Sun Reflections: September 4, 2019

An Air West F-27 project made a safe forced landing at the Sunnyside Municipal Airport due to a fire in the right engine. The landing caused a lot of excitement as parts from the engine were credited with starting several fires near the airport runway. The engine was repaired before continuing its flight from Pasco to Portland.

Sunshine Days plans complete

While there were no games booths planned, the Sunnyside Lions were ready with a beef raffle in conjunction with the local Grid Kids football game tickets sales, according to the celebration chairman Ray Rutz. Four days of fun was scheduled Sept. 11-14 - the second Sunshine Days celebration. The Junior Women Club sponsored a battle of the bands, a pubic appreciation dinner, was sponsored by the city hall, a 4-H Horse show and a parade, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

Argentina visitor welcomed

Rotary Exchange Ruben Rosenberg of San Salvador de JuJuy, Argentina, was welcomed to the Sunnyside Highs School by Counselor Ruby Slupsky, and High school principal Bill Linehan. Rosenberg traveled to Sunnyside by bus to see as much of the United States as possible.

Six students off to Spangle

Sunnyside students who attended Spangle Seventh-day Adventists Academy included Michael Tait, Dennis Murphy, Carol Novak, Gloria Pemberton, Lavon Goetzen and Merrily Rockwell.

School principal named

Sister Maria Elena was named principal at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Previously, she served as superior at the church convent. She had taught second grade at the school since arriving at the convent in 1963.

City manager sworn in

Bill Odermott took the oath of office of city manager, as administered by Mayor Jerry Taylor. Odermott was the city’s second city manager. After George Hubbert retired as 21 years of services as the city’s first city manager.

Bank in new building

Larem Severson, bank manager of the new Bank of Sunnyside was eager to move into the banks new building at 322 Sixth St. The bank business had been conducted in a trailer until its new home was completed.

Robert Sandoval assigned to Vietnam

U.S. Army Private Robert V. Sandoval, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Sandoval, Grandview was assigned as an infantryman with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam.

Headed to the fair

The Bickleton Hill Toppers 4-H Club was headed to the Klickitat County Fair in Goldendale with 17 head of steers and several horses over the Sept. 4-7 weekend.

Japanese theme dinner held

Sun Wa Garden Club entertain their husbands with Japanese themed dinner at the home of MR. and Mrs. Leonard Duffin. The after-dinner programs included a film of Celia and Bill Harrison’s trip to the Orient.

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