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Thursday, December 31

PAID OBITUARY

CLOE T. GARRISON

CLOE T. GARRISON

DEATH NOTICE

FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ

FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ

Dance class offered in Granger

GRANGER - Need some fun, exercise and time with good friends?

Community activist steps down from Sunnyside City Council

Carol Stone might be leaving the Sunnyside City Council but the long-time resident promises to stay active in city politics and anything else she feels will help the city of Sunnyside.

Lower Valley students earn YVCC honor roll accolades

Numerous Lower Valley students have earned a spot on the President's List for the fall quarter at Yakima Valley Community College.

Grizzlies fifth at Hanford Winter Cup

RICHLAND - Unable to keep the momentum going in the championship bouts, the Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team fell from first to fifth place at the Hanford Winter Cup yesterday, Wednesday.

Morales leads Grandview at Hanford invite

RICHLAND - Adam Morales won the 215-lb. weight class to lead the Grandview Greyhound wrestling team to a sixth place finish at the Hanford Winter Cup yesterday.

Turnovers costly for Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies

A poor start and too many turnovers proved to be the downfall for the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies as the Prosser Mustangs won a non-league basketball game last night, 71-39.

Late surge by SHS topples 2A Mustangs

The Sunnyside High School boys basketball team built up a strong lead in the first half of play last night against Prosser and then held off a Mustang charge to pull away in the end and win 61-50 in the non-league matchup.

Unemployment claims at an all-time high

The economic recession was one of the most prominent news stories of 2009, with good reason, as more Washingtonians were unemployed, more received unemployment benefits and more sought job-search assistance than ever before.

City names top firemen

The Sunnyside Fire Department recently named its top firefighters for 2009 at its annual Christmas banquet.

Wednesday, December 30

Dog attacks reported near Sunnyside, Grandview

Two people were attacked, one of them hospitalized, following a pair of dog attacks reported yesterday, Tuesday, to the Yakima County Sheriff's office.

Mabton catches up on budget numbers

MABTON - A project five months in the making, the city of Mabton is now fully caught up on its books for the years 2008 and 2009.

Cops will be out in full force New Year's Eve

It's not a matter of picking on people or generating revenues via fines, it's about saving lives.

MHS girls roll easily over Warriors, 47-18

MATTAWA - Mabton's Lady Vikings claimed victory over a struggling Wahluke team last night, Tuesday, 47-18.

Five Vikings unbeaten at Hanford tournament

RICHLAND - The Mabton High School varsity wrestling team usually goes to Freeman this time of year for an annual tournament. However, due to a housing snafu the Vikings had to cancel and instead ended up competing in yesterday's Hanford Winter Cup for junior varsities.

Life is just Ducky for Prosser High principal

PROSSER - Kevin Lusk knows what it's like to face disappointment, to take a few lumps in life.

Linde new bishop at Sunnyside church

LaDon Linde has been a member of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) church in Sunnyside since he was nine years old.

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Use recycling bins correctly

Use recycling bins correctly

Guest Column

For New Year's Day..a truly wealthy man

For New Year's Day..a truly wealthy man

Cutting to the Core

Top 10 predictions for 2010

Top 10 predictions for 2010

OBITUARY

ALFRED R. NEWHOUSE

ALFRED R. NEWHOUSE

Tuesday, December 29

Snow pack, precipitation below average

The snow pack and precipitation levels in the upper and lower Yakima basins are below normal for this time of year.

City council institutes policy regarding public records requests

Lacking a policy regarding how the city of Sunnyside handles public records requests, the Sunnyside City Council approved a resolution at last night's meeting addressing this issue.

Dance hall regulations adopted

Last night (Monday) the Sunnyside City Council voted to amend the city's cabaret ordinance. The amendment defines and implements zoning regulations concerning the operation of dance halls within the city.

State's tobacco quit line achieving desired results

Every January, the Washington State tobacco quit line experiences an increase in calls from people looking for help with their New Year's resolution to quit smoking.

'Midnight Live' on tap

The Sunnyside High School leadership class, with assistance from Sunnyside's Promise, is gearing up to present the 2009 Midnight Live party, set to take place at the high school beginning at 8 p.m. this coming Thursday.

Bi-Mart expands pharmacy service

There are changes afoot at the Sunnyside Bi-Mart.

Sunnyside hospital upgrading diagnostic imaging department

Sunnyside Community Hospital has unveiled a new "state of the art" CT scanner as part of continued upgrades to the diagnostic imaging department.

Sunnyside man earns philanthropic designation

William H. Flower of Sunnyside has been awarded Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation.

DEATH NOTICE

LEO HURSH

LEO HURSH

Monday, December 28

OBITUARY

CHELSIE AMBER STONEKING

CHELSIE AMBER STONEKING

Gonzalez places 4th at Best of the West

PASCO - Only one Grandview High School wrestler placed at the Best of the West wrestling tournament held in Pasco late last week.

Lower Valley hospital CEO's take wait-and-see approaches on new health care legislation

Staff from hospitals in Sunnyside and Prosser weighed in on the latest health care legislation now making its way through Congress.

Stabbing reported in Outlook Christmas morning

A woman reported to the Yakima County Sheriff's office that her son was stabbed just before 1 a.m. on Christmas day, this past Friday.

Sunnyside PD names top cops for 2009

The Sunnyside Police Department named its top police and correction officers for 2009 at its annual Christmas banquet held earlier this month.

Thursday, December 24

Sister Mary Rita Rohde recipient of Ruby Award

Soroptimist International of the Lower Yakima Valley, a volunteer organization for business and professional women, presented its Ruby Award for "Women Helping Women" recently to Sister Mary Rita Rohde of Sunnyside's Nuestra Casa.

The Ultimate Gift...

tragedy for one family extends the life of another

tragedy for one family extends the life of another

Christian boys bombard DeSales, 75-33

WALLA WALLA - It was nearly over before it started. The hapless DeSales Irish were no match for the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team last night, falling behind 24-2 in the first quarter enroute to dropping a 75-33 non-league decision to the visiting Knights.

Lady Knights give coach 500th victory

WALLA WALLA - Coach Al Smeenk picked up his 500th victory last night when the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights scooted past the DeSales Irish, 55-34.

Dalrymple wins division drag racing title

After a decade of drag racing, the Dalrymple family of Sunnyside recently claimed its first ever divisional title.

Teen to be tried as adult in connection with Grandview murder

Heriberto Saucedo, the teenager accused of killing 16-year-old Chelsie Stoneking of Grandview, will be tried in adult court.

Mabton continues council meeting to next Monday

MABTON - With Mayor-elect Angel Reyna unable to attend and some final touches needed on the 2010 budget, the Mabton City Council this past Tuesday evening continued its meeting to next Monday.

Geocaching catching on here

It's Christmas 365 days a year for a growing group of people who participate in the activity known as geocaching, essentially a game of hide and seek using a GPS device to locate hidden caches or boxes.

Two-year LDS mission requires total commitment...

just ask Sunnyside native Samuel Wise

just ask Sunnyside native Samuel Wise

Wednesday, December 23

Bickleton gears up for four-day school week

BICKLETON - An effort to reign in expenses has prompted the Bickleton School District to switch to a four-day school week, with Fridays off.

Expansion in store for Grandview Medical Center

GRANDVIEW - Grandview Medical Center will more than double in size under a plan approved Tuesday night by the Sunnyside Community Hospital Board.

Grandview Lady 'Hounds nipped by single point on Jackrabbits' court

QUINCY - The Lady 'Hounds fell last night to Quincy, 56-55.

2B Patriots avenge earlier loss to Knights

RICHLAND - What a difference a couple of weeks can make!

No word on fate of two Sunnyside city employees

The fate of two city hall employees in Sunnyside is still up in the air as of today (Wednesday).

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shelters should be short term too

shelters should be short term too

'F' as in Frank

The little Nokia that could

The little Nokia that could

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NELLIE HARRIS

NELLIE HARRIS

Tuesday, December 22

Monthly rent payments on the rise in some Sunnyside Housing Authority units

The Sunnyside Housing Authority will increase the rents of some of its federal housing units next year.

New legislation introduced to combat criminal gang activity

Houses, cars and other assets used to support criminal gang activity could be seized by law enforcement, forfeited and sold under legislation proposed by Reps. Norm Johnson and Charles Ross.

Mabton girls dig too deep of a hole

MABTON - "We just keep digging ourselves a hole," Mabton Coach Chris McCallum said of last night's 42-39 non-league loss to the Kiona-Benton Bears.

Ki-Be no match for Mabton Vikes

MABTON - It was a total team effort last night in Mabton as the Vikings got off to an exceptional start and rolled over the Ki-Be Bears in a SCAC non-league match-up.

Murder trial set for January

Jesus Fabian Perales, 22, the suspect in the October 2008 murder of 14-year-old Francisca Ramirez-Hernandez, is set to be tried in Yakima County Superior Court on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.

Teen murder victim identified

GRANDVIEW - A 16-year-old Grandview teenager found murdered at 4:30 a.m. this past Sunday morning has been identified by Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins as Chelsie Stoneking.

Herrington passes CPA exam

GRANDVIEW - Briana Herrington, a staff accountant with LeMaster Daniels in Grandview, has passed her CPA exam.

OBITUARY

REPOLIAN GRANT

REPOLIAN GRANT

DEATH NOTICE

CLOE GARRISON

CLOE GARRISON

Monday, December 21

Phillip Paul's escape prompts state hospital crack down

The escape in September of the man charged with killing a Sunnyside-area woman prompted the state of Washington to tighten restrictions on field trips by patients in state psychiatric hospitals.

Chimney pipe cause of Eighth Street house fire

Sunnyside firefighters were called to the 900 block of South Eighth Street this past Saturday, at 2:21 p.m.

Grandview teen murdered

GRANDVIEW - Police are remaining tight-lipped about a possible motive in the slaying of a 16-year-old Grandview girl whose body was found at 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

SHS picks up first win

The Sunnyside girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season this past Friday with a 55-45 decision against the Davis Pirates.

Grizzlies split Big Nine openers

Beginning Columbia Division play in the CBBN this past weekend, the Sunnyside High School boys basketball team split a pair of nail biters.

Lady 'Hounds get wake-up call

Grandview's girls basketball team dropped the ball, so to speak, in a Friday night game against East Valley, 73-20.

Grandview undefeated in league play

After a comfortable 68-41 win at East Valley this past Friday, the Grandview Greyhound boys basketball team withstood a furious rally by visiting Othello on Saturday before prevailing 71-61 to remain undefeated in CWAC South play.

Annual Christmas dinner a learning experience for Grandview students

GRANDVIEW - With the goal of exposing students to a formal dining experience, the staff at Compass High School in Grandview annually remedies that through its annual Christmas dinner.

OBITUARY

DR. GERALD ALLEN DIERDORFF

DR. GERALD ALLEN DIERDORFF

Friday, December 18

School board alerted to likely budget cut

Angela Watts served as the messenger at Thursday night's Sunnyside School Board meeting in terms of delivering the bad news about Governor Christine Gregoire's budget proposal and what it could mean for the district should it be approved.

Two Sunnyside churches agree to house homeless

This winter the city of Sunnyside will have two overnight shelters for people who are homeless.

H1N1 cases down at local schools, but third wave of flu expected

The Sunnyside, Mabton and Grandview school districts are advising community members and students to take advantage of H1N1 vaccinations now available, according to the district nurses.

Non-profits feeling recession's chill

The economic downturn may have contributions down for some local non-profit charities, but organizers continue to have high spirits and hopes during this the busy holiday season.

Grizzly grapplers dominate Hanford, Walla Walla

RICHLAND - The Sunnyside High School wrestling team dominated the competition last night, Thursday, during a double dual meet at Hanford High School.

Fiesta Foods lauded by Grandview vets

Fiesta Foods Sunnyside store manager Leo Leal received a plaque yesterday recognizing the store's participation in the Grandview VFW's holiday food box program.

CD Review

'JazzMass' creative approach to blending prayers with jazz

'JazzMass' creative approach to blending prayers with jazz

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Councilman eager to work for Sunnyside

Councilman eager to work for Sunnyside

Guest Editorial

They oughta read the law

They oughta read the law

Paper Clips

Jon Nelson's handiwork a sight to behold

Jon Nelson's handiwork a sight to behold

DEATH NOTICE

DR. GERALD ALLEN DIERDORFF

DR. GERALD ALLEN DIERDORFF

OBITUARY

MIRUM JENENE MUNSON

MIRUM JENENE MUNSON

Thursday, December 17

Locally sold Christmas trees possible fire hazard

Bob Widmann, pastor of Sunnyside's Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, has issued a safety alert.

LED controller for traffic lights holding up completion of South First Street project

The operation of traffic lights at two intersections along South First Street is all that's hindering the completion of the approximate $6 million renovation project.

Santa schedules Sunnyside stop this coming Saturday

Chances are, he'll be checking his list twice this coming Saturday to see who's been naughty or nice.

OBITUARY

JOHN RICHARD MASHBURN

JOHN RICHARD MASHBURN

Wednesday, December 16

Schools set up to alert parents to class closures

Snow days are a kid's best friend but potentially a strategic nightmare for school districts and parents if not for some simple tools.

Grandview School District inherits $400,000

GRANDVIEW - A former school superintendent has bequeathed more than $400,000 to the Grandview School District for college scholarships.

Knights take crackle out of LaSalle Lightning

UNION GAP - There were no lightning strikes for LaSalle last night, as the 2B Lightning got upended in a big way by the 1B Sunnyside Christian Knights.

SHS girls improve season record to 3-4

KENNEWICK - Ya Ya Gonzalez got a rare start for the Sunnyside varsity, and it paid dividends for the Lady Grizzly bowling team yesterday.

Robbery suspect in custody

Sunnyside police have arrested an individual they believe is responsible for at least two armed robberies in Sunnyside.

No action taken in Rhode, Sandifer hearings

Two disciplinary/termination hearings for Sunnyside city employees Terri Rhode and Pam Sandifer were conducted yesterday (Tuesday) but no action was taken by the city.

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Pageant thanks

Pageant thanks

Words Form Washington

It's time to end the bailouts

It's time to end the bailouts

Cutting to the Core

Rethinking the war in Afghanistan

Rethinking the war in Afghanistan

Tuesday, December 15

Disciplinary hearing on track despite petition to delay proceeding

A petition being circulated by a group of Sunnyside citizens calling on the Sunnyside City Council to listen to findings from two investigations into workplace strife at city hall was given to Sunnyside Mayor Paul Garcia last night (Monday).

Council adopts 2010 city budget

The Sunnyside City Council adopted the proposed 2010 budget for city operations at last night's meeting.

Familiar face on board at Swofford Halma Clinic

Fred Loera, a physician's assistant, is new at the Swofford Halma Clinic in Sunnyside, but he's not new to Lower Valley patients.

OBITUARY

AUGUSTINA G. RODRIGUEZ

AUGUSTINA G. RODRIGUEZ

DEATH NOTICE

NOE GARCIA ALANIS

NOE GARCIA ALANIS

Monday, December 14

SHS senior stages Holiday Princess Pageant

Sunnyside's first ever Holiday Princess Pageant went off without a hitch this past Sunday afternoon with 39 contestants vying for the title of queen in numerous categories.

After 34 years working for city, Dennis Duim to retire

It's been a long time coming but for Dennis Duim the wait is almost over.

Freeze out raises $1,025 for hospice

More than 30 Sunnyside High School Key Club students raised a total of just over $1,000 for Lower Valley Hospice during the club's annual freeze out event in Sunnyside this past Friday and Saturday.

Firemen battle three blazes

Yakima County Fire District #5 personnel were called out to three different first since last Friday.

Lady Pirates pick up two wins

Bickleton's Lady Pirates notched two wins over the weekend, defeating Zillah's C squad 53-31 on Friday night, followed by a 43-37 win over Lyle on Saturday.

'Hawks soar past Sunnyside girls, 60-19

It wasn't pretty, that much is for sure.

Grizzlies notch first win

The Sunnyside High School boys basketball team used a stifling defense in the second half of this past Friday's game with Chiawana to pull out its first win of the season, a 57-42 victory over the Riverhawks.

Harrison Heights takes on modern look

Sunnyside's Jon Nelson remembers the glory days when the Harrison Heights Apartments were built in 1951, and found the old building permits showing it took 10 months for the $190,000 complex to be constructed.

Friday, December 11

SHS students stepping to the plate with random drug testing program

For the past few years the leadership students at Sunnyside High School have been promoting random drug testing among the students, and headway is being made.

Bickleton varsity defeats Mabton JV

BICKLETON - Bickleton's Katelynn Clinton last night led the Lady Pirates varsity to a 50-44 victory over Mabton's JV team for the second time in less than a week, scoring a game-high 29 points and totaling 15 rebounds Thursday evening.

Grizzlies shred 4A Bulldogs

PASCO - The 3A Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team showed marked improvement in a dominating 47-25 victory last night at 4A Pasco.

SHS Lady Grizzlies notch second victory

SHS Lady Grizzlies notch second victory

Grandview man swaps pulpit for sales/marketing

PROSSER - After nine years as the pastor for Grandview Christian Church, Dennis McDonald is now the director of sales and marketing for the Inn at Horse Heaven Best Western in Prosser.

Christian club holds holiday gathering

PROSSER - Sunnyside's Sheila Hazzard took on the persona of Mother Mary this past Monday at the Lower Valley Christian Women's Club meeting, detailing a fresh perspective of Christ's birth in observance of the Christmas season.

CD Review

An organ grinder worth listening to

An organ grinder worth listening to

Guest Editotial

'By what authority'

'By what authority'

Guest Column

Tiger's actions not so great

Tiger's actions not so great

Jennie's Journey

Giving is better than receiving

Giving is better than receiving

DEATH NOTICE

ANITA MENDEZ CISNEROS

ANITA MENDEZ CISNEROS

Thursday, December 10

Sunnyside VFW to host open house

Those wishing to learn more about the Sunnyside VFW will have the opportunity to do so on Friday, Dec. 18.

Grandview residents show support for community center funding

GRANDVIEW - As part of the process in seeking a Community Development Block Grant, the city of Grandview held a public hearing this past Monday night.

Grizzliettes qualify for Districts at Richland competition

RICHLAND - The Sunnyside High School dance team, the Grizzliettes, took third place honors in the pom division at last Saturday's competition at Hanford High School.

Local bowlers strike out Sunday at Cent. Wash. Open

RICHLAND - Some days the shot is there, others the pocket is nowhere to be found.

Holiday dinner for Mabton seniors on for this Sunday

MABTON - The 37th annual Christmas holiday dinner for Mabtonites, age 50 and older, will be served up this coming Sunday, Dec. 13, at Artz-Fox Elementary School.

Bolivia calling to Grandview couple

From the tender age of 15, Marjorie Campbell knew she wanted to be a missionary. Just what any hardships a missionary might encounter is probably foreign to a 15-year-old but Marjorie felt God tugging on her heart.

Wednesday, December 9

No conflict of interest...rules city of Sunnyside attorney

Scott Beyer, attorney for the City of Sunnyside, was tasked last month with determining if two members of the Sunnyside Planning Commission should recuse themselves regarding the application of the appearance of fairness doctrine.

Suicide prevention seminar provides insight

GRANDVIEW - Community members, parents and youngsters attended a youth suicide prevention seminar at the Grandview High School library Tuesday.

Work at Port treatment plant progresses

Work on the Port of Sunnyside's dewatering facility at its treatment plant is progressing at a rapid pace, port commissioners learned at their December general meeting this past Monday night.

Greyhounds clip Grizzlies, 56-46

GRANDVIEW - Lower Valley rivals Sunnyside and Grandview met last night in a non-league boys basketball match-up, with the 2A Greyhounds using an 18-11 fourth quarter run against 3A Sunnyside to pull out a 56-46 win.

Poor shooting dooms Lady Grizzlies' effort against Grandview

GRANDVIEW - A horrible first quarter, combined with poor second and third quarters, proved to be the downfall for the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies last night, Tuesday, as they fell to Grandview 47-37.

Wenatchee outlasts Grizzly grapplers

Three consecutive losses doomed the Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team's hopes of victory in a 40-24 home loss to Wenatchee last night, Tuesday.

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City council experience

City council experience

Guest Editorial

No magic wand, only hard choices

No magic wand, only hard choices

'F' as in Frank

The holiday spirit

The holiday spirit

OBITUARY

LORETTA JEAN DEBOER

LORETTA JEAN DEBOER

Tuesday, December 8

Grandview wraps up 2010 budget studies

GRANDVIEW - Before the Grandview City Council approved the city's 2010 preliminary budget last night (Monday), Mayor Norm Childress shared, "This budget is not cast in stone, and if there is something we feel isn't going right, we have opportunities to amend it if we choose."

Gang reduction efforts detailed

A new tool to measure gang related crime is now locally in place, attendees of last night's most recent gang reduction initiative meeting were told.

Power outage closes three Sunnyside schools

Several students in the Sunnyside School District received an unexpected holiday today, Tuesday, when power outages closed Sierra Vista Middle School along with Sun Valley and Outlook elementary schools.

Sunnyside building starts top $400,000 in November

Two new housing starts led the way as building starts topped $400,000 in November in the city of Sunnyside.

Lighted Farm Implement Parade winners announced

The results are in from the 21st annual Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade held this past Saturday.

OBITUARY

ANDREW JOHN KILIAN

ANDREW JOHN KILIAN

DEATH NOTICE

WAYNE LEWELLYN LARSON

WAYNE LEWELLYN LARSON

Monday, December 7

Recount confirms Vlieger's victory

Don Vlieger has unseated incumbent Carol Stone in the Sunnyside City Council, District 3 race.

Web design specialist new chamber president

GRANDVIEW - After months of having no takers, the Grandview Chamber of Commerce finally has a leader to take the helm as president come 2010.

Clinton powers BHS girls to season opening victories

The Bickleton Lady Pirates varsity opened their season with two victories this past weekend.

Gonzalez claims crown at White River Classic

BUCKLEY - The Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team placed sixth out of 16 teams at the White River Classic held this past Saturday in Buckley.

Vikings successful in opener

MABTON - The Mabton High School boys basketball team's 2009-10 season got off to a good start this past Saturday night with a 71-61 win over visiting Warden.

Sunnyside Christian claims season opener

A win is a win is a win, but the winner doesn't always walk away happy.

SHS falls short against Kamiakin

The Sunnyside High School girls basketball team gave the visiting Kamiakin Braves everything they could handle this past Friday night but fell short in a 65-50 loss.

Candlelight vigil to honor children who have died

Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in conjunction with "The Compassionate Friends," a group dedicated to supporting those grieving the loss of a child, will host a candlelight vigil Sunday, Dec. 13, to honor children who have died.

Friday, December 4

Goal of toy drive is to bring Christmas cheer to youngsters

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Readiness to Learn caseworkers are all about helping families in need. This Christmas season they are seeking to provide toys for children in the community.

Plan now for Christmas mailings...urge postal officials

Plan ahead and be prepared is the advice of the Sunnyside Post Office when it comes to sending mail to loved ones during the Christmas holiday.

No bail set for fugitive

Sunnyside fugitive Virginia Perez will not be issued bail as she waits to be extradited back to Washington state.

Local 4-H'ers assist one of their own

Local 4-H students from the Grow 'Em and Show 'Em Club got a real-time lesson in community service and helping one of their own recently.

Ideal gift for elders not for sale at the mall

Who better to ask than an elder living in a care facility what an ideal gift for Christmas would be for an older person? And when they answer, you just might be surprised.

CD Review

Loren Stillman, an alto saxophonist in New York City, released his album Winter Fruits in October, his second as a band leader.

Heavy metal band preparing for first album

YAKIMA - ON-EDGE, a heavy metal, rock band from Yakima is preparing to head into the studio to record its first full-length album next January.

Annie Oakley comes to life at SHS

Students at Sunnyside High School this week have been auditioning for the 1999 revival version of the musical "Annie Get Your Gun."

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Guest Editorial

Troop surge in Afghanistan a losing investment

Troop surge in Afghanistan a losing investment

Paper Clips

New found respect

New found respect

OBITUARY

JEAN D. CULVER

JEAN D. CULVER

DEATH NOTICE

JUDY FEGLEY

JUDY FEGLEY

Thursday, December 3

Former Sunnyside police receptionist in custody

A former Sunnyside police receptionist charged with five counts of felony theft from the Sunnyside Police Department is now in custody.

Council ties up loose ends on 2010 budget

A city code enforcement officer will be hired in 2010, but three street department positions have been left out and the proposed Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal position is in limbo.

G'view church to host Christmas dinner, tree sale

GRANDVIEW - If you haven't purchased your Christmas tree yet, Grandview's Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish may have what you are looking for.

Where's Magilla Gorilla?

Sunnyside police received a report of a stolen gorilla at 8:15 a.m. today (Thursday).

SCHS honor roll students named

A total of 30 students at Sunnyside Christian High School achieved "high honor roll" status for the first quarter of the 2009-10 academic year.

Local physician at odds with recent recommendation to cut back on mammography screenings

Dr. Steven Lee of Sunnyside has treated numerous patients afflicted by breast cancer. Based on that experience, he doesn't side with the recent recommendations provided by the federal government's Preventative Services Task Force.

Wednesday, December 2

County working to update public records policy

YAKIMA - Citing changing technology and a growing demand for public information requests, Yakima County commissioners met yesterday with legal counsel to draft an updated public records policy.

Lower Valley historians working to form Granger Historical Society

GRANGER - Having worked diligently to celebrate Granger's centennial year, members of the Granger Centennial Committee decided the community is in need of a historical society.

Christmas trees aplenty in Sunnyside

With Christmas just 23 days away Sunnyside residents are busy getting their Christmas shopping finished. But, perhaps the most important item on any Christmas list is the actual Christmas tree itself.

Knights' varsity fares well at SHS gym

Despite absorbing a pair of losses to 2A Wapato and 3A Sunnyside, the 1B Sunnyside Christian Knights held their own at last night's season opening jamboree, hosted by the Grizzlies.

SHS Grizzlies open season with two wins at jamboree

After practicing for the past two weeks the Sunnyside High School boys basketball team opened up preseason play with two wins last night at the Sunnyside Jamboree.

Bake sale, bone marrow drive slated for Saturday

GRANDVIEW - Grandview's Thelma Romero is gearing up to take on the role of ambassador.

Story Time

Give the gift that won't be forgotten

Give the gift that won't be forgotten

Cutting to the Core

Palin one step closer to becoming President

Palin one step closer to becoming President

OBITUARY

JANICE I. EASTRIDGE

JANICE I. EASTRIDGE

Tuesday, December 1

Military veteran joins Grandview PD

GRANDVIEW - Ever since she left the military, Julie Hellyer has wanted to transition to law enforcement and now she can. Hellyer recently began working police dispatch at the Grandview Police Department.

State ag director Rotary's guest speaker

After serving several terms as a 15th District Representative, Sunnyside's Dan Newhouse was tapped by Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire to serve as the Director of the Department of Agriculture.

SHS Lady Grizzlies open season at Grandview jamboree

GRANDVIEW - The Sunnyside High School girls basketball team opened the 2009-10 high school season with two losses last night in Grandview at the opening jamboree.

New video and game rental store opens

When Ben Macy and Shawn VanWinkle were little boys, they scrimped and saved to buy a Nintendo game system. They swapped it back and forth every Sunday at church. Today, that childhood friendship has blossomed into a joint business venture with the opening of Flicks & Games in Sunnyside.

DEATH NOTICE

BEULA MARIE KIRK

BEULA MARIE KIRK