New Year's Eve: What was looking like a cancelled event is back on track, thanks to a generous donor.December 30, 2011 2:56 p.m. read more..
As 2012 approaches area residents are setting their plans to ring out the old year and ring in the new.December 30, 2011 2:51 p.m. read more..
RICHLAND - Spearheaded by the performances of individual titlists Isaac Guerrero (138 lbs.), Isidro Ramirez (145 lbs.) and Austin Carman (220 lbs.), the Sunnyside High School wrestling team won top honors at the 18-team Hanford Winter Cup yesterday (Wednesday).December 29, 2011 4:12 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - The good news is that a redistricting commission appointed by state lawmakers will reach its Jan. 1 deadline for redrawing congressional boundary lines.December 29, 2011 3:57 p.m. read more..
The main reason Alex Newhouse got involved in the marijuana legalization effort was because a useful and environmentally sound crop, hemp, is banned under drug laws despite not having any of the psychoactive chemicals of other varieties of the plant.December 29, 2011 3:57 p.m. read more..
Soon Sunnyside High School students will have a state-of-the-art school.December 28, 2011 2:57 p.m. read more..
With unpredictable weather conditions, local tire shops say it's important to plan ahead.December 28, 2011 2:57 p.m. read more..
Even while reeling from the devastating fire that destroyed a building he owned a two-thirds share in, Don Vlieger was still thinking of what was best for Sunnyside.December 28, 2011 2:57 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Community Hospital will begin providing birthing classes for expectant mothers and their coaches on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.December 27, 2011 3:35 p.m. read more..
Farmers Equipment Company announced last week that Drew Fletcher will manage its Sunnyside branch.December 27, 2011 3:19 p.m. read more..
It was an early Christmas for Advanced Collision, as the Sunnyside shop recently started work on restoring the first-ever Studebaker Avanti sports car, produced in 1963.December 27, 2011 3:16 p.m. read more..
Looking at the auditions roster, Abbagail Gomez saw that 10 SHS students had signed up to perform.December 26, 2011 3:39 p.m. read more..
"People keep asking how Lil Rey is doing," said Noelia Vargas, grandmother of the child who had a pumpkin patch fundraiser before Halloween this year to help pay expenses for his third open heart surgery.December 26, 2011 3:34 p.m. read more..
While everyday families are at home, celebrating the spirit of Christmas and preparing for Christmas day, emergency personnel are on the alert.December 26, 2011 3:30 p.m. read more..
For 12 years Pat Borgens traveled around the country preparing cities as a member of the advance team for the Billy Graham Crusades, but she always made it home for Christmas.December 23, 2011 3 p.m. read more..
The Washington State Patrol has released a list of the charges that it is seeking against the motorist they believe caused the death of a 20-year-old Sunnyside man early this past Sunday morning.December 23, 2011 3 p.m. read more..
When we think of Christmas, we think of acts of kindness and goodwill.December 23, 2011 3 p.m. read more..
PASCO - As a team, the Grandview Greyhound wrestling team was 0-4 yesterday, Thursday, at the Best of the West tourney in Pasco.December 23, 2011 3 p.m. read more..
Preparing for last night's non-league basketball game, 1B Sunnyside Christian knew the Cardinals would be bringing a very athletic crew into the Knights' gym. After all, Waitsburg/Prescott just three weeks ago won the WIAA 2B State football title. And, several of the Cardinals playing last night were on the team that took a 22-1 record into the 2B State basketball tournament last year.December 22, 2011 3:04 p.m. read more..
The 1B Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights basketball team opened with a 15-2 run and never looked back in a 51-34 win over visiting 2B Waitsburg-Prescott last night, Wednesday.December 22, 2011 3:04 p.m. read more..
Fire causes $50,000December 22, 2011 3 p.m. read more..
Mabton native and resident Angel Tovar credits an article in the Daily Sun News with prompting him to seek appointment to the Mabton School Board.December 22, 2011 3 p.m. read more..
The Big 9 Conference of high school sports is having a fight that could ultimately result in it breaking up, according to Sunnyside High School Athletic Director Bill Daley speaking at the Sunnyside School Board meeting last night (Tuesday).December 21, 2011 3:27 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, who is seeking election to the governor's seat, yesterday met with the Yakima County Gang Commission in Mabton to detail plans for the 2012 legislative session due to begin Jan. 9.December 21, 2011 3:24 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside High School will be looking for a new principal next year to replace interim principal Dr. Chuck Salina, and the school board has voted to continue an association with Lee Goeke to find qualified candidates.December 21, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
The driver in a one-car accident that killed one passenger and injured five others was booked into Yakima County Jail.December 21, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - East Valley may have believed it had an opportunity to defeat the Grandview Greyhounds last night after outscoring the home team 11-9 in the opening quarter. But the fire was quickly extinguished in the second quarter. The 'Hounds were on their way to a 51-28 victory.December 21, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
Decadent Gooey Butter Cake is delicious addition to holiday desserts tableDecember 21, 2011 3:09 p.m. read more..
It seems only fair that I do a column on what Christmas means to me. I harassed poor busy pastors into writing columns on the same subject for our Christmas in the Valley special section that was published earlier this year. I suppose it's my turn now.December 21, 2011 3:03 p.m. read more..
I teach tax and immigration law to students in Philadelphia. Sometimes I'll see a relevant story in the local paper, and I'll ask in class, "Anyone see that front page story in the Inquirer that was on the very topic we are discussing?" And then I'll look at blank faces.December 21, 2011 3:03 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside police have taken into custody 20-year-old Omar Acevedo of Sunnyside on a requested charge of residential burglary.December 20, 2011 3:57 p.m. read more..
When domestic violence strikes, victims and most often their children are left emotionally and physically battered.December 20, 2011 3:54 p.m. read more..
State education officials yesterday, Monday, released a list of the schools in this state considered to be the "persistently lowest-achieving."December 20, 2011 3:49 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview High School is making great progress, but there is still a long way to go.December 20, 2011 3:49 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside-area teens, 14 and older, are invited to attend a special two-day baseball clinic next week.December 20, 2011 3:47 p.m. read more..
Community center in Sunnyside open to local youngsters throughout holiday breakDecember 20, 2011 3:44 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Because state troopers were busy with other calls, it was the Grandview Police Department that was involved in a chase early this morning (Monday) on I-82.December 19, 2011 4:04 p.m. read more..
A picture showing employees of the Family Birth Center wearing pink gloves got the most votes in Sunnyside Community Hospital's annual calendar photo contest to win first place honors.December 19, 2011 4:01 p.m. read more..
RICHLAND - The Sunnyside Christian boys basketball team, behind junior Brandon Broersma and senior Trevor Wagenaar, broke open a fairly tight game with an 18-7 explosion in the third quarter last Friday.December 19, 2011 3:55 p.m. read more..
In February, Sunnyside voters will be asked to vote on a school levy that will actually result in a lower tax rate if it passes.December 16, 2011 4:09 p.m. read more..
Growing up in the Great Depression days, Rev. John H. Jacobs knew times were bad.December 16, 2011 4:08 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - The Washington state legislature adjourned a special session this past Wednesday by a approving a bill that chipped away at the state's $2 billion budget shortfall.December 16, 2011 4:07 p.m. read more..
KENNEWICK - Southridge gave the visiting Grizzly wrestling team a run for its money Thursday night. But notching five pins, one technical fall and two major decisions against the Suns, Sunnyside made off with a 46-28 win.December 16, 2011 4:06 p.m. read more..
It's still nearly six months away, but organizers are already gearing up for the cancer survivor lap that will open the 2012 Lower Valley Relay for Life next May.December 16, 2011 4:04 p.m. read more..
ELLENSBURG - Hundreds of fans of the western way of life will come to Ellensburg wearing their cowboy finest next February.December 16, 2011 4:02 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Christian Thrift shop is open for thrifty shoppers and generous donors.December 15, 2011 4:24 p.m. read more..
The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board has announced nearly $30 million will be distributed via grants to organizations across the state to help bring salmon back from the brink of extinction.December 15, 2011 4:23 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside High School is starting a new tradition with this coming Saturday's home basketball games against Kennewick.December 15, 2011 4:20 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Besides an annual $20 car tab fee on all vehicles, Grandview residents in 2012 will also see higher water and sewer bills.December 14, 2011 4:40 p.m. read more..
It didn't take long for Columbia-Burbank to figure out last night that nearly all of Sunnyside Christian's offense goes through senior Trevor Wagenaar. The 1A Coyotes quickly began doubling him up, triple-teaming the senior when they could get away with it.December 14, 2011 4:25 p.m. read more..
The Foundation of the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo held its fourth annual dinner and auction and is very grateful to many local businesses and individuals for their generous donations. The evening was a success thanks to their support.December 14, 2011 4:20 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council passed two ordinances last night that establish a capital projects fund to pay for the new fire station construction.December 13, 2011 4:35 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Residents within the Mabton School District boundaries will be asked next February to decide on a new four-year levy to help with maintenance and operation costs.December 13, 2011 4:34 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council unanimously approved a proposal by Sunnyside's Promise to manage the community center and provide more activities for the next year.December 13, 2011 4:32 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Pedro Lopez Garcia, 22, of Grandview was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison yesterday, Monday, for the July 2010 killing of Pablo Torres Alvarez, also of Grandview.December 13, 2011 4:14 p.m. read more..
At only 17 years of age, Christeen Woods has a lot to say.December 12, 2011 3:45 p.m. read more..
Ginger Emerson was expecting that the first year of participating in the Wreaths Across America in the Grandview Cemetery, they might get enough donations to lay 50 wreaths.December 12, 2011 3:44 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Museum held its annual holiday open house this past Saturday, Dec. 10, throwing open the doors to anyone who wanted to stop by and enjoy food and company among the museum's exhibits.December 12, 2011 3:42 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Lady Grizzly basketball team topped its win total for all of last season with victories this past Friday and Saturday to improve to 3-2 on the young season. On Friday, Sunnyside used a 16-0 first-quarter run to whip visiting Moses Lake 59-39. The Lady Grizzlies backed that up with a 61-57 win at Davis on Saturday. Sunnyside built a 15-point lead after three quarters before the host Pirates rallied to tie the game in the final minutes. Coach Rick Puente said a combination of a full court defense by his team, as well as six clutch free throws by the Lady Grizzlies, helped turn the tide in the final moments. Freshman Jordan Rodriguez (pictured pushing the ball up court against Moses Lake) paced Sunnyside to the sweep with 41 points in the two games combined. Another Sunnyside freshman, Natalia Bazan, had 29 points in the two games. Puente said the weekend sweep was the first for Sunnyside's girls in several years and the first time the squad had ever beaten Moses Lake's varsity. The Lady Grizzlies open league play at Southridge this coming Friday, then host Kennewick on Saturday. "We appreciate the community, the parents and the student body rallying behind the girls," Puente said of the surging SHS girls program.December 12, 2011 3:32 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Early this morning, Monday, Grandview police were dispatched to the 200 block of Ash Street, where gunfire was reported. A witness at the scene estimated there were three shots fired. Police found bullet casings at the scene upon further investigation, but no injuries or property damage was reported.December 12, 2011 3:32 p.m. read more..
Questions about health care, levy equalization funds and education in general dominated the telephone town hall meeting held by Reps. Bruce Chandler and David Taylor last night (Thursday).December 9, 2011 3:29 p.m. read more..
Progress is evident inside and out on the remodel and construction project underway at Sunnyside High School.December 9, 2011 3:28 p.m. read more..
For approximately 25 years Jerry Poff has helped Lower Valley community members regain their health and mobility through physical therapy.December 9, 2011 3:21 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Ignacio Mojica, 20, of Sunnyside will serve more than nine and a half years for his role in a shooting that took place on Alexander Road south of Sunnyside on Feb. 6, 2011.December 8, 2011 3:18 p.m. read more..
"I've been in this business a long time and I have not seen this type of approach. There is nothing comparable," Sunnyside Community Hospital CEO Jon Smiley says of a legislative proposal that would slash Medicaid payments to rural hospitals.December 8, 2011 3:17 p.m. read more..
Nearly half of the 29 new projects issued permits in Sunnyside last month were for new roofs.December 8, 2011 3:16 p.m. read more..
Christmas is coming early to the classrooms of three Lower Valley teachers.December 8, 2011 3:09 p.m. read more..
Monday, at the Sunnyside City Council workshop meeting, it was decided the council would reconsider creating the position of controller after a candidate for the position of assistant finance director has received a performance review.December 7, 2011 4:32 p.m. read more..
When Eileen Concienne stopped wanting to cook, even though she had loved cooking before, her family thought she might have depression.December 7, 2011 4:30 p.m. read more..
In its first regular season game of the 2011-12 campaign, the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knight basketball team took care of business in a 57-23 win at home over Naches Valley.December 7, 2011 4:27 p.m. read more..
My grandpa was arguably one of the greatest men to ever have graced my presence.December 7, 2011 4:17 p.m. read more..
OUTLOOK - The George DeRuyter & Son Dairy in Outlook has been nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Energy in the inaugural U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards program.December 6, 2011 3:59 p.m. read more..
ST. LOUIS - Randi Krieg, agricultural educator for the Mabton School District, is one of 36 individuals nationwide who received a "Teachers Turn the Key Award," given on Nov. 19, at the National Association of Agricultural Educators annual convention held in St. Louis.December 6, 2011 3:56 p.m. read more..
Throughout the winter season family sicknesses tend to increase, electricity bills rise and other expenses accumulate.December 6, 2011 3:55 p.m. read more..
When bad weather makes for unsafe travel conditions, area schools might alter the day's schedule.December 5, 2011 2:55 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside was aglow this past Saturday as 70 floats decorated in lights took to South Sixth Street and East Edison Avenue for the 23rd annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade.December 5, 2011 2:53 p.m. read more..
BUCKLEY - With the exception of the season-ending State tourney in the Tacoma Dome, the White River Invitational in Buckley takes a back seat to no tournaments in terms of drawing quality athletes and high caliber prep wrestling teams.December 5, 2011 2:46 p.m. read more..
Reps. Bruce Chandler and David Taylor are inviting local residents of the 15th District, which includes the Lower Valley, to participate in a telephone town hall meeting this Thursday, Dec. 8.December 5, 2011 2:41 p.m. read more..
An ongoing project to develop the Jerry Taylor Veterans Memorial Plaza at the corner of Ninth Street and Edison Avenue in Sunnyside hit a snag last month.December 2, 2011 3:53 p.m. read more..
Though his seat in the sleigh may be empty this year, the spirit of the man who occupied it lives on.December 2, 2011 3:52 p.m. read more..
When Mary Arthur started looking for a craftsman to create and build a new cross for her facility's chapel, the name Schilperoort came up.December 2, 2011 3:32 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Yakima County commissioners adopted a $51.3 million general fund budget for 2012 this past Tuesday.December 1, 2011 3:52 p.m. read more..
The hodge-podge of street signs alerting motorists to area wineries are confusing and most are illegal.December 1, 2011 3:51 p.m. read more..
KLICKITAT - Injuries on the court at yesterday's jamboree hosted by Klickitat may hamper the Bickleton Lady Pirates basketball team when the squad begins its regular season schedule.December 1, 2011 3:47 p.m. read more..