Stories for February 2008

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Friday, February 29

One lucky teen will be crowned Mr. Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Come March 29 at 7 p.m., one lucky Grandview High School junior or senior male will be selected as Mr. Grandview.

Consultant sees areas of improvement in keeping Sunnyside schools safe and secure

Sunnyside School Board officials heard a report from Seattle consultant Al Smith regarding safety in local schools at their regularly scheduled meeting last night (Thursday).

Gross Pointe Blank

My feline family

My feline family

Washington's agriculture exports soar 38 percent in 2007

Washington's agriculture exporters had a banner year in 2007.

Drug testing Sunnyside athletes suggestion of leadership students

Sunnyside High School leadership students recently traveled to Washington D.C. and attended a national conference on drug and alcohol issues. At last night's regularly scheduled Sunnyside School Board meeting, the energized group presented a plan to officials detailing ways to combat marijuana use.

OBITUARY

VIDA IRENE NORWOOD

VIDA IRENE NORWOOD

Red Devils end Grandview's season

TOPPENISH - The Grandview High School boys basketball team's hope of returning to the State tournament fell short last night (Thursday) in Toppenish, as the East Valley Red Devils edged the Greyhounds 76-66 in a loser-out third round District game.

Sunnyside High School art student featured artist for Show N' Shine promotions

Since sixth grade, Sunnyside High School senior Jesus Mendoza has been creating works of art depicting custom cars.

Miss Sunnyside Cinco de Mayo candidate...Maria Castillo

Maria Castillo, a 16-year-old junior at Sunnyside High School, has been in town for less than a year. Last June she moved from Bakersfield, Calif. with her younger brother and sister to live with her older sister.

FORUM

Talent show

Talent show

Hundreds flock to see Mexican archbishop

More than 500 people showed up at the gymnasium at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sunnyside this past Wednesday night to hear the Most Rev. Alberto Suarez Inda of Michoacan, Mexico celebrate mass.

Miss Sunnyside Cinco de Mayo candidate...Elisa Martinez

Elisa Martinez describes herself as shy. On the other hand, the 16-year-old sophomore at Sunnyside High School is also interested in her community, which she says is very important.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Presidential election won't change anything

Presidential election won't change anything

Local couple encourages organ donations in honor of son killed in automobile mishap

When John and Daria Miller's son, B.J., passed away Oct. 12, 2007, they made a decision to give the gift of life by donating his organs. Now, with the help of LifeCenter Northwest, the Millers will continue to help others by participating in a project to promote organ donation.

Thursday, February 28

Toppenish teen nabbed, arrested for Wednesday's shooting in Sunnyside

A 14-year-old boy was arrested yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) in connection with a shooting in the Parkland mobile home park, which happened earlier in the day.

On-line survey to help market Yakima Valley area to tourists

What do you consider to be the Yakima Valley's greatest strengths and weaknesses from the perspective of a visitor?

Sunnyside students preparing for Saturday's science fair

Students at Sunnyside High School, Harrison Middle School and Sierra Vista Middle School are gearing up for this coming weekend's science fair to be held at the Sunnyside High School library.

DEATH NOTICE

EDWARD ACOSTA

EDWARD ACOSTA

GHS Knowledge Bowl team competes at Regionals

SELAH - Grandview High School's Knowledge Bowl team, comprised of Sarah Mueggler, Jaselynn Reavis, Juan Rios III, Wesley Gamble, Jacob Marquez and led by Kelly Ledgerwood, traveled to Selah on Feb. 20 to participate in Regional competition.

Wednesday, February 27

Newhouse, Chandler unhappy that House-approved budget ignores revenue forecast

OLYMPIA - State Representatives Dan Newhouse and Bruce Chandler this past Tuesday said the House supplemental operating budget passed by the Democratic majority will spend too much and save too little for the future.

Mabton Council fields more financial requests

MABTON - Despite the fact that the 2008 budget has long since been adopted, Mabton City Council members continue to receive requests for money.

Sunnyside High athletic director details workings of new 3A/4A league

Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee will be moving up a classification next year from 3A to 4A due to enrollment numbers. The Kennewick high schools: Southridge, Kamiakin and Kennewick, will also move up to 4A due to a decision by the Kennewick School District.

FORUM

McCain ducks important issues

McCain ducks important issues

Water, sewer upgrades in Outlook won't come cheap

YAKIMA - How much are clean water and a good sewer system worth?

Cutting to the Core

Speed up, Sunnyside

Speed up, Sunnyside

Sunnyside woman shot while sleeping

Sunnyside police were called to the 100 block of Parkland Drive at about 9:15 a.m. today (Wednesday) for a report of gunshots.

Tuesday, February 26

Improvement in Mabton math scores coming at a slow pace

MABTON - Mabton principals Jay Tyus and Dawn Weddle last night explained recent testing data to the Mabton School Board.

City Council approves master plan study for development of Sunnyside's newest business park

What's the best way to divvy up 150 acres into manageable lots for business and industrial activity all the while making sure it's hooked up for utilities?

Monday, February 25

S'side Christian girls stumble down the stretch at State tourney

YAKIMA - Disappointment! That pretty much sums up, said Sunnyside Christian Coach Al Smeenk, the general feeling that swallowed up the Lady Knights at this year's 1B State girls basketball tournament.

Magical 'Seussical' entertains at SHS

"Oh, the things you can think if you're willing to try!"

OBITUARY

HORTENSIA TORRES GARZA

HORTENSIA TORRES GARZA

Knights repeat as 1B State champs

KnYAKIMA - The can-do cowboy, freshman Ryker Van Belle, hit the shot heard 'round the 1B world this past Saturday. The seldom-used underclassman hit the winning three-point bucket in overtime to give the Sunnyside Christian boys their second consecutive 1B State basketball title in a 38-37 finals victory over Tekoa-Oakesdale.

BIRTHS

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Hanford Reach to experience temporary fire restoration closures

Ongoing post-fire habitat restoration on the Hanford Reach National Monument will require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to temporarily close approximately 30,000 acres north of the Columbia River, starting Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Friday, February 22

Lady Knights one victory away from 1B State tourney title game

YAKIMA - Two down, one to go to reach the championship tilt of the 1B State girls basketball tournament!

OBITUARY

GONZALO ZAVALA

GONZALO ZAVALA

Lady 'Hounds lose at District

MOXEE - The Grandview High School girls basketball team played host East Valley close for three quarters last night, but it wasn't enough to overcome a rough first quarter in a 57-42 CWAC first-round District game.

WORDS FROM WASHINGTON

Putting national security first

Putting national security first

Farm accident claims life of Sunnyside man

Gabriel Farias Jr. of Sunnyside was killed yesterday in a farm-related accident at Esport Fischer Orchards, near Sunnyside.

Bluegrass band prepares to perform in Sunnyside

If you're looking for a knee-kicking, foot stomping good 'ole time, Sunnyside Friends of Bluegrass has something special in store for you. They are gearing up to present Oregon's Zach Driscoll and the Three-Quarter Time band at Bon Vino's Saturday, March 1, at 6 p.m.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Good parenting should triumph over bad language

Good parenting should triumph over bad language

Grandview citizens meet to discuss funding issues

GRANDVIEW - Increasing property and utility taxes, and raising vehicle license fees are all things several Grandview residents are in favor of to pay for city services for 2009 and 2010.

Fast start propels Knights into semis

YAKIMA - Using a vise-like defense, the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team punched its ticket into this afternoon's semifinals of the State 1B basketball tourney with a 43-25 win over Rosalia yesterday.

FORUM

Padelford's letter disturbing

Padelford's letter disturbing

Families on the grow...adoption appeals to more and more parents

adoption appeals to more and more parents

adoption appeals to more and more parents

Thursday, February 21

Elders spend time 'acting' like kids

Hillcrest Manor & Rehabilitation Center Director Mary Arthur notes one of the first things taken away from elders is the right to drive. These days the elders at Hillcrest Manor are rebelling and taking to the streets once again.

Lady Knights win State opener

YAKIMA - Coach Al Smeenk surely took a couple of double-takes in the opening half of yesterday's first round game at the class 1B State girls basketball tournament. Surely, he must have thought, these weren't the same Lady Knights who had won by an average margin of 36 points a game enroute to posting a 19-2 record.

D.C. trip learning experience for Sunnyside High School leadership students

Nine students from the leadership class at Sunnyside High School last week traveled to Washington D.C. for a national leadership conference.

Sunnyside Community Hospital receives commendations

Sunnyside Community Hospital is one of only three hospitals in Washington state that recently received two certificates of commendation recognizing its successful engagement in two-year national quality improvement programs to enhance patient safety.

Anaphylaxis bill receives House hearing

OLYMPIA - A bill that unanimously passed the Senate floor that would direct the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to create anaphylactic policy guidelines and how to deal with medical emergencies in public schools has made its way to the House of Representatives.

Knights advance to State quarters

YAKIMA - Valuing the basketball and connecting from the perimeter were Coach Dean Wagenaar's mantras when his Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team hit a rough patch earlier this season.

Lions' overtime win ends Sunnyside's season

KENNEWICK - It was only fitting that it took an overtime period to decide the outcome of last night's District tourney match-up between the Sunnyside Grizzlies and Kennewick Lions.

Wednesday, February 20

'F' as in Frank

Independence Day

Independence Day

Grandview Council in favor of bailing out ambulance service

GRANDVIEW - Determined to keep the same ambulance services currently offered to Grandview residents, the Grandview City Council agreed to pay $92,000 to Prosser Memorial Hospital at a study session held last night.

DEATH NOTICE

CHARLOTTE VANRYSWYK

CHARLOTTE VANRYSWYK

FORUM

Schools should teach, not baby sit

Schools should teach, not baby sit

Voters approve Lower Valley school levies

The Sunnyside and Mabton school districts received an overwhelming thumbs up from voters last night, approving maintenance and operation levies for both districts.

OBITUARY

ALLISON EDWARD BROWNING

ALLISON EDWARD BROWNING

Sunnyside police arrest carjacking suspects

Early Wednesday morning Sunnyside police officers were alerted to a carjacking that took place in Union Gap.

County not toying around with ban on novelty lighters

YAKIMA - A flashing lady bug, a micro-sized pool table, a miniature race car.

Ellensburg avenges earlier two losses to 'Hounds

GRANDVIEW - Twice this season the Grandview boys basketball team has beaten the Ellensburg Bulldogs, so it wasn't too far of a stretch to think last night's game would be any different.

Tuesday, February 19

Neighborhood Health Services adds dental clinic

Following a remodel late last year, Neighborhood Health Services in Sunnyside has expanded its services to include a dental clinic.

OBITUARY

;DONALD TAYON

;DONALD TAYON

Two individual championships power Grizzlies to seventh-place showing at State

TACOMA - The fourth time was the charm for Sunnyside High School senior Isaac Romero.

Perez, Meza trophy for Mabton at State

TACOMA - It wasn't a first place finish but third is nothing to sneeze at.

Gang bill adopted by lawmakers

OLYMPIA - After six months of meetings around the state with concerned citizens, juvenile intervention workers, prosecutors and law enforcement, Rep. Charles Ross saw the fruition of his work with House passage on a bipartisan bill to crack down on criminal street gangs and violence.

Guillen earns sixth place honors for 'Hounds at State

TACOMA - Grandview's only wrestler to travel to the 2A State tourney in Tacoma this past Friday and Saturday, Santos Guillen, brought home a sixth place medal.

BIRTHS

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Son follows father's footsteps

Russ Taylor has been a basketball referee for the last 22 years. He got involved in the 1970s when he was a high school basketball player at Sunnyside High School.

Lower Valley cities have until mid-March to make decision on ambulance service funding

Claiming they can no longer manage the expense of running the ambulance service, Prosser Memorial Hospital is asking local municipalities to decide whether or not they'll provide interim funding by March 15.

Monday, February 18

Pit bull mix attacks, kills five hogs at Sunnyside farm

Sunnyside's Paul and Anna Warmenhoven's five, 300-pound pigs were just a week away from slaughter when the unthinkable happened. An area rottweiler/pit bull mix got into the pig pen and attacked all five, leaving one dead and the other four seriously maimed.

Knights earn 10th straightState tourney berth

ZILLAH - The 1B Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team clinched its 10th consecutive trip to the State tourney with a 49-29 win over Klickitat this past Friday in the Greater Columbia 'B' League District championship game.

DEATH NOTICE

DONALD D. MILLER

DONALD D. MILLER

Mobile home sustains damage

GRANDVIEW - Approxi-mately $4,000 worth of damage to an exterior wall and sub-flooring occurred yesterday (Sunday) when a fire ignited at a mobile home on Pleasant Avenue in Grandview.

Mabton girls eliminated from State tourney quest

MATTAWA - The weary but battle-tested Mabton Lady Vikings didn't go down without a fight last Saturday afternoon.

Lady Grizzlies end season at 1-19

Going into last Friday's game with second place West Valley, the Sunnyside girls basketball team still had a chance to make it to Districts.

OBITUARY

LAURA MILDRED KAUER

LAURA MILDRED KAUER

Grizzlies qualify for postseason

A win last Friday night against league leading West Valley coupled with a Hanford loss would have sent Sunnyside to the District tournament this week.

Friday, February 15

Sunnyside High School to feature 'Seussical'

You don't have to be the cat in a hat or regularly dine on green eggs and ham to feast on Sunnyside High School's upcoming musical production Seussical, which features popular Dr. Seuss characters from his treasured children's books.

Bagpipe torch passed on to Sunnyside teen

If you live on the hill in Sunnyside and hear the sweet sound of bagpipes wafting through the air, it's probably not someone's TV set playing the movie Braveheart too loudly. More than likely it's just 16-year-old Jarrett Rice conducting his daily practice lessons.

GUEST EDITORIAL

When Uncle Sam plays cupid

When Uncle Sam plays cupid

Sunnyside Rotarians kept abreast of ER expansion

An increase in the number of patients Sunnyside Community Hospital sees on a daily basis was just one of several reasons the hospital's emergency room department was expanded, Elizabeth Bonham told the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club members earlier this week.

Smokers call it quits

A Mabton man won $500 for his efforts to quit smoking in a contest sponsored by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Radio KDNA and the American Lung Association.

Greyhounds stop losing streak with win over Wildcats

GRANDVIEW - After losing two straight games the Grandview boys basketball team stopped its skid with a 62-44 thumping over the visiting Toppenish Wildcats on Thursday night.

Gross Point Blank

Children with allergies should be safe in our schools

Children with allergies should be safe in our schools

Outstanding high school seniors honored

Area high school students were recently recognized as Outstanding High School Seniors by the Narcissa Whitman chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Thursday, February 14

Lady Pirates drop District tourney opener

GOLDENDALE - The Lady Pirates fell 55-36 to Trout Lake/Glenwood in last night's first round of District competition.

Knights advance to District title game

GOLDENDALE - In by far its biggest rout of the season, the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team romped past Yakama Tribal 94-26 in the first round of Greater Columbia 'B' League District tourney play.

Lady Knights one win away from advancing to 1B State tourney

GOLDENDALE - Runners-up at last year's 1B State girls basketball tournament, the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights are one victory away from a return trip to the Yakima SunDome.

OBITUARY

JEROME MICHAEL BENDER

JEROME MICHAEL BENDER

Forty SHS students earn perfect grades

If first semester grades are an accurate indication, Sunnyside High School students have few worries when it comes to passing the state-mandated WASL exam.

Snokist closes fresh fruit division

Snokist Growers President Jim Davis isn't sure how long his company has had plants in Grandview.

Senate unanimously passes bill requested by Sunnyside councilwoman

OLYMPIA - A bill sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside), aimed at protecting children from deadly allergic reactions, passed the Senate yesterday by a vote of 48 to 0, with one member excused.

DEATH NOTICE

LEATRICE ANN SANTEE

LEATRICE ANN SANTEE

Wednesday, February 13

WORDS FROM WASHINGTON

Bipartisan plan will be a short-term boost to nation's economy

Bipartisan plan will be a short-term boost to nation's economy

DEATH NOTICE

LARRY L. DAVIS

LARRY L. DAVIS

OBITUARY

DEB RENE MCDONALD

DEB RENE MCDONALD

Cutting to the Core

The terrible twos, so it begins...

The terrible twos, so it begins...

Basketball season comes to an end for Bickleton Pirates

TOPPENISH - The Bickleton boys basketball season has come to an end following a 51-46 loss to Yakama Tribal.

Lady Pirates slay Eagles, 52-41

TOPPENISH - Bickleton traveled to Toppenish last night and faced Yakama Tribal in an inspirational game.

Mabton City Council at loggerheads on monthly pay hike for Mayor Herrera

MABTON - A request from Mabton's interim city clerk to up the mayor's pay for extra work sorting out the city's financial records prompted a heated discussion at a regularly scheduled city council meeting last night (Tuesday).

GUEST EDITORIAL

Stimulus package really just a smokescreen

Stimulus package really just a smokescreen

FORUM

Disabled not being accommodated

Disabled not being accommodated

Third time not the charm for Mabton

WHITE SWAN - The Mabton High School boys basketball team couldn't make it three in a row over White Swan, as the Vikings lost 65-44 last night to the Cougars in the first round of District tourney play.

Tuesday, February 12

RDO employee wins coveted company award

Will RDO Equipment Parts Specialist Mike Boob don a sombrero come spring time? He just might, as he's won a coveted company prize: an all expenses paid cruise on the Caribbean Sea, which will include a stop in Cozumel, Mexico.

Loss to Trout Lake forces Pirates into must-win game tonight

BICKLETON - It may very well be that inclement weather, 10 school cancellation days and lack of access to the gym cost the Bickleton Pirates boys basketball team in its game against Trout Lake/Glenwood last night. The visitors prevailed, 51-30.

Sunnyside's South First Street expansion a go

With a slight change in plans, the city of Sunnyside is ready to move forward on its long-awaited South First Street expansion.

Del's to open Sunnyside store this Friday

The new Del's Feed & Farm Supply store in Sunnyside will open for business on Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 a.m., according to Assistant Store Manager Steven Voth.

Trout Lake defeats Lady Pirates, 50-42

BICKLETON - Last night Trout Lake/Glenwood traveled to Bickleton for the second of two games postponed earlier in the season.

City Council mulls rental housing ordinance

Education, not legislation, was the response last night by a room full of landlords and real estate agents when the Sunnyside City Council considered a possible rental housing ordinance.

Sunnyside to re-do Padelford annexation hearing

The city of Sunnyside is calling for a do-over of the Padelford Annexation hearing held Jan. 25.

Monday, February 11

Vikings advance four to State

ZILLAH - As Mabton's Eli Perez was signing his score card after securing a championship at this past Saturday's 1A Regional wrestling tournament, a towel tapper asked him if he even broke a sweat in his latest match. Perez just smiled.

Lainey Rodriguez top SHS talent show performer

Sunnyside High School freshman Lainey Rodriguez didn't expect to win the ninth annual Sunnyside High School Hospice Benefit Talent Show held this past Friday at Sunnyside High School.

OBITUARY

JANE ELEANOR MALMGREN

JANE ELEANOR MALMGREN

Mabton boys punch ticket to District tourney

BENTON CITY - When one door closes another opens.

Mabton girls survive loser-out games

Not to be denied, the Mabton High School girls basketball team won a pair of do-or-die games this past weekend to advance to the South/Central Athletic Conference District Tournament.

Pacific Power files for rate increase

Pacific Power last week filed a general rate request with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission to recover the rising costs of serving customers, including increased power costs and costs associated with investing in new resources.

Friday, February 8

GUEST EDITORIAL

Brace yourselves

Brace yourselves

GUEST COLUMN

The pain of losing only makes the next win better

The pain of losing only makes the next win better

BRIEFS

Soup, pie luncheons begin Feb. 13

Soup, pie luncheons begin Feb. 13

Vikes lose a heartbreaker

MABTON - A foul with less than a second left proved to be the undoing for the Mabton High School boys basketball team in a 42-41 loss last night.

Mabton High girls forced into tiebreaker tilt tonight

MABTON - A three-point loss to Goldendale last night in the final league game of the season leaves the Mabton High School girls basketball team tied with White Swan for the fifth and final berth into the District playoffs.

ACROSS OUR STATE

Digging into the history of DuPont

Digging into the history of DuPont

Black Rock advocates receive largest donation ever

YAKIMA - Several Washington Realtor associations showed their support for the Black Rock Reservoir project yesterday by coming together and donating a large sum of money to the Yakima Basin Storage Alliance.

Thursday, February 7

Sierra Vista classes aced by 20 students

A total of 20 students at Sunnyside's Sierra Vista Middle School earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the second quarter of the 2007-08 academic year.

BIRTHS

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Students have fun during morning enrichment program

Chief Kamiakin Elementary School students have a unique opportunity in the "CK Morning Club," an extra 40 minutes added into the day just for fun.

Anaphylaxis bill on its way to ways and means committee

OLYMPIA - Sunnyside's Theresa Hancock trekked to Olympia yesterday to make her case for an anaphylaxis bill that would impact school districts across the state.

OBITUARY

JOHN WALTER WILLIAMSON

JOHN WALTER WILLIAMSON

1B District tourney starts Wednesday at Goldendale gym

GOLDENDALE - The Sunnyside Christian High School boys and girls basketball teams will open 1B District tourney play next Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Goldendale High School.

Wednesday, February 6

Venue selected for awards banquet

Planning has kicked into high gear for the annual Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce banquet and auction, slated to take place this year on Saturday, March 15, at 5 p.m.

GUEST EDITORIAL

American workers face bleak future

American workers face bleak future

Ample irrigation supply predicted for local farmers

With plenty of snow in the mountains this year the 2008 outlook for the Yakima Valley's water supply is looking good, according to Don Schramm, auditing officer for the Sunnyside Division Board of Control for the Yakima Irrigation Project.

FORUM

Laws apply to all

Laws apply to all

Pediatrician relocating to Sunnyside

Dr. Mario Tobia has been recruited to the Lower Valley to join Sunnyside Pediatrics, a medical clinic owned and operated by Sunnyside Community Hospital.

OBITUARY

VICENTE MORALES SORIA

VICENTE MORALES SORIA

"F" as in Frank

Goodbye, hello dog

Goodbye, hello dog

Tuesday, February 5

Everyone is unique...guest artist shares with SHS students

"Where you start is not as important as where you end," Simon Silva, renowned artist, told Sunnyside High School students in Sal Martinez's art classroom yesterday.

Four earn 4.0 GPA's at Bickleton jr./sr. high

BICKLETON - Four students at Bicketon's junior and senior high school tallied perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the first semester of the 2007-08 academic year.

Sunnyside lays groundwork for city manager hiring process

Humility and people skills are just some of the traits the Sunnyside City Council is seeking when it goes about searching for a new city manager.

City of Grandview reaching out to residents for help in budget planning

GRANDVIEW - Whether to raise taxes to increase revenues or cut city services is the question on each Grandview City Council member's mind, and they are seeking help from the public for answers.

DEATH NOTICE

PATTY E. MEYER

PATTY E. MEYER

Monday, February 4

Grizzlies second at Subregionals

KENNEWICK - The Sunnyside High School wrestling team grabbed second-place honors this past weekend at Subregionals and qualified eight wrestlers for the Regional tourney this coming weekend at Eastmont.

Black Rock study flawed, say supporters

The numbers don't add up, says former Congressman Sid Morrison, a supporter of the Black Rock Reservoir proposed for construction near Sunnyside.

PAID OBITUARY

JESUS VALENCIA PULIDO

JESUS VALENCIA PULIDO

DEATH NOTICE

EMORY S. LATHROP

EMORY S. LATHROP

Friday, February 1

Longevity characteristic of Patina family

Sunnyside's Patina family had a special photo opportunity recently in capturing five generations on film.

Death Notice

DONALD H. HOLKE

DONALD H. HOLKE

New Sun Valley school may house only pre-schoolers and kindergarteners

The possibility exists that Sun Valley Elementary School, currently under construction, will house only pre-school and kindergarten school students at the outset.

'Gang' funding sought by school district

Sunnyside School District Superintendent Rick Cole last night informed school board directors that he was among a group that traveled to Olympia earlier this month to lobby for support and funding regarding the district and the city's plan to tackle the gang issue.

Guest Column

Bad manners maketh the SPAM

Bad manners maketh the SPAM

Deputies find haul of stolen vehicles on Sheller Road

Yesterday, Thursday, a total of five stolen vehicles were recovered near Sunnyside in the 6000 block of Sheller Road.

Obituary

LAWRENCE "SPOT" G VALANDRY

LAWRENCE "SPOT" G VALANDRY

Guest Editorial

Bring back 'Leave it to Beaver'

Bring back 'Leave it to Beaver'

Letters To The Editor

'Yes' vote gives youths best

Gross Point Blank

You can't make this stuff up

You can't make this stuff up