Stories for November 2011


Wednesday, November 30


Sunnyside School Board features a new, fresh face

Outgoing Sunnyside School Board Director Steve Carpenter gave his replacement, Sandra Linde, a small stuffed cougar as she took his seat last night, telling her he was glad that she was maintaining the balance between cougars and huskies, even if her cougar wears BYU blue.

November 30, 2011 2:22 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, November 29


A heartfelt thanks for Sunnyside woman

Jean Middleton was fit as a fiddle one day and the next she suffered a major heart attack. The Sunnyside resident says that attack back in 1983 is when her heart troubles began.

November 29, 2011 3:42 p.m. read more..

Monday, November 28


Stabbing suspect still at large

Sunnyside police are still seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Raul Bojorquez Garcia, 30, who is believed to be responsible for stabbing two Sunnyside residents last Friday morning.

November 28, 2011 4:36 p.m. read more..

Friday, November 25


Teachers plan 'Day of Action' rally Monday

The entire community is invited to attend a "Day of Action" rally that's being hosted by the Sunnyside Education Association next Monday, Nov. 28, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

November 25, 2011 3:18 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, November 23


Chiawana Riverhawks sweep Lady Grizzlies

PASCO - Sunnyside's Lady Grizzly bowlers tried as they might, but the team's efforts didn't push though the host Chiawana team, who swept the Lady Grizzlies 4-0 yesterday (Tuesday).

November 23, 2011 4:05 p.m. read more..


I knew a pastor once who referred to Thanksgiving as thanksliving...that is letting thankfulness be an ongoing attitude year-round.

November 23, 2011 3:58 p.m. read more..

Off the Record

Even though most are feeling the woes of the economy, it tends to baffle me that recent movies are still breaking box-office records.

November 23, 2011 3:57 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, November 22


'Over the Shoulder' entry sparks pioneer remembrance

In the Nov. 18 edition of the Daily Sun News, in the weekly column "Over the Shoulder" there appeared this item under 100 Years Ago (1911): "Sunnyside Nursery Company shipped 30,000 Christmas trees to Oregon, more than doubling the nursery's business from the previous year."

November 22, 2011 3:26 p.m. read more..

Monday, November 21


Friday, November 18


Poulnec trio Sunnyside Sunday

The Lower Valley Community Concert Association plans to open its 2011-12 season with the "Poulenc Trio" this Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m., in the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

November 18, 2011 3:18 p.m. read more..


Challenging, exciting times ahead for city of Sunnyside

November 18, 2011 3:02 p.m. read more..

WWII veteran continues to serve

All was well for Fernando G. Farias, who was 19 years old at the time, courting a young woman and working as a delivery driver in Brownsville, Texas.

November 18, 2011 2:58 p.m. read more..

Thursday, November 17

Lighted parade officials seek trademark rights

Sunnyside's 23rd annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, and Pam Turner of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce told the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club members this past Wednesday morning that everything is going pretty much according to plan.

November 17, 2011 2:44 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, November 16


Disaster preparation urged

Whether it's fire, flood or an extended power outage, emergencies do happen and the time to be ready is before they happen.

November 16, 2011 4:24 p.m. read more..

SHS keglers off to 2-1 start

Senior Rosa Garza bowled the top two-game series on the afternoon yesterday, leading the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Pasco Bulldogs.

November 16, 2011 4:21 p.m. read more..

Civil marriage for gays gets new push in Washington

A broad, statewide coalition of organizations, congregations, unions and business associations announced on Monday the formation of Washington United for Marriage - a coalition that will work to obtain civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples in Washington state in 2012.

November 16, 2011 4:14 p.m. read more..

Christian club women urged to make a difference

PROSSER - Comparing her life to a refrigerator that needed to be cleaned out, Sue Ann Haberly of Cottage Grove, Ore. told the Lower Valley Christian Women's Connection how she overcame a difficult childhood.

November 16, 2011 4:12 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, November 15


Gas utility installed at former car lot

Though there is no shop doing business in the building, there was a sign of progress recently at the former Denchel Ford dealership building in downtown Sunnyside at 301 S. Sixth St.

November 15, 2011 3:39 p.m. read more..

Mabton Council approves fireworks regulations

MABTON - A fireworks ordinance approved at last week's Mabton City Council meeting outlines when, where and how residents can buy, sell and use fireworks within the city limits. The existing ordinance was amended to include a new section which deals with discharge permits and increasing the penalty fine from a maximum of $100 to $250.

November 15, 2011 3:37 p.m. read more..

Monday, November 14


Friday, November 11


Sunnyside welcomes state AG

Just two days after the 2011 election was decided Attorney General and 2012 gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna was in Sunnyside yesterday as part of a whistle stop tour in the Yakima Valley.

November 11, 2011 2:21 p.m. read more..

My sweet addiction

It was in a social setting when I first sampled what has become an addiction over the past several weeks.

November 11, 2011 1:59 p.m. read more..

Thursday, November 10


City leader to meet Nov. 15

The next joint meeting between the Sunnyside School District, the City of Sunnyside, the Port of Sunnyside and Sunnyside Community Hospital will be held at Bon Vino's Bistro and Bakery on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

November 10, 2011 4:10 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, November 9

Yakima mail processing will move to Pasco

YAKIMA - The Postal Service will be moving mail processing operations from the Yakima Customer Service Mail Processing Center to the Pasco Mail Processing Facility, with the move expected to be complete by July 2012.

November 9, 2011 4:17 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, November 8


$100 bonus awaits perfect pick

Even with having thrown out two pro games because of a duplication issue, entrants were unable to win last week's bonus money. That makes this week's bonus a hefty $100.

November 8, 2011 2:59 p.m. read more..

Monday, November 7


Pirates 12th best team at WIAA 1B/2B State meet

PASCO - The exciting news is that there isn't a single senior on this year's Bickleton High School boys cross-country team. And that bodes well for the Pirates, considering this past Saturday they earned a 12th place finish in the team standings at the WIAA 1B/2B State cross-country meet.

November 7, 2011 3:48 p.m. read more..


The next meeting on how to revitalize the downtown core of Sunnyside will be held at the Mini Mall (214 S. Sixth St.) on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

November 7, 2011 3:47 p.m. read more..

Friday, November 4


Lady Knights win playoff opener

GOLDENDALE - The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights took on Trout Lake/Glenwood last night (Thursday) in their first District tournament playoff match, and won in a sweep of the three games.

November 4, 2011 4:32 p.m. read more..

Season-ending shootout falls Rams' way

Some of the Grizzly faithful thought West Valley's 22-12 victory on its home field back in mid-September against the visiting Sunnyside High School football team was a fluke. Turns out, it wasn't.

November 4, 2011 4:31 p.m. read more..

'Lou' motivates Sunnyside grid team

During pre-game activities prior to the Sunnyside Grizzly football team's season finale last night there was a familiar voice encouraging them to persevere in what proved to be a 46-38 loss to West Valley.

November 4, 2011 4:28 p.m. read more..

An extra hour

I'm not ready to "fall back" an hour this weekend, and the shorter days that go with it.

November 4, 2011 4:17 p.m. read more..

Thursday, November 3


Wednesday, November 2

November will be wetter, possibly colder

Sunnyside will have almost normal or below normal temperatures but higher than normal precipitation in November, according the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center.

November 2, 2011 4:30 p.m. read more..

Project planned for local bridge

YAKIMA - In action yesterday, Tuesday, Yakima County commissioners awarded a bid for safety upgrades at South Euclid Road Bridge, near Grandview.

November 2, 2011 4:27 p.m. read more..

Planning commission meeting cancelled

The Tuesday, Nov. 8, Sunnyside Planning Commission meeting has been canceled due to lack of agenda items and because it is election night, according to Sunnyside Planning Commission Chairperson DeAnn Hochhalter.

November 2, 2011 4:26 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, November 1


Free Microsoft courses extended by state agency

Despite large budget cuts, Washington state's Employment Security Department has extended its contract with Microsoft to make the company's entire suite of online courses available for free to Washington residents for another year.

November 1, 2011 3:25 p.m. read more..

Grandview plans business workshops

GRANDVIEW - A series of seminars on topics ranging from software to team building will be held at YVCC's Grandview campus over the next several months.

November 1, 2011 3:24 p.m. read more..