Stories for September 2008

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Tuesday, September 30

      

Monday, September 29

 

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.

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Friday, September 26

  

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.

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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.

September 26, 2008 midnight read more..


Thursday, September 25

  

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.

September 25, 2008 midnight read more..
  

Wednesday, September 24

 

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.

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FORUM

City employees need to pay their fair share

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, September 22

  

'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.

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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.

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Friday, September 19



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.

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FORUM

City not concerned with citizens' safety

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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.

September 19, 2008 midnight read more..
  

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.

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Thursday, September 18

 

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.

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Wednesday, September 17

   

BRIEFS

SHS class of 1954 looking for classmates

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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.

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Tuesday, September 16

  

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.

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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.

September 16, 2008 midnight read more..


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.

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'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.

September 16, 2008 midnight read more..

Monday, September 15

 

'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.

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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.

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Friday, September 12

      

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.

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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.

September 12, 2008 midnight read more..
 

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.

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Thursday, September 11

    

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.

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Wednesday, September 10

          

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.

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Tuesday, September 9

  

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.

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Monday, September 8

     

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.

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Friday, September 5

      

Thursday, September 4



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.

September 4, 2008 midnight read more..


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.

September 4, 2008 midnight read more..
  

Wednesday, September 3

    

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.

September 3, 2008 midnight read more..
 

Tuesday, September 2