter of Marty and Peggy Beeler, recently moved to Sunnyside to be closer to her parents. Since then, she has purchased the Sunnyside Curves center, located at Mid Valley Mall.

Asbestos found in burnt remains of Grandview store

GRANDVIEW - Two percent or less of asbestos has been found in the burnt remnants of a downtown grocery store in Grandview.

Monday, July 28

Rossi makes campaign stop in Sunnyside

Gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi made a campaign stop in Sunnyside last Friday, spending about 30 minutes touring the recently renovated emergency department at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

Customer comments sought on Pacific Power's proposed rate hikes

The Attorney General's Public Counsel Section, which represents the public in utility rate cases, wants Pacific Power customers to tell state decision-makers what they think about the company's proposal to raise rates.

Weekend conference inspires community members to take a stand

This past Friday and Saturday community members turned out for a conference provided by Transformation Sunnyside at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

BIRTHS

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Wood, Rodriguez low AAU golf scorers

J.J. Wood of Selah and Nick Rodriguez of Sunnyside posted the low 18 and nine-hole scores, respectively, in AAU competition at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course this past Saturday.

OBITUARY

LESTER DARROL KENDALL

LESTER DARROL KENDALL

Friday, July 25

Miss Sunnyside candidate Hannah Marro

When Hannah Marro was just three years old, she was encouraged to dress up in an outfit that told the world what she wanted to be when she grew up. For the then-wee-one, the answer was simple enough: Marro donned a tiara, pretending to be Miss Sunnyside. Now, 13 years later, Marro just may get to don a tiara following the 2008 pageant this coming September.

Long-time sports buff appointed to parks and recreation commission

Bob Sarmiento Sr. has been on the Sunnyside sports scene for the past 28 years.

S'side speedster runner-up at national drag racing event

KENT - Race after race, weekend-in and weekend-out for the most part, he's spent the last 22-plus years roaring down a quarter-mile strip of asphalt in all of about 10 seconds. During that two-decade span, the Sunnyside drag racer has earned five NHRA Pacific Northwest Division 6 titles, as well as two "Shootout" championships.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS

Silverwood adds new roller coaster

ATHOL, IDAHO - Silverwood Theme Park has added a new steel roller coaster, which is now the park's largest, tallest and costliest single attraction ever.

Local men complete 200-mile bike ride

What started out as a way to get in shape turned into a 200-mile odyssey for four local men.

Jennie's Journey

When it comes to city budget cutting, leave our pools alone

When it comes to city budget cutting, leave our pools alone

Pig roast, dance

Sunnyside's Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is inviting local residents to experience a great gathering under the stars on Saturday, Aug. 9.

GUEST COLUMN

Vulnerability makes a true hero

Vulnerability makes a true hero

Volcanic eruption prompts war time memories for Sunnyside man

When a volcano erupted on Alaska's Aleutian Islands earlier this month, memories from 65 years ago came flooding back for Sunnyside's William Amsden.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Terrorist watch lists shold protect, not punish

Terrorist watch lists shold protect, not punish

Lower Valley linksters best the competition at senior golf tour stop

MOSES LAKE - The Black Rock Creek team was back at it again this past Tuesday, scoring another victory on this year's Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour.

Cribbage players to compete next week

A series of American Cribbage Congress sanctioned tournaments will be staged in Sunnyside next week, from Wednesday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

OBITUARY

LEANDRO ONTIVEROS

LEANDRO ONTIVEROS

Columbia River Bank hosts grand opening in grand style

With a blue grass band pickin' and grinin' in the background and a barbecue style dinner from Snipes Mountain Brewing Inc., banking officials celebrated the grand opening of Sunnyside's Columbia River Bank last night, Thursday.

Thursday, July 24

Sunnyside High School dance team returns from camp energized

New dance routines and how to break a board with a fist were some of the things the Sunnyside High School Grizzliettes learned while at the Thunderbird Dance Camp in Portland in early July.

BIRTHS

OUT OF TOWN

OUT OF TOWN

Baby bottle drive generates funding for Life Options

GRANDVIEW - Life Options has been conducting its annual baby bottle drive for more than seven years and this year's fundraising efforts are proving successful for the non-profit organization.

Sharks finish atop swim league standings

GRANDVIEW - Last night's 561-240 victory over the Grandview Neptunes gave the Sunnyside Sharks a Mid-Valley Summer Swim League best record of 11-1.

NOTICE

JACQUELINE ABUNDEZ

JACQUELINE ABUNDEZ

Auto dealership on the 'grow'

GRANDVIEW - Since the Powell-Christensen company became owner of Mid-Valley Chrysler in Grandview, it's become an ever growing face of change.

Wednesday, July 23

Forum

Uncle Sam no help at the gas pumps

Uncle Sam no help at the gas pumps

Murder victim identified

The Yakima County Coroner's Office today confirmed the identity of the girl found floating in an irrigation canal near Sunnyside earlier this month.

New director on board at Provident Horizon Inc.

Scott Crimin took over the Region Two Director's position at Provident Horizon Inc. July 1.

Words from Washington

There are ways to improve access to quality health care

There are ways to improve access to quality health care

OBITUARY

RODOLFO LOPEZ

RODOLFO LOPEZ

Grandview Junior Miss readies for state competition

GRANDVIEW - Grandview Junior Miss Cheyen Schenck is gearing up for state competition, slated to take place Aug. 2 in Pullman.

'F' as is Frank

Blog days of summer

Blog days of summer

Sharks sink Selah Dolphins

Relying on the strength of their girls 8&U and boys 14& swimmers, the Sunnyside Sharks bested the visiting Selah Dolphins last night, 430-389.

Mabton mayor more than doubles police chief's pay without council approval

MABTON - Mabton Mayor Velva Herrera has more than doubled Mabton Police Chief Robert Perales's pay and increased his hours without council approval, city council members learned last night, Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 22

Sunnyside lawyer relinquishes reins to younger attorney

Chuck Shoemaker has made himself somewhat of a mainstay in the community of Sunnyside since he began practicing law here in 1975.

Rotarians meet district governor

The Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club met its District Governor at the weekly meeting held yesterday, Monday.

Call Me Inc. working to meet telephone needs of Lower Valley

Call Me Inc. opened for business in Sunnyside approximately one month ago.

State Patrol working on eliminating motorcycle fatalities

What are the laws regarding motorcycle safety and most specifically, motorcycle helmets?

Budget-cutting vote will result in early pool closure

GRANDVIEW - August is traditionally the hottest month of the year but Grandview residents won't find any relief at the city pool after Aug. 7.

Monday, July 21

Guerrero, Flores 'Love Is' golf tournament champions

Sunnyside's Juan Guerrero and Candice Flores easily bested the field at this year's "Love Is" couples golf tournament, staged this past Saturday and Sunday at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

2008 city budget cuts in Grandview may mean more dog problems for local residents

GRANDVIEW - With the elimination of Grandview's animal control officer position, is a major dog problem looming on the horizon?

Grandview mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

GRANDVIEW - Yakima Health District officials are reporting that a pool of 50 mosquitoes trapped near Grandview earlier this month have tested positive for West Nile virus.

DEATH NOTICE

BOBBY JOE FLETCHER

BOBBY JOE FLETCHER

Clean-up underway

Clean-up underway

Increasing membership important to new president of Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club

Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club's new president, Sandra Rivera, says she feels it is important to increase membership in the group.

Friday, July 18

Neptunes improve, but still lose to Prosser

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Neptunes lost 511-226 to the visiting Pirahnas last night in their home pool.

Sunnyside migrant students get experience in democracy

Seven migrant students from Sunnyside High School recently were awarded the experience to travel to Washington D.C. and take part in the Bert Corona Leadership Institute.

Miss Sunnyside candidate LeAnn Lopez

When LeAnn Lopez takes the stage at the Miss Sunnyside Pageant, she'll likely gulp back her shyness and press on, just to show youngsters that, in her words, "If you believe in yourself, anything can happen."

Music and local cuisine provided at Tri-Chamber Social

GRANDVIEW- Members of the Grandview, Prosser and Sunnyside chambers of commerce were afforded entertainment, door prizes, local cuisine and wine from incubator wineries at Yakima Valley Community College's Viticulture Center last night, Thursday.

Sunnyside Sharks nip Barracudas

NACHES - Sunnyside's Brittany Broersma won all five individual events in girls 12&U swimming competition yesterday, Thursday, to lead the Sharks past host Naches by a score of 434-367.

OBITUARY

THERESSA UKEN

THERESSA UKEN

Goals of conference to direct change

Transformation Sunnyside recently received $40,000 in matching funds from Vista Hermosa Foundation of Prescott, according to Roberto Matus.

Sunnyside man returns home from stint in Navy

Good food, shopping and meeting beautiful women from all around the world are some of the things Jose Ramos will miss most now that he's back home in Sunnyside after a stint in the U.S. Navy.

rosss Point Blank

I still believe in fairies

I still believe in fairies

Thursday, July 17

Firefighters extinguish grass fire

Sunnyside firefighters were called to the 400 block of Merrick Avenue at 4:49 p.m. yesterday, Wednesday, for a report of a grass fire.

DEATH NOTICE

MARY MARIA REED

MARY MARIA REED

Woman shares life experience with 'friends'

MABTON - The ladies attending the Lower Valley Christian Women's Club meeting yesterday, Monday, were asked a question.

PHS 1966 grads to meet

PROSSER - The Prosser High School class of 1966 is having an informal class reunion gathering this summer on July 18 and 19.

OBITUARY

JUNE ROBERTA HUGHES

JUNE ROBERTA HUGHES

Grandview City Council approves additional $31,000 in service cuts

GRANDVIEW - Grandview residents could begin seeing more stray animals on their streets and the city will be a little less festive during the holidays thanks to budget cuts authorized by the Grandview City Council Tuesday night at a special meeting.

New Goodwill store nears completion

Presentation is everything.

Francisco Guerrero named to Sunnyside Planning Commission

After spending nearly his whole life in the Sunnyside area, Francisco Guerrero will now help plan the direction of the city.

Barrom appointed to Sunnyside Planning Commission

Following a suggestion from Sunnyside City Councilwoman Theresa Hancock, local businessman Jeff Barrom applied for, and was appointed to, the Sunnyside Planning Commission.

Cutting to the Core

Energy crisis easy to fix

Energy crisis easy to fix

Grandview fails to net Tarpons

TOPPENISH - The Grandview Neptunes lost 574-220 to the Toppenish Tarpons last night in Toppenish.

Cell phone law covers most but not all

Since July 1, 2008, drivers in Washington state have been prohibited from using cell phones while driving.

Lower Yakima Valley students named to YVCC honor roll

Each quarter, Yakima Valley Community College recognizes outstanding academic achievement by placing students on the President's honor roll list or the Dean's honor roll list.

Family celebrates accident victim's life

Ramon Mendez was the life of the party, a natural jokester, unabashedly making goofy faces just to coax a laugh out of others.

Wednesday, July 16

Grandview fails to net Tarpons

TOPPENISH - The Grandview Neptunes lost 574-220 to the Toppenish Tarpons last night in Toppenish.

PHS 66 Reunion

PROSSER - The Prosser High School class of 1966 is having an informal class reunion gathering this summer on July 18 and 19.

Tuesday, July 15

OBITUARY

RAMÓN MENDEZ

RAMÓN MENDEZ

Changes ahead for new G'view football coach

GRANDVIEW - Big changes are just around the corner for Jeremy Scroggins.

Pot plants found in Sunnyside

Alert citizens led police to the discovery of more than 100 marijuana plants in Sunnyside this past Saturday.

Sunnyside financial picture bleak

City could be broke by late 2009; new city manager outlines response

City could be broke by late 2009; new city manager outlines response

Grandview City Council woos state lawmakers

GRANDVIEW - Looking to drum up support for its Alive Downtown project, the Grandview City Council met with area lawmakers Monday night to state its case.

BIRTHS

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Monday, July 14

East and west meet in Granger for hydro race

GRANGER - Families from the east and west sides of the Cascade Mountains converged in Granger this past weekend to participate in the R/C Unlimited Hydro Boat Club's Governor's Cup race at Hisey Park.

Sharks win, Neptunes earn sixth place at Toppenish Regionals

Kaitlyn Broersma breaks two records

Kaitlyn Broersma breaks two records

DEATH NOTICE

DAVE LEO STARK

DAVE LEO STARK

Motorcycle accident victim dies

GRANDVIEW - A 23-year-old motorcycle accident victim has died as a result of his injuries, according to a press release issued by Washington State Patrol.

Friday, July 11

Grandview lifeguards share passion for teaching youngsters to swim

GRANDVIEW - Mackenzie Charvet has spent most summers of her life hanging out in swimming pools to beat the heat. Today, she works as manager of the Grandview swimming pool.

Gross Point Blank

I miss George

I miss George

DEATH NOTICE

KAYDENCE LE LUIS

KAYDENCE LE LUIS

Sunnyside Sharks beach Whales, 504-240

WAPATO - Sweeping the first through fourth place spots in all the girls 8&U and 10&U 50-meter races, as well as in all the boys 12&U events, the Sunnyside Sharks sunk the Whales in the Wapato pool last night, 504-240.

Miss Sunnyside candidate Audra Hays

Audra Hays is always up for a challenge, so when she heard about the opportunities in running for Miss Sunnyside, she couldn't pass it up.

Ground broken on new medical facility at Port's Edison Avenue park

At long last, the ground was broken yesterday at the soon-to-be Swofford Halma medical clinic, to be located at the Port of Sunnyside's industrial/business park on East Edison Avenue.

Sun Terrace staff gives 'fond farewell' party for local soldier

Sunnyside Sun Terrace staff bid farewell to fellow co-worker Sandy Ramirez yesterday, Thursday, who is not only a med-tech at the facility but an Army National Guard soldier about to be deployed to Iraq.

Guest Editorial

What's wrong with selling your vote?

What's wrong with selling your vote?

Jennie's Journey

Surprisingly, I didn't freak

Surprisingly, I didn't freak

Kellum nets 59 to lead BRC golfers at senior tour stop

RICHLAND - Jack Kellum of Prosser shot a handicap-aided 59 this past Wednesday to lead the Sunnyside Black Rock Creek team to a first place finish at Richland's Columbia Point course, the sixth stop on this summer's Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour.

Thursday, July 10

State to distribute emergency unemployment benefits

Unemployed workers in Washington who have run out of unemployment benefits may be eligible for an additional 13 weeks from the Washington State Employment Security Department.

$20 million pot growing operation busted

Two 20-year-old men were arrested yesterday after police discovered a $20 million pot growing operation in a vineyard in the 2600 block of Midvale Road near Sunnyside.

Foster grandparents making a difference in the lives of children

GRANDVIEW - Eight years ago, Robert "Connie" Sandoval suffered a stroke and her family was told she'd likely be a "vegetable" after an ensuing surgery. But in the past six years, Sandoval has found a reason to get out of bed every morning: she's a foster grandparent at the Alice Grant Learning Center in Mabton.

Home-schooled Sunnysider embraces change...studies it in bacteria

MOSCOW, IDAHO - University of Idaho senior Aileen Rice likes change.

1998 classmates sought for 10-year reunion

Sunnyside High School reunion organizers for the class of 1998 are currently seeking numerous classmates for the July 11-12 event.

OBITUARY

MARY LOU BEIERLE

MARY LOU BEIERLE

Wednesday, July 9

"F" as in Frank

Life in the slow lane

Life in the slow lane

Piranhas get revenge against S'side Sharks

PROSSER - Dominating the boys 10&U, 12&U, 16&U and 18&U events, the Prosser Piranhas bested the visiting Sunnyside Sharks last night, 461-365.

High density housing recommended for former feedlot

The Sunnyside Planning Commission recommended last night, Tuesday, that nearly 17 acres at the intersection of Highway 241 and Sheller Road should be annexed into the city as high density residential property.

Lower valley couples provide disaster relief

GRANDVIEW - In communities rocked by disaster, they're known as the "green shirts." Here at home, people like Grandview's Jerry and Marge Vrieling are likely known as dedicated Christians excited about improving the lives of those impacted by disaster.

Words From Washington

Second Amendment rights should also apply on public lands

Second Amendment rights should also apply on public lands

Electrical substation being built

Pacific Power and Light and the Bonneville Power Administration are working in tandem to create a new sub-station along Yakima Valley Highway between Sunnyside and Grandview, just south of RC's Casino.

Neptunes sustain home pool loss to Selah Dolphins

GRANDVIEW - The Neptunes were defeated 507-290 by the Selah Dophins last night in Grandview's home pool.

DEATH NOTICE

MARY LOU BEIERLE

MARY LOU BEIERLE

Class of '78 reunion next weekend

Members of the Sunnyside High School Class of 1978 are reminded to make reservations for their reunion dinner planned for Saturday, July 19, at the Sunnyside Eagles. Classmates should RSVP to Jean (Hale) Grubenhoff at 837-8508 or Kim Taylor Morris at 837-3778.

Parrish new Grandview AD

Fourteen years as a teacher, a decade as boys head basketball coach and now Scott Parrish begins a new chapter at Grandview High School as athletic director/assistant principal.

Gypsy Moth trapping underway now

Some areas of the U.S. have been infested by the Gypsy Moth, but not Washington state.

OBITUARY

NICOLAAS JACOBUS FRIEND

NICOLAAS JACOBUS FRIEND

Guest Editorial

The real effects of globalization

The real effects of globalization

Tuesday, July 8

OBITUARY

PEARL CECILIA FARNWORTH

PEARL CECILIA FARNWORTH

New city manager details for Rotarians Sunnyside budget woes

New City Manager Eric Swansen detailed the city's impending 2009 budget challenges for Sunnyside Rotarians yesterday, Monday.

Clues about homicide victim released

The Yakima County Sheriff's office yesterday, Monday, released pictures of clothing and jewelry on the body of a woman found in a Sunnyside-area canal this past Friday, July 4.

Clarke to be inducted into Wine Hall of Fame

PROSSER - A selection committee made up of one representative from each of the state's viticultural regions recently chose the late Stan Clarke, a former Lower Valley resident, as this year's inductee into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame.

Monday, July 7

OBITUARY

ROSIE SHEPPARD

ROSIE SHEPPARD

Christian cyclists on the move to end poverty

A group of more than 200 cyclists stopped in Sunnyside last Friday as part of their transcontinental tour designed to end the cycle of poverty.

Body found in local canal

The body of a young woman was found in a Sunnyside irrigation canal this past Friday, July 4. The Yakima County Sheriff's office says it received a call just before 8 p.m. Friday when someone said they saw the body floating in the canal near the 5500 block of Emerald Road.

Tom Paul files lawsuit asking for $25 million

Just a couple of months after he and the city of Sunnyside settled a long-standing boundary dispute, Prosser contractor Tom Paul was at it again last week, filing a suit in federal court claiming the city had infringed on his civil rights.

DEATH NOTICE

MARGARET ANNE WILLIS COCHRAN

MARGARET ANNE WILLIS COCHRAN

Sunnyside celebrates Independence Day

The annual Fourth of July celebration in Sunnyside offered community members live music, good food, fun and sights of wonder last Friday evening at Sunnyside High School's Clem Senn Field.

Thursday, July 3

Life Options in search of pledges for expansion

GRANDVIEW - Eyeballing the need for a Life Options center in Sunnyside and an increase in abstinence awareness programs, Life Options board of directors and the organization's executive director, Jan McDonald, are currently seeking funds to make it all a go.

Sunnyside Sharks topple Tarpons, 383-285

TOPPENISH - Sunnyside had few answers for the brother-sister tandem of Anthony and Sabrina Galaviz, nor for Dillon Beard, but the rest of the Toppenish Tarpons team was no match for the Sharks last night.

Miss Sunnyside candidate Chelsea Dimas

Chelsea Dimas dares to be different, so it's likely she'll tackle the Miss Sunnyside Pageant with the same verve she does everything else.

Barracudas nip Grandview Neptunes

NACHES - The Grandview Neptunes swim team (1-5) took an early lead, but couldn't hold on in the later events in a 390-380 loss at Naches yesterday, Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 2

Guest Editorial

Congress needs to revive its disciplined approach to budgeting

Congress needs to revive its disciplined approach to budgeting

Cutting to the Core

Where's the love?

Where's the love?

Sunnyside remains unbeaten with victory over Dolphins

SELAH - Dominating the younger age division races, the Sunnyside Sharks picked up a 427-407 victory at Selah last night.

Guest Column

Sometimes happiness can be found in a muffin tin

Sometimes happiness can be found in a muffin tin

Hawaiian trip marks 60-year marriage

Tom and Betty Taylor of Sunnyside recently celebrated 60 years of marriage while on a cruise of the Hawaiian islands, hosted by their son-in-law, Ronald Jack.

Lions Club member returns from Thailand

Melba Fujiura, a member of the Sunnyside Lions Club, recently attended the 91st Lions Clubs International Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.

Grandview man has four-legged solution to the rising cost of fuel

GRANDVIEW - Grandview's Ralph Janshen has a four-legged solution to the rising cost of fuel: a horse.

Andersons celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Vernon and Janet Anderson of Sunnyside have celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Grandview High School senior adopting overseas troops

GRANDVIEW - "I want the troops to know we care," said Mary Gamino, a senior at Grandview High School this coming fall.

Loss of potato processing plant blow to Grandview's economy

GRANDVIEW - Grandview firefighters remain on scene at 206 Avenue A, the Wild River Foods potato processing plant, that caught fire at about 9 a.m. yesterday morning, Tuesday.

FORUM

Blood drawing exceeds goal

Blood drawing exceeds goal

Tuesday, July 1

Rotary exchange student highlights year in Sunnyside

Foreign exchange student Barbara Muellauer's year in Sunnyside is almost over and on Monday she highlighted her stay for the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club.

Veterans assistance program up and running in Yakima County

There's a new face for military veterans in the county to become familiar with: David Brown has filled a newly created position for Yakima County's Veterans Program.

OBITUARY

JUAN J. ACOSTA

JUAN J. ACOSTA

Wedam, Boogerd compete at Washington State Dairy Ambassador contest

LYNNWOOD - Hoping to continue their service promoting the dairy industry in Washington, Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador Julie Wedam and her alternate, Alyssa Boogerd, joined eight other young ladies to compete for the Washington State Dairy Ambassador crown this past weekend.

DEATH NOTICE

RUTH TUTTLE

RUTH TUTTLE

Blaze consumes long-time Grandview food processing plant

GRANDVIEW - A blaze that started this morning (Tuesday) shortly after 9 a.m. at Grandview's Wind River Foods processing plant drew valley firefighters from as far away as Yakima and Union Gap.

Former city councilman returns to Sunnyside

Former city activist Alex de la Cruz has returned to Sunnyside.