News for Friday, October 31, 2014



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Open house set for Nov. 8

On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Granger Historical Society will hold its annual open house from 1 to 4 p.m.

Country Fair Bazaar Nov. 1

The Prosser United Methodist Women’s Country Fair Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Prosser United Methodist Church.

Rodeo action in Yakima next weekend

The top rodeo in the Northwest, the Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, is set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8, with three big performances at the SunDome in Yakima.

‘The Wind in the Willows’ opening Nov. 6

“The Wind in the Willows” will be staged at Zillah High School’s performing arts center two weekends in November.

G’view holiday bazaar scheduled for tomorrow

The annual holiday bazaar hosted by the Grandview senior citizen group is planned to take place at the Grandview Community Center (812 Wallace Way) on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Harvest dance for senior citizens on tap

A free harvest dance for senior citizens will take place at the Sunnyside High School commons on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Annual wine, brew festival on tap Nov. 15

The Mount Rainier Visitors Association is hosting the fifth annual Fall Road to Paradise Wine and Brew Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Lion’s Grand Tasting Room in Ashford, located at the base of Mt. Rainier.

Kamiakin High play opens on Friday, Nov. 14

Kamiakin High School’s BraveStage Production Company will present “The Witch of Blackbird Pond,” by Y. York and adapted from the novel by Elizabeth George Speare.

Final free day of the year will be Nov. 11

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces the final day to use state parks free of charge in 2014 is Tuesday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

Thanksgiving centerpiece class Saturday, Nov. 22

The Yakima Area Arboretum’s annual Thanksgiving centerpiece class is a fall favorite and fills quickly.

Arboretum’s luminaria event set Dec. 12-13

A luminaria event at the Yakima Area Arboretum is being planned for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13.

Globetrotters to perform at SunDome in mid-February

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to the Yakima Valley SunDome in Yakima on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

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Local group presented two awards in Vegas

Earlier this month organizers of the NW Nitro Nationals Hill Climb event, hosted each year north of Sunnyside, traveled to Las Vegas for the annual North American Hillclimbers Association awards banquet.

4-H awards presented

The Lower Naches Grange recently hosted the 68th annual 4-H Achievement Day and Celebration event recognizing 4-H leaders, members, volunteers and sponsors.

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Spooky fun at science camp

Heidi Lancaster, Jasmine Vasquez and Mariana Alaniz hold up their dry ice ghosts created during Halloween Science Camp held last Saturday at Sunnyside High School.

Newhouse is not a liar

I went to a Clint Didier rally early this month, covering the event as a reporter.

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Take the time to look at the 2015 city budget

The Sunnyside City Council to its credit is seeking your input on the budget it is drawing up for 2015.

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Halloween gauntlet for the bravest of the brave

To look at Herb Collins, you wouldn’t think he was like that. A nicer, kinder guy you never met. But for one evening each year … one little slice of time … he’s downright diabolical.

Reporting inaccurate


In last Monday’s edition of the Daily Sun News, there was an article about a person being arrested and a rifle being found in his possession.

Sunnyside town hall support lauded


As coordinator of Sunnyside United-Unidos, I would like to thank residents and businesses of Sunnyside for their generosity and support at our town hall event on Sept. 30.

Support school athletics levy


I am asking our community to join me in voting yes for Proposition 1 to fund improved sports facilities for Sunnyside students.

The evil IRS must be abolished

For some time now we’ve lived with the scourge of civil asset forfeiture, under which the police can seize a person’s property on the mere suspicion it was used in a crime and without having to charge the owner with an offense.

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Lady Grizzlies absorb 1-0 defeat

SHS faces loser-out road match tomorrow

For more than an hour the Sunnyside Lady Grizzly soccer team fought to a scoreless standstill with host Eastmont before the Wildcats finally broke through for a goal and a 1-0 victory Thursday night.

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Grandview squeezes into District

The Lady Greyhound volleyball team saw its four-match winning streak snapped Thursday night with a 3-1 loss to Othello.

Sunnyside’s 1-11 conference record good enough to get Grizz a playoff match

The Sunnyside volleyball team lost 3-0 to visiting Eastmont last night, but not without a fight.

Fall season ends for Sunnyside harriers

Sunnyside High School harriers finished out the season at the District meet yesterday (Thursday) on a wet day.

Skill center design honored

The Sunnyside School District has been honored by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the design of the Yakima Valley Technical Skill Center.

Chambers asks public to vote

Interim Sunnyside Schools Superintendent Mac Chambers took a moment at Thursday night’s school board meeting to remind the public of the election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Modernization clock ticking

The Sunnyside School Board approved two resolutions at its Thursday night meeting to finish out paperwork required by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Personnel changes OK’d

Thursday night, the Sunnyside School Board approved a number of personnel changes in the district.

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Jose Luis Ramirez-Soto