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Valley Sports Weekly: May 19, 2019  Yakima Herald-Republic

Yakima Valley AAU. THREE RIVERS SPRING LEAGUE Results, May 11-12. 1st Grade Boys: Sunnyside RedStorm 14, Sunnyside Grizzlies 5; Grandview Lil ...



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.



Wapato High School to hold annual bean feed fundraiser to benefit cancer patients  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. — Tickets are on sale for Wapato High School's 62nd annual Bean Feed cancer fundraiser, which is set for Jan. 25.



Margaret Jane Brown  Yakima Herald-Republic

Margaret Jane Brown entered into rest on May 4, 2019 at Good Samaritan in Yakima, Washington.



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 school district teaching students the importance of going to college  KIMA CBS 29

WAPATO Wa. -- The Wapato school district is showing students the importance of going to College after high school. The district launched their U Can Be ...



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 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.



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

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



Wapato School District cancels remaining open-house nights  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. — Five open-house events in the Wapato School District were canceled Tuesday after the teachers' union chose not to attend.



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 ...



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 ...



High School Basketball Express Scores: Dec. 1, 2018  Yakima Herald-Republic

Results from Saturday night's prep basketball games as we receive them. For updates from the Wapato-Prosser girls game, follow Luke Thompson ...



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 ...



Ray C. James  Yakima Herald-Republic

Ray James passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Yakima Astria Regional Hospital surrounded by his family, at the age of 83. He was born ...



Two Wapato schools receive social media threat  KIMA CBS 29

WAPATO, Wash. - Wapato High School is reportedly on lock-down.A Wapato High parent who is at the school reported the lock-down on the morning of ...



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, ...



Wapato students participate in NASA project  NBC Right Now

WAPATO, WA - Imagine being a teenager working on a project for NASA - a project that could help astronaut when they're in outer space. Well several Wapato ...



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 ...



Valley Sports Weekly: April 14, 2019  Yakima Herald-Republic

Yakima Valley AAU. THREE RIVERS SPRING LEAGUE. Results, April 6-7. 1st Grade Boys: Ki-Be Bears-Torres 10, Sunnyside Grizzlies 8; Sunnyside RedStorm ...



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 ...



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.



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 High School wrestling sends seven to regionals  Daily Record-News

Ellensburg High School wrestling is taking seven to regionals at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ellensburg High School.



Jude and Shoni Schimmel speak at Wapato High School  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jude and Shoni Schimmel, star basketball players from the University of Louisville and members of the Umatilla tribe, spoke to Wapato High School students ...



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 ...



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.



‘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 ...



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.



UPDATE: Wapato Public Schools go into lockdown during police investigation  NBC Right Now

UPDATE 2: WAPATO, WA - Wapato police released new details about yesterdays shooting that made the entire Wapato School District go on an instructional ...



Verla Louise (Beaudry) Bunce  Yakima Herald-Republic

Verla L. Bunce passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019 in her home surrounded by family. Verla was born in Wapato, WA on July 13, 1928, the daughter of ...



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.



St. George - 60 Years  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jerry and Delores (Reed) St. George were married August 16, 1958 at St. Peter's Claver Church in Wapato, Washington. Jerry is a graduate of Mabton High ...



A new high school class is making teachers out of students  NBC Right Now

Sydni Contreras is a student at Wapato High School and part of a new class that helps students become teachers.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Jean “Jeannie” Frances Meyer  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jean “Jeannie” Frances Meyer, 65, was born Dec. 28, 1952 in Yakima, Wa. to Frank and Grace Mae Meyer. Jeannie passed her rainbow to begin her journey of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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  Kirkland Reporter

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



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.



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 ...



Beverly Jane (Lee) Welch  Yakima Herald-Republic

Beverly Jane (Lee) Welch was born in Yakima, WA, on March 20, 1928 to parents Griffith and Opal Lee. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side ...



The Ellensburg girls basketball team is proving the doubters wrong  Daily Record-News

For most of the first half of the Ellensburg High School girls basketball team's season, it sat on top of the Central Washington Athletic Conference with Selah High ...



Tarryn Hart has missed nearly two full seasons but remains a true teammate for Wapato  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO — After talking around the edges of it for several minutes, Tarryn Hart did her best to unravel the kind of mystery that can't be solved.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Richard Isaac “Brown Sugar” Hernandez  Yakima Herald-Republic

Richard Isaac Hernandez was born August 29, 1960 in Yakima, WA to Alexander Hernandez and Rose Ella Johnson Barnick. He was raised in the Yakima ...



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 ...



East Valley stuns Wapato on Lange’s buzzer-beater  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO — East Valley and Wapato needed about a quarter to find any sort of offensive rhythm or shooting touch Friday night thanks to a week of bad weather ...



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.



Joseph Daniel (Dan) Connors  Yakima Herald-Republic

Joseph Daniel (Dan) Connors, was born on August 15, 1950 in Yakima, Washington. He passed away on May 15, 2018 at his home in Yakima. Born to Bert and ...



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 ...



Joyce E. Haubrich  Yakima Herald-Republic

Joyce E. Haubrich, 81, of Yakima, passed away peacefully at Cottage in the Meadow on February 19th, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born in Blue ...



Four vying to be Wapato’s mayor  Yakima Herald-Republic

Four candidates are running for the remaining two years of former Wapato Mayor Jesse Farias' term, including the man appointed to replace him.



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 ...



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 ...



Debra Jo Wofford Hall  Yakima Herald-Republic

Debby fought a good fight, she was determined, but is finally at rest. Debby took her final lap on October 16, 2017.



Ellensburg girl's soccer headed to CWAC Championship after penalty shootout victory against Ephrata  Daily Record-News

It was a year ago that the Ellensburg High School girls' soccer team was in the exact same scenario.



Theodore “Ted” Edwin Darby  Yakima Herald-Republic

Theodore “Ted” Edwin Darby, 93, of Yakima, peacefully passed away on November 23, 2018, following a decline in his health. He was born in Yakima on ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Ray Hernandez III  Yakima Herald-Republic

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



Rosemary Jean (Smith) Fate  Yakima Herald-Republic

Following a long productive life, Rosemary passed away from natural causes on January 1, 2016 at Yakima Regional Medical Center at the age of 93. She spent ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Fred Vasquez  Yakima Herald-Republic

Our beloved brother Fred R. Vasquez, 51 of Parker, WA passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at Astria Sunnyside Hospital. He died of natural causes.



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 ...



First Washington Robotics Competition a success  NBC Right Now

More than 1000 Washington and Oregon high school students were in Yakima over the weekend, competing the the first Washington Robotics Competition.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Ink & Inspiration: The Art of Jennifer Finch  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jennifer Finch grew up surrounded by musically talented and artistically creative people. Her parents, Roger and Jane Finch, were both involved in music.



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 ...



'The Cab King of Red Mountain' bottles 6 distinct varieties of cabernet sauvignon for Fidelitas Wines  Seattle Times

Charlie Hoppes has a long fascination with Washington's signature grape — also the dominant variety on Red Mountain.



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 ...



SOUNDS OF OUR CITY: Local Composer Randy Hathaway  Yakima Herald-Republic

Music is everywhere and it touches us all in very different ways. It can inspire you when life is hard, it can help you mend a broken heart, and it.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Friends remember local abstract expressionist Charles A. Smith  Yakima Herald-Republic

Charles A. Smith, among Yakima's most revered and beloved visual artists, died at home Monday. He was 81.



Selah's Carlos Lopez ready for redemption at Mat Classic  Yakima Herald-Republic

When Selah's Carlos Lopez stepped on the awards podium at Mat Classic last year, he wanted to go back in time.



Alan Mitchell Tahsequah  Yakima Herald-Republic

Alan graduated from Wapato High School in 1995. During his years at Wapato High School he was involved with sports that included football, wrestling and ...



Zillah boys basketball claims fifth straight SCAC district title  Yakima Herald-Republic

WAPATO, Wash. — A 3-pointer, a block, and another 3-pointer by Trey Delp in a span of about 20 seconds provided an early reminder of why the senior and ...



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.



Jeanne Syverson  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jeanne Syverson passed away January 24, 2018 in Tempe, AZ. She is survived by her twin sister Joanne Virgillo, of Kent, WA, her three children Barbara ...



School News: July 15, 2017 | EDUCATION  Yakima Herald-Republic

... • The Washington State University president's honor roll for spring semester included: Benton City — Allison Almaraz, Halee Austin, Rachael Christman, ...



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