Competition could replace Wine and Food Fair
The city’s first barbecue competition hosted by wineries might just be a new tradition.
After years of participating on the Sunnyside Rotary Swim Team, this Miss Sunnyside candidate feels strongly about promoting water safety.
It’s here. Author Tami J. Whitmore has just announced the release of her fifth book, Squirrel Eggs and Popcorn Trees, published on Create Space, and available on Amazon.com.
The High School’s class of 2016 will accept diplomas Saturday to mark the completion of 13 years of school.
Bickleton-area picnic, rodeo celebrating pioneer history
The high plains timberline setting is considered by many to be the prettiest place in the region for a community picnic.
Free fishing weekend starts Saturday
With a free-fishing weekend on the horizon, the Noon Rotary Club hosted a fish biologist at its Monday meeting.
Sports collector, Ali both at 1980 Democratic Convention
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s death last week sparked a memory for one local man.
Housing official grew up in former barracks
Friday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for Rainier Park was a homecoming for one participant.
Sunnyside celebrates biggest class
The high school’s biggest graduating class joined others around the Lower Yakima Valley in saying goodbye Friday and Saturday.
Curfman returns to custom manufacturing
A company that has undergone a number of changes is back doing what it does best — steel fabrication.
Community businessmen aid downtown display project
Thanks to a donation from Valley Hills Funeral Home owner David Humpherys, the community is one step close to becoming a “City of Flags.”
Five ceremonies planned for Friday night
The Lower Yakima Valley will have all sorts of choices for “pomp and circumstance” this Friday with five graduation ceremonies that night.
The seventh in a line of “Dr. Swoffords” graduated earlier this month.
Dunbar keynote speaker for Memorial Day ceremonies
Speaking at yesterday’s Memorial Day ceremonies was bittersweet for Dr. Bonnie Dunbar.
Teacher ends 30 year career to spend more time with grandchildren
After 30 years of teaching, there isn’t much that surprises Sunnyside Christian School’s Sandra Elenbaas.
A desire to become more involved in her community has led high school sophomore Lauren Beeman to seek the Miss Sunnyside crown.
Yakama veterans chosen for special services
After months of raising money to finance a trip to the nation’s capitol, the 13-member Yakama Warriors Association group boarded planes Tuesday for a once in a lifetime trip.
“And the Golden Apple goes to..” was the refrain heard repeatedly last night as Sunnyside School District employees were recognized by their peers.
Ceremonies, flags and decorated gravesites will mark Memorial Day weekend.
A Sunnyside native will serve as student trustee for Western Washington University.
14 Hands releases blend for Kentucky Derby
It seems appropriate that a winery featuring horses on its label bottled a special wine in honor of the 2016 running of the Kentucky Derby.
New cemetery manager vows improvements
It’s the busy season at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.
Families invited to honor loved ones Wednesday
The Relay for Life of Lower Valley Committee has rescheduled last weekend’s rained out luminaria ceremony.
A local family is desperate to have its 3-year-old dog returned.
In time-honored tradition, high school seniors are trading in their books for the stage.
A local man claimed the top two prizes at Sunday’s charro competition.
Older students share time with preschoolers
Things seemed a little unbalanced in Room 131 yesterday when 15 preschoolers invaded a high school chemistry classroom.
Those green spindly spears seen in local fields find their way to the sorting lines at Johnson Foods, 334 Blaine Ave., each morning.
Mabton Community Days set for June 18
Two girls have stepped up to vie for the Little Miss Mabton crown.
Simple recycling projects
How to make something from nothing can be an art in itself.
At first glance, the sand-colored stucco tasting room seems out of place in the middle of the lush Yakima Valley.
Construction on indoor facilities to begin in 2017
Taking its name from the Greek word meaning “to keep safe and sound,” the SOZO Sports of Central Washington complex is designed to be a safe environment for all athletes, according to the man behind its development.
The Chamber of Commerce is again hosting music at the Centennial Square bandstand each Tuesday night.
More than 200 volunteers in fundraiser
More than 200 walkers will hit the Sierra Vista Middle School track at noon tomorrow to draw awareness to cancer.
Sierra Vista Middle School hosting Relay for Life
What do cupcakes, paper bags and bras have in common?
Sunday marks Mother’s Day, a day celebrating what some call a “Hallmark card holiday.”
Three-day festival begins
Vendor Maria Martinez is excited for this weekend, but she is a little concerned about the weather.
Local woman excited to be grand marshal
A local child-care provider says she is suprised and excited to be this year’s Cinco de Mayo Parade grand marshal.
More than 1,000 visitors expected for festival
This weekend’s 68th annual Granger Cherry Festival is lining up to be “awesome.”
Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant returns
The 2016 Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant candidates are preparing for the May 6-8 community celebration downtown.
Friday morning, a large white tent will rise over the high school’s Clem Senn Field.
A grand opening for the giant ballot box in place on East Edison Avenue is planned for May 3.
Mentors protect child’s care
Being a child’s advocate in court settings isn’t easy, admits a court-appointed special advocate program director.
Former Valley residents honored
A former Prosser resident and a former wine writer are being honored in a new state program.
Another downtown building is about to become Port of Sunnyside property.
Water boil advisory was lifted Saturday
After nearly a week of boiling city tap water, residents can rest assured there is no E.coli in their water.
The Yakima Valley Dairy industry has a new representative and a few new scholarship recipients.
A new Miss Granger was crowned Saturday night at Roosevelt Elementary School.
Local club focuses on safety
The Sierra Vista Middle School Prevention Club took lunch time to promote traffic safety Wednesday.
After searching for a church for several years, a pastor found his new home at the local Presbyterian Church.