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Thursday, April 30

BRIEFLY

Former hoop coach sentenced to six months

Former hoop coach sentenced to six months

Community leaders meet to review gang intervention efforts

YAKIMA - Officials from Educational Service District 105 held a 'Gang Awareness and Next Steps' meeting in Yakima yesterday to review recent gang intervention efforts.

Sierra Vista honor roll students named

A total of 30 Sunnyside Sierra Vista Middle School students received straight-A's for the third quarter of the 2008-09 academic year.

Push underway to reinstate county's law and justice tax

YAKIMA - City police chiefs, Yakima County commissioners, prosecutors and personnel from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office were all on hand yesterday in Yakima to kick off a campaign designed to encourage people to keep the county's three-tenths law and justice tax.

DEATH NOTICE

ROBERT GENE BURMOOD

ROBERT GENE BURMOOD

Wednesday, April 29

Dairy ambassador pushes milk products

Milk comes from cows, not the STORE!

Cutting to the Core

Obama's first 100 days

Obama's first 100 days

OBITUARY

TOMAS D. GONZALEZ

TOMAS D. GONZALEZ

Sunnyside students hoping to bring about diabetes awareness

Three eighth graders at Harrison Middle School in Sunnyside are hoping to bring diabetes awareness to their classmates and others by hosting a car wash next month.

Suns too hot for Sunnysid

The Sunnyside Grizzly baseball team kept things interesting early before falling 21-2 and 13-1 yesterday to visiting Southridge.

Mabton council looks to make public works cuts

MABTON - The Mabton City Council held an executive session after last night's regular meeting to discuss the public works department. No action was taken after the session.

DEATH NOTICE

STEVE TREVINO JR.

STEVE TREVINO JR.

Tuesday, April 28

High speed chase in Sunnyside ends in arrest

A 20-year-old Sunnyside man was arrested after a high speed attempt to elude police.

Dozen new Sunnyside homes OK'd

The Sunnyside City Council last night, Monday, followed the recommendation of staff and the planning commission in approving the New Life Home development proposed by Catholic Charities Housing Services.

'Bye Bye Birdie' will have you laughing

GRANDVIEW - If you haven't already seen it, the Grandview High School drama program's production of "Bye Bye Birdie" is something you won't want to miss. If you did happen to see it this past weekend, I think it is worth watching again.

McMillan named hospital volunteer of the year

Sunnyside Community Hospital has selected Emily McMillan as its 2009 Volunteer of the Year.

'Hounds slug their way past Sunnyside

In a battle of Lower Valley rivals, the Grandview Lady Greyhound fastpitch softball team relied on the long ball to escape with an 8-5 win at Sunnyside yesterday.

Shumway powers Black Rock Creek golfers at season opener

PASCO - Black Rock Creek, the two-time defending Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour champions, managed a second place finish last week at the 2009 season opener, staged at Pasco's Sun Willows Golf Course.

South First Street project a month away from pavement

South First Street in Sunnyside should be paved in about a month, marking a significant milestone in the project.

DEATH NOTICE

TOMAS D. GONZALEZ

TOMAS D. GONZALEZ

OBITUARY

TIMOTHY LUKE CUNNINGHAM

TIMOTHY LUKE CUNNINGHAM

Monday, April 27

Grizzlies earn four 'top 5' finishes at 16-team Prosser High invitational

PROSSER - Paced by senior Francisco Navarro-Rodriguez, the Sunnyside High School track and field team returned home from the Prosser invite this past Saturday with four "top five" finishes from the 16-school competition.

OBITUARY

DENZEL WARREN BELTON

DENZEL WARREN BELTON

Youngsters recovering from kidney transplant

At long last, Sunnyside's Laynee Schneider's wish has come true, as she's currently recovering at Children's Hospital in Seattle following a kidney transplant.

DEATH NOTICE

JAMES DELBERT STREBER

JAMES DELBERT STREBER

Grizzlies rally for fourth consecutive win

EAST WENATCHEE - Just two minutes away from an apparent loss, the 3A Sunnyside Grizzly soccer team managed to escape with a win in a shootout at 4A East Wenatchee this past Saturday.

Friday, April 24

Hospice remembers

They tend to terminally ill patients from Selah to the Tri-Cities and points in between.

First ever school district art walk begins tomorrow

The Sunnyside School District will host a first-ever Art Walk slated to begin tomorrow. The event runs through Saturday.

SHS boys, girls split double-dual meet with Kennewick, Davis

In their only home meet of the season, the Sunnyside High School boys and girls varsity track teams each earned a split yesterday.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Obama administration killing the goose that lays the golden eggs

Obama administration killing the goose that lays the golden eggs

Diamond's latest release won't appeal to everyone

Listening to guitarist Greg Diamond's most recent release, "Dancando Com Ale," I quickly came to the realization that although he is masterful as a musician, his music doesn't appeal to me.

Sunnyside Christian High School play an absolute must see

Sunnyside Christian High School's production of "Sleeping Beauty and the Beast" is an absolute must see for community members of all ages, but especially wee ones in particular.

Paper Clips

Weighing in on a bag of poo

Weighing in on a bag of poo

FORUM

'Walk of Life' raises $15,000

'Walk of Life' raises $15,000

Microsoft training vouchers available at no cost

Microsoft's "Elevate America" program hits home here in the Yakima Valley with the distribution of free vouchers for technology training.

Local school district first in state certified to provide drug intervention

The Sunnyside School District is leading the way in the state of Washington-the entity is the first to become certified to provide drug and alcohol screenings and interventions in schools.

Sunnyside schools brace for big-time state budget cuts

Eliminating pre-school classes and chopping 22 para-pro positions are among cuts the Sunnyside School District is considering for the 2009-10 school year.

DEATH NOTICE

MARIA RUELAS

MARIA RUELAS

Vikings fall 5-4 in double overtime to Granger

MABTON - "We came out really strong and scored three goals in the first half to their one," said Mabton Vikings soccer coach Andy Dyer.

Thursday, April 23

A 'lottery' winner's tour of Hanford

RICHLAND - "Do you feel like you won the lottery?" Michele Gerber asked a tour bus full of visitors to the Hanford site yesterday.

First ever school district art walk begins tomorrow

The Sunnyside School District will host a first-ever Art Walk slated to begin tomorrow. The event runs through Saturday.

Annual Cherry Festival starts this Friday

GRANGER - The 61st annual Cherry Festival in Granger kicks off this Friday, April 24, with a carnival that begins at noon and lasts until Sunday, April 26, to 10 p.m.

Student's account of fatal DUI crash leaves classmates with sobering images

Most school assemblies it takes a few moments for the students to settle into their seats and pipe down. Even then, it's not all that uncommon for hushed whispers to continue on, as well as a little horse play.

Wednesday, April 22

Local designer enjoys work as custom seamstress

Crafting a career as a custom seamstress is the last thing Sunnyside's Lora Solis ever imagined herself doing, but this prom season Solis can be found either at her sewing machine or at the home of her clients, making last minute alterations before the big event later this month.

Mabton's Vasquez leads the way for Vikings

MABTON - Mabton's Sara Vasquez has many reasons to celebrate-she placed first in three track events against Ki-Be and Wahluke yesterday and was also named Athlete of the Week in the Seattle Times.

FORUM

In regards to last Friday's front page article about the Sunnyside police planning a "school safety emphasis" on Monday, April 20, I would like to make a comment about yielding to students using crosswalks. The students, or anyone else using crosswalks, need to step it up to get across and not walk at a snail's pace as if they owned the crosswalk, as though no one else is around.

Coyotes' Maupin tosses ;no-no against SCHS girls

The way the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team was booting the ball around yesterday, it wouldn't have mattered if Kittitas pitcher Dallas Maupin had yielded a dozen hits to the Lady Knights. As it turned out, Maupin fired a no-hitter to lead the Coyotes to a dominating 9-0 victory.

Lady Vikes drop two to Naches Valley

MABTON - It was night and day between the two games played by Mabton and Naches Valley high schools yesterday. The Naches Valley softball team had an easy time in game one, winning 13-1, but needed the help of what some described as a horrible call at home plate to walk away with a 6-5 victory in game two.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Green jobs for Earth Day

Green jobs for Earth Day

BRIEFLY

GHS plant sale slated for this Friday

GHS plant sale slated for this Friday

"F" as in Frank

Pendulum in motion at city council meetings

Pendulum in motion at city council meetings

DEATH NOTICE

WANDA ARLENE HOLMAN KNOWLES

WANDA ARLENE HOLMAN KNOWLES

SHS grad fulfilling fashion design dream

Kristine Eikenbary wasn't a problem student when she went through the Sunnyside school system in the 1980s and '90s, but her parents were frequently called to the school.

Flexibility called for with Sunnyside airport plan

Flexibility for property owners to develop their land, as well as for future growth of the Sunnyside airport, was the focus of comments made to the Sunnyside Planning Commission last night, Tuesday.

OBITUARY

ESTHER BOGGS

ESTHER BOGGS

Tuesday, April 21

Grandview Council OKs process to bring new police dispatcher on board

GRANDVIEW - There are four full-time dispatchers currently working for the Grandview Police Department. Police Chief Dave Charvet went before city council last night to discuss the need for a fifth full-time dispatcher.

OBITUARY

IDA JANE KOCH

IDA JANE KOCH

Christian club speaker reflects on fresh start provided her as a youth

PROSSER - Susan Thayer of Oregon's Rogue Valley area talked during the Lower Valley Christian Women's Club luncheon yesterday, Monday, about the fresh start she received as a youngster.

Hot Stuff Foods new addition to Granger Travel Plaza

GRANGER - Approximately 50 people turned out to enjoy cinnamon rolls, sub sandwiches and pizza at the Granger Travel Plaza on Monday as owners Paul Sohi and A.J. Hothi officially opened Hot Stuff Foods inside the mini-mart.

Council guts Sunnyside stormwater fund

The Sunnyside City Council last night allowed the stormwater fund to run a negative balance - essentially bankrupting the account - and decided to start from scratch on a stormwater budget.

New antique shop opens doors in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Walking into Collector's Choice in Grandview is just like walking into grampa's shop with the rich smell of varnish and oils used to bring furniture back to life.

$21.5 million in stimulus funds will expedite SVID projects

A water conservation project being tackled by the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District got a boost last week when the Bureau of Reclamation awarded SVID $21.5 million in grant funds.

Monday, April 20

Miscues costly for SHS

PASCO - The good news is the 3A Sunnyside Grizzly baseball team held 4A Pasco to just three earned runs on four hits in the first game of a league doubleheader at Pasco this past Saturday.

BRIEFLY

Molotov cocktail thrown at Sunnyside vehicle

Molotov cocktail thrown at Sunnyside vehicle

Grizzlies win second game in a row

RICHLAND - The Sunnyside Grizzly boys soccer team made it two wins in a row this past Saturday with a 4-1 victory at league foe Richland.

Bickleton boys, girls fourth at Windbreaker Invite

MATTAWA - Both the Bickleton High School boys and girls track teams placed fourth at the 16-team Windbreaker Invite held in Mattawa this past Saturday.

DEATH NOTICE

EMILIA VALERIO

EMILIA VALERIO

Marisol Velazquez Sunnyside's new Miss Cinco de Mayo

Eight young ladies vying for Sunnyside's Miss Cinco de Mayo crown took to the stage last Friday at the Sunnyside High School auditorium. Each wanting to represent the community with their own spirit of individuality and passion, showed the community a sense of passion and pride in both their culture and the city of Sunnyside itself.

Friday, April 17

Guest Editorial

State income tax...constitutional or not?

State income tax...constitutional or not?

Mabton boys skin Ki-Be Bears

BENTON CITY - The Mabton Vikings soccer team scored its second victory of the season against Kiona-Benton yesterday, a 3-0 shutout. Mabton defeated the Bears by a 2-1 score in early March.

Visser cards personal best

Well, not exactly, but Sunnyside's Renae Visser does know what it's like to be the Lady Grizzlies' sole representative at girls golf competitions.

Jennie's Journey

Tea parties send message to lawmakers

Tea parties send message to lawmakers

CD REVIEW

I've got it bad for Lisa Hearns' 'I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good'

I've got it bad for Lisa Hearns' 'I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good'

Airport extension plan troubles planning commissioner

The Sunnyside Planning Commission will hold a special meeting next Tuesday, April 21, and Planning Commission Chair Brent Cleghorn wants to see a full house.

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

April 2, 2009 - Amanda and Jeremy Ettestad, Zillah, a boy, 8 lbs., 5 ozs.

BIRTHS

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Greyhounds unable to chase down Jackrabbits

GRANDVIEW - Losing is never a good feeling but the Grandview High School soccer team can take solace in the fact that at least they didn't beat themselves last night.

Christian girls snap three-game losing skid

KLICKITAT - The Lady Knights are back on the winning track.

Sunnyside Christian drama group to present "Sleeping Beauty and the Beast"

It's a parody on fairy tales, which seems to be a popular subject," explained Sunnyside Christian High School drama production director Candace Bosma.

Thursday, April 16

Bos bests the field at PGA pro-am

YAKIMA - Justin Bos of Sunnyside has found his groove. The 2008 Sunnyside High School graduate, now a member of the Columbia Basin Community College men's golf team, is firing on all cylinders on the links.

Mabton adds new dimension to after-school program

MABTON - When students in Mabton's 21st Century after-school program said they'd like to learn a life-skill, the site supervisor responded. For that reason, two times a week students are huffing, puffing and beating the dickens out of staff from First Response Consulting, LLC.

New county commissioner details first few months in office

Newly elected Yakima County Commissioner Kevin Bouchey was the featured guest speaker at Wednesday's Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary meeting.

On-field results don't improve for Grizzlies

Despite scoring threats in the first and second innings, the 3A Sunnyside Grizzly baseball team was held scoreless in a 10-0 home loss to 1A Riverview yesterday.

Blooming buds can't wait

Venita Stubbs has lived in Sunnyside for all of 71 years and she's never seen anything like it.

Wednesday, April 15

Grizzly soccer team snaps losing streak

SELAH - The 3A Sunnyside Grizzly boys soccer team got back on the winning track last night with a 3-2 non-league win at 2A Selah.

Homeless numbers reflect a more concerted effort by local survey volunteers

YAKIMA - Build a better mouse trap and the world will be at your door.

FORUM

Food drive fills red wagon

Food drive fills red wagon

Retiree finds joy in volunteering

For 37 years, Pat Hull had her hands full. She taught at the old Chief Kamiakin school until it burned down, double shifted for a time at Washington Elementary School, returned to the newly built Chief Kamiakin, then began working at Outlook Elementary School. About four years ago, she hung up her teacher's hat and retired.

Mensonides new Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador

Plenty smiles, abundant laughter and even a few tears heralded in the Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador last night, Tuesday, as Krystal Leyendekker passed her crown on to Kristyn Mensonides, a Sunnyside Christian High School junior.

Leopards scratch out 12-5 win over Greyhounds

GRANDVIEW - Timely hits by Zillah and costly errors on the part of the Grandview High School varsity baseball team contributed to a 12-5 non-league win yesterday, Tuesday, by the visiting Leopards.

Cutting to the Core

Not Dead yet

Not Dead yet

STORY TIME

No explaining it

No explaining it

Late budget amendment for police vests concerns Sunnyside City Council

An amendment to the 2009 budget resulted in approval, but with dissent, by the Sunnyside City Council during its meeting on Monday.

Tuesday, April 14

Sunnyside Christian Thrift Shop to move

After 13 years downtown, Sunnyside Christian Thrift Shop is moving to a new Sunnyside location with more than four times as much floor space.

OBITUARY

RAYMOND CECIL BEEMAN

RAYMOND CECIL BEEMAN

Chief Kamiakin teacher earns trip to Mickelson-ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

Jessica Schenck, a fifth grade teacher at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School in Sunnyside, has been selected to attend the 2009 Mickelson-ExxonMobil Teachers Academy at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J.

Budget constraints leave city parks in state of flux

Sunnyside municipal pool to open June 13

Sunnyside municipal pool to open June 13

Rotary's guest speakers encourage community to speak up, speak out on sexual assault concerns

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services is spreading the word.

Grandview recycling center reopens under new ownership

GRANDVIEW - Dave's Recycling in Grandview closed last October due to a slump in the market, but former employee and partner Abel Valenzuela has re-opened the center under a new name.

Sunnyside Council's plan is to refund stormwater payments

After repealing a stormwater fee ordinance last month that some considered unfair, the city council last night took the next step in agreeing to refund the $30,000 or so in fees that have already been collected to date.

DEATH NOTICE

MARY I. BEDWELL

MARY I. BEDWELL

Monday, April 13

Democrats name Mabtonite to state post

MABTON - After previously serving two terms in the office, Walt Braten of Mabton was recently re-appointed by 15th District Lower Valley Democrats as their state committee man.

Walk for Life

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Marlee Andrews new Grandview Junior Miss

GRANDVIEW - It was a party in honor of Grandview's 100th anniversary this past Saturday, and the young ladies vying for Grandview Junior Miss helped celebrate in style.

Sunnyside Red Cross gets new blood

The local Red Cross organization received its own infusion of new blood recently as Sunnyside's Pat Kezele and Janet Schuler agreed to take on the roles of local blood drive coordinators.

Grizzlies, Greyhounds perform well at 24-school Davis invitational

YAKIMA - Sunnyside this past Saturday garnered 16 "top 10" finishes at the 83rd annual Davis Track & Field Invitational, which drew athletes from 24 schools.

Mabton's Vasquez two-time winner at Royal City meet

ROYAL CITY - Mabton athletes trekked to Royal City this past Saturday to compete in the fourth annual Ron Vanderholm Invite and Sara Vazquez was the only Mabton athlete to walk away with first place finishes.

Friday, April 10

Paper Clips

Big changes

Big changes

Rag-tag group making regular performances, entertaining community and its elder citizens

The Foggy Bottom Band consists of six mature men and women seeking to share their love of music with others, according to former Sunnyside realtor Dick Bain.

Miss Washington details 'epic adventure' at Sunnyside's annual Young Life banquet

Miss Washington Janet Harding of Yelm described her journey from small town girl to pageantry's top prize during the Young Life fundraising banquet last night, Thursday, in Sunnyside.

Hurdler lone Grizzly winner at four-school conference meet

WENATCHEE - Sunnyside High School junior Kennedy Sarmiento picked up the lone individual victory on the day for the Grizzly track and field team at a four-school Big Nine Conference meet staged in Wenatchee Thursday afternoon.

FORUM

Daffodil project beautifies Sunnyside

Daffodil project beautifies Sunnyside

CD REVIEW

Background music, the stuff you hear in movie soundtracks.

GUEST EDITORIAL

A budget for women

A budget for women

Community partnerships result in job fair...will put teens to work this summer

Hundreds of Sunnyside High School students yesterday dressed up in neckties and high heels for a job fair in the school's commons area.

Thursday, April 9

New doctor joins staff at Swofford & Halma Clinic

The staff at Swofford & Halma Clinic in Sunnyside welcomed its newest member this past Monday, Dr. Sofia Zelaya.

Doc Hastings offers his take on Obama's first few months in office

GRANDVIEW - U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings was in Grandview yesterday, Wednesday, where he addressed the Grandview Rotary Club concerning the nation's new administration, trade issues and the need to be energy independent.

CBCC golfer off to good start

REDMOND - Justin Bos is off and running...for the Columbia Basin Community College Hawks. The 2008 Sunnyside High School grad made an impressive spring debut for the CBCC men's golf team earlier this week.

Sunnyside business owners lend a hand to mother in need

When Jose Salas and his wife Crystal read about Nicole Huffman and her daughter Alia Damian in the Daily Sun News they both felt compelled to help.

OBITUARY

MYRTLE R. MAHAFFY

MYRTLE R. MAHAFFY

Wednesday, April 8

'F'as in Frank

A friendly reminder

A friendly reminder

Guest Editorial

Don't let a minnow divert your attention

Don't let a minnow divert your attention

Second half surge lifts Greyhounds over Wildcats

TOPPENISH - After starting the season with three straight losses the Grandview Greyhounds have seemingly turned things around.

West Valley ram-tough in sweeping Sunnyside

YAKIMA - The good news is that the Sunnyside Grizzly baseball team didn't commit any errors in a doubleheader at West Valley yesterday, noted Coach Terry Shines.

Sexual assault awareness march slated for April 16

In an effort to curb sexual assault and bring awareness to the issue, Sunnyside's Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services will host a "Be the Solution" peace march on Thursday, April 16, at 3 p.m.

New Holland's hydrogen-powered tractor in the works

NEW HOLLAND, PA. - Not only are cars getting the eco-friendly treatment, but so is farm equipment. New Holland's experimental hydrogen-powered NH2(tm) tractor is a project the company hopes can free farmers from the cost of purchased fuel and allow them to achieve fuel autonomy.

Teacher of the blind shares her experiences with Outlook fourth graders

OUTLOOK - Louis Braille invented a system of dots known as Braille in order to provide those who are blind or visually impaired to read and write.

Presence of Salvation Army in Grandview fading

GRANDVIEW - For those who once worshiped at the Grandview location of the Salvation Army, times are changing.

Vikings soccer team dominates Goldendale, 7-0

MABTON - Last night all was well for the Mabton Vikings, as they blanked the visiting Goldendale Timberwolves soccer team 7-0.

Tuesday, April 7

OBITUARY

CLARENCE B. SMITH

CLARENCE B. SMITH

Mabton eyes school budget cuts

MABTON - In an effort to gain community input, Mabton School Board officials held the first of two meetings last night, Monday, to share budget cut ideas for the next school year.

Sunnyside students earn top team trophy at state science fair

What is the water quality like in the Sunnyside area? What drink is the worst for a person's teeth? What's the best way to get rid of those pesky pimples?

Water quality, conservation efforts detailed for Sunnyside Rotarians

Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District has been in the process of improving its infrastructure to improve both water quality and conservation efforts in the Lower Yakima Valley.

New housing starts on the rise in Sunnyside

Whether it's the advent of spring and another building season, or perhaps a light at the end of the recession tunnel, building starts in Sunnyside were on a definite uptick during the month of March.

Former California cook opens auto dealership in Granger

GRANGER - After working as a cook for 17 years in California, Robert Gonzalez was looking to finally open his own business.

Monday, April 6

BIRTHS

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Jessica Torres crowned Miss Granger

GRANGER - "Dance the Night Away" was the theme of the Miss Granger Pageant this past Friday, and the night belonged to Jessica Torres, who was selected from among four candidates to be Miss Granger for 2009-10.

Greyhounds erupt for 29 runs in doubleheader against visiting Toppenish

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Greyhounds snapped a five-game losing streak this past Saturday, scoring 29 runs over two games in a doubleheader against the Toppenish High School baseball team.

Newhouse replacement completes first week as state lawmaker

OLYMPIA - From the moment he arrived at the state capital last Tuesday morning, the newest member of the state House of Representatives barely had time to grab a fast cup of coffee as he adapted to the pace and demands of a legislative session moving into high gear, and in its final weeks.

Grizzlies lose another late heartbreaker

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside Grizzly boys soccer team was six minutes away from snapping a three-game losing streak before falling at West Valley this past Saturday.

Feds hike cigarette prices

Turns out it wasn't a nasty little April Fool's Day joke played on smokers when they woke up that day to a new federal tobacco tax. The new tax hike totaled 62¢, which brings the current federal tax on each pack of cigarettes sold in the United States to $1.01.

Friday, April 3

Lucky 13 for Sunnyside Little Grapplers

PROSSER - The number 13 proved to be lucky for the Sunnyside Little Grapplers wrestling team as 13 wrestlers took home first place honors from a tournament in Prosser last Saturday.

CD REVIEW

'September's Child' misses some notes

'September's Child' misses some notes

Round table discussion provides Lower Valley grape growers insight into 2009 season

PROSSER - Lower Yakima Valley grape growers gathered for a round table discussion this past Thursday morning at this month's Grape Fieldman's breakfast in Prosser.

Lower Valley concert series performers named for 2009-10

From a solo pianist to a blues trio, the 2009-10 Lower Valley Community Concert Series will have something for everyone.

Alexus Alvarez seeks to continue family tradition

Alexus Alvarez, 15, is hoping to continue her family's royal tradition by seeking the Sunnyside Miss Cinco de Mayo crown.

OBITUARY

ALBERT HENRY HASKINS

ALBERT HENRY HASKINS

Jennie's Journey

Community means working together to achieve the same goals

Community means working together to achieve the same goals

GUEST EDITORIAL

Reading, talking, sharing play time with a child-acts of love. Inflicting bruises and broken bones, family violence, a baby shaken, hurtful words-acts of anger. Either one will have lasting effects on a child. It's obvious which is healthier for the child-positive family time, time spent between parent and child.

Thursday, April 2

Murder suspect arrested

A 17-year-old Sunnyside teenager wanted in connection in a shooting that left another Sunnyside teenager dead was arrested by Sunnyside police yesterday, Wednesday.

Fees for burn permits in Yakima County on the rise

Residential burn permit fees for those living in unincorporated Yakima County went up again for this year's burn season, which runs from March 15 to Oct 15.

BIRTHS

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Luther breaks own state bench press record

OUTLOOK - Joe Luther of Outlook broke his own state record in the professional class bench press for competitors in the 148 to 165-lb. weight division.

Wednesday, April 1

4A Pirates beat Sunnyside in shootout

The 3A Sunnyside Grizzly boys soccer team rallied from a 2-0 deficit, but fell short in a 6-5 shootout loss after two overtime sessions at home against 4A Davis last night, Tuesday.

BRIEFLY

Miss Granger Pageant scheduled for this Friday

Miss Granger Pageant scheduled for this Friday

Cutting to the Core

the world isn't so big after all

the world isn't so big after all

Long-time city employee retires

The year 1976 was full of many events that had a lasting effect.

DEATH NOTICE

ERNEST H. MCKINNON

ERNEST H. MCKINNON

$600,000 in energy stimulus funds headed county's way

YAKIMA - Yakima County will receive more than $600,000 in federal money designated for energy efficiency improvements.