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Friday, April 28

S'side boys sweep Grandview

In non-league tennis play Thursday, the Sunnyside boys swept their rivals from Grandview, 5-0.

Sunnyside soccer gets back on track

YAKIMA - After suffering a loss to Hanford earlier this week, the Sunnyside High School soccer team got back on track, beating East Valley 3-2 in a non-league match.

Editorial

A lot of bang for your buck

A lot of bang for your buck

Sunnyside School District to start pre-school program

Beginning with the 2006-07 school year, the Sunnyside School District will offer a limited pre-school program.

Guest Editorial

Big vote for small business facing U.S. Senate

Big vote for small business facing U.S. Senate

East Valley school director announces bid for county seat held by Jesse Palacios

Moxee resident Rand Elliott announced his intention in Sunnyside this morning to run for the #3 District seat for the Yakima County Commission.

Michels one shot back of medalist

YAKIMA - Grandview High School senior Andrew Michels is honing his game at the right time.

Nozaka top golfer at Senior Tour event

PASCO - Akira Nozaka led the 32-man contingent from Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course at a Senior Tour event staged at Pasco's Sun Willows Golf Course.

Home Country

BY SLIM RANDLES

Rotary clubs sending bicycles to Africa

The Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary, Noon Rotary and the Grandview Rotary Clubs came together and with a little help from Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell and Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder, were able to collect close to 150 bicycles and several boxes of bicycle parts to donate to African countries.

The Newcomer

The burr under my saddle

The burr under my saddle

Ellensburg embarrasses Lady Hounds 21-0

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview fastpitch team hosted Ellensburg Thursday afternoon and got a lesson inwhat fastpitch is all about.

Forum

1-Column

Lady Vikings win second place team trophy at Mabton meet

MABTON - Mabton's Invitational track and field meet yesterday was played out under sunny skies with the Lady Vikings winning a second place team trophy with 112 points.

Cars to caravan to peaceful rally next Monday to support nationwide immigration reform

Lower Valley supporters of immigration reform are being asked to join a car caravan Monday, May 1, that will begin at Grandview and end at Miller Park in Yakima, where a peaceful march and rally will take place at 4 p.m.

USDA presents $500,000-plus in federal grants to local farmers

It may not be water into wine, but turning canola seed into fuel, and cattle waste into electricity are modern miracles that brought a federal official to two Lower Valley farms yesterday.

'Keep it flying' tour coming to Yakima

YAKIMA - Aluminum Overcast, the Experimental Aircraft Association's restored B-17 bomber, will be making its 2006 "Keep It Flying" national tour stop in Yakima May 30-31.

What's Happening

1-Column

Grandview man stabbed to death, suspect arrested

A Grandview man was stabbed to death last night (Thursday) and his girlfriend was admitted to Sunnyside Community Hospital with numerous stab wounds.

Thursday, April 27

Lady Grizzlies fall hard to Selah

The Sunnyside High School fastpitch team played a doubleheader with Selah yesterday, making up two games that were canceled from April 1.

Fruits of garden club's effort on sale this weekend

An annual plant sale that could not only fill your garden but also just might entice one to join the Sunnyside Garden Club will be held this weekend.

Students learning to call the game

Rudy Ramos has been a baseball umpire for 26 years so it's only fitting he would be mentoring young minds to continue on with the tradition.

Former Seahawk kicker visits S'side first graders

It was Seahawk pandemonium in Bambi Van Gaver's Washington Elementary School first grade classroom Wednesday, as former Seattle kicker Efren Herrera visited the Sunnyside youngsters.

SHS boys tennis teams ups league record to 8-1

It was close, but not close enough for Sunnyside's tennis program, which just missed a sweep at home yesterday over MVL foe Wapato.

School bond ballots hit mailboxes today

Sunnyside School District patrons can expect to find a ballot in their mailboxes today, at the latest this Friday.

Building club learning to help and have fun

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Middle School Builder's Club is in its second year of existence.

Diener, Goins second place finishers at pro-am

WALLA WALLA - Both, Robbie Goins and Tom Diener earned second place finishes at this past Monday's pro-am tournament sponsored by the Central Washington chapter of the PGA.

Death Notices

RACHEL THOMAS GREENHALGH

Do-or-die time for S'side Grizzlies

ELLENSBURG - Yesterday's 11-6 loss to Ellensburg makes this coming Saturday's doubleheader against visiting Prosser a pair of must-win games for the Sunnyside High School baseball team.

Wednesday, April 26

S'side netters split at Selah

SELAH - The Sunnyside tennis teams came up with a split in Mid-Valley League action yesterday at Selah.

Grandview's new Junior Miss an advocate of 'Be Your Best Self'

GRANDVIEW - Allison Grow has been around the Junior Miss program in Grandview for most of her life and had an older sibling that held the title, so it's only fitting the 17-year-old junior at Grandview High School now holds the title of Grandview's Junior Miss.

G'view netters sweep Ki-Be

BENTON CITY - It was a clean sweep for the Grandview tennis teams yesterday in CWAC South action at Kiona-Benton.

Five Bickleton Pirates finish in top three places at East Valley meet

WEST VALLEY - A warm sunny day at the West Valley track and field meet yesterday (Tuesday) was great for Bickleton's jumpers and throwers, but harder on distance runners.

Cutting to the Core

A bad hair day away from a nervous breakdown

A bad hair day away from a nervous breakdown

Lady Vikes pounce on Lyle

Mendoza twirls a no-hitter

Mendoza twirls a no-hitter

Grizzlies sixth at seven-team POD competition

The good news is that Sunnyside finally fielded a full team in a Mid-Valley League POD competition yesterday. The bad news-the Grizzly golfers settled for a sixth place finish from the seven-school field.

Mabton Vikings sail to victories in Cle Elum

CLE ELUM - The Mabton Vikings sailed west to Cle Elum yesterday to score well in the SCAC meet against A League track and field teams from Goldendale, Royal and Cle Elum.

Vikings up league mark to 3-5 with twin bill sweep

MABTON - An explosion at the plate, as well as a couple of nifty pitching performances by Zach Peralez and Tommy Bonewell, led to the Mabton High School baseball team claiming a pair of 8-3 and 16-6 victories over the visiting Klickitat Vandals yesterday afternoon.

Mabton City Council approves street rating plan

MABTON - The Mabton City Council approved a resolution authorizing Spink Engineering to update Mabton's StreetWise Program and provide a map of street improvements.

Sunnyside taken to task on 2004 audit numbers

$4 million water bill, two sets of books uncovered

$4 million water bill, two sets of books uncovered

Granger woman spots cougar near Outlook

OUTLOOK - On her way to work at the Sunnyside School District, Margaret Lopez of Granger spotted a large cougar Tuesday morning.

Guest Editorial

Home Country

Home Country

Lady Knights improve to 8-0 in 'B' league play

UNION GAP - Jacqui Roberts turned in a pair of 2-for-4 performances yesterday, helping the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team sweep a 'B' league doubleheader from the LaSalle Lightning.

Tuesday, April 25

Jack-of-all-trades opens Cornucopia fruit stand in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - John Hammers has tackled so many jobs in his 62 years he says he doesn't expect anyone to believe him.

Lower Valley skills center one step closer to reality

That was a smile a mile wide that Dr. Rick Cole was wearing yesterday.

S'side to revisit yard sale sign restrictions

"Do you know where 314 Peach Avenue is?" Lorenzo Garza asked the Sunnyside City Council last night.

S'side toughens stance on late water payments

With the number of monthly water shut-offs doubling, the Sunnyside City Council agreed to toughen penalties on late water payments.

Upset parents told to go through proper channels

MABTON - A group of angry parents interrupted the school board meeting in Mabton Monday night, demanding the board hear their complaints.

Vigil retires after 31-year career

Maria Vigil, community service officer administrator with the Employment Security Department in Sunnyside, is retiring after 31 years with the State of Washington.

Grandview linksters move into No. 2 spot in league standings

OTHELLO - A second place finish at yesterday's CWAC South golf match at Othello propelled the Grandview Greyhounds to the No. 2 spot in the league standings.

Crack down!

Liquor enforcement officers arrest four in Friday test run

Liquor enforcement officers arrest four in Friday test run

Grandview Middle School teacher retiring after 29 years

GRANDVIEW - After spending 26 of her 29 years as an educator in the Grandview School District, Sue Johnson will retire at the end of this school year.

Monday, April 24

Grizzlies notch first league win

Sunnyside splits twin bill with Wapato Wolfpack

Sunnyside splits twin bill with Wapato Wolfpack

Obituaries

BERNICE F

Grizzly track teams compete at Prosser Invite

PROSSER - Sunnyside track and field athletes earned first place honors in four events during competition this past Saturday at the Prosser Rotary Invite.

Rattlesnake Hills Tourist Trail sign unveiled in Granger

GRANGER - Mayor David Leach of Granger unveiled the first Rattlesnake Hills Tourist Trail information sign in Granger last Friday morning. On site to help him was Mayor Bill Rogers of Toppenish, Mayor Jesse Farias of Wapato and Mayor Gary Clark of Zillah. Shirley Puryear, chairperson of Rattlesnake Hills Tourist Trail, was also on hand.

Apex uncorks Sunnyside Chamber after hours social

The effort to renew the "after hours" get togethers for members of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce was uncorked this past Friday at Apex Wine Cellars, 111 E. Lincoln Avenue in Sunnyside.

Friday, April 21

Mabton High graduate plans to shoot movie in Lower Yakima Valley

A local boy has grown up and is trying to break into the movie-making business.

Rotarians looking to collect bicycles

The Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club is conducting a bicycle recycling program. The club is asking the public for any unwanted bicycles or bicycle parts people might have lying around.

Couple seeks to establish 24/7 worship center in the Lower Valley

Calling all "psalmists, praisers and intercessors"-Regner and Delia Capener are looking for you.

Little winery with big ideas opens this weekend

A little winery with big ideas opens this weekend just north of Sunnyside with some of those ideas already developed.

Miss Cinco de Mayo candidate wants to promote big sister program

Daneill Gonzalez is already a big sister but if she is named Miss Cinco de Mayo April 28, she would like to take it a step further.

Death Notice

BERNICE F. STERRETT

BERNICE F. STERRETT

SHS net squads take the hop out of the Jackrabbits

QUINCY - In a non-league tennis match last night, the Sunnyside boys and girls teams dominated in 5-0 victories over Quincy.

Briefs

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Forum

Easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunt

Sunnyside police arrest five teens on tip from local citizens, charges pending

Sunnyside police have recovered stolen property and this past Wednesday arrested five young men, ranging in age from 16 to 18.

Port commissioners ink economic study deal for Black Rock

New life was breathed into the Black Rock Reservoir proposal today when Port of Sunnyside commissioners inked an agreement with officials from the Yakima Basin Storage Alliance.

Design sought for G'view water tower

GRANDVIEW - The City of Grandview is requesting citizen input for the upcoming planned project to paint the Velma water tower.

Granger Booster Club to host BBQ and auction

GRANGER - The Granger Booster Club will be hosting its fourth annual barbecue and auction this Sunday, April 23, at Granger High School, located at 315 Mentzer Avenue, from noon to 3 p.m.

'Hounds cut loose to break 21-inning scoreless drought

GRANDVIEW - Scoreless for 21 consecutive innings, the Grandview baseball team broke out the bats in a big way yesterday for a 9-4 home victory over Othello.

Kiona-Benton Bears edge Grandview tracksters

BENTON CITY - The Grandview boy's track team lost to Ki-Be by one point, 73-72, during Thursday's league track meet. The Grandview girls also finished second to Ki-Be.

Three-city bike ride rolls out Saturday

Pump up those tires, put on your helmet and get ready to roll in the three-city bike ride this Saturday at 10 a.m.

Grandview High School netters tame visiting Wildcats

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview tennis teams rolled on Thursday, recording their second consecutive sweep with identical 4-1 wins in both girls and boys play, this time over Toppenish.

Guest Editorial

It's the adults who need a good spanking

It's the adults who need a good spanking

The Newcomer

Need to lose weight? Hold your nose!

Need to lose weight? Hold your nose!

Thursday, April 20

Briefs

1-Column

Long-time Sunnyside Community Hospital board member retires

After years of threatening and being coaxed not to, Dr. Arthur Clevenger has retired from the Sunnyside Community Hospital Board of Directors.

Sunnyside High's top 2006 graduates named

Christina Linde valedictorian

Christina Linde valedictorian

Diener low scorer at PGA pro-am

PASCO - Tom Diener of Grandview, representing Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, tied for the low amateur round at this past Monday's PGA pro-am, staged at Pasco's Sun Willows Golf Course.

Sunnyside teen to spend summer studying in Boston

Most high school students look forward to summer vacation as a time to relax, have fun and NOT STUDY. Most that is except for Brenda Perez-Alvarado.

Former Greyhound gridder now playing with the big boys

CHENEY - When Tanner Johnston played for the Grandview High School football team he didn't have lofty ambitions of playing the sport later in life.

G'view boys, girls sweep Ki-Be

GRANDVIEW - In a rare sweep, the Grandview boys and girls tennis teams both won at a home CWAC South match against Ki-Be yesterday.

Working Stiff

Grandview High School sophomore finds her first paying job

Grandview High School sophomore finds her first paying job

Death Notice

ERMA HOGUE

ERMA HOGUE

Nominations sought for grand marshal of Cinco

The Cinco de Mayo Committee is seeking nominations for grand marshal of the parade, which will be held Sunday, May 7, on the last day of the three-day celebration.

Wednesday, April 19

Briefs

1-Column

Greyhound bats shut down again

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview baseball team was shut out for the third consecutive game in a 2-0 loss at home yesterday to Kiona-Benton.

Forum

1-Column

Impact from student walk-out continues

Students hope to send 500 letters to national leaders

Students hope to send 500 letters to national leaders

G'view linksters struggle in CWAC South matches

Neither the Grandview boys nor girls golf squads turned in noteworthy performances yesterday in CWAC South League play.

Rattlesnake Hills wineries to get jump on barrel tasting this weekend

Although barrel tasting at wineries in the Yakima Valley will get underway the weekend of April 28, Rattlesnake Hills Wineries are getting a jump on the spring event by beginning its barrel tasting this weekend.

Obituary

JESUS G. RAMIREZ

JESUS G. RAMIREZ

Briefly

1-Column

Lady 'Hounds drop two to Connell

CONNELL - A long trip to Connell became even longer on the way back as the Grandview High School fastpitch team fell to the Lady Eagles Tuesday in a doubleheader, 9-1 and 9-5.

Guest Editorial

Endangered species in a can?

Endangered species in a can?

Mabton Vikings excel at Burbank SCAC meet

BURBANK - The Mabton Vikings made their mark at the SCAC track and field meet yesterday, April 18, at Burbank with times that would have put them into 15 top three finishing spots, if B League teams could rack up points in A League meets.

Lady Grizzlies lose one to East Valley

The Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies played good softball for three solid innings before letting errors and walks ruin their day, losing to East Valley 9-5 Tuesday afternoon.

Daily Sun News photos now online

Taking 75 or 100 photographs during an event such as Sunshine Days, then publishing six or eight of them in the following day's paper is not unusual at the Daily Sun News or any other newspaper.

'F' as in Frank

Christmas in April, and a note on what Jesus did

Christmas in April, and a note on what Jesus did

Tuesday, April 18

"Memories" by Al

GRANDVIEW - Albert Waterman really likes history. He says people have all kinds of history in their house, usually buried somewhere in a closet. The history he's talking about are family pictures.

Bender, Puente place at pro-am

KENNEWICK - Les Bender and Miguel Puente, representing Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, cashed at last week's PGA pro-am.

Briefly

1-Column

Local volunteers complete bereavement training

Seven Lower Valley volunteers recently completed patient care and/or bereavement training through Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care.

Briefs

1-Column

Sunnyside bond vote rapidly approaching

Voters will have the final say on May 16 as to whether the Sunnyside School District will have a $3.95 million athletic facility by next year.

Contract awarded for Sierra Vista eighth grade wing

It was a little late in the process, but the Sunnyside School District qualified for the additional footage funding needed for the eighth grade wing for Sierra Vista Middle School, the district's newest school now under construction near Washout Road.

G'view netters split at Connell

CONNELL - Monday high school tennis matches are rare.

Monday, April 17

Grizzlies defeat Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG - Juan Pineda, the coach of the Sunnyside soccer team, started many substitutes for the game with Ellensburg this past Saturday. The result, a 4-0 victory.

Wahluke rallies against 'Hounds

GRANDVIEW - The tide turned Wahluke's way in the second half this past Saturday, as the Warriors rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to clip the Grandview High School boys soccer team, 3-1.

CROP Walk aims to stop hunger

Local church-goers are renewing a tradition of the annual CROP Walk fundraiser to help fight hunger locally and around the globe.

Death Notices

ELSIE HANNAH HATHAWAY

SCHS girls win twice at Wahluke tournament

MATTAWA - A ticky-tacky call prevented what could have been a clean sweep for the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team at last Saturday's Wahluke Invitational.

Obituary

BILL N. SHEELEY

BILL N. SHEELEY

Knights split doubleheader with Sunnyside JV

It was definitely a tale of two different teams as the Sunnyside Christian Knights varsity split a pair of games with the Sunnyside High School JV team this past Saturday.

Grandview sweeps Naches

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Lady 'Hounds last week made up two games canceled due to rain with Naches.

Friday, April 14

Death Notice

ROBERT LEE LINT

ROBERT LEE LINT

Business group selling plants

The Soroptimist club in Sunnyside will be selling plants to raise money for Lower Valley Soroptimist scholarships and mammography projects.

Concert series ends April 23

The final performance for the 2005-06 Lower Valley Community Concert series will be held Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. in the Sunnyside High School Auditorium.

Even lousy golfers will enjoy this golfing benefit

-Golf 'fore' Life May 20th-

-Golf 'fore' Life May 20th-

Grizzly netters split with E-burg

Jesus Alquicira and Mitchell Sanchez rallied for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 win to ensure a team victory for the boys and a split yesterday for the Sunnyside tennis teams against visiting Ellensburg.

Obituary

MARGARITA VALENCIA

MARGARITA VALENCIA

Grizzly track competes at Ellensburg meet

ELLENSBURG - The Sunnyside girls track team placed a narrow second as host Ellensburg won both the girls and boys meets during MVL competition yesterday.

Guest Editorial

We're starting to pay a penalty for the death tax

We're starting to pay a penalty for the death tax

Entertainment Briefs

1-Column

Routine traffic stop nets three drug arrests

A stop for a routine traffic violation on Sunday, April 9, resulted in three arrests for possession of methamphetamine.

Neighborhood Health unveils new S'side office

A crowd estimated at more than 100 people turned out Wednesday, April 12, for an open house of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services' new Sunnyside office at 617 Scoon Road.

S'side students protest immigration proposals

Six arrested for trespassing

Six arrested for trespassing

Sports Briefs

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Relay for Life organizers seek cancer victims for fun and games

GRANDVIEW - As the organizers continue to make plans for a two-day Relay for Life in Grandview in May, they have decided to set up a special camp ground for those who have been engaged in the battle with cancer.

Lady Knights sweep LaSalle

The Sunnyside Christian High School softball team rolled to a sweep over LaSalle Thursday, beating the Lightning 11-6 and 6-3 to go 4-0 in its first four league games.

Forum

1-Column

Avila living every girls dream

Many years ago when Lucy Avila was a young girl, her sister used to participate in pageants and Avila always thought it would be fun.

Food pyramid changes

Strong muscles help prevent injuries and protect the body's bone mass. This is what the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club learned Wednesday morning as they listened to Jean Clary, a registered dietitian at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

Mabton FFA Easter egg hunt planned

MABTON - The Mabton High School's chapter of FFA will be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt this Saturday, April 15, at the Mabton High School football field, at 9 a.m.

The Newcomer

A shaggy dog story

A shaggy dog story

S'side routs Hermiston

There's nothing like non-league play to give the Sunnyside baseball team a boost.

Thursday, April 13

Young basketball player making a name for herself

Sarasa Partida, an eighth-grader at Harrison Middle School, is making a name for herself on the basketball court.

Hearing set for irrigation franchise

Yakima County commissioners on Tuesday of this week set Tuesday, May 2, as the public hearing for an irrigation franchise application by a Sunnyside resident.

American Red Cross unveils new training programs

YAKIMA - This spring the Yakima Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will begin implementing the newly revised first aid and CPR/AED courses for work place, schools and community members.

Greyhounds rally past Naches

GRANDVIEW - Mixing small ball strategy of steals and sacrifice bunts with a two-run homer by Rigo Rodriguez, Grandview's baseball team rallied for a 4-3 home victory over CWAC South foe Naches.

Forgey family receives Purple Heart

Award presented posthumously by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell

Award presented posthumously by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell

Knights fall to Wahluke

MATTAWA - The Sunnyside Christian High School baseball team traveled to Mattawa to take on the Wahluke Warriors last Monday. The Knights gave up two runs in the sixth inning to lose to Wahluke 8-6.

Grandview golfers second at invite

YAKIMA - The Grandview golf team tied for second-place during yesterday's five-team CWAC South golf match at Suntides in Yakima.

No hazardous items accepted in Grandview clean-up

GRANDVIEW - When the City of Grandview hosts a city-wide clean-up April 17-21, it will not be accepting hazardous items such as car parts, paint, aerosols, poisons or inflammable liquids.

County commissioner candidate speaks at Realtor meeting

Mike Wallace, a current candidate for the Yakima County Commissioner District 3 seat, spoke at yesterday's Lower Valley Association of Realtors meeting held in the basement of Banner Bank in Sunnyside.

Saturday's the day to get child's picture ID, learn about child abuse

Last year in Sunnyside there were 486 reports of child abuse, according to the Sunnyside Children's Administration Staff, which is taking a step this Saturday to raise public awareness of child abuse and its prevention.

Mabton trails in Burbank meet

While the Columbia-Burbank track and field meet had to be a screaming disappointment to the Mabton Vikings, it can only be chalked up as a learning experience for the boys' and girls' team, neither of which scored points in the five-school meet April 11.

Wednesday, April 12

Forum

No respect for our laws

No respect for our laws

Sunnyside hangs on for win over Selah

The sun broke through the clouds at game time but the field was a slippery mess as the Sunnyside Grizzlies' boys soccer team defeated Selah 3-2 Tuesday night.

S'side tennis splits at W. Valley

Boys win first match at West Valley in more than 10 years

Boys win first match at West Valley in more than 10 years

Engagement

Burgers, Van de Graaf engaged

Burgers, Van de Graaf engaged

Paul follows through with suit against Sunnyside

Lawyers for the city of Sunnyside and Prosser contractor Tom Paul agreed to disagree last week, filing an agreed preliminary injunction and scheduling order in Yakima County Superior Court.

Viking baseball team loses to Tri City Prep

Mabton's baseball team tried to rally from a 5-0 deficit, but fell short in a 7-2 loss yesterday at Tri City Prep.

G'view netters sweep Toppenish

TOPPENISH - It was a clean sweep for the Grandview tennis program, which swept CWAC South foe Toppenish yesterday 4-1 in boys play and 3-2 in girls matches.

Anniversary

Golden anniversary party set for Thompsons

Golden anniversary party set for Thompsons

Briefs

1-Column

SHS class of 1976 to hold reunion

The Sunnyside High School class of 1976 is currently planning for a 30-year reunion. The get-together is planned for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5.

Cutting to the Core

What would Jesus do?

What would Jesus do?

Hastings speaks about energy, War in Iraq

GRANDVIEW - Congressman Doc Hastings visited the Grandview Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday and spoke about the United State's need to decrease its reliance on foreign energy.

Story Time

What does Easter weekend mean to you?

What does Easter weekend mean to you?

Grandview School District new hires

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School Board Monday evening approved the hiring of Pam Noel as a Grandview High summer school administrator. Noel held this position before and did an excellent job working with the students, teachers and parents, according to Minerva Morales, director of federal/state programs and curriculum.

Armed robber hits S'side Subway

An armed robbery took place yesterday (April 11) at the Subway Store #4468 at 2810 Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside.

Last minute let down costly for G'view soccer

ROYAL CITY - On paper the win should have been Grandview's yesterday, as the Greyhounds outshot host Royal City 8-4 but fell short 1-0 in CWAC South action.

Sunnyside softball falls to Connell

The Sunnyside High School softball team fell to the Connell Eagles Tuesday, by a score of 9-2.

Under-age drinking

What are you going to do about it?

What are you going to do about it?

Tuesday, April 11

Third generation drag racer wins rookie race

PARKER - They call him Fast Layne Linder and he's undefeated as a drag racer in the O'Reilly Junior Drag Racing League sponsored by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).

Drilling starts on Mabton's well #5

MABTON - Drilling started on Mabton's well #5 Monday at the corner of 6th and South streets.

Working Stiff

S'side native's business cleans up

S'side native's business cleans up

Briefs

1-Column

S'side 'Lil Grapplers capture five State titles

CHENEY - The Sunnyside 'Lil Grapplers capped off a successful 2006 season at the Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament by winning five State titles and bringing home eight runner-up finishes and eight third place performances.

Street closures set for Cinco de Mayo

Street closures for Sunnyside's Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 5-7, were approved last night by the city council.

S'side sophomore cards fifth lowest round at POD match

TOPPENISH - Getting a good dose of playing in the rain this past weekend at a tournament near Bellingham, Sunnyside High School sophomore Justin Bos wasn't bothered yesterday by the wet conditions at a Mid-Valley League POD match at Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club.

S'side schools safe, city council told

Over 90 percent of parents with students in the Sunnyside School District feel their children are safe while at school, according to statistics the district shared with the Sunnyside City Council Monday night.

Sunnyside gets 'Jitterized'

"We're small but we offer a lot!" enthused Jerry Jongsma, owner of Jitterz Espresso in the former Photo Haus booth at 700 Yakima Valley Highway, near Burger Ranch.

Briefly

1-Column

Monday, April 10

Grizzlies remain winless in Mid-Valley League play

ELLENSBURG - Unable to make a 9-4 lead stand up this past Saturday, the Sunnyside High School baseball team is still in search of its first Mid-Valley League victory.

Nine to vie for Grandview Junior Miss title

GRANDVIEW - A total of nine juniors from Grandview High School are vying for the title of Grandview Junior Miss.

Greyhounds romp past Deer Park, 5-1

DEER PARK - It was raining so hard neither team could keep stats, but Grandview's boys soccer team reigned in a 5-1 romp at Deer Park this past Saturday.

14 autos stolen in past week

Thieves stole 14 cars from last Tuesday through this morning (April 10). The 14 thefts were among 21 that took place in the same time frame, along with one burglary.

Death Notice

MARTIN ANDRADE

MARTIN ANDRADE

Friday, April 7

Sunnyside physician dies from sudden illness

Dr. Sandra Wilson, an internist at Valley Internal Medicine in Sunnyside, died this past Wednesday morning following a sudden illness.

Estrada takes reins as S'side city clerk

Saying she has a passion for economic and tourism development in the Valley, Deborah Estrada has taken over as the new city clerk for Sunnyside.

Working Stiff

Lower Valley nice fit for firefighter

Lower Valley nice fit for firefighter

Hisey Park sit of lots of fun this summer

GRANGER - The events planned at Hisey Park in Granger for this year's spring break have been canceled due to equipment problems but there will still be lots to do this spring and summer.

G'view outlasts Toppenish

TOPPENISH - After getting rained out last Saturday, Grandview's baseball team played at Toppenish yesterday in a CWAC South contest.

Miss Cinco de Mayo candidate wants to help local immigrants

If Rosie Lopez becomes Sunnyside's Miss Cinco de Mayo, she wants to help immigrants better adjust to the American way of life.

Guest Editorial

Ugly past repeats itself in immigration policy

Ugly past repeats itself in immigration policy

Sexual assault rally falls silent

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month in Washington state and a rally was held yesterday at the Centennial Square Gazebo in Sunnyside.

Public urged to attend town hall meeting on under-age drinking

Sunnyside is one of 63 communities that are holding town hall meetings as a state-wide effort to increase awareness of under-age drinking.

Mabton drill team plans fundraisers

MABTON - Members of the Mabton High School drill team are going to be busy in the coming weeks. The squad has arranged several fundraisers, so team members will be able to attend the Thunderbird Dance Camp in Portland, Ore. the first of July.

The Newcomer

Now you see him, now you don't!

Now you see him, now you don't!

Entertainment Brief

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Thursday, April 6

Death Notice

EDELMIRA BARAJAS GARCIA

EDELMIRA BARAJAS GARCIA

Briefs

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Sartin newest city planner

Sunnyside's Sixth Street downtown corridor is among the concerns that prompted State Farm Agent Ben Sartin to become the newest member of the city's planning commission.

Obituaries

GABRIEL ZAMORA SR

Kent man leads G'view police on chase

GRANDVIEW - A high speed chase covering more than 20 miles finally came to an end this morning when Grandview police took a Kent man into custody.

S'side storms back in last inning to best Rochester by one run

Truth be told, the Sunnyside Grizzlies had already circled the wagons Wednesday afternoon in hopes of averting a massacre.

Rotary speaker details how his firm helps people reclaim their lives

Last year new legislation was enacted requiring people to seek advice from a credit counseling service before being able to file for bankruptcy.

Flores, Martinez State wrestling champs

CHENEY - Bobby Flores and Rafael Martinez proved they're among the best of the best this past Saturday at the annual Jason Crawford Memorial Wrestling Tournament.

Sunnyside's wily coyote eludes officials

A guest visited Guadalupe Jimenez's family yesterday morning, a coyote grazing in the small plot of land he gardens behind his home at 311 E. Grant Avenue in Sunnyside.

Port leases property to new company

A new company is coming to the Sunnyside area, Colorado-based Envirotech Services, Inc.

Wednesday, April 5

Yakima County Briefs

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Obituary

MICHAEL JOSEPH BOWERS

MICHAEL JOSEPH BOWERS

Port settles with contractor

Talk about sticker shock.

Aguilar's hat trick silences Wolves

The Sunnyside High School soccer team hosted the Wapato Wolves last night, beating them for the second time this season, 6-0.

Audition for Fear Factor serves up 'treats' for Sunnyside dare devil

How can a Sunnyside chiropractor on a business trip to Los Angeles end up eating grubs and pig snouts as a contestant on Fear Factor?

Grizzlies sneak past Rochester, 4-1

Mirrors and smoke! That could explain how the Sunnyside High School baseball team snuck past the visiting Rochester Warriors yesterday, despite getting out hit by a 9 to 2 margin.

Concert series turns 60 years young

The Vienna Boy's Choir, New Christy Minstrels and Seattle Symphony Orchestra are just a few of the more than 200 performers who have graced the stage during six decades of the Lower Valley Community Concert series.

Things aren't ducky for AFLAC agent

Where would you be if you were a four-foot, stuffed AFLAC duck?

Forum

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Greyhounds slug past Othello

OTHELLO - J.R. Camacho drove in four runs to spark the Grandview baseball team to an 8-4 CWAC South win at Othello on Tuesday.

New quilting club to meet April 13

Quilters unite!

Quilters unite!

Negotiations underway for Outlook water, sewer study

OUTLOOK - Yakima County will get a better idea of how much it will cost to rehabilitate Outlook's water and sewer systems.

'F' as in Frank

Illegal thoughts

Illegal thoughts

Guest Editorial

Expanding opportunities for Central Washington farmers

Expanding opportunities for Central Washington farmers

Vikes blank Granger

MABTON - Any chance for a comeback by Granger, after falling behind 5-0, went by the wayside in the bottom of the fourth inning yesterday. That's when the Mabton High School baseball team exploded for eight runs to forge a 13-0 lead.

Tuesday, April 4

Obituaries

JUAN HERNANDEZ GARCIA

Sunnyside wrestling club needs community help

Victory Wrestling Club, a freestyle club available to kids between Yakima and Prosser, is asking the public for help.

Bienestar shines again in Sunnyside

Transitional housing re-opens to the homeless

Transitional housing re-opens to the homeless

Births

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Briefs

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New Grandview bank manager is familiar face

GRANDVIEW - The position may be new for Debbie Southern, but the place is definitely familiar.

Sunnyside science students No. 1 at State

BREMERTON - Sunnyside High School earned top honors during the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair held this past weekend at Olympic College in Bremerton.

Property dispute with city headed back to courts

Ninety-nine years is a long time and, if Tom Paul's lawyer gets his way, the city of Sunnyside will pay 99 years worth of damages.

Goins three under scoring average at PGA pro-am

KENNEWICK - Black Rock Creek's Robbie Goins scored a first place finish for his net score (actual round minus handicap) at yesterday's PGA pro-am series event staged at Columbia Point Golf Course.

Monday, April 3

Death Notice

RUBY MAE MILLER

RUBY MAE MILLER

Grizzly tracksters set strong marks at Holder Relays

YAKIMA - Facing state-caliber opponents, the Sunnyside track team made its mark during the annual Holder Relays, held this past Saturday at Eisenhower High School's Zaepfel Stadium.

Briefs

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County auditor seeks to be re-elected

Grandview native Corky Mattingly, after serving five years as Yakima County auditor, announced late last week she is running for re-election.

Grizzlies fall to Falcons, 2-1

RICHLAND - In a back and forth game where both teams were attacking relentlessly, the Hanford Falcons held off the Sunnyside Grizzlies to win 2-1.

Obituaries

SYLVIA COLE

Sunnyside Christian Knights sweep Klickitat

After dropping its last four games, including the last two league games, the Sunnyside Christian High School baseball team got two much needed wins.

Mabton notches first win of season

TROUT LAKE - Sparked by a 5-for-5 effort at the plate from first baseman Andrew Tellez, the Mabton High School baseball team defeated the Trout Lake Mustangs 15-8 in the first game of a twin bill this past Saturday.

'Hounds win co-ed title at Grandview invitational

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School track team combined its girls and boys squads to compete in last Friday's co-ed Grandview Invitational. Grandview won with Zillah coming in second and Prosser coming in third.

League favorites eke out two wins against S'side

WEST VALLEY - With the Selah Vikings supposedly rebuilding this year, the West Valley Rams were stamped as the Mid-Valley League favorites heading into the spring baseball season.

SHS netters sweep Prosser

PROSSER - The third time was a charm this past Friday for the Sunnyside girls third doubles team of Gayle Hansen and Addy Hernandez.

Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services to host rally this Thursday

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Washington state and Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services will be conducting a sexual assault awareness project this Thursday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Centennial Square Gazebo in downtown Sunnyside.

Pre-schoolers receive bicycle safety training

Thanks to a grant from Legends Casino, some Sunnyside daycare kids received some bike training last Friday.