As of Friday, October 13, 2017
Over the Shoulder
A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun
100 YEARS AGO (1917)
Archie Fleming’s White Steamer caused a stir about town as the first car to travel the streets of Sunnyside.
90 YEARS AGO (1927)
State Highway Patrol officer C.A. Smith was checking on the area to see if car owners were following state regulations. His patrol revealed that about every other driver was driving either without a driver’s license, had a broken taillight or a faulty head lamp.
70 YEARS AGO (1947)
Sunnyside School Superintendent Angelo Giaudrone announced the school board had signed a $560,000 contract to build a new elementary school in the community.
60 YEARS AGO (1957)
The Annual Rossier-Matsen Stag party was held at the Matsen Lodge near Bickleton. Reportedly many pounds of protein were consumed by the 30 men attending the 19th annual event.
50 YEARS AGO (1967)
Sunnyside School Board member Mrs. E. L. Mottley was appointed to the Community Service Advisory Council by Gov. Daniel Evans.
Jane Whipple, 16, was the winner of the Palouse Empire 4-H Appaloosa Mare Award.
40 YEARS AGO (1977)
Outstanding students of the month at Sunnyside Junior High School included Georgianne Blosser, Robert Alonzo and Brad Hinthorne.
30 YEARS AGO (1987)
The Port of Sunnyside was anticipating an income of $466,806 during the coming year, all of which was budgeted for the operation of the port facilities.
20 YEARS AGO (1997)
An Easter Lily thrown on the compost pile, decided to bloom again on the first day of October, at the home of Janie Anciso on Ridgeway Loop.
10 YEARS AGO (2007)
Sunnyside police interrupted two teenage boys attempting to steal beauty products from a Lincoln Avenue hair salon. The would-be burglars were attempting to make off with more than $1,700 work of product and equipment according to the police report.
Yakima County Sheriff deputies were in the business of herding goats on the loose near the Monson Cattle Feedlot on Yakima Valley Highway. Apparently, the goats just wanted to mingle a bit.