A trip to Washington D.C. earlier this month included a few surprises for Sunnyside’s Rey Pascua.
Sunnyside’s East Edison Avenue once boasted a bevy of colorful neon signs from South Fifth Street to South Seventh Street.
GENERAL ELECTION NEARS
Saying there is really nothing wrong about the way incumbent Grandview Mayor Norm Childress is doing the job as the city’s top administrator, Councilwoman Joan Souders simply feels the voters need a choice.
BEEFING UP SECURITY IN OUR SCHOOLS
Visitors to Mabton Junior-Senior High School can expect to be greeted with locked doors.
When it comes to understanding the workings of Wall Street and the rise and fall of stock and bond prices, it’s probably best to consult your financial advisor.
Grandview School Board directors took a few minutes to defend their solutions to a simple math problem during Monday night’s bi-monthly board meeting.
GRANDVIEW - Harriet Thompson Elementary School students flooded the playgrounds last Friday morning to participate in the school’s annual walk-a-thon.
Just barely two weeks into her reign as Miss Sunnyside, Jessica Linde is already adapting to the demands of her new position.
Amber Schlenker Betts has gone from being a beat reporter on the Sunnyside Daily Sun News staff to being a communications coordinator for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic’s health organization, with a couple of stops in between.
New Vision representative Jean Brown knew Tuesday night’s Yakima County Development Association forum in Sunnyside might not attract many community members.
Motorists will soon be able to give their dirty vehicles a state-of-the-art car washing experience when the Castle Car Wash opens in Grandview.
Benton City native named his replacement
After four decades in the newspaper business – all of them right here in Sunnyside – Daily Sun News publisher Tim Graff is retiring.
Prosser native Beth Wyant has been named as an “Afterschool Ambassador” by the national Afterschool Alliance, a position that fits quite well with her job as the Northwest Community Action Center program coordinator.
The yellow “RNs Care” yard signs, which began cropping up in Sunnyside neighborhoods during the last six months, are a reminder that the local nurses’ union continues to seek a contract settlement.
Monday night, the Grandview High School DECA chapter officers had their presentation well planned out to convince the Grandview School Board to give its approval to several overnight trips, including a cross country field trip to New York City in early December.
The construction on the new Washington Elementary School is well underway and is expected to be completed by August 2016. That’s according to Dr. Rick Cole, Sunnyside Schools Superintendent.
“Things are getting better, but we are not there yet,” was the message Sunnyside City Manager Don Day gave Daybreak Rotary Club members at their meeting last week.
During World War II the headlines were being made overseas. Unbeknownst to many though, while many young American men were heading off to war, the home fires on several fronts needed tending.
Buddy and I were out for a stroll the other night and instead of using the litter bag I had to pick up after him, I found myself picking up after the horde of litter bugs who left their trash behind in the high school parking lot.
When a renovation of a firm’s lighting system not only saves money, but increases sales, local business owners sit up and pay attention.
Most evenings Sunnyside’s Jose Cruz Ramos can be found out in his Jackson Avenue garage teaching local youths the finer points of boxing.
The staff and administration at Sunnyside Prestige Care & Rehabilitation facility are celebrating the news that the long-term care facility has earned a perfect grade for services to its patients.
An 18-man delegation of Texas State Farm Bureau members stopped for lunch in Sunnyside this past Monday at Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant during one leg of a three-state visit to the Pacific Northwest.
For every student absent from class, there are a hundred reasons for missing school.
Buddy and I have had some close calls with other motorists since last week, when summer vacation ended for most local children.
GRANDVIEW – Bill and Ranae Evans have converted a 1938 landmark gas station into Grandview’s newest American fare restaurant.
OMAK – Even as fire relief donations were coming into local fire stations destined for north central Washington wildfire victims, a team of eight Yakima County Fire District #5 volunteers are among the frontline firefighters manning the wildfire containment lines.
The late Mary Henderson will take one last sleigh ride...uh, make that motorcycle ride with her beloved husband, the late Dinnie Henderson, this coming Saturday thanks to some special arrangements being made by their children.
Buddy is eager to take a vacation. Frankly, so am I.
Rene, Sylvia and Lydia Alvarez arrive early to pick up their daily packets of newspapers. They double check their bundles to make sure they have adequate copies for their combined paper routes before the siblings hit the streets to deliver the current edition of Sunnyside’s Daily Sun News.
The sunflower is being recommended as the official flower for the city of Sunnyside.
For the past 24 years, Sunnyside’s Cactus Juice Café has been a place where friends have met for lunch. Along with the home-style food the clientele has also enjoyed friendly conversations with owner Gladys Graham and her daughter, Lori Alvarado.
Sunnyside will have a new restaurant in a familiar location, perhaps as early as the end of August.
Michael Angel Grajeda still remembers working on cars with his uncle as a small child.
Sunnyside Ace Hardware owner Dennis Allen announced this week that the store will be moving closer to downtown Sunnyside by year’s end.
Most times, mending various pieces of yard art only requires a little paint and a few nails.
After having worked both at Washington Beef in Toppenish and Sunnyside’s Valley Manufactured Housing, David Espinoza finds he much prefers working at the Sunnyside Sears store as a sales floor associate.
GRANDVIEW – Simon and Tommy, a matched set of American Belgian draft horses, made pulling a sled loaded with 8,500 pounds of concrete blocks look easy.
There were more children playing in the Sunnyside parks and in the city pool this summer than last year, according to Megan Razey, Sunnyside Parks and Recreation coordinator.
Sunnyside’s Les Amundson will be among 12 World War II veterans honored when the “Washington Remembers World War II” exhibition opens Thursday, Aug. 20, in Olympia.
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.
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.
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.
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.