Stories for September 2009

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Wednesday, September 30



State switching medical clients to plastic ID cards

The Department of Social and Health Services is notifying its one million medical clients that the state is switching to the same kind of plastic ID card used by private health insurance companies, a convenience for clients and doctors.

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Tuesday, September 29



Broersma sets State meet qualifying time

ELLENSBURG - Sunnyside's Marisa Broersma finally met her benchmark goal of swimming a State meet qualifying time this past Saturday at the Central Washington University hosted pentathlon.

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Monday, September 28



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LEWISTON, IDAHO - Oh, so close! The Sunnyside Grizzly football team nearly notched its first win of the season last Friday. In the end, though, the Lewiston Bengals came up with a huge defensive play and held on for a 28-24 victory.

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Friday, September 25

   

Greyhounds sweep Wolves

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Greyhounds volleyball team continued its unblemished run through the CWAC South with a 25-10, 25-21, 25-10 win against the Wapato Wolves last night, Thursday.

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Long-time Grandview rodeo promoters hanging up their spurs

GRANDVIEW - Since 2001 Sharon and Ben Fisher have been fixtures on the Grandview rodeo scene. But it will be new faces that lead the rodeo charge next year as Sharon recently resigned as chairman of the rodeo committee and Ben stepped down from committee activities.

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Mabton superintendant retiring

MABTON - At the end of this school year, Mabton School District Superintendent Sandra Pasiero-Davis will hang her hat, call it a day and retire.

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Thursday, September 24

 

Natural gas drilling near Bickleton halted

BICKLETON - Denver, Co. based Delta Petroleum completed a well drilling operation near Bickleton and this week announced it is considering its next steps in the search for natural gas in the area.

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Wednesday, September 23

      

Rams sweep Lady Grizzlies

Lack of a team effort was the culprit in the 3A Sunnyside Lady Grizzly volleyball team's 3-0 home loss to 3A West Valley last night, Tuesday.

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Connell Eagles escape Mabton with win

MABTON - The Connell Eagles scored two goals in the final 12 minutes of play to escape with a 2-1 victory over the Mabton High School girls soccer team last night, Tuesday.

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Tuesday, September 22

   

Mothers of young children offered support group

GRANDVIEW - Mothers wanting a place where they can learn from other mothers, a place to obtain advice and socialize, have that opportunity through the Moms of Tots group that meets at the Grandview Church of Nazarene.

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Sunnyside man picks up NHRA win

Michael Dalrymple's quest for perfection got a much needed boost last month when he picked up a NHRA Division 6 win in Montana and a semi-final showing in Minnesota.

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Monday, September 21



Lady Pirates 3-0 winners

BICKLETON - "It took us a while to get rolling, as the saying goes," said Lady Pirates Coach Kim Clinton of this past Friday's home court match-up against Kahlotus.

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Sunnyside girls winners

YAKIMA - The 3A Sunnyside High School volleyball team earned its first win of the season in convincing fashion this past Saturday with a 3-0 victory at 4A Davis.

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Runaway killer captured

GOLDENDALE -Sunnyside area residents breathed a little bit easier yesterday, Sunday, with the news that escaped killer Phillip Paul was captured in Goldendale.

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Grandview 3-1 winner over Wildcats

TOPPENISH - "We won, but things didn't start out the way we wanted," said Grandview Coach Anne Holden in talking about this past Saturday's soccer match in Toppenish against the Wildcats.

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Friday, September 18

        

Thursday, September 17

 

State auditors find fault with local school district

The Sunnyside School District has just received yet another audit result featuring three findings, the most serious of which has to do with paying a teacher that wasn't considered highly qualified by standards of grant funding.

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Wednesday, September 16

  

Correction

In regards to the letter to the editor on Sept. 11 in the Daily Sun News by Don Padelford, my husband never served on the draft board during the Vietnam War years.

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Sunnyside boys defeat three league foes

PASCO - The Sunnyside High School boys cross country team won three of seven head-to-head competitions against league opponents during a meet at Pasco yesterday, Tuesday.

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Tuesday, September 15

 

Miss Sunnyside relic found

When Miss Sunnyside Pageant Director Teri Alvarez-Ziegler got word that a possible Miss Sunnyside program relic had been found, she jumped at the chance to look at it.

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Vikes varsity handles Hanford JV, 38-21

MABTON - The Mabton High School varsity football team ran roughshod over the visiting junior varsity football team from Hanford High School last night, beating the Falcons 38-21.

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Airport zoning moratorium still in effect

An almost standing room only crowd showed up at last night's Sunnyside City Council meeting to hear and give input at a public hearing held to determine whether the city council should vote to keep in place a moratorium on the acceptance of applications for permits or approval of zoning changes near the airport.

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Monday, September 14

 

Grizzlies unable to stop Southridge running back

The Sunnyside High School football team played 4A Southridge tight for a quarter and a half this past Friday night before the Suns' Dallin Palmer took over and ran roughshod against the Grizzlies' defense.

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Foster grandparent stays busy helping students

Since 1965 the foster grandparent program has helped nurture struggling youth in America. The local program, sponsored by Catholic Family and Child Services in Yakima, is looking for a few good volunteers.

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Friday, September 11

   

FORUM

'Shaggy' article sells Sunnyside short

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Former police employee charged with theft

An exhausting months-long investigation into the possible theft of thousands of dollars from the Sunnyside Police Department has resulted in a former employee being charged with felony theft.

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CD Review

Mike DiRubbo releases 'Repercussion' as latest effort

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Thursday, September 10

   

ESL classes to begin soon

Sunnyside Free Methodist Church Pastor Carol Stickney is offering ESL classes at the church on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 9



New dispatcher position approved

GRANDVIEW - This past spring, Grandview Police Chief Dave Charvet went before City Council to appeal for a new police dispatcher and the council members believed a fifth full-time employee in that position was a necessity.

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Legacy Project honors Dunbar

OLYMPIA - Space pioneer and Outlook native Bonnie Dunbar, Washington's first female astronaut and now head of the acclaimed Museum of Flight, is the latest Washingtonian of distinction to have her life story told by The Legacy Project, the oral history program established in 2008 by the Washington Secretary of State.

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First year teachers bring skills to the dance floor

Many of them have been students at Sunnyside's Martin's School of Dance for most of their lives and others have brought with them the knowledge of parenting dancers, but the teachers at the school are providing youngsters with opportunities that haven't been available before.

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Lady Grizzlies strong in defeat

On paper it was a 3-0 loss at the hands of Kennewick, but on the court it was a battle as the 3A Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies gave the 4A Lions all they could handle in volleyball action last night, Tuesday.

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Tuesday, September 8

    

State upholds R-71 on election ballot

Secretary of State Sam Reed last week signed paperwork certifying Referendum 71. The action sends the referendum to the November statewide ballot for the general election.

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Grizzly boys show well at cross country jamboree

RICHLAND - Competing in a field that included one other 3A school, Hanford, as well as 4A programs Kamiakin, Southridge and Richland, the Sunnyside boys cross country team made a good showing at the season opening Hanford Jamboree this past Friday.

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Friday, September 4

 

Former Grandview standout making the grade in Idaho

Grandview's Brandon Artz is about to begin his third season with the University of Idaho Vandals. The third year junior walked on the team in 2007 and has steadily improved to be able to help the Vandals win some games this year.

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FORUM

School district administration lopsided

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Grandmother's great adventure

On a recent vacation I passed an old sawmill slash burner. Now abandoned, this tee-pee, or wigwam burner as they were called, was used for burning sawdust.

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Thursday, September 3



Free Grandview fair passes cause confusion

Sunnyside's Thomas Peterson was delighted to learn he'd won a season pass to the 2009 Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo that took place early last month in Grandview. That was until he tried to use it.

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Wednesday, September 2



County approves HOME consortium

Yakima County commissioners yesterday, Tuesday, agreed to the county's role in overseeing the HOME consortium of the cities of Sunnyside, Grandview, Mabton, Union Gap, Wapato and Toppenish.

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Snake River opens Sept. 1 for fall Chinook fishing

OLYMPIA - Two sections of the lower Snake River in southeast Washington have opened for fall Chinook salmon fishing with some changes from last year's season, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced.

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Tuesday, September 1



YCDA to host business classes

YAKIMA - Several business development classes will be offered this month and in October by New Vision, the Yakima County Development Association.

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