Monday, March 31
Yakima County Sheriff deputies are investigating a report of a robbery that happened early this past Saturday morning. The suspect entered a home in the 500 block of North Fourth Street near Grandview and took money from the residents.
Sunnyside’s Noon Rotary is seeking sponsors for the annual Sunnyside Swim Team Raffle to take place this summer.
The Sunnyside School Board last week approved a $13,949 change order to the construction of the YV Tech Phase 3 Sunnyside branch campus.
The Sunnyside School District is conducting an inventory of district assets and school conditions to meet state requirements.
A passenger in a car that careened out of control and rolled before coming to rest on its wheels early this past Sunday morning has died.
Now is the time to start placing orders for the geraniums and petunias that the Lower Valley Soroptimist International Club sells each spring. The plants can be purchased individually for $2 apiece, or in flats of 18 for $35.
March came in like a lion here in the Lower Valley and seems set on doing the same to end the month.
In a case of consumer beware, a Sunnyside woman reported last Saturday she had been duped out of $250 by a company offering to give her a car loan.
Businesses to remain open
Downtown merchants would love people in Sunnyside to check out the construction on the downtown revitalization project, and while folks are around to visit their businesses.
Heartlinks Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 a.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home, 531 S. 16th St. in Sunnyside.
Enjoying a little sparkling cider and hors d’oeuvres at a wine and cheese social held last Friday at Sunnyside’s Sun Terrace Retirement and Assisted Living Community are staff members Linda Dium, Cheryl Larrick, visitor Ryan Youngman, resident Harriet Wolf and her daughter Jennifer Wolf of Vancouver.
Longtime Sunnyside Police Officer Chico Rodriquez was honored last Friday night for his 28 years of law enforcement services in ceremonies held at the Sunnyside Community Center. His retirement begins today (Monday).
Tuberculosis cases increased in Washington state for the first time after several years of decline.
Sunnyside firemen responded to a report of a car fire in the 500 block of North Fourth Street in the early hours of Saturday morning. The car sustained an estimated $5,000 damage, according to the report. None of the nearby buildings were involved in the fire.
The combination of dust and rain left more than 600 customers without power last Friday afternoon for more than two hours.
Community residents are invited to take part in a special tour that will showcase Sunnyside’s most recent transformations.
Police in Grandview are investigating two thefts that were reported over the weekend. One was reported from the 300 block of East Wine Country Road last Friday morning, the other in the 300 block of Adams Street yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. No details on either incident were available.
YAKIMA – Both the Sunnyside Grizzlies and Bickleton Pirates were among the 30-plus schools that competed in brisk and blustery conditions at last Saturday’s Don Holder Relays.
PASCO – The good news is that the Lady Grizzly team of Mirella Ramirez and Stephanie Herrera won their first doubles match of the season against the Chiawana Riverhawks this past Saturday.
YAKIMA – Grandview High School’s Henry Pond was the lone Greyhound competing at last Friday’s Lee Dolquist Invitational at Yakima’s Apple Tree Golf Resort.
TOPPENISH – The Greyhounds took drew first blood in a match this past Saturday against the Toppenish Wildcats, scoring 13 minutes into the game on their way to a 2-1 victory in the non-league encounter.
SELAH – The host Selah Vikings had too much firepower as the Grandview Greyhound baseball team fell 21-0 and 13-0 in a CWAC twin bill last Saturday.
TOPPENISH – A pair of CWAC teams in rebuilding mode went tit-for-tat with one another this past Saturday.
GRANDVIEW – Children ages five to 12 are invited this week to work on their baseball skills during a baseball youth camp at Grandview High School.
Friday, March 28
The Yakima Area Arboretum is sponsoring a workshop for gardeners looking to learn natural yard care techniques.
The Friends of Grandview Library is sponsoring its annual spring party on Saturday, April 12, featuring Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth
The annual Chief Kamiakin District’s annual Scout ‘O Rama and Pinewood Derby will take place on Saturday, April 12, at Grandview Country Park and Fairgrounds.
Senate Bill 6405, which provides clarity on how non-profit, tax-exempt property may be used without jeopardizing the property’s tax-exempt status, was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday.
Police in Grandview handled more than two dozen incidents in the last two days, including three animal problems, seven reports of suspicious activity, two reports of juvenile problems and a report of a theft.
There has been a lot of discussion lately about the sale of marijuana in the Yakima Valley.
Sunnyside Police Department K-9 star “Helios” meets members of the Sunnyside Lions Club in the first of a series of public appearances the Sable German Shepherd will be making during the coming weeks.
Sunnyside’s bats were hotter, but Riverview’s runners were able to capitalize on the Lady Grizzly fastpitch softball team’s errors to win 9-3 last night.
Boys Prep Soccer
Grandview keeper Antonio Garcia stops a scoring attempt made by Sunnyside’s Christian Chavez in last night’s soccer match between the two non-league rivals.
After two years as its chief executive officer, Sunnyside Community Hospital’s John Gallagher had a good report to give the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotarians this past Wednesday morning.
“It’s good…we finally have a plan in place,” Sunnyside City Clerk Delilah Saenz said at yesterday’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting.
Landowners in Sunnyside, Grandview, Mabton, Wapato, Union Gap and unincorporated areas of Yakima County soon will have an opportunity to apply for a federal loan to repair their homes.
Yakima County Sheriff deputies are investigating the theft of electronics worth about $700 from the 2600 block of Olmstead Road near Grandview. The theft was reported last night (Thursday).
Sunnyside motorists traveling to and fro, who typically traverse South Sixth Street to get from one destination to another have inevitably noticed their route of travel has become a construction zone.
The Sunnyside School District board of directors approved a request for a waiver from the Washington state requirement for a minimum 180-day school year.
Hailed by the New York Times as “romantic with a cool edge,” pianist Andy Feldbau is a rising star on the world stage. He brings his talent to the Sunnyside High School auditorium on Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King advises that the public sledding area at Paradise will be groomed and staffed through this weekend.
“You can’t talk a hop plant up a string. You have to break a sweat and get your hands dirty.” - Dan Newhouse
How does the angle of a kick relate to the chance of scoring a goal?
The public is invited to meet five finalists for Sunnyside police chief during an open house next Tuesday, April 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
The Sunnyside School Board is supporting the Network for Excellence in Washington Schools with a one-time $500 supporting payment and a resolution of support.
Yakima Valley Community College’s athletic department is hosting a spring break basketball skills camp the week of March 31-April 3.
YAKIMA – The Yakima Valley Community College Biology Lecture Series continues with Ted Gamlem and Betsy Bloomfied on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Anthon Hall, room 215, in Yakima.
Cher’s 1998 dance house hit “Believe” did more than revive her career.
Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs the Sunnyside School Board was not, in terms of selecting the new logo for the local school district.
Concerns were raised last night about the Sunnyside School District’s program for highly capable students, which was approved by the school board in February.
Last night (Thursday) just after 6:30 p.m. Sunnyside police rushed to the 600 block of Reeves Way for a report of a female brandishing a weapon at a tow truck driver.
I’ve always dreaded going to community meetings, fearing more negatives and fewer positives will be brought forth during hours and hours of repetitive discussion.
*Sigh* The whole Noah’s ark experience used to be so simple.
Monday morning a brief article in the newspaper caught my attention. In Seattle on Thursday there was to be a parade of nine wooden fishing vessels going from their winter home in Ballard down to South Lake Union. They are to be displayed there until Saturday’s opening exhibit at the Center for Wooden Boats.
On city streets throughout America a battle is being waged for the soul of humanity, and it is taking place right in front of our eyes.
A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun
After two one-run losses to open the season a week ago, the Sunnyside High School baseball team has suffered three straight spankings.
Seven youngsters who are members of the Sunnyside Ironman Wrestling Club earned first-place medals at a tournament staged at West Valley High School last Saturday.
In what was a battle between two SCAC foes last night, it was the Granger boys soccer team that prevailed 2-1 over host Mabton.
It’s time again for children who want to fly to get their parents to sign them up for a Young Eagles free flight.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, together with the Washington State Draft Horse and Mule Association, invite the public to a unique interpretive history event at Olmstead Place State Park.
Thursday, March 27
A report of a stove fire in the 2300 block of Yakima Valley Highway called out the Sunnyside firemen at approximately 5 p.m. last night.
Negotiations between Teamsters Local No. 760 and the city of Grandview for the contract for police department dispatchers and corrections officers have concluded.
Sunnyside’s first town hall meeting under the city’s new administrative leadership was well attended last night and generated a lot of comments and uncomfortable questions.
The Grandview High School girls golf team was scheduled for a match against Prosser yesterday (Wednesday), but it was canceled and rescheduled.
State wildlife managers believe they are close to determining the cause of hoof disease in southwest Washington elk and plan to hold two meetings in April – in Vancouver and Chehalis - to share results to date and answer questions from the public.
Nearly 50 people packed a Yakima County Planning Commission meeting last night for a public hearing on the county’s proposed ban on the production, processing and retailing of marijuana in unincorporated areas of the county.
In a report issued yesterday, the State Patrol notes that three collisions all involving passenger cars this past Tuesday on the Sunnyside-Mabton Highway were not just due to poor visibility from a dust storm.
Washington Healthplan-finder officials are making a final push for residents to enroll in qualified health plans through www.wahealthplanfinder.org by the end of open enrollment (March 31).
Of the 51 members of the Sunnyside Little Grapplers who competed at last Saturday’s wrestling tournament at West Valley High School, 31 returned home with hardware.
Steelhead fishing on the upper Columbia River and its tributaries will close one hour after sunset next Monday, March 31.
Since yesterday (Wednesday) Sunnyside police have responded to a number of calls, including a shoplifting incident at Safeway.
Every seat was full yesterday, Wednesday, in Nuestra Casa’s ESL classroom.
Wednesday, March 26
The Selah Vikings defeated visiting Grandview last night, 3-1.
As of this month, more than 2,500 veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have participated in the American Legion’s online survey that seeks to determine the effectiveness of treatments for these two conditions.
Ever heard of Skip Pescosolido? I hadn’t either until very recently, but I’m glad I did. Without Skip, we’d all be paying higher grocery bills.
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 810 E. Custer Ave., 7:30 p.m.
To widen the runway or extend the runway, those are among the choices the Sunnyside Municipal Airport Advisory Board will be making in the next several months.
Yakima County Sheriff deputies were called to the Lower Valley just twice yesterday, both for reports of suspicious activity.
Sunnyside police responded to a report of a burglary in the 200 block of SW Crescent Avenue last night. Upon examining the scene, officers determined that the wind blew open the door and a window. Nothing appeared to be missing at the residence.
Dear Savvy Senior, what constitutes age discrimination in the workplace, and where can I turn to for help if I think I’ve got a case? - Demoted at 64
The Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies yesterday struggled against the Hanford Falcons, only getting two hits against the home team’s pitcher.
Mabton High School wrestling coach John Kilian is presented one of two awards by Sue Sartain at this past Monday’s Mabton School Board meeting.
The rebuilding continues for Sunnyside Christian’s fastpitch program as yesterday the Lady Knights were swept 11-0 and 17-0 in a doubleheader at Liberty Christian.
For four months of the college basketball season I’m pretty much out of the loop on what’s happening with that sport.
Yakima County commissioners yesterday (Tuesday) approved an amendment that extends its agreement with the Yakima Health District for the purpose of working with the Yakima County Groundwater Advisory Committee.
Each year John Cooper, president and CEO of Yakima Valley Tourism, visits the Grandview City Council to deliver the organization’s annual report.
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms.”
Police in Grandview were called out to investigate six reports of suspicious activity yesterday (Tuesday).
A 77-year-old Sunnyside man required hospitalization last night as the result of being struck by a 2005 Acura four-door sedan.
Just a Pinch
Grandview Greyhound baseball hurler Anthony Ramirez delivers a pitch during a non-league home game yesterday, Tuesday, against Quincy.
The Lady Vikes dropped both halves of a doubleheader to Tri-City Prep yesterday, losing the first game 13-3 and the nightcap 7-3.
Janet Reno runs a great funeral.
Presenting a $5,000 check from the city of Grandview to the Grandview Chamber of Commerce and the Miss Grandview court this past Tuesday is Mayor Norm Childress.
A swirling dust storm in the Lower Valley yesterday is blamed for a series of three collisions that sent five people to the hospital and temporarily closed Sunnyside-Mabton Highway.
My attention was grabbed by a Yakima Herald Bulletin headline: “Wolf pack could be coming to this area but no one knows when.” I’m sure this warning will be helpful to livestock owners and other outdoor enthusiasts. It makes me wonder how I should prepare!
Yesterday’s soccer match between Mabton and Ki-Be was a testament of overwhelming dominance.
Team morale may have not been at an all-time high yesterday for the Grandview High School tennis squads…following long bus rides to and from Othello, winter-like playing conditions and returning home with just one victory from the 10 matches that were played.
Errors dropped the Sunnyside Grizzlies into an early hole in Tuesday’s opening game against Riverview, and Sunnyside couldn’t come back, losing 18-11.
Grandview’s Sadie Ross slides under the tag to score a run in the opening fastpitch softball game against Wapato yesterday (Tuesday).
As a prequel to the morning coffee inhalation down at the Mule Barn coffee shop, the members of the world dilemma think tank were found at the break of day, armed with fly rods, in their other guise as charter members of the Lewis Creek Piscatorial Pursuit Alliance.
Mabton residents will see their water rates increase by $3 per month on April 1, and will see an additional $3 increase this fall.
Tuesday, March 25
GRANDVIEW – Horse owners in the Lower Valley headed to Grandview Country Park this past Saturday to vaccinate their animals against West Nile virus.
The Sunnyside Ministerial Association’s annual CROP Hunger Walk had a good turnout this past Saturday morning...
The Sunnyside City Council amended the rules regarding certain advisory boards and commissions last night to make sure those boards have enough members and the council is regularly updated on the actions of the boards.
The city of Sunnyside still has a long way to go before it is financially secure with accounting processes that all employees understand and can use, but the current administration is continuing to make progress.
The local PBS station in Yakima, KYVE, gets approximately 76 percent of its funding from community support.
GRANDVIEW – After spending most of the past 10 years as administrator for Grandview Prestige Care & Rehabilitation, Harry Aubert is looking towards retirement.
Sunnyside Community Hospital now employs Dr. Lincoln Westfall, a family physician and obstetrician, at its Lincoln Avenue Family Medicine clinic, located at 803 E. Lincoln Ave. in Sunnyside.
Sunnyside Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Thomas Mueller as the new Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist to its Lincoln Avenue Family Medicine clinic, located at 803 E. Lincoln Ave. in Sunnyside.
ARLINGTON – The Grizzly team at this year’s State Knowledge Bowl tournament didn’t score a lot of points, but according to advisor Paula Greene they still had fun.
Last Friday, best-selling author and learning styles expert Cynthia Ulrich Tobias spoke at Sunnyside Christian School’s teacher in-service.
Harrison Middle School students will be hosting a STEM showcase on Thursday, March 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Harrison gymnasium.
The Mabton School District has for a few years been paying for technology services and upgrades to its systems using E-Rate funding provided by the FCC.
During a presentation at the Mabton School Board meeting Monday, Mabton Jr./Sr. High School Principal Caleb Oten informed the board that test scores are providing mixed results.
Brown secures four ‘Top 3’ finishes for Bickleton High girls
Grandview High School seniors Kasi Prieto and Jamila Shafer each grabbed a first-place finish at the annual Papa Wells Track & Field Invitational, hosted by the East Valley Red Devils this past Saturday.
Mabton’s newest school board member, Rebecca Martinez, is sworn in by Mabton School District Superintendent Minerva Morales (left) at Monday’s school board meeting.
Students ruled the school last Friday in defeating the staff during an exhibition basketball game at Sierra Vista Middle School in Sunnyside.
GRANDVIEW – “Great hearts and great systems!” is how Harry Aubert describes the keys to improvements at Prestige Care & Rehabilitation in Grandview.
The duo of Gary Hutchins and Perry Page, members of the Yakima Elks Country Club in Selah, emerged as the top golfers in the opening tournament of the 2014 season on the two Lower Yakima Valley courses.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Grandview City Hall
East Valley’s Raab claims medalist honors
East Valley’s Andrew Raab took home top individual honors from yesterday’s Grandview High School Golf Invitational.
Monday, March 24
A familiar face on the streets of Sunnyside for more than 28 years, Sunnyside Police Officer Severiano “Chico” Rodriquez is ready to turn in his shield and the keys to his black and white cruiser.
GRANDVIEW – After completing more than 1,000 hours of training earlier this month at the Washington State Patrol Academy, four new troopers have been assigned to the State Patrol’s Sunnyside detachment:
A 12-year veteran of the Washington State Patrol, Sgt. Peter Cozzitorto, arrived last year as the supervisor of the Sunnyside detachment headquartered near Grandview.
Banging out 16 hits, four apiece by Luke Wavrin and Brant Bosma, the Sunnyside Christian Knights defeated the Seattle Christian Warriors by a 15-7 score last Saturday morning.
Lady Knight fastpitch takes the field after two-year absence
TV shows go on hiatus and pick right back up where they left off.
Deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a burglary reported yesterday (Sunday) from the 1300 block of Cherry Lane near Grandview. The victims reported electronics and jewelry were taken during the break-in.
“It took us awhile, we were nervous out there but we got in the comfort zone,” Grandview baseball coach Joe Mora said of his team’s ability to rally for a split against visiting Toppenish last Saturday.
The Grizzly tennis squads had a tough outing in Pasco this past Saturday, with both squads dropping 6-1 decisions to the Bulldogs.
Members of the community are invited to attend a town hall meeting this coming Wednesday at the Sunnyside Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Grizzlies kept their first games of the season tight against the 4A Bulldogs, but weren’t quite able to pull off a win in the doubleheader at Pasco.
Four of the six doubles matches staged in Grandview last Saturday went the Greyhounds’ way
The Grandview Police Department hosted a memorial for Wapato Officer Derek Hansen last Friday. The retired officer passed away recently from injuries received in the line of duty. About 500 people attended the memorial.
Sparked by Brittney Broersma’s first-place finish in the 300m hurdles, the Sunnyside Lady Grizzly track team earned sixth-place honors during last Saturday’s Ram Relays at West Valley.
Boys Prep Soccer
Sunnyside and Toppenish soccer players seem to be in sync with their drive to gain control of the ball during the Grizzlies’ 2-0 home victory last Saturday.
Although the scores don’t show it, Mabton Coach Jesus Sustaita said his girls played well in their season opening double-header this past Saturday.
The Mabton Viking boys soccer team has had a great start to the 2014 season, winning the first two games.
The Grandview boys soccer team this past Saturday lost a non-league contest to Othello, 5-1.
Since last Friday Sunnyside police have responded to a number of calls, including three thefts and a burglary.
As a judge, municipal court administrator and mother, Debbie Mendoza feels her life is full of blessings great and small.
Sunnyside’s Johanna Chumley this past Saturday is a little behind the pitch on this at-bat, fouling off the ball.
Friday, March 21
Mabton’s Oscar Aguilar (foreground) moves the ball past two Connell defenders in last night’s season-opener.
Yesterday’s season opener for Grandview and Sunnyside was a non-league affair, but it was exciting to watch from the get-go for Lady Grizzly fastpitch softball fans.
The Sunnyside Grizzly soccer team broke out the long ball last night to earn a 2-0 victory at West Valley in non-league play.
Yesterday, the Lady Greyhounds’ tennis squad snapped a victory drought that extended back to two seasons ago.
It’s a compelling event - something we all better hope we see more of, if America is to thrive.
We live in a wonderfully productive area.
These are hard times for Congress.
The Grizzly tennis squads both dropped 4-3 decisions against the Toppenish Wildcats in yesterday’s season opener, but Coach Dave Downing said he’s proud of the effort his players showed.
Branding is key for all entities, whether public or private, for-profit or non-profit.
March 24-28, 2014
At the age of eight, I took what I was sure was the longest walk ever. With my family and the members of my church, St. Paul’s Lutheran of Rehburg, I walked the six miles from our country church building to the United Church of Christ building in town.
OLYMPIA – A week ago state auditors conducted an exit conference with the Sunnyside City Council and city staff, bringing to light numerous conditions that were significant enough to report as five official findings from the fiscal year 2012.
The Carrington Company, which owns Mid Valley Mall, has purchased Sunnyside’s Sunny Spot Restaurant, which has been operated by Sue and Garry Hook for the past 20 years.
While united on discouraging teen alcohol and drug use, members of the Sunnyside United coalition are less so when it comes to whether the city should ban retail marijuana sales.
A city mechanic in Sunnyside is suspected of having misappropriated more than $2,000 from the city’s public works department and is facing a pre-disciplinary hearing.
A conference on “Real Marriage and the Truth about Sex, Friendship and Life Together” will be held at the Grandview Church of the Nazarene on Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5.
House Bill 2304, An act relating to marijuana processing and retail licenses.
A driver of one of two vehicles involved in a collision at North 16th Avenue and Yakima Valley Highway yesterday (Thursday) just before 6:30 p.m. was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries after the mishap.
YAKIMA – Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends will stage a special show in Yakima on Wednesday, May 7.
ZILLAH - Bella Terra Gardens, located at 660 Bella Terra Rd. near Zillah, is hosting a special event on Sunday April 6, from 1 to 4 p.m.
YAKIMA – The top rodeo in the Northwest, the Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, will be returning to Central Washington in November.
The NW Nitro National Hill Climb will be held Friday through Sunday, May 16-18, at the Dry Creek Recreation area, located at the intersection of SR 241 and Highway 24 north of Sunnyside.
PENDLETON, ORE. – The Pendleton Round-up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame are hosting the fourth annual Battle of the Bars competition in the Let’er Buck Room on Friday, April 4.
Three young ladies vying for 2014-15 Miss Granger title
GRANGER – The 66th annual Granger Cherry Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, April 25-27.
YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Community College Playmasters is staging auditions for the musical Anything Goes.
YAKIMA – The Yakima Area Arboretum will be hosting its annual Arbor Festival “A Walk in the Woods” on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Grandview High School student David Cornejo will be offering the second annual Go Green Olympics on Tuesday, March 25, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Grandview Community Center.
PROSSER – The Prosser Chamber of Commerce is urging artists interested in showcasing their talent on promotional materials for the annual Prosser Wine and Food Fair to submit samples of their work by Friday, March 28.
WAPATO – A special celebration of the Filipino Community Hall’s 62nd anniversary will take place tomorrow (Saturday).
MABTON – Mabton High School girls who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors this fall are now being sought for the Miss Mabton Pageant.
GRANDVIEW – Registration for kindergarten and preschool for the 2014-15 school year in the Grandview School District will be starting in the next week.
Monday March 24, 2014 at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center
Thursday, March 20
Yakima County Sheriff deputies are investigating the theft of about 500 gallons of propane from a wind machine in the 1500 block of Belma Road near Grandview . The theft was reported yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).
The 700-or-so seat capacity of the Sierra Vista Middle School gym bleachers were nearly filled this past Tuesday night for a school concert under the direction of Scott Waywell.
Get ready to “Flock to the Fair.” That is the message being promoted by the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo Foundation Board.
Four of the 32 grapplers representing Sunnyside’s Iron Man Wrestling Club at an invite at Hanford High School last Saturday, March 15, returned home with first-place medals in hand.
A total of 11 members of the Sunnyside Little Grapplers wrestling club won age/weight division titles at a tournament held at Hanford High School last Saturday.
Locals wanting their fix of Thin Mints and Samoas are in luck as Girl Scout cookie sales start tomorrow, Friday, at booths set up outside some area grocery stores.
From Yakima to the Tri-Cities, and points in between, Dan Newhouse’s backing for a Congressional run was on full display yesterday.
Police in Grandview are investigating a burglary reported last night (Wednesday) from the 100 block of Division Street. No further details were available.
Two fires yesterday (Wednesday) required the expertise of Sunnyside firefighters.
Think about this - the 91 dairy operations in the Yakima Valley produce 20 million glasses of milk per day.
Benita Esqueda will celebrate 100 years of life this coming Friday at an open house hosted by her family.
To help senior citizens stay sharp and safe behind the wheel of a car, an American Association of Retired Persons safe driving course will be offered in Sunnyside on Monday and Tuesday, March 24-25.
No team scores were kept and complete individual marks were not available, but the Sunnyside Grizzly track teams produced good efforts at Hanford during a meet that also included Prosser and Riverview, in addition to the host Falcons.
An attempt to steal a Jeep Wrangler Wednesday night landed both the jeep and the car thief in the canal near the 1500 block of South Fourth Street, according to a Sunnyside police report.
The use of city soccer fields and the opening date of the city pool were the main topics of discussion at yesterday’s Sunnyside board of parks and recreation meeting.
KENNEWICK – The Sunnyside High School Science Fair’s grand prize winner the last two years, Zack Halma, walked off with top honors from among the local contingent of students who entered the Mid-Columbia Regional Science Fair last week.
SIOUX CENTER, IOWA – Sunnyside Christian High School senior Brittany Broersma plans to attend Dordt College next year, joining the Defender volleyball and track programs.
The last day of school before spring break for Sunnyside students is Wednesday, March 26.
In the world of sales one must establish a relationship with his or her customers. That rapport helps a sales associate anticipate the needs of the customer.
The 2013-14 Miss Sunnyside court urges all high school sophomore girls living within the Sunnyside area who are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside title to attend an informational meeting next Monday, March 24, at 2:35 p.m. at Sunnyside High School in the classroom of Teri Alvarez-Ziegler, room 131.
Wednesday, March 19
It’s a fact that many comedians and humorists live in a rather dark place and use their humor as a survival tool.
The Sunnyside School District is now accepting nominations for its annual Golden Apple Awards. The event recognizes the school district’s best, brightest and most dedicated staff members.
Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any proven strategies to preventing dementia? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s which has me wondering if there is anything I can do to protect myself. Concerned at 53
We were selling our house. The buyers wanted to play hardball negotiation.
Employee insurance benefits and an investment pool were among financial matters Port of Sunnyside commissioners addressed this past Monday evening.
Elmer Saez, 19, got hooked on tobacco when he was 13. Saez was able to quit smoking cigarettes last July, and he credits the use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, as the reason why. He recently started work at the Vaporium, an e-cigarette store in Lakewood.
The Gone Fiddling group of Yakima introduced a group of young fiddlers to the Sunnyside senior citizen community gathered at the Sunnyside Senior Citizen Center last Saturday afternoon.
I received an email Monday morning that told me I have about $12 in a special online account.
Spring is abloom at Sunnyside’s Centennial Square as daffodils are making their appearance in full color at the city’s landmark.
There’s a reason why American men drive big pick-up trucks: women dig them.
Police in Grandview issued parking warnings last night (Tuesday) along Ash Street as part of a continuing effort to educate the public about the city’s parking laws.
Herb walked into O’Dontal Dental the other day, holding his hand against a swollen face. He hadn’t even made an appointment to see Perry first, and it became obvious why he hadn’t.
Students have alternatives when it comes to succeeding in school
In many ways, Otilia Cantu is having a typical junior year of high school.
Deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office responded to a handful of calls in the Lower Valley yesterday (Tuesday), including an automatic alarm and two animal problems.
A juvenile not wanting to take state-required school examinations earned an uncomfortable ride to school from the Sunnyside police Tuesday morning.
Next Monday, March 24, the city of Sunnyside will begin breaking ground on the downtown revitalization project.
Working for the Port of Sunnyside promises to be a lot less risky than some of the jobs Darren Taitch has done in the past.
SHS Lady Grizzlies eager for return to Hardwood Classic
This past season was arguably the best in Lady Grizzly basketball.
The Sunnyside Ministerial Association’s annual CROP Hunger Walk will be staged this coming Saturday at 9 a.m.
Triple play key in win over Naches
Baseball can be a strange game. Just ask Sunnyside Christian High School junior Ryan Bangs.
As we near the fourth anniversary of President Barack Obama signing his signature health care law, residents in Central Washington and throughout the country are now feeling the pains and unintended consequences of Obamacare.
Here a cheep, there a cheep...
Tuesday, March 18
It’s not every day that students get to meet the individual who wrote the book being studied in school.
In action last night, Monday, Port of Sunnyside commissioners approved a variance for YV-Tech’s readerboard sign.
Yakima County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a bus accident at 6:45 a.m. this morning (Tuesday) near the corner of Green Valley and Snipe’s Pump roads.
No injuries were reported in a pedestrian-vehicle collision reported early Monday morning in the 1800 block of East Edison Avenue, according to a Sunnyside police report.
Police in Grandview are urging citizens to lock their vehicles and keep valuables in their homes instead of their cars, or at least out of sight, after another small rash of vehicle prowling hit the city. Three incidents were reported over the weekend and another two yesterday (Monday).
Officer Chico Rodriquez is retiring after 28 years of service on the Sunnyside Police Department.
The annual Lower Valley 4-H Fun Fair will be held Saturday, March 22, at the Outlook Grange Hall, 4400 Van Belle Rd., Outlook. Doors open at 5 p.m. with carnival-type games and food.
During the past 24 hours Sunnyside firemen provided a citizen assist in the 400 block of West Edison Avenue.
Mabton police are investigating a report of a vehicle stolen this past Sunday from a church parking lot in the 400 block of B Street.
With a bid opening for the Port of Sunnyside’s anaerobic digester just days away, a concern was raised last night about odors from the port’s industrial wastewater treatment plant on Midvale Road.
Port of Sunnyside commissioners last night, Monday, approved a declaration of covenants for 118 acres the port owns adjoining the Sunnyside Airport.
More people are raising chickens for pets, and many want fresh eggs.
Signs of spring are bursting forth along Emerald Road, west of Sunnyside as cherry blossoms make their annual appearance.
In the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session, members of the state Senate - along with the House of Representatives - adopted a supplemental operating budget that will continue to fund state activities.
The days are getting longer and warmer — a sure indication of the arrival of spring.
For years, Social Security has been at the forefront of offering convenient, easy-to-use, and secure online services.
Newly hired assistant coach Glenn Braman has been tasked with rebuilding the Grandview High School girls’ golf team.
Yes, it was a Tiger (no, not that Tiger) who scorched Black Rock Creek Golf Course yesterday afternoon for a 4-over-par 76.
After a taut defensive struggle, the Sunnyside Grizzly soccer team exploded for four goals in the final 26 minutes to earn a 5-1 home win over Grandview last night.
Todd Taylor is hoping to get the word out that there is a Chem-Dry franchise serving the Lower Valley again.
Social Security services are now available online through a “My Social Security” account, including a replacement for benefit statements formerly mailed out by the department.
Monday, March 17
Smoke filled Lower Yakima Valley skies for miles Sunday morning when spring winds fueled a brush fire, believed to have started in the Florence Road area near Mabton.
Staff from the Philippine Consular Office in San Francisco will spend three days in Wapato to conduct special business.
Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, students at Grandview High School and Compass High School will be taking the Writing & Reading High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE).
As of last Saturday, the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency opened the outdoor residential burning season for yard waste such as leaves and lawn trimmings.
House Bill 2797 and Senate Bill 6483 have a lot in common. Both increased funding for K-3 classroom construction, both had bipartisan sponsorship and both failed to reach the governor’s desk.
Hypnotist Mark Yuzuik gets volunteers to rock out on stage at last Friday’s performance sponsored by YVCC Grandview at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.
The Yakima County Swift Water Rescue Team was called out last night (Sunday) after Art Gonzalez of Sunnyside noticed a car in the Yakima River as he was crossing the river along Donald Wapato Road.
Sunnyside police investigated two reports of burglaries this past weekend.
Police in Grandview are investigating a small spree of vehicle prowls reported this past Saturday.
All SHS 2014 senior class parents are invited to a meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, to finalize plans for the 10th year of the Show-n-Shine Car Show.
Gray wolves established four new packs and expanded their territory in the state over the past year, state wildlife managers told the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at a public meeting recently.
Sunnyside will host Grandview later today
Forwards Christian Chavez and Alexander Marin combined for four goals and three assists to spark the Sunnyside Grizzly soccer team to a 5-0 thumping of East Valley last Saturday.
The Sunnyside High School Grizzly Dance Team this past Saturday won the District 5/6 championship title, qualifying the team for the State competition to take place Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, at the Yakima Valley SunDome.
Sophomore nabs top finish for Bickleton Pirates
Both, the 3A Sunnyside Grizzly and 1B Bickleton Pirate track and field squads opened their spring campaigns at the Eisenhower Jamboree last Saturday.
Friday, March 14
State auditors confident current leadership team on the right track to fixing city’s problems
The city of Sunnyside has some serious problems, including a possible case of misappropriated funds from its public works department and five findings of serious issues in its 2012 accountability audit.
For the 10 young men vying for the Mr. SHS title on Saturday, March 22, their efforts are about the children who will be helped…not winning the crown.
The site has been prepped and the first shovels full of dirt have been dug.
The good news is that the city of Sunnyside this week garnered a $170,301 state grant to reduce energy costs.
Sunnyside Community Hospital Specialty Center Surgical Group clinic expanded its services this year with the addition of single-port laparoscopic surgery, available for all residents throughout the Lower Yakima Valley.
Yakima County had a motor vehicle accident fatality rate twice that of the rest of the state in 2012.
Gone Fiddlin’ Again will be performing at the Sunnyside Senior Center tomorrow (Saturday) from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Columbia Crest is hosting a special evening of entertainment, food and wine, as well as the opportunity to solve a mystery at its Café Murder event tomorrow (Saturday).
Carrie Cunningham and the Six Shooters will be providing a live performance at the Toppenish Eagles lodge on Saturday, March 22.
The Yakima Area Arboretum will be hosting its annual Arbor Festival “A Walk in the Woods” on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hypnotist Mark Yuzuik will appear on the Sunnyside High School auditorium stage tonight (Friday).
The Tri-City Quilters Guild will present its 31st annual show on Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.
Ten youngsters representing the Sunnyside Iron Man Wrestling Club returned home last Saturday with titles from a tournament staged in Royal City.
The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Grandview High School student David Cornejo will be offering the second annual Go Green Olympics on Tuesday, March 25, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Grandview Community Center.
Author, photographer, outdoor educator and expert tracker David Moscowitz will be teaching at a special workshop on tracking and finding signs of wildlife at the Yakima Area Arboretum on Saturday, May 3.
It’s March 14, better known to nerds like me as 3.14, which is the start of the value of the mathematical term π, also known as pi and pronounced the same as “pie.”
Last Saturday the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Spirit of Sunnyside awards banquet and a week prior to that we had the Academy Awards.
From the 1889-90 Legislative Manual of Washington we learn that the oldest person in the state had just passed away.
I see our legislators are wanting to add another tax to all Washington state vehicle registrations to pay for another ferry. All residents would be required to pay this tax so that Seattle can have another ferry to use.
During the March 5, 2014 House Oversight Committee hearing, former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment…again. If it were not for being a part of the most “transparent” administration, one might think she had something to hide.
A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun
The Sunnyside Arts & Sports Association (SASA) will host a series of sign-up sessions next week for youngsters who want to play in the organization’s spring outdoor soccer league.
“That’s a lot of pie and it’s all homemade,” according to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church volunteer Javier Rivera.
The annual Lower Valley American Cancer Society Relay for Life will have a new venue for its 2014 event.
The Prosser Chamber of Commerce is urging artists interested in showcasing their talent on promotional materials for the annual Prosser Wine and Food Fair to submit samples of their work by Friday, March 28.
“Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed…
As motorists get older reaction times get slower.
Thursday, March 13
The Sunnyside School District is asking for public feedback on three possible logos and taglines for the district.
In action this past Tuesday, the Mabton City Council authorized Mayor Mario Martinez to sign a franchise extension with Charter Cable.
Yakima County will have two public hearings, giving the citizens of the county an opportunity to voice opinions regarding recreational marijuana businesses in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Debbie Mendoza, administrator for Sunnyside Municipal Court, will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, March 20, Nouvella Club meeting.
Devoted Warriors, formerly known as Team Nico, is hosting a yard sale on Saturday, April 12, to benefit Relay for Life.
The Foundation for the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo will kick off its annual writing and animal contest on Wednesday, March 19.
With barely two weeks left to sign up for coverage in a qualified health plan under Obamacare, state officials are making a final push to get residents signed up.
Celebrating reading during Mabton Artz-Fox Elementary School’s recent “Read Across America” event are members of the school staff.
Dressed in the classic black and white garb favored by professional drivers, Cindy Tucker offers a special and much needed service in the Lower Valley.
Sunnyside firemen have responded to six aid calls since Tuesday. Additionally, they made five patient transfers and one facility transfer.
Mabton police investigated two reports of harassment earlier this week, according to Mabton Police Chief Ricardo Gutierrez.
Harrison Middle School students will be hosting a STEM showcase on Thursday, March 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Harrison gymnasium.
Yakima County Sheriff deputies responded to only five calls in the Lower Valley yesterday.
Police in Grandview cracked down on parking problems on Division Street this morning (Thursday), logging 11 incidents between 1:30 and 3:30 a.m. between the 100 and 300 blocks.
A group of juveniles seen smoking in a back alley in the 300 block of Nicolai Avenue led Sunnyside police on a hour-long foot pursuit through several Sunnyside neighborhoods Wednesday morning.
Some Washington drivers could see a new fee added to their vehicle-tab transactions starting next year.
No motorist enjoys waiting at a traffic light that won’t turn green.
Local residents can learn the basics before they buy chicks during two coming educational events on raising poultry.
...irrigation season nears
The Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District kicks off the spring and summer irrigation season next Tuesday, March 18, when it opens the head gate at the Sunnyside Division dam bright and early at 4 a.m.
Sunnyside’s Kris Diddens is surrounded by children all day long as the lead administrator of Sunnyside’s Pioneer Elementary School. It’s a job she loves and her passion for her position has led to her being named a Washington State Regional Distinguished Principal for 2014.
Wednesday, March 12
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has closed five water access sites along the Columbia River behind Wanapum Dam, where the water level has been drawn down in response to a cracked spillway.
Yakima County Sheriff deputies investigated a death in the Lower Valley yesterday (Tuesday) and found it was apparently due to natural causes.
A routine traffic stop in Grandview late Tuesday night ended in two arrests and two damaged patrol cars following a high speed pursuit from East Wine Country Road in Grandview that ended in a residential area in north Sunnyside.
The city of Grandview’s Transportation Benefit District was established to determine how monies collected from a $20 car tab fee paid by motorists who reside within the Grandview city limits will be utilized on local projects.
Veggie burger feed fundraiser scheduled for this Saturday
Celebrating the re-birth of her mother 16 years ago by attempting to raise $4,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Nohelia Peterson of Grandview is hosting a veggie burger feed and silent auction this coming Saturday
Mabton has one of the highest rates of renter-occupied housing in the Yakima Valley, and the city needs to clamp down on tenants.
In action last night, Tuesday, the Mabton City Council authorized Mayor Mario Martinez to sign an agreement with the Washington State Department of Health for a $30,000 grant related to city water projects.
It’s estimated nearly 100 children in the Mabton School District are required to take the bus because they have to cross SR 22 to get to school.
The Grandview City Council at Tuesday’s meeting approved task orders that will allow Huibregtse, Louman Associates to proceed with a planning study for a new police department and preliminary designs for a new museum.
The city of Grandview is contributing $5,000 to the community float trailer fundraiser being spearheaded by the Grandview Chamber of Commerce.
Police in Grandview investigated a report of a theft from a store yesterday morning (Tuesday) in the 600 block of East Wine Country Road.
Roaring down the highways of Argentina behind the wheel of a 1935 Ford Phaeton touring car battling heat, freezing temperatures and car break-downs in remote areas and even confronting border police sounds like a scene from a pre-World War II movie.
Sunnyside police patrols during the past 24 hours involved three animal complaints, one shoplifting report from the 2600 block of East Lincoln Avenue and three reports of harassment from the 800 block of South 16th Street, involving juveniles.
We all have a lens.
My mother did not like silence.
The Grandview City Council last night followed through with its decision to prohibit recreational marijuana businesses from operating within city limits.
Can you recommend any products that can help older drivers with their vehicles?
I happened to be doing a 20-hour road trip through Nevada in a rented car when Apple announced CarPlay, a system that will soon allow motorists to text, check email and be entertained via their mobile devices, while roaring down the highway.
Get this: old-fashioned baby names are beginning to make a comeback.
Yakima County commissioners yesterday (Tuesday) set a public hearing date and time for the annual action plan for the HOME consortium.
Yakima County commissioners Tuesday approved an agreement with the city of Sunnyside for the city’s Sixth Street improvement project.
Having a teenage boy around the house is a tidy person’s nightmare.
The Grandview Livestock Support Group Booster Club is holding an auction and an all-you-can-eat spaghetti feed this coming Saturday, March 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Grandview Middle School.
A common concern I hear from many Central Washington residents is the direction that this White House is headed. Like you, I have serious concerns about the ongoing abuse of power by President Obama.
EPHRATA – The spring wrestling season for 5 to 14-year-olds got underway last weekend. Not surprisingly, the Sunnyside Little Grapplers came out firing on all cylinders.
Sunnyside High School this past Monday night hosted its 2013-14 winter sports awards ceremony, recognizing athletes for their accomplishments this past season.
Tuesday, March 11
CONNELL – In about a month Jed Crowther’s commute is going to get a whole lot easier.
The Sunnyside City Council decided last night to provide $30,000 in funding to Merit Resources Services and FIRME Outreach to provide gang resistance counseling to youth.
After a letter from Nicholas Steckler was read to the Sunnyside City Council at last night’s meeting, the council unanimously approved naming the newest city park after Christina Knoth.
GRANDVIEW - An equine vaccination clinic, sponsored by the Wine Country Riders, will be held Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Grandview Country Park and Fairgrounds, Wallace Way.
OLYMPIA - The state House of Representatives wants to set aside $50 million to spend on the construction of a new 144-car ferry.
Mayor Jim Restucci’s appointment of Doris Matson to the Sunnyside Board of Parks and Recreation was approved Monday night by the city council.
The Sunnyside City Council approved contracting with Rose Eilts, CPA, for accounting services related to the city’s 2012 financial report.
The Sunnyside City Council voted on lodging tax funding Monday night, following the recommendations of the lodging tax advisory committee with one exception.
GRANDVIEW – A penny-a-day campaign last month brought in more than spare change for Grandview’s Fred E. Hayes Post 57 of the American Legion.
GRANDVIEW – The chamber of commerce in Grandview is seeking nominations for this year’s community awards, to be presented on Friday, April 25, at the Grandview Community Center at 6:30 p.m.
GRANDVIEW – The Lower Valley Network Group is celebrating the month of March with a St. Paddy’s Extravaganza this coming Thursday, March 13, at the Grandview Community Center.
GRANDVIEW – Kevin Chase’s contract as Grandview School District superintendent has been renewed for another three years following action taken by the Grandview School Board of Directors this past Monday night.
The Sunnyside City Council agreed to create a position of financial analyst to assist Finance Director David Layden.
RadioShack Corporation announced plans last week to close up to 1,100 stores as part of its effort to turn around its declining sales, but there is no word yet on whether the Sunnyside location will be one of them.
If you fall victim to fraud, it can really stress you out, not to mention damage your credit score and wallet.
My neighbor said my kids, 8 and 15, might be eligible for survivors’ benefits since their mother died. Are they?
There’s nothing more important in the world to you than your family.
Representatives from Grandview High School, Grandview Middle School and Compass High School will be presented with Career Guidance Awards of Excellence tomorrow...
Thanks to the local Masonic Lodge, Sunnyside Christian School students Isabella Zecchino and Darrin Vander Meulen are now the proud owners of new bicycles.
Sunnyside’s Sierra Vista Middle School students of the month for February are...
You can look in Webster’s to find the definition of versatile, or you can just look at the Lady Grizzly hoop roster, which has several girls who are multiple threats.
Spring is just around the corner, but before you get started with your spring-cleaning perhaps another matter deserves some dusting off-that long-term financial plan.
The Employment Security Department has released its most recent labor summary, prepared this past December.
Sunnyside’s Washington Elementary School students of the month for February include...
You won’t see their names on stat sheets or in any game highlights, but Pioneer Elementary School students Olivia Puente and Alexia Mendoza played a part in last Saturday’s trophy-round basketball game at State.
Monday, March 10
The Spirit of Sunnyside Awards Banquet last Saturday night honored people who have worked hard to make Sunnyside a better place to live and work.
OLYMPIA - Washington’s first marijuana retail license was recently issued, but legislators are still trying to reconcile the medical and recreational-marijuana markets before stores open this summer.
As motorists get older reaction times get slower.
A couple returning home last Friday afternoon from an out of town trip were alarmed to find that their garage may have been broken into.
GRANDVIEW – Police in Grandview had a very busy weekend, making multiple arrests and handling a small spate of vandalism.
Lady Griz fourth at State
“We’re a sisterhood! We did this for our school, our community and especially our parents!” Natalia Bazan gushed as she and her Lady Grizzly teammates stormed off the Tacoma Dome court last Saturday with a fourth-place trophy from the State 3A girls basketball tourney.
Sunnyside Lady Grizzly Jordan Rodriguez picked the biggest stage and the biggest game to achieve a big career goal.
The Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies’ run for a trophy at the 3A State girls basketball tourney last week led to a pair of individual honors.
The best may be yet to come.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Grandview City Hall
The city of Sunnyside annexed the Tacoma Dome last week. Or at least it sure seemed that way as hundreds of local residents flocked to the wooden wonder to cheer the Lady Grizzlies at last week’s 3A State girls basketball tourney.
Friday, March 7
One of Leavenworth’s ambassadors blows the longhorn in the tradition of those living in the Alps.
Yakama Nation authors will share their writings and experiences during the “Yakama Authors Festival” at Heritage University on Tuesday, March 11.
Maryhill Museum of Art’s 2014 season will open on Saturday, March 15, with the special James Lee Hansen exhibit.
The fishing is good right now in the Columbia River.
The 17th annual Sandhill Crane Festival in Othello is set to take place the weekend of March 28-30.
SKOOKUM, an event dedicated to bringing a variety of high-energy, disciplined and dedicated athletes under one roof, is coming to the Tri-Cities on Saturday, March 29.
The Gesa Power House Theatre in Walla Walla launches its Direct Current concert series on Saturday, March 15, featuring “bIG fONT” at 7:30 p.m.
The Tri-City Quilters Guild will present its 31st annual show on Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.
Lady Grizzly senior relishes trip to State
“When I was a freshman we only won one game and we barely won that,” SHS senior Vanessa Alvarez says of her introduction to Lady Grizzly basketball.
An in-store book signing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, will be held at the Hastings book store in Richland.
Construction on new plant now underway
Darigold’s expansion, the YV-Tech Center and a new fire station were 2013’s more notable building projects in Sunnyside.
Safeway Inc. and Albertsons has announced a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition LLC will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway.
Two long years and a lot of labor…that’s what it has taken to make the first Studebaker Avanti ever produced nearly ready for the road again.
For the women learning English as a second language, the words of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon resonate with a sense of hope.
The women of the Grandview Church of the Nazarene are inviting all women to attend their two-day confab, entitled WISH (Women Intently Seeking Him).
The Prosser Church of Nazarene is hosting a special support group for anyone who has experienced loss and is in need of a caring environment of support.
Sunnyside’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 327 E. Edison Ave. will host a Taizé prayer service at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 23.
Jr. Indelook Club President Dorothy Cullen will host the group’s next meeting on Tuesday, March 11.
If it’s Lent it must be soup season as Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Sunnyside is again offering its Lenten soup lunch program.
George Cicotte, an attorney from Kennewick, yesterday joined the list of candidates seeking the Fourth District Congressional seat being vacated by Doc Hastings at the end of the year.
February is typically a slow month for new construction projects, but Sunnyside city building officials last month issued 29 building permits.
Monday March 10, 2014 at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center
If I were the devil, I would not rest until I had undermined the foundation of - and extinguished freedom’s flame from - America, the nation referred to as the world’s last great hope - that shining city on a hill to which other nations of the world aspire.
Each biennium of the legislature, a manual is published with the rules of the proceedings of the legislature and the people involved. Since we’ve been coming to Olympia, it has always been bound in red so is nicknamed the little red book.
I like taking South 16th Street past the Sunnyside schools on my way home on most afternoons.
It’s the first Saturday in March, 1973, and more than 40 dog mushers are ready to leave the semi-pro baseball stadium in Anchorage and drive their teams more than 1,100 miles to Nome.
A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun
WIAA Class 3A Girls State Basketball Tournament
A nothing-but-net trey by Bellevue’s Mandy Steward just 20 seconds into the game set the tone as the Sunnyside Lady Grizzly basketball team lost a 3A State tourney quarter-final tilt to the Wolverines yesterday by a score of 66-58.
WIAA Class 1A Girls State Basketball Tournament
When only three players can get the ball to drop through the hoop, and collectively a team makes just 16 percent of its shots from the field, a win is hard to come by. Especially so, if that team is playing at the WIAA Class 1A State Girls Basketball Tournament.
Sunnyside Christian Middle School student Alyssa Martin (second row center) was recently invited to audition for the Washington Music Educators Association.
The Grandview Student Council at Yakima Valley Community College’s Grandview campus will host hypnotist Mark Yuzuik on Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.
Stevens Pass received 160 inches of snow last month, making it the third snowiest February the resort has had in the last 50 years.
Avril Martinez, a 2008 graduate of Sunnyside High School, will work on the sound design crew for Central Washington University’s Central Theatre Ensemble production of “Polaroid Stories” to be staged the next two weekends.
EnTrust Community Services is hosting “Through our Eyes,” a community art show fundraiser to benefit disabled persons throughout Yakima County.
The Sunnyside Lady Grizzly basketball team secured its first State trophy in nearly 25 years with a 67-54 consolation round victory over Lincoln today, Friday, at the Tacoma Dome.
Thursday, March 6
Just before receiving a police escort out of Sunnyside yesterday afternoon for the trek to the Tacoma Dome, the Sunnyside High School girls basketball team is all smiles.
The fifth annual Teach, Tour & Taste event at Yakima Valley Community College’s teaching winery was a big success despite a rainstorm dampening the area Wednesday night.
Well, at least the new soccer field on Homer Street won’t be called Simpson.
The Sunnyside Ministerial Association is planning its annual CROP Hunger Walk for Saturday, March 22, at 9 a.m.
Sunnyside firemen helped provide water removal from a flooded basement last Monday reported in the 200 block of Linden Way.
Her travels as a Rotary exchange student may have been the experience that prepared former Sunnysider Emily Shuttleworth for worldwide adventures, but it was a recent mission project that has set her sights on her future life course.
A woman who got into an argument last night (Wednesday) and ended up throwing a rock through the passenger window of a friend’s car in the 600 block of South Euclid Road, then fleeing the scene, will be charged with malicious mischief, according to police.
A two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning near the 1400 block of Yakima Valley Highway caused a traffic slowdown, but fortunately no one was injured, according to Sunnyside police.
Yakima County Sheriff deputies handled a few small incidents in the Lower Valley yesterday, Wednesday, including a report of threats, two domestic calls and an automatic alarm.
The top science fair projects from Sunnyside middle school students were singled out this past Tuesday night at Harrison Middle School, with the grand prize going to eighth-grader Michael Condie.
PULLMAN – Washington State University has released the list of students who earned undergraduate degrees for the fall 2013 semester.
Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the state Employment Security Department to deploy $4 million in federal funds in new efforts to put the long-term unemployed back to work.
In the tradition of celebrating the beginning of Lent, Sunnyside residents Araceli Cazares and her young daughter, Hailey Garcia, stopped for “Ashes on the Go” yesterday.
Wednesday, March 5
My friend sent me this on Facebook: TO BE OLD AND WISE, YOU MUST FIRST BE YOUNG AND STUPID.
The field of candidates seeking to fill the Yakima County Sheriff position being vacated when Ken Irwin retires at the end of the year is growing.
GRANDVIEW – Life Options is planning its annual Walk for Life event on Saturday, April 26, at the Grandview Community Center.
Granger lawmaker favors Senate’s bipartisan proposal
OLYMPIA - The state House of Representatives passed a partisan budget yesterday that, if adopted by the Senate, could set the stage for significant tax increases in the future.
OLYMPIA - A new transmission line from Pateros to Twisp would mean more reliable electricity for residents in the Methow Valley.
Snow pack doubled in a month
It’s amazing what a difference a month – and a winter storm or two – can make.
Is there anything that can be done to stop the annoying robocalls my husband and I keep getting?
GRANDVIEW - Horizon Quilters Unlimited of Yakima Valley will meet Tuesday, March 11, at Immanuel Lutheran Church Hall, 300 S. Euclid Rd., in Grandview.
If you ask people what they want for their children, most will tell you that they just want their kids to grow up to be happy.
I remember the USSR and I remember the fear I felt as a child because of the cold war.
Since it was created in 1965, Medicare has provided important benefits - helping millions of seniors, including myself, live healthier lives.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we’re at the tail end of awards season.
While the initial supplemental budget released by the Washington State Senate last week did not include funding that Gov. Jay Inslee had put aside to help reimburse nursing homes for Medicaid payments, an amendment added the targeted monies before the budget was passed.
Following last Thursday’s adoption of the state Senate’s supplemental operating budget, the Senate on Friday passed Senate Bill 6402 to help bee farmers in this state.
Yakima County commissioners yesterday signed off on documents that certify the completion of the Sunnyside maintenance yard resurfacing project.
Yakima County Commissioners Kevin Bouchey and Mike Leita at Tuesday’s meeting approved an increase in the budget for the Yakima Groundwater Management Area Advisory Committee.
Today, Wednesday, a group that includes Jay Hester of the Port of Sunnyside, as well as representatives from the Port of Grandview and the Yakima County Development Association were scheduled to travel together to Anaheim, Calif. for the annual Natural Food Products Expo West.
The Port of Sunnyside has hired Darren Taitch for a lab tech position.
In action on Monday, Port of Sunnyside commissioners approved a $9,063 contract with Ag Pro Repair and Fabrication, Inc. of Sunnyside to clear a shed and trees from property the port owns at 2711 Sunnyside/Mabton Hwy.
At the conclusion of their meeting this past Monday, Port of Sunnyside commissioners met in executive session for 10 minutes to discuss a personnel issue.
PASCO - Nearly 25 years ago the King sisters ruled the basketball court for Bickleton and excelled in sports at the community college level.
MABTON – All-American Sports Posters has been authorized by Mabton Athletic Director Brock Ledgerwood to produce athletic posters to assist Mabton’s athletic programs.
The 2013-14 Sunnyside High School winter sports award ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 10.
The hard work of teachers and students was honored last week at the monthly meeting of the Sunnyside School Board.
Tuesday, March 4
For the past week engineers have been worried about a large crack discovered in the Wanapum Dam.
The proposed 2014 domestic and foreign market programs will be among the topics discussed when the Washington State Fruit Commission Board of Directors next meets on Wednesday, March 12, at the W.L. Hansen Building, 105 S. 18th St., in Yakima from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Common Core State Standards will soon be the new benchmark in Washington state classrooms.
Updates on the search for new employees for the police department, the construction of the fire station and the budgets of Sunnyside’s police and fire departments were the main topics before the city’s subcommittee on public safety last night.
The Sunnyside School Board will hold its board retreat Tuesday, March 11, preceded by a work session on Monday, March 10, at the district’s board room.
The week of March 10-14 has been designated as Classified School Employee Week.
Sunnyside teacher Maria Garcia has been named a Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium ambassador.
Police in Grandview investigated a report of a car prowl last night (Monday) in the 500 block of West Fifth Street.
Is the lighting in the Sunnyside School District’s parking lots adequate?
Yakima County Sheriff deputies investigated two burglaries reported in the Lower Valley yesterday.
Excitement unrelated to the pending program opened the Sunnyside High School science fair awards ceremonies last night (Monday).
Benton County’s decision last year to pursue its own groundwater management efforts apart from the Lower Yakima Valley has resulted in the state proposing to provide a $250,000 grant.
What was reported to the Sunnyside police as a stolen vehicle from a local mechanic’s shop, turned out to be a case of miscommunication.
In a sure sign of progress for the Port of Sunnyside’s anaerobic digester, documents were released last week for contractors looking to bid on the $7 million project.
On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day, a celebration of women’s economic, political and social achievements.
OLYMPIA – Last week the state Senate passed a bipartisan measure sponsored by Sen. Janéa Holmquist Newbry aimed at spurring economic development and job growth in rural Washington counties.
A team of very smart Grizzlies has qualified to compete at the 31st annual Washington State Knowledge Bowl Tournament on Saturday, March 22, at Arlington High School.
After 30 years of greeting Sunnyside residents visiting city hall to pay their utility bills, Shirley Stredwick has decided she is due for a rest.
Trying to pay a $300,000 insurance payment with only $96,000 in your general fund is not the way to start the new year.
Students in the Sunnyside School District will have even more incentive to breakfast this month during the “iBreakfast the Parfait Way.”
A one-vehicle rollover accident that happened early Sunday evening on I-82 near Sunnyside resulted in four Yakima residents being hospitalized in Sunnyside.
Monday, March 3
Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies bound for Tacoma Dome
Coach Rick Puente’s assessment that all 12 girls on his roster contributed mightily in last Saturday’s 61-45 State Sectional win over Auburn Mountainview couldn’t ring more true.
Mabton girls upend defending State champion Brewster, 56-44
The Lady Vikings haven’t seen a State tournament during their lifetime. Their parents may recall the thrill of it, but the last time a Mabton girls basketball team stepped foot on the courts at the State Hardwood Classic was in 1986.
It’s a disappointing end to the Grandview boys basketball season, having suffered an 84-69 loss to Clarkston at the State Regional loser-out affair against Clarkston.
Sunnyside Christian boys end 15-year State tourney run
In what proved to be his last game for Sunnyside Christian hoops, senior Brant Bosma willed his team to stay in the game against Colton in last Friday’s State sectional contest.
The Lady Knights suffered their first loss of the season last Friday. It couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Johnson Foods Inc. of Sunnyside has been fined $14,000 for a history of wastewater discharges that are excessively acidic and for other water quality violations at the food processing facilities the company operates in Sunnyside.