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Tuesday, November 30

Funding at the crux of discussions related to Sunnyside's Promise

What should Sunnyside's Promise be doing?

DEATH NOTICE

PAUL OLIVER MORROW

PAUL OLIVER MORROW

OBITUARY

LENARD GOTTLIEB BEIERLE SR.

LENARD GOTTLIEB BEIERLE SR.

New business promises change in tax

Simon Mahler believes there is one fundamental flaw during tax season and his new Sunnyside business aims to fix it through his new company, IQ Tax.

Rebuilding SCHS team opens season at jamboree

GRANDVIEW - With seven players gone from last year's team, due to graduation, this is truly a rebuilding year for the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights.

Lady Greyhounds split jamboree games

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Lady Greyhound girls basketball team opened the 2010-11 season last night, Monday, with a home jamboree.

Lady Grizzlies fall twice at Grandview jamboree

GRANDVIEW - Jamborees aren't supposed to be about winning. A jamboree is used by coaches to get a gauge on their team and see where they are at.

City leaders look to build in Sunnyside

Responsibility, citizenship, respect and fairness are some of the attributes Sunnyside community leaders want to tout in a campaign called "Sunnyside Has Character."

Homeless shelters in Sunnyside now open

With the first heavy snowfall of the season hitting the Lower Yakima Valley last night, the timing couldn't have been much better for the opening of Sunnyside's two homeless shelters.

No word on stolen Jesus statue

MABTON - A plea from the family of Rene Galaviz seems to have gone unanswered as a statue stolen from Galaviz's grave has yet to be returned.

Monday, November 29

First year head coach starts prep career tonight at girls b-ball jamboree

Working with the girls basketball program at Sunnyside High School was one of the reasons Rick Puente came to the Sunnyside School District.

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EVERETT FIELDS

EVERETT FIELDS

Dance hall ordinance adopted

With little fanfare, the Sunnyside City Council last week passed a new ordinance regulating dance halls.

Thanksgiving eve event nets donations for food bank

Nearly 200 pounds of non-perishable food items and $300 was donated to St. Joseph's Food Bank last Thursday as a result of Fuego Lounge's Thanksgiving Eve event.

Hillcrest Manor competition nets 900 lbs. of food for the needy

Approximately 900 pounds of food was recently collected by residents, staff and family members of Sunnyside's Hillcrest Manor.

Senate Republicans re-elect Honeyford to leadership post

OLYMPIA - Last Friday, members of the Senate Republican Caucus elected Sen. Jim Honeyford of Sunnyside as deputy floor leader. This is the sixth time Honeyford has been elected to the caucus leadership team.

Friday, November 26

OBITUARY

JESSE CASTRO PADILLA

JESSE CASTRO PADILLA

Layoffs likely with new county budget

YAKIMA - The Board of Yakima County Commissioners adopted a $264 million budget for 2011 earlier this week and are expecting a surplus of $1.1 million, which will be used to shore up reserves and the county's election fund.

Cantwell's staff offering one-on-one consultations

YAKIMA - Staff from U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell's office will visit Yakima on Friday, Dec. 3, to provide one-on-one consultations to help access federal programs or navigate the federal bureaucracy.

Sunnyside's gift shops have plenty to offer in the way of their own 'Black Friday' bargains

The joy and laughter of the holiday season can often give way to the stress and strain of holiday shopping and bargain hunting.

Bell ringing for Salvation Army a long standing family tradition

Joan Souders of Grandview is proud to be a Salvation Army volunteer bell ringer - after all, she started her long career when she was just 10 years old.

Darkness rises as heroes wander in Harry Potter 7

As I walked out of the theater into the cold morning air I found myself reflecting on the movie. I had just watched the newest film in the Harry Potter series.

Battle of the Bands coming to Sunnyside

Sunnyside High School senior Christine Kim loves music and is eager to share that love with the Yakima Valley.

Guest Column

The only sure cure for 'Obamacare'

The only sure cure for 'Obamacare'

Jennie's Journey

Let the shopping begin...or not

Let the shopping begin...or not

'F' as in Frank

'Good' Friday

'Good' Friday

Wednesday, November 24

Heater may have caused house fire near Grandview

GRANDVIEW - A fire believed to have been started by a heater caused an estimated $96,500 in damage to a Grandview Pavement home yesterday.

New Mabton budget not without its detractors

MABTON - The Mabton City Council voted 3-2 last night to adopt a $1.1 million budget for 2011.

$20 car tab fee still on the table in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Residents in this city who live on portions of Munson Lane, Nicka Street, Apache Drive, South Division Street and Broadview Drive may have an additional reason to be grateful this Thanksgiving.

Lower Valley Riders deliver holiday cheer

Dressed warmly in heavy leather pants and jackets, with squat, open-faced helmets and beards flying, members of the Lower Valley Riders, an organization based out of Zillah, roared into Sunnyside this past Sunday bringing holiday cheer for 15 families.

Battle of the Bulge vet truly thankful this Thanksgiving

Those closest to Walter George of Sunnyside feared the worst this past summer when he suffered a heart ailment in addition to a growth discovered on one kidney.

GHS standouts recognized by CWAC league coache

GRANDVIEW - A total of five Grandview High School athletes have drawn the admiration of the CWAC coaches for their play this past fall season.

American classics detailed for Nouvella Club

There is something almost universal about Little Golden Books. They have been engrained into the formative years of so many generations it is almost impossible to imagine a time when these American classics weren't childhood treasures.

Guest Column

A Thanksgiving lesson

A Thanksgiving lesson

Cutting to the Core

Time to give thanks

Time to give thanks

OBITUARY

JOE ALLEN ATCHLEY

JOE ALLEN ATCHLEY

Tuesday, November 23

No public comments at city budget hearing

Last night, the Sunnyside City Council provided community residents the opportunity to speak at a public hearing on the proposed 2011-12 biennium budget, but no one was in attendance to voice their concerns.

Mabton schools gear up for graduation grant

MABTON - The Mabton School District is preparing to implement a grant during the 2010-11 school year that will bring four new staff members on board.

Grave robbers asked to return statue of Jesus

MABTON - Maybe there weren't any children around to steal candy from. Regardless, a thief or thieves found a more sinister form of crime than stealing candy from a child, robbing a grave.

Sunnyview Park annexation fails to gain council approval

The Sunnyside City Council last night approved the annexation of nine parcels on East Edison Road near the Sunnyside Airport. But after hearing from dairy farmers living near Sunnyview Park, the council gave that annexation a 4-3 thumbs down vote.

Brain surgery postponed for Sunnyside girl

Seven-year-old Leslie Madrigal of Sunnyside and her family get to spend their Thanksgiving holiday at home and together after Leslie was informed by doctors her white blood count was too low for surgery.

DEATH NOTICE

TOMAS ANGEL RODRIGUEZ

TOMAS ANGEL RODRIGUEZ

Monday, November 22

105 and counting

As far as days go, this one had to be pretty good. Sure, he wasn't skimming along a lake on a set of water skis, or galloping on one of his favorite polo horses. It was none of those.

Wine is fine for the heart, says Boston professor

GRANDVIEW - Besides diet and exercise, the keys to good heart health should include a glass of wine - or two - each day.

WIC officials in Sunnyside urge mothers to sign up for free assistance programWIC officials in Sunnyside urge mothers to sign up for free assistance program

Officials from Yakima Neighborhood Health in Sunnyside want the public to know that the WIC program is alive and well and available to people but that some changes have occurred during the past year.

OBITUARY

SUE M. CAROW

SUE M. CAROW

Friday, November 19

City budget deliberations continue

Sunnyside City Manager Mark Gervasi and Byron Olson, the city's director of finance and administrative services, last night proposed the 2011-12 budget for administrative services to the Sunnyside City Council.

Sunnyside chef 'best of the best'

Count Bon Vino's chef Roger Hazzard as the best of the best in the region.

Bright future for grape growers, according to state's top ag official

GRANDVIEW - Washington Grape Society members are this week meeting in Grandview and yesterday heard from Washington State Department of Agriculture Director Dan Newhouse.

Kennewick powers past SHS bowlers

With three girls topping the two-game 300 series plateau, the Kennewick High School girls bowling team surged past the SHS Lady Grizzlies at Sunnyside's Valley Lanes yesterday afternoon.

Cleaning of reservoirs in Sunnyside to commence this Saturday

Sunnyside residents may start noticing a slight discoloration of their drinking water this weekend.

Sunnyside workshop details grieving process

Rev. Ron Jetter from Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care wants everyone to know it is OK to grieve.

Squad car honored for service above and beyond

When a police officer performs above and beyond the call of duty the accolades are quick to follow. But how does a department honor a patrol car that repeatedly steps up to the challenge?

Grandview businesses invited to join in holiday spirit

GRANDVIEW - Besides its signature Cocoa and Carols event, the Grandview Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses to get into the holiday spirit with a decoration contest.

Craft fair offers shoppers unique gift opportunities

The 27th annual Merry Makings Crafts Fair is fast approaching and the chance to pick up some wonderfully unique gifts for the holidays comes with it.

Freeze Out support lauded

Sunnyside High School's Key Club would like to give a special thanks to Guerra's Coffee for donating hot beverages to each of the kids participating in our annual Freeze Out last Friday night.

Guest Column

Lay it away

Lay it away

Jennie's Journey

Wake up...America!

Wake up...America!

Empire of M

It's a different world at midnight

It's a different world at midnight

DEATH NOTICE

LISA LARAE ADAMS

LISA LARAE ADAMS

Thursday, November 18

Leaving a smoker's life gives Sunnyside man new opportunities

Today (Thursday) is the 35th annual American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout and there has never been a better time to put out that cigarette.

Yakima National Bank establish roots in Sunnyside

The Sunnyside branch of Yakima National Bank was packed last night as citizens came out in force to welcome the new business to Sunnyside.

Harrison Middle School names students to honor roll

Harrison Middle School recently released the names of students who earned honor roll recognition for the first quarter of the 2010-11 school year.

U.S. Cellular gives Sunnyside teachers a boost in the classroom

Two Sunnyside teachers received the exciting news from U.S. Cellular that their classroom projects have been funded through the company's Calling All Teachers campaign.

Local water tower still 'super' 20 years later

The water tower with the big Superman "S" painted on it, located at Upland Vineyards just outside Sunnyside, has become something of a landmark, according to Steve Newhouse, owner of the property.

Births

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

OBITUARY

HAROLD W. ANGLIN

HAROLD W. ANGLIN

DEATH NOTICE

JOSE M. TREJO

JOSE M. TREJO

Wednesday, November 17

Public hearing on county budget draws no interest

YAKIMA - A public hearing to solicit comments from the public on the 2011 preliminary budget for Yakima County was held yesterday (Tuesday) by the Board of Yakima County Commissioners.

Community urged to help with local educational efforts

With an aim toward improving graduation rates, the staff and administration at Sunnyside High School is implementing federally funded programs for tutoring, credit retrieval and helping students think about graduation and beyond.

Kennewick bowler tops Central Wash. Open field at Sunnyside alley

Kennewick's Jeff Britton bested the field at a Central Washington Open competition staged at Sunnyside's Valley Lanes this past Sunday.

Clinton named state's Wendy's Heisman winner

Katelynn Clinton, a senior at Bickleton High School, has been named the Washington State Wendy's Heisman Award winner.

Sunnyside High athletes honored at awards ceremony

Sunnyside High School honored its fall student athletes yesterday (Tuesday) at an awards ceremony that recognized sportsmanship, athletics and academics.

Dinner concert, food drive being hosted by community center this Saturday

Live entertainment and good food will be served up at the Sunnyside Community Center. A Thanksgiving harvest dinner concert and canned food drive is slated for Saturday, Nov. 20.

Local bank helping those in need keep warm this winter

Throughout the month of October, American West Bank branches in Mabton and Sunnyside collected coats for Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services.

'F' as in Frank

Missing Spark(y)

Missing Spark(y)

Less government, more personal responsibility needed

Whenever government has one of those supposedly non-partisan panels look into an issue, they invariably decide we need more government. The solution is never that politicians have made a mess of things and we should dismantle the bureaucracy.

Words from Washington

Year-end tax hikes will affect all Americans if Congress does not act

Year-end tax hikes will affect all Americans if Congress does not act

Tuesday, November 16

Customer service focus of new city manager

Sunnyside City Manager Mark Gervasi, who's only been on the job for a couple of months, was the featured speaker at the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club meeting on Monday, and the newest member of city hall said he would like to focus on customer service.

State AG pitches new gang legislation

YAKIMA - Several law enforcement officials, lawmakers and community members engaged in the fight against gang violence gathered at Yakima's Miller Park yesterday to hear Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna speak about gang legislation he will be proposing to legislators.

Salvation Army searching for bell ringers

The Salvation Army has a recruitment drive underway. But it's not soldiers who are needed, rather it is bell ringers that are being sought.

Sierra Vista names honor students

Sunnyside's Sierra Vista Middle School has announced its honor roll students for the fall quarter.

SCHS names first quarter honor roll students

Sunnyside Christian High School recently released its honor roll lists for the first quarter of the 2010-11 school year.

Local agribusiness professional attends national convention

ORLANDO, FLA. - Deon Herndon, an accredited rural appraiser in Sunnyside, joined more than 400 agribusiness professionals at Ag Pro Outlook, the 81st annual meeting of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers in Orlando, Fla. earlier this month.

SCHS students learn from Picasso

Students in Patricia Newhouse's Spanish classes at Sunnyside Christian High School enjoyed a special treat recently with a visit to the Picasso exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.

7-year-old readies for brain surgery

This coming Thursday, 7-year-old Leslie Madrigal will go into a four-hour brain surgery while her parents, Maria Navarro and Luis Madrigal of Sunnyside, wait anxiously at Seattle's Children's Hospital.

OBITUARY

BERNEICE B. RIDER

BERNEICE B. RIDER

Monday, November 15

Port of Sunnyside officials raise taxes, rates

Port of Sunnyside commissioners last week approved four resolutions that will change rates paid by property owners within the port district and industries served by its wastewater treatment facility.

Sheriff's office seeking Outlook man in connection with Nov. 9 shooting

An Outlook man is being sought by Yakima County Sheriff's deputies in connection with a killing that happened last week in the 1700 block of Randle Road south of Sunnyside.

Blaze razes Sunnyside area home

Despite the efforts of three county fire district stations and the Sunnyside Fire Department, a home south of Sunnyside was destroyed by a fire this past Friday.

Castillo earns State hardware

FEDERAL WAY - Sunnyside's Toni Castillo and Marissa Broersma this past weekend competed at the 3A Girls Swim and Dive State meet in Federal Way. Castillo brought home an eighth place medal for her performance in the 100-yard butterfly event.

Grandview claims sixth place trophy at 2A State tourney

KENNEWICK - After winning its first two matches this past Friday, the Grandview Lady Greyhound volleyball team dropped two matches on Saturday. That netted Grandview a sixth place trophy from the State 2A volleyball tourney held at the Toyota Center.

Christian club women asked to analyze their clown faces

PROSSER - Often people find themselves setting forth an image of themselves they wish others to see.

Friday, November 12

Sheriff's office releases more information on Tuesday's killing

The Yakima County Sheriff's office says the investigation into this past Tuesday's shooting death of a 23-year-old Yakima man is continuing and investigators now believe the victim, Alfred Prather, and a friend were attempting to engage in drug purchase when Prather was killed.

Pirates take win against Sunnyside bowlers

YAKIMA - The Davis High School bowling team got the best of Sunnyside this past Wednesday as the Pirates beat the Lady Grizzlies three games to one in the season opening match for both teams.

Sunnyside Grid Kids play for championship tomorrow

The Sunnyside Grid Kids team of 8-9 year olds will play for the championship on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m., at Wapato High School.

Lady Greyhounds rally for victory to open State tourney

Advance to quarterfinals this afternoon

Advance to quarterfinals this afternoon

Oochee the Clown details non-profit's purpose

PROSSER - A special presentation by Oochee the Clown was provided to those attending the Lower Valley Christian Women's Connection meeting on Tuesday at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser.

Sunnyside woman shares heart for Haiti

"Living and doing for someone else," is part of the creed of the Jr. Indelook Club in the Lower Yakima Valley.

Grandview woman experiences intensity of war in Iraq

Call it good fortune or a higher power looking out for her...whatever the case, Staff Sgt. Leyla Oxford is grateful she never encountered an IED (improvised explosive device) or insurgents while twice deployed as convoy security in Iraq.

Vaudeville to be featured entertainment at Wellness House fundraiser

YAKIMA - Wellness House, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering support for cancer patients and their families, as well as family and friends of patients with other life-changing illnesses, is sponsoring its sixth annual black and white dinner theatre, a fundraiser, Saturday, Nov. 20.

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Drama performances appreciated

Drama performances appreciated

Cutting to the Core

Late evening phone calls irksome

Late evening phone calls irksome

Empire of M

A rare and wonderful thing

A rare and wonderful thing

Thursday, November 11

Gift cards for troops focus of Hairworks fundraiser

The employees of Sunnyside's Hairworks last year adopted a family for Christmas, but this year one could say they have adopted a unit of the Army National Guard.

SHS honors local veterans

It isn't easy to get 1,600 chatty high school students to sit still and remain quiet, but put them in the right company and Sunnyside High School teens are prepared to show due respect.

Mabton City Council discuss revenues, revisit expenditures

MABTON - The Mabton City Council met this past Tuesday to conduct business (which consisted of paying bills) and study the anticipated revenues from the 2011 preliminary budget. Council also found time to revisit a planned expenditure for office help in the police department and at city hall.

Annual Catholic turkey dinner to be held Nov. 13

GRANDVIEW - The Blessed Sacrament Altar Society, along with the Knights of Columbus Bingo and Games Night, will sponsor a turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Fall sports awards set for Nov. 16

Sunnyside High School will host its annual 2010 fall sports awards this Tuesday, Nov. 16, starting at 6:30 p.m.

City of Sunnyside looking for website photos

The City of Sunnyside is in the process of having its new website developed and is seeking photographs from the community.

Wednesday, November 10

Public works department continues to operate within 10-year budget trend

The Sunnyside Public Works Department oversees several divisions within the city, including the streets, central services, sewer, stormwater, parks maintenance and airport.

Yakima man shot near Sunnyside

A 23-year-old Yakima man was shot yesterday, Tuesday, after he met with a group of people in the 1700 block of Randel Road near Sunnyside.

Rotarians reminded why polio eradication campaign is important

The Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club this past Monday received an important reminder of why Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio is so important.

Grandview selects Menke Jackson for legal services

GRANDVIEW - After two executive sessions last night, Tuesday, the Grandview City Council tabbed the Yakima law firm of Menke Jackson to handle the city's day-to-day legal affairs.

Prosser's annual Veterans parade slated for Thursday

PROSSER - The 6th annual Thank You Vets Parade will be held in Prosser on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

Church bazaar sale enhanced

The usual bazaar fare at the United Methodist Church has been enhanced by the addition of an estate sale.

Veteran's hospice benefit

Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Anciso wins big at Legends Casino

When Janie Anciso entered into a drawing for a 2011 Buick Regal CXL at Legends Casino in Toppenish, she did not believe she would win. After all, there had been a barrel full of entries, Anciso said.

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Extraordinary

Extraordinary

Guest Editorial

Vive la France?

Vive la France?

Words from Washington

Veterans Day is a time to honor those who served

Veterans Day is a time to honor those who served

"F' as in Frank

Keeping tabs

Keeping tabs

OBITUARY

JAYNE SUZANNE PORTER SIEBOL MCLEAN

JAYNE SUZANNE PORTER SIEBOL MCLEAN

Tuesday, November 9

Late change orders draw concern from council members

The Sunnyside City Council last night reluctantly approved funding for late change orders related to the South First Street construction project. They also approved a final acceptance resolution for the completion of the project.

Guatemala native sets up tax office in Sunnyside

Opened about two weeks ago, Jenny's Tax Services in Sunnyside offers income tax, notary public, passport photos and bilingual services.

Student improvement and parent involvement goal of Grandview schools

The principals and vice principals from Grandview's middle school, high school and Compass High School gave the Grandview School Board detailed presentations on their school improvement efforts.

Citizen express support for Sunnyside's Promise, Parks and Recreation programs

At last night's Sunnyside City Council meeting a number of community members spoke to the council about the importance of youth programs in the community.

New mascot wants to "Chomp away tooth decay"

The new mascot for Community Dental, Chomp, is making his rounds and spreading his message with children in the Yakima Valley.

Sunnyside High School to honor veterans tomorrow

A special assembly in honor of local veterans will be hosted by students of Sunnyside High School tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8:30 a.m.

Sunnyside man spends four decades sharing faith through music

In 1959 Fernando Farias of Sunnyside picked up a guitar for his church, and that was the beginning of a new ministry for the self-taught musician.

OBITUARY

HERMAN TOLLEFSON

HERMAN TOLLEFSON

DEATH NOTICE

MARIE MALONIE HEINTZ MCCLURE

MARIE MALONIE HEINTZ MCCLURE

Monday, November 8

Two large fights elicit response by police

Just hours apart, there were two large fights that required a heavy police presence late Saturday and early Sunday morning.

Teen pregnancy rates in Washington at all-time low

Teen pregnancy rates in Washington at all-time low

Benton REA holds the line on rates in 2011

PROSSER - Benton REA is something of an anomaly these days.

Grandview earns second at Regional volleyball tourney

Opens State 2A tourney at 8 a.m. this Friday

Opens State 2A tourney at 8 a.m. this Friday

Grizzlies beat Shadle Park to wrap up 2010 season

The Sunnyside High School football team ended its 2010 season the same way the Grizzlies started it, by winning.

OBITUARY

ROBERT L. FOX SR.

ROBERT L. FOX SR.

DEATH NOTICE

MELQUIADES M. GODINEZ

MELQUIADES M. GODINEZ

Friday, November 5

Rossi Concedes to Murray

BELLVUE - U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi conceded to Senator Patty Murray yesterday evening.

Proposed fire services budget detailed for council

The Sunnyside City Council at its budget workshop last night heard from Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham about his department's proposed 2011-12 biennial budget.

Yakima clean air agency opens draft policy for review and comment

Public concerns about the possible health effects of air emissions from dairy operations have grown with the increasing size and geographic concentration of these operations. This intensification has been driven by the economics of domestic and export markets for dairy products.

City of Sunnyside expects more than $11.3 million revenue loss in 2011-12 biennial budget

Although the city of Sunnyside expected to lose more than $11.3 million in revenues over the next couple of years, the failure of Initiative 1100 and 1105 will help the budget, according to Finance and Administrative Services Director Byron Olson.

G'view community center plans unveiled

Mayor Childress pledges to keep center open permanently

Mayor Childress pledges to keep center open permanently

Grandview fall to Mustangs in season finale

PROSSER - The Grandview High School football ended its season last night with a 61-14 loss to the Prosser Mustangs.

Knights end season on a winning note

The Sunnyside Christian eight-man football team ended its second season last night, Thursday, with the first league victory in the program's history.

Mt. Rainier National Park waives entrance fees on Nov. 11

Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga announced that entrance fees into Mount Rainier National Park will be waived for all visitors on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in recognition of Veterans Day.

Grandview VFW to host holiday bazaar

GRANDVIEW - Those seeking holiday gifts and baked goods can find plenty at this year's holiday bazaar hosted by the Grandview VFW.

Young Life prepares for talent show and auction on Nov. 11

The Sunnyside and Mabton Young Life youth groups are busy planning their performances for their talent show and auction fundraiser.

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Blood drive successful

Blood drive successful

'F' as in Frank

End of an era

End of an era

Jennie's Journey

Election results bring hope, conjecture

Election results bring hope, conjecture

OBITUARY

ETHEL A. HALL

ETHEL A. HALL

DEATH NOTICE

JOSEPHINE GARCIA

JOSEPHINE GARCIA

Thursday, November 4

Thieves strike Sunnyside's Promise program - again

For the second time in less than a month thieves have made off with supplies used for programs offered by Sunnyside's Promise.

October colder than usual

According to data received by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service in Pendleton, Ore., temperatures in Sunnyside averaged slightly colder than normal during the month of October.

Choices providing mentoring program

The Sunnyside School District's Choices program has been up and running for four years as a way for at-risk youths to get back on track academically.

Gypsy curse comes to Sunnyside

What is 2+2?

DEATH NOTICE

DENZIL C. FAULK

DENZIL C. FAULK

Wednesday, November 3

Mabton council looks at 2011 preliminary budget

MABTON - The Mabton City Council met last night, Tuesday, to go over expenditures in the 2011 preliminary budget city staff has prepared.

Republicans looking for majority in Olympia

Statewide, Republicans made gains in legislative seats, not only narrowing the Democrats' lead in the state legislature but as of press time threatening to gain a majority.

County voice is heard throughout state

The results are in and Yakima County's voice seems to share a great deal in common with the rest of the state.

Rossi still trailing Murray as Doc, Yakima county incumbents retain office

Yakima County voters followed a national trend last night, Tuesday, towards supporting Republican candidates in yesterday's General Election.

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Loving Sunnyside Initiative

Loving Sunnyside Initiative

Cutting to the Core

Glad it's over

Glad it's over

'Follow your dreams' Dunbar tells SHS sophs

In a rare visit to her alma mater, Dr. Bonnie Dunbar was at Sunnyside High School yesterday, Tuesday, to speak to SHS sophomores.

OBITUARY

DEWAYNE CHARLES SCHADEMAN

DEWAYNE CHARLES SCHADEMAN

DEATH NOTICE

JESUS ALCARAZ CRUZ

JESUS ALCARAZ CRUZ

Tuesday, November 2

Council one step closer to adopting dance hall ordinance

At Monday's Sunnyside City Council workshop meeting City Planner Jamey Ayling and the council members discussed questions regarding the proposed dance hall ordinance.

City of Sunnyside budget season begins

This year, the Sunnyside City Council will be looking at a biennial budget, and last night the proposed budget was introduced to council members at a workshop.

SHS band take third in Royal City

ROYAL CITY - The Sunnyside High School marching band attended the mid-Columbia Marching Band Competition last month and walked away with third place.

Simpsons celebrate 100th harvest with a barbecue

MABTON - The Simpson family has been farming just outside Mabton for 100 years and last Friday hosted a barbecue for employees of the farm.

SHS play offers two-for-one

Music, dance, romance and even sword fights are part of the theatre package Sunnyside High School is currently offering in the performance of two one-act plays.

DEATH NOTICE

JUDY LYNN BRANDSMA

JUDY LYNN BRANDSMA

Monday, November 1

Grandview, YVCC fine tune library draft agreement

GRANDVIEW - It's still very much in the draft stages, but last week the Grandview City Council began picking its way through the joint library agreement with YVCC.

Three killed in vehicle rollover

An accident claimed the lives of three Sunnyside residents early Sunday morning near Richland.

Castillo, Broersma among top swimmers at 3A District meet

ELLENSBURG - Two Sunnyside swimmers, Toni Castillo and Marissa Broersma, competed this past Saturday at the 3A District meet in Ellensburg.

Grizzly harriers end season at Regionals

WENATCHEE - The Sunnyside High School boys and girls cross country teams battled, but were unable to advance a runner to the 3A State meet during the Regional meet held this past Saturday.

Lady Greyhounds punch ticket to State

MOXEE - The Grandview Lady Greyhounds volleyball team earned its 12th consecutive trip to the State tourney this past Saturday by finishing second at the CWAC District tourney.

G-P powers past Sunnyside Christian

The Sunnyside Christian 8-man football team was unable to keep up with host Garfield-Palouse this past Friday in a 52-6 defeat that was cut short in the third quarter due to the 8-man game's 45-point lead mercy rule.

Grizzlies beat Hanford in CBBN finale

RICHLAND - The flu bug is going around and no one knows that as well as Sunnyside High School football Coach Mark Marro. The virus made its way through his team last week, which forced Marro to make some changes.

Police led on pursuit, respond to two shots fired calls

Sunnyside police were led on a high speed pursuit this past Saturday at approximately 8:30 p.m. The pursuit ended on East Franklin Avenue and one individual was taken into custody. Further details were not available as of press time.

YVCC student volunteers at SCH

Samantha Bridger has always wanted to be a nurse and her most recent commitment gave her a taste of what lies in her future.

Science students get a taste of spooky experiments

Students in Joyce Stark's science classes were granted special permission to use their cell phones this past Friday. But this was not a chance to text or talk. Instead, students focused their cameras and caught some oozing and explosive fun made possible by the magic of science.

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