A lifelong love of animals led Granger native Brandon DeVries to seek a career in veterinary medicine.
BICKLETON – Author Tami Whitmore has just completed her newest book, and thanks to modern technology the publication of her book was done within two weeks.
Long gone are the days when Peggy Crook prepared her animals for the 4-H showing and fitting contests held each summer at the Yakima Valley Junior Fair, now known as the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo.
The outlook is good, but it would be prudent to continue to be fiscally conservative moving into the next budget year. That was the message presented to the Grandview City Council at its annual retreat this past Tuesday afternoon.
Lisa Lopez of Sunnyside is the new face greeting utility customers at Sunnyside City Hall.
Coffee lovers lined up at the Homestretch Espresso and Beverage stand window are greeted by the smiling face of Nicole Garcia each morning.
Taking the video game player out of the family’s living room is Hazely’s Realm, a new lounge in Grandview created especially with the so-called electronic game geek in mind.
The Sunnyside Port Commission needed just 45 minutes to conduct its business Monday night, which included the adoption of a short consent agenda.
The proposed Mabton city ordinance to detail the use fireworks in the Mabton community was tabled by the city council following a brief discussion at last night’s council meeting.
Thanks to overwhelming voter approval of a $10.7 million bond, the Granger School District will be seeing a lot of new construction during the coming months.
GRANGER – Randy DuFord sometimes calls his Granger business his field of dreams.
Tickets are in the mail to Mabton firework violators
It was supposed to be a quiet, fireworks-free Fourth of July in Mabton last Saturday. But apparently not everyone got the city-issued message that all pyrotechnic discharges were banned.
The sounds of Spanish music waft through the halls each Monday night at Sunnyside’s Prestige Care & Rehabilitation Center. Those melodic strains provide a sense of peace and comfort to the facility’s staff and residents, and it’s all thanks to longtime musician Fernando Farias.
It’s a long way from the bluegrass hills of Kentucky to the hot and dry Yakima Valley, but the move has brought Melissa Stephens closer to her family.
Originally from Kentucky, Cynthia Lewis is finding Sunnyside very much to her liking.
Talking about men’s health, especially topics such as enlarged prostates and erectile dysfunction in mixed company, is bound to result in a few giggles from even the most stoic of individuals.
Saying it is just one more adventure, Sunnyside’s Mike Hazzard and Caroline Smith will be among the dozens of Fallen Heroes 5K Run participants taking their place at the starting line this coming Saturday.
Lia Pena has had a lot of different jobs in her life, but her latest job, that of chauffeuring, is her favorite.
Nearly everything about their week at the 2015 American Legion Evergreen Girls State Conference was a new experience for Sunnyside High School delegates Sheyanne Desmarais, Alexis Cardenas and Nayeli Martinez.
GRANDVIEW – The stretch of Grandview’s Wine Country Road, between Fir Street and the bridge near the Grandview Bleyhl Farm Supply Store, will be reduced to one lane of traffic, beginning Monday, June 29.
In an effort to attract more customers and to create a family-friendly environment, Sunnyside’s Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant is offering several new summer activities.
After spending the past eight years promoting the community of Sunnyside, Pam Turner is now looking forward to marketing Sunnyside’s largest retirement facility as its new director of community relations.
On July 5, Pauline Padgham Shockley of Outlook will celebrate her 100th birthday, surrounded by her family and friends.
Once shy, admittedly of her own shadow, Evelyn Burt of Silverdale can’t be described that way today.
Serendipity and a lot of luck combined to reunite Sunnyside winemaker Kerry Shiels with a camera she lost on Mt. St. Helens last month.
A warm spring evening set the tone for last Friday night’s Sunnyside High School graduation ceremonies held for the 351-member class of 2015, a class described by school officials as “exceptional.”
For the past week Sunnyside High School senior Frida Berg has been getting reacquainted with her parents, Jarle Marthinson and Vigdis Berg of Hammerfest, Norway.
The landscape outside Sunnyside native Jean Nisely’s North 16th Street home has changed a lot in 90 years.
Two real life Sunnyside heroes were honored at the annual Sunnyside School District Golden Apple Awards ceremony held Wednesday night at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.
Heroes, mentors and role models from the Sunnyside School District were all honored at the annual Sunnyside School District Golden Apple Awards ceremony held Wednesday night at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.
Thanks to the efforts of the Mabton High School football coaching staff, the Vikings football program is $5,000 richer.
When longtime Sunnyside native son and lawyer Paul Hart retires at the end of May, he expects do a little traveling, visit his grandchildren, spend some time at the family cabin and maybe do a little golfing.
Buddy, my faithful Yorkie, and I are about to embark on another adventure.
“Why don’t sixth graders have sports?” is the question young reporter Savannah Mirelez asks in the latest edition of The Golden Paw, the Harrison Middle School student newspaper.
They may be unwritten, but there are definitely rules in place for attending estate and yard sales.
The aromas of barbecue and wood shavings hung in the air at the second annual Stihl and BBQ Demonstration Day held last Saturday at the ACE Hardware Store in downtown Grandview.
After a life time of serving his community, church and family, Gordon Olsen has reached a milestone few people reach.
I’m sorry, but Buddy will not be attending this year’s Lower Valley Relay for Life. The fundraising event is scheduled for next Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17.
Here is a bit of unsettling news - everyone is guaranteed to experience the embarrassment of urinary incontinence sometime in their life.
What began as an adventure trip to Nepal this past April turned out to be more than local winemaker Kerry Shiels bargained for.
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.
The first time Anna Green attempted to recruit Sunnyside children to attend a mountain summer camp, she was met with a lot of resistance.
While shopping at the Sunnyside Walmart Store and hearing a call for a clean-up in the deli, don’t be surprised if the person who responds is Store Manager Amy Smart.
Yakima County Auditor Chuck Ross isn’t sure how his office can make voting any easier than it already is for Yakima County’s more than 107,000 registered voters.
Change – nobody likes it. No one is immune to it.
GRANDVIEW – Her initial reaction when asked to speak to the Grandview School Board last night, Monday, left fourth grader Kendra Candanoza speechless.
GRANDVIEW – Longtime Grandview School District volunteer Lonnie Hendrickson says he is attempting to cut back on the number of hours he donates to the Grandview School District.
A two-week trip to Southeast Asia was an eye opener for Sunnyside’s Brian Campbell, who recently traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia.
Learning takes on a different feel when a person can see up close the layers that have gone into transforming a single grain of sand into a rock the size of a child’s head.
Every year I vow I’ll do a better job of fall clean-up in my postage stamp-sized yard to make my spring cleaning easier.