Stories for July 2008

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Thursday, July 31

     

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.

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Wednesday, July 30

 

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.

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GUEST EDITORIAL

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, July 24

     

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.

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Wednesday, July 23

 

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.

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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.

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Friday, July 18

  

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."

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, July 17

   

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.

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Wednesday, July 16

 

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.

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Tuesday, July 15

     

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.

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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.

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Friday, July 11

   

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.

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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.

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Thursday, July 10

  

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.

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Wednesday, July 9

   

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, July 8

  

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.

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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.

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Monday, July 7

  

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, July 1