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Wapato's 73rd annual Harvest Festival and Parade planned on Labor Day  Yakima Herald-Republic

Wapato will host its 73rd annual Harvest Festival Labor Day parade this weekend with dozens of vendors, community members, churches and nonprofits ...

Marie Esther (Martin) Johnson  Yakima Herald-Republic

Marie E. Johnson, 90, of Yakima passed away early August 3, 2019 at Landmark Care Center. Marie was born to Walter G. & Florence E. Martin on March 27, ...

Wapato High School boosts security after social media post  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. — The Wapato School District increased security Friday as it investigated a social media post by a former student.

Lanah May Casebolt  Yakima Herald-Republic

On Sunday, August 25th, 2019, Lanah May Casebolt of Wapato, Washington was called home to be with Jesus after suffering a stroke. She passed away ...

Wapato High School to host Bean Feed in support of cancer patient care  KIMA CBS 29

WAPATO Wa. -- Wapato High School is hosting their annual Bean Feed to support cancer patient care. This is their 62nd annual bean feed and this year all the ...

Wapato High students help NASA bring apples into orbit and beyond  Yakima Herald-Republic

A group of 13 students from Wapato High School studying how to make apples last through the journey to outer space and protect astronauts against radiation ...

Wapato robot team secures win at SunDome competition  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — For Wapato High School, it was a Cinderella moment Saturday at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

Meet the candidates for Wapato City Council Position 2  Yakima Herald-Republic

It's time to get to know the candidates for Wapato City Council.

Wapato School District and teachers reach tentative contract agreement  NBC Right Now

9-3-18 UPDATE. WAPATO, WA- The Wapato School District and Wapato Education Association have reached a signed tentative contract agreement, including a ...

Wapato School District, teachers' union reach tentative agreement  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. — Some 3350 Wapato students will start school Tuesday as planned.

Meet the candidates for Wapato City Council Position 4  Yakima Herald-Republic

It's time to get to know Wapato City Council candidates.

City of Wapato to lose its insurance; settlement offer removing Orozco delayed  Yakima Herald-Republic

The city of Wapato will lose its municipal insurance on Jan. 1.

Race for Wapato City Council Position 7  Yakima Herald-Republic

The next Wapato City Council will have plenty on its plate.

Sisters remember brother slain along with four others in violent area of Yakama reservation  The Spokesman-Review

In the days since their brother was killed, Karen Overacker and Sharon Keeth said they heard a lot of conflicting stories about how it happened.

Roman Anthony Hernandez  Yakima Herald-Republic

Roman Anthony Hernandez, 24, of Wapato died unexpectedly April 15th, 2019. Roman was born on April 4th, 1995 in Yakima, WA, to Roy and LeiLani ...

Wapato Wolves  Yakima Herald-Republic

Wapato senior Caleb Cordova is an athlete for all seasons. He's a two-way starter in football, averaged nearly six points per game for the Class 2A ...

Wapato students ready to show NASA they have the right stuff  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. — Wapato High School freshman Luis Moreno was surprised when he saw how expanding gases of two apples cracked a quarter-inch thick ...

Roger A. Houle  Yakima Herald-Republic

Roger A. Houle, 65, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2019 at Cottage in the Meadow surrounded by family. Roger was born on December 7, 1953 in Seattle ...

Wapato High School project honored for design excellence in national magazine portfolio  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. — The $43 million project that created a new Wapato High School and modernized other parts of the campus appears in a national magazine ...

Faviola Lopez  Yakima Herald-Republic

Growing up in Wapato, Faviola Lopez wanted to be a dentist. That was the plan, but a job shadow changed her mind.

David A. Gasseling  Yakima Herald-Republic

David A. Gasseling, 68, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2019 at Toppenish Nursing and Rehab. David was born on June 24, 1950 the son of Leo and ...

For Wapato running back, sometimes the struggle is to slow down  Yakima Herald-Republic

Wapato's Jesse Frank is always on the move. The senior all-league running back gets quickly to where he is going. "He runs everywhere," said Wolves coach ...

Teen faces assault charge in drive-by shooting near Wapato High School  KIMA CBS 29

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- A Wapato teen appeared in court Friday after an outstanding warrant for a drive-by shooting in May.Lindsey Albright, 18, is accused ...

A pair of surprise prom crowns in Wapato  Yakima Herald-Republic

There are always “last moment” thoughts that high school seniors have during their final year.

Steven Gomez Sr. | Obituaries  Yakima Herald-Republic

Valley Hills Funeral Home. Steven Gomez Sr., 64, died unexpectedly on July 19, 2019. He was born on September 7, 1954, in Toppenish, WA to Robert C. and ...

Elections officials still grappling with questions that arose from 2017 Wapato mayoral race  Yakima Herald-Republic

This coverage of questions raised by Wapato's 2017 mayoral election is one story in a series that resulted from an investigation into claims of wrongdoing by city ...

Collin Scott Randall  Yakima Herald-Republic

Collin Scott Randall, 33, of Wapato, died on June 21, 2019 as the result of a tragic traffic accident. He was born on January 14, 1986 to Mike and Leslie.

Wapato boys basketball again bests Zillah in their red-hot rivalry  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. — One of the area's best nonleague rivalries produced another memorable game Tuesday night in Wapato.

Wapato graduate’s dream coming true as she heads for Georgetown  Yakima Herald-Republic

After graduation, many students from Wapato High School tend to stay close to home. In past years, several Wapato students have decided to attend Yakima ...

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.

Wapato School District wants your take on plans for a new elementary school  Yakima Herald-Republic

Construction of a new elementary school in Wapato should start in the spring, school district officials said Tuesday.

Tizoc Barbosa's penalty kick late advances Ellensburg boys soccer into the next round  Daily Record-News

It was inevitable the playoff atmosphere was going to arrive the second the whistle blew on Tuesday when the Ellensburg High School boys soccer team took on ...

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.

Kenneth M. Hoptowit  Yakima Herald-Republic

Kenneth M. Hoptowit, age 63, died Tuesday October 2, 2018 at his home surrounded by family after battling cancer. He was born in Toppenish to Fred Hoptowit, ...

Ellensburg girls soccer surges past Wapato, 9-0  Daily Record-News

You could call it a routine performance for the Ellensburg High School girls soccer team on Thursday afternoon against Wapato.

Ellensburg boys soccer have high expectations going into 2019 season  Daily Record-News

The expectations don't change for Ellensburg High School boys soccer coach Mark Timko.

William Winks Winnier  Yakima Herald-Republic

William Winks Winnier, 48, died accidently on July 4, 2019 in Toppenish. He was born on March 3, 1971 in Toppenish, son of Moses S. Winnier and Lucy ...

Richard “Dick” L. Munson  Yakima Herald-Republic

Richard “Dick” L. Munson peacefully left this life on February 9, 2019 surrounded by his family, after a long-fought battle with Parkinson's. He was born in Yakima ...

It's about time: Brothers Eli and George Juarez finally meet on the court  Yakima Herald-Republic

Ideally this would've happened a few years back, like a career ago when they coached in tiny, remote towns on the state's eastern edge.

2017 Election: Wapato candidates must focus on city’s finances  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. -- Wapato's City Council will need to address weak finances while promoting the community to attract jobs and tax dollars.

‘Mr. Teen Wapato’ a worthy mission to help kids  Yakima Herald-Republic

Earlier this year, I was a Mr. Teen Wapato candidate along with seven other Wapato High School seniors. The campaign, which was hosted by YouthWorks at ...

New Wapato mayor fires police chief  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. -- Ten days into Juan Orozco's tenure as Wapato mayor and the city is without a police chief and public works director.


Anita Jane (Hornstein) Cummings, a Seattle-area pianist, accompanist, and music teacher, died on April 10 at the age of 82.

Gary DeHart  Yakima Herald-Republic

Gary DeHart, loving father of Diana Reyes, Julie Krahn, and Kristin Rescorla, passed away at the age of 77 surrounded by his daughters on February 19, 2019 ...

After-school programs empower kids, but need exceeds funding  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. -- Jaelynn Traub wants to be a chef when she grows up, as does Juinevere Wesley. Kwalani Goudy hopes to become a veterinarian, Semone ...

EHS boys soccer season continues with 2-0 triumph  Daily Record-News

Physical is the best word to describe the Ellensburg High School boys soccer match versus Quincy High School.

Ike’s new principal has vision for school  Yakima Herald-Republic

Over the past several years, Eisenhower High School has had many principals rotating in and out. Replacing previous Principal Jewel Brumley this fall is Eric ...

Orozco, Garza apparent winners in Wapato mayoral primary  Yakima Herald-Republic

Wapato is likely to have a new mayor next year. Wapato High School teacher Hector Garza and former City Councilman Juan “Eddy” Orozco will advance to the ...

The close Wapato mayor race finally reaches its end  NBC Right Now

WAPATO, WA - Last month's mayoral race in Wapato has been so close - you could count the votes separating the two candidates on your hand. We finally know ...

James Guy Newbill (Jim)  Yakima Herald-Republic

James Guy Newbill (Jim) of Yakima passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the age of 87. He was born in Yakima on September 30, 1931. He grew up.

Valley families recall ancestors’ difficult stand against treatment of Japanese neighbors  Yakima Herald-Republic

Esther Short Boyd was working as usual at the R.R. Short Hardware store in Wapato when a man walked in and identified himself as president of one of the ...

Stephanie Lynn Valicoff  Yakima Herald-Republic

Stephanie Lynn Valicoff, 39, of Wapato, passed away on January 8, 2018 at Astria Toppenish Hospital. She died of complications due to a short illness. She was ...

Wapato mayor asked police to investigate opponent  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. -- Wapato Mayor Tony Guzman admits that he asked the city's police department to investigate one of his opponents in the recent primary.

Lucas S. Ozuna, Jr.  Yakima Herald-Republic

Lucas S. Ozuna, Jr., passed away on December 25, 2018. He was born in Weslaco, Texas on December 27, 1947 to Lucas Sr. and Esther Ozuna. He attended ...

Outrage over video showing officer kicking boy  ABC News

The video appeared to show a police pepper spraying and kicking a boy in the back.

John (Jack) Babcock  Yakima Herald-Republic

Keith & Keith Funeral Home. John (Jack) Babcock, age 95, passed away at hospice on September 25th 2018. Jack was born in Mabton, Washington to Charles ...

It Happened Here: German POWs worked at Lower Valley farms during World War II  Yakima Herald-Republic

Students sometimes joke that their schools are more like prisons as they chafe under the restrictions of school rules and the burdens of homework.

Shadle Park’s boys worked overtime to make their way to state tournament  The Spokesman-Review

The Shadle Park boys basketball team had to play in two full loser-out games on the same day to qualify for the State 3A tournament.

Jesse Farias looks back on time as Wapato mayor  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO — More than a dozen years ago, Jesse Farias set out to remove a label of high crime and poverty that long stuck to this rural Lower Valley town on the ...

While with the Seahawks, Dan Doornink studied at UW medical school — but he’s ‘fully a Cougar’  The Seattle Times

Dan Doornink went from eighth-string quarterback to running back at WSU before ending up going to med school at UW while becoming a Seahawks fan ...

Ellensburg girls looking to finish strong after tough road losses  Daily Record-News

Nobody expected the Ellensburg High School girls basketball team to be where it stands now.

Wapato's Rey Pascua ready for new challenges after milestone accomplishment  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO — Most Thursdays Rey Pascua can be found at the Filipino Community Hall in this Lower Valley city greeting patrons who file in to feast on traditional ...

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.

Koreski returns to coaching, taking reins of Wapato program  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. — When Josh Koreski stepped down as head coach of the West Valley boy's soccer team in 2014, he wasn't sure when or where he would ...

Linda (Vinyard) Moore | Obituaries  Yakima Herald-Republic

Prosser Funeral Home & Crematory. Linda Sheryl (Vinyard) Moore, age 67, entered into rest in the presence of a few loved ones on July 16, 2019. Born to Clyde ...

Leonard Lee Kerrigan  Yakima Herald-Republic

Leonard Lee Kerrigan passed away on January 19, 2018 at his home in White Swan, Washington. He was born on December 22, 1945 in Wapato, Washington ...

Toppenish school board races feature incumbents, newcomers  Yakima Herald-Republic

TOPPENISH, Wash. — Two incumbents Toppenish school board members are facing challengers in the November general election.

Stephanie Ann (Stevie) Valdez  Yakima Herald-Republic

Stephanie Ann (Stevie) Valdez, 58, passed away peacefully in Yakima on Friday, January 26, 2018. Although her sisters sat bedside with her throughout her ...

Ray Hernandez III  Yakima Herald-Republic

Ray Hernandez III, 48, of Wapato, WA passed away peacefully on Sunday March 27, 2016.

David Raymond Batin  Yakima Herald-Republic

David Raymond Batin, born August 30, 1946, passed away surrounded by his wife, son and family on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Dave was the youngest of four ...

Filipino-American community of Yakima Valley hosting 66th anniversary dinner on March 24  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. -- Members of the Yakima Valley's Filipino-American community will hold their 66th Anniversary of the Hall Dinner on March 24.

Ellen Burton  Yakima Herald-Republic

Ellen Burton, born on February 2, 1947 in Yakima, WA, passed away after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on November 8, 2017 in ...

Cathy Gonzalez  Yakima Herald-Republic

Cathy Gonzalez – Rest in Peace my loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Cathy, you attained the ultimate gift; a new life with your lord returning to his ...

Yakima Valley’s residents of Japanese ancestry found ways to thrive at Heart Mountain  Yakima Herald-Republic

Saturday marks 75 years since the opening of Heart Mountain, which housed more than 10000 West Coast residents of Japanese ancestry, most from California ...

Teresa Marie Cordova (Terri)  Yakima Herald-Republic

Our beloved daughter, sister, niece, cousin and granddaughter went to be with our Lord on January 12, 2018.

Public invited to meet candidates for Eisenhower High School principal at Monday forum  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The public is invited to attend a question-and-answer session Monday with two finalists vying to replace the Eisenhower High School principal ...

As U.S. sent Japanese to camps, Yakima Valley duo took a stand  Tri-City Herald

A Yakima Valley family recalls how their ancestors spoke highly of their Japanese neighbors and against their internment in 1942.

Trio of Yakima County teens serve as pages for Washington Legislature  Yakima Herald-Republic

Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale recently sponsored three Yakima County teens as pages in the state House of Representatives.

Special interests — Wapato Wolves  Yakima Herald-Republic

For normally low-keyed Wapato senior Albert Squeochs, it's all about delivery for his most important messages.

Volunteers are turning unsightly graffiti into inspiring art in Wapato  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO — Last month, Khahn Vy Le painted a few butterflies on a badly tagged house in the 800 block of Simcoe Avenue; she found more graffiti on it when.

Phyllis Joy Strother  Yakima Herald-Republic

Much loved mother and grandmother, Phyllis passed away peacefully on January 29, 2018. She was a strong and determined woman, which served her well as ...

Russell "Wou" Tahkeal  Yakima Herald-Republic

Russell “Wou” Tahkeal, 55, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 9, 2015 in Wapato, WA. He was born on December 12, 1959 in ...

Session gives Wapato a chance to highlight successes, challenges  Yakima Herald-Republic

The students in Brad Rogers' fourth-grade class were not intimidated by the dozen or so legislators and district officials eavesdropping on their schoolwork ...

Karen Ann Blodgett  Yakima Herald-Republic

Karen Ann Blodgett, forever young, of Wapato, WA joined her Dada and Baby Jakob in Heaven on March 7, 2017. Karen, an enrolled member of the Yakama ...

Virgil Walter Gamache | Obituaries  The Wenatchee World Online

Virgil Walter Gamache. East Wenatchee, WA. Virgil Walter Gamache, 99, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away peacefully at Blossom Valley Assisted Living ...

Kimberly Cree’s World of Medicine & Martial Arts  Yakima Herald-Republic

Kimberly Cree has never shied away from a challenge. The physician assistant is a trailblazer, both in her professional and private life. She says she has been ...

Wilma Lorraine Adams  Yakima Herald-Republic

Wilma Lorraine Adams was called home by her father in heaven on March 20, 2018. Lorraine was born on March 23, 1927 in Blaine, KS. Her father, George ...

Bernadine Evelyn (Geffe) Paganelli  Yakima Herald-Republic

Bernadine Evelyn (Geffe) Paganelli, 79, of Yakima, went home to her beloved husband Dino, and Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in her home ...

Jim (Dimitri) N. Evanoff  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jim Evanoff, born on October 28, 1944, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, February 19, 2018. Jim was born in Yakima, WA and grew up in Wapato on the ...

Perseverance spans generations for Lower Valley family of growers  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO — After years of riding tour buses and quizzing the drivers, Rob Valicoff has switched roles. These days, he's driving the bus and answering the ...

Prep Basketball Roundup: Perez leads Toppenish boys basketball past West Valley  Yakima Herald-Republic

TOPPENISH, Wash. — Isiah Perez scored 22 points, surpassing 1000 points for his career in the process, to lead Toppenish to a 69-61 victory over West Valley ...

Howard Charles “Chuck” Buttrey  Yakima Herald-Republic

Early on Christmas morning, December 25, 2017, our beloved husband, father and Papa, Howard Charles “Chuck” Buttrey was called home to Jesus ...

Katherine Marie “Kathy” Tri  Yakima Herald-Republic

Katherine Marie “Kathy” Tri, 52, of Zillah, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.

Clemente “Harry” Morales III  Yakima Herald-Republic

It is with a heavy heart that we announce our beloved Clemente “Harry” Morales III was called to heaven on June 30, 2018. Harry was born on October 26, 1983.

Yakima County celebrates its youth  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima County celebrated its outstanding youths Monday evening in a ceremony filled with examples of students making a difference in their ...

A solid start for Toppenish boys soccer  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Toppenish's boys soccer team defeated Wapato 4-0 in a nonleague match on Tuesday at Wapato High School.

Elsie Marie Gamache (Litzenberg)  Yakima Herald-Republic

Elsie Marie Gamache (Litzenberg) of Yakima, Washington passed away peacefully Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Summitview Health Center. She was born on ...

Weaving tradition into a modern life: The art of making wa'paas  Yakima Herald-Republic

They come to Bessie Wilson's house in rural Harrah every Wednesday, some right around 6 p.m., others later. She never knows for sure how many will come, ...

Cle Elum-Roslyn football enters 2017 with new coach, new philosophy  Daily Record-News

CLE ELUM — As the sun was setting on the summer just weeks before the 2017 season, Cle Elum-Roslyn High School was still looking for football coach ...

Richard (Dick) Lee Berry  Yakima Herald-Republic

Valley Hills Funeral Home. Richard (Dick) Lee Berry, 78, passed away on February 8, 2018, at The Cottage in the Meadow after a long, 10-year battle with ...

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