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Friday, January 30

City fees increased by Mabton officials

MABTON - The Mabton City Council passed several ordinances at the end of December 2008, which modernized the municipality's license and permit fees for 2009.

Yesterday's headcount in Sunnyside reveals homelessness still a problem

St. Joseph's gym in Sunnyside was turned into a veritable mall for services and assistance to homeless people in the area yesterday during the fifth annual Point In Time homeless census in Yakima County.

Gross Point Blank

More sin taxes?

More sin taxes?

BRIEFLY

Troopers plan extra patrols for Super Bowl weekend

Troopers plan extra patrols for Super Bowl weekend

'Hounds finish at 1-8 in duals

WAPATO - In its most competitive dual match in several weeks, the Grandview Greyhound wrestling team was tied with host Wapato 30-30 last night before losing the final two matches for a 40-30 CWAC South defeat.

Grizzlies' bid for league title falls short

MOSES LAKE - The Sunnyside High School wrestling team was looking for a share of the CBBN Columbia Division title last night when the Grizzlies visited Moses Lake. But a three-pin rally by the Chiefs in the middle weights doomed Sunnyside's chances as Moses Lake won 51-14 to earn the title.

Thursday, January 29

Planned parenthood receives grant funds

Planned Parenthood of Central Washington recently received a grant of $25,000 from the Yakima Valley Community Foundation.

Patriots run wild over Bickleton boys, 92-27

RICHLAND - Bickleton's boys were defeated handily by the Liberty Christian varsity squad last night, 92-27.

BIRTHS

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

City, port explore ways to form productive partnership

Sunnyside port officials and city council members and staff met together last night, Wednesday, to put their heads together in forming a more productive partnership.

BRIEFLY

House fire still under investigation

House fire still under investigation

Wednesday, January 28

Three homes go up in flames in less than hour

Sunnyside firefighters were called out on three structure fires yesterday (Tuesday), all within one hour of each other.

Grandview's pioneering history shared during centennial observance

GRANDVIEW -Barb Olmstead has written many stories of Grandview's history throughout the years, and last night she shared some of that history at the first of five presentations to be provided through May, commemorating the community's centennial year.

OBITUARY

STAN ALEXANDER

STAN ALEXANDER

Settlement offer by Perales pitched to Mabton Council

MABTON - The Mabton City Council heard an offer to settle an unfair labor practice complaint brought by former Mabton Police Chief Robert Perales.

Signs hopeful for Yakima Valley tourism

YAKIMA - Following a year of recession and economic decline in 2008, Yakima Valley merchants are looking to 2009 for any sign of hope they can find in sustaining tourism to our region.

Cutting to the Core

Bring back the Beaver

Bring back the Beaver

BRIEFLY

Lepez completes Air Force basic training

Lepez completes Air Force basic training

FORUM

YES vote

YES vote

Tuesday, January 27

Sunnyside, Grandview nursing homes earn high marks from federal government

An A+, 100 percent, acing the test, or in the case of Hillcrest and Grandview Health Care Center nursing homes, scoring five out of five stars on a recent federal review of their facilities.

BRIEFLY

Seattle Sounders' voting promotion now underway

Seattle Sounders' voting promotion now underway

Travel agency owner closes Sunnyside office

GRANDVIEW - No longer operating out of her office on South Sixth Street in Sunnyside, Dottie Cervantes has moved her business home to Grandview.

Council rejects new police contracts

It's back to the bargaining table as the Sunnyside City Council by a vote of 5-2 last night rejected 2009 union contracts with police and police sergeants.

Mayor pro tem resigns

In a surprise move last night, Sunnyside Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Epps announced his resignation from the city council effective at the end of Monday night's meeting.

DEATH NOTICE

ORVILLE H. KRUSSOW

ORVILLE H. KRUSSOW

Grandview grocery story undergoes rebuilding process

GRANDVIEW - Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the rebuilding of a downtown Grandview grocery store razed by a late summer fire is beginning to take shape.

OBITUARY

INALEE NATHLICH KELLOUGH

INALEE NATHLICH KELLOUGH

Monday, January 26

Lady Pirates defeat Yakama Tribal

Bickleton's Lady Pirates defeated Yakama Tribal in a 68-34 blowout win this past Friday night, only to fall to Trout Lake Saturday 48-39.

Grizzlies just miss in weekend losses

Close counts in horseshoes but unfortunately not in basketball as the Sunnyside boys hoops team came up just short in a pair of league losses this past weekend.

Lady Grizzlies win

The Sunnyside High School girls basketball team watched a seven-point lead evaporate in the final minute of this past Friday's game with the Davis Pirates but then woke up in overtime to win 62-60 and pick up their first league win of the season.

Prep student helps kindergarteners while earning Eagle Scout badge

Sunnyside High School senior Kevin Wilson knew he had to complete his Eagle Scout project to actually become an Eagle Scout but wasn't quite sure what to do.

Mabton ekes out a pair of league victori

The Mabton Viking boys basketball team improved its record to 5-2 in SCAC West league play, and 12-3 overall, with two close wins this past weekend.

Friday, January 23

OBITUARY

E. JUNE LEWIS

E. JUNE LEWIS

Granger protesters unhappy with return of Police Chief Robert Perales

GRANGER - Approximately 40 people protested against the return of Police Chief Robert Perales outside City Hall in Granger yesterday afternoon.

Jennie's Journey

Dogs are special, too

Dogs are special, too

GUEST COLUMN

Here come the food police

Here come the food police

FORUM

Let's vote YES

Let's vote YES

Sunnyside man arrested for alleged role in AM/PM gang slaying

Sunnyside police arrested a Sunnyside man this past Wednesday in connection with a Jan. 3 slaying in Sunnyside.

GUEST EDITORIAL

State should stop trying to limit driving and start reducing congestion

State should stop trying to limit driving and start reducing congestion

2004 Sunnyside Christian grad describes past year as Miss Spokane 'amazing'

SPOKANE - With her reign coming to an end next month, Miss Spokane Allyssa Fennell, a 2004 Sunnyside Christian High School graduate, is excited to use the experiences she's had in the past year to broaden her future horizons.

American Idol judges give Hollywood ticket to 2007 Sunnyside High grad

Former Sunnysider Tony Magana is taking a shot at fame with American Idol.

CD REVIEW

The groove is strong on fusion effort

The groove is strong on fusion effort

Sunnyside's Promise seeks to take action against criminal gangs

The time for talking is over, says Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder, it's time to take action in addressing the problem of criminal gangs.

Thursday, January 22

Lower Valley attorney starting to take it easy

At long last, Grandview's Jack Maxwell is starting to take it easy. The longtime Lower Valley attorney is slowly ebbing into semi-retirement.

OBITUARY

DORA DELIA BIRUETA

DORA DELIA BIRUETA

Sanders new director of nursing at Hillcrest Manor

Little did Jenny Sanders know that when she began working at Hillcrest Manor 17 years ago as a certified nurse's aide she'd one day become the Director of Nursing.

BRIEFLY

Area students named to WSU President's list

Area students named to WSU President's list

School district receives donation of new safety sacks for children with emergency medications

This past Tuesday, Jeff Barrom of Argus Insurance presented Sunnyside School District nurses with safety sacks to help students with life threatening illnesses keep track of emergency medications better.

Wednesday, January 21

'F' as in Frank

Inaugurating history

Inaugurating history

Grizzlies drop second consecutive league contest

A five-minute scoring drought in the third quarter proved too much to overcome as the Sunnyside Grizzly boys basketball team lost 47-36 at home last night to Wenatchee.

OBITUARY

ISADORE LEFEBVRE

ISADORE LEFEBVRE

BRIEFLY

County names new SVID board appointee

County names new SVID board appointee

Lady Vikings throttle Cle Elum

MABTON - Mabton's Trishi Williams led the Lady Vikings to a 61-24 win over the Cle Elum Warriors last night, Tuesday.

Granger kicks off centennial celebration

GRANGER - A year of centennial celebrations was kicked off last night by the city of Granger with an historic preservation open house at the Scout cabin.

Physical battle goes Lady Knights' way

Sunnyside Christian wrested a hard fought 59-31 decision from the visiting DeSales Irish girls basketball team last night.

DEATH NOTICE

MARIA GUADALUPE ARMETA

MARIA GUADALUPE ARMETA

Tuesday, January 20

Grandview Greyhounds defeat Granger

YAKIMA - The Grandview High School boys basketball team beat Granger High School 54-48 last night, Monday.

Dance/drill competition hosted by SHS

Several dance teams converged at Sunnyside High School this past Saturday for a Grizzliette-hosted dance and drill competition.

Life has its challenges, much like the board game

PROSSER - When Kristi Roberts, guest speaker at yesterday's Lower Valley Christian Women's Club meeting, was a youngster in Bickleton, her family enjoyed playing games. One of her favorites was the game "Life."

BRIEFLY

Sunnyside man gets jail time

Sunnyside man gets jail time

Hot air balloon launch brings science to life for seventh graders

Budding scientists at Sierra Vista Middle School got an interesting lesson in the dynamics of hot and cold air this past Friday when they were able to launch handcrafted tape and tissue paper hot air balloons.

OBITUARY

BRENT BARNETT

BRENT BARNETT

BIRTHS

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Life Options switches fundraiser from golf scramble to 2-mile walk

GRANDVIEW - In an effort to expand participation, Life Options in Grandview will forego its annual golf fundraiser for a two-mile fundraising walk, slated for April 25.

Mabton students doing everyday things to learn 'real world' math

MABTON - Sometimes learning a new subject isn't just about opening a book and studying. Sometimes it takes a practical, hands-on approach to truly grasp the concept.

Monday, January 19

DEATH NOTICE

BEATRICE IRENE BURTON

BEATRICE IRENE BURTON

Knights split weekend games

The Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team played two league games this past weekend, beating up on Yakama Tribal Friday night 88-53 but losing to Klickitat on Saturday 41-36.

American Legion names Nelson policeman of the year

GRANDVIEW - Grandview American Legion Post 57 honored Hanford K-9 officer Charles E. Nelson with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award and the Heroism Gold Medal at a belated Veterans Day dinner this past Saturday night.

Grandview ambulance station to close

GRANDVIEW - As a result of the aftermath of federal funding woes, Prosser Memorial Hospital has announced its intention to close its ambulance station in Grandview in March.

Grizzlies take first at Hoquiam tourney

HOQUIAM - Ten Sunnyside High School wrestlers placed at this past Saturday's 14-team wrestling tournament in Hoquiam, earning the Grizzlies a first place finish at the event.

Bickleton powers out win over Klickitat

Bickleton's Starr Kibby and Catelyn Clinton proved to be an unstoppable duo this past Friday night in a 46-42 win over Klickitat.

Lady Knights run 1B league record to 3-0

Wins over Yakama Tribal and Klickitat this past weekend have made the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights the favorite to capture this year's five-team Greater Columbia 1B League crown.

Exchange students enjoying life in Sunnyside

They come from Korea, Italy and Germany. They have different countries, languages and cultures.

Friday, January 16

Yakima Democrats to host inauguration breakfast

YAKIMA - Yakima Democrats and guests will gather in the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in downtown Yakima Tuesday, Jan. 20, for a breakfast celebrating the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Homeless survey in Sunnyside set for Jan. 29

Those who are homeless, whether it be living in a park, with a friend, transitional housing or in an abandoned building, are invited to participate in the point in time survey planned for Thursday, Jan. 29.

Gang shooting results in felony convictions for Sunnyside man

YAKIMA - A 20-year-old Sunnyside man will most likely spend at least five years in prison after being found guilty yesterday in a Yakima court of three felonies and one gross misdemeanor.

Sunnyside Grizzlies eclipse Suns, 43-22

On a roll since a Dec. 9 loss at Wenatchee, the Sunnyside High School wrestling team picked up its seventh straight win last night with a 43-22 shellacking of the Southridge High School Suns.

FORUM

Approve local school bond

Approve local school bond

Gross Point Blank

Maybe we'll elope

Maybe we'll elope

Thursday, January 15

OBITUARY

RITA E. SCHRECK

RITA E. SCHRECK

'American Dream' now a reality for Granger couple

Habitat for Humanity home gets help from local bank

Habitat for Humanity home gets help from local bank

Sunnyside High School students attend statewide honor band event in Seattle

Sunnyside High School students attend statewide honor band event in Seattle by Jennie McGhan

Sunnyside woman arrested near school on drug charge

A 28-year-old Sunnyside woman was arrested this past Saturday when police said they found several types of drugs in her possession.

Wednesday, January 14

Sunnyside puts forth best effort of season

With three girls topping the two-game, 300 series plateau, the Sunnyside High School bowling team turned in its strongest effort of the 2008-09 season yesterday afternoon.

Cutting to the Core

It's almost over

It's almost over

BRIEFLY

Sunnyside names official newspaper for 2009

Sunnyside names official newspaper for 2009

Perales termination results in Mabton's union negotiator being let go

MABTON - The Mabton City Council heard from citizens at last night's meeting questioning whether the council did all it could to work out a deal with former police chief Robert Perales.

Fire destroys housing start

A fire at 426 Outlook Road last night, Tuesday, completely destroyed a house under construction.

Grandview girls throw Pirates overboard, 57-37

GRANDVIEW - Last night (Tuesday) the Grandview Lady Greyhound hoopsters chewed up the 4A Davis Pirates for a 57-37 win.

FORUM

City council has let residents down

City council has let residents down

Budget crisis offers opportunity for real change...says Sunnyside legislator

OLYMPIA - The 2009 legislative session convened in Olympia this past Monday. Amidst the ceremony that always surrounds the first week is talk of how the Legislature will fill the gaping budget hole.

OBITUARY

RANDY EUGENE DALTON

RANDY EUGENE DALTON

4A Davis succumbs to Grizzly grapplers

Locked in a tight match with the Davis Pirates the Sunnyside High School grapplers used a four-bout swing in the lower weights to wrestle a victory from the Pirates, 38-27.

Moose, Seattle Mariners pay DREAM visit to Grandview students

GRANDVIEW - A couple of Seattle Mariners, joined by the Mariner Moose, made a stop in Grandview yesterday at McClure Elementary School as part of a "Dream Team" mission aimed at keeping kids healthy, safe and sound.

Tuesday, January 13

cal geography bee champ hopes to advance to state contest

Local geography bee champ hopes to advance to state contest

BRIEFLY

One arrested in weekend bar fight

One arrested in weekend bar fight

Fire razes homes on Van Belle Road

A stove malfunction is currently being eyed by Yakima County Fire District #5 firefighters as the cause for displacing five adults and four children in an afternoon fire yesterday, Monday, in the 2300 block of Van Belle Road.

Lady Vikes back on winning track

GOLDENDALE - Fresh on the heals of an agonizing Friday night loss to Granger, Mabton's Lady Vikings bounced back last night, Monday, to defeat the Goldendale Timberwolves 60-48.

Vikes surge past Goldendale Timberwolves

GOLDENDALE - The Mabton Viking boys basketball team shrugged off a slow start to rally for a 55-48 league win last night at Goldendale.

Adult entertainment laws rewritten

Although a U.S. Supreme Court decision prevents cities from banning adult entertainment businesses, Sunnyside made it more difficult for one to get started here following action taken at the city council meeting last night.

Planned Parenthood clinic tops December building starts in Sunnyside

An otherwise slow month for December building starts in Sunnyside was paced by a new commercial medical building for Planned Parenthood that was given the go ahead by city planners. The building, located at 2934 Covey Lane in Sunnyside, will measure 3,330 square feet when completed.

Huff celebrates 30 years at Northwest Farm Credit Services

With the help of his co-workers, Dan Huff celebrated 30 years of working for Northwest Farm Credit Services.

Monday, January 12

Burn ban called for Yakima County

The Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority has called a burn ban for all of Yakima County that is expected to last until this coming Thursday afternoon.

Despite record snowfall, mountain snowpack average

Despite record snowfall accumulations across Washington during the past month, the statewide mountain snowpack is average for this time of the year, according to USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Life-saving kidney donor young girl's own mother

Last year, an earnest campaign was launched to save young Laynee Schneider's life by finding a kidney donor. It turns out the life saving answer was pretty close to home in Schneider's mother, Emily Golloday.

BIRTHS

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

SHS unbeaten in league play

The Grizzly train rolled on for the Sunnyside boys this past weekend in a couple of double-digit league wins.

Sunnyside home destroyed by fire

Sunnyside firefighters were called to a blaze in the 100 block of East Edison Avenue early Sunday morning that left a house destroyed.

Mabton fourth at Royal Rumble

ROYAL CITY - The Mabton Viking grapplers traveled to Royal City for the Royal Rumble this past Saturday.

E-waste disposal made easy by state

&nIn 2006, Washington state legislators passed a bill requiring manufacturers of televisions, computers and computer monitors to pay for recycling of such products.

DEATH NOTICE

RANDY EUGENE DALTON

RANDY EUGENE DALTON

Veterans dinner planned

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview American Legion will be holding its delayed Veterans Day dinner this coming Saturday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Grandview Senior Center.

New pennies in circulation next month

Last September, the United States Mint announced it would be circulating new penny designs, beginning Feb. 12, 2009.

Friday, January 9

Post-holiday shopping

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DEATH NOTICE

CHARLES HERBERT ROSCOE

CHARLES HERBERT ROSCOE

$5.7 billion budget deficit headlines this year's legislative session in Olympia

Washingtonians are weathering the economic recession that is currently gripping the nation far better than many of their countrymen.

'Show & Shine' slated for March 7

It's never too early to start planning for the annual Sunnyside Show & Shine.

BRIEFLY

Port commissioners gearing up for trade shows

Port commissioners gearing up for trade shows

Jennie's Journey

I wouldn't have wanted to have been in Bush's shoes

I wouldn't have wanted to have been in Bush's shoes

Guest Column

Red ink did me good

Red ink did me good

FORUM

Actions of Mabton council shameful

Actions of Mabton council shameful

As state takes watery pounding Lower Valley stays relatively dry

The state of Washington has taken a pounding in the past couple of days with lots of snowfall followed by warm weather and several inches of rain.

Thursday, January 8

DEATH NOTICE

ANTONIA AMARO

ANTONIA AMARO

Grandview chamber moves to new location

GRANDVIEW - After several years of being housed within the Grandview Herald building, Grandview's Chamber of Commerce has moved to a new location.

YVCC a leader in training students for wine industry employment

GRANDVIEW - The Washington wine industry has seen dramatic growth over the past eight years. The state has grown from 150 wineries to almost 600, making Washington the second largest wine-producing state in the country. With this growth comes an increasing demand for skilled workers.

Sunnyside on board with proposed Yakima Valley gang task force

Sunnyside on board with proposed Yakima Valley gang task force

Wednesday, January 7

Solar power one way to fight energy costs

GOLDENDALE - Seraphim Energy in Goldendale has seen a recent increase in customers wanting to install solar energy systems.

'F' as in Frank

Hope in the darkness

Hope in the darkness

Pasco Bulldogs sweep SHS girls

Despite a 318 two-game series from Maleesha Maltos, the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team got swept 4-0 by the visiting Pasco Bulldogs yesterday afternoon.

DEATH NOTICE

JESUS SOSA

JESUS SOSA

Poetry club enriches knowledge about Latin American culture

PROSSER - Do you have a penchant for poetry, a passion for prose and a desire to enrich your knowledge about Latin American culture?

Mabton rallies past Crusaders, 42-34

YAKIMA - The Mabton Viking boys basketball team overcame an 11-2 first quarter run by host Riverside Christian to rally for a 42-34 non-league win last night, Tuesday.

Drop-off station set up at Grandview church for Project Linus blankets

GRANDVIEW - What started out last summer as a vacation Bible school project in making blankets for Project Linus has grown into an ongoing ministry at Grandview Christian Church.

Jennies Journey

We are all teachers

We are all teachers

Grizzlies score two wins at double-dual

The Sunnyside High School wrestling team improved its league record to 3-1 last night with wins against Hanford and Walla Walla.

OBITUARY

ALICE MARGARET MARY WADDLE

ALICE MARGARET MARY WADDLE

Cougars turn the table on S'side Christian girls

WHITE SWAN - The White Swan Cougars last night avenged an earlier loss this season to the Sunnyside Christian High School girls basketball team, winning 49-46.

Underwood to represent farmers

GRANDVIEW - Grandview orchardist Wes Underwood was recently elected to represent local administrative area #2 on the Yakima County Farm Service Agency committee.

Council puts its foot down, ousts police chief

MABTON - After an executive session at last night's city council meeting in Mabton, Mayor Velva Herrera told the city's police Chief, Robert Perales, she had to let him go.

Tuesday, January 6

BRIEFLY

Port hopes to partner more closely with city on projects

Port hopes to partner more closely with city on projects

DEATH NOTICE

MILDRED GROGAN

MILDRED GROGAN

Grandview centennial observance begins with history of founding fathers

GRANDVIEW - This year, Grandview celebrates its 100th anniversary and the centennial observance was kicked off with a proclamation from City Council Monday, followed by a brief history of the city's founding fathers.

Cascade Natural Gas call center a success

In 2002, Cascade Natural Gas asked Sunnyside's Chris Rivas to manage a customer call center for its operations.

Winter coed volleyball league forming in S'side

Despite the Sunnyside Recreation Department closing up shop because of city budget cuts, Sunnyside's long-time adult coed volleyball league is still going strong.

OBITUARY

SAM M. LOONEY

SAM M. LOONEY

Three-city animal control agreement pending

GRANDVIEW - Mayor Norm Childress last night informed Grandview City Council members that recent meetings with city leaders from Grandview, Sunnyside and Prosser have been positive.

Late turnovers doom Grandview Greyhounds

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School boys basketball team played nearly mistake-free basketball this past Saturday night when the Greyhounds hosted the Quincy Jackrabbits.

Bronze Society looks ahead to 2009

With three bronze statues under their belt, Sunnyside's Bronze Society is looking ahead to 2009 and future projects.

Monday, January 5

OBITUARY

ISABEL GARCIA

ISABEL GARCIA

Marquez leads Mabton to third place finish at Freeman Winter Classic

FREEMAN - "We had a pretty good day," said Mabton wrestling Coach John Kilian of this past Saturday's third place performance at the Freeman Winter Classic.

Mabton police chief still on the job, despite Council's wishes

MABTON - It looks like Mabton Police Chief Robert Perales is still on the job, despite the fact that his part-time position was cut during the 2009 budget process. But perhaps the most baffling thing is the reason why: because Mabton Mayor Velva Herrera said so.

DEATH NOTICE

MIGUEL DIAZ

MIGUEL DIAZ

Grizzlies fall short against West Valley

The Sunnyside boys basketball team had no answer for West Valley 6-6 senior guard Matt Borton in the first quarter and paid the price in a 55-45 loss to the Rams this past Saturday.

Poor first half effort dooms Lady Grizzlies

In a case of the 'two Kates' the Sunnyside High School girls varsity basketball team was beaten by the visiting West Valley Rams this past Saturday in a non-division Columbia Basin League match-up.

Mabton Lady Vikes run season record to 7-1

MABTON - Led by Mabton's Trishi Williams, the Lady Vikings defeated the Columbia-Burbank Coyotes this past Saturday night, 45-30.

22-year-old Sunnyside man shot to death Saturday night in likely gang-related incident

Gunfire erupted at the AM/PM convenience store in Sunnyside Saturday night that left one man dead and two wounded.

Year-ending crime stats in Lower Valley reveal encouraging numbers

Now that 2008 has come to pass, how did Lower Valley cities fare when it comes to crime? Sunnyside, Grandview and Mabton saw a collective decline in major crimes.

Friday, January 2

OBITUARY

ROBERT L. ROSSIER

ROBERT L. ROSSIER

BRIEFLY

Local residents urged to recycle old cell phones at Verizon outlets

Local residents urged to recycle old cell phones at Verizon outlets

Gross Point Blank

Our safety net has been shelved

Our safety net has been shelved

Guest Editorial

What did Obama know and when did he know it?

What did Obama know and when did he know it?

Forum

Dance team seeks help

Dance team seeks help

Top cops honored

Six employees with the Sunnyside Police Department were honored in early December for their service by the Sunnyside Police Association.

Intent of Lower Valley boxing club is to get kids back on the right track

Wanting to give youngsters in Lower Yakima Valley communities a positive outlet, Round 3 Boxing Founder Hiram Cantu began seeking support from law enforcement, school districts and municipal leaders in 2007.