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BIRDS OF PRAY, November 21, 2012: The Sunnyside Christian pre-school classes were recently surprised to see some feathered visitors on the playground. Three turkeys were taken to school by teacher Marlene Hughes, giving the students something to gobble about. Pictured with the birds that are…

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Veterans day remembered, November 12, 2022 — Sitting before the flag many of them fought to defend, members of the American Legion Post enjoyed a Veteran's Day dinner Monday night at the Sunnyview VFW Post in Sunnyside. More than 30 people gathered to observe Veteran's Day and to enjoy an ev…

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HALLOWEEN, October 26, 1982 — Nicholas Kassebaum, left, and Joe Fickle,right, in front; Jeremy Kassebaum, left in back; John Fickle and Jeff Muhm, right, are all prepared for Halloween. They've had their "masks" painted on. The Patty Furukawa Guild, Sunnyside, of Children's Orthopedic Hospit…

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August 14, 1992, First pigskin practice — Seth Johnston (foreground) leads the Grizzlies in a warm-up drill at the first Sunnyside High School football practice of the season this morning, Aug. 24. The Grizzlies open the season on Sept. 11 at home against East Valley of Spokane.

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August 27, 2002, School starts Wednesday — Sunnyside School District bus drivers (L-R) Tammy Hysell, Stella Hysell and Donna Bronkhorst are posing inside one of the six new school buses that was recently purchased. The district has three of the new buses ready for use when school starts tomo…

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August 18, 1982 — Bridget Nordberg, Missy Emerson and Marina Cardenas glance over a scrapbook of their early Blue Bird experiences in preparation for a new year of Camp Firing. The girls under the leadership of Linda Cardenas and DeLeesa Hochhalter entered their scrapbook in the Grandview Ju…

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AUGUST 11, 1982 — Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Graham of Gregory Ave., were awarded the first "Green Thumb" award to be given by the Sunnyside Garden Club. Pictured from left are Mr. Graham, Margaret Dreyer, of the garden club, Mrs. Graham and Ginger Burton, garden club president.

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JULY 7, 1992: Friday night fun — There is something for everyone at the annual Lower Valley Hospice Auction. To illustrate that point, Betty Carlyle, left and Monica Dietrich, right, exhibit a few of the items to be on the auction block Friday night. Auction, both oral and silent, items incl…

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OCTOBER 10, 2011 — The Sunnyside High School Homecoming royalty for 2011 with their class of 1987 escorts are (front L-R) freshman princess Mireya Herrera and escort Joe Tovar; sophomore princess Blanca Contreras and escort Rick Perrez; junior princess Daisy Rodriguez and escort Scott Marque…

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Glancing back through the Sunnyside Sun pages of headlines, here is an original sampling of the stories published in past 100 years reflecting the quality of life in the lower valley that made the Sun – the pioneering voice of the community.

History Spotlight
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The year 1905 was significant for Prosser, Washington. It was not only the year that the City of Prosser became the seat of Benton County, but it also hosted what was reported as the biggest Fourth of July celebration to date in Central Washington.