Stories for March 2007

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Friday, March 30

Two popular Easter Egg hunts on tap for April 7

The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance in Sunnyside soon.

Cherries hurt by cold temperatures

Cold temperatures that dipped below freezing a week and a half ago have done a fair share of cherry bud damage in the region.

Intense Crimestoppers campaign to kick off soon

Someone, somewhere, knows something. That's the premise behind an intense Crimestoppers campaign set to take off next week.

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All welcome to hear special speaker

All welcome to hear special speaker

Shakespeare coming to Sunnyside

The Seattle Shakespeare Company is bringing the bard to Sunnyside next month with a performance of "Chamber Macbeth".

Aqualung's Memory Man very, very forgettable

There are a lot of things wrong with this world. The War in Iraq, the Israeli/Palestine conflict, my salary, and now we can add one more thing, the album Memory Man by Aqualung.

Miss Cinco de Mayo candidate ready, willing to go that extra mile

For a lot of Hispanics in both Mexico and the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a very important day celebrating their heritage and accomplishments.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Don't even say it!

Don't even say it!

'Reflection Treasures' offered by Salvation Army

GRANDVIEW - Perfume, spa products, cologne, lotion, frames, flowers and many more delights are being offered through Reflection Treasures provided by the Salvation Army in Grandview.

Kamiakin sweeps Sunnyside

Former 4A power Kamiakin was too much for the Sunnyside tennis teams yesterday in taking a 5-2 win over the girls and a 7-0 win over the boys.

Greyhounds muzzle Huskies, win second straight

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Greyhounds won their second straight game yesterday, beating the Othello Huskies 3-1, after opening the season with four consecutive losses.

Thursday, March 29

Grizzlies make improvements at Horn Rapids

RICHLAND - Although showing improvement in its team score and individual scores, the Sunnyside boys golf team placed seventh at a league match held at Horn Rapids Golf Course yesterday.

Community residents urged to turnout for life-changing conference, concer

Inspirational speaker and musician Luis Mangandi is slated to speak and perform at the Christian Reformed Church in Sunnyside this Friday and Saturday.

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JOHN S. SANDERS

JOHN S. SANDERS

Neighborhood clean-up may lead to Lower Valley's first Alzheimer's clinic

The top priority was just to get the building torn down, a dilapidated fixture near the Sun Terrace Assisted Living and Retirement Community in Sunnyside.

Grandview Fire Department receives $93,000 FEMA grant

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Fire Department has been awarded a $93,000 FEMA grant to install a vehicle exhaust extraction system at the station house.

Three SHS students to attend Boys State

Three Sunnyside High School students have been selected to participate in the American Legion Boys State conference in Ellensburg.

Yakima Valley uses i-Pod technology to draw prospective business interest

In the works since last summer, New Vision, the Yakima County Development Association, recently launched a series of podcasts, electronic videos over the internet, to attract new business to the area.

Three local Washington State Patrolmen earn top honors

UNION GAP - Three Washington State Patrolmen with Sunnyside ties were recently recognized for exemplary performance at an awards ceremony in Union Gap.

Wednesday, March 28

Wireless internet provider available locally

YAKIMA - Do you ever get tired of the wires that connect your computer to the internet? Have you ever wondered about receiving internet service when you have been traveling?

GUEST COLUMN

Is televised self-help taking the place of religion?

Is televised self-help taking the place of religion?

Pirate tracksters excel

BENTON CITY - Four Bickleton Pirates claimed first place honors at a four-team, non-scoring meet at Kiona-Benton this past Tuesday.

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Outlook school staff, students thank those responsible for quick renovations

OUTLOOK - Students and staff from Outlook Elementary School thanked firefighters and Red Cross members yesterday (Tuesday) with refreshments and a walk-through of the newly renovated fourth and fifth grade wing.

Cutting to the Core

There's a way to fight back against tele-marketers, unwanted mail

There's a way to fight back against tele-marketers, unwanted mail

Sunnyside linksters host league match

Girls prep golf

Girls prep golf

Hanford Falcons soar over Sunnyside boys

The Sunnyside baseball team had a good hitting day in game one, and scored the most runs yet this season in game two, but it wasn't enough yesterday in 7-0 and 25-3 home losses to Hanford.

Sunnyside High's shining Starla

She missed the last few months of her freshman year in high school and all of her sophomore year to battle cancer.

Medical clinic to be built on East Edison in Sunnyside

The Port of Sunnyside's Edison Business Park notched another success yesterday as port commissioners announced the sale of 2.5 acres for a medical clinic.

Tuesday, March 27

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VIVIAN MURRIEL WARD

VIVIAN MURRIEL WARD

Greyhounds unable to field full team at CWAC league match

Unable to field a full team at the CWAC league opener at Black Rock Creek yesterday, the Grandview High School boys golf team finds itself in the cellar of the conference standings to start the 2007 spring campaign.

Parents speak out about kids' safety at middle school

GRANDVIEW - During last night's Grandview School Board meeting, parents from throughout the district expressed their heartfelt concerns about the safety of children in Grandview schools.

Grandview auto dealership takes on a whole new look

GRANDVIEW - After years of mulling it over, Grandview business owners Rick McLean and Gary Christensen have finally become partners at Mid-Valley Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep.

Tri-Cities has benefited from tourism industry...can Sunnyside do the same?

According to the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau, in 2006 alone 188 conventions and sporting events generated $38.7 million in direct spending for the Tri-Cities.

PAID OBITUARY

GLADYS JOSEPHINE GRAVES

GLADYS JOSEPHINE GRAVES

Dave's Recycling business license reinstated

GRANDVIEW - A hearing to determine whether or not Dave's Recycling business license could be reinstated following the owner's arrest earlier this month was over almost before it even began.

Monday, March 26

Bickleton's Hess scores well in discus, shotput at Yakima meet

YAKIMA - Bickleton's Eric Hess earned second and third place honors in the discus and shotput, respectively, at Riverside Christian's Papa Wells Invite in Yakima this past Saturday, throwing three feet past his personal best in the shotput.

Wenatchee takes two from Sunnyside Grizzlies

4A Wenatchee proved too much for host 3A Sunnyside last Friday, sweeping the Grizzly baseball team 17-1 and 12-0.

Sunnyside High girls pick up first win of year

RICHLAND - It was bad news and good news for the Sunnyside High School tennis teams at Hanford High School last Saturday.

Van Wingerden, den Hoed spark Christian girls to league victories

A dazzling pitching performance by Tori Van Wingerden in the opener and a five-hit performance at the plate by Brittany den Hoed in the nightcap propelled the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team to a pair of wins over visiting Lyle last Friday.

Aguilar's hat trick gives Grizzlies fourth win in five outings this season

RICHLAND - Sunnyside always expects a tough match from the Hanford Falcons but this past Saturday, things were easier than expected.

Vazquez third in two running events

YAKIMA - The Mabton High School track team this past Saturday competed at the Riverside Christian Invitational.

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GLADYS JOSEPHINE GRAVES

GLADYS JOSEPHINE GRAVES

Valley's new dairy ambassador to be chosen in Sunnyside in mid-April

Judges will have two candidates to choose from for Dairy Princess when the Yakima Valley Dairy Women hold their annual competition on April 17.

Friday, March 23

GUEST COLUMN

No checkbooks at checkout line

No checkbooks at checkout line

Sunnyside tames Lions in shootout

Boys prep soccer

Boys prep soccer

'Hounds score well at Prosser meet

Prep Track and Field

Prep Track and Field

Sunnyside School Board decides to tear down bleachers

After a second bond measure recently failed that would have provided money to replace the outdated bleachers at Clem Senn Field, the Sunnyside School Board decided last night to tear down the unsafe bleachers immediately.

Bluegrass concert coming to Sunnyside bistro

A group known as Sunnyside Friends of Bluegrass is bringing its favorite style of music here next Friday, March 30, in the form of Cedar Hill, a Missouri-based quintet.

Home Country

Ballistic painting

Ballistic painting

Cagle sings herself out of the subway

"Good tunes" is how I would describe Susan Cagle The Subway Recordings.

Planning for Sunshine Days underway now

This past Thursday evening a meeting was held to discuss this year's Sunshine Days. Consensus was to give Sunshine Days back to the community and revive the wholesome appeal to the annual event.

Grizzly golf team making headway with first year players

KENNEWICK - The Sunnyside High School boys golf team may have finished dead last at yesterday's seven-school league opener, but based on how the Grizzly linksters are improving, it shouldn't be long before they're out of the cellar.

Rocio Ramos vows to 'get the job done' if named Miss Cinco de Mayo

Rocio Ramos, a 16-year-old sophomore at Sunnyside High School, has always loved pageants.

Jennie's Journey

Control your pets

Control your pets

Thursday, March 22

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DONALD G. STANDLEE

DONALD G. STANDLEE

Vanessa Torbay to host one-day basketball camp

Sunnyside High School senior Vanessa Torbay has always wanted to be a basketball coach.

Candidates sought for Miss Sunnyside pageant

It's that time of the year again for the Miss Sunnyside Committee to seek out contestants for the next Miss Sunnyside Court.

Hospital receives $200,000 grant for ER expansion

Work to expand Sunnyside Community Hospital's emergency department received a boost yesterday when it received a $200,000 matching grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

Brazil proposal sparks concern for farmers

A recent proposal by President George W. Bush to encourage imports of renewable fuels, such as ethanol, from Brazil has sparked concern by some farmers.

Grizzly baseball drops opener

The opportunities were there, but the 3A Sunnyside High School baseball team couldn't take advantage in a 5-1 season opening loss to the 1A Riverview club from Finley.

Nine Lower Valley youth wrestlers capture top honors in Benton City

BENTON CITY - Nine members of two different youth wrestling clubs based in the Lower Yakima Valley brought home top honors from a tournament staged in Benton City last Saturday.

PGA group names Bender junior golf youth leader for third year in a row

For the third consecutive year, Black Rock Creek Golf Course pro Jeff Bender has been recognized as a junior golf leader by the Central Washington Chapter of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA.

Soldier makes it home for birth of fifth child

It's not easy being a soldier. It's even harder to be stationed in Iraq with a pregnant wife and four kids stateside, but Sunnyside native Casey Heckert has managed.

Third bronze statue to be unveiled

First there was pioneer cattleman Ren Ferrell, then Lloyd Miller, considered the driving force in bringing irrigation water to the Lower Valley.

Wednesday, March 21

'F' as in Frank

'This is the day'

'This is the day'

Devils too tough

GRANDVIEW - A young Grandview baseball team played a very tough East Valley team tough last night but allowed too many errors and walks as the Red Devils pulled away in the fourth inning for an 8-2 win.

Community transformation planned

Herman te Velde and Jerry Haak are hoping to transform the marketplace in Sunnyside by bringing faith into it.

Grandview teen hopes to have wish granted

GRANDVIEW - Rudy Saenz Jr. came within an ounce of his life.

Guest Editorial

Grass may not be greener in Massachusetts

Grass may not be greener in Massachusetts

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Christian club speaker credits second chances in life to God

Cheryl Best of Vancouver, Wa. has had success in a career that included ballet dancing, but on Monday she shared with the Lower Valley Christian Women's Club the second chances that have meant even more.

Grandview's Veloz two strokes off of medalist honors

TOPPENISH - Considering it was her first outing of the season, Grandview's Katie Veloz let it be known yesterday she'll be a force with which to be reckoned in CWAC girls golf play this year.

17-year-old teen nabbed by police for shooting

GRANDVIEW - Six days short of his 18th birthday, Jesus F. Torres of Grandview was taken into custody yesterday on charges of shooting 28-year-old Steven Coronado of Sunnyside.

Water in short supply in Mabton

MABTON - Mabton Mayor Velva Herrera is asking local residents to begin conserving water immediately.

Tuesday, March 20

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JAMES CANTRELL

JAMES CANTRELL

Grandview council explores public relations possibilities

GRANDVIEW - The city of Grandview will move forward with several different steps to make the community aware of current projects and events. This comes on the heels of a study session held during the regular meeting last night (Monday).

Royal banquet

Sunnyside JCPenney store wins 2006 Chairman's award

JCPenney Department store has graced Sunnyside with its presence since 1922. Over the years the styles have changed and the store even changed its location, it is now currently at the Mid-Valley Mall.

Monday, March 19

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ELEANORE FAYE VANCE DIENER

ELEANORE FAYE VANCE DIENER

Sanchez two-time winner for Grandview in 800, 1,600-meter races at Toppenish meet

TOPPENISH - During their first event of the season, Grandview High School track team members scored an impressive third place finish for the girls and a fourth place showing for the boys this past Saturday, March 17, at the Toppenish Rotary Invitational.

Laken Top named to Washington's all-academic team

Sunnyside's Laken Top was named to the 2007 All-Washington Academic Team recently and will be formally honored this Thursday, March 22, in Olympia when Gov. Gregoire will award each student selected a commemorative medallion.

Mabton forms VFW Ladies Auxiliary group

MABTON - It has been a while since Mabton has had a VFW Ladies Auxiliary for VFW Post 10384. But, all that has changed.

Morton takes two from SCHS girls

A total of 17 errors on the day spelled doom for the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team this past Saturday.

Sunnyside tennis squads compete at Walla Walla invite

WALLA WALLA - No team scores were kept, but the Grizzly tennis teams showed improvement in their second outing of the season during last Saturday's Walla Walla Jamboree.

Bickleton's Raschko first in 2,000-meter run at Ike jamboree

YAKIMA - Bickleton's Danielle Raschko earned a photo finish first place win in the 2000- meter run this past Saturday at the Ike Jamboree season opener.

DEATH NOTICE

REBA LORENE HUMBYRD

REBA LORENE HUMBYRD

Grizzlies start strong at Ike jamboree

YAKIMA - There were plenty of positive signs for the Sunnyside boys and girls track programs during last Saturday's season opening track jamboree at Eisenhower High School.

Friday, March 16

GUEST EDITORIAL

The market should handle monopolies, not government

The market should handle monopolies, not government

HARRY RAYMOND STEFFENS

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Jeannette Hernandez hopes to inspire young girls as new Miss Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo means a lot to 16-year-old Jeannette Hernandez, a sophomore at Sunnyside High School. The events that happened so long ago on May 5 fill her with pride.

FERNANDO FERNANDEZ

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BENJAMIN LEON CHARVET

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Former NASA astronaut shares space vision with Nouvella Club

Outlook native and retired NASA shuttle astronaut Bonnie Dunbar recalled her childhood growing up on a farm and admiring the night sky.

Former Sunnyside fire chief dies

Former Sunnyside Fire Chief and police officer Harry Steffens succumbed to cancer this past Wednesday (March 14). He was 73.

Grandview 'United' in improving local pride

GRANDVIEW - A Grandview leadership team comprised of city and school staff, as well as proactive community members met last night (Thursday) to come up with action plans to address seven key issues identified at a previous meeting.

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Hospice support appreciated

Hospice support appreciated

Thursday night shooting in S'side blamed on gangs

The clash of two opposing Sunnyside gangs late last night at a neighborhood mini-mart resulted in a 28-year-old man being hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

Thursday, March 15

Animal lover plans fundraiser for local adopt-a-pet program

Knowing full well she has the power to make a difference, Outlook's Jordie Ricigliano will host a Dogs, Desserts and Donations Day at The Sunny Spot Car Wash and Pet Service in Sunnyside this Sunday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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PERRY DWAYNE BROWN

PERRY DWAYNE BROWN

Three arrested in connection with drive-by shooting

GRANDVIEW - Three arrests have been made following a drive-by shooting in Grandview this past Tuesday afternoon, in which a 13-year-old boy was shot in the foot.

DEATH NOTICE

HARRY RAYMOND STEFFENS

HARRY RAYMOND STEFFENS

Key Club seeks support from S'side community

Sunnyside High School's Key Club has spent so much time and effort raising money and garnering support for others that they overlooked something: the fact that they need funds for their annual convention.

Mini-Mall down to just one tenant

The Mini-Mall in Sunnyside, located at 214 S. Sixth Street, has been owned by C.F. Flower, Inc. since 1949. At one time it was a bowling alley and for a time it was a restaurant.

Brief

Accident claims life of Sunnyside man

Accident claims life of Sunnyside man

Natural gas drilling operation near Sunnyside shut down

A drilling operation looking for natural gas just outside of Sunnyside is on hiatus.

Wednesday, March 14

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Global warming cry a scare tactic

Global warming cry a scare tactic

Grandview teen shot

GRANDVIEW - Gunshots rattled a Grandview neighborhood yesterday afternoon in which a 13-year-old boy was shot in the foot.

Sunnyside voters reject school bond

For the second time in less than a year, voters in the Sunnyside School District said no to a bond measure that would have upgraded facilities at the high school.

GUEST COLUMN

Which is more comforting: your favorite food or a big soft couch?

Which is more comforting: your favorite food or a big soft couch?

DEATH NOTICE

ELIZABETH C. DAVIS

ELIZABETH C. DAVIS

Annexation proceedings move forward in Mabton

MABTON - The Mabton City Council Tuesday night moved to adopt the findings of fact and the requested zoning designations from the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG) to annex 195 acres into the city. The council made the motion after hearing from approximately 15 people at a public hearing on the proposed annexation.

GUEST EDITORIAL

There are reasons why things get complicated in Congress

There are reasons why things get complicated in Congress

Prosser wins top honors at three-team jamboree

Grandview hosted yesterday's season opening, three-team jamboree at Black Rock Creek Golf Course, but it was Prosser and Sunnyside that stole the show.

Tuesday, March 13

New Conoco opens, offers unique fuel

A new Conoco station has opened up for business in Sunnyside at 1829 South First Street. But perhaps what makes the gas station unique is that it sells E85, an ethanol based fuel.

Mystique Salon stylists hope to restore cancer patients' self-esteem

GRANDVIEW - Knowing the power of a healthy self-esteem, the ladies at Grandview's Mystique Salon are going to donate their services on Monday, March 19, to make cancer patients glimmer and shine.

'Lil Grapplers dominate tourney

EAST WENATCHEE - Twelve of the 54 members of the Sunnyside 'Lil Grapplers who trekked to East Wenatchee this past Saturday brought home championship bragging rights.

Sunnyside students experience first-hand alcohol, drug effects

Harrison Middle School students saw first-hand yesterday the impacts of drug and alcohol.

Grand opening shows off new dance and reception hall

GRANDVIEW - With 13 events already booked, the newly opened Le Paris Salon Hall is off to a great start.

City provides funds for industrial expansion

A wholesale and retail industrial supply store is coming to Sunnyside this year, and the city council agreed last night to contribute $25,000 to complete infrastructural improvements.

TARA ANN ROBERT

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MAURICE ERNEST BEAULAURIER

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GENE RAYMOND GRAFF

DEATH NOTICE

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Sunnyside looks at ways to tackle graffiti

An observation by a Sunnyside resident sparked a discussion about graffiti during Monday night's city council meeting.

Monday, March 12

Depleted Grandview team drops first two games of season

GRANDVIEW - Playing with a depleted baseball team, the Grandview Greyhounds dropped two games in a doubleheader with Chelan this past weekend, 10-4 and 14-4.

Two vehicle accident results in no serious injuries

At approximately 8 a.m. this morning, March 12, the Sunnyside Police Department and Sunnyside Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of a two-vehicle automobile accident at Yakima Valley Highway and Factory Road.

DEATH NOTICE

MAURICE ERNEST BEAULAURIER

MAURICE ERNEST BEAULAURIER

Stars shine at Sunnyside Chamber awards banquet

This past Saturday night was an evening of celebration and festivities at the annual Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Auction held at Navarro's Community Center. The theme of this year's banquet was "Stars of the Community."

SHS students advance to State science fair competition

Several Sunnyside High School students have advanced to State competition following a Regional Science Fair in the Tri-Cities that concluded this past Saturday.

SVID tower approval upheld

The Sunnyside staff review committee's decision to grant SVID approval for a 120-foot radio tower was upheld by the city's hearing examiner, Gary Cuillier.

Grizzlies win season opener

The Sunnyside soccer team opened its season last Friday at the Richland jamboree and then hosted Bonney Lake High School on Saturday, winning 2-1 to start the season.

Grandview trophies again at State

TACOMA - The streak is still alive. Twelve times the Grandview High School boys basketball team has been to the State tournament and 12 times the team has taken home hardware.

Friday, March 9

Editorial

Lower Valley Pathway board needs volunteers

Lower Valley Pathway board needs volunteers

We are all poorer for having known her

Anna Nicole Smith had large breasts. They were not real, but then again, not much about her was, including her name.

Across Our State

Meet 'First Mike'

Meet 'First Mike'

The New Congress seeks to eliminate the secret ballot

Democrats in Congress are threatening one of America's most basic democratic freedoms: the secret ballot.

Home Country

Doc hadn't even finished loading his coffee with fake sugar before Steve piped up. "I think it's disgusting and weird and unnatural and it should be outlawed!" the tall cowboy said, coming to rest at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop.

Jessica Alvarez seeks Cinco de Mayo crown

Jessica Alvarez, an 18-year-old junior at Sunnyside High School, knows what it's like to look up to someone, that's why she's participating in Sunnyside's Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant.

Grandview recovers from Wednesday's loss, keeps trophy hopes alive at 2A State tourney

TACOMA - The Grandview Greyhounds found themselves in a precarious position Thursday as they prepared to play the West Valley (Spokane) Eagles at the 2A State basketball tournament. Win or go home.

Smile...Sandi Thom is singing

It's rare that I do a CD review and find what feels like a song that's all about me. Sandi Thom's "castles" from her smile...it confuses people CD hits the spot.

"Trapped Inside the Story," a young girl's view of the Holocaust

Trapped Inside the Story" tells a little girl's perspective on growing up as a Jew in Poland during the Nazi regime of the 1940's.

Vote YES ... It's the future we're talking about

I have worked in Sunnyside for more than eight years now. I have witnessed the changes which have taken place these past eight years and wondered at the sense of community.

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JOSE L. ANDRADE

JOSE L. ANDRADE

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Yes vote on bond issue the right thing to do

Yes vote on bond issue the right thing to do

Thursday, March 8

Red Cross marks 90th year in the Yakima Valley

YAKIMA - March is national Red Cross month, and the agency's volunteers in the Yakima Valley have even more to celebrate.

Parvo outbreak highlights need for new animal shelter in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - The recent parvo virus outbreak at the Grandview animal shelter only highlights the need for a new facility.

Keeping hearts healthy focus of Washington Elementary students

Students at Washington Elementary School have been busy jumping rope this week. It is all for a good cause, too.

SHS students named aerospace scholars

Sunnyside High School students Matt Barr and Anthony Kim have been selected as Washington Aerospace Scholars through Seattle's Museum of Flight.

Infrastructure work started on Granger's new truck stop

GRANGER - The move is on to build a new truck stop in Granger.

OBITUARY

BILL J. MCMEANS

BILL J. MCMEANS

Grandview soundly defeated in 2A State tourney opener

TACOMA - The Grandview boys basketball team will have to go through the consolation round to sustain its perfect record of collecting trophies in each of its State 2A tourney appearances.

Wednesday, March 7

Chiprez edges Gudino for top honors in local science fair

What with Sunnyside being the agriculturally diverse community that it is, Sunnyside High School student Elvira Chiprez decided that for her science fair project, she'd determine how natural product residues affect aquatic organisms. That curiosity, combined with careful, scientific processes, earned her the grand prize in Sunnyside High School's science fair, held this past Monday.

A lose-lose proposition

There's something about the Scooter Libby case that bothers me.

PAID OBITUARY

SAUL SAENZ

SAUL SAENZ

Early construction timeline for vocational skills center in Sunnyside requested by school district

Sunnyside Schools Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole would like the Yakima Skills Center Sunnyside satellite facility, that is planned to be built sometime between 2009 and 2011, up and operational a couple of years ahead of time.

Early morning splendo

Tim Graff/Daily Sun News

Facilities a visual commitment to education - Vote YES on the bond

As many as two-thirds of registered voter's mail-in ballots are already in the mail with their choice of whether or not to support the current $1.95 million bond to maintain and upgrade school facilities in dire need of repair.

Charge against Tom Paul dismissed

Round one in Sunnyside Municipal Court went to Tom Paul yesterday, as Judge pro tem Victor Lara dismissed the city's sign code charge against the Prosser contractor.

Dairy cows' manure being turned into energy, money

Sunnyside's Noon Rotary Club guest speaker, Dan DeRuyter, spoke Monday about the progress being made on his dairy's manure digester.

Early morning splendor

Tim Graff/Daily Sun News

Rumor has it, it's all in your head

I've got a secret. And only 40 million other people know about it.

Global warming

Global warming is the greatest threat humanity has ever known. When will we begin to treat it as such?

Tuesday, March 6

Grandview Councilmen explore utility tax increase

GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council members continued their discussion about a possible utility tax increase at a regularly scheduled meeting held last night (Monday).

Tanzania trip opens eyes of Sunnyside High student

TANZANIA - Three regions of Tanzania, Africa were recently visited by Sunnyside High School senior Dianna Mendoza, who was on an educational journey to see how the various tribes are being assisted by Lutheran World Relief projects.

Briefs

1-Column

Grandview Council evaluates enforcement of city codes

GRANDVIEW - Significant study session discussion revolved around nuisance codes and enforcement at the Grandview City Council meeting held Monday night.

Obituary

MARCIA ADELLE SIMPSON

MARCIA ADELLE SIMPSON

Monday, March 5

Grizzliettes qualify for State competition

WEST VALLEY - Dancing their way around the floor Saturday, it was easy to see why the Sunnyside High School Grizzliettes dance team is successful.

Local missionaries trek to Thailand

GRANDVIEW - A group of 17 missionaries trekked to Thailand in early February with one goal in mind: build a house for a director of a children's home. And, as is the case with all missions, of course more came out of it.

Sunnyside hires first ever hearing examiner

The idea of having a hearing examiner may be new for Sunnyside residents, but it's another day at the office for Gary Cuillier, the city's new hearing examiner.

Mabton earns highest finish ever at State tourney

YAKIMA - Mabton Coach Brock Ledgerwood and his team of Vikings looked relaxed and ready to have fun this past Saturday before the start of the fifth/eighth place game at the 1A State tournament in Yakima.

Grandview Greyhounds win District title

The Grandview boys basketball team grabbed the CWAC's top seed at this week's State 2A tourney by dispatching East Valley 73-56 last Saturday.

State Patrol vacates Sunnyside office

The Washington State Patrol detachment that called Sunnyside home for more than 50 years has moved.

DEATH NOTICE

CECIL STILL

CECIL STILL

Friday, March 2

Forum

School board asks for yes vote

School board asks for yes vote

Jamie Valencia seeks title of Sunnyside Miss Cinco de Mayo

Having the opportunity to become the 2007-08 Sunnyside Miss Cinco de Mayo means a lot to Jamie Valencia.

Across Our State

The oldest letter in our archives

The oldest letter in our archives

Local volleyball club allows future prep players to hone their skills

Things are going smoothly a few months into the newly formed Sunnyside Volleyball Club, which formed late last year.

Gang ties alleged in two Sunnyside arrests Thursday

Yesterday, March 1, at approximately 1:30 p.m. the Sunnyside Police Department dispatched officers to a report of gang activity in the area of South Hill Park.

Obituary

RAFAELA SANCHEZ NIETO

RAFAELA SANCHEZ NIETO

S'side cancer victim also victim of thieves

It's not enough that Sunnyside resident Ray Merrill is battling cancer, again.

Guest Editorial

Home Country

Home Country

Best of Country 30-minute Recipes an absolute must-have for busy cooks

It's pretty much a given that if you hand me a cookbook that features only 30-minute recipes, I'm going to be delighted. When thumbing through Best of Country 30 Minute Recipes, it's a bonus that the list of ingredients on many of the recipes is quite small.

Grandview's season ends in District tourney

SELAH - The Grandview girls basketball team's ride through the District tournament ended last night in Selah as the Lady 'Hounds lost to league foe Ellensburg.

Credit union to open branch office in S'side

The signs went up at the former American West Bank location at 322 South Sixth Street in Sunnyside this past Wednesday, Feb. 28, announcing the coming of HAPO Community Credit Union to Sunnyside.

1A State tournament action:

Vikes patient against Tonasket in earning trophy round berth

Vikes patient against Tonasket in earning trophy round berth

Thursday, March 1

1A State tournament action

Mabton Vikings prevail in loser-out game at State Thursday morning

Mabton Vikings prevail in loser-out game at State Thursday morning

Death Notice

GARY DUANE LEWIS SR.

GARY DUANE LEWIS SR.

Canam donates $50,000 for hospital renovation

Canam Corporation donated $50,000 to the Sunnyside Community Hospital Foundation's Urgent Care Center yesterday (Wednesday).