Stories for May 2008


Friday, May 30


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.

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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.

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Thursday, May 29


Wednesday, May 28


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.

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Tuesday, May 27


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.

May 27, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

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Friday, May 23


Thursday, May 22


Wednesday, May 21


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.

May 21, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

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Tuesday, May 20


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.

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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.

May 20, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

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Monday, May 19


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.

May 19, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

May 19, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

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Friday, May 16


Thursday, May 15


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.

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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.

May 14, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

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Tuesday, May 13


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.

May 13, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

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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.

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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.

May 13, 2008 midnight read more..

Monday, May 12


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.

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Friday, May 9


Thursday, May 8


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.

May 8, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

May 8, 2008 midnight read more..

Wednesday, May 7


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.

May 7, 2008 midnight read more..

Tuesday, May 6


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.

May 6, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

May 5, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

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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.

May 2, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

May 2, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

May 1, 2008 midnight read more..

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.

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