Stories for June 2009


Tuesday, June 30


Lava Rock expands services

Lava Rock Nursery and Landscaping in Sunnyside is expanding to include curbing services to go along with their nursery and landscaping services.

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Monday, June 29

Swan Road party sparks complaints

Two noise complaints were filed with the Yakima Sheriff's office and three more complaints with the Sunnyside Police Department last night, Sunday, regarding loud music coming from a party on Swan Road, north of Columbia Avenue.

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Friday, June 26



New librarian bringing about good changes

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Thursday, June 25

Wednesday, June 24


Tuesday, June 23


Monday, June 22


Christian thrift shop re-opens today

It's been a journey involving teens and octogenarians, a free-wheeling mannequin, and more than a few challenges along the way. But supporters say the relocation of Sunnyside Christian Thrift Shop is also one more thing: an answer to prayer.

June 22, 2009 midnight read more..

Grandview students venture to Europe

GRANDVIEW - A group of Grandview High School students and their chaperones returned from a trip to Europe last Wednesday, and Kara Morris-Phillips, a sophomore this coming fall, said the opportunity to learn about history up close and personal was something she will never forget.

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Car chase shootout ends in two arrests

GRANDVIEW - Just before 8 p.m. this past Saturday authorities from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, Grandview Police Department and other agencies were alerted to a drive-by shooting in the 1600 block of Apricot Road near Grandview.

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Friday, June 19


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Tuesday, June 16


Bickleton plans school makeover

BICKLETON - Bickleton's newly minted graduating class of 2010 will be the last to complete all four years in the current high school building.

June 16, 2009 midnight read more..


Sunnyside man pleads guilty to three charges stemming from September 2008 police chase

June 16, 2009 midnight read more..

Academic achievers in Bickleton named

BICKLETON - Three students in Bickleton completed their final quarter of the 2008-09 school year with perfect 4.00 grade point averages. The straight-A students include Jessica Cummings and Tricia McBride at the high school, and junior high student Joshua Cummings.

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Monday, June 15


Friday, June 12


'Kenya Revisited Live' ideal for sensual ballroom dancing

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Thursday, June 11



Teen in stable condition after Grandview shooting

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Wednesday, June 10

Black Rock Creek extends 2009 senior tour points lead

YAKIMA - With Perry Barnhill carding the low round for the squad, and teammate Max Wickham shooting four strokes below his established handicap, Black Rock Creek came away with top honors at last Wednesday's 2009 Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour competition. The June 3 tourney was staged at Yakima's Apple Tree Golf Resort.

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A star in the making

YAKIMA - Sunnyside's Hannah Bos, 11, recently competed in Yakima's Got Talent, a fundraising event for the The Seasons in Yakima.

June 10, 2009 midnight read more..

Answers sought in loss of revenue totaling $40,000

MABTON - Tootie De La Fuente of the public works department was grilled at last night's regularly scheduled Mabton City Council meeting as to why a water meter at one of the city's biggest resources for revenue went unfixed for two years.

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Tuesday, June 9


Monday, June 8


Friday, June 5


Sunnyside soldiers making in-roads with Iraqis

BALAD, IRAQ - The streets are bustling with families returning from the date fields, some piled into pickup trucks and sharing the road with the neighborhood cows; all making their way through the village traffic. The sounds of children playing and vehicle horns are heard in all directions. The aroma of cooking lamb mixed with car exhaust filled the early afternoon air.

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Professionalism lacking with some council members

June 5, 2009 midnight read more..

Bomb threat called into high school

GRANDVIEW - Grandview High School was shut down for about an hour and a half yesterday, Thursday, after what sounded like a teenage girl called the office and said, "There's a bomb in the high school and it will go off soon."

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Thursday, June 4


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Tuesday, June 2


West Nile virus detected near Richland

RICHLAND - West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito sample near the Yakima and Benton County border. Testing at the Oregon State University Laboratory confirmed the WNV virus.

June 2, 2009 midnight read more..

Grandview approves funding for new playground

GRANDVIEW - The city of Grandview has been selected by the NFL Seattle Seahawks organization to receive $25,000 toward a new playground to be built at Country Park. Monday, council approved the use of capital improvement funds to help with the cost of the project.

June 2, 2009 midnight read more..

Sunnyside hosts Cal Ripken tournament

Sunnyside hosted its first Cal Ripken baseball tournament this past weekend, as seven teams from around the valley turned out for the event, held at the ballfields at South Hill Park.

June 2, 2009 midnight read more..

Monday, June 1