For the women learning English as a second language, the words of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon resonate with a sense of hope.
I like taking South 16th Street past the Sunnyside schools on my way home on most afternoons.
Well, at least the new soccer field on Homer Street won’t be called Simpson.
Her travels as a Rotary exchange student may have been the experience that prepared former Sunnysider Emily Shuttleworth for worldwide adventures, but it was a recent mission project that has set her sights on her future life course.
The hard work of teachers and students was honored last week at the monthly meeting of the Sunnyside School Board.
Excitement unrelated to the pending program opened the Sunnyside High School science fair awards ceremonies last night (Monday).
After 30 years of greeting Sunnyside residents visiting city hall to pay their utility bills, Shirley Stredwick has decided she is due for a rest.
Trying to pay a $300,000 insurance payment with only $96,000 in your general fund is not the way to start the new year.
All parents believe their children are above average, but in truth fewer than 3 percent of all children are truly gifted, said Cody Gardner, director of special education programs in the Sunnyside School District.
Five Sunnyside businesses were cited for serving alcohol to minors last week, as a part of a city-wide alcohol compliance check.
Coming from a Chinese school of 10,000 students to Sunnyside High School with an enrollment of a little over 1,600 has been quite a change for International Exchange Student program participant Wei Ximu.
The day that changed her life, Linda Craig remembers having woken up feeling “funny.”
February is turning out to be a busy month for Katie Hutchins. The Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador not only is making a number of personal appearances at the high school district and state championship contests, she is busy promoting dairy products locally.
The Mabton High School Dance Team, after just one year of dance team competition, has qualified for the Dance/Drill Districts to be held March 15, at Pasco High School.
Carol Louden of Yakima became aware of a need for a quality hospice care facility when her son-in-law was suffering from a terminal disease.
Obbie Cruz has been practicing the art of photography since he was a boy in Hidalgo, Mexico.
I must admit I love snow - in the hills, on the lawn, in the fields – everywhere except on the sidewalks and streets.
Despite the often asked question about working with those who have passed on, Teresa Smith says she enjoys her career as an intern funeral director.
When interviewing foreign exchange students I always hope that I do not come off as the “Ugly American.”
Monday night’s Port of Sunnyside meeting was an occasion for port commissioners to deal with a few housekeeping matters, namely the awarding of a bid for a new roof for the East Edison Avenue port administration building.
Thursday found Lower Valley emergency service providers wondering where the homeless people were.
Learning to play nice with others has been a difficult road for Buddy. It is not that he wants to fight particularly, but he does appear to want to argue a lot. And he always wants to be right.
Everything you’ve heard about China is true, according to Steve Hiatt of Prosser.
School lockdowns are not working, according to Jon Ladines, a certified firearms instructor and school security activist.
A lone citizen’s plead to expand the zoning areas for future marijuana retail shops was heard during the Sunnyside Planning Commission’s public hearing regarding potential zoning regulations held last Tuesday night.
I may have mentioned on occasion that my Yorkshire terrier, Buddy, while adorable, is a bit of a terror.
Lauren Hershberger is a newcomer to the Lower Valley area, but she likes what she sees, a lot.
Every day is dress-up day for Yesenia Jalifi, a sales associate at Fashion Corner, a longtime Sunnyside business that specializes in formal wear for all occasions.
There are so many things in life which are simply not fair. For example, it is not fair that Buddy, who is so very clever, can’t open the front door so he can go outside by himself.
Selling crop insurance comes naturally to Gary Olson.
It would seem most people will be celebrating New Year’s Eve at home this year, although some area restaurants are offering dinner specials.
Sunnyside Christmas tree designers Juan Cruz and Robert Clary really like to dress up their Harrison Hill house for the holidays.
Sunnyside native Julie Schilperoort is now a partner at the Proebstel Michels CPA firm after having worked for the firm since 1995.
I don’t think Buddy knows a doggone thing about how to enjoy holiday food. He nibbles at his kibbles one piece at a time, while others in our house, like me, gobble two or three cookies at a time.
Why Sunnyside businessman George Johnson of Johnson Food, Inc. decided to donate a forklift to Sunnyside High School’s fusion technology program is a bit of a mystery, according to Tom Dolan, the lead instructor for the program.
It’s not all glitz and glamour backstage at the Miss America Pageant, but it is an opportunity to make lifelong friends, according to Reina Almon of Yakima, the reigning Miss Washington.
MABTON – Longtime Mabton residents Gregorio and Marcelina Bustos are celebrating the culmination of a 17-year dream to own their own business.
During the past week it appears as though downtown Sunnyside has undergone a transformation.
MABTON - When Mabton Artz-Fox Elementary School head cook Lorene Stottlemyre and then Mabton Mayor Thelma Satterfield came up with the idea to host a holiday dinner for the community’s senior citizens, they probably never envisioned the dinner continuing for 38 years.
John B. Gonzales remembers singing while working in the fields with his sisters as a little boy near Robstown, Texas.
GRANDVIEW – Having to face the removal of one brain tumor is frightening enough for anyone. But undergoing neurosurgery to remove not one, but three tumors within a space of 18 months is terrifying.
Sunnyview Park, located midway between Sunnyside and Grandview on Yakima Valley Highway, was home to more than 1,000 young soccer players every weekend during the past summer, according to Trish Combs of the Sunnyside Sports and Arts Association.
Growing up in Sunnyside, Merri Prudich often escaped into imaginary worlds, creating whole galaxies filled with characters living out all types of adventures.
Wheels, gears and bands of steel held together with nuts and bolts can occupy hours of time for the young engineers taking part in this year’s robotics after-school activities.
I wouldn’t say my favorite canine friend is a fashion hound.
The theme was sharing with others and those attending Sunday night’s annual community Thanksgiving service did just that.
The additional 25,000 square feet currently being added to Sunnyside High School is expected to handle the enrollment needs of the Sunnyside School District’s high school students for the next 25 years, according to Braven Benzak, the district’s construction manager.
FEDERAL WAY - Sunnyside High School’s Cassadie Moore qualified for the 3A State finals in the breaststroke competition this past Saturday at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.
Buddy and I were discussing putting up a few Charlie Brown-type Christmas lights this year to celebrate his first holiday in the Hart household.
A plan to raise the sewer rates for Mabton’s residential, commercial and agricultural users was placed on hold this past Tuesday night.