A Lower Yakima Valley native and a new family physician are now a part of the staff at Swofford and Halma Clinics, 2303 Reith Way.
Fall fashion trends point to jewel tones and plaids
The last day of summer was marked with a fashion show featuring what is new for autumn at the annual Nouvella Club Style Show last Thursday.
125 years in the making
The 125th Central Washington State Fair opens its gates to the public Friday, and what a fair it will be, according to fair officials.
‘Little Women’ opens Sept. 30
They may not run around the stage as fast as they used to and they might event forget a line or two, but their heart is on the stage and eager to present their latest production.
Community Day of Services draws hundreds
In what has become an annual event to give back to the community, a fall clean-up day was held Saturday to prepare several community landmarks for the winter.
Police say inattention is the likely cause
Three School District students, a bus driver and a para-educator were shaken — but not hurt — Tuesday morning when the bus they were in was struck on the driver’s side by a white van.
Harvest and Street Painting Festivals on tap
Balloonists pilots from across the Northwest will converge on the Prosser Airport for sunrise launches during The 28th annual Great Prosser Balloon Rally this weekend.
Sunnyside Knights play Eniat Friday
Friday night lights must mean homecoming season is just around the corner. So, for the next five weekends lower valley schools will hold spirit week activities, culminating in a football game and in most cases a homecoming dance.
1963 Stingray named best of show
The Sunshine Days float judges had a tough decision this year, in determining the winners of the sweepstakes trophy. In the end, the honor went to Selah’s Community float with its “Kick’em up” theme.
Public station planned for city of Prosser
Benton Rural Electric Association Manager Troy Berglund drives his electric car from his home in the Tri-Cities to work in Prosser everyday.
Now whether this qualifies as entertaining – it will be a fun part of this year’s Central Washington State Fair “Let’s Party” theme.
Earn state honors for crafts
The Central Washington State Fair opens Sept. 22, so anyone with a entry can relax a little.
The first performer on the Lower Valley Community Concert 2017-18 Series has been described as a sizzling composer, guitarist and singer with a unique style and Mediterranean flavor.
Company scores with “Speaking of Murder”
You know that any play that involves children, a dog and a jealous love-sick secretary is going to be suspenseful in a “sitting on the edge of your seat” way.
Former Rotary exchange student returns
Thanks to fond memories from her high school career, former Rotary exchange student Helga Menke has encouraged her musical group to make a concert stop at the Sunnyside High School, Principal Ryan Maxwell said.
High school outlines steps to reduce absenteeism
His sophomore year was hard on high school junior Abel Ortega.
There is a lot to know when entrusted with the care of someone’s children.
For the past 10 years, the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church has hosted a special 9/11 worship service, a service that calls for congregation to cover the officers in prayer.
Miss Sunnyside Candidate
A desire to change her outlook is the motivation for Laurissa Ruiz, 16, to seek the Miss Sunnyside title.
Once a lowly garment, T-shirt now a professional staple
A quote from a favorite childhood book, is the inspiration for the name and philosophy behind young entrepreneur Chelsea Dimas’ new apparel company.
A group of hard working behind the scenes volunteers have been chosen to be the Grand Marshals for the annual Sunshine Days Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Women gather strength in mutual cause
Saturday’s rummage sale at 1105 Taylor Ave. is more than just a fund-raiser, although raising money is a good thing, the event organizers admit.
Program offers leadership, citizenship skills
When Kent Palmer and Tim Gallon were selected to be the lead instructors of the new Sunnyside High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Program, they weren’t ready for the response the program was about to receive.
The Relay for Life of the Lower Valley, scheduled for this Saturday on the high school track, has been canceled due to unhealthy air.
Street safety is a huge deal for a Miss Sunnyside candidate who once was hit by a car.
School district staff who made positive impressions on their co-workers were honored at the all-staff welcome back to school ceremonies Aug. 25.
Hospice given rural community grant
Giving its support to local hospice programs is just one of the ways Northwest Farm Credit Services gives back to communities it services.
City to host 92nd annual celebration
For 92 years, the residents of the “pleasant town with pleasant people” have gathered on the first Monday of September to celebrate States Day.
Valley contest seeks all ages, all talents for annual competition
A vocal group, a magician, a yo-yo artist and a soloist are among those who have already registered for the 6th annual Valley’s Got Talent contest to be held as part of States Day on Monday.
Running Start student collects cash for backpacks
High School senior and Running Start student Irene Rangel didn’t need to do another community service project.
Sunnyside Fire Department will again be out collecting money for Muscular Dystrophy Association as a part of its annual “Fill the Boot” campaign. Friday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the corner of South Seventh Street and East Edison Ave., near the U.S. Post Office.
It’s been 30 months since her 16-year-old son took his life.
Miss Sunnyside candidate Andrea Limon admits she struggled with math.
Date change may account for lower attendance
The Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view prize fight may have damped attendance at this year’s Beer and Whiskey Festival but not the spirit of those who did attend the 4th annual event held at the Food and Wine Park on Lee Road.
Certificate carries certain conditions to be met before final approval
It’s not quite a done deal, but the purchase of the Yakima Region Regional and Cardiac Center and Toppenish Community Hospital by Regional Health system is gaining support.
64 gallons of popular soup is hot item at annual Menudo Festival
The 300 pounds of tripe needed to make a soup at the center of the 14th Annual Menudo Festival will arrive at the home of Roy and Teresa Cardenas.
Dancers, drummers to converge on Heritage campus
Since helping organize the first All Nation Student Pow Wow at Heritage University last year, Jacob Billy found himself immersed in the pageantry during Native American drumming and dancing.
College-bound culture gets a visual
Walking past high school math teacher Josh Simmons’ classroom one will see a veritable flash of college pride.
Miss Sunnyside Court have two more parades to go
With just two parades left, the current Miss Sunnyside Court is wrapping up its year as the community ambassadors.
Samantha Galindo believes her run at becoming Miss Sunnyside will make a difference in her life.
Birds went quiet, temperatures dropped
Kevin and Kela Ness of Snohomish didn’t want to drive all the way to Oregon to see yesterday’s Solar Eclipse.
State Farm agents join forces to bring back outdoor movies
In a nod to the old drive-in movies, local State Farm agents Ben Sartin and Bryan Robison are hosting a free outdoor movie night Friday night at the site of the historic U&I Sugar Beet factory.
Daily lunches filled with fresh produce
Most mornings Wilbur Ellis employees Reynaldo Barragan and Jose Cardenas spend a few minutes before work caring for a large garden plot to the north side of the business property.
Mabton and Sunnyside Christian return to classrooms
When students head back to school tomorrow, there will be several new faces in the classrooms.
A surprise donation of cash will help provide school supplies to Sunnyside School District children, thanks to a sizable donation from a local coffee stand.
Sales under way locally to aid local Relay
Most people who have attended a Relay for Life event are moved by the luminaria ceremony held in the evening of the overnight American Cancer Society fund-raiser.
Fourth annual festival Aug. 26
Last year the crowds turned out in mass for the Beer and Whiskey Festival held in October.
Reflexologist Jacqueline Lyczewski shared her studies on nutrition and diet at Tuesday’s Lower Valley Christian Women’s meeting.
A desire to be more involved in her Community prompted Trinity Hamil, 16, to vie for the Miss Sunnyside crown. That, and knowledge there is a sizable scholarship attached to the title.
Retired college professor shares story of travels
She grew up in Minnesota and as she grew she longed to do missionary work.