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.
The top science fair projects from Sunnyside middle school students were singled out this past Tuesday night at Harrison Middle School, with the grand prize going to eighth-grader Michael Condie.
While the initial supplemental budget released by the Washington State Senate last week did not include funding that Gov. Jay Inslee had put aside to help reimburse nursing homes for Medicaid payments, an amendment added the targeted monies before the budget was passed.
Updates on the search for new employees for the police department, the construction of the fire station and the budgets of Sunnyside’s police and fire departments were the main topics before the city’s subcommittee on public safety last night.
The Lady Knights suffered their first loss of the season last Friday. It couldn’t have come at a worse time.
I’ve become a victim of fraud.
The Sunnyside City Council is continuing to investigate the possibility of installing a new skate park in town.
The Sunnyside City Council heard a plea last night from the family of Ramiro Valencia Jr. to put a helmet law in place in the city.
YAKIMA – Members of the League of Women Voters were treated to a virtual tour of the court system Thursday morning at the Yakima County Courthouse.
My husband is a huge Olympics fan, so I’ve spent the last two weeks sitting backseat to his watching all the events he can on TV.
The city of Sunnyside is currently recruiting a new police chief, but also is advertising for a new public works director and public works superintendent.
GRANDVIEW – “I wish I’d joined sooner,” said Miranda Ebbelaar of Grandview’s DECA Club.
The Sunnyside Planning Commission has decided to move forward with its recommendation to control and limit retail marijuana businesses within Sunnyside with tighter zoning restrictions, despite an opinion issued by the state attorney general that may pave the way for cities to ban marijuana businesses altogether.
Sunnyside’s new subcommittee on community development met for the first time last night and, after electing a chairman, discussed names for the new park near the Law & Justice Center.
The basement is a comfortable lounge, complete with a small stage, a kitchen, air hockey table and a foosball game.
The Lyle Cougars struggled to score against Sunnyside Christian’s defense as the undefeated Lady Knights rolled to an easy 71-8 victory last night.
Bickleton High Basketball
It wasn’t the win that Bickleton Coach Jerry Roberts had planned, but it was a victory nonetheless for the Pirates hoop squad last night against Klickitat, 45-40.
As of last night’s election count, the school bond in Sunnyside and the school levy in Grandview are both passing, but the final outcome will not be known until all the votes have been counted.
The Sunnyside School District is looking for public input on a new logo for the district to replace one that has been in use for more than a decade.
Since Evelyn Nieffer was born in 1914, there have been 17 U.S. Presidents, prohibition of alcohol came and went, vaccines were discovered, women earned the right to vote and electric stoves took the place of wood stoves.
February is the shortest month, so it’s only natural I always feel like it rushes by faster than any other month of the year.
When her father passed away five years ago, Carmelita Alvarez took advantage of hospice services. She’d been working at Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care in Sunnyside for a couple of years at that point, and said she thought she was prepared.
Members of the Sunnyside lodging tax advisory committee voted to recommend that the city provide funding for eight of the nine proposals the committee reviewed at its meeting yesterday, Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA – DeSales put up some amazing shots from three-point territory, but still fell to the undefeated Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights, 61-50 last night.
TOPPENISH – Nathan Powers led his team with 26 points, but despite his best efforts the Bickleton Pirates still lost to the Yakama Tribal Eagles, 67-58, last night in Toppenish.
The Sunnyside City Council subcommittee on public safety covered a lot of ground at yesterday’s meeting, from the search for a new police chief to the status of the construction on the fire station to a new tool for citizens to help provide police with information on crimes.
The Sunnyside City Council last night discussed the possibility of providing Sunnyside United with funding for prevention and intervention programs.
She’s only been playing the Pokémon Trading Card Game for about a year, but Maria Herrera of Sunnyside recently earned two Pokémon city championships on the Premier Championship circuit, and hopes to do well at a regional competition in Utah in April.
Despite some concerns, the Sunnyside School Board approved a contract with Transformation Sunnyside Yakima Valley last night for a pilot program to improve parent engagement with schools. The contract was approved via a vote of 3-2.
Sunnyside Schools Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole has been signed on for another three years. School board members approved his evaluation and contract last night by a vote of 4-0, with Director Michelle Perry abstaining.
New blinking safety beacons have been installed to remind drivers of the speed limit during school hours along North 16th Street near Sierra Vista Middle School and Sun Valley Elementary School.
A team of three Sunnyside students, Cody Woodworth, Sebastian Castellanos and Ethan Partch, once again brought home a championship for the school from a robotics contest at East Valley this past Saturday.
Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham got approval from the city council Monday night to apply for a $150,000 loan for the purchase of a new ambulance.
For the first time in her career, Stormee Van Belle notched a triple-double. It came last night as the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights defeated the 1A Columbia Burbank Coyotes, 77-48.
A discussion of how to use lodging tax funds turned into a discussion about the purpose of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce at last night’s Sunnyside City Council meeting.
The new social worker at Prestige Care and Rehabilitation in Sunnyside cares for the people she serves.
The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights returned from their weekend road trip with two more victories under their belts.
The Bickleton boys earned their first league wins of the season with back-to-back victories against the Klickitat Vandals and Trout Lake Mustangs this past weekend.
For 34 years, Fernando Farias and Victor Campos have played music every Monday night at nursing homes in the Lower Valley.
Petra Wirrell’s years in Sierra Leone were devoted to teaching children how to read, training teachers and helping out in the local hospital, but she also faced interesting challenges as she learned to respect local beliefs while still challenging traditional thinking.
I’ve been a cat owner for two years.
The most visible sign of People For People are the buses that provide essential transportation services to people around the Lower Yakima Valley, but those efforts are only the tip of the iceberg for the service organization that has been helping people for nearly 50 years.
Saunders still unbeaten
Joesiah Saunders remains undefeated on the season with a record of 23-0 after claiming four decisive wins at the Henry Foss Invitational in Tacoma this past Saturday.
Sunnyside Christian High School Basketball
Not much has been able to faze the Lady Knight hoopsters this year, but on the night of Coach Al Smeenk’s 600th victory, the Yakama Tribal Eagles had a lead over Sunnyside Christian at the half.
Although it seems at times to be moving forward at a glacial pace, the work of the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Management Area Advisory Committee continues to inch forward.
“People are too tolerant of parties,” Sgt. Bill Splawn of the Yakima County Sheriff’s office said at yesterday’s Sunnyside United meeting. “We can’t do anything if nobody calls us.”
An effort to eradicate polio in India has been wildly successful, and the World Health Organization is almost ready to declare the country free of the disease.
Despite fighting illness and a continuing lack of wrestlers, the Greyhounds managed to give the Selah Viking crowd a good show last night in a 54-24 loss to the home squad.
Students and teachers arriving at Grandview Middle School must scan their ID cards to enter the building. Once inside, teachers are tracked through a Wi-Fi system that also gives them the ability to call security with the press of a button.
GRANDVIEW – The shorthanded Greyhounds had a tough meet against the defending State champions from Othello, losing 58-19, including forfeits in five matches.