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Wednesday, October 31

Grizzlies' playoff hopes dashed by Hanford

MATTAWA - Sunnyside football coach Mark Marro described Tuesday night's mini-playoff with the Hanford Falcons as quick.

Election expo staged in Yakima

YAKIMA - Hoping to give the public a look into how the county auditor's office conducts an election, an election expo was held in Yakima on Tuesday.

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ANITA L. GUZMAN

ANITA L. GUZMAN

GUEST COLUMN

Promise everything and figure the rest out later

Promise everything and figure the rest out later

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Opportunities in Grandview

Opportunities in Grandview

Grandview losing police officers to better paying jobs

GRANDVIEW - It's bad enough that three Grandview police officers are jumping ship for the Richland Police Department.

Gonzalez leads WSU to fifth place finish at Pac-10 Championships

PULLMAN - The Washington State University cross country team placed fifth at the Pac-10 Championships held in Corvalis, Ore. this past Saturday. The Cougars were led by Sunnyside native Isley Gonzalez, the eighth runner to cross the finish line.

Grandview moves on to District semifinals

GRANDVIEW - As expected, the Grandview High School girls volleyball team advanced in the CWAC District tourney last night with a 3-0 win over visiting Othello.

"F" as in Frank

Sing a song of Christmas

Sing a song of Christmas

Tuesday, October 30

Grandview eyes utility tax hike to balance 2008 budget

GRANDVIEW - A typical resident in Grandview may see taxes on their city utility bill (water, sewer and solid waste) go up by about 50 percent next year so the city can balance its books in 2008.

Gang members likely suspects in fire-bombings of Sunnyside homes

Three Sunnyside area homes were fire-bombed early this morning.

DEATH NOTICE

PEARL L. MCDONALD

PEARL L. MCDONALD

Program focusing on women now available at local physical therapy office

Physical therapist Marlene VanWingerden noticed a need to address women's health issues in the Lower Yakima Valley and has devised a new program focused on those issues.

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KATHRYN MARIE CASTONGUAY

KATHRYN MARIE CASTONGUAY

Lenseigne, Stonemetz, Alcala, Stokes winnersof 'Pumpkin Shootout'

The foursome of Todd Lenseigne, Paul Stonemetz, Louis Alcala and Dave Stokes bested a 32-team field at this past Sunday's 2007 Great Pumpkin Shootout, staged at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

WSP dedicates building in honor of fallen state trooper

GRANDVIEW - Surrounded by Ray Hawn's family and friends, dignitaries and troopers from the Washington State Patrol, the newest weigh station in Washington was dedicated in Hawn's memory yesterday.

Little Caesars sets up shop in Sunnyside

Pizza lovers rejoice! Little Caesars has just opened its doors for business in Sunnyside.

Sunnyside author contributes to inspirational new book

The inspirational true-life story of longtime Lower Valley resident and certified life coach Amy Zook has been selected for inclusion in the recently published book, Wake Up...Live the Life You Love: A Search for Purpose.

Monday, October 29

Valley's Habitat for Humanity dedicates 118th home

GRANGER - Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 118th home at 310 East Third Street in Granger this past Sunday.

Former police officer eager to get back to work

Off work for just over a year to recover from brain surgery, former Sunnyside Police Officer Shane Mortenson has been cleared to resume his career.

SHS girls enter Regionals as No. 4 seed

KENNEWICK - The Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies found themselves outmatched this past Saturday in Kennewick. Trying to straighten out the seedings for the Regional tournament next weekend in Spokane, Sunnyside played undefeated Kamiakin in the first match.

Grandview can't handle Ephrata Tigers or zebras

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School football team scored the first and last touchdowns in a home CWAC South game with Ephrata Friday, but the visiting Tigers reeled off 47 unanswered points in Grandview's 47-13 loss.

Grizzly senior earns return trip to State

SPOKANE - Peaks and valleys...Sunnyside High School senior Brittany Messmore has experienced both this season.

Pirates' season ends at 1B Regional meet

CHENEY - The Bickleton Pirates had disappointing results at the Regional cross country meet, which was held in Cheney this past Saturday, thereby ending their 2007 season.

Drugs, guns, arrests netted in Mabton area

Neighborhoods up and down the Yakima Valley were cleaned up this past week during a joint operation known as "Street Sweeper," that led to the seizure of more than 12 pounds of illegal drugs and 21 arrests.

Lions and tigers and bears...oh my!

Wee ones in costumes enjoy Outlook Carnival

Wee ones in costumes enjoy Outlook Carnival

DEATH NOTICE

HELEN H. HARRISON

HELEN H. HARRISON

Friday, October 26

Gross Point Blank

No tangible solutions, no next steps

No tangible solutions, no next steps

'There is a Santa' play to be staged at Prosser's Princess Theatre

PROSSER - Valley Theater Company is gearing up for its Christmas production, titled "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Clause" by Pat Cook, set to take place in early December.

WORDS FROM WASHINGTON

Not moveing backward on intelligence reform

Not moveing backward on intelligence reform

Grandview sweeps state's No. 1 ranked Selah Vikings

GRANDVIEW - In a rematch of last year's 2A State tournament title tilt, the Grandview High School volleyball team knocked off top ranked Selah last night by scores of 25-20, 25-16, 25-16.

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Don't like it here, then leave

Don't like it here, then leave

GUEST COLUMN

Thankful thinking

Thankful thinking

Lady Grizzlies roar past Lions to earn Regional tourney berth

KENNEWICK - Playing in their first 3A Columbia Basin League playoff game Thursday night, the Sunnyside girls volleyball team came from behind to beat the Kennewick Lions in five games 13-25, 15-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-12 to advance to the Regional tournament.

GREAT officer making difference in Sunnyside schools

Sunnyside Police Officer Melissa Rodriguez admits she was a little leery when she was appointed as the new GREAT officer for the Sunnyside School District.

School levy request in local voters' future

Next year marks the fourth and final year of a school levy that voters in the Sunnyside School District previously approved.

Thursday, October 25

Sunnyside VFW Ladies Auxiliary seeks support for family of boy undergoing cancer treatments

Efforts to assist the family of 7-year-old Chase Morris in traveling to visit the cancer-stricken little boy receiving treatment in California are underway.

Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services hires new interim director

For more than 20 years Ricki Tebaldi had been the director at Lower Valley Crisis & Support Services in Sunnyside. After her passing last August, lead counselor Sara Herrera took over as interim director.

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WALLACE SEVEDGE

WALLACE SEVEDGE

Wednesday, October 24

Knights win to secure home playoff game

It's good to be home.

Creating stained glass pieces hobby of local pastor

GRANDVIEW - Approximately 10 years ago Pastor Gary Rohde of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grandview discovered the love of making stained glass pieces.

Cancer benefit raises money for Sunnyside woman

When Kay Clampitt, the cancer chairman at the Sunnyside Fraternal Order of Eagles found out her fellow Eagle sister and friend had cancer, she knew what she had to do.

Lady 'Hounds CWAC South champs

GRANDVIEW - After a first game scare, the Grandview High School varsity volleyball squad righted the ship and rallied for a 25-27, 25-23, 25-10, 25-19 win at home last night, Tuesday, in CWAC South play.

Mabton teachers at loggerheads with school administrators

MABTON - Mabton teachers have been working without contracts since they voted down a tentative agreement in September.

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Sunnyside mayor deserves your vote

Sunnyside mayor deserves your vote

DEATH NOTICE

BETTY LOU FINLEY

BETTY LOU FINLEY

Cutting to the Core

Vacations meant for being lazy

Vacations meant for being lazy

Rumors that SHS student has dreaded staph infection only that...rumors

Rumors have swirled that a student in the school district has methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, a dreaded bug that has made national news recently with the death of a teen in Virginia.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Don't let the well run dry

Don't let the well run dry

Stormwater fees on the horizon in Sunnyside

YAKIMA - Yakima County has crunched the numbers and yesterday, Tuesday, commissioners approved monthly service charges for members of a regional stormwater group.

Tuesday, October 23

OBITUARY

RONALD O. LUND

RONALD O. LUND

Lane changes to Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside to stay until at least spring

The recent change along Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside will have to stay until at least spring, according to Sunnyside Public Works Director Jim Bridges.

S'side bowlers earn State honors

Four youngsters from Sunnyside, who traveled to Seattle this past April to compete in the Washington State Bowling Championship Tournament, were officially recognized for their efforts during junior league play this past Saturday.

DEATH NOTICE

JACQUELYNN BURMOOD

JACQUELYNN BURMOOD

Monday, October 22

Falcons muddy playoff picture for Grizzlies

Fighting to clinch a spot in the 3A playoffs, the Sunnyside Grizzlies lost a close game to the Hanford Falcons this past Friday night.

Prosser Mustangs stampede past G'view

GRANDVIEW - The Prosser High School football team showed why it is among the best 2A squads in the state with a 79-7 win at Grandview this past Friday.

Hispanics under attack...Sunnyside panel told

This past Friday evening, concerned citizens met with a panel of city officials, including representatives from the school district and police department, as well as commissioners from the state's Commission on Hispanic Affairs. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss gang problems in Sunnyside.

Vandals victorious

The Klickitat Vandals dug themselves out of a 2-0 hole last Friday night, rallying with three straight victories to defeat the Sunnyside Christian volleyball team.

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ERIC LEE LOPEZ

ERIC LEE LOPEZ

Friday, October 19

GUEST EDITORIAL

'Open for Business' means government is user friendly

'Open for Business' means government is user friendly

SHS harriers shave times at District meet

WENATCHEE - They may not have come home with any District titles yesterday, nonetheless, the Sunnyside High School cross-country harriers can revel in the fact they lopped big chunks of time off their previous clockings.

GUEST COLUMN

Recovering from bloopers, blunders and life-altering lapses of judgment

Recovering from bloopers, blunders and life-altering lapses of judgment

Guide dogs freeing up lives of those visually impaired

Perhaps it's difficult for some people to understand the intimate relationship between a guide dog and its master. But not for Nouvella Club members, who heard yesterday from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.'s Alumni Association Board Vice Chair Sally Mayo of Yakima.

Local artist to host Muskat pottery show

GRANDVIEW - Carman McKinney will be hosting her annual Muskat pottery fall show Saturday, Nov. 3.

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EDNA MILROY HERIGSTAD

EDNA MILROY HERIGSTAD

Lower Valley kegler finds perfection with 300 game, 800 series.

"I'm left-handed so I had resigned myself to the fact that I would never get all strikes," Lower Valley bowler Rod Spencer said of his quest for the elusive perfect 300 game.

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Vote for Gehlen

Vote for Gehlen

Masseuse offers career change opportunities to local residents

GRANDVIEW - Yakima Valley residents mulling a career in rehabilitative massage may want to consider Lower Valley School of Massage, located right here practically in their own back yard.

Community Connector puts new bus on the road

YAKIMA - As a part of its transportation services provided to the Lower Yakima Valley, People for People has obtained a new 28-passenger bus.

Thursday, October 18

Grandview High School senior receives prestigious hunting award

GRANDVIEW - Keagen Christensen recently learned he received the prestigious Safari Club International Young Hunter Award, a contest in which young people from around the world are encouraged to apply.

Prep students to trick-or-treat for UNICEF

Come Halloween, about 30 Sunnyside High School Key Club members will don costumes and go door to door, trick-or-treating to raise money for UNICEF.

Wednesday, October 17

Lady Pirates pummeled

YAKIMA - Tuesday night, Bickleton suffered a tough loss to the Riverside Christian High School Crusaders.

Meth manufacturing declines, but use rate still high in the Valley

Methamphetamine has been out of the limelight in terms of news, unless, of course, you count advertising.

County's 2008 budget will require dipping into reserves

YAKIMA - A combination of less than stellar returns on investments and less than expected revenues in the elections department means that Yakima County will have to take $845,000 out of reserves in 2008.

GUEST COLUMN

DANIEL B. KLINE

DANIEL B. KLINE

Hanford scores late to eke out win over Sunnyside

The Sunnyside High School girls soccer team was just 10 minutes from making history last night, Tuesday, but it all came undone in a 4-2 shootout loss to Hanford.

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LEONA RAYHILL RICHES

LEONA RAYHILL RICHES

Lady Grizzlies victorious over Hanford Falcons

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside swim team competed against Hanford last night at Yakima's Lions Pool, earning a 50-11 victory over the Falcons.

Maintaining a successful garden requires pulling weeds

PROSSER -The Lower Valley Christian Women's Club was regaled by guest speaker Donna Kilgore of Baker City, Ore. at its regularly scheduled meeting, held this past Monday at the Barn Restaurant.

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My town

My town

'F' as in Frank

A juicy tale

A juicy tale

Tuesday, October 16

AM/PM temporarily closing for renovations

The Sunnyside AM/PM located on Waneta Road, near I-82 exit 69, closed Monday, Oct. 15, to begin renovations of both the store and gas pumps.

DEATH NOTICE

FRANK J. LINGOR

FRANK J. LINGOR

Grandview explores ambulance alternatives

GRANDVIEW - With Prosser Memorial Hospital's ambulance service facing a second consecutive year of budget deficits, the Grandview City Council last night decided to explore possible alternatives in case the hospital withdraws ambulance service from the area.

Sunnyside JV boys skin wildcats, 22-17

The Sunnyside High School JV football team staked itself to a 22-17 first half lead against the visiting Eastmont junior varsity yesterday, then used a punishing ground game and excellent defensive play after intermission to make the score stand up.

Monday, October 15

Friesian horse enthusiasts gather for 'play day' in Granger

GRANGER - Perhaps the two words that could best describe a Granger gathering for members of the Northwest Region Friesian Horse Club are "play day."

Grandview teachers strike accord with district

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School District and Grandview Education Association wrapped up contract negotiations after 3 a.m. this morning (Monday).

Homecoming week won't be the same without B.J.

Since news of their former classmate's death last Friday, friends of B.J. Miller have quickly swung into action to support his family.

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JOHN FRANCISCO MILLER

JOHN FRANCISCO MILLER

Lady Grizzlies fall to West Valley, 9-0

The Sunnyside High School girls soccer team kept undefeated West Valley out of the net for more than a quarter of the match, before losing 9-0 at home this past Saturday.

'Hounds beat Quincy

QUINCY - All-everything back Marty Guillen got the Grandview High School football team on the board early this past Friday, as the Greyhounds earned a 31-8 road win over the Jackrabbits.

Klickitat vandalizes Lady Pirates

BICKLETON - The Bickleton Lady Pirates played an emotional match against the Klickitat Vandals this past Friday, and according to Bickleton Coach Tom Whitmore, the team's 25-20, 25-16, 25-17 loss was much closer than the numbers reflect.

Knights just 'ducky' against Trout Lake

We had all our ducks in a row at the same time," Sunnyside Christian High School boys soccer coach Tim DeGroot said of his squad's 4-0 league win over Trout Lake this past Friday.

Grandview inherits SWAT vehicle

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Police Special Incident Response Team has just inherited a SWAT vehicle from the Washington State Patrol SWAT team.

Friday, October 12

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Support Gehlen

Support Gehlen

Sunnyside teen dies following rollover accident near Prosser

A family member has confirmed that a Sunnyside man passed away this morning at about 11 a.m. at Harborview Medical Center following an accident that happened on I-82 yesterday near Prosser.

Gross Point Blank

Fair officials need your help

Fair officials need your help

GUEST EDITORIAL

Strong-Mayor form of government not right choice for Sunnyside

Strong-Mayor form of government not right choice for Sunnyside

790th returns (safe and sound) from Iraq

GRANDVIEW - After 12 months in Iraq conducting detention operations and supplying convoy security, the men and women of the 790th Chemical Company of the Washington State National Guard are back home.

Hernandez, Raschko claim victories for Bickleton

PASCO - Bickleton's Junior Hernandez and Danielle Raschko each claimed a victory for Bickleton at a cross country meet in Pasco yesterday (Thursday). This is the first time it's happened in the six years since Bickleton re-started its cross country program.

Grizzly harriers clip Rams, 27-28

YAKIMA - The top two runners on both the Sunnyside and West Valley squads all finished within six seconds of one another in yesterday's boys cross country race at Yakima's Franklin Park.

Tri-chamber social set for Nov. 15 in Sunnyside

It's still a work in progress, but volunteers with the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce are preparing to host a tri-chamber social on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Thursday, October 11

Keeping it in the family

SEATTLE - Shelby Hall of Grandview exemplifies a daughter's love for her father, as she recently donated a kidney to her dad, Harlan Sandifer.

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SOCORRO LEPEZ

SOCORRO LEPEZ

Boat lift a happy fish story for Hazzard, Smith families

Steelhead fishing has taken on a whole new perspective for Carolyn Smith of Sunnyside. It's a real life fish story she's only too happy to share.

Grandview PD has new corrections, police officers

The Grandview Police Department recently hired Cole Hecker as a corrections officer and promoted current corrections officer Kevin Glasenapp to police officer.

Black Rock Creek golfers

KENNEWICK - Last week's runner-up finish on the final stop of the 2007 Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour wrapped up a wire-to-wire campaign for the Sunnyside Black Rock Creek team.

Wednesday, October 10

Health district showcases new building

UNION GAP - Community members from throughout Yakima County were afforded the opportunity to examine the newly built Yakima Health District building in Union Gap Tuesday night.

GUEST EDITORIAL

;We need to end the state's modern form of the poll tax

;We need to end the state's modern form of the poll tax

Lady Grizzlies win second straight match

UNION GAP - Community members from throughout Yakima County were afforded the opportunity to examine the newly built Yakima Health District building in Union Gap Tuesday night.

Mabton loses to Cle Elum

MABTON - The Cle Elum Warriors dealt the Lady Vikings a three-set loss last night at home, moving Mabton's record to 5-4 in league play.

Sunnyside drops charges against Tom Paul

There's a thaw in the chilly relationship between Prosser contractor Tom Paul and the city of Sunnyside.

Mabton council reviews 2008 budget wish list

MABTON - At its regularly scheduled meeting last night (Tuesday), the Mabton City Council heard 2008 budget wish lists from public works, the police department and city staff.

Cutting to the Core

Torture just plain wrong

Torture just plain wrong

Radachs to celebrate 60th anniversary

Alex and Ann Radach will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering later this fall.

Leach celebrates 90 years of life

An invitation only celebration took place this past Saturday, Oct. 6, in honor of Helen Leach's 90th birthday.

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Soldiers' names sought by class

Soldiers' names sought by class

BRIEFLY

Frozen pot pies alert issued

Frozen pot pies alert issued

Sunnyside mayor faces challenger for council seat

Sunnyside City Council member and Mayor Ed Prilucik decided to get involved in city government nearly 20 years ago because he didn't like the way things were headed with utility construction.

DEATH NOTICE

NORMAN ROBERT CAROW

NORMAN ROBERT CAROW

GUEST COLUMN

Can sexual harassment lawsuits speed up evolution?

Can sexual harassment lawsuits speed up evolution?

OBITUARY

VELMA EBY CHAMBERS

VELMA EBY CHAMBERS

Tuesday, October 9

Investor has a vision for Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Prosser investor Lynn Boast has a vision for his latest project in downtown Grandview.

Teacher contract talks continue in Grandview

Superintendent details contract talk proposals for school board

Superintendent details contract talk proposals for school board

Chamber gets financial boost from Sunnyside City Council

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce will soon be getting a $13,000 transfusion.

OBITUARY

UNA LEE KRUSE

UNA LEE KRUSE

Monday, October 8

Trejo leads 'Hounds to 7-3 soccer win over the Huskies

OTHELLO - Grandview's Lucia Trejo was on fire Saturday, powering in six of the Greyhounds' seven goals for the day.

Sunnyside grid team rolls over West Valley Rams

In 1982 Ronald Reagan was president, Ma Bell was forced to split up, the Commodore-64 was the latest in computer technology, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat and it was the last time the Sunnyside High School football team scored a win over West Valley High School in Sunnyside. That is until last Friday night, when the Grizzlies exercised their demons and posted a 20-13 win over the Rams in Sunnyside.

Lady Grizzlies show progress in loss to Kamiakin

What a difference a month makes.

Sagrero, Alaniz vying for Mabton School Board seat

MABTON - Mabton School Board member Rafael Sagrero originally pursued his district 1 seat three years ago because he wanted to see more students in the district graduate high school.

OBITUARY

HENRY WITECKA

HENRY WITECKA

DEATH NOTICE

GUILA CHRISTIE SWIGART

GUILA CHRISTIE SWIGART

Friday, October 5

GUEST COLUMN

When it comes to more money, ask and you shall receive

When it comes to more money, ask and you shall receive

New Jersey firm buys PW Eagle

In a merger between east and west, J-M Manufacturing of New Jersey has purchased Oregon-based PW Eagle, which has a pipe manufacturing plant in Sunnyside. The new company will be called JM Eagle.

Words From Washington

Health care for America's neediest children must be a priority

Health care for America's neediest children must be a priority

Lake Chelan to host fourth annual 'harvest crush'

LAKE CHELAN - The wineries of Washington's newest wine-growing region, Lake Chelan, invite everyone to celebrate the 2007 grape harvest by joining in the fourth annual "Fall Crush...Berry to Bottle." This year's festival starts Friday, Oct. 5, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 14.

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New leadership needed in Sunnyside

New leadership needed in Sunnyside

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HENRY WITECKA

HENRY WITECKA

Mabton girls take the yip out of Highland Scotties

MABTON - The Lady Vikings volleyball team swept the Highland Scotties at last night's homecoming match, 25-12, 25-19, 25-23.

Grandview girls fall 3-1

GRANDVIEW - The Lady Greyhounds soccer team fell to the Ellensburg Bulldogs 3-1 at home last night (Thursday), moving their league record to 1-7.

Not enough bite from Greyhounds against Bulldogs, Wolves

GRANDVIEW - In a three-way meet between Grandview, Ellensburg and Wapato Thursday, the Grandview Greyhound cross country team clocked respectable times against the competition, but fell short of a victory.

DEATH NOTICE

LORRAINE HENIKEN

LORRAINE HENIKEN

Hunt is on Expo Saturday, Oct. 6

GRANDVIEW - Talk with a wildlife biologist, meet famed guide and waterfowl caller Tony Bernsen, enter to win an inclusive, guided goose hunt for four, all at The Hunt is On Expo this Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mid-Valley Automotive at 501 E. Stover Road in Grandview.

Lady Grizzlies roar louder than Lions

KENNEWICK - These girls are starting to believe in themselves.

Thursday, October 4

Two SHS students graduate from Washington's inaugural Aerospace Scholars program

Sunnyside High School students Matt Barr and Anthony Kim can officially say they're among the first graduating students from the Washington Aerospace Scholars program.

Defending Mr. Olympia champ places third this year

LAS VEGAS - Outlook's Joe Luther recently participated in the Mr. Olympia Kings of the Bench competition, placing third.

Thief slams stolen car into school bu

A 37-year-old Mabton man crashed a vehicle he allegedly stole into a busload of Sunnyside School District students on their way to Outlook Elementary School at approximately 8 a.m. today.

Wednesday, October 3

Good intentions have created a 'skills gap'

How often do you hear parents say, "Get a college diploma, it's your ticket to the good life!"

Armed burglar fires shotgun when discovered at break-in

Yakima County Sheriff's deputies today are looking for a man who yesterday afternoon reportedly broke into a home in the 1400 block of SLI Road, near Sunnyside, and allegedly fired a shotgun at the resident of the house.

Lady Grizzlies lose heartbreaker

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside High School girls soccer team arrived early and stayed late in a 3-2 non-league shootout loss at Davis High School yesterday, Tuesday.

Mabton Vikes fall to state ranked Goldendale in three

GOLDENDALE - The Lady Vikings trekked to Goldendale last night to take on the number one team in the league and finished the night with a three-set loss, moving their conference record to 4-3.

GUEST EDITORIAL

A childish appetite in a grown-up world

A childish appetite in a grown-up world

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Road name change not needed

Road name change not needed

Volunteers sought to help remove old bushes in Grandview rose garden

GRANDVIEW - Volunteers, it's time to roll up your shirt sleeves and head to the Grandview Rose Garden, where about 50 or so older rose bushes need to be dug up and replaced.

Christian Knights improve to 9-0

TROUT LAKE - When a team in any sport is undefeated mid-way through the season, opponents usually find a way to get pumped up for No. 1. It was no different yesterday as Trout Lake-Glenwood hosted the undefeated Sunnyside Christian High School soccer team.

Special events on tap to bring awareness to domestic violence

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services staff in Sunnyside is planning a number of events.

"F" as in Frank

Strong mayor form of government would be ideal for city of Sunnyside

Strong mayor form of government would be ideal for city of Sunnyside

Grandview girls muzzle Bulldogs

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School girls volleyball team lived up to its number two ranking in the state last night, Tuesday, with a 3-0 home sweep of Ellensburg.

Rodriguez, Moore vying for Grandview Council seat

GRANDVIEW - When the dust settled following the candidate filing period this past June, longtime Grandview residents Javier Rodriguez and Bill Moore ended up vying for the city council, position 5, seat held by Bill Flory, who will step down at the end of the year.

Tuesday, October 2

Grandview beefs up city code

GRANDVIEW - Instead of passing a gang-specific ordinance as Sunnyside and Yakima have done, the Grandview City Council last night beefed up existing laws already on the books.

OBITUARY

CARMEN FAYE ALLEN

CARMEN FAYE ALLEN

S'side swimmers fare well at Mukilteo Invite

FEDERAL WAY - The Sunnyside swim team competed against 88 teams at the Mukilteo Invitational in Federal Way this past Saturday.

Former Grizzly hoop coach top pick for Sunnyside vacancy

Former Sunnyside High School varsity boys basketball coach Ron Rowe has been recommended to fill the position for a second time, beginning with the upcoming 2007-08 season.

Sunnyside TOPS chapter donates school supplies to Washington Elementary

Sunnyside TOPS chapter 1331 came up with a new motivation to lose weight. TOPS, which stands for taking off pounds sensibly, is a support group for anyone trying to lose a few extra pounds.

Prayer walk on tap at Sierra Vista Middle School

Organizers of Transformation Sunnyside are planning a prayer walk this Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at Sierra Vista Middle School.

Monday, October 1

Knights stay unbeaten in dramatic fashion

Let it be known the Sunnyside Christian Knights never do anything the easy way and last Friday wasn't any different as they beat the Riverside Christian Crusaders 2-1 in a shootout.

Bolan, McDonald to vie in general election

GRANDVIEW - The September primary has whittled a three-way race to two contenders for the Grandview City Council, position 2, seat.

Mabton turns in strong effort against Scotties

COWICHE - The Mabton High School football team took its first lead of the season last Friday night at Highland, but couldn't make it hold up in a 22-7 SCAC West loss.

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LOUISE MARIE ERNST DURFEY

LOUISE MARIE ERNST DURFEY

Kamiakin stays unbeaten with shutout of Sunnyside

The Sunnyside High School football team last Friday found out first hand why the Kamiakin Braves are the No. 2 ranked 3A team in the state of Washington.