Stories for October 2012


Wednesday, October 31



Romney can help turn our country around

October 31, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, October 30


Several MHS seniors in graduation limbo

MABTON - In a presentation during the Mabton School Board meeting last night, Monday, it was announced that so far 35 Mabton seniors are on track to complete credits necessary for high school graduation.

October 30, 2012 2:53 p.m. read more..

Monday, October 29

Grandview man in intensive care following rollover

A Grandview man, Albert L. Leija, 27, is being treated for injuries sustained during a rollover accident that occurred just after 5 a.m. yesterday morning (Sunday) in the 1200 block of Midvale Road near Sunnyside.

October 29, 2012 3:04 p.m. read more..

GHS harriers' season comes to a close

COWICHE - Despite personal best times by three of its five runners, Grandview High School's cross-country team saw its season come to an end last Saturday at the CWAC and GNL 2A Regional Championships, staged at the three-mile Apple Ridge course in Cowiche.

October 29, 2012 2:57 p.m. read more..

Lady Knights District champs

GOLDENDALE - Four volleyball teams went into the 1B District playoffs at Goldendale High School this past Saturday, but only Sunnyside Christian and Klickitat advanced to Tri-District play.

October 29, 2012 2:57 p.m. read more..

Friday, October 26



Baechler will help keep Medicare intact

October 26, 2012 2:49 p.m. read more..

Being careful on Halloween

While it's obvious to most parents that "safety first" is the rule for Halloween and trick or treating, it's not just the children who need to be watching out.

October 26, 2012 2:48 p.m. read more..

Thursday, October 25


Toddler remains in critical condition

A 3-year-old Sunnyside boy who suffers from an accidental gunshot wound to the face is still at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

October 25, 2012 4:21 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, October 24


Lady Vikings claim first win of 2012 season

MABTON - The Lady Vikings and the Scots played all-out last night in a volleyball battle lasting the full five sets, with Mabton finally triumphant at the end to notch its first win of the season.

October 24, 2012 3:37 p.m. read more..

SCHS girls lay down the law

The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights are a force to be reckoned with on the volleyball court and proved their mettle again last night against the Bickleton Lady Pirates.

October 24, 2012 3:35 p.m. read more..

Cheese-making made easy

This past Saturday a group of Lower Valley residents gathered at Heavenly Hills Harvest near Sunnyside to learn how they might make cheese at home.

October 24, 2012 3:33 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, October 23

3-year-old shot in face

Sunnyside police rushed to Sunnyside Community Hospital last night (Monday) just after 9:30 p.m. after receiving a call from medical staff that they were treating a 3-year-old gunshot victim. The toddler was reportedly suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.

October 23, 2012 4:19 p.m. read more..

Monday, October 22


Grizzlies still in hunt for CBBN title

Most hunters will agree that fending off a grizzly attack is at best extremely perilous. The Davis Pirates football team probably will agree, especially after getting clawed 43-28 by the Sunnyside Grizzlies last Friday night.

October 22, 2012 3:24 p.m. read more..

Friday, October 19


Grandview rolls easily

GRANDVIEW - In their home finale for the 2012 season, the Lady Greyhound volleyball team went out in style with a 25-3, 25-22, 25-22 sweep over Toppenish last night.

October 19, 2012 3:22 p.m. read more..

Thursday, October 18


Wednesday, October 17


Registered sex offender enters guilty voyeurism plea

Already having registered as a sex offender for past voyeurism crimes, Victor Manuel Nunez, 47, of Sunnyside last Friday pled guilty to the same charge related to a June 5 incident that occurred at Sunnyside's JCPenney store.

October 17, 2012 3:53 p.m. read more..

Mabton pounces on Warriors, 5-0

MATTAWA - With help from her teammates, Micki Williams tallied four goals to lead the Lady Viking soccer team to a 5-0 win at Wahluke yesterday, Tuesday.

October 17, 2012 3:49 p.m. read more..

Loss drops Bickleton to 4-4 in league play

KLICKITAT - The Bickleton Lady Pirates were hoping to repeat a win earlier in the season against Klickitat. But due to illness and not having a home-court advantage, their hopes were lost in three straight games.

October 17, 2012 3:48 p.m. read more..

Deputies hunt for killer dogs

Yakima County Sheriff deputies were summoned to the 2300 block of Scoon Road Monday morning after a report of dogs killing and injuring alpacas. The deputies were unable to locate the dogs.

October 17, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..

10 more years for Ozuna

YAKIMA - During his 2009 trial Adrian Bentura Ozuna, 26, of Sunnyside attempted to intimidate a witness testifying against him, according to Yakima County prosecutors.

October 17, 2012 3:45 p.m. read more..


White House, Congress failing to live up to their responsibilities

October 17, 2012 3:38 p.m. read more..

Anniversary time travel

Joni and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary and she provided a nice brunch for us, complete with quiche, juice, coffee and fruit.

October 17, 2012 3:36 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, October 16


Every dollar counts when it comes to tax write-offs

Sunnyside tax accountant Silvia Alvarez spoke with Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce members last Thursday about the ins and outs of filing their taxes. She says many business owners may not know the types and vast amount of tax credits and write-offs a small business owner can receive.

October 16, 2012 4:26 p.m. read more..

Monday, October 15


Driver found dead in submerged car

GRANDVIEW - This past Sunday morning at about 8:45 a.m. police received a report that a car had possibly left the roadway and entered an irrigation canal in the 800 block of North Elm Street.

October 15, 2012 2:03 p.m. read more..

Knights dominate for 64-16 win

ST. JOHN - The Sunnyside Christian Knights were ready for battle this past Friday and found themselves coming home from St. John with a 64-16 victory.

October 15, 2012 1:58 p.m. read more..

Castaneda breaks coach's school record

CHENEY - For the past nine years Grandview High School Swim Coach Rita Uribe has held the school's record in the 100-yard butterfly. She had held the record with a tight grip with a time of 1:19, that is, until this past Saturday.

October 15, 2012 1:57 p.m. read more..

'Hounds fall to East Valley, 49-20

GRANDVIEW - Taking advantage of opportunities presented, East Valley jumped out to a big lead and held on to defeat the Greyhound football team 49-20 last Friday.

October 15, 2012 1:54 p.m. read more..

Friday, October 12


Hospital staff worth every penny they're getting paid

October 12, 2012 3:59 p.m. read more..

Outlook dairy transitioning to new manure digester model

OUTLOOK - A new digester-based model for dairies offers environmental and community benefits, as well as a profitable alternative to the traditional manure-to-electricity approach, which is struggling where prices for renewable electricity are low or dropping.

October 12, 2012 3:51 p.m. read more..

Trial set for Sweet case

YAKIMA - Wednesday, March 4, 2013 is when Sunnyside Interim City Manager Frank Sweet gets his day in court on charges stemming from his time working for the city of Selah.

October 12, 2012 3:50 p.m. read more..

Lady Grizzlies earn tie with Davis

MOSES LAKE - The Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies swim team splashed up against Moses Lake yesterday, also tallying scores against Eisenhower and Davis high schools at the meet.

October 12, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..

Greyhound harriers achieve personal bests

SOAP LAKE - Despite coming in last on the scoreboard, the Grandview High School harriers enjoyed the nice weather while notching personal-best times during their respective races.

October 12, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..

Lady Knights still undefeated

BICKLETON - A home court advantage wasn't enough for the Bickleton Lady Pirates to fend off visiting Sunnyside Christian High School.

October 12, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..


Book about growing up in a preacher's family loaded with laughs

October 12, 2012 3:33 p.m. read more..

Thursday, October 11


Wednesday, October 10



Will be sad day if marijuana is ever legalized

October 10, 2012 2:52 p.m. read more..

Hat trick for Williams

ROYAL - Micki Williams scored a hat trick, including two goals in a five-minute span, to lead the Lady Viking soccer team to a 3-1 victory at Royal last night.

October 10, 2012 2:45 p.m. read more..

Lady Knights vanquish Vandals

The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights vanquished the visiting Klickitat Vandals in four sets last night, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20.

October 10, 2012 2:45 p.m. read more..

Zero based budget goal in 2013

Sunnyside Interim City Manager Frank Sweet says though the city may be facing sales tax woes, they are working to find creative ways to fill in the gaps.

October 10, 2012 2:41 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, October 9


Lady Pirates keep winning

BICKLETON - Yesterday's win against the Mabton JV volleyball squad has hopefully prepared the Bickleton Lady Pirates varsity for a tough week ahead.

October 9, 2012 2:47 p.m. read more..

Monday, October 8


Moore impresses at 35-team invitational

FEDERAL WAY - The Lady Grizzly swim team managed a 25th place finish in a field of 35 at the Mukilteo Invite this past Saturday, earning 61 points and showcasing some great efforts by the team.

October 8, 2012 2:53 p.m. read more..

Spartans best Mabton girls

GRANGER - Two days after an apparent missed call cost the Lady Viking soccer team a likely goal, the referees were a no-show last Saturday when Mabton traveled to Granger for a non-league contest.

October 8, 2012 2:52 p.m. read more..

Friday, October 5


Moore leaves other girls in her wake

EAST WENATCHEE - The Lady Grizzlies swim team was once again overwhelmed by sheer numbers as they faced Eastmont this past Wednesday, losing the meet 114-55, but the team still managed some powerful performances in the water.

October 5, 2012 3:26 p.m. read more..

Word Nerd

End the battle against marijuana in the war on drugs

October 5, 2012 3:17 p.m. read more..

A promise to keep?

Sunnyside's Promise is looking to the community for financial support to keep its programs going.

October 5, 2012 3:16 p.m. read more..

Thursday, October 4


Cascade Natural Gas seeks rate decrease approval

Citing declines in the wholesale price of natural gas, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation announced this week it has filed a reduced price adjustment request with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

October 4, 2012 4:12 p.m. read more..

Living the dream

As a first grader, Amabel Pacheco was often found in her classroom cutting the hair of her Barbie dolls.

October 4, 2012 4 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, October 3

No 'dings' for Sunnyside Housing Authority

It's been two years since the Washington State Auditor's Office has issued a finding against the Sunnyside Housing Authority, and this year the local agency that is primarily dependent upon HUD and USDA funding has again received a clean bill of health.

October 3, 2012 3:30 p.m. read more..

Panthers claw past Sunnyside

WENATCHEE - "They brought it against us," was SHS Coach Sandy Jaquish's assessment of Wenatchee's convincing 3-0 sweep over his Lady Grizzly volleyball team last night.

October 3, 2012 3:25 p.m. read more..

Lady Pirates keep on winning

TOPPENISH - The Bickleton Lady Pirates upgraded their league record to 4-1 with a three-game win over the Toppenish Yakama Tribal Eagles last night.

October 3, 2012 3:25 p.m. read more..

Local couple celebrates 60 great years together

Sunnyside natives John E. and Beverly Newhouse were married 60 years ago today, on Oct. 3, 1952, at the First Brethren Church Sunnyside, and spent this past weekend celebrating the milestone with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

October 3, 2012 3:21 p.m. read more..


Community support for pepper fest appreciated

October 3, 2012 3:18 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, October 2


Lady Knights remain unbeaten

The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights varsity volleyball team continued its winning ways in a non-league match against Zillah's JV squad last night, taking the match in three sets, 25-18, 25-7, 25-13.

October 2, 2012 3:47 p.m. read more..

Sunnyside newspaper two-time winner ;in statewide contest

SYAKIMA - A total of eight awards, two of them for top honors in the categories of ad campaigns for a single advertiser and color feature photographs, were bestowed on the Daily Sun News last Friday evening at the 2012 Better Newspaper Contest Awards banquet hosted by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association in Yakima.

October 2, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..

Monday, October 1


Class of 2025 on the grow in Sunnyside

With a shy grin Alyson Yanez received a handshake, t-shirt and other prizes to honor her as the 600th kindergarten student in the Sunnyside School District for the 2012-13 year.

October 1, 2012 3:24 p.m. read more..

Knights notch 42-28 victory

It was all about the connections and communicating for the Sunnyside Christian Knights football team, which defeated Pomeroy this past Friday, 42-28, at Clem Senn Field.

October 1, 2012 3:22 p.m. read more..

Shorthanded Vikes fall to Cougars, 36-8

MABTON - Fielding a starting line-up filled with freshmen and sophomores due to eligibility issues, the Mabton Viking football team hung tough before dropping a 36-8 decision to visiting White Swan last Friday.

October 1, 2012 3:18 p.m. read more..