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Sunnyside Fire Department Probationary Firefighter/ Paramedic Jordan Kirsch and Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Miguel Barrios leave the scene of a traffic accident involving vehicles driven by Clara Meza, 56, of Prosser and Felipe Alvarez, 43, of Zillah close to the Yakima Valley H…

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YAKIMA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima has established a website listing the names of priests and deacons with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor during their time of Central Washington ministry from 1955 – 2017, with a significant majority reported during the past 20 years.

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SUNNYSIDE — The city is just past the halfway mark in the budgeted calendar year, and funds are at or near 50 percent in both revenues and expenditures.

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SUNNYSIDE — A motion to re-divide the amount contributed by each party for the School Resource Officer program failed when the vote split 2-2 at the July 8 City Council meeting.

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SUNNYSIDE — Acting Fire Captain Mickey Gillie was thrilled to learn he will be headed to Maryland in October to attend the U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Academy’s Managing Officer program.

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World War I veterans of District 8 elected Bruce Bennett of Toppenish as regional commander.

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PROSSER — In a culture where convenience and speed often dictate dining choices, a quality, counter revolution is underway in a historic, renovated church on Grant Street in Prosser.

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Sunnyside middle school’s Technology Student Association (TSA) chapter traveled to the National TSA Conference in Washington D.C. this summer.

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YAKIMA — Yakima County Sheriff’s detectives continue their investigation into a first-degree assault case involving a Granger woman and her boyfriend, whom they say is from Sunnyside.

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YAKIMA — A Grandview man accused of assaulting Sunnyside police officers on July 6 is housed at the Yakima County Jail, awaiting a July 23 arraignment.

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YAKIMA — A motorist arrested July 4 in Grandview appeared for a preliminary hearing in Yakima County Superior Court on July 11 for a requested charge of cocaine possession.

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PROSSER — While the idea of a “A to Zucchini” Derby Race” was to see which vegetable was the fastest on the race chutes, three-year-old Seth Ball was more interested in eating the veggies.

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GRANDVIEW — Yakima Valley College’s Vineyard and Winery Technology Program not only hosted the 36th annual Washington State Wine Competition, the program’s student-produced wines claimed five medals from among the more than 200 entries.

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SUNNYSIDE — To help avert an American Red Cross blood supply shortage, a blood drive will take place from 1-6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the United Methodist Church, Ninth Street and East Edison Avenue.

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YAKIMA — A one-day Flagger certification training will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, on the Yakima Valley College campus, building 32, room 104.

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GRANDVIEW — When Gloria Mendoza closed the Vineyard Café about a year ago, she didn’t have a plan for a future business in the downtown space.

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SUNNYSIDE — Gildardo Torres has been operating his business, Moreno Auto Sales, at the corner of Yakima Valley Highway and North Sixth Street for more than 10 years.

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SUNNYSIDE — The 25th annual Lions Club July 4th Celebration featured a program of watermelon coolness and hot dog grilled aroma, matched with family fun activities and culminated with a free fireworks display from Sunnyside High School’s Clem Senn Field last Thursday night.

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SUNNYSIDE — This past January, the Grandview City Council approved an interlocal agreement with Sunnyside for ambulance services.

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YAKIMA — NAMI Yakima, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will host a NAMI Family and Friends Seminar, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Comprehensive Healthcare Auditorium, 402 S. 4th Avenue, Yakima.

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SEATTLE — Darigold, Inc. is expanding its market into the Middle East and Africa with the opening of a sales office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, company officials announced this week.

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SUNNYSIDE — Heartlinks Hospice and Palliative Care needs more volunteers to help fulfill its mission of providing quality care to patients and their families.

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MABTON — Annexation of a 10-acre parcel of land abutting Mabton, on State Route 22 and Sunnyside Mabton Highway, means change and development for the city.

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Gen. James Mattis, Ret., Air Force, left, was in Prosser last Thursday visiting with Bill Pedersen of Prosser and other friends in the area. Mattis, a native of Richland and Pullman, most recently served with the current administration, serving as 26th Defense Secretary. He retired in Decemb…

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ZILLAH — A man suspected of driving under the influence escaped injury when he rolled his 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt last Tuesday, July 2.

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BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University has awarded Gloria N. Guizar of Grandview a $953 Woodring College of Education Equity and Diversity Committee Scholarship.

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SUNNYSIDE — It has taken a while, but the gas pumps at Sunnyside Food Mart are now modernized.

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Ava Hassler and her cousin Harper Sears participate in Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department’s Fourth of July inspired, red, white and blue bracelet making activity at the South Hill Park Pavilion on Wednesday, June 26.

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GRANDVIEW — The Washington State Patrol swore in 41 new troopers on June 26, with two of them receiving an assignment to the Grandview (District 3) detachment.

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OATH TO COMMUNITY — Sunnyside Mayor Julia Hart issues the oath of office to newly appointed Lodging Tax Advisory Committee member Lindsee Curfman as Mike Kennard waits to be sworn to his appointment on the city’s Arts Commission at the June 24 City Council meeting.

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SUNNYSIDE — St. Joseph Parish celebrated its 34th annual SpringFest 2019 as more than 6,000 people attended the event last weekend on Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30, at the corner of Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue, next to the church’s school.

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SUNNYSIDE — When Manny Saurez was looking for someone to fix the broken screen on his wife’s iPhone, he called his friend Wilnelia Gabino of Sunnyside.

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SUNNYSIDE — The red and orange brilliance of his clean 1964 Chevy Impala Super Sport, reflecting the late Friday evening sun, reminded Elias Fernandez of when he was 21 and growing up a few blocks away from the car wash, located on the corner of Washington and Sixth Street.

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OLDER AMERICAN NUTRITION PROGRAM

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MABTON—Artz-Fox Elementary School has released its fourth quarter Principal’s List for students earning all 4s and Honor Roll for students earning all threes and fours.

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SPOKANE — Cheree Lapierre of Sunnyside is a graduate of Whitworth University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Mathematics.

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NEWBERG, Ore. — A 2018 Grandview High School graduate, Mercedes Mendoza, has earned a place on the George Fox University Dean’s List for spring 2019.

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HAMILTON, N.Y — Michael Rodriguez received a Bachelor of Arts degree Summa Cum Laude at Colgate University’s 198th Commencement on May 19.

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ALL SYSTEMS GO — Sunnyside Middle School System Control Team of Brian Lopez, Calvin Copenhaver and Cain Rodriguez placed in the top 10 at the National Technology Student Association Conference in Washington, D.C. this past week. Also pictured are Anna Garcia, Sarah Raihl, Harry Raihl, Anthon…

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