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Friday, October 30

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City council relies on info from city staff

City council relies on info from city staff

Old SHS policy with food, drinks made new again

Students at Sunnyside High School have been reintroduced to an old school policy that in recent years was not being enforced.

SCHS Lady Knights heading to Districts with not so glitzy record

KLICKITAT - The Sunnyside Christian volleyball team didn't exactly use last night's final league match of the season as a springboard for the Nov. 7 District tournament.

Stage Review

Cinderella a hit at Sunnyside High

Cinderella a hit at Sunnyside High

County commissioner details budget issues for Sunnyside GOP club

In a far ranging discussion that covered everything from gangs to groundwater, County Commissioner Kevin Bouchey spoke to the Sunnyside Republican Club this morning, Friday.

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BILLY M. ANDERSON

BILLY M. ANDERSON

Granger ends Lady Vikes' season

MABTON - The Lady Vikings ended their season with a disappointing 3-0 loss to the visiting Granger Spartans last night.

Grandview prepares for playoffs with win over Wapato Wolfpack

WAPATO - A fired up Wapato Wolves volleyball team gave CWAC power Grandview a tough test before the Greyhounds were able to pull away 19-25, 25-12, 25-22, 25-23 for their 14th win of the season.

Sunnyside man sought following high speed chase

Sunnyside police are looking for a Sunnyside man after he eluded officers in a high-speed vehicle chase last night.

Drug, bomb-sniffing dogs at disposal of high school

Should the Sunnyside School District ever feel the need to deploy drug or bomb sniffing dogs into its schools, it'll be able to thanks to a contract approved at the regularly scheduled meeting of the board of directors last night, Thursday.

DEATH NOTICE

CHERYL ANN MCGOVERN

CHERYL ANN MCGOVERN

CD Review

Colligan pounds out perfection at start but finishes weak

Colligan pounds out perfection at start but finishes weak

Paper Clips

Muddy season is almost over

Muddy season is almost over

Forget Perfect

Another one bites the dust

Another one bites the dust

Local residents asked to step up for clean-up

The second Loving Sunnyside day is coming on Saturday, Nov. 7. Six homes have been chosen for painting and other exterior clean-up. These homes hold people and families whose lives will be changed because there are people in the community who care about them.

Thursday, October 29

Scholarship opportunities lauded by doctor of philosophy

Ericka Souders, a 1998 Grandview High School graduate who earned her Ph.D. from Western Michigan University last spring, understands the importance of scholarship programs. Such as the Grandview Miss Program and Dollars for Scholars.

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LAVANDA M. THOMPSON

LAVANDA M. THOMPSON

Grandview girls claim emotional 5-0 playoff win

GRANDVIEW - A lot of emotion went into yesterday's playoff win for the Lady 'Hounds, who sported armbands in memory of Steven Miller, who recently passed away.

Plans underway for 21st annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade

It may be October, but the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce has already turned the calendar to December to get ready for the 21st annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade in Sunnyside.

Wednesday, October 28

'F' as in Frank

F as in Franklin

F as in Franklin

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Cleghorn's do-nothing approach doesn't serve our community

Cleghorn's do-nothing approach doesn't serve our community

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ALICIA REYES

ALICIA REYES

Guest Editorial

Airport critical to Sunnyside's future

Airport critical to Sunnyside's future

DEATH NOTICE

EDWIN M. SANTEE

EDWIN M. SANTEE

Defective brake light results in drug bust

At approximately 10:30 p.m. last night, Tuesday, Sunnyside Police Officer T.J. Orth initiated a traffic stop on a black 1992 Honda Civic because of a defective brake light.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS

Mabton Lady Vikings ousted from playoffs

ROYAL CITY - Playing in what Mabton Coach Lucia Tovar described as its best game this season, the Mabton High School girls soccer team was dropped from the SCAC District tournament with a 1-0 shootout loss to the Royal Knights.

Lady Grizzlies end season with 3-0 loss

It was a cold, frigid night in the valley last night but the way the Sunnyside soccer team started last night's match against the visiting Wenatchee Panthers, no one watching would have known. They were on fire.

Mabton dealing with flood plain designation

MABTON - The city of Mabton is now home to a flood plain, thanks to maps FEMA updated recently.

Mabton mulls hiring two cops in 2010

MABTON - Though still crunching the numbers for 2009, the Mabton City Council last night, Tuesday, opened its first public hearing on a preliminary 2010 budget.

Tuesday, October 27

Planning commission chairman's views not shared by entire group

DeAnn Hochhalter, vice chairman of the Sunnyside City Planning Commission, spoke to the Sunnyside City Council at last night's meeting and requested her comments be entered into record.

Sunnyside sixth graders get to the heart of the matter

"It's gross!" scream sixth graders in Darla Van Corbach's class at Harrison Middle School.

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SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS

Implants allow denture wearers to enjoy a fuller life

Denture pain is relatively common among the millions of people who wear them. Along with the pain comes the sometimes floating feeling a denture wearer experiences when chewing food.

S'side Christian notches third victory of season

It's been a lean season for the Sunnyside Christian High School girls volleyball team. The squad found success last night, though, as Sunnyside Christian's varsity claimed a 3-1 victory over the visiting Zillah JV.

City antes up $60,000 as its share of $150,000 payment to former employee

The Sunnyside City Council agreed to pay $60,000 to Jaime Alba, a former city employee.

Sunnyside not exempt from potential disasters

The Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management is making it easier for Yakima County residents to arm themselves in preparation for potential disasters.

Monday, October 26

Depleted Vikings lose 31-14 to Ki-Be

BENTON CITY - The Mabton Vikings football team was short-handed this past Friday when they took on the Ki-Be Bears. The result was a 31-14 non-league loss.

Bickleton girls rally for win over Lady Knights

BICKLETON - After dropping the first two games to the Sunnyside Christian High School girls volleyball team last Friday night, it would have been easy for the Bickleton Lady Pirates to have walked the plank.

Greyhounds pounce on Jackrabbits

GRANDVIEW - In a game not nearly as close as the final score indicates, the Grandview Greyhound football team dispatched visiting Quincy last Friday, 22-12.

Walla Walla bedevils Sunnyside

WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla Blue Devils struck early and often during a CBBN soccer match against the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies this past Saturday. The result was a 5-1 loss for Sunnyside.

Benjamin Franklin exhibit opens in Sunnyside

A free exhibit celebrating the life and achievements of Benjamin Franklin opened this past Saturday at the Sunnyside Library.

Sunnyside toddler wins Cinderella crown

PORT ORCHARD - Sunnyside's Audrina Campos earned the Cinderella Baby crown at a pageant in Port Orchard this past Saturday.

OBITUARY

GUADALUPE G. GARCIA

GUADALUPE G. GARCIA

DEATH NOTICE

JUDY ANN HERRMANN

JUDY ANN HERRMANN

Friday, October 23

Sunnyside's Promise executive director stresses partnerships

Hired last month as Sunnyside's Promise's first executive director, Mark Baysinger was introduced yesterday, Thursday, during a Sunnyside's Promise luncheon.

When it comes to bullies, choice is to be hero or bystander

Students have a choice-they can either be a hero or a bystander.

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Coverage not adequate

Coverage not adequate

Reynoso leads SHS boys at District meet

RICHLAND - Sophomore Juan Reynoso led the Sunnyside High School boys cross country team at the 3A District cross country meet held yesterday, Thursday.

Book Review

Shortridge novel an interesting read

Shortridge novel an interesting read

SHS students gear up for 'Cinderella' musical

We all know the magical tale of Cinderella, an abused step-daughter blessed by a fairy Godmother who helps send her off to the ball to meet her Prince Charming.

CD Review

Sam Yahel's 'Hometown' a must have

Sam Yahel's 'Hometown' a must have

Abortion addressd by Life Options speaker

Residents of the Lower Valley enjoyed a wonderful meal and insightful words of courage provided by Scott Klusendorf at last night's Life Options fundraising banquet.

Guest Editorial

Crock of bologna

Crock of bologna

Greyhounds clinch CWAC South title

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Greyhounds' volleyball team clinched the CWAC South last night, Thursday, with a 25-10, 25-17, 26-24 win against the Prosser Mustangs.

OBITUARY

ROBERTO D. MARTIN

ROBERTO D. MARTIN

DEATH NOTICE

LEONOR S. BARAJAS

LEONOR S. BARAJAS

Thursday, October 22

Federal judge dismisses Paul lawsuit against Sunnyside

A $25 million lawsuit brought by Tom Paul against the city of Sunnyside was dismissed by a federal judge late last week.

People show up in droves for water quality meeting

GRANGER - Enforcement.

SHS freshmen undefeated on the gridiron

"Good, we have enough to run defense and offense," Grizzly freshman football assistant Sean Sleater said after a quick head count during a recent practice.

Sunnyside radio tower light out, but plan in the works to have it repaired

The radio tower just west of Sunnyside no longer has a functioning beacon at its top.

College students from Portland trek to Sunnyside's Nuestra Casa

A group of University of Portland students and faculty members converged on Sunnyside yesterday, Wednesday, to help with ESL classes at Nuestra Casa.

Wednesday, October 21

Pearl Hughes Guild serves children in need

Sunnyside's Pearl Hughes Guild was started in 1946 and named in honor of the wife of the late Dr. Hughes, longtime physician in the community.

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NORMA A. HERNANDEZ-SAUCEDA

NORMA A. HERNANDEZ-SAUCEDA

Sunnyside one of only 20 cities nationwide to host Benjamin Franklin touring exhibit

Statesman, printer, inventor and a founding father... Benjamin Franklin was all of these and more.

Greyhounds roll over Toppenish

GRANDVIEW - Although an extremely young team, the Grandview High School girls volleyball squad continued its dominance against the CWAC South with a 25-12, 25-11, 25-16 spanking over the Toppenish Wildcats last night, Tuesday.

Jason Raines right choice for city council

I read Bob Sarmiento's recent letter to the editor focusing on Jason Raines' campaign for the Sunnyside City Council. One of two things comes to mind...either Mr. Sarmiento is not reading the Daily Sun News and using it for toilet paper instead, or else he wrote the letter for the incumbent, Theresa Hancock.

Kiwanians host candidates forum

Last night, all but one candidate on Sunnyside's general election ballot was available at a forum hosted by the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club.

GUEST EDITORIAL

What happens in Spokane won't stay in Spokane

What happens in Spokane won't stay in Spokane

Lady Pirates toppled 3-1 by Glenwood

BICKLETON - The Lady Pirates, short key players Jamie Venema, Holly Goodnight and Star Kibby, lost 3-1 to Trout Lake/Glenwood last night.

Cutting to the Core

My TV dilemma

My TV dilemma

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Passage of I-1033 would gut K-12 funding

Passage of I-1033 would gut K-12 funding

SHS girls drop match in three straight

The 3A Sunnyside High School volleyball team hosted 4A Walla Walla last night, Tuesday, and lost 3-0 to the visiting Blue Devils.

Lady Vikes extend Highland to five games before succumbing

MABTON - Last night's 3-2 loss to Highland was a disappointment for the Lady Vikings.

Tuesday, October 20

Herman aces hole No. 12 at local course

Scoring a hole-in-one this past Sunday at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course was Mike Herman.

Easement obtained from Grandview VFW

GRANDVIEW - Grandview's Monday night city council meeting was brief, but council members voted unanimously to pay for an easement.

'Juwanna Java' coffee shop opens at YVCC Grandview

GRANDVIEW - At long last, Grandview's YVCC campus has an espresso and deli, thanks to Marcella Garza and her business Juwanna Java.

Public's help sought in superintendent search

MABTON - The Mabton School Board is calling on the community to express their desires when it comes to hiring a new school district superintendent.

Chief of police details benefits of law and justice tax

The law and justice tax, otherwise known as the 3/10 of one percent tax, has benefited law enforcement offices throughout Yakima County.

Christian women urged to change 'heart attitude'

PROSSER - Lower Valley Christian Women's Club members were encouraged yesterday to change their heart attitudes as opposed to their circumstances by an unusual guest speaker: Charlie Hughbanks, a man.

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PABLO MOLINA

PABLO MOLINA

Monday, October 19

Sealby's 312 rushing yards powers Wenatchee Panthers to 34-13 win over Sunnyside

Senior Jacob Sealby was a one-man wrecking crew last Friday. The large, and extremely quick, Wenatchee running back rushed for 312 yards and two touchdowns to power the Panthers to a 34-13 victory over the Sunnyside High School football team.

Latino fruit growers push for capital, credit

Members of the Washington State Mexican Fruit Growers Coalition met with state legislators in Olympia earlier this month to discuss financial and economic issues the coalition says is adversely impacting Mexican fruit growers in Washington state.

Downtown auto service shop has new owner

The former Johnny's Service building at Seventh Street and East Edison in downtown Sunnyside has a new name, as Raul Maciel has re-opened the business and named it RM Automotive.

Vikings pick up first league win

MABTON - Last Friday was the Hector Brambila show in Mabton.

Comments invited on stormwater model ordinances

YAKIMA - Yakima County, in partnership with the cities of Yakima, Union Gap and Sunnyside, is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the First Street Conference Center located at 223 N. First Street in Yakima.

Wolves take a bite out of Grandview

WAPATO - Grandview Coach Anne Holden sounded proud of her team in spite of its 2-0 loss at Wapato this past Saturday.

Moses Lake blanks Lady Grizzlies, 1-0

The Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies hosted Moses Lake for a CBBN soccer match this past Saturday, losing a tightly contested game 1-0.

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DENTON THOMAS ROSE

DENTON THOMAS ROSE

Frisbee fiends have new course to play in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Seeing a need for additional activities that can be enjoyed by both youth and families, Grandview High School graduate Jake Wagner last year worked toward the goal of adding a Frisbee golf course to Grandview's Dykstra Park.

City budget deliberations continue

The Sunnyside City Council met this past Saturday to discuss the preliminary 2010 city budget. This is the second workshop the council has held on next year's budget.

Friday, October 16

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Your call

Your call

Words From Washington

Throughout the past year, I have been working on issues critical to Central Washington communities - supporting our farm-based economy, finding water solutions for the Columbia and Yakima Basins, moving Hanford clean-up forward and a host of other local issues.

2009 General Election Snapshots

Sunnyside Council Position 1...Hancock vs. Raines

Sunnyside Council Position 1...Hancock vs. Raines

Greyhounds survive thriller at East Valley

MOXEE - Just four points away from their second league loss of the year, the Grandview High School volleyball team benefited from the precision serving of Kaitee Eucker to come away last night with a thrilling 17-25, 27-25, 17-25, 25-23, 15-11 win over the East Valley Red Devils.

Sunnyside mayor meets Vice President Joe Biden

Sunnyside Mayor Pablo Garcia had the distinct honor of being invited to the home of Vice President Joe Biden in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 1.

Anti-gang initiative results in opening of Lucky 7 Bike Shop

What was once only an idea to help Sunnyside's youth is now a reality as Lucky 7 Bike Shop has opened its doors.

Book Review

Don't sell Milton short

Don't sell Milton short

Bickleton's Wilson takes top honors at long Granger course

GRANGER - A course that was a little longer than the anticipated 3.2 miles didn't hinder Bickleton's Christiana Wilson, who crossed the finish line first against the likes of female runners from Ki-Be, Granger and Goldendale.

CD Review

At the beginning and end and everything in between I struggled with Edmar Castaned's "Entre Cuerdas," released this past summer.

Jennie's Journey

Changing weather much like mood swings of people we encounter

Changing weather much like mood swings of people we encounter

2009 General Election Snapshot

Sunnyside City Council Position 3...Stone vs. Vlieger

Sunnyside City Council Position 3...Stone vs. Vlieger

Lady Grizzlies lose home match to Eastmont 'Cats

The Sunnyside High School volleyball team (1-11) absorbed another loss on the season last night, Thursday, losing 25-16, 25-19, 25-6 to the visiting Eastmont Wildcats.

Thursday, October 15

Art of sushi-making a work in progress

Finding that perfect combination of flavors is the dragon most sushi chefs chase and James Kim is no different.

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Firemen laud support

Firemen laud support

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JESSICA BARAJAS

JESSICA BARAJAS

Lady Vikes slay Warriors

MABTON - The Lady Vikings earned a win over the visiting Cle Elum Warriors last night.

Irrigation shut-off nears

SVID and the Roza are gearing up to turn off irrigation water for the winter season.

RESPECT...

Greatly aids Sunnyside teen in earning black belt

Greatly aids Sunnyside teen in earning black belt

Candidates forum being hosted by Kiwanians

Next Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club will host a community candidates forum, open to all local residents.

Moses Lake defeats Lady Grizzlies in three

MOSES LAKE - The Moses Lake Chiefs took a bite out of the Lady Grizzlies last night, Tuesday, on their home turf.

Cause of Sunnyside woman's death confirmed to be West Nile virus

The Yakima Health District has received confirmation from the Washington State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the Sept. 19, 2009 death of 71-year-old Ruth Rogers of Sunnyside was caused by West Nile virus.

2009 General Election Snapshots

Candidates seek continued progress for Port of Sunnyside

Candidates seek continued progress for Port of Sunnyside

Another win for Bickleton

YAKIMA - Bickleton's varsity volleyball team traveled to Yakima and won the match against their host, the Riverside Christian JV, 25-14, 25-12, 25-15 yesterday.

Well contamination to be addressed at public meeting in Granger next week

GRANGER - Options for addressing contamination in shallow drinking water wells in the Lower Yakima Valley will be presented at a Wednesday, Oct. 21, meeting in Granger from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Northwest Community Action Center/KDNA building.

'F' as in Frank

Nobel? No way!

Nobel? No way!

Sunnyside students learn about DNA

Sunnyside High School students in Joyce Stark's forensics class are learning how to separate DNA and will soon use their newly learned skill to solve a crime.

DEATH NOTICE

FRANCISCO WALLE

FRANCISCO WALLE

Mabton wastewater plant in need of renovations

MABTON - In a fairly quick city council meeting held last night in Mabton the city council heard from two representatives from the Washington State Department of Ecology about the city's wastewater treatment plant.

Tuesday, October 13

Greyhounds win thre matches at Spokane tourney

SPOKANE - The Grandview High School girls volleyball team competed in the Spokane Crossover Classic volleyball tournament this past Saturday, winning half of the six matches it played.

Police, budget top priorities for Mabton council candidates

MABTON - There are only two full months left in 2009 and the city of Mabton still doesn't have financial figures for the year on how it's doing in staying on budget.

Bickleton teen newest rodeo queen

BICKLETON - Katelynn Clinton, a junior at Bickleton High School, was recently selected the Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo Queen for 2010.

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ANTONIO FRAUSTO

ANTONIO FRAUSTO

South First Street fence a work in progress

The fencing erected to protect homeowners from the sights and sounds of construction on South First Street is in the process of being replaced.

Boise Paper donates milling machine to high school welding shop

Boise Paper near Walla Walla has donated a milling machine to the Sunnyside High School welding shop.

Reyna, Jun vie for Mabton mayoral position

MABTON - Angel Reyna and Daniel Jun are each vying for the Mabton mayoral seat come the November election.

Final review for new Sunnyside housing project approved

A total of 15 new homes will soon be built in north Sunnyside, thanks to Sunnyside City Council approving a final plat for a proposed subdivision at a public hearing held last night, Monday.

Tri-Chamber social set for Oct. 20

Next Tuesday, Oct. 20, it will be Sunnyside's turn to host the Tri-Chamber social, which will be held at Columbia River Bank, 2960 E. Lincoln Ave.

Murder victim identified

Jessica Barajas, 26, of Sunnyside has been identified as the female victim found shot four times in the head on Scoon Road north of Sunnyside yesterday (Monday).

Monday, October 12

EMMETT PAUL ANDERSON

Emmett Paul Anderson, infant son of Loren and Dani Anderson, of Kennewick, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in the arms of his parents and with his family by his side.

Homecoming win over Davis Pirates snared by Grizzlies

It wasn't a thing of beauty, but in the end the Sunnyside Grizzlies walked off the field with a 21-20 homecoming victory over the Davis Pirates.

Barrett challenges Souders for Position #1 council seat

GRANDVIEW - Mary Barrett of Grandview will challenge incumbent Joan Souders for the position #1 seat on the Grandview City Council in November's election.

Lady 'Hounds make Othello battle for win

GRANDVIEW - The Lady 'Hounds this past Saturday gave the visiting Othello Huskies a run for their money.

Bolan, Rodriguez vie for open Grandview sea

GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council position 2 is up for grabs as incumbent Jan McDonald has chosen not to run for the seat this year.

OBITUARY

MARIA GUADALUPE CISNEROS

MARIA GUADALUPE CISNEROS

I-82 construction nearly complete

Five more days and motorists will no longer see the big orange cones along the Lower Valley westbound lanes of I-82.

Friday, October 9

Bombers soar past Sunnyside

The Sunnyside High School volleyball team was swept last night, Thursday, in competition at home by Richland.

State's third-ranked Vikings hand Greyhounds first CWAC loss

GRANDVIEW - The Selah Vikings, ranked number three in the state among 2A teams and atop the standings in the CWAC North, handed CWAC South leading Grandview its first conference loss last night, winning 25-12, 25-20, 25-16.

Lady Pirates winners

KAHLOTUS - "As a whole, I was pleased with our play," commented Bickleton Coach Kim Clinton.

DEATH NOTICE

MARIA GUADALUPE CISNEROS

MARIA GUADALUPE CISNEROS

Paper Clips

Those darn cones

Those darn cones

CD Review

Bonilla's 'Talking Now' a stand up effort

Bonilla's 'Talking Now' a stand up effort

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We deserve better city government

We deserve better city government

OBITUARY

EDUARDO M. RODRIGUEZ

EDUARDO M. RODRIGUEZ

Mabton girls beat Timberwolves for second victory of season

GOLDENDALE - After playing the Timberwolves to a tie this past Tuesday, the Mabton Lady Vikings managed to beat the Goldendale soccer team last night, Thursday, in a SCAC contest.

State Lottery does more than produce instant millionaires

Jacque Coe shook hands with 19 millionaires last year.

Sunnyside schools reaching for the 'Summit'

Now that the Sunnyside School District has been selected to participate in the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's three-year Summit program, everybody's rolling up their shirt sleeves and getting to work.

Guest Column

A deadline only mom could set

A deadline only mom could set

Snipes brewmaster walks away with top honors at Yakima fresh hop fest

Snipes Mountain Brewery's Chris Miller can stick a feather in his cap. The Sunnyside brewmaster walked away with first-place honors from the seventh annual Fresh Hop Festival in Yakima last weekend.

Outlook school against staging Halloween carnival

OUTLOOK - The Saturday before the scariest night of the year, Outlook Elementary School will host its annual Halloween carnival.

Thursday, October 8

SHS's home economics class takes on a whole new meaning

Home economics isn't what it once was. Students at Sunnyside High School can now obtain college credit through the childhood development and early education classes provided there.

Sunnyside Housing Authority details five-year plan for its federal housing units

Purchasing land for possible future expansion and insulating existing units are just some of the elements of a five-year capital improvement plan under consideration by the Sunnyside Housing Authority.

Ag heads advocate more USDA purchases of dairy products

The directors of state departments of agriculture in Washington and Oregon yesterday (Wednesday) publicly endorsed a national proposal to boost milk prices and keep Northwest dairy farms in business.

County, state differ on audit findings

YAKIMA - The Washington state auditor's office calls it a "significant deficiency," while Yakima County Auditor Corky Mattingly says the state was deficient in its review of county books.

OBITUARY

EDUARDO M. RODRIGUEZ

EDUARDO M. RODRIGUEZ

Wednesday, October 7

Forum

Exploitation

Exploitation

Vikings play to 2-2 tie with Goldendale

MABTON - A non-league soccer match between Mabton and Goldendale last night, Tuesday, ended in a 2-2 tie.

Bickleton girls fall in four games to S'side Christian

Defending its home court well, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls volleyball team pulled off a three games to one victory last night against the visiting Bickleton Lady Pirates.

Cutting to the Core

Giggidy, Giggidy

Giggidy, Giggidy

Guest Editorial

America's human space program may die after Dottie flies

America's human space program may die after Dottie flies

Seattle Seahawk QB Seneca Wallace helps dedicate new Grandview playground

GRANDVIEW - A new playground that has been eagerly anticipated by Grandview city officials and residents was officially dedicated yesterday.

Sunnyside Library unveils upgrades at technology party

Before she left for a position in Seattle, former Sunnyside librarian Amy Ravenholt gave the library the gift that keeps on giving in the form of requests for technology upgrades.

Rotary's district governor emphasizes the 'Power of One'

"We, as Rotarians, can look back upon the years and see the difference we have made in the lives of others, bringing change to the world," said Rotary District 5060 Governor Wayne Rimple.

Tuesday, October 6

Black Rock Creek seniors claim 'threepeat'

KENNEWICK - Black Rock Creek's seniors didn't take their 'A' game to the final stop on the 2009 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour last week.

Bank donation to Nuestra Casa helps expand programs

A $4,000 donation by Sunnyside's U.S. Bank branch will help Nuestra Casa reach its goal of developing an early childhood enrichment program for the children of students in the organization's English as a Second Language classes.

Grandview adopts resolution in support of law and justice tax

GRANDVIEW - In a show of support for Proposition 1, also known as the law and justice tax, Grandview City Council members Monday night adopted a resolution proclaiming their stance on the issue.

Round 3 boxers staging bouts Saturday

GRANGER - Round 3 Boxing Club in Granger will soon enter its fourth year of existence this November. What was once just a pipe dream is now a solidified, recognized boxing club in the Lower Valley with more to come.

OBITUARY

EDUARDO M. RODRIGUEZ

EDUARDO M. RODRIGUEZ

Monday, October 5

Ephrata 2-1 winners at Grandview

GRANDVIEW - The Lady Greyhounds fought tooth and nail with visiting Ephrata this past Saturday, but fell short, 2-1.

Accident sends 12-year-old to Seattle hospital

Shortly after 7 a.m. this morning, Monday, Sunnyside police responded to a traffic accident in the 900 block of Yakima Valley Highway that sent one young girl to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

'Hello Dolly' affords audience plenty of laughs

I love community theater, and the "Over the Hill Senior Theatricals" production of "Hello Dolly" only solidifies why.

DEATH NOTICE

PHILIP W. ANDERSON JR.

PHILIP W. ANDERSON JR.

Granger's Matt James too much for Vikes on Homecoming night

MABTON - It wasn't a pretty night for homecoming football in Mabton this past Friday.

Late rally by Sunnyside dooms Pasco homecoming

PASCO - A 12-yard TD pass from Andrew Daley to James Sanchez with under three and a half minutes to play, coupled with a 27-yard field goal by Israel Manzo with just 47 seconds left in the game rallied the Sunnyside Grizzlies to a 22-21 victory over the Pasco Bulldogs.

Friday, October 2

Book Review

Old Farmer's Almanac 'useful with a pleasant degree of humor'

Old Farmer's Almanac 'useful with a pleasant degree of humor'

Touchet too much for short-handed Knights

It's bad enough that the Sunnyside Christian Knights lost their quarterback last week, last night they lost their back-up signal caller in a 48-24 home league loss to Touchet.

Snipes Brewery garners bronze at national contest

There's a first time for everything, including winning a medal at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo.

Jennie's Journey

Are you paying attention to the health care debate?

Are you paying attention to the health care debate?

Despite national recession, city of Sunnyside on the grow

There may be a national recession underway, but don't tell that to the city of Sunnyside.

Quincy Jackrabbits no match for GHS girls

GRANDVIEW - Youth and inexperience hasn't derailed the perennially tough Grandview High School girls volleyball program.

Guest Opinion

Is motherhood a competitive advantage on TV?

Is motherhood a competitive advantage on TV?

Miss Cinco de Mayo helping youngsters in local classrooms

Reading and math are two areas in need of improvement at Sunnyside's schools, according to WASL score results.

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Sunnyside behind curve with tourism

Sunnyside behind curve with tourism

Thursday, October 1

Exchange students at Sunnyside Christian immersed in American culture

The three foreign exchange students at Sunnyside Christian High School have become more comfortable with their new surroundings as they immerse themselves in the culture there.

Lingerie-clad baristas serve it up piping hot at Sunnyside coffee shop

Savannah Desert Espresso is hoping to heat up Sunnyside this fall with its new espresso stand located at 415 Yakima Valley Highway.

Flu bug hits schools

Looks like the flu season may have started a little earlier than normal here in Sunnyside as the local schools saw a dramatic drop in attendance last week.

Harvest is underway, crop outlook good for grape growers

PROSSER - A round table discussion about this year's grape harvest took place this morning (Thursday) at the monthly grape fieldman's breakfast in Prosser.

Marquez, Castaneda post District meet qualifying times

KENNEWICK - Lady Greyhound swimmers Samanta Castaneda and Amanda Marquez trekked to Kennewick Tuesday night to compete in a swim meet.