Ballroom dance classes to start

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a six-week session of ballroom dance classes every Tuesday beginning Jan. 6, 2015, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grandview Community Center gymnasium, located at 812 Wallace Way.

Washington Shining Star Pageant Feb. 8

PROSSER – Young girls who are “differently-abled” are encouraged to participate in the Washington Shining Star Pageant to be held in Prosser on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

Carriage rides available in Prosser tomorrow

PROSSER – With the idea of majestic carriage rides and a winter wonderland for all to enjoy during the holiday season, Prosser’s 7 Degrees Floral is hosting a special event to benefit local food banks tomorrow (Saturday).

Christmas Eve services

Christmas Eve candlelight services will be conducted at Bethany Community (Presbyterian) Church in Grandview on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m.

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Winter music

A Christmas prayer

There is a curious phrase we use in Hospice: Actively Dying. It sounds counter-intuitive. Isn’t dying passive, the waning of life force, the giving back of the breath God gave us at birth?

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1994: Sunnyside weightlifter one step from making Olympic team

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

A Sunnyside scoop for Santa

With Christmas just six days away, here’s what I’d like to see Santa bring Sunnyside this yule season:

Empty seats at the Christmas table

I’m writing one of my infrequent serious columns, because I realize there is more to Christmas than non-stop holly jolly mirth.

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Leave us all alone ...we can’t breathe!

The last words out of the mouth of strangling victim Eric Garner are actually a metaphor for how libertarians feel about the entire welfare-warfare state under which modern-day Americans have been born and raised.

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Silvestre Odon Olmedo Jr.


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ALICE newest girl on Sunnyside High School campus

New safety training to begin in January

Training in the ALICE protocol, a new way to respond to threats in schools, will start at Sunnyside High School on Monday, Jan. 5.

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Naughty or nice?

This past Tuesday evening Santa paid a special visit to Sunnyside’s Sun Terrace Assisted Living and Retirement Center.

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Band fundraiser

Members of the Sunnyside High School band at this past Tuesday night’s yard sale fundraiser entertain people pouring over the items available at Navarro’s Community Center.

Debit cards for inmates

The Sunnyside City Council agreed unanimously last Monday night to allow the Keefe Commissary Network to provide debit cards to inmates in the Sunnyside jail.

MERIT contract OK’d

Avian flu discovered

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild birds in Whatcom County.

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New Vision’s leaders

At New Vision’s December board of directors meeting, five people were elected as the organization’s leadership team for 2015.

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Third murder suspect now in custody

A third suspect involved in the shooting death of a Sunnyside man has turned himself in to Yakima County Sheriff’s detectives after a warrant was issued for his arrest Tuesday afternoon.