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Friday, September 28

OBITUARY

DOROTHY V. MEZA

DOROTHY V. MEZA

Word Nerd

I have pledged my support to Promise...will you?

I have pledged my support to Promise...will you?

Jennie's Journey

Agree to disagree

Agree to disagree

Curtain rises on 'Bye Bye Birdie' Oct. 6 in Prosser

PROSSER - The Over the Hill Theatricals fall production of "Bye Bye Birdie" will be staged at Prosser's Princess Theatre, beginning Saturday, Oct. 6.

Mabton High grad unleashes secret identity

Throughout his years at Mabton High School, Josh Strickland lived a secret life that didn't come to the forefront until his senior project in 2011.

Lady Grizzlies come away with first victory of 2012 season

YAKIMA - Consider the monkey off their backs, as the Lady Grizzlies earned their first volleyball win of the season last night at Davis.

Lady Grizzlies pick up non-league win

Sunnyside girls soccer coach Sylvia Villagrana couldn't be more pleased with how well the Lady Grizzlies and 2A Wapato played last night.

Home Depot steps up big for Sunnyside-area veterans

Bricks, paint and generous hearts were all part of yesterday's ceremony and work party at Sunnyside's downtown veterans memorial.

Feds draw fire on groundwater study

GRANGER - Call it a line drawn in shifting sand, as federal officials yesterday claimed dairies are responsible for 65 percent of nitrate-tainted groundwater in the Lower Yakima Valley.

Public safety meeting in Sunnyside covers multiple topics

The city council's subcommittee for public safety met at the Law and Justice Center in Sunnyside Thursday afternoon and discussed several topics, including construction of the newly approved fire station, the problem of people driving while talking on cell phones, the council's decision to decriminalize disorderly conduct in the city code and the budget of the police department.

Memorandum of understanding between schools, city, hospital, port receives school board OK

The Sunnyside School Board last night approved a memorandum of understanding that combines the management and coordination of activities associated with implementation of three community initiatives.

Thursday, September 27

OBITUARY

DELLA RAE DANIEL

DELLA RAE DANIEL

Apparent shoplifting incident leads to high speed police pursuit

Four Lower Valley residents are in police custody, being held on investigation after a high speed pursuit that ensued yesterday (Wednesday).

Plans are to rebuild Safari

Earlier this week, crews began working to fill the hole where the Safari Restaurant once stood tall.

Another Sunnyside employee dismissed

Assistant Finance Director Amy Palmer has been let go by the city of Sunnyside, according to Interim City Manager Frank Sweet.

Mabton's dirty water problem found, fixed

MABTON - Residents in Mabton were last week complaining of their city water coming out of faucets, hoses and showerheads with brown coloration.

$1 million awarded to Port of Sunnyside

The Port of Sunnyside last week learned the Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $1 million in funding for the pipeline that will supply treated wastewater to its new wetlands.

New booster club approved in Mabton

MABTON - At the request of Tawnya Ibarra and other members of a group intent on establishing a booster club for Mabton High School athletics, the Mabton School Board unanimously provided approval on Monday of this week.

Guaglianone Heritage University reaching out to communities to learn how it can meet needs of local marketplace

Heritage University near Toppenish is focused on meeting the needs of today's students.

Wednesday, September 26

City decriminalizes four code violations

The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday voted unanimously to change the penalties on four code violations in the Sunnyside municipal code from misdemeanors to civil infractions.

Grandview council discusses best course of action for transitioning positions to be vacated over next two years

GRANDVIEW - During the next two years changes will be taking place in the city of Grandview's leadership as four top positions will be vacated due to the retirement of Treasurer John Myers, Assistant Police Chief Mark Ware, Police Chief Dave Charvet, and City Administrator and Public Works Director Cus Arteaga.

Annual United Way campaign kicks off in Lower Valley

The United Way campaign kick-off for G2MOS (Granger, Grandview, Mabton, Outlook and Sunnyside) was held Tuesday night at Bon Vino's restaurant in Sunnyside, starting another year of giving for Lower Valley residents.

Junior bowling sign-ups set for Saturday

A special sign-up day has been arranged for youngsters who want to take part in the Junior Bowling League at Sunnyside's Valley Lanes this season.

Lady Greyhounds open league play with three-game sweep

GRANDVIEW - In its CWAC league opener last night, Tuesday, the Grandview Lady Greyhound volleyball team made short work of visiting Wapato with a three-game sweep; 25-12, 25-15, 25-17.

Lady Knights clip Eagles' wings

TOPPENISH - The Sunnyside Christian volleyball team visited Toppenish last night and came away with a three-set win over the Yakama Tribal Eagles.

Lady Grizzlies fall 6-1 to Eastmont

Although the Lady Grizzly soccer team had home field advantage last night against the Eastmont Wildcats, Sunnyside was unable to get the ball rolling in its favor.

Council approves contractwith Prosser law firm

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council Tuesday approved a contract with Beck and Phillips, PLLC of Prosser for indigent defense services.

Brazilian memories for new SHS student

Sunnyside is a long way from home for Carolina Martins.

FORUM

Paint job appreciated

Paint job appreciated

GUEST COLUMN

President Obama's Munich Moment

President Obama's Munich Moment

Off the Record

Seahawks deliver a ;'happy' birthday

Seahawks deliver a ;'happy' birthday

OBITUARY

MAXINE MARIA STEVENS

MAXINE MARIA STEVENS

Tuesday, September 25

Council votes to allow alcohol at private event on city property

After some debate, the Sunnyside City Council voted 5-2 to allow the Tri-Chamber Social to be held at Centennial Square on Thursday, Oct. 4, despite the inclusion of alcohol being served at the event.

Scuffle between local Democrats as yet unresolved

The morning of Aug. 28 Sunnyside police were split up as they attempted to investigate two versions of an assault that took place in the 400 block of South Sixth Street, the office of the local Democrat party.

Sunnyside's Promise proposal gets chilly reception from city council

The Sunnyside City Council took no action last night on a proposal to provide money to guarantee the survival of Sunnyside's Promise, but voted to further discuss the matter at the Monday, Oct. 8, meeting.

Mitoff rallies senior golfers to runner-up finish at tour stop

PENDLETON, ORE. - A 6-over-par 78 carded by Rick Mitoff propelled the Sunnyside-area Black Rock Creek team to a share of second-place honors at the next to the last stop on the 2012 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour.

Hearing set for ambulance rates

A public hearing on the plan to increase the ambulance utility rates has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, during the council meeting.

Local store provides central location for animal care products

Western Stockmen's may have a new location for its Sunnyside customers to visit, but the J.R. Simplot subsidiary is already familiar to many.

Local ice cream makers up for award

Anyone who has tasted an ice cream bar from a local vendor won't be too surprised to learn that Sunnyside's Paleteria La NorteƱa ice cream plant is a finalist for the UW Minority Business of the Year Award.

OBITUARY

HARVEY B. ORR

HARVEY B. ORR

DEATH NOTICE

MAXINE MARIA STEVENS

MAXINE MARIA STEVENS

Monday, September 24

Divine inspiration leads to greater things for native of Sunnyside

When Nellie (Kranz) Edwards and her family left Sunnyside, they didn't know what God had in store for them.

A dream come true for Miss Sunnyside

More than a decade ago, a young Madison Marquez remembers sitting in Miss Mary's preschool classroom ready to learn, when Miss Sunnyside Court princesses walked in.

Lady Pirates lose close-call match against Trout Lake

TROUT LAKE - In a tough match last Friday against Trout Lake-Glenwood, the Lady Pirate volleyball squad came away with a 3-2 loss on the night.

Lady Greyhounds can't catch Pullman High athletes in pool

PROSSER - Lady 'Hound swimmers tried as they might to catch their opponents, but eventually lost last Saturday's swim meet against Pullman, 135-30.

Close encounters of a third kind

Three for three - that's where the Sunnyside Grizzlies stand in terms of coming up on the short end of the stick in hang-on-to-your-seat, nail-biting, down-to-the-wire affairs the last three weeks on the gridiron.

Free parenting class offered here starting Oct. 4

Frustrated parents are invited to attend the Strong Families parenting class at Sunnyside's Sun Valley Elementary School from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15.

Grandview Rebekah Lodge to celebrate centennial with special tea

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Rebekah Lodge will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 29, with an old fashioned tea at the Grandview Church of the Nazarene (401 N. First St.) from 1-4 p.m.

OBITUARY

MARJORIE F. BLEYHL

MARJORIE F. BLEYHL

DEATH NOTICE

LUCILLE MAXINE GRAHAM SCHULTZ

LUCILLE MAXINE GRAHAM SCHULTZ

Friday, September 21

Three Sunnysiders nabbed in Grandview on charge of throwing Molotov cocktails

GRANDVIEW - Officers in Grandview arrested three suspects yesterday morning (Thursday) after a person in the 300 block of Davie Street reported that someone threw a bottle at a truck.

Former Hastings staff member details reasons to vote for Romney

The nation's economy is a huge issue for the 2012 general election, and that is one of the biggest reasons Sunnyside Republican Club guest speaker Jon DeVaney believes it's time for a real change.

Transportation expert isn't optimistic about future funding for improvements

GRANDVIEW - The good news is that the federal government has not decreased transportation spending, according to Larry Ehl, publisher of the Transportation Issues Daily newsletter and website.

Port director to be presented service award from advocacy group

PORTLAND, ORE. - Port of Sunnyside Director Amber Hansen will next month be traveling to Vancouver to receive the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association's second-ever distinguished service award for promoting economic development.

Sunnyside Christian wins 1B league opener

KLICKITAT - The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights volleyball team came home victorious last night, after beating the Klickitat Vandals in three sets, 25-21, 25-18, 25-18.

SHS girls pull off stunning comeback

YAKIMA - It was an overtime shootout that decided last night's match between Sunnyside and Eisenhower on Ike's home turf.

Bickleton runner cracks 'Top 10' finish at CWAC meet

PROSSER - Bickleton High School fields the only cross-country team in the Greater Columbia 1B League, thus is forced to schedule competitions against much larger schools.

Lady Grizzlies win three races against Moses Lake Chiefs squad

YAKIMA - The Lady Grizzlies swim team was sunk by the Moses Lake Chiefs, 126-43, in a match-up last night at Lions Pool in Yakima.

Hospital to host informational menopause info meeting next Tuesday

An open public meeting on the symptoms and treatment of menopause will be held next Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the main classroom at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

BOOK REVIEW

Questions about rock art asked, but not fully answered in book

Questions about rock art asked, but not fully answered in book

FORUM

Hearty thanks Much appreciated!

Hearty thanks Much appreciated!

GUEST COLUMN

Desperate and losing, Romney makes unforced errors

Desperate and losing, Romney makes unforced errors

Taking sides on Selah-gate

A work computer found at home. Workplace documents found at home or even destroyed.

OBITUARY

GENEVIEVE M. AMUNDSON

GENEVIEVE M. AMUNDSON

Thursday, September 20

General Election ;kicks off this week with ballots being sent overseas

The voting period for this fall's highly anticipated statewide General Election is about to begin, with Washington's military and overseas voters being the first ones to receive and fill out ballots.

Parks and rec commission tackles wide variety of subjects

Meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Commission was updated on the status of several programs but was unable to take any action due to lack of a quorum.

New principal at Sunnyside High reports transition basically trouble-free

The school year's been fantastic," said Sunnyside High School Principal Ryan Maxwell, who took over the role just a few short weeks ago after being assistant principal for six years. "To me it's been a smooth transition."

Department of Licensing fees rising dramatically

Motorists renewing their driver's licenses will have higher fees to pay, come Oct. 1.

Newhouse awarded dairy scholarship

The Yakima Valley Dairy Foundation Scholarship was recently awarded to Chris Newhouse of Sunnyside.

Students replace notepad with iPad

It's all aboard the tech train for some Sunnyside Chief Kamiakin Elementary School first graders.

OBITUARY

YVONNE BENTLEY

YVONNE BENTLEY

Wednesday, September 19

Airport weather tracking system still has hurdles to clear

The Sunnyside Municipal Airport will be home to a new automated weather observation system (AWOS), however there are still a few steps in the process to getting it in place before the airport committee can say the project is complete.

Pageant contestants strut their stuff during Sunshine Days

Seven young ladies took home the highest of royalty realm honors last Friday during Sunnyside Sunshine Days.

Upgrade to county jail impacts plan to improve roadways throughout Valley

At yesterday's monthly Sunnyview Republican Women's Club meeting, Yakima County Commissioner Kevin Bouchey detailed the effects of voters rejecting a sales tax increase in last month's primary election.

Gang commission informed how Sunnyside has slashed crime rates

WAPATO - There was a time when Sunnyside families were afraid to play outside with their children.

Lady Knights prevail in epic battle with Patriots

RICHLAND - The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights triumphed over Liberty Christian last night in a hard-fought, five-set battle.

Football game site changed

ZILLAH - Sunnyside Christian High School's football game against Lacrosse-Washtucna this coming Friday will not be played on the Grandview High School gridiron as originally scheduled.

Eastmont gets best of Lady Grizzlies in match-up at Yakima's Lions Pool

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside High School girls swim team yesterday was unable to triumph in a meet against Eastmont originally scheduled for last week but delayed due to poor air quality.

'Lady Hounds blank Toppenish

GRANDVIEW - Although the Toppenish Wildcats challenged the Grandview soccer team last night, the Lady 'Hounds shut the door on any hopes the Wildcats had of scoring.

Former Mexican mafia drug dealer shares feelings being raised from the dead

PROSSER - Nearly 15 years ago a young Kari Kelli was at the end of her rope.

Consultant wants business owners to know help is readily available

The Department of Labor & Industries is composed of a consulting arm and a compliance arm, according to Ray Benavides.

FORUM

Firefighters very grateful

Firefighters very grateful

GUEST COLUMN

Let's end debate on super-majority requirement for taxes

Let's end debate on super-majority requirement for taxes

Jennie's Journey

Partnerships are great if partners are willing to swallow their pride

Partnerships are great if partners are willing to swallow their pride

DEATH NOTICE

IMOGENE L. TAYLOR

IMOGENE L. TAYLOR

Tuesday, September 18

Port holds off signing agreement to join Sunnyside cooperative

The Port of Sunnyside decided last night to wait before entering into an agreement to become a member of the Sunnyside Community Development Cooperative with the Sunnyside School District, the City of Sunnyside and Sunnyside Community Hospital.

Cars shine at Sunshine Days

Drivers with their flashy vehicles showed up in droves to celebrate Sunnyside's Sunshine Days at the annual Poker Run and Sun & Shine Car Show held last Friday and Saturday.

Madison Marquez named 2012-13 Miss Sunnyside title holder

It's been a dream for her since pre-school and this past Saturday Madison Marquez's dreams came true.

Troubled youths help celebrate new home construction

Helping youths not only serve their community hours in the county's juvenile court system, but also acquire a trade, was at the heart of a celebration last Saturday in Sunnyside.

Stagnant weather advisory still in effect through this Wednesday

For the most part, air quality in much of Washington, except areas near the eastern foothills of the Cascades, has returned to "good" levels.

Have gun - will travel

Sunnyside Ace Hardware partnered with a group known as the Elite Truck Event to bring a semi-trailer full of firearm hardware to town last Friday and Saturday.

Grandview woman fights backagainst cancer...for her mother

When her mother, Luisa Amanda Reyes, was diagnosed with leukemia in 1997, Grandview resident Nohelia Peterson and her family were devastated.

OBITUARY

ALVARADO SNYDER

ALVARADO SNYDER

DEATH NOTICE

FRED B. HENNING

FRED B. HENNING

Monday, September 17

City recommends more than doubling ambulance utility rates over next two years

Sunnyside's subcommittee on finance and administrative services met last week to discuss the city's ambulance utility rates and how to make the service pay for itself instead of relying on the city's general fund.

Four men convicted of gangland-style shooting

YAKIMA - It was March 14, 2011 when a trailer in Outlook made the news for what was one of many high-profile gangland-style shooting incidents.

Longtime SVID board member enjoying retirement

When you get up near the 80s it's time to get out of some of these things," said Bob Golob about his recent retirement from the board of Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District.

Sunnyside Christian rally in second half not enough to overcome Redskin lead

WELLPINIT - It was a high-scoring, well-fought battle between the Sunnyside Christian Knights and the Wellpinit Redskins last Friday.

Grandview succumbs 4-2 to Mustangs

PROSSER - It's not always easy to come from behind, but the Grandview Lady 'Hounds soccer team gave it their best effort this past Saturday in Prosser.

Lady Pirates lose tourney, not pride

RICHLAND - The Lady Pirates volleyball squad showed promise at this past weekend's Tri-City Prep tournament despite ranking fourth among Sunnyside Christian, Tri-City Prep and Columbia Burbank.

Grizzlies tripped up late by Kamiakin Braves, 25-19

The Sunnyside Grizzly football team suffered another tough loss last Friday in a 25-19 defeat at the hands of visiting Kamiakin.

OBITUARY

LOURENE H. GOLLADAY

LOURENE H. GOLLADAY

Friday, September 14

FORUM

Opposes apology to Libya

Opposes apology to Libya

America's cutest baby hails from Sunnyside

NEW YORK - This morning (Friday) on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, a national television show, Sunnyside's Jax Slegers was voted the "Cutest Baby in America."

City, Port, hospital, school board joint effort makes stride in planning stages

Pooling resources and ideas may just be what Sunnyside needs to get its issues under wraps.

Sunnyside resident recalls 100 years of life

Last Sunday the Sunnyside man celebrated his 100th birthday. Born on Sept. 9, 1912, Taylor has lived a full life.

Lady Vikings notch first win

MABTON - The Mabton Lady Viking soccer team scored early and late last night, Thursday, to come away with a 2-1 non-league victory at home over Granger.

Grandview netters overwhelm Toppenish

TOPPENISH - The Grandview Lady Greyhound volleyball team made quick work of host Toppenish last night, Thursday, in a 25-16, 25-13, 25-17 victory.

Mustangs outlast Lady Grizzlies, 3-2

In their first match in Sunnyside High School's newly renovated gym, the 3A Lady Grizzly volleyball team started strong last night before falling in five sets to 2A Prosser.

Foursome brings Gospel tunes to music jamboree

MABTON - The featured musicians for Gospel music jamboree this Sunday in Mabton is the Gospel Messengers Quartet.

Local couple's mission reaches the people of Davao City and beyond

OUTLOOK - Lilibeth Snyder nearly 10 years ago started an outreach for children in her neighborhood when she lived in Davao City in the Philippines.

Curtain to open on local concert series

The Lower Valley Community Concert Association raises the curtain next week on its five-concert season with a capella group 42Five (recently renamed VoicePlay).

Grandview farm to hold Apple & Pumpkin Festival

GRANDVIEW - Fall is just around the corner and it's time again for Bill's Berry Farm near Grandview to hold its annual Apple & Pumpkin Festival.

Jennie's Journey

I'm cheering on the inside

I'm cheering on the inside

Arab Spring, our fall

Can it be just a few months ago we were flush with hope that the "Arab Spring" might result in a safer, more stable Middle East.

DEATH NOTICE

CAROLYN MAY ESTABROOK

CAROLYN MAY ESTABROOK

Thursday, September 13

Speed cams installed Snoqualmie Pass

Speed cams installed Snoqualmie Pass

Speed cams installed Snoqualmie Pass

Grandview Library now offering eBook, audiobook downloads

Best-selling and classic titles available anytime, anywhere

Best-selling and classic titles available anytime, anywhere

Council tightens nuisance ordinance

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council Tuesday night approved changes to the city's nuisance ordinance, giving staff the ability to issue citations for non-compliance more easily.

Human trafficking forum brings crowds, lively discussion

About 50 people showed up for a community forum on human trafficking in the Lower Valley held at Sunnyside's Oasis Community Church last night, Wednesday.

OBITUARY

ARMANDO LOERA RUBIO

ARMANDO LOERA RUBIO

Wednesday, September 12

Port commissioners review choices for Carnation property

Plans include saving water tank

Plans include saving water tank

Council tightens nuisance ordinance

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council Tuesday night approved changes to the city's nuisance ordinance, giving staff the ability to issue citations for non-compliance more easily.

Mabton police catch suspect on 'Washington's Most Wanted' list

MABTON - After residing in Mabton for nearly eight years, a person wanted by police was finally identified and taken into custody.

Sunnyside infant featured on national television show

NEW YORK - Jax Slegers of Sunnyside was this past Monday announced as a top six finalist in "LIVE's Cutest Kid Search" on the LIVE! with Kelly and Michael morning TV show.

Lady Grizzlies show improvement at Davis

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside Lady Grizzly volleyball team gave host Davis a battle last night, Tuesday, before eventually falling to the Pirates in four games.

Lady Vikings defeated by Rangers

NACHES - The young Mabton volleyball team lost in three sets against Naches Valley yesterday, Tuesday, in a non-league match-up.

Huskies take a bite out of Grandview, win 4-2

OTHELLO - It wasn't one of Grandview's best soccer matches, according to Coach Anne Holden.

Couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Chuck and Ruth Ashley will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 15 at an open house at the home of their daughter Liz Charvet.

FORUM

A vote for Ron Paul

A vote for Ron Paul

Off the Record

An avoided topic worthy of discussion

An avoided topic worthy of discussion

Word Nerd

It's attention that matters, not toys

It's attention that matters, not toys

OBITUARY

MARY COLLEEN SNELSON

MARY COLLEEN SNELSON

DEATH NOTICE

FRED PEREZ

FRED PEREZ

Tuesday, September 11

School board assured audit finding will be appealed

Sunnyside isn't the only school district in the state that is currently dealing with an audit finding in the most recent round of audit reports associated with accountability.

Gas leak prompts evacuations in Grandview

A report of a hissing sound coming from Cascade Natural Gas property next to J.M. Smucker at 100 Forsell Road in Grandview prompted an evacuation and stopped traffic on several surrounding streets just before midnight last night (Monday).

Citizens speak out regarding interim city manager

Three citizens stood up during the public comment portion of last night's city council meeting in Sunnyside to state opinions on the situation with Interim City Manager Frank Sweet.

Cascade Natural Gas preserves local jobs as environmental clean-up remedy sought

The building at the corner of East Decatur Avenue and South Fifth Street that once held the offices of Cascade Natural Gas has been closed to walk-up traffic for nearly seven years, according to Senior Public Relations Representative Mark Hanson.

Locals travel to the Big Apple

A total of 29 Washington State Delta Kappa Gamma members traveled to New York to hear from influential women from around the globe.

Hansen named Sunshine Days Parade marshal

Amber Hansen has made Sunnyside her home since 1981, and in doing so she has taken great pride in her community and its potential.

OBITUARY

CHARLES W.G. WALKER

CHARLES W.G. WALKER

DEATH NOTICE

ROBERTO LONGORIA SR.

ROBERTO LONGORIA SR.

Monday, September 10

Yakima County reports first human case of West Nile virus for 2012

YAKIMA - A man in his 30s is the first human case of the West Nile virus in Yakima County this year.

Sunnyside church to host forum on human trafficking

Oasis Community Church at 344 N. 11th St. in Sunnyside will host a community forum on human trafficking this coming Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m.

Lady Vikings gain experience at tourney

YAKIMA - The young Lady Viking team went on the road to play in the Yakima Valley SunDome Volleyball Festival last Friday, losing all matches but gaining experience.

Kings Way prevails 56-30 over Sunnyside Christian

VANCOUVER - "We were our own worst enemy," Sunnyside Christian High School football coach Ray Hernandez said of last Friday's non-league match against Kings Way Christian.

BIRTHS

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

DEATH NOTICE

JUAN A. TOLENTO ESCOBAR

JUAN A. TOLENTO ESCOBAR

Friday, September 7

Sunnyside School District will appeal audit finding

Officials in the Sunnyside School District are hopeful that an appeal of the recent finding of a state audit will result in no penalties to the district.

Sunnyside schools launch new website

For the past week anyone seeking information about the Sunnyside School District have been able to do so via a new website that went live last Friday.

Lady Knights outmatch Lady Vikings

MABTON - The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knight volleyball team defeated the Mabton Lady Vikings in three sets on the Mabton home court last night (Thursday).

Lady Grizzlies lose 3-0 to Moses Lake Chiefs

The Sunnyside Lady Grizzly volleyball team showed progress, but still came up short in a 3-0 loss last night to visiting Moses Lake.

Healthful living classes begin tomorrow

The Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church is offering the community "Feel Good Healthful Living" classes beginning tomorrow, Saturday.

Whats Happening

Leavenworth Quilt Show (509-548-5311).

;Seniors invited to Corny Time Party

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Community Center at 812 Wallace Way in Grandview will host a Corny Time Party next Thursday, Sept. 13, sponsored by the Lower Valley Senior Network.

Yakima, Goldendale sites free on 'Museum Day'

The Yakima Valley Museum in Yakima and Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale will both offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 29.

FORUM

Calling for change at Sunnyside City Hall

Calling for change at Sunnyside City Hall

Jennie's Journey

Conventions nothing but entertainment for this voter

Conventions nothing but entertainment for this voter

OBITUARY

TOBIAS IBARRA

TOBIAS IBARRA

BIRTHS

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Thursday, September 6

Hester picks up where he left off

At last night's Port of Sunnyside commissioners meeting, Executive Director in Training Jay Hester was asked about the transition he has been making in preparation for taking over as the permanent executive director.

SHS construction 'substantially done'

New Sunnyside High School Principal Ryan Maxwell says construction at the school will be "substantially done" in the next two weeks.

Mabton FFA students make the national rank

MABTON - For the past four years, the Mabton High School FFA program has been growing in numbers and participation.

BIRTHS

OUT OF TOWN

OUT OF TOWN

DEATH NOTICE

TOBIAS IBARRA

TOBIAS IBARRA

Wednesday, September 5

OBITUARY

ELIEZER MENDOZA

ELIEZER MENDOZA

County to clean up Sunnyside property

Yakima County's use of land it owned in Sunnyside several years ago led to contamination that's now being addressed.

Sunnyside students receive special care from Special Services staff

Special education is much more specialized in today's world than it was approximately 20 years ago.

Grandview loses in three to Selah

GRANDVIEW - It may have been a non-league match, but the Vikings were still tough opponents for the Grandview Lady Greyhound volleyball team as it lost last night, Tuesday, 3-0 to visiting Selah.

Lady Knights take down Jaguars

PASCO - The 1B Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights opened the season with a victory against 2B Tri-Cities Prep last night (Tuesday) in a non-league match-up in Pasco.

Pre-registration underway for 5K event

The second annual Sunshine Days Miss Sunnyside Sun Run & Walk 5K event is planned for Sunnyside's Sunshine Days.

FORUM

New resident questions city's stance on Sweet

New resident questions city's stance on Sweet

Off the Record

Sad to see it go

Sad to see it go

Tuesday, September 4

Local schools show improved test scores

More fifth and eighth graders in Washington state are passing standardized science tests compared to a year ago.

Laws prohibit municipal governments from serving as bails bondsmen

There are currently two bail bond companies serving the city of Sunnyside, Egley's and All City Bail Bonds.

Knights open gridiron season with 44-0 blowout of Rainier Christian

It was a great way to open the season this past Friday, winning the first football game by a score of 44-0, according to Sunnyside Christian High School Coach Ray Hernandez.

Grandview nets 2-1 non-league victory over Lady Grizzly soccer squad

The Sunnyside Lady Grizzly soccer squad hosted non-league foe Grandview this past Saturday for each of the teams' season opener.

Grizzlies pound Grandview 54-14 in gridiron opener

GRANDVIEW - Quarterback Eduardo Salmeron accounted for four touchdowns to lead the 3A Sunnyside Grizzlies to a 54-14 rout over the 2A Grandview Greyhounds in the football opener for both teams last Friday.

Grape fieldman's breakfast has new location

PROSSER - Washington State University Benton County Extension will be hosting its monthly grape fieldman's breakfast for all individuals working with juice or wine grapes.

State officials suspend health care licenses

The Washington State Department of Health has taken action against two health care workers employed in Yakima County.

Flower baskets for sale during Sunshine Days

The Sunnyside Flower Brigade will again be selling the flower baskets currently hanging above the downtown streets, during Sunshine Days.

New business a living legacy for cancer survivor

Not only was Shop a Lot for Less in Sunnyside opened to provide Lower Valley residents the opportunity to purchase quality apparel and shoes, but it is a legacy from a mother to her children.