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Stories for November 2009


Monday, November 30

Witness account of girl's murder detailed for deputies

YAKIMA - Jesus Fabian Perales, 22, went before a judge last Wednesday in a preliminary hearing on the charge of first degree murder. The judge ordered he be held on $500,000 bail for the alleged slaying of 14-year-old Francisca Ramirez-Hernandez of Sunnyside.

November 30, 2009 2:51 p.m. read more..

Burn ban declared

The Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority declared a stage one burn ban today, Monday, that is expected to last through Thursday.

November 30, 2009 2:48 p.m. read more..

Friday, November 27


I-82 eastbound lanes to get makeover next summer

For those wondering why the Washington State Department of Transportation only worked on the westbound lanes of I-82 this past summer, rest easy. The eastbound lanes are slated to get their makeover next summer.

November 27, 2009 1:56 p.m. read more..

'Toy Train Christmas' event opens his Saturday

TOPPENISH - A ride aboard a caboose, a visit from Santa Claus, model trains chugging around tracks lined with villages and townspeople, decorated Christmas trees and much more all await visitors to the sixth annual Toy Train Christmas in Toppenish.

November 27, 2009 1:53 p.m. read more..

Jennie's Journey

Hunters and fishermen have been taking care of the environment for decades, always mindful of the age-old saying, "Take out what you bring in."

November 27, 2009 1:50 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, November 25


Lions roar past Sunnyside girls

Powered by junior Brittany Blackketter's 350 two-game series, the Kennewick Lions blanked the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team yesterday, 4-0.

November 25, 2009 2:03 p.m. read more..

Funds approved for Bleyhl propane site

Yakima County commissioners yesterday, Tuesday, approved a grant/loan package for Bleyhl's new petroleum storage and delivery site located east of Midvale Road between Curfman Steel and the Port of Sunnyside's industrial wastewater plant.

November 25, 2009 1:59 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, November 24


SHS honor roll students singled out

A total of 17 Sunnyside High School students have been singled out for achieving perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the first quarter of the 2009-10 academic year.

November 24, 2009 4:34 p.m. read more..

Bickleton trio earns perfect grades

BICKLETON - Bickleton High School students Jessica Cummings and Joshua Cummings compiled perfect 4.00 grade point averages for the first quarter of the 2009-10 academic year.

November 24, 2009 4:33 p.m. read more..

Wine Country Day Spa...a place for healing

PROSSER - Whether a person has suffered injury at work or in a car accident, or if an individual suffers pain from the stress of daily pressures, Wine Country Day Spa offers relief through healing massage.

November 24, 2009 4:30 p.m. read more..

Monday, November 23


Barrel racers compete in Sunnyside

Horse and rider become one as they fly around first one barrel, then another. They round a third barrel in unison, at breakneck speeds, with the rider hoping to have been that much faster than the last racer.

November 23, 2009 3:45 p.m. read more..

Friday, November 20

Community concert pianist breaking barriers

The fall of the Berlin Wall was the best thing to happen to Rudolf Budginas (pronounced "bud-guinness"), a Lithuanian-born pianist appearing in concert in Sunnyside Thursday, Dec. 3, as part of the Lower Valley Community Concert Series.

November 20, 2009 midnight read more..

'Patriotic Pen' essay winners named

GRANDVIEW - For his first year of public schooling, Kaelen Clute isn't doing all that bad...last month the Grandview Middle School student put his thoughts to paper and just recently learned he'd taken took top honors in the local Patriotic Pen essay contest, part of a national contest locally hosted by the Grandview VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

November 20, 2009 midnight read more..

City council asks employees to clean house

MABTON - In a budget belt-tightening move, the Mabton City Council last night recommended having library and city hall employees perform janitorial services in their respective work areas.

November 20, 2009 midnight read more..

Thursday, November 19


Grandview Grid Kid team wins league title

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Grid Kid C team of nine-year-olds finished an undefeated season this past Saturday to claim the Yakima Valley Grid Kid Association's league title in their division.

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Wednesday, November 18

Lady Grizzlies defeat E'burg, 3-1

ELLENSBURG - Sunnyside squared its record at 1-1 on the season by notching a 3-1 victory over the Ellensburg High School girls bowling team yesterday afternoon.

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Tuesday, November 17


Port moves forward with piping project

Sunnyside Port commissioners have approved moving forward with a piping project on Midvale Road despite a lack of commitment from Union Pacific Railroad to pay its portion.

November 17, 2009 midnight read more..

Monday, November 16

Sunnyside teen struck by gunfire

A report of gunshots in the area of Rouse and Cemetery roads was made to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office at approximately 3:45 p.m. this past Saturday afternoon. Several callers reported hearing multiple gunshots and a young man, described in his teens, was reportedly struck by a bullet.

November 16, 2009 midnight read more..

Burn season ends

The residential burn season has officially ended due to seasonal weather changes, according to the Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority.

November 16, 2009 midnight read more..

Friday, November 13


Art exhibit on tap

Guerra's Coffee Company in Sunnyside and Jose Tapia will present The Dead Live On, an art exhibition with works by Pedro de Valdivia.

November 13, 2009 midnight read more..


Key Clubs appreciate local support

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Thursday, November 12


Wednesday, November 11

City to absorb garbage fee increase

Yakima Waste Systems, Inc. Manager Scott Robertson was on hand at this past Monday night's Sunnyside City Council workshop to discuss an increase in the fee for disposal services.

November 11, 2009 midnight read more..

Grandview Junior Miss fundraiser underway

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Junior Miss program is introducing a new winter fundraiser this year with its Holiday Treat Towers featuring three delicious types of delights for $15.

November 11, 2009 midnight read more..

Tuesday, November 10

Vlieger edges Stone for city council seat

The most recent General Election tally, updated late yesterday afternoon by county officials, shows challenger Don Vlieger unseating incumbent Sunnyside Councilwoman Carol Stone by a slim 10-vote margin.

November 10, 2009 midnight read more..

American Legion hosts Vets Day dinner

Two members of the House of Representatives and a Superior Court judge spoke to the American Legion Sunnyside Post last night, Monday, at the Sunnyside VFW hall.

November 10, 2009 midnight read more..

Former Grizzly football coach's family honored

PORTLAND, ORE. - During halftime of a recent Jesuit High School football game, the George Potter family was honored as Nike made a $26,000 donation in the family's name to the Police Activities League of Greater Portland.

November 10, 2009 midnight read more..

Monday, November 9


Last jail escapee caught

A member of the Nortenos gang that escaped from the Sunnyside City Jail Nov. 30, 2006 has been caught and arrested in Manzanillo, Mexico in the state of Colima.

November 9, 2009 midnight read more..

Bickleton's Hernandez finishes 19th at State

PASCO - Bickleton's entire boys cross country team competed at State in Pasco this past Saturday, a first for the small school in decades. But ultimately it was germs that held back standout runner Junior Hernandez.

November 9, 2009 midnight read more..

Friday, November 6


Reading should continue to be fundamental

In the last few weeks I read two Star Wars novels, a collection of essays by Laurie Notaro, a biography of Axl Rose, Carrie Fisher's latest memoir, a book about the stomach disorder I may or may not have as well as three non-fiction books by Ben Mezrich. During that time period I also managed to read a newspaper nearly every day, countless magazines and, yes, a variety of news found online.

November 6, 2009 midnight read more..

Lady 'Hounds State tourney-bound

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School volleyball team survived a bout against a spirited Ellensburg Bulldogs team last night, Thursday, with a 25-23, 28-30, 17-25, 25-15, 15-8 win that moved the 'Hounds onto State.

November 6, 2009 midnight read more..

American Legion to host veterans dinner

American Legion Sunnyside Post #73 will celebrate Veterans Day with a dinner for its members and their guests on Monday, Nov. 9, at the Sunnyside VFW hall, located on North Avenue.

November 6, 2009 midnight read more..

Thursday, November 5


Wednesday, November 4

Perry claims landslide victory

Michelle Emery Perry was the victor in the Sunnyside School Board, District 2, general election contest last night, garnering more than two-thirds of the vote over opponent Robert Lemos.

November 4, 2009 midnight read more..

Tuesday, November 3


Sunnyside Food Mart changes hands

Car companies might be going under and lay-offs are looming all over America but convenience stores are seemingly untouchable during these tough times.

November 3, 2009 midnight read more..

Monday, November 2