Pastor Jordan Huff first felt the pull toward the ministry when he was in high school.
YAKIMA – The Grizzly tennis squads lost again on the road, this time to the Davis Pirates, with both the boys and girls teams shut-out yesterday, Thursday.
The next generation of Sunnyside robotics experts, practicing their skills at Harrison Middle School, have earned a trip to the VEX Robotics World Championships next week.
“The legislature this year was on time, on budget with no new taxes,” State Sen. Jim Honeyford told the Sunnyside Republican Club last Friday morning at its meeting at Bon Vino’s Bistro and Bakery.
Gina Chavez is often the first person people meet when dealing with the city of Sunnyside.
Students from Heritage University proved their mettle against 225 other college and university teams, earning third-place honors in a national competition two weeks ago in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Sunnyside City Council subcommittee on public works discussed the need to close the intersection of Rohman Street and Scoon Road in north Sunnyside due to dangerous conditions caused by careless drivers.
Although the public hearing on Sunnyside’s plans regarding a marijuana retail store in the city will not be held until the next regular meeting on Monday, April 28, much of the discussion at last night’s council meeting was on the subject.
EAST WENATCHEE – The Grizzlies had no answer for the Wildcats bats as Sunnyside’s baseball squad fell in both ends of a doubleheader to Eastmont last Friday.
MABTON – The Lady Viking fastpitch squad is still looking for its first win of the season after an error-filled doubleheader last Saturday against the Kiona-Benton Bears.
BELLEVUE – Sunnyside High School’s Cody Pillatos-Stiltner knows how to keep a wooden plane in the air, and he can now claim to be the best in the state at his craft.
The 9-1-1 emergency line suffered from outages this morning, Thursday, across Washington state, starting at about 1 a.m. Service was completely restored before 8 a.m., according to officials from Centurylink, the company responsible for maintaining the lines.
The tennis league opener against Eisenhower was a mixed bag for Sunnyside. The boys squad (1-0, 1-3) managed a solid 6-1 victory, but the girls squad fell 6-1 to the Cadets.
Marijuana is still illegal.
The Sunnyside Grizzlies continue to hit the ball, but unfortunately those hits tend to fly right into opposing players’ gloves for easy outs.
A “complete streets” ordinance does not have to be complicated to give the city an edge in receiving potential funding for future street projects.
Marijuana was the topic at the Monday night meeting of the Sunnyside subcommittee on public safety.
The first in a proposed series of six, “Lilly Camara Catches Heat” by Linda Estela, introduces the reader to an energetic 12-year-old baseball nut and her friends, family and teammates.
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission recently released its list of statistics from 2012.
OUTLOOK – School’s not in session, but students in Outlook have been able to spend several days this week at Outlook Elementary having fun while learning along the way.
Juan Casas figured that chili peppers would make the most effective bio-pesticide against tobacco hornworms due to the plant’s capsaicin content, but to his surprise he was completely wrong.
Big things are happening at Lower Valley Credit Union, including a recent award for service to the underserved and certification as a community development financial institution.
MABTON – Laura Vasquez wants people to just visit and try her food once, because she believes that once they try it, people will be coming back for more.
Starting July 1, public officials in the state of Washington will need to be trained in both the public records and open public meeting acts due to a new law passed by the legislature last month and signed into law by the governor last week.
Businesses to remain open
Downtown merchants would love people in Sunnyside to check out the construction on the downtown revitalization project, and while folks are around to visit their businesses.
PASCO – The good news is that the Lady Grizzly team of Mirella Ramirez and Stephanie Herrera won their first doubles match of the season against the Chiawana Riverhawks this past Saturday.
TOPPENISH – The Greyhounds took drew first blood in a match this past Saturday against the Toppenish Wildcats, scoring 13 minutes into the game on their way to a 2-1 victory in the non-league encounter.
After two one-run losses to open the season a week ago, the Sunnyside High School baseball team has suffered three straight spankings.
It’s time again for children who want to fly to get their parents to sign them up for a Young Eagles free flight.
Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs the Sunnyside School Board was not, in terms of selecting the new logo for the local school district.
Nearly 50 people packed a Yakima County Planning Commission meeting last night for a public hearing on the county’s proposed ban on the production, processing and retailing of marijuana in unincorporated areas of the county.
Errors dropped the Sunnyside Grizzlies into an early hole in Tuesday’s opening game against Riverview, and Sunnyside couldn’t come back, losing 18-11.
The Lady Vikes dropped both halves of a doubleheader to Tri-City Prep yesterday, losing the first game 13-3 and the nightcap 7-3.
GRANDVIEW – Horse owners in the Lower Valley headed to Grandview Country Park this past Saturday to vaccinate their animals against West Nile virus.
The Sunnyside City Council amended the rules regarding certain advisory boards and commissions last night to make sure those boards have enough members and the council is regularly updated on the actions of the boards.
The city of Sunnyside still has a long way to go before it is financially secure with accounting processes that all employees understand and can use, but the current administration is continuing to make progress.
Although the scores don’t show it, Mabton Coach Jesus Sustaita said his girls played well in their season opening double-header this past Saturday.
The Grizzlies kept their first games of the season tight against the 4A Bulldogs, but weren’t quite able to pull off a win in the doubleheader at Pasco.
The Grizzly tennis squads both dropped 4-3 decisions against the Toppenish Wildcats in yesterday’s season opener, but Coach Dave Downing said he’s proud of the effort his players showed.
The use of city soccer fields and the opening date of the city pool were the main topics of discussion at yesterday’s Sunnyside board of parks and recreation meeting.
Working for the Port of Sunnyside promises to be a lot less risky than some of the jobs Darren Taitch has done in the past.
I received an email Monday morning that told me I have about $12 in a special online account.
Students have alternatives when it comes to succeeding in school
In many ways, Otilia Cantu is having a typical junior year of high school.
Todd Taylor is hoping to get the word out that there is a Chem-Dry franchise serving the Lower Valley again.
State auditors confident current leadership team on the right track to fixing city’s problems
The city of Sunnyside has some serious problems, including a possible case of misappropriated funds from its public works department and five findings of serious issues in its 2012 accountability audit.
It’s March 14, better known to nerds like me as 3.14, which is the start of the value of the mathematical term π, also known as pi and pronounced the same as “pie.”
The Sunnyside City Council decided last night to provide $30,000 in funding to Merit Resources Services and FIRME Outreach to provide gang resistance counseling to youth.
After a letter from Nicholas Steckler was read to the Sunnyside City Council at last night’s meeting, the council unanimously approved naming the newest city park after Christina Knoth.
The Spirit of Sunnyside Awards Banquet last Saturday night honored people who have worked hard to make Sunnyside a better place to live and work.
The fifth annual Teach, Tour & Taste event at Yakima Valley Community College’s teaching winery was a big success despite a rainstorm dampening the area Wednesday night.