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Tuesday, March 31



Moxee man tabbed to replace Newhouse

GOLDENDALE - County commissioners from four counties met here yesterday, Monday, and appointed David Taylor of Moxee to replace Dan Newhouse as a 15th District legislator.

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BRIEFLY

Equipment failure leaves Mabton residents without power

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Monday, March 30

      

Vikes claim shootout victory over Warden

MABTON - This past Saturday's game against Warden was the tightest the Mabton boys soccer team has had this season. The two teams were tied 1-1 in overtime and the match was down to the wire.

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Friday, March 27

    

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YAKIMA - Sunnyside High School junior Kennedy Sarmiento brought home a pair of first-place finishes from yesterday's four-school Big Nine track and field meet, hosted by the West Valley Rams.

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Thursday, March 26

 

Braves nip Sunnyside boys

Kamiakin forward Curtis Moore ruined the Sunnyside Grizzly boys soccer home debut last night with a pair of goals in a 2-1 win for the Braves.

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City eyes $680,000 in bailout money

The Sunnyside City Council last night, Wednesday, authorized City Manager Eric Swansen to proceed with a plan for the $680,000 the city is eligible to receive from federal foreclosure funds.

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Sunnyside Housing Authority to receive Recovery Act funds

Earlier this week U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington state will receive more than $40 million for public housing improvement projects throughout the state as part of the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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Two men shot in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police suspect a drug transaction gone wrong is responsible for leaving two men with multiple gunshot wounds last night, Wednesday.

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Firearms recovered in Sunnyside traffic stop

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. this morning, Thursday, Sunnyside Police Officer Johnnie Gusby initiated a traffic stop on a 1999 Dodge Stratus in the area of South Sixth Street and Harrison Avenue in Sunnyside.

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Tests inconclusive at illegal dump site

GRANDVIEW - After initial testing of soil samples from an illegal dumping ground on the property at 1501 Bethany Road north of Grandview, Joye Redfield-Wilder of the Washington Department of Ecology said, "Initial lab results were for a specific contaminant and not conclusive."

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Wednesday, March 25



Longtime school board director to retire

After what she describes as much thoughtful consideration and prayer, longtime Sunnyside School Board Director Joanne Kilian has decided to call it a day. Make that more than 11,500 days.

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School board recognizes award winner

Outlook Elementary School fifth grader Sierra Rogers was recognized at last night's Sunnyside School Board meeting for winning a Yakima Youth Award for leadership.

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Falcons soar past Sunnyside nine

RICHLAND - In its first regular season action of the season, the Sunnyside High School baseball team found it tough going against host Hanford yesterday, Tuesday.

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Greyhounds get off the snide

GRANDVIEW - With some of its key players returning from eligibility issues, the Grandview High School boys soccer team picked up its first win of the season, blanking East Valley 4-0 yesterday.

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Tuesday, March 24

  

Gang-reduction ideas on the drawing board

Not long ago Sunnyside's Promise was asked to put action to their words. They've been busy doing just that when it comes to planning projects hoped to impact the community's efforts to reduce the number of youth becoming involved in gang activity.

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Jardine co-medalist at 2A league match

TOPPENISH - Junior Josh Jardine, one of only two linksters currently eligible to play for the Grandview High School boys golf team, earned co-medalist honors Monday afternoon at the Greyhounds' CWAC league opener.

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Sunnyside Council repeals stormwater fees

The Sunnyside City Council last night rescinded all stormwater utility fees approved last December. Now the city will go back to the drawing board on the fee assessments, as all the fees were repealed.

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Monday, March 23



Illegal dump site under investigation

GRANDVIEW - Something odd had been taking place since last October near a vineyard on Bethany Road outside of Grandview. Concerns expressed to the Yakima Health District have led to an investigation by the Washington Department of Ecology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA).

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Morton Huskies no match for Sunnyside Christian

With a couple of 2B State titles under their belt, it figured the Morton Huskies would give the 1B Sunnyside Christian girls fastpitch softball team all it could handle in the season opener for both clubs this past Saturday.

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Texas firm to conduct wind energy tests near Mabton

MABTON - Hoping to emulate the success of other energy companies already in the wind business near here, Horizon Energy of Houston, Texas received permission from Yakima County officials last week to establish weather towers 15 miles south of Mabton.

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Galvan scores four goals in Grizzly romp

RICHLAND - Hampered by injury during the first weeks of the season, Sunnyside's Brian Galvan was back in full force this past Saturday, scoring four goals in the Grizzlies' 6-1 win at Hanford High School.

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Shea sets Greyhound school record

YAKIMA - It's looking to be a sweet spring for senior Storm Shea, as this past Saturday he set a Grandview High School track record in the pole vault with a mark of 13-6. The previous GHS record of 13-3 was set 30 years ago by J.T. Trevino.

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Friday, March 20

 

Vikings win first-ever home match-up, 2-1

MABTON - Starting a new program is not an easy task, but the Mabton Vikings boys soccer team didn't let that faze them last night. The team defeated Ki-Be 2-1 in Mabton's first-ever home game.

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Pirates earn eight first place finishes

YAKIMA - With 13 of their 22 athletes sidelined with the flu, the Bickleton High School Pirates yesterday sent nine tracksters to the Davis JV Invite, garnering eight first place finishes at Kumler Field in Yakima.

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Thursday, March 19



Two Sunnyside men sentenced to prison

YAKIMA - Two Sunnyside men were sentenced to prison time yesterday in U.S. District Court in Yakima for their role in a drug buy gone wrong in Toppenish last summer.

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Wednesday, March 18



Murder suspect arrested near White Salmon

Yesterday (Tuesday) the Yakima County Sheriff's Office arrested Jose Luis Rodriguez-Guzman in a remote area near White Salmon on a warrant issued March 10 that charges him with the murder of Saul Carvajal Duarte.

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Cutting to the Core

Spring is almost here and I can almost get down on my knees and praise the world. Finally, winter is over.

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Tuesday, March 17

     

Milk prices down, dairymen are struggling

National Farmers Union delegates are calling on Congress to sustain family dairy farmers through the current difficult economic times. The delegates adopted a special order of business regarding the matter earlier this month, citing what they call the unprecedented volatility of dairy market prices.

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Monday, March 16

   

Friday, March 13



Release the hounds!

It's March Madness gone to the dogs, regional and national competitions and skills on display right here in the Sunnyside area.

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Maritza Licea seeks Cinco de Mayo crown

Leadership training, scholarship funds and the chance to be a role model are all reasons Maritza Licea is one of the candidates seeking the Sunnyside Miss Cinco de Mayo crown for 2009-10.

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Chiropractor appeals sanctions

Dr. William Harrington, a Sunnyside chiropractor, has filed an appeal to a recent Washington State Department of Health Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission decision that put Harrington on probation for four years.

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Historical novel sheds light on changing times

Reading books that are historical is generally something I typically don't enjoy. I often find it hard to absorb the data and I am a woman who would rather keep myself planted in today's world...a world to which I can relate.

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Ewes deliver rare quad lambs

PROSSER - Prosser sheep farmer Dave Padgham was in for quite a surprise a few weeks ago when not one ewe, but two, gave birth to sets of quad lambs.

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Thursday, March 12



Traffic stop yields five felony charges

This past Monday Sunnyside Police Officer Johnnie Gusby contacted the occupants of a black Honda Accord parked in the 700 block of Bagley Drive to make a social contact, one of whom is on active Department of Corrections supervision.

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BRIEFLY

Businesses invited to assist with job fair for youth

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March to determine stream flow outlook

With time running out in this year's snow season, the most recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's natural resources conservation service suggests Washington's stream flows will be below average this summer - but only moderately below.

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Troops recognize work of Grandview VFW

GRANDVIEW - Last night (Wednesday) the efforts of the Grandview VFW Ladies Auxiliary to support troops serving overseas was recognized by the 792nd Chemical Company based out of the Grandview Army National Guard Armory.

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Water aerobics easy on the body

Running on rough streets can sure play havoc on the knees. There is an old saying, "No pain, no gain." But what's the worth of the gain if you're constantly in pain?

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Murder suspect identified

An arrest warrant has been issued in connection with the homicide of a man whose burned body was found in a vineyard near Sunnyside in mid-February.

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Wednesday, March 11



Voters overwhelmingly support school bond

It appears as though Sunnyside School District's $11.4 million bond is passing at a more than two to one ratio, according to results released last night by the Yakima County Auditor.

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Former city of Mabton employee wins back job

MABTON - The Public Employment Relations Commission has found that the city of Mabton discriminated against former employee Frank Tijerina when he was let go from the city's public works department Dec. 31, 2007.

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Tuesday, March 10

     

Sunnyside hotel receives 'Gold Award' status

With a hot breakfast offered free every morning and more than 75 channels on the TV, including premium channels, the Rodeway Inn in Sunnyside was recently named a recipient of the 2008-09 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International, Inc., the franchisor of the Rodeway brand.

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Monday, March 9



Greyhounds' season ends when trey attempt ruled a 2-pointer

It came down to a foot. Grandview's Josh Bertsch's three-point buzzer beating shot at the end of regulation was called a two by the officials and the Greyhounds came up short against the Toppenish Wildcats, 52-51, in a loser-out District tournament game in Sunnyside this past Saturday.

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Friday, March 6



'Hounds stay alive for 2A State tourney berth

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School boys basketball team earned a chance to compete at the State tournament with a 68-64 win against the Selah Vikings last night, Thursday, in District tourney play.

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BRIEFLY

School District officials approve 2009-10 calendar

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Thursday, March 5



New police-fighting tools revealed to Rotarians

Do you want to know just how many identified gang members live in your neighborhood? Now, thanks to a new computer program, you can visit the Sunnyside Police Department and within seconds they can print out a pin map.

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Wednesday, March 4

   

Sunnyside woman hurt in head-on

GRANGER - 72-year-old Marla J. Bellinger of Sunnyside suffered injuries yesterday afternoon, requiring hospitalization, as the result of a two-vehicle, head-on crash in Granger.

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Tuesday, March 3

         

Monday, March 2

 

Grandview teen serves as House page

OLYMPIA - High school sophomore Madison Sartain of Grandview served as a page in the House of Representatives last week, Feb. 23-27. She was sponsored by 15th District state representative Bruce Chandler, R-Granger.

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Loss to Burbank ends Lady Vikings' season

ZILLAH - The Mabton High School girls basketball team built up a large lead against the Burbank Coyotes last Friday night before succumbing to a fourth-quarter Burbank comeback, losing 69-64 in overtime and getting knocked out of the SCAC District Tournament.

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