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Monday, August 30

Gunfire erupts in Lower Yakima Valley

The Yakima County Sheriff's office fielded five reports of gunfire from the Lower Valley since this past Friday.

Bail set at $1million for suspect in child murder

YAKIMA - A judge in Yakima County Superior Court last Friday set bail for Juan Balverde Lopez, 18, of Sunnyside at $1 million during a preliminary hearing.

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.

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.

Free bicycles for kids between 8 and 18 years old through Sunnyside Lucky 7 Bikes shop

Lucky 7 Bikes, a division of Sunnyside's Promise, has immediate openings available for boys and girls interested in earning a new bicycle.

OBITUARY

BENJAMIN MIRON

BENJAMIN MIRON

DEATH NOTICE

TIMOTEO MERCADO GARCIA

TIMOTEO MERCADO GARCIA

Friday, August 27

'F' as in Frank

Swansen's influence currently being felt in downtown Sunnyside

Swansen's influence currently being felt in downtown Sunnyside

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.

Guest Column

Do same-sex couples really want to get married?

Do same-sex couples really want to get married?

Sunnyside School District 2010-11 Calendar

Aug. 25 - First day of school

Sunnyside School Board approves hiring of new manager for business, finance

The Sunnyside School Board approved the appointment of Jeff Loe as the business manager in the finance and operations department during its Thursday, Aug. 26, board meeting.

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.

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.

Second degree murder charge sought in death of local toddler

Sunnyside detectives have been busy gathering facts and evidence related to the death of two-year-old Benjamin Miron, who was believed to be killed by Juan Balverde Lopez, 18, of Sunnyside.

Bar owner likely stalled in effort to bring adult entertainment to downtown tavern

Sunnyside tavern owner Chuck Egley thinks he might have a cure for what's ailing his downtown establishment.

DUI Court proposed for Yakima County

Yakima County District Court is hoping to get a grant to fund a special court that will help monitor those convicted of DUI offenses.

Sunnyside schools' 2010-11 budget tops $110 million

The Sunnyside School Board held its budget hearing yesterday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m., just before the regularly scheduled school board meeting.

OBITUARY

MARIA GUZMAN

MARIA GUZMAN

Thai exchange student adjusting to life in Sunnyside

The weather isn't humid, but Sarali Phutiphat still thinks it's hot in Sunnyside.

SHS dance team hosting Little Grizz Dance Camp in September

Starting Monday, Sept. 13, the Sunnyside High School Grizzly Dance Team will be holding its ninth annual Little Grizz Dance Camp.

Local dragsters in the hunt for 2010 NHRA titles

The Lower Valley was in the winner's circle this past week as two local residents won regional drag racing events hosted by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).

Man arrested in connection with toddler's death

A two-year old boy, who was taken to Toppenish Community Hospital yesterday (Wednesday), is believed to be a homicide victim, according to Sunnyside Police officials.

Vandalism string grows in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Four times since yesterday, Wednesday, Grandview Police were called to the scene of vehicle windows that were smashed out.

Water management officials seek public's help in drafting new policies

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking the public's help in finding ways to improve its management of water resources in Washington state for the benefit of current and future water users.

Sunnyside councilwoman earns advanced certificate of municipal leadership

Sunnyside City Councilwoman Theresa Hancock recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities. Hancock completed more than 60 hours of training credits to earn this distinction.

Wednesday, August 25

DEATH NOTICE

ALETTA RUTH FORTUNE

ALETTA RUTH FORTUNE

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.

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.

More than 20 new teachers on board at Grandview schools

GRANDVIEW - Nearly 25 teachers have joined the Grandview School District for the 2010-11 school year, which began yesterday (Tuesday).

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.

Special session will address which firm will provide city of Sunnyside's insurance coverage

This past Monday the Sunnyside City Council was unable to reach a decision in deciding to approve Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) as its new property and casualty insurance carrier.

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.

Grandview beefs up code enforcement

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council handed its staff a new tool to address nuisances in town.

Sunnyside School District kicks off 2010-11 with district-wide rally for staff

Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn kicked off the 2010-11 school year in Sunnyside yesterday with a rousing speech that included music from the movie Flash Dance and some help from the blues.

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.

Pawn broker licensing laws to go before council Sept. 13

Monday, the Sunnyside City Council during its workshop heard from Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder regarding laws pertaining to the licensing of pawn shops.

City one step closer to adopting dance hall ordinance

With three dance halls in the city of Sunnyside and no particular laws regulating them, the Sunnyside City Council is eying a new ordinance that will hold owners of such establishments more accountable.

Mabton School Board approves contracts

MABTON - The Mabton School Board last night, Monday, approved several new contracts for the 2010-11 school year.

School board considers criteria in awarding scholarship monies

GRANDVIEW - When former Grandview School District Superintendent Darrell Smith left the district with a generous donation for scholarships, he did so with no stipulations on how the money should be distributed.

ESD 105 names new building in honor of SHS grad

YAKIMA - The nearly completed new office and meeting facility at Educational Service District 105 now has a name: the Maggie Perez Student Success Center. Perez is a Sunnyside High School graduate.

OBITUARY

EVA GARCIA SANCHEZ

EVA GARCIA SANCHEZ

PAID OBITUARY

WILLIAM MICHAEL BURGARD

WILLIAM MICHAEL BURGARD

Monday, August 23

Black Rock Creek still atop senior

KENNEWICK - A second-place finish at last week's stop on the 2010 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour keeps the Black Rock Creek team atop the standings.

OBITUARY

ROSA LEE TRUPP

ROSA LEE TRUPP

DEATH NOTICE

EVA GARCIA SANCHEZ

EVA GARCIA SANCHEZ

Community center's fall programs begin today

Sunnyside's Promise has completed its summer programs at the Sunnyside Community Center, but today marks the beginning of its fall programs.

SHS alum school district's new facilities director

Longtime Sunnyside resident Jeremy Hazzard was recently promoted to the post of facilities director for the Sunnyside School District.

Outlook woman finds happiness in spreading the word of God

Working with her church, the Neighborhood Church Assemblies of God and the organization King's Castle, Outlook's Tarah Cruz recently returned from her second trip to El Salvador where she helped spread the word of God.

Friday, August 20

Three-acre wetland project first step for Port

Port of Sunnyside commissioners Wednesday night approved a contract with Tetra Tech not to exceed $184,049.

Smile, you're on crooked camera!

Sunnysiders look to cameras to catch crooks in the act

Sunnysiders look to cameras to catch crooks in the act

2010 Miss Sunnyside candidate Victoria Schmidling

As a person who cares how others view the community to which she belongs, Victoria Schmidling wishes to be an ambassador for Sunnyside.

Seminary graduate takes on pastoral role at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

Sunnyside's Our Saviour's Lutheran Church has for some time been without a pastor, but that recently changed with the arrival of Pastor Katrina Walther and her young family.

Guest Editorial

Obama's choice: Boy Scouts or Islam

Obama's choice: Boy Scouts or Islam

Jennies Journey

Clean up after yourself ...and others if necessary

Clean up after yourself ...and others if necessary

Thursday, August 19

Junior Achievement seeks to expand in Yakima County

Junior Achievement has made big inroads with schools in Kittitas County and the Yakima area.

Grizzly Academy helping freshmen settle in at high school

For the past three days nearly 170 freshman students that will begin studying at Sunnyside High School next week have been attending the first ever Grizzly Academy.

Meeting set to discuss future of fishing on White Salmon River without Condit Dam

With removal of Condit Dam set to begin next fall, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Underwood to discuss the future of sport fisheries on the White Salmon River.

Team penning contest in Sunnyside this weekend

The Yakima Valley Team Penning Club will this coming weekend (Saturday and Sunday) be hosting its largest ever competition in Sunnyside.

Harriet Thompson parents invited to meet teachers

GRANDVIEW - Grandview's Harriet Thompson Elementary School is providing parents an opportunity to meet their students' teachers next Monday, Aug. 23.

Freshmen orientation this Friday

Sunnyside High School is hosting an orientation session for all incoming freshmen this Friday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 a.m.

OBITUARY

GUADALUPE CASTANEDA

GUADALUPE CASTANEDA

DEATH NOTICE

EMILIA PALACIOS MIRELES

EMILIA PALACIOS MIRELES

Wednesday, August 18

Grandview man sentenced to prison for child rape; Sunnyside man charged with possessing 14 lbs. of marijuana

YAKIMA - The Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney's office this week secured a sentence for crimes committed by a Grandview man, while at the same time taking on a case involving a Sunnyside man.

Rossi vs. Murray this November

With no local school or city offices up for grabs the spotlight was on national campaigns during yesterday's primary election.

Pacific Power set to begin installing new automated meters

There have been over the years many local residents who have been frustrated with power bills that were first estimated, then corrected with an actual meter reading.

Local youths accentuate the positives in Sunnyside...reports police chief

Instead of speaking in depth about recent problems the city has been having with gang members, Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder spoke to the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club this past Monday about some recent events that have put Sunnyside into a positive light.

Flushing of hydrants to be conducted throughout Sunnyside starting next Monday

The city of Sunnyside will perform a water system flushing next week, from Monday, Aug. 23, through Thursday, Aug. 26. The hydrant flushing will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the city each of those four days.

Spaghetti feed fundraiser on tap Saturday for Mabton man diagnosed with cance

Friends and family members of Jose Saenz of Mabton are being encouraged to turn out this coming Saturday for a spaghetti feed fundraising dinner at the Sunnyside Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge.

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Mabton event big success

Mabton event big success

'F' as in Frank

Answers needed before construction of mosque

Answers needed before construction of mosque

Words from Washington

We must repeal and replace trillion dollar health care law

We must repeal and replace trillion dollar health care law

OBITUARY

GUADALUPE CASTANEDA

GUADALUPE CASTANEDA

Tuesday, August 17

State auditors give Sunnyside schools squeaky clean report

After being dinged in past years with findings by the state auditor's office, the Sunnyside School District's books received a clean bill of health according to the state's most recent audit.

Port of Sunnyside books get a thumbs up from state auditors

It's an annual tradition for the Port of Sunnyside in getting a good report from the state auditor's office.

Law enforcement community rocked by deaths of three State Patrol officers

ZILLAH - The remains of three Washington State Patrol employees, two troopers and a communications officer, have been positively identified.

OBITUARY

RAYMOND J. MINNICH

RAYMOND J. MINNICH

Monday, August 16

Shots ring out at Sunnyside's Central Park

A report of 10 shots fired in Central Park just before midnight on Saturday was one of three calls Sunnyside police received since this past Thursday regarding gunfire.

Sunnyside hosts statewide academy for police explorers

Two hundred police explorers and officers called Sunnyside home for a few days last week when a statewide explorer academy was held at Harrison Middle School.

Reunion brings together four generations of Sunnyside pioneer family

The Bridgman Farm serves as a testament to what hard work and strong family ethics can produce.

Oregon man's horses win team pull contest

GRANDVIEW - The winning teams at last Friday afternoon's team pull exhibition at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo pulled 9,000 lbs.

Dakota Beck walks away with bull riding crown at rodeo staged in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - The bulls were tough this past weekend at the 2010 Pro-West Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo as all but one cowboy was sent to the dirt on Friday and Saturday nights.

Naches boy crawls away from Diaper Derby with blue ribbon honors

GRANDVIEW - Eight-month-old Hunter Stanton of Naches and 11-month-old Marisol Rodriguez of Grandview went second-for-second against each other at this year's 26th annual Diaper Derby at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo in Grandview this past Friday.

OBITUARY

RAYMOND J. MINNICH

RAYMOND J. MINNICH

Friday, August 13

Doc's prescription for country's woes different than that of Obama's party

Runaway spending and a slow economic recovery are just two of the things U.S. Representative Doc Hastings (R-Wa.) spoke about yesterday (Thursday) as the guest of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce.

Community leaders getting serious about attracting tourists to Lower Valley

The Port of Sunnyside and Sunnyside's airport commission have been seeking ways in which to attract more tourists visiting the Seattle area to the Lower Valley.

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.

Palomarez powers Nationals to all-star softball victory

The long ball won out over small ball last night in the Nationals' 13-12 victory over the Americans in the Lower Valley Men's Softball Association's all-star game.

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.'

Idaho native finds 'forever friend'

PROSSER - "Teacher, he's looking at me!"

Grape stomp registrations being accepted

GRANDVIEW - The annual Great Grandview Grape Stomp is set for Saturday, Sept. 11.

Guest Editorial

Super-sizing the law

Super-sizing the law

Cutting to the Core

Keep your eyes on the road

Keep your eyes on the road

Thursday, August 12

Sun Valley upgrade hits a few snags

Good news for the north addition to Sun Valley Elementary School is met with bad news on the south addition.

State removes 6,200 people from health care coverage

An audit conducted by the state agency that provides health insurance to state employees has identified 6,200 dependents who should not receive coverage.

Sunnyside schools offering tutoring to all students

The Sunnyside School District will be providing free tutoring because students in seven of its school buildings are not making adequate yearly progress.

Grizzly Academy designed to boost freshmen's success

All incoming Sunnyside High School freshmen are invited to attend the first ever Grizzly Academy, which begins on Monday, Aug. 16, at Sunnyside High School.

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.

DEATH NOTICE

CHARLES ALOYIUS BOBOTH

CHARLES ALOYIUS BOBOTH

Wednesday, August 11

Drive-by shooting targets Outlook home

A weapon violation report brought Yakima County Sheriff's deputies to Second Avenue in Outlook early this morning at 12:33 a.m.

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.

Mabton City Council gives new garbage containers nod of approval

MABTON - The Mabton City Council indicated to Yakima Waste Systems Inc. District Manager Scott Robertson at last night's meeting that the city was ready to switch from garbage cans to a uniform garbage cart that can be picked up automatically from a truck.

Zoning proposals raise concerns for Port of Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Proposals made by the Grandview Planning Commission to change zoning for light industrial areas of town came under fire last night, Tuesday, by the Port of Grandview.

Grizzly athletes urged to get cleared for fall sports seasons this coming Friday

Football, swimming, volleyball, cross-country and soccer practices at Sunnyside High School all are scheduled to get underway within the next week and a half.

Mabton City Council mulls hiking water and sewer fees

MABTON - Mabton Mayor Angel Reyna asked city council members to start thinking of ways to replenish the water/sewer emergency fund after spending 80 percent of reserves for a facility plan at its water treatment plant.

City eyes new way to collect abatement fees

This past Monday the Sunnyside City Council heard of a new way in which the city can collect fees associated with property abatements.

Roofing materials depend on owner's taste

There's no shortage of options for home owners looking to fix up a roof or replace their roof altogether.

Easy to do back yard pond can spruce up any landscape

Adding a small, do-it-yourself back yard pond can add beauty and tranquility to your life.

Trip to Uganda expands local teacher's view of the world

A few years ago a vocal group, known as "The Chosen," visited the home of Sunnyside High School English teacher Maria Preston's parents, drawing the family's interest in helping the people of Uganda.

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Appreciate on-line news

Appreciate on-line news

Words from Washington

Time to cut back...not spend billions on state bailouts

Time to cut back...not spend billions on state bailouts

Jennie's Journey

It's fair time

It's fair time

OBITUARY

CHARLES ALOYIUS BOBOTH

CHARLES ALOYIUS BOBOTH

DEATH NOTICE

PHILIP PADY

PHILIP PADY

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.

Grandview School Board approves 2010-11 budget

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School District now has a budget in place for the 2010-11 year.

New city manager signs employment contract

Last night Sunnyside's new city manager, Mark Gervasi, was on hand for the approval of his employment contract.

Indall, Laverman, Schutt power local golfers to first-place finish at senior tour competition

MOSES LAKE - The Black Rock Creek senior tour express just keeps rolling along.

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.

88-year-old Sunnyside resident receives American citizenship

Ya soy ciudadano Americano ahora," says Salvador Ruiz Guzman who, at 88 years old, can now proudly call himself an American citizen.

DEATH NOTICE

DOROTHY ANNE SLEATER

DOROTHY ANNE SLEATER

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.

Deputies deal with drive-by shootings

Deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office were kept busy this past weekend, investigating five reports of weapon violations in the Lower Valley.

Contracts OK'd for Sunnyside School District administrators

Sunnyside School Board directors last month approved contracts for the district's administrators.

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.

OBITUARY

JACINTA G. RAMIREZ

JACINTA G. RAMIREZ

DEATH NOTICE

FRANCES MEHRER

FRANCES MEHRER

Friday, August 6

Sunnyside eyes establishing curfew for juveniles

A new ordinance, setting curfew for juveniles, is up for consideration at next Monday's Sunnyside City Council meeting.

New building starts near $3 million in Sunnyside

The Sunnyside building boom continued in July, as city officials gave the thumbs up for 50 new building projects with a combined valuation of $2.9 million.

Miss Sunnyside candidate Rosario Rodriguez

Because she wants young girls to know they don't have to fit within a specified stereotype, Rosario Rodriguez is a candidate for the 2010-11 Miss Sunnyside crown.

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.

Favorite part of real estate agent's job is handing keys over to a new homeowner

D.K. Bain real estate agent Easy Garcia may be the product of a migrant family, but he found roots in the Yakima Valley and settled in.

Dunbar hopes to land shuttle for Washington state

SEATTLE - With five space shuttle missions to her credit, Sunnyside native Bonnie Dunbar is a veteran at shuttle landings.

Sunnyside School District 2010-11 Calendar

Aug. 25 - First day of school

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Reunion thanks

Reunion thanks

Words from Washington

Time to end the bailouts

Time to end the bailouts

'F' as in Frank

A tale of two searches

A tale of two searches

OBITUARY

TOMASA PALOMAREZ

TOMASA PALOMAREZ

Thursday, August 5

Sunnyside School District finishing up 2009-10 budget year in the black

With just one more month left in the 2009-10 fiscal year, the Sunnyside School District looks to be coming in well under their proposed budgets.

Tacoma Avenue home not up to snuff, demolished

It's been three years coming, but the home at 1119 Tacoma Avenue has finally come down.

Tom Denchel Ford closes in Sunnyside

For the second time, Tom Denchel Ford has elected to close its Sunnyside dealership.

Sunnyside man turns four quarters into $380,000

"Just give me one chance," thought Richard E. Foster last Saturday.

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.

Casino night planned for Sunnyside seniors

The Sunnyside Senior Center will be the site tomorrow, Friday, for a casino night open to senior citizens 50 and older.

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.

Dinner plate final stop for youth's monster cabbage

From a tiny little sprout to a full head, Armando Zarco's cabbage is all grown up.

DEATH NOTICE

PEARL J. COLLEY

PEARL J. COLLEY

Wednesday, August 4

August weather predicted to be warmer than usual here

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service in Pendleton, Ore. is predicting August temperatures in the Sunnyside area to be above normal with near normal precipitation.

Sierra Vista Middle School student spends week at space camp

Admittedly, Eunice Perez-Frias was a little frightened that she would be making her way across the country to Alabama on her first trip via air so that she could attend the U.S. Space Academy.

Port of Sunnyside buys Padelford property

The Port of Sunnyside today (Wednesday) held a press conference to announce it has purchased property owned by Don and Colleen Padelford north of the Sunnyside Airport.

Second degree murder charge sought in death of Sunnyside man

YAKIMA - Pedro Lopez Garcia, 21, of Grandview is believed to be responsible for stabbing and running over Pablo Torres Alvarez, 48, of Sunnyside.

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Everett right choice for judge

Everett right choice for judge

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ARE PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY IN THE DAILY SUN NEWS FORUM

Guest Editorial

India scoops U.S. in school reform

India scoops U.S. in school reform

Cutting to the Core

The Christianization of the Piper Cub

The Christianization of the Piper Cub

OBITUARY

DONALD ALLAN CRANE

DONALD ALLAN CRANE

DEATH NOTICE

DANNY LEE MCMURREY

DANNY LEE MCMURREY

Tuesday, August 3

Downtown Sunnyside takes another hit

Downtown Sunnyside has lost yet another longtime fixture as H&H Furniture has decided to move elsewhere.

End of an era as CF Flower attempts to sell downtown properties

An end of an era is upon the residents of Sunnyside as CF Flower, Inc. is looking to sell its downtown properties after more than 60 years of ownership.

'Final Funktier' launches National Night Out Against Crime in Sunnyside

The Sunnyside Police Department, in collaboration with the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and HAPO Community Credit Union, last night (Monday) hosted "The Final Funktier" community event with fun for all.

Drill press donation made to Sunnyside High fusion tech program

Wallula machinist Chuck Fairbairn believes it's important to give students not just book knowledge, but hands-on experience.

OBITUARY

FRANK ADAM FILICETTI

FRANK ADAM FILICETTI

Monday, August 2

OBITUARY

MARY S. SEGOVIA

MARY S. SEGOVIA

Firemen undergo medivac training

Last week Sunnyside residents may have noticed a low-flying helicopter in the downtown area.

Taylor 'kids' visit family homestead

The Scheenstra Dairy near Sunnyside on Alexander Road was the site this past Saturday of a family reunion six decades in the making.

Selah Dolphins edge Sharks for top honors at championship meet

The Sunnyside Sharks came away with the most victories at the Mid-Valley Summer Swim League championship meet this past weekend.

DEATH NOTICE

RODNEY KENT KISSLER

RODNEY KENT KISSLER