Stories for May 2008

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Friday, May 30

Groups invited to participate in SHS class of 2009 fundraising event

Those wishing to sing their heart out and show their musical talent are invited to "Battle of the Rock Bands" to be held at the Sunnyside High School auditorium on Saturday, June 7.

Gross Point Blank

To quit or not to quit?

To quit or not to quit?

State-mandated WASL holds back only handful of seniors from graduating

Barely six months ago the predictions were dire, as last November legislators were told that 25 percent of Sunnyside High School's class of 2008 would not graduate due to WASL reading and writing requirements.

OBITUARY

WAYNE D. SHREVE

WAYNE D. SHREVE

Three men with Sunnyside ties ordained by Catholic church

YAKIMA - Brooks Beaulaurier, Rogelio Gutierrez and Jose Manuel Herrera were recently ordained by the Catholic Church.

Jennie's Journey

Welcome to the world

Welcome to the world

Bos aces No. 9 at Black Rock

Sunnyside High School senior Justin Bos, three days before donning cap and gown, was awarded a graduation gift by the golf gods.

Sunnyside School District names Golden Apple award winners

Thirteen employees of the Sunnyside School District were honored with Golden Apple awards for excellence and dedication at last night's school board meeting.

Chief Kamiakin students dedicate two new gardens

A fun after-school project that began with planting a garden in one of Chief Kamiakin Elementary School's raised beds last year resulted in a total of three new gardens this year.

GUEST COLUMN

A friendly day in the neighborhood

A friendly day in the neighborhood

Granger's Dino-N-A-Day scheduled June 7

GRANGER - The City of Granger Parks and Recreation Department will host the 11th annual Dino-N-A-Day on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. until noon, at Hisey "Dinosaur" Park located at 505 Main Street, Granger.

Concienne signs to play for Battlin' Bears

GRANDVIEW - The fourth player to come out of Grandview and play college football in the past four years, Grandview High School's Matt Concienne signed a letter of intent yesterday to play at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont.

Thursday, May 29

Sen. Cantwell honors former Sunnyside farmworker

SEATTLE - Sunnyside native Mario Villaneuva was honored earlier today, Thursday, by Sen. Maria Cantwell at a Seattle luncheon.

Sunnyside School District's head chef leaving for Arizona

At the end of this school year, Sunnyside School District Director of Food Services Bob Toomer will be turning in his apron and leaving for the warm climates of Prescott, Ariz.

Candidate filing period opens next Monday

The candidate filing period for those seeking public office begins Monday, June 2, and ends Friday, June 6.

Wednesday, May 28

National Night Out kick-off party this year to be staged in Sunnyside

Sunnyside Police Officer Chico Rodriguez was the featured guest speaker at this morning's Sunnyside Kiwanis Club meeting, explaining the city's participation in the national National Night Out observance.

Sunnyside inks city manager contract

The Sunnyside City Council made it official last night, Tuesday, in approving a contract for new city manager Eric Swansen.

'F' as in Frank

2020 vision

2020 vision

OBITUARY

KAREN SERL

KAREN SERL

Grandview schools name employees of the year

GRANDVIEW - Last night, the Grandview School District presented staff members with employee of the year awards during the school board meeting.

It's hydro season at Hisey Pond

GRANGER - It may not have been the brickyard oval at the Indianopolis Speedway, but this past Sunday engines were revved up to race around another oval of sorts in the pond at Hisey Park in Granger.

Sunnyside High School honors spring athletes

Parents, athletes and coaches gathered at Sunnyside High School's auditorium last night (Tuesday) to honor the school's spring athletes.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Meet the new boss...same as the old boss

Meet the new boss...same as the old boss

FORUM

No to abortion

No to abortion

Tuesday, May 27

OBITUARIES

ROBERT JAMES PARKER

ROBERT JAMES PARKER

Jaquish third in long jump at 3A State track meet

PASCO - The Sunnyside High School track and field team only sent three athletes to the 3A State meet this past weekend in Pasco, but the Grizzlies made their mark just the same.

Bickleton's Hess 1B State titlist in discus

CHENEY - Bickleton's Eric Hess blew away his peers at 1B State competition this past Friday, throwing more than 10-feet further than anybody else in the discus, earning a first place finish and setting a 1B State record.

OBITUARY

J.B. JUDD

J.B. JUDD

DEATH NOTICE

DONALD ROBERT SORENSON

DONALD ROBERT SORENSON

Mabton policeman follows in his father's footsteps

MABTON - When asked why he chose a career in law enforcement, Mabton's newest commissioned police officer, T.J. Orth, says, "It's been a lifelong dream of mine to follow in my father's footsteps."

Lower Valley honors its own

Noting it is "not about division but recognition," Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham capped off a day of solemn ceremonies with brief remarks honoring local veterans during a service at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside on Memorial Day yesterday, Monday.

Long-time salon owners expand business, services

After owning Sunnyside's Shear Designs for nearly 12 years, Julie and Javier Ruiz decided to open an additional salon in Sunnyside.

Friday, May 23

Sunnyside High grad now Marine Corps drill instructor

After two tours of duty in Iraq and recently completing drill instructor training, 2001 Sunnyside High School graduate Scott Grimmer has signed on for another four years of service with the United States Marine Corps.

Candidate for county prosecutor guest speaker at Sunnyside meeting

Both, District No. 2 Yakima County Commissioner Ron Gamache and Yakima County Prosecutor hopeful Ken Ramm were the featured guest speakers at the Sunnyside Republican Club meeting in Sunnyside this morning (Friday).

Gross Point Blank

My, how times change

My, how times change

Grandview City Council considers possible cuts in city services

GRANDVIEW - Confronted with a projected $153,000 budget deficit for 2008 and 2009 the Grandview City Council and city department heads met yesterday (Thursday) to discuss possible cuts to city services.

GUEST COLUMN

America must skip Olympics in China

America must skip Olympics in China

Retired scientist discovers new taste treat by tinkering with grape seeds at his restaurant

PROSSER - It's no small wonder that when retired nuclear scientist and current Blue Goose Restaurant owner Carlos Leon got his hands on wine grape seeds shortly after reading an article urging innovate use of grape waste that he'd take to the drawing board.

Sunnyside family served 'over here, over there'

Most know him as Sunnyside's last milkman, but George Johnson has a few other monikers from his past...like corporal.

OBITUARY

JAMES WILLIAM SCHUT

JAMES WILLIAM SCHUT

Thursday, May 22

Parrish resigns as Grandview boys hoops coach

GRANDVIEW - It's the end of an era for Grandview High School hoops, as boys basketball coach Scott Parrish has stepped down after 10 years at the helm and seven years before that as an assistant.

Sunnyside High School names top grads

Sunnyside High School has announced the names of the 17 students who comprise the top 5 percent of the 2008 graduating class.

Koopmans lands basketball scholarship at Dordt College

An all-everything player for Sunnyside Christian's second consecutive State champion boys basketball team, Joel Koopmans has received a scholarship to play basketball at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.

SHS senior finishes in top 25 at WIAA 3A State golf tourney

BELLINGHAM - Bound for Columbia Basin College to play golf for the Hawks this coming fall, Sunnyside High School senior Justin Bos wrapped up his prep career on the links in fine fashion yesterday.

Ramona Arriaga says good-bye after 28 years

Ramona Arriaga remembers the day she went to work for the Sunnyside School District Food Service Department.

Wednesday, May 21

OBITUARY

ANDRES GARCIA JR.

ANDRES GARCIA JR.

Swansen tabbed for city manager post

The city of Sunnyside has its new city manager in Eric Swansen, most recently village manager of Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Voters say no to utility tax hike

GRANDVIEW - Last night voters here turned down a city referendum seeking a hike in utility taxes from 6 percent to 7.5 percent.

Longtime Sunnyside merchant approaches 100th birthday

President Franklin Roosevelt was in office and the United States was in the tail-end of WWII when John Killingstad and his brothers moved to Sunnyside.

Guest Editorial

Immigrant integration goes two ways

Immigrant integration goes two ways

Cutting to the Core

Bald is beautiful

Bald is beautiful

Peonies popping open at Sunnyside farm

Nick Friend immigrated to the United States from Holland in the 1940's. It only made sense that he continue in the family business while living in America--that of raising flowers.

More than 20 rounds fired at Grandview home

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police officers responded to a shots fired report in the 600 block of East Second Street early Tuesday morning. Officers were unable to locate anything suspicious.

Bos in the hunt at 3A State tourney

BELLINGHAM - It wasn't a career-type round that Justin Bos forged from the tree-lined Bellingham Country Club course yesterday. But his 6-over-par 78 was more than enough to leave him in the hunt in today's 18-hole finale of the WIAA Class 3A State Boys Golf Tournament.

Tuesday, May 20

DEATH NOTICE

JUAN JOSE NANEZ

JUAN JOSE NANEZ

Season ends for Lady 'Hounds

OTHELLO - The season has ended for Grandview's Lady 'Hounds following a loss in District play this past Saturday to Ephrata, 11-7.

New graduation requirements adopted in Mabton

MABTON - The Mabton School Board voted to adopt new graduation requirements Monday night, after a review of the 2006 policy.

Hard work pays off for son of migrant farmers

As a child, Rafael Cisneros spent thousands of hours playing in apple and cherry orchards and fields of asparagus, raspberries, strawberries and cucumbers. When he entered high school in the early 1990s, he began working along side his parents in the fields of Washington's Lower Yakima Valley.

Black Rock Creek senior golfers second at Horn Rapids stop

RICHLAND - The third stop on the 2008 Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour netted the Black Rock Creek team a runner-up finish.

Osborns get an 'A' for their presentation of bees

OUTLOOK - What began as a presentation for preschoolers has grown in popularity at Outlook Elementary School.

Roofing work leads City of Sunnyside's April building projects

Of the 33 building projects permitted by Sunnyside city officials during the month of April, more than half-17-were for re-roofing homes and buildings in the city. The 17 re-roofs accounted for nearly $80,000 in valuation and generated more than $21,000 in permit fees for the city of Sunnyside.

Diana Jennings named to Grandview City Council

GRANDVIEW - After hearing from four applicants at last night's Grandview City Council meeting, the council picked Diana Jennings to fill the vacant council seat left by Robert Morales.

A day at the spa...for your pets

GRANDVIEW - Everybody needs a day at the spa every now and again, even Fido or Whiskers.

Monday, May 19

OBITUARY

DENA OORD

DENA OORD

State run ends for Greyhounds

RANDVIEW - Just 72 hours after carrying sophomore forward Sammy Villa off the field after he scored the winning goal in the first round of the 2A State tourney, Grandview teammates helped him off the field again this past Friday following a collision that resulted in a concussion.

DEATH NOTICE

CONSUELO TREVINO

CONSUELO TREVINO

Three Grizzlies qualify for State

RICHLAND - A year after not qualifying anyone for the State 3A track and field meet, Sunnyside High School will this coming weekend send three athletes in five events to the State meet in Pasco.

Lancers end Sunnyside's State title bid

The edge had to go to Sunnyside in last Saturday's 3A State quarterfinal match-up against the Kennedy Lancers.

Relay for Life raises $118,000

GRANDVIEW - This past weekend's Lower Valley Relay for Life raised $118,000 to help the fight against cancer.

Kidney donor sought for 9-year-old girl

All the signs were there: she suffered a lack of bladder control, came down with rickits, had coffee-colored urine and wasn't growing at the same rate as her twin sister. But it wasn't until December 2007 that 9-year-old Laynee Schneider was diagnosed with end stage renal disease.

Friday, May 16

Caregivers honored at Hillcrest Manor

Yesterday, friends, family members and caregivers of Hillcrest Manor residents gathered for the facility's annual care partner appreciation tea.

OBITUARY

GLORIA JEAN REICHERT

GLORIA JEAN REICHERT

Flooding in Yakima Valley predicted this weekend

YAKIMA VALLEY - As a result of quickly melting snow, the National Weather Service is predicting the Naches and Yakima rivers will exceed flood stage levels this weekend and into next week.

Grandview Lady 'Hounds knocked into loser's bracket

ELLENSBURG - Grandview's Lady 'Hounds fell to the Ellensburg Bulldogs 6-0 last night, Thursday, in the first round of District play-offs, but they didn't go down without a fight.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Oil companies profit on our pain

Oil companies profit on our pain

Sunnyside community meets city manager finalists

The final four candidates for Sunnyside's city manager post fielded more questions than game show contestants last night during a meet and greet session.

Krystal Leyendekker named 2008-09 Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador

Flanked by Julie Wedam and Alyssa Boogerd, the 2007-08 Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador and Alternate, Mabton's Krystal Leyendekker was named the 2008-09 Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador and given her sash and crown at a banquet held last night in Sunnyside.

Little Miss SpringFest to be named at annual event

The Miss Cinco de Mayo Court has been assisting in preparations for the May 30-June1 SpringFest to be held at Sunnyside's St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Jennie's Journey

There are positives to every situation

There are positives to every situation

Fajardo, Penwell, Mottice win District tourney openers

SELAH - The Greyhounds tennis team trekked to Selah yesterday for the first round of Districts and next will travel to Ephrata this coming Saturday.

Thursday, May 15

OBITUARY

WALLACE BRUCE THOMPSON

WALLACE BRUCE THOMPSON

U.S. House passes Farm Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. - The House of Representatives approved the final version of the Farm Bill yesterday (Wednesday) with the support of Congressman Doc Hastings, who said he has been working for several years to ensure that it meets the needs of local farmers and Central Washington's agriculture dependent economy.

BIRTHS

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

May 1, 2008 - Lisa Madrigal and Stephen Schloss, Sunnyside, a boy, 6 lbs., 7 ozs.

DEATH NOTICE

ANGEL ESPINOZA

ANGEL ESPINOZA

One family raises more than $11,000 for Relay for Life

What can copious amounts of chili, several personal items and dogged determination get you? Well, if you're Joanne Looney, it gets you $10,029 to go along with an already raised $1,300 for this Saturday's Relay for Life in Grandview.

Wednesday, May 14

Last gasp goal sends 'Hounds to State quarterfinals

GRANDVIEW - The 28th time was the charm for Grandview High School's soccer team, which tallied a goal in the last second of the last overtime period Tuesday night to eke out a 1-0 State tourney opening round win over West Valley of Spokane.

Grizzlies advance to State quarterfinals

Last night's first round 3A State match-up between the Sunnyside Grizzlies and the Kamiakin Braves had all the excitement expected from a high-level playoff game.

S'side Christian girls advance to District championship game

Spinning a no-hitter against the visiting Thorp Tigers Tuesday afternoon, southpaw hurler Hilari Bosma led the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team to a 10-0 victory in the opening round of the class 1B South/Central District Tournament.

Sunnyside names city manager finalists

Following a winnowing process that narrowed 29 applicants to four finalists, the city of Sunnyside has decided on four candidates for its city manager vacancy.

Tuesday, May 13

Sunnyside man qualifies for Boston Marathon

Running a marathon is a lot of work. So much work in fact, it sometimes helps to have a goal attached to help the person to the end.

Sunnyside dog owner upset police killed his pet

A police officer was forced to shoot and kill a homeowner's dog after Sunnyside police went to a house in the 100 block of Lorretta Street at 12:48 p.m. on Monday to look for a runaway juvenile.

Grandview's Totally Cellular stresses customer service

GRANDVIEW - The opportunity to expand its services to Grandview was provided to Totally Cellular, a U.S. Cellular agent, and the company decided to take advantage of the venture.

Padelford takes City of Sunnyside to court

Don Padelford is taking the city of Sunnyside to court to seek a judicial review regarding zoning for his 123 acres near the Sunnyside airport. Padelford, who with wife Colleen filed the suit last week, seeks to build homes on the property.

Grandview Safeway undergoes remodel

GRANDVIEW - Despite the fact that Grandview's Safeway building was built and opened 10 years ago at its Wine Country Road location, remodeling construction is currently underway.

First-year SHS golfer

KENNEWICK - Although she's new to the game of golf, Sarasa Partida more than held her own yesterday at the 3A Columbia Basin/Greater Spokane Regional girls golf tournament, staged at Kennewick's Canyon Lakes Golf Course.

Master Gardeners volunteer their time to aid county residents

GRANDVIEW - Fifteen years ago, Grandview's Jim Corliss began taking annual Master Gardener classes offered through Washington State University's Extension Office. Presently, he volunteers at the WSU Extension Office Master Gardener clinic, answering calls and fielding gardening queries.

City of Sunnyside, firefighters settle grievance

A grievance filed by Sunnyside firefighters more than two years ago was resolved last night when the city council agreed to a compromise.

Fajardo moves on to Districts as No. 1 seed

SELAH - Following yesterday's CWAC sub-district tennis match, Grandview's Rodrigo Fajardo is moving on to the District tourney as the #1 seed for the CWAC South.

Monday, May 12

BIRTHS

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Lady Knights open playoffs at home this coming Tuesday

The Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team concluded regular season play this past Saturday by splitting a non-league twin bill against the visiting DeSales Irish.

Villa sparks Greyhounds to District title

GRANDVIEW - Grandview super soph Sammy Villa picked a fine time for a hat trick, collecting two goals in the first half alone during a 4-2 Greyhound win this past Saturday over previously undefeated Quincy in the CWAC District soccer title match.

Grizzlies claim District, Regional titles

The Sunnyside High School soccer team used a strong defense to claim a 2-0 victory over the Eastmont Wildcats this past Saturday.

Selah's Danielle York named Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Queen

GRANDVIEW - Tryouts to find a queen to represent the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo this year took place this past Saturday at the Grandview Fairgrounds.

Grandview athletes qualify for District at CWAC South Sub-District meet

PROSSER - This past Saturday the Central Washington Athletic Conference South Sub-District competition was in Prosser. Competing in the meet were Grandview, Prosser, Toppenish, Wapato and East Valley of Yakima.

Drive-by shooting reported in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of Avenue E early this past Sunday morning.

Friday, May 9

GUEST COLUMN

High court's ruling validates more than just photo ID

High court's ruling validates more than just photo ID

Partida qualifies for girls 3A Regional tourney

YAKIMA - First-year golfer Sarasa Partida, only a sophomore, has qualified to play at next Monday's 3A Regional tournament.

Yakima musician featured at May 16 concert

YAKIMA - World-renowned guitarist Andre Feriante will return to Yakima for a special concert at the Seasons Performance Hall Friday, May 16.

OBITUARY

REVEREND MANUEL RINLEY DEEDS SR

REVEREND MANUEL RINLEY DEEDS SR

Full-size hydroplane to be displayed in Granger

GRANGER - Granger's Hisey Park is known for its moniker "Where the dinosaurs roam." But this summer, it will also be known as "Where the hydroplanes roar."

Womach cards season-best round in last CWAC match of season

Grandview High School's Kyle Womach paced the Greyhound linksters at yesterday's CWAC season finale against the visiting Prosser Mustangs and Quincy Jackrabbits.

Sunnyside Grizzlies join new Big Nine

The WIAA's musical chairs continues as Sunnyside High School finds itself in yet another new league formation.

Crisis center seeks computer system upgrade funding

The computer system at Sunnyside's Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services is in need of a server, according to Julia Hart, who spoke at yesterday's Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Two Sunnyside teens convicted of October fire bombings

Two Sunnyside teenagers have entered guilty pleas in connection with an Oct. 30, 2007 fire bombing of a house in the 300 block of South Ninth Street.

Gross Point Blank

Saving the world...one bumblebee at a time

Saving the world...one bumblebee at a time

SHS senior qualifies for State

RICHLAND - Electing to play it safe proved to be the prudent course of action yesterday for Sunnyside High School senior Justin Bos.

Thursday, May 8

Port awards construction bid for business park

The Port of Sunnyside has awarded the bid for phase one construction of its industrial/business park.

State office professionals elect Grandview woman as president

GRANDVIEW - After having served as president-elect for the Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals, Grandview School District Superintendent Secretary Rachel Ott recently was installed to the position of president of the organization.

Romero brothers' good fortunes on wrestling mats continue

What a year it's been for Issac and Steven Romero. The two brothers were part of the magical season the Sunnyside High School wrestling team experienced this year and have continued to dominate in national events since the prep season ended in February.

New dairy ambassador ready for added responsibility

Ever since Mabton's Krystal Leyendekker was a little girl she has always looked up to the Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador. On Thursday, May 15, Leyendekker will get her chance to be a role model for young dairy women when she is crowned the 51st Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador.

Tender touch

Tender touch

DEATH NOTICE

MANUEL RINLEY DEEDS SR.

MANUEL RINLEY DEEDS SR.

OBITUARY

JUAN MANUEL OCHOA

JUAN MANUEL OCHOA

Jesus Solis kicks Sunnyside into State tournament

After earning its first ever Columbia Basin League title, the Sunnyside High School soccer team earned its second straight State berth last night with a 1-0 win over league rival Kamiakin.

Wednesday, May 7

Words From Wahington

Help for homeowners

Help for homeowners

Lady Vikings earn two victories over White Swan

WHITE SWAN - Mabton's softball team earned a pair of victories over the White Swan Lady Cougars last night (Tuesday).

Grandview advances in win over defending State champs

GRANDVIEW - In a battle of CWAC South soccer powers last night-and with a State berth on the line-it was Grandview prevailing, but only just, in a 1-0 win over East Valley.

'Beer run' at Swan Road market results in chase, arrests

Yesterday (Tuesday) at 5:12 p.m. the Sunnyside Police Department was contacted by 911 dispatchers assisting the Yakima County Sheriff's Office with a theft from Swan Market in the 700 block of Swan Road.

OBITUARY

INEZ KELLETT STROUP

INEZ KELLETT STROUP

Cutting to the Core

Lucky cat takes full advantage of his nine lives

Lucky cat takes full advantage of his nine lives

S'side Christian girls claim 'B' league title

UNION GAP - Granted, there were only two schools in the Greater Columbia 'B' League this spring that could field a girls fastpitch softball team, nonetheless the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights secured the conference crown yesterday by splitting a doubleheader at LaSalle.

Tuesday, May 6

Sunnyside girls notch 6-1 win against Grandview

The Sunnyside and Grandview high school tennis teams were matched up in a non-league match against one another yesterday at Sunnyside High School.

Mabton Community Days dates switched back to June

MABTON - There's been yet another change in Mabton Community Days.

Long standing beauty salon changes ownership

Neva's Beauty Salon on South Sixth Street has been a mainstay in the community of Sunnyside for more than 30 years.

Rotary club speaker details imminent changes in television broadcasting

Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club members learned yesterday (Monday) that by Feb. 17, 2009, all American television stations must switch their broadcasting from analog to digital.

OBITUARY

INEZ KELLETT STROUP

INEZ KELLETT STROUP

Council considers allowing Charter Communications to close Grandview office

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council heard a proposal at last night's meeting to amend Ordinance No. 1611, which deals with the television cable franchise agreement between the city of Grandview and Charter Communications.

Bos lone Grizzly to make Regionals

WENATCHEE - With the exception of senior Justin Bos, the Sunnyside High School boys golf team wrapped up its 2008 campaign yesterday at the final Columbia Basin League POD match of the season.

DEATH NOTICE

BERTHA LITTLE

BERTHA LITTLE

Monday, May 5

Split not enough to get Grizzlies into playoffs

With a District playoff berth on the line, the Sunnyside High School baseball team needed to sweep Eastmont this past Friday in the regular season finale to have a chance to tie streaking Hanford for the CBL's final playoff berth.

City-hosted luncheon,educational displays open to public Wednesday

In observance of Building Safety Week, the city of Sunnyside will host a luncheon for community residents this coming Wednesday, May 7.

New administrators for 2008-09 selected for schools in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - They aren't new faces to the Grandview School District, but they will be serving in new roles beginning next fall.

PAID OBITUARY

DEETTA ANDERSON

DEETTA ANDERSON

Grandview one win away from State

GRANDVIEW - "One more game and the ticket is punched!" Coach Anne Holden told the Grandview High School soccer team this past Friday following a 4-1 win over visiting Ephrata.

Christensen, Babcock earn victories for the 'Hounds

PROSSER - Grandview's Keagan Christensen and Joseph Babcock performed well this past Saturday, earning victories in the discus and triple jump, respectively, at the Prosser Invitational track meet.

BIRTHS

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Grizzlies roll in first round District match

Dominance is the best word that describes what the Sunnyside Grizzlies soccer team displayed against the visiting North Central Indians this past Friday in first round District play.

Friday, May 2

Lava Rock Nursery under new ownership

Thirty years ago, then sheriff's deputy Gary Warwick created a second job for himself delivering lava rock to area landscapers. That business blossomed into Lava Rock Nursery in Sunnyside but it has now changed hands to Guy Auld.

Jennie's Journey

Burned out on presidential candidates

Burned out on presidential candidates

Guest Editorial

Juan's Story: Undocumented but not un-American

Juan's Story: Undocumented but not un-American

Forum

Tax dollars spent unwisely

Tax dollars spent unwisely

'Moteur de Vine' benefit motorcycle ride on for May 17

PROSSER - Registration is in full swing for the first ever Moteur de Vine fundraiser ride scheduled for Saturday, May 17.

Sunnyside boys notch first victory of season

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside High School boys and girls tennis squads earned 3-2 victories over the 2A Red Devils last night (Thursday).

Jaquish a triple winner at Hanford

RICHLAND - Sunnyside's Jordyne Jaquish swept to three first-place finishes yesterday, Thursday, in a CBL dual track meet with Hanford and Kennewick at Hanford.

Late asparagus season has growers concerned about availability of labor force

This year's asparagus crop was delayed by below freezing temperatures.

Thursday, May 1

Sunnyside alum tackles rugby

Cassie Jolliff was an all-league soccer player for Sunnyside High School. The 2006 grad even went to Wenatchee Valley Community College on a soccer scholarship.

DEATH NOTICE

LOIS RITA WILLIAMS BOONE

LOIS RITA WILLIAMS BOONE

Sprucing up Sunnyside for Cinco de Mayo festival

Sprucing up Sunnyside for Cinco de Mayo festival

SHS teacher recipient of prestigious awards

With his intense passion for history, notably the U.S. Constitution, it's no small wonder that Sunnyside High School teacher Monty Johnson has been awarded three prestigious honors to pursue further studies.

Retired teacher walks on

A friend invited Connie Sandoval to go walking in 1988 and the Sunnyside resident hasn't stopped.

Website affords local grape growers practical data

PROSSER - Washington State University's Ag Weather Net website provides growers with weather data and disease models.