It’s not easy to graduate from high school... and starting in 2019, students will have to complete more credits to earn their diplomas.
Despite a life-changing realization that helped her deal with her husband’s death, Tanja Gorham said she still has times when she forgets to place her trust in God.
UNION GAP – The Yakima County Planning Commission is looking to the future. A full 26 years into the future, to be exact.
Egbert Terry is not the kind of guy who likes to stay still.
It’s once again report card season for school districts in Washington state.
A project to install a cul de sac in Grandview’s Wallace Way Business Park is moving forward, with the contract for the work going to Culbert Construction of Pasco.
School started last week with hardly a ripple in Sunnyside, except for the traffic.
After working an entire year without a signed agreement, the teachers in the Sunnyside Education Association now have a new contract in place.
The Sunnyside School Board reviewed the 2014-15 budget one final time during a special meeting last night before unanimously approving it.
The first day of school in Sunnyside was one of the smoothest the principals of the district’s schools have ever experienced.
Miss Sunnyside candidate Itzel Justo-Garcia loves the warm feeling she gets from helping people out and being involved in her community, and that has led her to seek the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside crown.
Mabton has been having “doggie round-ups,” collecting dogs running loose on the streets, on week nights and weekends.
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of covering many of the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee meetings this past year.
An email reportedly sent by Councilman Jason Raines resulted in a citizen complaint from David Rand at last night’s Sunnyside council meeting.
Learning Land Express daycare and pre-school in Sunnyside is changing hands, but the business is staying in the family.
Sunnyside’s Paleteria La Norteña celebrated 25 years in business this past Saturday in a big way, with crowds of people visiting to get ice cream bars at 1989 prices and to see Spider-Man, Dora the Explorer and Elmo.
Helen Reddout and her organization, CARE (Community Association for Restoration of the Environment), resigned from the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee Thursday night via a statement read by Jean Mendoza of the Friends of Toppenish Creek.
Filling Phil Schenck’s shoes won’t be a quick or simple process for the Sunnyside Police Department.
Sunnyside has received some international attention.
The Sunnyside Municipal Airport Advisory Board continued to review a draft proposal for a new city code addressing airport operations at its meeting Tuesday night.
Although the city of Sunnyside’s 2015 budget will be a major consideration in the near future, yesterday’s subcommittee meeting on finance and administration also focused on the day-to-day operations of the city.
When Louanne is transported to the Unreal World, her main goal is to return home.
As the assistant coach of the Sunnyside Christian High School baseball team this past spring, Jaime Sarmiento helped the Knights earn a berth into the class 1B state tourney.
Although he was born in Seattle and grew up in Des Moines and SeaTac, new Sunnyside Public Works Superintendent John Millan says he can’t imagine going back to live on the west side of the mountains.
A proposal to build a $6.9 million Sunnyside High School sports complex will go before voters this November.
Local community rallies to help orphans around the world
When Dr. Ruth Wise planned a visit to her home country of Bolivia, she expressed a desire to help children in La Paz – to Dr. Gregory Norell, the dentist who hired her when she moved to Sunnyside more than a decade ago.
“It’s good news,” said Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley Director Roberto Matus of a pilot program between his organization and the Sunnyside School District.
Rezone proposal for eight-home housing development doesn’t get thumbs up from Sunnyside City Councilmen
A public hearing on the potential rezone of a property on South Street just north of the Aho housing development did not result in a definitive decision from Sunnyside’s city council.
I’ve seen some amazingly stupid driving the past few weeks.
The Sunnyside City Council is likely to delay for another six months its decision on whether or not to allow a retail recreational marijuana business in town. A public hearing on Monday, Aug. 11, will precede the council’s decision to renew the existing moratorium on allowing such business ventures.
Sunnyside Police Commander Phil Schenck will be leaving the city to take a position as the police chief of Othello.
MABTON – Mayor Mario Martinez’s bid for a substantial raise in pay has a city resident concerned it might be a power grab.
A taco feed fundraiser for Logan Bodrero, who spent most of his fifth-grade year fighting for his life against cancer, will be held this Friday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church gymnasium in Sunnyside.
Former city of Sunnyside prosecuting attorney charged with violating state’s code of judicial conduct
The Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced last Friday that former Sunnyside prosecutor and Granger Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Hitchcock has been charged with violating the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct.
Before the heat of the day has reached the gardens near Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church, a group of young people are out quietly picking the strawberries that are practically bursting from the rows of plants.
Seeking to change the way voters look at Central Washington politics are four candidates as vastly different as their ages.
My niece got married last Friday.
A public hearing on Sunnyside’s six-year transportation improvement program yielded no comments from the public and very little discussion at last night’s city council meeting.
The Sunnyside City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Don Day to reduce rates at the Sunnyside jail from the current rate of about $54 a day per prisoner to a minimum of $40 a day in order to fill empty cells.
Four candidates for public office were present at this morning’s Sunnyside Republican Club meeting, along with the wife of another candidate who could not make the meeting due to obligations in his current position.
Two-time Grammy Award winner and Sunnyside High School alumnus Joel Guzman will be performing in Sunnyside on Saturday, July 19, at the Sunnyside Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge.
Although both parties in Congress have declared immigration reform a dead issue this year, a large group of pro-business organizations called for a national day of action yesterday (Wednesday) and declared the immigration crisis to be something that Congress needs to deal with immediately.
The Sunnyside Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, to discuss an ordinance change that would allow people to raise chickens within city limits.
A proposal to change city zoning on a lot on South Street to allow a private road and eight new houses met with general approval from the Sunnyside Planning Commission Tuesday night.
The city of Sunnyside stands to lose approximately $120,000 in jail revenues if it cannot fill the empty beds in the facility, according to Police Commander Phil Schenck.
Sunnyside’s crime free rental housing program is working, according to police officials who presented an overview and update on the program to the city’s subcommittee on public safety yesterday afternoon.
Campers at the 21st Century summer camp, held at Sunnyside’s Sierra Vista Middle School this year, are learning a little bit of everything.
At Balgonie Castle in Scotland this past month, Granger native Marco Palmer was on the set of “The Fairy Flag,” filming a cameo in the movie he co-wrote.
GRANDVIEW – Amanda McLean’s mother no longer lives in Grandview, where McLean grew up, but she still returns to the area every summer to work at the Grandview pool.