News for Tuesday, May 5, 2015



Dairy ambassador banquet set for May 21

“Homage to the Past” is the theme of the 58th annual Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador banquet set for Thursday, May 21, at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center in Prosser.

Egging culprits sought by Grandview cops

Police in Grandview have scheduled extra patrols in hopes of catching the people responsible for egging vehicles along Meadowlark Drive. The most recent incident happened this past Sunday morning.

Ladder theft among deputy calls

Yakima County Sheriff deputies are investigating the theft of a ladder from the 2900 block of Washout Road near Sunnyside. The incident was reported yesterday afternoon (Monday).

Sunnyside cops investigating lewd act

A nine-year-old child was frightened yesterday (Monday) by a man who reportedly exposed himself to her while she was outside playing in her yard.

Car club meeting tonight

Are you into classic cars or trucks, street rods, muscle cars and chrome?

Plant sale scheduled for May 8-9

The Grandview High School plant sale will be held Friday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 10, from noon to 3 p.m.

HDR to consult on port’s electrical upgrade project

A consultant agreement with HDR Engineering was approved Monday night by the Port of Sunnyside commissioners.

Screw press foundation being switched to concrete

When the Port of Sunnyside engineered its screw press at the industrial wastewater treatment plant, the area surrounding the press was constructed with asphalt.

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Port of Sunnyside to sell excess water to irrigation districts

Noting the Yakima Valley is experiencing a drought this year, the Port of Sunnyside commissioners last night authorized Port Director Jay Hester to sell the port’s excess water to the local irrigation districts.

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Back yard forest

Not able to see the forest for the trees comes to mind when looking at these shaggy mane mushrooms blooming in the back yard of a Sunnyside home.

Youngster struck, killed by motorist

A 6-year-old Mabton boy was struck by a pick-up truck – and died – yesterday afternoon. Law enforcement officials have not yet disclosed the name of the youngster.

Candidate filing week May 11-15

While 2015 may be an off-year election for state and national positions, the local positions to be filled could have a major impact on the day-to-day lives of voters.

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Congressional art contest

The annual Congressional high school art competition attracted 10 entries from Central Washington’s Fourth Congressional District.

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Elsie B. Redinger


Fred W. Purdy


Phyllis B. Morris


SHS accepting traffic safety class sign-ups May 11-29

Beginning Monday, May 11, teens interested in signing up for a traffic safety education class can do so at the Sunnyside High School ASB office.

Lakins shoots lowest round for Grandview

Windy conditions didn’t do the Grandview boys golf team any favors yesterday, Monday, as the Greyhounds competed against Ellensburg and Othello at Warden’s Sage Hills Golf Course.

Mabton rally falls short against Rangers

Two goals – nearly three – in the final six minutes weren’t enough for the Mabton soccer team to avoid a 3-2 defeat at Naches last night.

SHS wraps up spring season

Although it was the final match of the season for the Sunnyside High School girls golf team, Assistant Coach Karen Hutchinson was pleased with yesterday’s scores at Yakima Elks Golf Course in Selah.

Bickleton’s boys, girls garner runner-up honors at Agar invite

Bickleton and Mabton athletes competed at last Friday’s Jeff Agar Memorial Invitational in Glenwood. Bickleton athletes had a great day while the Vikings had some difficulty.

SHS girls fourth out of 16 teams in Ellensburg

Sunnyside and Grandview’s track teams had solid showings at the Keith Jewett invite in Ellensburg last Saturday, with the Sunnyside girls taking fourth place out of 16 teams.

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Changes afoot for FSI’s next 50 years

True Value, Just Ask Rental to close end of May

This year not only marks the 50th anniversary of FSI Fabrication in Sunnyside under one family’s ownership, but 2015 also sets up as a time of major transition for the company.

Roza calls for May 11 shut-off

Taking a wait-and-see approach, the Roza Irrigation District board of directors on Tuesday approved a two-week shutdown effective Monday, May 11.