Stories for October 2009

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Friday, October 30

 

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.

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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.

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City council relies on info from city staff

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CD Review

Colligan pounds out perfection at start but finishes weak

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Thursday, October 29

   

Wednesday, October 28



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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, October 27

    

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.

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Monday, October 26



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.

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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.

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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.

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Friday, October 23



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.

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Thursday, October 22

    

Wednesday, October 21



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Passage of I-1033 would gut K-12 funding

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, October 20

      

Monday, October 19

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Friday, October 16

  

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.

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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.

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CD Review

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

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Thursday, October 15

       

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.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, October 13

   

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).

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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.

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Friday, October 9

         

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.

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Thursday, October 8



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.

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Wednesday, October 7

       

Tuesday, October 6

 

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.

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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.

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Monday, October 5

  

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.

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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.

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Friday, October 2



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Sunnyside behind curve with tourism

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Book Review

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

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Thursday, October 1



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.

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