News for Monday, October 20, 2014



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Congressional candidates offer up opposing views at forum

The sharp contrast between the two candidates wanting to represent Washington State’s 4th Congressional District was apparent during a forum sponsored by the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce last week.

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McLean Road commercial project leads new building starts in Sunnyside

More than half of the valuation for new building permits issued in Sunnyside last month originated from one – a project to build a $600,000 commercial office and shop at 80 McLean Rd.

Motorcyclist hospitalized after accident

A Sunnyside man, 69-year-old David E. Rowland, suffered injuries yesterday afternoon after he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving.

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Quilts for warriors

Hand-quilted coverlets of all colors and styles were donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, thanks to the efforts of Horizon Quilters Unlimited of the Yakima Valley.

Additional prison time ordered for hit-and-run conviction

Yakima County Superior Court Judge Richard Bartheld last week resentenced Jose Peralta Martinez to 31 months in prison for his role in the Dec. 20, 2011 hit-and-run killing of Nicholas Marez of Sunnyside.

Pursuit by Sunnyside cops stopped due to public safety concerns

Police in Sunnyside were involved in the pursuit of a vehicle that last four miles and all of five minutes last Friday.

Woman dancing in roadway arrested by Grandview police

Police in Grandview arrested an intoxicated female last night (Sunday) near the intersection of West Fifth Street and Concord Avenue.

County deputies kept busy since last Friday

Yakima County Sheriff deputies are investigating a car prowl reported this past Saturday from the 1400 block of Appleway Road near Grandview.

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Public safety committee schooled on gang-free efforts

Sunnyside’s subcommittee on public safety met at the Sunnyside United-Unidos headquarters next to Pioneer Elementary School on East Lincoln Avenue last Thursday night to learn how the organization and Sunnyside police are fighting the gang problem in local schools.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Active weekend for firefighters

A controlled burn and welfare check were among the 18 calls for service the Sunnyside Fire Department fielded this past weekend.

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Martha Sanchez


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Wilbur Irvin Long


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Olga (Cerrillo) De Leon


Josie Hart


Lady Knights lose 3-of-4 matches

Losing the team’s setter, Aydan Harrington, to an ankle injury during warm-ups last Saturday morning should have provided a clue to the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights they were in for a long haul at the Burbank volleyball invitational.

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Pirates too much for Sunnyside

For three years the Davis High School football team has patiently built its program around a class that now numbers 17 seniors on the varsity squad.

Patriots stymie S’side Christian

The Liberty Christian 8-man football team lived up to its No. 2 State ranking among 1B schools with a 62-16 thumping of Sunnyside Christian last Friday.

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Vikings blast Soap Lake 42-7 in homecoming game

It was a triumphant homecoming for the Viking football team last Friday.