Stories for August 2010


Monday, August 30


Local PGA pro 46th at Northwest Open

WALLA WALLA - Justin Bos, the assistant PGA club pro at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, notched a 46th place finish from a 120-golfer field at last week's Pacific Northwest PGA Open.

August 30, 2010 2:48 p.m. read more..

Tri-Cities golfer Banana Belt winner

Meadow Springs Country Club member Chris Indall shot an even-par 144 to win top honors in the 2010 Banana Belt, the most prestigious event that Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course stages each year.

August 30, 2010 2:46 p.m. read more..

Friday, August 27


New law would keep Tiger Woods single

With the ink barely dry on his divorce papers, Tiger Woods now has every right to date as many strippers, skanks and porn stars as his heart desires. If the one-time-great golfer wants to become involved with two Kardashian sisters, a handful of "Hills" castoffs and the entire waitstaff of the Indianapolis Hooters, Woods can fill his every waking moment with a flood of breast implants, hot pants, spray tanner and giant sunglasses.

August 27, 2010 4:29 p.m. read more..

Girl Scouts sign-ups ongoing in Lower Valley

The Girl Scouts is an organization that has served girls for nearly 100 years. Lower Valley girls are being encouraged to find out for themselves what the Girls Scouts can do to enhance their lives.

August 27, 2010 4:24 p.m. read more..

Miss Sunnyside candidate Maria Elena Sosa

She feels it is important for every citizen to step up in service to their community and Maria Elena Sosa is working to do just that as a candidate for the 2010-11 Miss Sunnyside title.

August 27, 2010 4:24 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, August 25


Going wireless

There was a moment this past week when I suddenly felt every ounce of my age, which is 50 for just a couple more weeks. It wasn't because I was tired or anything creaked or ached.

August 25, 2010 3:56 p.m. read more..

Spreading lies will hurt the right come November

I understand politics can be especially brutal but I really thought I had heard the last of the old 'Obama is a Muslim' issue. It worries me that after more than two years there are still people who believe that.

August 25, 2010 3:55 p.m. read more..

Grandview mountain climber details ascent of Mt. Aconagua

Grandview's Greg Pickel, an avid mountain climber, was the featured guest at Monday's Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club meeting and relayed his experiences of climbing Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Andes mountain range and the highest mountain in the Americas at 22,841 feet.

August 25, 2010 3:47 p.m. read more..

Mabton hires new cops

MABTON - Via a 4-0 vote the Mabton City Council authorized the hiring of two new police officers at last night's meeting.

August 25, 2010 3:43 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, August 24

35-year veteran officially retired

GRANDVIEW - At Monday night's Grandview School Board meeting, the board of directors acknowledged the service of retiring high school teacher Perry Hackett. Hackett taught automotive technology and applied mathematics with the Grandview School District for 35 years.

August 24, 2010 3:13 p.m. read more..

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Friday, August 13


Miss Sunnyside candidate Gabriela Sanchez

With a love of history and the people who have lived it, Gabriela Sanchez hopes to help the residents at Sunnyside's Sun Terrace Assisted Living if selected to serve as Miss Sunnyside.

August 13, 2010 1:59 p.m. read more..

Local church stages community giveaway

When people and organizations across America realize they have too much excess stuff in their lives and not enough money, they pull out the big tables, set up their goods and post a sign that says 'Yard Sale.'

August 13, 2010 1:55 p.m. read more..

Thursday, August 12


Wildfire damage less than usual

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) this week released a snapshot of the number of wildfires and acres burned on state and private lands that the department protects.

August 12, 2010 4:06 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, August 11


Judicial candidate touts objectivity

Doug Federspiel is a candidate for Yakima County District Court judge, position 4. This morning, Wednesday, he told the Daybreak Rotary Club of Sunnyside that he believes in blind justice.

August 11, 2010 4:47 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, August 10

Gang homes put on notice via adoption of new city law

After much consideration and hearing from Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder last night about two proposed ordinances, the Sunnyside City Council adopted one new law, but elected to wait until Monday, Aug. 23, to further consider the other.

August 10, 2010 4:06 p.m. read more..

Kroger snares hole-in-one

It's getting to be old hat for Sunnyside's Donna Kroger. The local linkster recorded her fourth career hole-in-hole this past Saturday.

August 10, 2010 4:03 p.m. read more..

Monday, August 9

Outlook family displaced by fire

OUTLOOK - An Outlook family will be receiving assistance from the American Red Cross after an electrical fire devastated their two-story home on Saturday, Aug. 7.

August 9, 2010 3:54 p.m. read more..

School nutrition director hits the ground running

She started her new job less than a month before the start of the 2010-11 school year and, as a result, Yvonne Ramirez has jumped right in to her duties as the Sunnyside School District's nutrition services director.

August 9, 2010 3:52 p.m. read more..

Friday, August 6


SHS class of 1970 seeks members for 40th reunion

The Sunnyside High School class of 1970 reunion committee is seeking help in contacting classmates about the upcoming 40th class reunion. The reunion is planned for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3 and 4. Friday evening will be a no-host get together at El Valle Restaurant starting at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening will be at Snipe's Mountain Restaurant and Brewery starting with a no-host social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m.

August 6, 2010 1:39 p.m. read more..

Thursday, August 5


McDonald's breaks ground on new golden arches

An indoor play land and a double drive-thru are in store for Sunnyside area residents, as the McDonald's restaurant in Sunnyside broke ground this morning, Thursday, on a $2 million expansion near the same site.

August 5, 2010 3:48 p.m. read more..

Blood drive to be held at St. Joseph School

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at St. Joseph's School in Sunnyside, located at 907 South Sixth Street. The blood drive will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 5, 2010 3:47 p.m. read more..

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