1935: Furukawa presented Eagle Scout badge

A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun

Work party turnout great


Booker T. Washington was once quoted as saying “…those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others.”

Show & Shine record breaking


When it’s a sunny day in SUNNYside, you know it’s going to be a GREAT day! That’s how our 11th annual “Show & Shine” car show fundraiser turned out last Saturday.

State Archives a wonderful resource

On the next rainy afternoon (hopefully we have one!), go to your computer and type in www.digitalarchives.wa.gov. You will be entertained and educated for many hours.

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‘Come clean, or quit!’

“Integrity. Respect. Independence.” Those three words scream out at the top of audit reports issued by Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley.

Take this week to make memories

Reading the posts on my Facebook each morning isn’t easy when Buddy wants to be first in line for a good morning belly rub.

We owe our military veterans debt of gratitude, quality care

As I begin my service in our nation’s capital, I have been impressed by the many monuments, memorials and statues that recall the great conflicts that have defined our history, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War and those of the 20th Century.

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Keeping up with technology

A recent computer purchase has me both perplexed and happy with the changes in technology.

Let’s ditch the traffic lights

I really like the downtown improvements...maybe it’s time to spread some of it a little further?

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2005: Mount St. Helens dusts Yakima County

A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun

Louie family appreciative


A heartfelt thanks to the entire Sunnyside community for its support through this difficult time with the recent loss of our father, Sing Wang Louie.

Spring breezes...and big bags of wind

“Whenever we get tired of breathing the same air,” Doc exclaimed to all of us sitting at the Mule Barn Truck Stop coffee counter, “along comes spring.”

Sunnyside’s humble but impressive beginnings

As I have written about the people in Sunnyside who lived here more than 100 years ago using information from a 1904 history book, I have continually checked Roscoe Sheller’s book, “Courage and Water,” to make sure the stories are the same as the ones I looked at. I have wondered if Sheller used this same history book!

Governing by crisis

After Congress came within a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people.

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Spring potpourri

So much to get to this first day of spring…