Stories for September 2010


Thursday, September 30


Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo Foundation hosting fundraising dinner

GRANDVIEW - The Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo Foundation was started just a few years ago and the group seeks to raise funds for improvements to the Country Park/Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo grounds in Grandview through fundraisers like its annual banquet and auction set for Thursday, Oct. 14.

September 30, 2010 3:08 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, September 29

Grandview business held up at knife point

GRANDVIEW - Last night, Tuesday, a Grandview business in the 300 block of East Wine Country Road was robbed after a man displayed a knife and demanded an employee turn over cash.

September 29, 2010 3:43 p.m. read more..

Grandview new city administrator

GRANDVIEW - The interim label can be removed from Cus Arteaga's job title at the city of Grandview, as last night he was named the city administrator on a permanent basis.

September 29, 2010 3:42 p.m. read more..

Grandview farm fined more than $200,000

GRANDVIEW - After more than a year since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its findings, Double H Farms near Grandview has been issued a fine of more than $200,000.

September 29, 2010 3:39 p.m. read more..

Mabton Vikes win third straight match

MABTON - After beginning the season with an 0-3 mark the Mabton Vikings volleyball team has reeled off three straight wins, the most recent a 25-16, 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-12 hard fought contest against Columbia-Burbank.

September 29, 2010 3:35 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, September 28


City of Sunnyside considers new website provider

The city of Sunnyside's contract with its current website service, Granicus, is nearing completion and city council last night heard from Ryan Austin, the city's technology director, regarding three new options for internet services. He spoke during the city council's workshop meeting prior to the regular city council meeting.

September 28, 2010 3:05 p.m. read more..

Monday, September 27

Sunnyside's homeless will have shelter this winter

Through the hard work of Sunnyside's Joe and Elizabeth Knowles and Dave Hansen, executive director of Sunrise Outreach Center in Yakima, there will be two extreme cold weather shelters in Sunnyside this winter season.

September 27, 2010 2:29 p.m. read more..

Sunnyside boys 3A/4A champs at Connell invite

CONNELL - With three harriers finishing in the top 12 from the 170-runner field, the Sunnyside High School boys cross-country team won the 3A/4A title at last Saturday's Connell Invitational.

September 27, 2010 2:16 p.m. read more..

Grizzlies spoil West Valley homecoming

WEST VALLEY - The Sunnyside Grizzlies fended off a late charge by West Valley last Friday, in the process putting a major damper on the Rams' homecoming festivities.

September 27, 2010 2:16 p.m. read more..

Friday, September 24


Selah boys prevail at three-team meet hosted by Grandview

GRANDVIEW - With Matt Schwittay and Brad Kahn grabbing the top two finishing spots, the Selah Vikings boys cross-country squad claimed victories over both Ephrata and the host Grandview Greyhounds in a CWAC league meet staged Thursday afternoon.

September 24, 2010 2:56 p.m. read more..

Alpaca exhibit planned this weekend

PROSSER - Alpacas have been getting a lot of attention these days. From the cover of a national tractor supply magazine, the Martha Stewart Show, Jay Leno Show, as well as American Express and Stanley Steamer commercials on national television networks.

September 24, 2010 2:54 p.m. read more..

Flower baskets care appreciated

All summer many people, also my husband, Kieth and I, spotted Bill Flower on his little tractor with his watering wand at about 5 or 6 in the morning, watering the lovely flower baskets around downtown Sunnyside.

September 24, 2010 2:52 p.m. read more..


Many hands make for lighter work

September 24, 2010 2:50 p.m. read more..

Thursday, September 23


Sunnyside receives clean audit

The city of Sunnyside's financial reports for Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2009 were audited by the Washington State Auditor's Office and its findings were recently released, giving the city a clean bill of health.

September 23, 2010 4:07 p.m. read more..

Message from a distant past?

To some, the rock located outside of George Johnson's 820 Grandview Avenue home in Sunnyside atop Harrison Hill may be nothing spectacular, but to Johnson, it is a unique connection to early American history.

September 23, 2010 4:02 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, September 22

Agencies review groundwater study

YAKIMA - The latest results of a comprehensive groundwater study reaffirm the need for water managers to work together to find long-term water supply solutions for the Yakima River Basin, the parties commissioning the report announced recently.

September 22, 2010 3:38 p.m. read more..

Mabton sweeps past Wahluke

MABTON - The Mabton High School volleyball team celebrated its first league win of the season, Tuesday night, sweeping past the Wahluke Warriors 25-21, 25-13, 25-16 to finally get a W in the win column.

September 22, 2010 3:33 p.m. read more..

Sunnyside shut out by visiting Pasco

The woes continued for the Sunnyside High School volleyball team as the Lady Grizzlies lost their fifth straight match last night, this time against the visiting Pasco Bulldogs.

September 22, 2010 3:31 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, September 21


Monday, September 20


New funding sources sought for water management

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking legislative authority to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the state water resources program and reduce the program's reliance and impact on taxpayer funding through the state general fund.

September 20, 2010 2:07 p.m. read more..

Kiana Ramos named Miss Sunnyside

The 2010-11 Miss Sunnyside Court was selected this past Saturday night at Sunnyside High School and Kiana Ramos, sponsored by Bon Vino's Bistro & Bakery and Sunnyside Les Schwab, emerged as the victor out of 14 wonderful contestants.

September 20, 2010 2:03 p.m. read more..

Friday, September 17


Story Time

Let's make sure and keep the tourists we already have

September 17, 2010 2:56 p.m. read more..

Salad supper scheduled

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Sunnyside will host its annual salad supper for all Lutheran women in the community next Tuesday, Sept. 21.

September 17, 2010 2:48 p.m. read more..

'Little mistakes' haunt Lady Vikes

BENTON CITY - The Lady Viking soccer team was on the attack for the first 20 minutes last night, only to see miscues cost them dearly in a 3-0 loss at Kiona-Benton.

September 17, 2010 2:47 p.m. read more..

GHS girls tame Top-Hi Wildcats

GRANDVIEW - The Lady Greyhound volleyball team continued its dominant run through CWAC play last night, reeling off a 3-0 win over visiting Toppenish.

September 17, 2010 2:45 p.m. read more..

Thursday, September 16


Wednesday, September 15



Miss Sunnyside program offers incredible

September 15, 2010 3:49 p.m. read more..

MOTS group meeting twice each month

GRANDVIEW - MOTS, a social, education and support group for moms of tots, will be meeting the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Grandview Nazarene Church.

September 15, 2010 3:47 p.m. read more..

Sunnyside boys split 3A league match-ups

MOSES LAKE - Powered by juniors Juan Reynoso and Nathan Gonzalez, the 8th and 12th place finishers overall in the 53-runner field, the Sunnyside High School boys cross-country team split its four match-ups with 3A teams at Moses Lake yesterday afternoon.

September 15, 2010 3:38 p.m. read more..

Mabton falls to Connell in three

MABTON - The volleyball match between the Mabton Vikings and the Connell Eagles last night started out very badly for the Lady Vikes, according to Mabton Coach Marty McCallum. But once his team settled down things improved dramatically but the Eagles still walked away with a 25-8, 25-18, 25-18 victory.

September 15, 2010 3:36 p.m. read more..

Suns set on Sunnyside

An injury riddled Sunnyside volleyball team hosted the Southridge Suns last night, losing in three games, 25-13, 25-7, 25-10.

September 15, 2010 3:36 p.m. read more..

City of Grandview mulls legal options

GRANDVIEW - A lawsuit brought by Larry Bolan was part of a larger discussion the Grandview City Council had last night about finding new legal services following the retirement of long-time city attorney Jack Maxwell.

September 15, 2010 3:09 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, September 14


Pawnshop ordinance revised by city council

With a business owner expressing interest in setting up a pawnshop in Sunnyside, the city council last night, Monday, approved an update to a 50-year-old ordinance already on the books.

September 14, 2010 2:34 p.m. read more..

Bickleton picks up first win of season

ZILLAH - The Bickleton Pirates varsity picked up its first win of the season, beating Zillah's 'C' squad last night in volleyball by scores of 25-11, 25-4 to win the best of a three-set match.

September 14, 2010 2:30 p.m. read more..

Monday, September 13


Shots fired at vehicle in Sunnyside, one injured

Sunnyside police are currently looking for a 1993 blue Nissan Qwest van with a Washington license plate number of 824RXC in connection with a report of shots fired in the 400 block of Cemetery Road this past Friday night.

September 13, 2010 2:03 p.m. read more..

Reynoso sixth overall at Ellensburg Invitational

ELLENSBURG - Sunnyside's Juan Reynoso opened the 2010 fall cross-country season in fine fashion last Saturday. The SHS junior scored a sixth-place finish from a field of 117 varsity runners at the Ellensburg Invitational.

September 13, 2010 1:58 p.m. read more..

Knights earn first victory of season

LYLE - The Sunnyside Christian Knights eight-man football team took control early and never let up in a 28-6 win over Kings Way Christian this past Friday at Lyle High School.

September 13, 2010 1:56 p.m. read more..

Defense keeps Mabton gridders close against Spartans

GRANGER - Despite injuries and penalties hampering his players as they learn a new offense, Mabton High School Coach Shane Thorson is pleased with the progress they have made with only three weeks of practice under their belts.

September 13, 2010 1:54 p.m. read more..

Bickleton goes 2-3 at SunDome Invite

YAKIMA - The Bickleton volleyball team used last Friday's SunDome Invite to strengthen team spirit and compete against some teams the Pirates likely won't see again.

September 13, 2010 1:53 p.m. read more..

Friday, September 10


Indall powers BRC seniors to top finish

MOSES LAKE - Chris Indall fired a 1-over-par 72 in leading Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek team to a first-place finish at last week's Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour competition, staged at the Moses Lake Golf & Country Club.

September 10, 2010 4:20 p.m. read more..

Christian girls rally for 3-2 win over Vikes

MABTON - The Mabton High School volleyball team created a bit of trouble for Sunnyside Christian from the service line last night, but in the end the Lady Knights squeaked out a 3-2 victory.

September 10, 2010 4:20 p.m. read more..

Thursday, September 9


Wednesday, September 8


Grandview tames Prosser Mustangs

PROSSER - The Grandview Lady Greyhound volleyball team found itself in the rare position of trailing last night, before rallying for a 3-0 win at Prosser.

September 8, 2010 3:08 p.m. read more..

SBA encourages the public to plan for disasters

In conjunction with the five-year anniversary of the devastating Gulf Coast storms of 2005, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is encouraging business owners, homeowners and others to create their own disaster preparedness plan during National Preparedness Month in September.

September 8, 2010 3 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, September 7


Friday, September 3

United Way chair seeks united front

The Lower Valley reportedly donates about $100,000 each year to United Way of Central Washington and receives about $150,000 each year for non-profit organizations.

September 3, 2010 2:09 p.m. read more..

Tractor stolen near Sunnyside

Yakima County Sheriff's deputies investigated a theft of a farm implement yesterday (Thursday) at 11:47 a.m. near the intersection of Holmason and Sheller roads near Sunnyside.

September 3, 2010 2 p.m. read more..


Different role suggested for Miss Sunnyside

September 3, 2010 1:45 p.m. read more..

Thursday, September 2


In the Daily Sun News story yesterday, Wednesday, about the state test scores released the day before, it should have been noted that Sunnyside eighth graders made progress in two of the three areas tested.

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

City planner picks up new duties

Jamey Ayling has been the city of Sunnyside's senior city planner for a few years now, but he was recently given an additional title, taking on more responsibilities as the community development supervisor.

September 2, 2010 3:22 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, September 1

State test scores down for Sunnyside High sophomores

New SHS Principal Chuck Salina has a more difficult job than previously thought, as Sunnyside sophomores for the most part showed dramatic declines in test results released yesterday by the state's superintendent office.

September 1, 2010 3:14 p.m. read more..

Sunnyside man suspected of raping 2-year-old child

A Sunnyside man is currently under suspicion by the Sunnyside Police Department after it was reported he raped a 2-year-old child at his home. The incident was reported to Sunnyside police yesterday (Tuesday) at about 7:15 p.m. and police located the man shortly after. The case is currently under investigation by Sunnyside police.

September 1, 2010 3:09 p.m. read more..

Shots fired report orginates from Snipes Pump Road area

Yakima County Sheriff's deputies investigated a report of shots fired near Sunnyside yesterday (Tuesday). Deputies were called to the 1800 block of Snipes Pump Road at 1:31 p.m. for what the reporting party said were four to five shots fired. The witness couldn't tell deputies which directions the shots came from.

September 1, 2010 3:08 p.m. read more..