1974: Newhouse re-elected House minority leader

Over the Shoulder

1954: Sunnyside’s Roscoe Sheller, dressed as a woman, performed the song “There Ain’t No Flies on Auntie” during a Rotary Club event dubbed “Ladies Night.”

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1954: Sunnyside’s Roscoe Sheller, dressed as a woman, performed the song “There Ain’t No Flies on Auntie” during a Rotary Club event dubbed “Ladies Night.”

100 YEARS AGO…(1914)

Former Sunnyside Mayor J.B. George was chosen to head the Citizen’s Ticket at a city hall caucus.

The Sunnyside High School football team, led by quarterback Emory Hay, defeated Mabton 18-0.

90 YEARS AGO…(1924)

Sunnyside’s City Meat Market, owned by Glen King, sold out of reindeer meat steaks shipped in from Alaska.

80 YEARS AGO…(1934)

Clayton Speck of Sunnyside traveled to Detroit and Flint, Mich. as a delegate to the Chevrolet Central Office Convention to gather first-hand information on the 1935 Chevrolet automobiles.

70 YEARS AGO…(1944)

Police in Sunnyside were looking for the person or persons responsible for poisoning nine dogs at a local housing development, citing the poison could be harmful to children.

Marine Staff Sgt. John Allen Clarke Jr. of Sunnyside was tapped to become a radio instructor at the College of the Ozarks.

60 YEARS AGO…(1954)

Glenn Dale Posney of Sunnyside, Sharon Fleming of Grandview and Shirley Blomquist of Sunnyside were named winners of the Sunnyside Lions Club Talent Show.

Hanford workers traveling home to Sunnyside were credited for saving the lives of the E.L. Coder family, having noticed the family’s home and garage on Victory Way near Sunnyside were on fire.

50 YEARS AGO…(1964)

John Brannfors was saved by John Benjert and rushed to Valley Memorial Hospital for severe burns suffered when the gasoline truck he was loading caught on fire at Sunnyside’s Western Farmer fuel station.

Sunnyside High School students Danny Jones and David Cox represented the Grandview Livestock Club at a Toppenish Rotary Club meeting, where the pair accepted the Outstanding Agricultural Club of Yakima County Award.

40 YEARS AGO…(1974)

State Rep. Irving Newhouse of Mabton was re-elected as the Washington State House minority leader by the Republican members of the legislature.

20 YEARS AGO…(1994)

The Sunnyside Police Department hired Jose Ortiz and James Orth, adding to the number of officers serving the city.

The Sunnyside Christian girls basketball team defeated the Kiona-Benton Bears 57-44 in the season-opening game. Darla Den Hoed of the Lady Knights scored a game high 15 points.

10 YEARS AGO…(2004)

Rene Vargas and Rosie Moran of Sunnyside were named as members of the Yakima Sun Kings dance team.

Chuck Alexander, a Granger-area grape farmer, was named grand marshal of Sunnyside’s 16th annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade.


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