Stories for February 2010


Friday, February 26


Connell ends Mabton girls' season

KENNEWICK- The Mabton Lady Vikings' dreams of making it to the 1A State tournament were dashed by Connell last night, as the Eagles handed them a 43-32 defeat.

February 26, 2010 2:47 p.m. read more..

Thursday, February 25


Civil Air Patrol open to young and old alike

Sunnyside's Daybreak Rotary Club learned the ins and outs of the Yakima Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol this past Wednesday morning courtesy of First Lieutenant Norm Kautz and mission pilot Jack Parker.

February 25, 2010 3:53 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, February 24


Tuesday, February 23


Harrison Middle School honor roll

It is often said that children and teenagers today are just too busy. With all the after school activities available, how could anyone find time to do their school work, too? The students of Harrison Middle School do not seem to have much problem keeping up their grades.

February 23, 2010 3:10 p.m. read more..

Monday, February 22


Grandview police investigating shooting

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police are investigating whether or not a drive-by shooting in the area of Stassen Park and West Fifth Street yesterday morning (Sunday) resulted in injury.

February 22, 2010 3:07 p.m. read more..

Grizzly grapplers place two at State

TACOMA - The Sunnyside High School wrestling program may have fallen short of last year's fifth-place finish at the State 3A wrestling tourney, but the Grizzlies still proved plenty competitive.

February 22, 2010 3:02 p.m. read more..

Friday, February 19


Sunnyside couple helping people recover in Haiti

Dan and Sherry Haak are not strangers to the adversity the people of Haiti have endured over the years, but the couple was called into action late last month when Heartline Ministries asked the couple to assist in relief efforts following the Jan. 12 earthquake.

February 19, 2010 3:19 p.m. read more..

Thursday, February 18


Sunnyside schools in state of flux

A "complete and thorough analysis" of the Sunnyside School District's organizational structure was recently completed, and Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole last night shared what the results of that analysis at his State of the Schools address.

February 18, 2010 2:42 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, February 17


22-year-old man shot early this morning

Jose Acevedo, 22, of Sunnyside suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of a bullet hitting his leg in a shooting incident that occurred at approximately 6:40 a.m. this morning (Wednesday) in the 1000 block of South 10th Street, according to Sunnyside police.

February 17, 2010 2:44 p.m. read more..

Grizzlies win tune-up for District tourney

The Sunnyside Grizzlies boys basketball team overcame a fierce first quarter push by West Valley last night (Tuesday) to beat the Rams 75-54, winning the last regular game of the season before starting District play on Saturday.

February 17, 2010 2:38 p.m. read more..

Vikings victorious in 1A District opener

MABTON - The Mabton Vikings boys basketball team moved within one victory of a State berth when they beat the Columbia-Burbank Coyotes 60-52 last night (Tuesday) in the opening round of Districts.

February 17, 2010 2:37 p.m. read more..

Ragamuffin girl now enjoying life's chocolates

PROSSER - Everybody knows that classic movie line, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." But if you think this saying from the 1994 film Forrest Gump is just Hollywood Fancy and has no significance in real life, Candy Troutman would kindly disagree.

February 17, 2010 2:33 p.m. read more..


Public vote amendment was last means effort to soften new tax bill

February 17, 2010 2:26 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, February 16

Woman discovers bullet holes in her home

Just after 3 p.m. yesterday (Monday) a woman living in the 1600 block of Apricot Road near Grandview called the Yakima County Sheriff's Office stating she found a bullet hole in her bedroom. The hole led her to discover the bullet had traversed through the room. Further inspection led to the discovery of another bullet hole outside her home.

February 16, 2010 2:45 p.m. read more..

Monday, February 15


SCHS Lady Knights secure 1B State berth

The Sunnyside Christian girls basketball team defeated Klickitat 71-20 last Friday in the first round of Districts at Sunnyside High School. The Lady Knights carried the momentum into Saturday's game against Trout Lake/Glenwood and won 55-28.

February 15, 2010 3:55 p.m. read more..

Friday, February 12


House approves wildfire measure

OLYMPIA - The House of Representatives this past Wednesday passed a measure to improve communications during a wildfire, one of a series of bills aimed at addressing wildfire response.

February 12, 2010 4:01 p.m. read more..

Vikings edged by Naches Valley

NACHES - Trying to secure second place in the SCAC West all for themselves, the Mabton Vikings boys basketball team went into Naches with a mission. But Naches Valley's Wesston Parker came alive for 14 second-half points that helped the Rangers edge Mabton by one point, 39-38.

February 12, 2010 3:57 p.m. read more..

Guerra's Coffee Co. to host art exhibit

Coffee lovers who just happen to delight in fine art will be pleased to know Guerra's Coffee Company in Sunnyside is hosting "Reflections From Nature: An Inner Journey," an art exhibit featuring the works of Rama Devagupta.

February 12, 2010 3:47 p.m. read more..

Book Review

'The End of Food' a stark look at realities associated with the food system

February 12, 2010 3:45 p.m. read more..

Thursday, February 11


GHS student advances to state art show

GRANDVIEW - All Grandview High School's Chelsea Meyer needed to unleash a burst of fresh inner creativity was a Photoshop challenge issued by a friend via Facebook.

February 11, 2010 2:22 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, February 10


Mabton hires police chief

MABTON - The city of Mabton has a new police chief, Rick Gutierrez, formerly a Selah police chief and 25-year law enforcement veteran.

February 10, 2010 2:41 p.m. read more..

Grizzlies can't hold off Wenatchee

The Sunnyside boys basketball team controlled the Wenatchee Panthers for the first three quarters of last night's CBBN Columbia Division match-up. But every game is four quarters and the Grizzlies suddenly couldn't find the basket in the final stanza and lost 55-48.

February 10, 2010 2:29 p.m. read more..

Millers celebrate 50 years together

Dale and Barbara Miller of Sunnyside are celebrating 50 years of marriage Saturday, Feb. 13. An open house reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Sunnyside United Methodist Church Memorial Hall, on 9th and Edison.

February 10, 2010 2:23 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, February 9

City Council shows interest in K-9 program here

With the thought of making Sunnyside a place criminals would want nothing to do with, the Sunnyside City Council last night, Monday, mulled over the possibility of starting up a K-9 program at a workshop held before the regularly scheduled meeting.

February 9, 2010 2:54 p.m. read more..

Monday, February 8

Horses shot in Outlook area

Yesterday (Sunday) at approximately 9 a.m. the Yakima County Sheriff's Office was alerted to a shooting incident in which four horses were shot.

February 8, 2010 2:21 p.m. read more..

Bickleton scores two big wins

The Bickleton girls basketball team had something to cheer about this past weekend as they rolled over the Klickitat Vandals 70-58 Friday and plundered Yakama Tribal 52-41 Saturday.

February 8, 2010 2:07 p.m. read more..

Mabton Vikings muzzle Scotties, 46-31

COWICHE - Using good defense and offensive runs here and there the Mabton boys basketball team ran roughshod over the Highland Scotties this past Saturday, winning 46-31 in a SCAC West matchup.

February 8, 2010 2:07 p.m. read more..

Grizzlies take bite out of Bulldogs' bark

Bouncing back from a tough loss is always hard to do but the Sunnyside Grizzlies were up to the challenge this past Friday as they mauled the visiting Pasco Bulldogs boys basketball team 66-48 in CBBN Columbia Division play.

February 8, 2010 2:06 p.m. read more..

Friday, February 5



Online site helpful in keeping alive local memories

February 5, 2010 4:39 p.m. read more..

Thursday, February 4


Wellness events planned in February

Wellness Wednesdays continue this month in the Lower Valley, a partnership between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Sunnyside Community Hospital.

February 4, 2010 1:53 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, February 3


Knights secure 1B league title

Last night's game was never in doubt for the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team, as the Knights stormed past the visiting Yakama Tribal Eagles, 91-31.

February 3, 2010 4:12 p.m. read more..

Mabton names new school 'super'

GRANDVIEW - Growing up in the Lower Valley as the child of migrant farm workers, Mabton's newly named Schools Superintendent Minerva Morales learned the importance of perseverance and education.

February 3, 2010 4:09 p.m. read more..

Afghani sisters share tales of horror

Delta Kappa Gamma sorority members converged at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church on the hill in Sunnyside this past, Monday to hear two young women speak about Afghanistan horrors.

February 3, 2010 4:07 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, February 2

Man stabbed, unwilling to name suspect

Last night (Monday) at approximately 8:20 p.m. a man was brought into the Sunnyside Community Hospital emergency room with a stab wound to his back. The hospital alerted the Yakima County Sheriff's Office of the incident.

February 2, 2010 3:29 p.m. read more..

Sunnyside paves the way for airport expansion

After two years of public hearings and planning commission meetings, the Sunnyside City Council adopted an airport overlay ordinance by a vote of 5-2 at last night's council meeting to protect the city's airport from encroachment.

February 2, 2010 3:27 p.m. read more..

The Hatchery has something for everyone

Nestled on Sheller Road less than two miles after getting off of Highway 241 lies perhaps one of Sunnyside's best kept secrets, as well as an antique lover/thrift shopping addict's delight.

February 2, 2010 3:06 p.m. read more..

Monday, February 1


SCHS Lady Knights victorious twice

The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights were on the road twice, but earned two league victories this past weekend, first at Bickleton (56-34) Friday and next at Klickitat (71-17) Saturday.

February 1, 2010 3:06 p.m. read more..

Grizzly cage team over-powers Southridge

The Sunnyside boys basketball team continued its strong season this past weekend with a win against the Southridge Suns on Friday at home but fell to the Kennewick Lions Saturday night on the road in overtime.

February 1, 2010 3:05 p.m. read more..