News for Friday, December 23, 2011



We're lucky Christmas spirit shines around these parts year round

When we think of Christmas, we think of acts of kindness and goodwill.

Leavenworth hosting Ice Fest

LEAVENWORTH - On the heels of Christmas, this village continues the celebration of winter with Bavarian Ice Fest, Jan. 14-15, 2012.

Digital collection in Grandview preserves history

A box of photos slowly molding in an attic. A crumbling old diary written by an early settler. A tattered, long out-of-print library book about local history.

Criminal charges detailed by WSP on local fatality

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.

Former Billy Graham Crusades advance team member celebrates Christmas with nativity sets

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.

My grocery store angel

Hosting the family Christmas dinner sounded very grown up to me, that is until I realized I have no clue what I am doing.

City staff generous this Christmas

Just like every other year, Sunnyside city employees geared up to sponsor another family for the holidays.

Lawmakers get a jump on new session

The Washington State Legislature's 2012 session doesn't start until Jan. 9, but lawmakers are getting a head start with several new bills proposed already.

Elliott named chair for 2012

YAKIMA - In action during their meeting this past Tuesday, the board of Yakima County commissioners named Rand Elliott as its chair. In related action, the board named Mike Leita as vice-chair.

When does Christmas arrive for you?

In the retail world the Christmas season starts the day after Thanksgiving, though you can sometimes see the Yule tides start as early as the day after Halloween.

Christmas services planned

Lower Valley residents are invited to special worship services planned for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas Day dinner open to all at church

Sunnyside's Trinity Baptist Church is opening its doors on Christmas Day and serving up a holiday meal with all the trimmings, for all who have no one with whom to share the special day.

Three Grandview grapplers perfect at Best of the West

PASCO - As a team, the Grandview Greyhound wrestling team was 0-4 yesterday, Thursday, at the Best of the West tourney in Pasco.