1973: Miss Yakima Valley Universe grand marshal of Sunshine Days Parade

1973: Toni Prudich (C) was named Miss Sunnyside concluding the annual Sunshine Days celebration. Her princesses were Cindy Smith (L) and Paula Howell (R).

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1973: Toni Prudich (C) was named Miss Sunnyside concluding the annual Sunshine Days celebration. Her princesses were Cindy Smith (L) and Paula Howell (R).

110 YEARS AGO (1903)

S.A. Milton of Sunnyside was offering the use of his new Southwick horse power hay baler with hopes of collecting a few Sunnyside hay rancher contracts.

90 YEARS AGO (1923)

Sunnyside farm animals and their growers made a fine showing at the 1923 state fair, according to reports in the Sunnyside Sun. Sunnyside’s Charley McLean and his Rhode Island White pullets took top honors as did S.E. Chafee’s Hampshire boar. Chafee’s Holsteins also took second place honors in the dairy herd division.

80 YEARS AGO (1933)

The family of Sheila James was soliciting votes for her candidacy as the queen of the Yakima community festival. Miss James already held the Sunnyside Fete Days crown.

70 YEARS AGO (1943)

Ensign Robert Matheson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Matheson of Sunnyside, completed his training at the Navy Air Force flying school in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mrs. Chester Flagel leased the Sugar Bowl lunch counter and soda fountain from Sunnyside baker Hobart Bond. Bond planned to continue operating the attached bakery. The Sugar Bowl and bakery were both located in downtown Sunnyside.

40 YEARS AGO (1973)

Thousands lined the streets of Sunnyside to see Miss Sheryl Golob, the Sunshine Days Parade grand marshal. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Golob of Sunnyside was the reigning Miss Yakima Valley Universe.

Sunnyside real estate developer Marlin Dayton of Dayton Realty celebrated the tentative approval for annexation of 20 acres of the eastern slope of Harrison Hill into the city limits. Dayton reported that the homes built on the 20-acre tract bound by Canal and Columbia streets would cost $23,000 and up.

30 YEARS AGO (1983)

Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar, a Sunnyside-area native, was scheduled to appear at the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima to oversee the NASA exhibit. Dunbar, one of the first women to be accepted into the space program, was scheduled to explain and answer questions about the NASA program.

Dr. Ronald A. Couturier announced he was taking over the practice of longtime Sunnyside physician Dr. A. E. Borchardt, who had announced plans to retire in October. Dr. Couturier had interned at Sunnyside General Hospital and at Dr. Borchardt’s office, prior to deciding to settle in Sunnyside.

20 YEARS AGO (1993)

Sunnyside High School senior Kobin Bingham was named a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist. The honor was given based on the results of the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. The son of Dr. Brent and Kay Bingham of Sunnyside, he hoped to study medicine following his two-year mission for the Church of the Latter-day Saints.

10 YEARS AGO (2003)

Sunnyside native Amy Davis was named the ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year. A fourth grade teacher at Harriet Thompson Elementary School in Grandview, Davis was one of nine regional teachers vying for the state teacher of the year honors.

On the recommendation of the Sunnyside Planning Commission, the Sunnyside City Council began the annexation process of two pieces of property owned by Gordon and Rhoda Giffin of Sunnyside, situated along McLean Road and Alexander Road.


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