1987: Cities awarded gas fixing fees

2007: Chief Kamiakin Elementary School Choir performed “Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer” for family and friends at the Sunnyside school’s winter concert.

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2007: Chief Kamiakin Elementary School Choir performed “Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer” for family and friends at the Sunnyside school’s winter concert.


Over the Shoulder
A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun

100 YEARS AGO (1917)

The Sunnyside Sun published an article reporting Jerusalem had been captured by British troops. The headline read “The Holy City is now not in unholy hands.”

90 YEARS AGO (1927)

A new creamery was reported to be built at the corner of Fifth Street and Edison Ave.

A crowd gathered in front of Sheller’s Ford Company to view the new Ford Tudor Sedan, the first in the area.

60 YEARS AGO (1957)

Don Oppegard became the newest member of the Sunnyside Rotary Club.

The Sunnyside High School Girl’s Glee Club and the school band joined forces to present a winter concert, under the direction of band leader Don Hughes.

50 YEARS AGO (1967)

Janice Johnson was named the winner of the VFW Voice of Democracy, sponsored by the Sunnyside Post. She went on to compete in the district level for cash prizes.

40 YEARS AGO (1977)

A decision to allow free two-hour downtown parking was greeted with mixed reviews. local businessmen wanted the meters covered with red bags to promote free parking. Unfortunately, shoppers continued to fill the meters after tearing the red bags off the meters. The idea reported was to encourage people to shop down town.

30 YEARS AGO (1987)

A report was released stating the city’s retail sales for the months of August and July amounted to $17 million, which was up 12 percent from the previous year.

The cities of Sunnyside and Grandview were awarded close to $150,000 in gas price fixing settlement fees.

20 YEARS AGO (1997)

A new Department of Transportation service to help travelers get 24-hour information regarding closures and traffic restrictions on portions of I-82 between Yakima and Ellensburg was made available, the department said.

Fire destroyed a portion of the Marquez Manufacturing plant on East Factory Road, and two people were injured in the blaze.

10 YEARS AGO (2007)

C Speck Motors Master auto technician David Archer was awarded a trophy for his completion of the 600-hour GM World Class Technician program.

The Big 5 Sporting Goods store celebrated its grand opening at 1719 Morgan Road.



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