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First-generation Sunnyside grad takes lessons in resilience from her mother  Yakima Herald-Republic

Brianna Adilene Toscano's mom has always been her cheerleader.

Bond votes: Nail-biters in West Valley, Sunnyside  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Two school bond measures in the West Valley and Sunnyside school districts were too close to call in Tuesday's special election.

Photos: Sunnyside High School graduation | News Photos  Yakima Herald-Republic

Scenes from the Sunnyside High School graduation ceremony at Clem Senn Field in Sunnyside, Wash. on Friday, June 8, 2018. The ceremony saw 415 ...

West Valley, Sunnyside school bond measures passing in latest tally  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — School bond measures in the Sunnyside and West Valley school districts are passing in the latest tally of special election ballots Wednesday.

Sunnyside High School continues School of Distinction award streak  Yakima Herald-Republic

For the third year in a row, Sunnyside High School has received the School of Distinction award for being among the 5 percent of the highest-improving schools ...

John Hughes Student Health Center hosts sports physical days  NBC Right Now

The John Hughes Student Health Center, located on the Sunnyside High School Campus will be hosting a sports physical week from July 15th to July 19th.

Meet the candidates: Sunnyside City Council Position 5  Yakima Herald-Republic

Sunnyside is a city with potential and a city with problems.

West Valley, Sunnyside bond measure approval continues climbing  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Support for West Valley and Sunnyside school district bond measures continues to grow as more ballots are counted from Tuesday's special ...

A better opportunity: 12 Sunnyside siblings and first generation students give back  Yakima Herald-Republic

Ignacio and Maria Ramos grew up in small towns in Mexico, where they lacked access to a full-fledged education.

Preview: Q&A with principal of Sunnyside High School, where graduation rates are rising  Yakima Herald-Republic

Sunnyside High School Principal Ryan Maxwell operates under a simple philosophy: Change policies, but support staff.

Second student arrested made for threats against Sunnyside High School  Yakima Herald-Republic

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- Less than a day after a 15-year-old Sunnyside High School student was arrested for allegedly posting a Facebook threat against the ...

Yakima Valley schools to keep students nourished, ready to learn during summer gap  Yakima Herald-Republic

As the school year draws to a close, summer lunch programs for students throughout the Yakima Valley are ramping up.

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market opens in Sunnyside  KIMA CBS 29

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. - A new grocery store opened it doors in Sunnyside on Thursday, offering people in the community another place to shop. Hundreds of ...

2016 Graduation: Sunnyside High student lives big, dreams bigger  Yakima Herald-Republic

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- The list is long — cheer team (captain this school year), track and field, Latino Culture Club (president this year), Pep Club (vice president ...

Sunnyside HS on precautionary lockdown; Police investigate written threat  KIMA CBS 29

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -Update, 10:32 a.m., Wednesday Sunnyside police have arrested two 15-year-old suspects regarding social media threats discovered ...

Charlene Marie Bussert  Yakima Herald-Republic

Charlene Marie Bussert, 64, died unexpectedly at her home and was ushered into the presence of her Lord Jesus on Tuesday 29 January 2019.

Sunnyside High School 2015 Graduation | News Photos  Yakima Herald-Republic

Scenes from Sunnyside High School's 2015 graduation ceremony at Clem Senn Field in Sunnyside, Wash. on June 5, 2015. (25 images)

Video: Sunnyside High graduation | News Watch  Yakima Herald-Republic

Sunnyside High School held graduation ceremonies for the class of 2016 at Clem Senn Stadium in Sunnyside, Wash. on Friday, June 3, 2016.

Eric Jerome Anderson  Yakima Herald-Republic

Eric Jerome Anderson, 52, son of Richard E. Anderson (Rick) and Sharon L. (Crockett) Anderson, passed away at his residence in Kimberly, Oregon on June 12, ...

Robert D. Hall  Yakima Herald-Republic

Robert D. Hall, age 79, died unexpectedly and peacefully on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in his California home. He was born on January 30, 1940 in ...

High School Roundup: Selah beats Ellensburg to grab CWAC lead  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH — With first place on the line, Ashley Shurtleff did her best to help the Selah Vikings grab that top spot.

It Happened Here: Outlook native Bonnie Dunbar, Washington's first woman in space  Yakima Herald-Republic

Bonnie J. Dunbar has set quite a few firsts in her lifetime.

44 Yakima County students receive Mollie Davis scholarships  Yakima Herald-Republic

Forty-four Yakima County students were given Mollie Davis scholarships last week at the Yakima Convention Center.

Five local students awarded full scholarship to Heritage University  Yakima Herald-Republic

Five local students have been awarded a full-ride scholarship to Heritage University.

Former Sunnyside teacher resigns after students say names used in class  KIMA CBS 29

Sex education that some say got too personal ended up costing a Sunnyside High School teacher his job. David Beals spent 16 years with the Sunnyside district ...

6 Davis soccer players facing burglary, malicious mischief charges  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Six Davis High School soccer players charged with burglary are expected to appear in juvenile court later this month.

High School Roundup: Grandview upsets Cheney for Class 2A state soccer berth  Yakima Herald-Republic

CHENEY — Grandview prepared to travel to three different venues Saturday to take on the Great Northern League's top seed before finally heading to Cheney ...

For these Sunnyside High grads, their parents and principals were the same  Yakima Herald-Republic

SUNNYSIDE — As if the social pressures in school aren't hard enough.

Ervin Carl Kilian  Yakima Herald-Republic

Ervin Carl Kilian of Sunnyside, WA passed away to be with his loving father on November 13, 2018 while surrounded by loved ones.

Sunnyside High School junior Jessica Linde shines at Big 9 district track and field meet  Yakima Herald-Republic

During the 2016 Columbia Basin Big 9 track and field championships that were held in Wenatchee on May 19 and at Eisenhower High School on May 21, junior ...

Sheriff’s office alerts Selah, Sunnyside districts about old online school-violence threat  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima County Sheriff's office alerted Selah and Sunnyside school officials about a social media post threatening a shooting at a school with ...

Rose Nadine Lainhart (Bridgman, Murray)  Yakima Herald-Republic

Rose Nadine Lainhart (Bridgman, Murray) went to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Rose Nadine Murray (Nadine) was born on ...

Michael J. Klippert  Yakima Herald-Republic

Michael J. Klippert was born October 20, 1946 in Sunnyside, WA to John and Martha (Kraft) Klippert, and passed from this world to his heavenly home on Wed.

Sunnyside High auditorium serves as courtroom in campus visit  Arizona Daily Star

Jessica Drezek, 16, asks a question to the panel of judges after oral arguments were completed. Students expressed interest in the challenges lawyers and ...

For Sunnyside star, this season brings a big change  Yakima Herald-Republic

Derrick Escamilla could be found in all corners of the CBBN stat sheet last year, mingling among the leaders in rushing, kickoff returns and interceptions.

Free fireworks displays happening in the Yakima Valley  KIMA CBS 29

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - People spending their Fourth of July holiday in the Yakima Valley will have opportunities to view some spectacular fireworks.

E. Anita “Susie” (Berk) Doncaster  Yakima Herald-Republic

E. Anita “Susie” (Berk) Doncaster, 78, passed on to her heavenly home with a smile on her face on May 9, 2019 at her house in Yakima after a valiant.

Yakima County students nominated for military academy consideration by Rep. Newhouse  KIMA CBS 29

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced that he has nominated two students from the Yakima Valley for consideration to attend U. S. military academies.

Dorothy Blankenship  Yakima Herald-Republic

Dorothy Blankenship, 90 years young and our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother joined her loving soulmate and ...

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse calls for vetting of Trump’s emergency declaration  Yakima Herald-Republic

In the wake of President Donald Trump's decision Friday to declare a national emergency to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse ...

James Bernhardt Krueger  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jim was born to Ruth Estelle (Nelson) and Leroy Vivian Krueger on 23 October 1940 in Peter's Nursing Home, Sunnyside, WA. On 23 November 2018 he joined ...

Phyllis “Arlene” Paul  Yakima Herald-Republic

Longtime Sunnyside resident Phyllis “Arlene” Paul went to her heavenly home on Thursday February 7, 2019 in Kennewick, WA. Arlene was born in Natoma, ...

Tri-Cities roofing business owner shot and killed in Klickitat County  Tri-City Herald

A Pasco man was shot and killed in a fight near Bickleton, WA, in Klickitat County, according to the sheriff's office. A Roosevelt man was taken to jail.

CBBN all-league football  Yakima Herald-Republic

MVP: Caelen Massey, sr., Eastmont. Co-Linemen of the year: Chance Ward, sr., Eisenhower; Damien Chavez, sr., Sunnyside. Offensive MVP: Derek Escamilla, ...

Yakima County teen tobacco use spikes as vaping eclipses cigarette smoking  Yakima Herald-Republic

A few months ago, 17-year-old Christal Victoriano could be found at Sunnyside house parties taking drags from the end of a USB drive-type device filled with ...

Sunnyside man's mission to serve the youth kept alive after his death  KIMA CBS 29

SUNNYSIDE, Wash.- A Sunnyside man is being remembered for his humble *service* to the school district for over 25 years and his heart for under-privileged ...

We Can Resurrect a Failing School | Scholastic Fantastic | Spokane | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and the Inland Northwest  Pacific Northwest Inlander

Some ideas about education seem almost ironclad: Poverty is nearly impossible to overcome. Sudden change just makes everyone angry. Swapping out ...

Ellensburg wrestling sees six in the finals, two take home the trophy at Ray Westberg Invite  Daily Record-News

It was difficult to see Ellensburg High School's Brandon Mellergaard during Henry Rinehart's final wrestling match in the 182-pound division — but you could ...

Cinco de Mayo celebrations planned for Yakima, Sunnyside  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Organizers of Yakima's annual Cinco de Mayo Cultural Festival are expecting entertainment and fair weather to again bring thousands ...

Granger hires new school superintendent  Yakima Herald-Republic

GRANGER, Wash. — The Granger School District has hired a new superintendent.

Herman Kilian Jr.  Yakima Herald-Republic

Herman Kilian Jr. was born to Herman and Lina Kilian in White Bluffs, WA on January 24, 1931 and died peacefully at home on August 3, 2019, finally achieving ...

Two Davis soccer players charged in connection with brawl after Sunnyside game  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Two A.C. Davis High School soccer players have been charged with assault following a May 9 altercation that injured three Sunnyside High ...

Beverly Colleen Mason Wilson  Yakima Herald-Republic

Beverly Colleen Mason Wilson went to join her Lord and Savior on April 1, 2019. Beverly was a very creative person who found her gift of painting later in life.

Sunnyside wrestling rides its depth to Cadet Classic title  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Senior Josiah Rodriguez got back what was once his twice over and freshman teammate Austin Villanueva got it on his first opportunity.

Putting the Lower Valley on center stage  Yakima Herald-Republic

SUNNYSIDE — Erin Martin and Elizabeth Moss had talked about opening a performing arts school in the Lower Valley but it was just talk until Alex Boyé came ...

Wilson High School presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST  Broadway World

Wilson High School presents a tale as old as time, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The show will come to life on the Wilson High School stage April 12-April 20, ...

Sunnyside High School principal wins statewide honor  Yakima Herald-Republic

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Sunnyside High School Principal Ryan Maxwell expected to honor the high school for its state School of Distinction recognition during a ...

Yakima lags well behind state, U.S. in high school graduates  Yakima Herald-Republic

About 1 in 4 Yakima County residents 25 and older don't have a high school diploma.

Town hall a testy affair for Rep. Dan Newhouse  Yakima Herald-Republic

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse's meeting with 150 constituents last week in Sunnyside offered a textbook example of how the intense national debates over ...

Yakima Valley organizations, teachers aim to mitigate effects of adverse childhood experiences  Yakima Herald-Republic

With recognition of adverse childhood experiences and the lasting negative mental and physical impact they can have on children's lives, educators and others ...

Granger School District to follow 'standard safety protocols' through the week after bathroom wall threat  Yakima Herald-Republic

GRANGER, Wash. -- A threat written on a bathroom wall at Granger High School prompted the school district to operate under heightened security Wednesday ...

Four teens held over threatened school shooting in Grandview  Yakima Herald-Republic

GRANDVIEW, Wash. -- Bail was set Monday at $15000 each for three Grandview High School students who authorities say threatened to shoot classmates.

EHS wrestlers have memorable senior night, now eyeing districts  Daily Record-News

Ellensburg High School wrestling capped off the 2018-19 regular season in fashion, defeating East Valley High School, 63-18, and Quincy High School, 41-22.

Harry Bos  Yakima Herald-Republic

Harry “Can't Tell By Looking” Bos passed away on the afternoon of October 30, 2017 in Sunnyside, Washington, surrounded by his family. He was born on ...

List: Yakima Valley celebrates 4th of July in style  KIMA CBS 29

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Are you looking for something explosive to do this 4th of July? Want to spend your holiday weekend enjoying a live fireworks show, delicious ...

Yakima police: 4 suspects in series of armed robberies in custody  KIMA CBS 29

The Yakima Police Department says the suspects are believed to have robbed at least four stores since Halloween.

Mount Vernon School District aims for 100 percent high school graduation rate

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon School District has its sights set on a new goal, one it hopes will affect not only its students, but the entire community.

Fireworks sales begin Thursday; beware of restrictions | Local  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Fireworks season begins Thursday: Stands around the state will open for business, and people will begin discharging them to celebrate ...

Yakima Valley's first family of football: Cooper Kupp likely to be third generation NFL player  Yakima Herald-Republic

As Craig Kupp sometimes struggles to identify his first recollection of football, he smiles.

Ken Herber  Yakima Herald-Republic

On Friday, November 9th, 2018, Ken Herber, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at age 68.

5 things about Cinco de Mayo  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Cinco de Mayo is a major annual event in the Yakima Valley, drawing tens of thousands of people to Sunnyside and Yakima for nearly three ...

"I’m a Soldier. That’s What I Was Meant To Be."  Yakima Herald-Republic

Tim Gatton shows me a photo of his grandfather Hank and six brothers, posing in uniform after World War II ended in 1945. Every one of them served except the.

New superintendents get pay bumps but offer valuable experience, fresh perspectives  Yakima Herald-Republic

With the exception of a tablet computer that Kevin McKay had in his possession, most if not all of the Zillah School District superintendent's belongings were no ...

Arizona Christian Football Signs 92- Largest Recruiting Class Ever  Victory Sports Network

On Wednesday, Arizona Christian Football signed their largest recruiting class ever on National Signing Day as 92 recruits signed to play for ACU...

Local amateur Keith Crimp qualifies for U.S. Senior Amateur in North Carolina  Daily Record-News

The golf gods are on the Crimp family's side — for now. Kathryn Crimp, an Ellensburg High School alum, who's heading off to St. Martin's University this fall, won ...

Head of the Class: East Valley High School Principal Kayla Crowe  Yakima Herald-Republic

Mention “High School Principal” and many of us may picture a steely-eyed man striding the hallways in search of wayward pupils. Kayla Crowe certainly does ...

Panthers pin down win against Columbia River  Camas Washougal Post Record

Scott Lees scores points with a move on Miguel Fuentes from Columbia River during the first home meet of the season on Wednesday, Dec. 12. (Wayne ...

Mid-Columbia 2018 graduation schedule  Tri-City Herald

The pomp and circumstance of graduation season has arrived. Here's the rundown of upcoming graduation ceremonies around the Mid-Columbia region.

Music, food, fun: Cinco de Mayo celebrations set in Yakima, Sunnyside  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Organizers expect a total of around 35000 people for Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Yakima and Sunnyside this weekend as live music, ...

Stanley Riel  Yakima Herald-Republic

Stanley Joseph Riel was born on December 16, 1931 in Yakima, WA. He grew up on a farm in Outlook, WA with his father AJ, his mother Helen, brother Myron,

High School Research Teachers Conference  Science News for Students

On September 27-29, 2019, the Society for Science & the Public (the Society) will welcome 200 science research teachers at all levels of experience to gather in ...

Yakima Valley students join nationwide movement against gun violence  Yakima Herald-Republic

In an unprecedented show of unity, thousands of students in more than a dozen Yakima Valley schools condemned gun violence in schools and paid tribute to ...

Shirley Roxane Mason  Yakima Herald-Republic

Shirley Roxane Mason unexpectedly went home to the loving arms of Jesus on April 24th, 2018 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. She was a beloved wife, ...

Following in my sister’s footsteps as Miss Yakima County  Yakima Herald-Republic

What is involved in becoming Miss Yakima County? And what exactly is it that Miss Yakima County does?

Public fireworks displays across the state  KIMA CBS 29

Firework displays will be held throughout the state this coming 4th of July. Check out the locations and times of local shows, or see what's happening around ...

Soroptimist of the Lower Yakima Valley hosting anti sex-trafficking event Jan. 24  Yakima Herald-Republic

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — A local chapter of an international women's organization will hold an anti-sex-trafficking event on Jan. 24 at Sunnyside High School.

Prosser explosive was 1 of several threats Tuesday  Tri-City Herald

Prosser police will have a heavy presence at the high school Wednesday after a small explosive was found near a portable classroom Tuesday, sending the ...

Where are they now? Notable Valley figures out of the spotlight, but not forgotten  Yakima Herald-Republic

They may no longer be in the headlines, but the imprint these five men and women left on the Yakima Valley won't soon be forgotten.

Newhouse safe, not at baseball practice | Crime And Courts  Yakima Herald-Republic

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse was not at the Congressional baseball practice where a gunman opened fire Wednesday morning.

SCENE CALENDAR: Theater and Dance  Yakima Herald-Republic

THEATER. Warehouse Theatre Company: “The Addams Family: A New Musical”. Akin Center Theatre, 1610 S. 24th Ave., Yakima; ...

7 threats in 2 days. Mid-Columbia nerves are raw  Tri-City Herald

The seven school-related threats in the past two days have left Mid-Columbia parents, students and first responders on edge. A Wednesday morning report of a ...


Whether it is a Shakespearean sword fight, a mock boxing duel, or a danced-out gang rumble, combat can be an essential and exciting aspect of live drama.

Lower Valley Lights On Afterschool programs to be spotlighted  Yakima Herald-Republic

TOPPENISH — The Northwest Community Action Center will host its own Lights On Afterschool event next week.

Chiawana football coach Steve Graff headed to Hall of Fame  Tri-City Herald

Steve Graff isn't quite sure who nominated him for the Washington Football Coaches Hall of Fame, or that he's eligible for the honor Saturday in Everett.

Prep Game of the Week: May 6, 2016  Yakima Herald-Republic

WHEN: Tuesday, 7 p.m.. WHERE: Clem Senn Field, Sunnyside High School. RECORDS: Davis 9-3 CBBN, 13-3 overall; Sunnyside 9-3 CBBN, 12-3 overall.

Former astronaut Bonnie Dunbar will speak at Heritage commencement Saturday  Yakima Herald-Republic

TOPPENISH, Wash. -- Former NASA astronaut and Sunnyside native Bonnie Dunbar will be the commencement speaker at the Heritage University graduation ...

Holiday events around the Yakima Valley  Yakima Herald-Republic

Scenes from the 26th annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade in Sunnyside, Wash., on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (MASON TRINCA/Yakima Herald-Republic file).

'A great honor' | Walla Walla High School |  Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

When Marda McClenny arrived at Wa-Hi in the fall of 1967, Title IX was still a few years away from dramatically reshaping female athletics nationwide at the ...

Unleashed spotlight -- 'Pregnot': The senior project that got the nation talking  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Five years ago this month, Toppenish High School student Gaby Rodriguez concluded a 61/2-month social experiment, conducted for her ...

Zelda Newman  Yakima Herald-Republic

Zelda Newman went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2018.

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