The top headline on May 22, 1969 was “Dogs to be controlled; sewers to be constructed.” The story told of a special election for Sunnyside voters, deciding on the passage of a new dog leash law and gain the approval of a general obligation bond issue to construct storm sewers in the city in the amount of $175,000.
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GRANDVIEW — A community day of service drew more than 250 volunteers to lend a hand on city-wide projects with dedicated purpose for creating an environment of cooperation on Saturday morning, bright and early.
Amanda Arreola, Jazzy’s aunt, and Gabriel Sands participate in a 5K run and walk through the Jerry Taylor Memorial Veterans Plaza this past Saturday morning with all proceeds to benefit Jazzy Guillen, a Prosser High School sophomore student athlete who’s battling a rare stage 4 cancer.
SUNNYSIDE — The Astria Sunnyside Hospital Auxiliary will distribute $24,000 in scholarship funds to students pursuing medical careers when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Conquistador, South Sixth Street.
One of the top headlines this week in 1969, the announcement of Sunnyside General Hospital’s $165,000 expansion, which was to allow for 15 additional beds, new equipment and administrative offices.
Guillermo Castaneda: The sunny morning turned into scary, black night; the black night then returned back into sunny morning, but our lucious-green Valley was finger-snapped, magically, sadly, into landscape of powdery, grey ash.
SUNNYSIDE — Middle school athlete Joselyn Montelongo was calm following her first event at last Wednesday’s Sunnyside School District Special Olympics Track and Field competition.
Dr. Jack Hale presented Sunnyside Schools Attendance Officer Gifford Jones with the “Eyes over Washington “ Award given by the State Optometric Association for outstanding service to humanity. Hale was the association’s award chairman.
YAKIMA — The Annual 4-H Performing Arts “Talent Show” Contest was held in conjunction with the 4-H Fashion Revue held on Friday evening, April 26, at the Fruitvale Grange.
In the colorfully illustrated spirit of Free Comic Book Day, library patrons of all ages are invited to bring in their own comics to share and swap with others on Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m.
Sunnyside School Board announced its largest school budget at $2,817,818. The number marked the first time the school district has sent out a budget over $2 million. It did include a 7 percent increase for teacher salaries.
The Art Department’s semi-annual clay sale will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday morning in the Palmer Hall building lobby, on the main Yakima Valley College campus, 16th St. and Nob Hill Blvd.
Kate Laplante from Seattle wears her white bride-to-be sash and sunglasses, celebrating her upcoming June 8 wedding day with girlfriends during their festive tasting of 2018 cabernet at Silver Lake Winery in Zillah on Saturday during the Yakima Valley’s Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend.
Riding the new Miss Sunnyside Community Float down Edison Avenue with this year’s theme of “Fantasy Forest,” (left to right, from front to back) is Miss Sunnyside Third Princess Daisy Hernandez, Second Princess Grace Van Belle, Queen Cinthia Santiago and First Princess Hogla Deida Cortez on Tuesday, April 23.
TUNNEL OF PROMISE — The cherry blossoms in this orchard at Independence and Washout roads this past Monday, Earth Day, are a vision of promise for a fruitful harvest. Carefully tended, they will bring about the first tree crops in the Yakima Valley.
Celebrate Sunnyside’s “best and brightest” at the annual Spirit of Sunnyside Awards Banquet to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the city’s Community Center, 1521 S. First St.
Miss Sunnyside hopefuls from left to right, Rocio Cisneros, Kaydience Porter, Mackenzie Evans, Natalie Campbell, Kendra Gardner and Abbey Marquez. Not pictured is Hellen Palma and Omara Santiago Ayala.
Works of art by graduating Heritage University seniors Madeline Alviso Ramirez and Anthony Tzib will be on display as part of the Senior Art Exhibition in the Virginia S. Hislop Art Gallery at Petrie Hall from April 24 - May 3.
They came prepared with rakes, garbage bags, lawn mowers, weed-eaters, pruners and many hands to spruce up neighborhoods where the Together Church congregates each Sunday.
Taylor Wolfe says she is happy any time she gets to show her favorite dairy show cow “McKenzie Moo” at area livestock shows, dressed in her blue corduroy FFA jacket.
EDITOR’S NOTE — Glancing back through the Sunnyside Sun pages, here is sampling of the stories published in 1969 reflecting everything that made the Sun the original voice of the community.
UPDATE: Sunnyside’s City Council is rescheduling consideration of the proposed ordinance to modify the current zoning prohibiting the retail sale of marijuana. City staff are currently reviewing future calendars with the council to re-schedule this matter. NOTE: This poll is used for community involvement only. Results will not be used in City Council's decision.
- Marilyn Arnold
- Dance company ranks up awards
- Bridge closures planned in June
- Man busted in drug sting
- Robert (Bob) Larson
- Denny’s restaurant is coming
- Clean up is just the beginning
- Juan (John) Antonio Cruz
- How is this illegal? Old laws may seem silly, but can pose serious consequences
- Major fruit packer to close in October
- ‘He set the bar so high’: As a player and person, Bart Starr, 85, was greatest Packers had to offer
- David Tennant struggled with Doctor Who fame
- Kanye West surprised wife Kim Kardashian West with Celine Dion show
- John Krasinski's life 'changed' when he went to University
- Packers iconic QB Bart Starr dies at 85
- Kendall Jenner enjoying the single life
- 'Ask Hub Arkush:' Any chance Bears sign Gerald McCoy?
- Skrine, Clinton-Dix happy newcomers to Bears top-rated defense
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