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Edward Lee Henkle


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Warm donation welcomed

Thanks to a generous donation by Sports Monkey, an Ephrata sporting goods vendor, young Angel Mendoza-Ochoa (C) of Sunnyside won’t get so cold while moving between classrooms at Sunnyside’s Chief Kamiakin Elementary School.

Grizzlies push past West Valley Rams

For all of two matches West Valley was in contention Thursday night before the Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team rolled up its sleeves and dispatched the host Rams 60-15.

Sunnyside girls lose to Warden and Othello

Shorthanded due to injury and illness, the Lady Grizzly wrestling team battled before losing a pair of double-dual matches Thursday night.

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Greyhounds victorious in battle of winless clubs

The Grandview boys wrestling team got off the snide last night, and out of the CWAC cellar, by toppling the visiting East Valley Red Devils, 63-12.

Dream big

“I have a dream.”


Week of January 26 - January 30

Honoring Dan Evans

The Senate last week honored Dan Evans on the 50th anniversary of his swearing-in as governor of the state of Washington. He attended and spoke, a very spry 89-year-old.

The state of the bubble address

I didn’t watch the State of the Union Address Tuesday night.

New head tennis coach looks to bolster the ranks

With spring sports starting on March 1, Mike Thorpe is hoping to reach out and get more students interested in playing tennis at Sunnyside High School.

SHS swimmers wrap up league schedule

YAKIMA – Just three swimmers strong, the Sunnyside Grizzlies wrapped up Columbia Basin Big Nine League action this past Tuesday in Yakima.

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From the gridiron to the golf greens

New SHS coach eager to build links program

Amongst the pastels and paints in SHS art teacher Saul Martinez’s classroom there is a reminder of his plans for this spring.

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United States Postal Service hits hard times

After 200 years of daily deliveries, the United States Postal Service has fallen on tough times.

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Moving tribute

Fellow firefighters, as well as family and friends of former Sunnyside Fire Chief Don Smith at his funeral yesterday are treated to a rendition of “Amazing Grace” on the bag pipes played by Walla Walla Firefighter Bryan McIntire.

Sunnyside league bowling report


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Wood stove pipe cause of house fire

An improperly installed wood stove pipe is thought to be the culprit for a blaze that severely damaged a home in Mabton late last night.

In-person help available for health care enrollment

With the Feb. 15 deadline for enrolling in a qualified health plan quickly approaching, Washington Healthplanfinder is launching a statewide enrollment drive to help connect Washington residents with free, in-person assistance, including help in the Yakima area.

No quorum, no parks meeting

Due to a lack of a quorum at last night’s Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Board meeting, Chairman Robert Van Horn canceled it at approximately 4:45 p.m.

Christian women’s club meeting Feb. 10

The theme for the Tuesday, Feb. 10, Christian Women’s Connection meeting at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser will be “A New Day,” and will feature guest speaker Judy Hoff.

Cheer clinic planned for Jan. 30

The Sunnyside High School cheerleaders will be hosting a cheerleading camp for youngsters in grades K-5 on Friday, Jan. 30.