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Tuesday, September 30

Three new wine tasting rooms debut in Prosser

PROSSER - Three new tasting rooms have opened up at the Winemaker's Loft-Vintner's Village in Prosser and each brings its own unique story behind the label.

DEATH NOTICE

Kimberly Gutierrez

Kimberly Gutierrez

Inter-governmental cooperation explored by Lower Valley cities

GRANDVIEW - Grandview Mayor Norm Childress said it all at last night's meeting between city officials of Prosser, Grandview and Sunnyside.

Mabton street upgrade project gets go-ahead

MABTON - A decision was made to accept a bid that will radically improve three streets, during a specially called Mabton City Council meeting last night, Monday.

OBITUARY

ANTONIO JOSE ALVARADO

ANTONIO JOSE ALVARADO

Hospital names new chief financial officer

Sunnyside Community Hospital didn't have to look far to search for its next chief financial officer, promoting from within in naming Martha Rodriguez to the post.

Second generation dentist joins local practice

Joining his father's dental practice wasn't something Sunnyside native Brent Martin expected to do when he was in high school.

Monday, September 29

BIRTHS

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Sunnyside woman sentenced to 57 months for embezzlement

This past Friday 48-year-old Ardis Hollmeyer was sentenced to 57 months in prison for her role in embezzling $446,390 from Saddleback Orchard Inc.

Grizzlies gamble to pick up first win of season

YAKIMA - With just over nine minutes left to play in last Friday's football game between the Sunnyside Grizzlies and the West Valley Rams, Sunnyside Coach Mark Marro elected to go for a two-point conversion over the traditional kicking attempt.

OBITUARY

HECTOR VALENTIN MAGAÑA RODRIGUEZ

HECTOR VALENTIN MAGAÑA RODRIGUEZ

Naches pulls away form Vikes at Mabton homecoming game

MABTON - For nearly 20 minutes it looked like the Mabton Viking football team might give the homecoming crowd a surprise upset over visiting Naches Valley.

Hot air balloonists visit Outlook student

What's seven stories tall, can reach high altitudes and is full of hot air? For Outlook Elementary School students the answer is easy. It's the Tierra Madre.

Friday, September 26

Prosser Balloon Rally this weekend

PROSSER - The annual Prosser Balloon Rally is underway.

Lady Vikes notch homecoming win against Highland

MABTON - The Lady Vikings volleyball team won its homecoming match 25-12, 25-11, 21-25, 25-16 against the Highland Scotties last night.

BIRTHS

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Water line break closes Homer Street, muddies tap water

Contractors and the city of Sunnyside got more than they bargained for yesterday, Thursday, when a water line broke as a work crew dug a sewer line for the Choices school building near the Law and Justice Center.

Lady Grizzlies blanked by West Valley

Although the Sunnyside High School girls soccer team played with much more intensity in last night's match with West Valley, the Lady Grizzlies still came out on the losing side of a 7-0 score.

Department of Early Learning retiree won't rest on her laurels

Her early years of marriage were spent as a migrant farm worker, but Josie Hernandez of Sunnyside, who recently retired from the Department of Early Learning, grew through the lives of children.

GUEST EDITORIAL

The 10 commandments of citizenship

The 10 commandments of citizenship

Change in serving philosophy prompts Bickleton win

BICKLETON - A change in serving philosophy propelled Bickleton's Lady Pirates to a win over Lyle last night, Thursday.

School officials throw support behind peace rally

Sunnyside School Board officials received a letter at their regularly scheduled meeting last night, Thursday, detailing a new group called "Communities Uniting for Peace."

Graffiti culprit nabbed in Mabton

MABTON - A 14-year-old boy facing 21 counts of vandalism has been apprehended by Mabton police.

Miss Sunnyside readies for 2008-09 reign

Rebekah Paulakis still can't believe she is the 2008-09 Miss Sunnyside.

Gross Point Blank

Bright lights of Vegas

Bright lights of Vegas

Martinez top Grandview finisher at home cross-country meet

GRANDVIEW - Grandview's cross country team competed against a field full of Bulldogs, Vikings and Jackrabbits last night at Rich Leenhouts Stadium. In the girls race, Lady 'Hound Krystal Martinez earned fifth place honors, finishing in a time of 23:15.

Thursday, September 25

USDA project director works to provide students with educational opportunities

GRANDVIEW - Yakima Valley Community College now has a person dedicated to educating potential agriculture students about the programs at the college.

OBITUARY

ADRIANA RIOJAS

ADRIANA RIOJAS

Espresso shops banding together to raise money for ALS Walk

Ryan and Hilary Cullen, owners of Schoolhouse Espresso in Sunnyside, are issuing a challenge to other coffee stands in the area: whoever raises the most money in tips next Monday through Friday to donate to the ALS Walk gets bragging rights for a year.

Laid off city employee seeks reinstatement

MABTON - A public works employee laid off in December 2007 finally got his shot at a Public Employment Relations Commission hearing yesterday, Wednesday.

DEATH NOTICE

BRYAN DEGANTE

BRYAN DEGANTE

Sunnyside racing team finds success in Montana

Johnny B. Good Racing, a Sunnyside team owned by John Dalrymple, recently struck gold at a Division VI NHRA competition in Billings, Mont.

Wednesday, September 24

OBITUARY

JOHN A. GARRISON

JOHN A. GARRISON

Lady Knights swept at home

The Sunnyside Christian High School girls volleyball team fell in three games to visiting Riverside Christian last night, Tuesday, by scores of 25-4, 25-15, 25-10.

Sheller Road feedlot clean-up could pave way for housing development

Motorists driving along Sheller Road near the Hwy. 241 intersection can't help but notice a major earth moving operation now underway there.

Sunnyside Fire Department trains for emergencies

Keeping up with its yearly training regime, the Sunnyside Fire Department spent this past Monday and Tuesday training for rope and water rescues.

DEATH NOTICE

CLARENCE JAMES COYLE

CLARENCE JAMES COYLE

FORUM

City employees need to pay their fair share

City employees need to pay their fair share

Lady Grizzlies edge Pirates in shootout

YAKIMA - Despite losing their keeper to an injury in pre-game warm-ups, the Sunnyside High School girls soccer team used a late score in regulation to tie the Davis Pirates and then beat them in a shootout to win the match 2-1 last night, Tuesday.

Latin America topic of travel discussion

A group of about eight Sunnysiders were whisked away this past Monday on a tour of Latin America.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS

Council mulls police pay

MABTON - At the request of Mabton City Councilman Mario Martinez, council members last night, Tuesday, reviewed an ordinance passed late last year setting wages for the year 2008.

Cutting to the Core

Car problems: chapter 3

Car problems: chapter 3

HUD awards $600,000 for YVCC G'view campus library

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview campus of Yakima Valley Community College was awarded $600,000 yesterday (Tuesday) for its future library.

Tuesday, September 23

Soccer skills clinic draws 73 youngsters

GRANDVIEW - Hoping to hone their skills with the help of the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department, 73 participants ages 5 to 12 took part in a soccer skills clinic last night at Euclid Park in Grandview.

Sunnyside City Council spars over police cuts

It was budget cuts, round two, for the Sunnyside City Council last night, Monday, as it took formal action in cutting nine positions from the city workforce.

Sunnyside hospital making strides where it counts...with patients

Jean Clark, chief nursing officer at Sunnyside Community Hospital, asked the members of the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club a very good question at this past Monday's meeting.

DEATH NOTICE

JOHN ARTHUR GARRISON

JOHN ARTHUR GARRISON

Sunnyside makes changes in public records access

Starting next week the city of Sunnyside will charge 15 cents for each page it photocopies in response to public records requests.

Sunnyside High School graduate inks professional arena soccer league contract

Sunnyside's Junior Garcia recently inked a deal to play with the Wenatchee Fire FC, a professional arena soccer league team.

OBITUARY

RAYMALEE WEDEMAN

RAYMALEE WEDEMAN

Monday, September 22

Grandview football stadium put into lockdown mode after two teenagers shot

GRANDVIEW - As the Grandview Greyhounds football team squared off against the Selah Vikings at home last Friday night, a shooting took place just across the street, forcing game-goers into lockdown mode.

OBITUARY

ALDORA J. GOLDEN

ALDORA J. GOLDEN

Ratio of administrators to students at Sunnyside High falls into line with state average

At first glance, it appears that Sunnyside High School is overloaded with administrators.

'Sunshine Idol' takes center stage

Sunshine Idol," a talent contest held during Sunday's Sunshine Days events, provided community members an opportunity to showcase their vocal talents.

Rebekah Paulakis named 2008-09 Miss Sunnyside

The 2008-09 Miss Sunnyside Pageant was held this past Saturday night, with 10 young ladies competing to make this year's court.

DEATH NOTICE

JOSE VALENCIA

JOSE VALENCIA

Grizzlies oh-so-close to notching first win

One long touchdown pass proved to be the difference in last Friday's CBBN match-up between the 4A Kennewick Lions and the 3A Sunnyside Grizzlies.

Southridge downs Lady Grizzlies, 8-0

The Sun might have been covered by rain clouds this past Saturday but the Suns shone at Clem Senn Field as Southridge beat the Sunnyside Grizzlies in a girls soccer CBBN matchup.

Liquid sunshine doesn't hinder parade participants

This past Saturday's annual Sunshine Days Parade received plenty of liquid sunshine, but that didn't keep dedicated parade participants and attendees away from downtown Sunnyside.

Friday, September 19

OBITUARY

BARBARA JEAN HILDE

BARBARA JEAN HILDE

Lady Vikings lose 6-1 against Warden

MABTON - The Warden Cougars last night defeated the Lady Vikings soccer team 6-1 in Mabton's fifth match of the season.

Lower Valley woman probable victim of West Nile virus

The Yakima Health District (YHD) is investigating a probable case of West Nile virus in the Lower Yakima Valley. The probable case, a female in her fifties, was first brought to the attention of health officials after preliminary testing performed at a commercial laboratory revealed elevated levels of antibodies to West Nile virus.

Non-profit organization forming to help efforts of pool committee

GRANDVIEW - The formation of a non-profit organization to assist in funding efforts for a new Grandview pool is the goal of Marcia Wagner.

Sunnyside rallies for non-league tie

WAPATO - Due to last night's Sunnyside and Wapato girls soccer game being a non-league contest, once regulation ended with the score tied at 2-2 the referees declared a draw.

Grandview rolls over Prosser

GRANDVIEW - After dropping its opening regulation match of the season to 4A Kamiakin, the Grandview High School volleyball team picked up its third straight win last night, beating the Prosser Mustangs 25-10, 25-17, 25-14.

FORUM

City not concerned with citizens' safety

City not concerned with citizens' safety

Bickleton girls rally for road win

KAHLOTUS - The Bickleton Lady Pirates volleyball team improved to 3-1 on the young season last night, Thursday, with a 3-to-1 win at Kahlotus.

Jenny's Journey

Sometimes it's difficult to swallow freedom of speech

Sometimes it's difficult to swallow freedom of speech

Concert series to open with European flair

From a string quintet to ragtime music, tunes to tickle the ears of all music lovers will play right here in Sunnyside during the 2008-09 Lower Valley Community Concert Series.

Sunnyside man convicted of assault, possession of firearm

A 23-year-old Sunnyside man was convicted of two counts of first degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday, Thursday.

Lower Valley residents urged to prepare disaster pla

Are residents of the Lower Yakima Valley prepared if a natural disaster were to strike tomorrow?

Forget Perfect

Open the borders

Open the borders

Thursday, September 18

OBITUARY

PETER JAY SWOFFORD

PETER JAY SWOFFORD

BIRTHS

OUT OF TOWN

OUT OF TOWN

Mabton food bank eyes move

MABTON - After many years of feeding hungry community members from the VFW Hall, the Mabton food bank is looking for a new food distribution location.

Hernandez, Raschko 'Top 10' finishers at Pirates' first meet

THE DALLES, ORE. - The Bickleton duo of Junior Hernandez and Danielle Raschko may not have finished as strong as they would have liked yesterday, nonetheless both earned "Top 10" finishes at the B. Nelson Cross-Country Invitational in The Dalles, Ore.

Wednesday, September 17

Rogers, Yanez top runners for Sunnyside at Franklin Park

YAKIMA - Jacob Rogers and Jocelyn Yanez turned in the quickest times for Sunnyside at yesterday's Big 9 League cross-country meet, staged at Yakima's Franklin Park.

GUEST COLUMN

Palin represents a frightening belief system

Palin represents a frightening belief system

DEATH NOTICE

ALBERT HAROLD WHITESIDE

ALBERT HAROLD WHITESIDE

Lady Grizzlies lose home opener

Visiting Kamiakin led early and often against the Sunnyside High School varsity volleyball team last night, Tuesday, as the Lady Grizzlies fell 25-10, 25-8, 25-6 in their home opener.

'F' as in Frank

No remote control

No remote control

Pink slips issued today to Sunnyside employees

The Sunnyside Community Center is mothballed and two Sunnyside police officer positions are gone as of this morning, Wednesday.

South 15th Street neighbors say good riddance to gangs

The residents of South 15th Street in Sunnyside are fed up with continued gang violence in their neighborhood.

BRIEFS

SHS class of 1954 looking for classmates

SHS class of 1954 looking for classmates

Lady 'Hounds beat Wildcats in three games

GRANDVIEW - Picking up its second straight league win, the Grandview High School girls volleyball team rolled to victory against Toppenish last night 25-14, 25-13, 25-14.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Shaping up our fat kids

Shaping up our fat kids

OBITUARY

JUDY FAYE (HONEY) RIEBER

JUDY FAYE (HONEY) RIEBER

Tuesday, September 16

Vikings win a wild one

MABTON - The Mabton High School varsity football team broke a six-quarter scoring drought last night, Monday, with a wild 39-35 over the visiting Hanford High School JV squad.

School projects lead August building starts

New construction starts related to education led the way in new building projects permitted by the city of Sunnyside during the month of August. The five projects related to education have a combined total valuation of about $240,000.

DEATH NOTICE

GILBERTO RAMIREZ

GILBERTO RAMIREZ

Grandview Council asked to support EMS levy

GRANDVIEW - With the Yakima County commissioners forming an Emergency Medical Services District, Prosser Memorial Hospital CEO Jim Tavery asked the Grandview City Council last night to pass a resolution in support of Proposition 1.

'Control freak' gives control over to God

PROSSER - Grandview native Mary Lou Guinn calls herself an "organizational junkie," and says it was only when she picked up the Bible instead of a day-timer that she found true contentment in life.

New coach at the helm of Mabton girls basketball team

MABTON - He is a familiar face to Mabton athletes and Chris McCallum, Mabton High School's new girls basketball coach, has a passion for coaching.

Monday, September 15

Rogers, Gonzalez 'Top 10' finishers at Ellensburg invite

ELLENSBURG - Sunnyside's boys, behind the "Top 10" finishes of Jacob Rogers and Gracen Gonzalez, turned in a strong performance at last Saturday's 19-school cross-country invite hosted by the Ellensburg Bulldogs.

Lady 'Hounds win Sundome tournament

YAKIMA - The Grandview High School volleyball team cruised to a first place finish this past Saturday at the Sundome Festival in Yakima.

Native of Korea experiencing America through student teaching

GRANDVIEW - Growing up in a middle-class family in Seoul, South Korea, Young Yoo didn't know what she wanted to become as an adult.

'Choices' offered to kids with gang issues

The 2008-09 school year has brought about many changes in the Sunnyside School District. Chief among those changes is the movement of the burden of responsibility for safety in each of the district's school buildings. Legislative directives brought about that change this year.

OBITUARY

ELOISA E. CASAS

ELOISA E. CASAS

Wildcats nip Grandview in league opener

TOPPENISH - For the second consecutive game the Grandview Greyhound defense held its football opponent to just 14 points. The difference this past Friday, though, is that Grandview's offense could only muster one touchdown in a 14-7 loss at Toppenish in the CWAC South opener for both teams.

Friday, September 12

Moratoriums

Well, the city council of Sunnyside reminds me of Mickey and saying his first word. Seems the only word this council knows is moratorium.

'Salute to Heroes' set for this Sunday

Come this Sunday, Sept. 14, Cornerstone Assembly of God's congregation will pay special tribute to the community's unsung heroes.

Lady Vikings victorious in season opening match

MABTON - In the season opener for both the Mabton Lady Vikings and the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights last night, Mabton earned a 25-17, 25-16, 25-17 victory at home.

FORUM

Waste of life

Waste of life

GUEST COLUMN

Teachers can send dues to charity over union's objection

Teachers can send dues to charity over union's objection

Gross Point Blank

Hard to imagine

Hard to imagine

Barbara Davis, Terry Langley land lead roles in Sunnyside play

Seasoned thespians from the Lower Valley have been cast for the coming musical performances of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast."

Galvan rallies Sunnyside to comeback win over Lady 'Hounds

GRANDVIEW - Sunnyside girls soccer coach Jon Soule doesn't know what caused his team to come out flat in its non-league match last night, Thursday, against the Grandview Greyhounds.

Sunnyside seeks non-profit to pick up rec pieces

A steering committee of Sunnyside citizens with a focus on forming a non-profit group to oversee recreation programs was the result of a two-hour "recreation summit" the city hosted last night, Thursday, in the community center.

Serving his community motivation for Grandview policeman

GRANDVIEW - Growing up in Grandview and being a part of a family who served the community helped David Palacios from an early age.

Life Options to host annual banquet Oct. 23

The 10th annual Life Options fundraising banquet will be held at Sunnyside's Neighborhood Church Assemblies of God on Oct. 23 this year.

Prosser winery to celebrate all that is 'green'

PROSSER - The first ever Greener Living and Harvest Celebration will be hosted by Snoqualmie Winery Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunnyside hospital receives technology award

SPOKANE - Sunnyside Community Hospital is one of four recipients of Inland Northwest Health Services' technology awards.

Bickleton varsity subdues Mabton JV

MABTON - The Bickleton Lady Pirates varsity squared off against the JV Lady Vikes last night in Mabton, claiming victory in all three volleyball games, 25-19, 25-20, 26-24.

Thursday, September 11

Advanced placement Spanish literature class publishes poetry book

GRANDVIEW - An advanced placement Spanish literature class was implemented at Grandview High School during the 2007-08 school year and the resulting poetry book was presented this past Monday evening to the school board.

BIRTHS

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Former Sunnyside track star gives back to Grizzly athletes

What's better than having a State champion runner on your cross country team?

9/11 memory walk staged

GRANDVIEW - Students who attend the Washington State Migrant Council Alice Grant Learning Center in Grandview weren't born when the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001 took place.

Long-time Sunnyside minister new hospice director

When Reverend Ron Jetter first heard the position of Lower Valley Hospice Executive Director was vacant, he gave it little thought.

Wednesday, September 10

Lady Grizzlies tame Lions, 3-1

The Lady Grizzlies kicked off their 2008-09 soccer season last night with a 3-1 shellacking of the 4A Kennewick Lions.

DEATH NOTICE

JUAN RAMOS

JUAN RAMOS

Pirates take down Lyle Cougars

BICKLETON - The Bickleton Lady Pirates took down the Lyle Cougars in the season opening volleyball match last night, Tuesday.

Sunnyside enthusiastically greets gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi

Just 129 votes from winning the governor's office in 2004, Republican Dino Rossi is back in the race this November for the state's top job.

Greyhounds bested by 4A Kamiakin

KENNEWICK - Most 2A schools would find the task of opening their season against a 4A powerhouse a little daunting. Not the Grandview Greyhounds though, who took last night's loss to the Kamiakin Braves for what it was. A chance to get better.

OBITUARY

JOYCE L. BARRETT

JOYCE L. BARRETT

More gunfire reported in Sunnyside

Two people have been charged in the latest flare of gunfire in Sunnyside.

FORUM

Rethink attack on city budget

Rethink attack on city budget

Cuting to the Core

My Palin connection

My Palin connection

Story Time

Spread the pain

Spread the pain

City of Mabton drills for radiological emergency

MABTON - The Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management and the city of Mabton conducted a drill yesterday to prepare for the possibility of a radiological emergency.

Mabton girls soccer team debuts against Warriors

MABTON - The first ever girls soccer team at Mabton High was defeated 7-2 by the Cle Elum Warriors last night.

Tuesday, September 9

Union help sought with city budget cuts

Vacation buyback or increased police presence?

Kindergarteners urged to start thinking about college

It can't hurt to get children thinking about college at a young age. That was the impetus for a visit from Heritage University students to Sun Valley Elementary School kindergarteners in Lydia Garcia's class late last week, the first day of school for the wee ones.

Two men charged in connection with Friday's homicide in Sunnyside

Sunnyside police later today will charge 20-year-old Jimmy M. Allen and 25-year-old Luis A. Juarez-Garcia, both of Sunnyside, with assault in the first degree and drive by shooting that occurred on South 15th Street last Friday evening.

School superintendent updates Rotarians on local programs

The new Sunnyside elementary school, a new skills center and free lunch for all Sunnyside students were just some of the issues Sunnyside School District Superintendent Rick Cole updated the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club on yesterday, Monday.

McIntire, Davis lead Black Rock Creek at senior golf tour stop

PENDLETON, ORE. - A second place finish last Friday, at the 10th stop on the 2008 Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour, all but wraps up the series championship for the Sunnyside Black Rock Creek team.

Kennewick linkster nabs Banana Belt title

Except for a three-hole bogey stretch Sunday afternoon, Kennewick's Chris Indall was just about untouchable this past weekend.

Sunnyside halts zone changes near airport

Landowners with property near the Sunnyside Airport are going to have to wait on any zoning changes.

DEATH NOTICE

FLORA S. RIOJAS

FLORA S. RIOJAS

Massage therapist moves practice to Sunnyside

Long-time Lower Valley masseuse Sunee Conklin has moved her practice from Grandview to Sunnyside.

Monday, September 8

Greyhounds use turnovers to top Sunnyside

GRANDVIEW - Turnovers was the name of the game this past Friday in the season opening match-up between the Sunnyside Grizzlies and the Grandview Greyhounds.

Sunnyside School District hires transportation and shop director

Tim Garrison has joined the Sunnyside School District staff, serving as the transportation and shop supervisor.

Mabton hangs tough in opener

MABTON - Don't let the 21-0 final score in Mabton High School's football loss this past Friday fool you.

Lady Greyhounds tune up at Ellensburg jamboree

ELLENSBURG - Grandview Volleyball Coach John LaFever summed up his team's play at Saturday's volleyball jamboree in Ellensburg with one word, he was satisfied.

Lady Grizzlies rally in season-opening jamboree

RICHLAND - A young Sunnyside High School volleyball team that included several sophomores and a freshman rallied together this past Saturday for two wins in an eight-team jamboree at Richland High School.

DEATH NOTICE

CLARENCE KEITH JENSEN

CLARENCE KEITH JENSEN

Grizzly harriers off to quick start

RICHLAND - Based on last year's season opener, this year's version of the Sunnyside High School boys cross-country team is a bit more finely tuned.

OBITUARY

ZACHARY JAKE VANDERGRIEND

ZACHARY JAKE VANDERGRIEND

Conservation plan announced for Hanford Reach

HANFORD - The U.S. Department of Energy last week released a final conservation plan for the Hanford Reach National Monument.

Teen gunned down in Sunnyside

A Sunnyside teenager was shot to death in the 900 block of South 15th Street last Friday, just before 7 p.m.

Friday, September 5

FORUM

Bad drivers

Bad drivers

Sunnyside weighs budget options

A half-million dollar tax settlement still isn't enough to keep Sunnyside's financial ship afloat.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Getting more out of foreign aid

Getting more out of foreign aid

Pedal power...Sunnyside senior citizen enjoys cycling her way around the world

Ruth Strang of Sunnyside will be 80-years-old in about six months. Yet, she doesn't let age stop her from touring the many sites of the world...on her bicycle.

OBITUARY

RUDY H. SLUPSKY

RUDY H. SLUPSKY

Miss Sunnyside candidate JessieLee Wiersma

JessieLee Wiersma is just itching to get more involved in the community and "change things." That's her goal should she be selected Miss Sunnyside later this month.

Jennie's Journey

Television talent competitions reflect nation's spirit

Television talent competitions reflect nation's spirit

Thursday, September 4

Sunnyside tennis court renovation still on hold

A theft and then a measuring mishap are the current culprits in the tennis courts at South Hill Park remaining unfinished.

Native of Spain takes helm at Sunnyside library

With 17 years of library experience, Francisco Garcia-Ortiz was named the manager of the Yakima Valley Regional Library in Sunnyside last month.

Joint effort resulting in new airport hanger in Sunnyside

Thanks to a collaborative effort between Sunnyside Airport Properties, Canam Steel, B7 Engineering, the city's planning department and Tom Dolan's Sunnyside High School Fusion Technology Class, plans are underway to renovate an airport hangar that can hold up to five aircraft.

Drop-off station set up for Project Linus blankets

Project Linus, which collects brand new blankets and distributes them to children facing illness or emergency situations, took another step forward in the Lower Valley recently, when the Sunnyside Fire Department became a drop-off point for receiving blankets.

DEATH NOTICE

MARTHA MARTINEZ CERRILLO TOLEDO

MARTHA MARTINEZ CERRILLO TOLEDO

Wednesday, September 3

Guest Column

Neither Palin nor Obama ready to be president

Neither Palin nor Obama ready to be president

Father/son team wins annual softball tournament

Things didn't start out well for the Phantom Trucking softball team this past weekend.

Math, science scores on the rise at Sunnyside High

Sunnyside School District's WASL results are in and it appears as though some gains were made.

F as in Frank

The world according to John Boy

The world according to John Boy

DEATH NOTICE

TERRY HAMIL

TERRY HAMIL

OBITUARY

PATRICIA E. WHERRY

PATRICIA E. WHERRY

Pest control expert guest speaker at Rotary meeting

Washington State University Prosser Extension Entomology Professor Doug Walsh Wednesday morning explained to Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary members how weather conditions in the Yakima Valley and Walla Wall area reduce the need for pesticide and fungicide use.

Tuesday, September 2

Education needed to turn corner on nuclear energy...says GOP speaker

The nuclear power plant situated on the Hanford reservation is just one of 104 operating nuclear facilities operating in America.

Ethiopian refugee encourages Sunnyside educators to accept all students

Mawi Asgedom had never heard of Harvard University as he trekked across the wilderness of Ethiopia.

Sunnyside School Board approves $62 million budget for 2008-09

The Sunnyside School Board approved its $62 million budget for the 2008-09 school year at last Thursday night's regularly scheduled meeting.

Grandview residents injured in I-82 rollover

ZILLAH - Three Grandview residents suffered injuries as the result of a one-vehicle crash on Labor Day, along I-82 near Zillah.