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Ruth Marie (Baker) Shampine | Obituaries  Yakima Herald-Republic

On July 10, 2019 God needed a special angel, an angel of love and caring, so after a long and debilitating illness, he chose Ruth to set by his side.

Photos: Selah High School graduation | Images  Yakima Herald-Republic

Scenes from Selah High's graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Yakima SunDome in Yakima, Wash.

Selah High School placed on lock down for social media threat  NBC Right Now

SELAH, WA - Selah High School was placed on lock down this morning after the school received information on social media containing threatening material.

Gregory Dean Hinze  Yakima Herald-Republic

Gregory Dean Hinze was born June 4, 1955 to Ernie and Lois Hinze in Yakima, Washington. He died at the age of 64 at Cottage in the Meadow on Saturday,

Former Selah student apprehended for school shooting threat  Yakima Herald-Republic

A threat made on social media by a former Selah High School student led to partial lockdowns on all Selah School District campuses Wednesday morning.

EHS baseball falls to Selah for the fifth consecutive year, but it's not a worry for the Bulldogs  Daily Record-News

YAKIMA – The Ellensburg High School baseball team has endured this path for many years now — five to be exact.

At Selah High, Thor’s Network gives students first-hand experience in broadcasting  Yakima Herald-Republic

When watching or listening to football, basketball or any other sport event online, how often do you take the time to think about the broadcasting team that is ...

Ellensburg baseball drops both contests to conference rival Selah  Daily Record-News

There's so much anticipation between these two Central Washington Athletic Conference rivals. One is aiming for its fifth straight district title, and the other is ...

Ellensburg girls headed to District Championship after big win over No. 1 Selah  Daily Record-News

YAKIMA — If you didn't watch the first couple times Ellensburg High School girls basketball competed versus Selah High School — you were in for a treat in the ...

High School Basketball Roundup: Selah girls eliminate Ephrata  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Selah couldn't wait to get back on the SunDome court after a tough semifinal loss to Ellensburg in overtime last week.

Bulldogs hang on late to defeat Selah for league title  Daily Record-News

As Ellensburg High School's Davis Spencer walked back to the bench after fouling out late in the game versus Selah High School Tuesday night, he told Wyatt ...

Selah School District employees join push for high pay hikes from McCleary decision  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. -- Roughly 70 Selah School District employees and their supporters rallied outside the district office in Selah on Wednesday morning in the latest ...

Selah High School students talk about their inauguration trip  NBC Right Now

From one Washington to another: nineteen students and two teachers from Selah High School traveled to D.C. to witness the presidential inauguration.

Ellensburg baseball season ends with loss to Selah in state quarterfinals  Daily Record-News

EPHRATA — It's been quite a ride to say the least for the Ellensburg High School baseball team.

Ellensburg boys soccer advances to District Championship after Connor Timko makes game winning save in overtime shootout  Daily Record-News

SELAH — All year long, head coach of the Ellensburg High School boys soccer team conveyed that it was about winning the moments in the game, whether that ...

Meet the ASB presidents: Gunner seeks to earn respect  Yakima Herald-Republic

Mattye Gunner, a determined senior at Selah High School, had the initiative and drive to take on yet another role when she threw her hat last year into the ...

Roderick (Rod) Douglas Peters  Yakima Herald-Republic

Rod was born in Seattle, Washington November 25, 1960 to Doug and Marj Peters. He attended Selah schools since kindergarten and graduated from Selah ...

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

Scenes from Selah High School's graduation ceremony at the SunDome in Yakima, Wash. on May 31, 2015. (11 photos)

Selah veteran Evan Mettie dies 12 years after he was paralyzed on duty in Iraq  Yakima Herald-Republic

Army Spc. Evan Mettie was a quirky, fun-loving person who enjoyed making people laugh, his family said.

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.

Selah High’s Maggie Ballew had her pick of three military academies  Yakima Herald-Republic

Selah High School senior Maggie Ballew is the picture of academic and athletic excellence.

Take 5: Tammy Allan, Allan Insurance Agency and Discount Travel Adventures  Yakima Herald-Republic

Take 5 is a meetup with a local entrepreneur. Tammy Allan readily admits that the insurance business is not the most exciting thing to discuss. “Many people see ...

Ellensburg softball looks to make another deep run at state despite losing a couple seniors  Daily Record-News

The Ellensburg High School softball team lost one of the most prodigious pitching duos in the state because of graduation (Carissa Burgess and Kalli Fahey).

Selah teen breaks barriers of autism as he prepares to become an Eagle Scout  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- What does Selah High School junior Trevor Babcock have in common with former U.S. President Gerald Ford, the first man on the moon and ...

Ellensburg boys basketball have high expectations going into new season  Daily Record-News

Height isn't a problem for Ellensburg High School boys basketball team.

Donkey Basketball at Selah High School | News Watch  Yakima Herald-Republic

Donkey basketball is a longstanding tradition at Selah High School. The fundraising event consisted of two 16-minute games with students, faculty, members of ...

Selah High School academic team advances to Washington State Knowledge Bowl  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. – A team from Selah High School will be going on to the Washington State Knowledge Bowl next month.

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 ...

Backstage at the closing night of Zillah High School''s"Beauty and the Beast"  Yakima Herald-Republic

Zillah High School's Z Center Stage Theater Company has consistently put on amazing shows for audiences who come to see their plays. The school's recent ...

Cover story: Selah senior Jake Weber defines multi-threat  Yakima Herald-Republic

When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Jake Weber has done it all. Seriously. No joke. There are six ways to score a touchdown, and as a junior a year ago.

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.

Ellensburg baseball focusing on the 'details' for the 2019 season  Daily Record-News

Ellensburg High School baseball team isn't focused on the idea of repeating as 2A state champions for the third year straight.

A judge talked of ‘whether to live or not.’ State troopers found him on this I-82 bridge  The Olympian

Washington State Patrol troopers talked a Yakima County Superior Court judge off an Interstate 82 bridge in July 2018.

As new Selah pool goes forward, disagreements come to surface  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. -- Leslie Brown and others involved with the Selah Dolphins thought the swim team was going to become a casualty in a dispute between city ...

Jared Yoakum  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jared Yoakum, 35, of Selah, moved on from this life to be with his Heavenly Father on August 23rd, 2018, after a five-year long battle with cancer. The world was.

Phyllis E. Sheneberger  Yakima Herald-Republic

Phyllis E. Sheneberger left her earthly home and entered into her Heavenly home December 18 2018. Phyllis was born April 3, 1921. She was the youngest of 4 ...

Selah seniors walk through their old school  NBC Right Now

A real life 'flashback Friday' happened for seniors at Selah High School this morning.

Ferdinand G. Maier  Yakima Herald-Republic

Ferdinand (Ferd) G. Maier, 85, of Selah, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2017, at the Cottage in the Meadow Hospice Facility surrounded by his family ...

Local ghostbusters return to The Capitol Theatre  Yakima Herald-Republic

Among the main things Washington is known for — besides apples and hops — is history. And in the city of Yakima, the local attraction known as The Capitol ...

Karen E. Wickstrom  Yakima Herald-Republic

Karen E. Wickstrom passed away at the age of 82, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Karen was born in Yakima, Washington on April 23, ...

Classroom controversy: As state considers making all schools teach sex ed, some ask how young is too young?  Yakima Herald-Republic

If you are a student in Yakima County, you are likely receiving education about safe sex, abstinence, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in school, ...

Editorial: Later start times for schools translate to better outcomes  Yakima Herald-Republic

He cannot cite hard data, nothing at all quantifiable, but Selah High School principal Colton Monti is keenly attuned to the gradations of moods and levels of ...

Educators worry vaping is sneaking into Yakima Valley schools right under their noses  Yakima Herald-Republic

Vaping is great; it helps smokers quit smoking. Vaping is terrible; it gets teens addicted to nicotine.

ASB presidents: Hail to the (high school) chiefs  Yakima Herald-Republic

By Alexis Weber, Davis High School. East Valley High School ASB president Rachel Maxfield says it with a bit of pride in her voice: “Even though in East Valley ...

Ellensburg baseball battles Selah to earn split in regular season meeting  Daily Record-News

The Ellensburg High School baseball team might not have accomplished what it ultimately wanted on Saturday afternoon, but it will take what it got.

Yakima Town Hall speaker Laura Ling stresses hope in story of imprisonment  Yakima Herald-Republic

EDITOR'S NOTE: Several Unleashed journalists took part in a news conference March 6 with journalist Laura Ling, that night's Yakima Town Hall Speaker ...

Jadon Bugni's 4-for-4 day powers the Bulldogs past Grandview  Daily Record-News

Jadon Bugni has been patiently waiting for a monstrous performance.

Talia Lee McLain  Yakima Herald-Republic

Keith & Keith Funeral Home. Talia Lee McLain, 34, of Selah passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Yakima, Washington. Talia was born on April 23, 1983 ...

Peter William McNew  Yakima Herald-Republic

On April 19, 2019 Peter William McNew passed away at the age of 71 in the company of his loving family and beloved labradoodle Lily. He is survived by his.

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.

All signs are positive at ASL trunk-or-treat in Yakima  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — It looked like your typical Halloween trunk-or-treat.

Mountain monograms: Hillside symbols can convey school pride, religious devotion  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Some Yakima Valley residents hardly notice the markings on the Selah and Rattlesnake ridges.

Selah football team celebrates academic success at Tacoma Dome  Yakima Herald-Republic

"Brains over brawn,” as the age-old saying goes. People can debate which is the superior attribute, but there's no arguing that this year's Selah High School ...

Mark Peck Sr.  Yakima Herald-Republic

Mark Peck Sr., 66, of Selah, Washington passed away on June 3rd 2018. He was born to Walter Peck and Doris Kadlecik in Oakland, CA on May 27th 1952.

Charlotte Field  Yakima Herald-Republic

Charlotte Field was born Charlotte Pauline Ferguson on October 25, 1934 in Carthage, MO to Charles and Helen Ferguson (Brisco). She went to be with Jesus ...

Look who’s coming back to lead Burbank schools  Tri-City Herald

Burbank's new superintendent is returning to the small community southeast of Pasco. The Columbia school board picked Todd Hilberg to lead the district after ...

Ellensburg baseball splits lopsided doubleheader with Selah  Daily Record-News

SELAH — Ellensburg High School baseball coach Todd Gibson left Selah's Carlon Park a little confused Saturday afternoon.

Selah's Dac Archer shows patience, poise at the plate in All-State Series opener  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Dac Archer simply will not chase a borderline pitch and will not waste an at-bat. That's what growing up in a baseball family teaches you.

RSVP: Having a blast  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- “It's the ropes and the reins and the joy and the pain and they call the thing rodeo. ...”

Meet the ASB presidents: Adkison sees leadership as service  Yakima Herald-Republic

Eisenhower High School has seen its fair share of leadership students come and go throughout the years, and many of them have gone on to be very successful ...

Tieton Arts & Humanities’ executive director eager for an exciting 2019  Yakima Herald-Republic

Like many who step into the Mighty Tieton Warehouse, Amber Knox enjoys visiting the Tieton Mosaic studio, with its jewel-like tesserae and large reproductions ...

Selah, Mabton schools count the benefits of dual language programs  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. -- Spanish remains a work in progress for 6-year-old Brianne Hull, who can count to 20 and identify some colors.

Arthur Allison Bernier  Yakima Herald-Republic

Arthur Allison Bernier of Yakima passed away peacefully at Cottage in the Meadow on Friday March 29th, 2019. He was born to Idelle and Telesphore Bernier of ...

Prep Sports Roundup: Ellensburg cross country loses to Selah in close race  Daily Record-News

Selah High School boys' and girls' cross country teams swept the CWAC league event on Thursday afternoon. The Ellensburg High School boys' team finished ...

Ellensburg soccer overtime victory sends them to state  Daily Record-News

ELLENSBURG — The playoffs haven't been seamless for the Ellensburg High School girls' soccer team with an overtime penalty shootout victory in the ...

Eric R. Aaberg  Yakima Herald-Republic

Eric R. Aaberg passed away January 19, 2019 at Cottage in the Meadow surrounded by his family.

Some measure of closure for family in Selah cold case homicide  Yakima Herald-Republic

In the 87 years before his body was discovered under a Selah shed, Richard Burnett led a remarkably rich life.

Lessons from a Kennedy: Unleashed team savors milestone meeting with former ambassador to Japan  Yakima Herald-Republic

We see no new ideas, no bold action, no 'blare of bugles.' We see only plodding feet ... tramp tramp — and the Grand Old Party ... breaking camp.”

Dennis Raymond Leenhouts  Yakima Herald-Republic

Dennis Raymond Leenhouts passed away to our Lord and Savior April 19, 2019.

Ellensburg boys basketball crushed by Selah at SunDome Shootout  Daily Record-News

YAKIMA — Anthony Graham has coached the Ellensburg boys basketball team for almost two years now, but at the Wilbur-Ellis SunDome Shootout, he didn't ...

Local Gold Star family: ‘They say time heals, but it just doesn’t’  Q13 News Seattle

SELAH, WA-- Getting a gold star is a designation no family wants. Aaron Blanchard was killed in Puli Alam, Afghanistan, on April 23, 2013. He was a proud ...

Herbert Davis Alvord, Jr.  Yakima Herald-Republic

Herbert Davis Alvord, Jr. (67) passed away on Monday October 8, 2018 in Spokane, Washington surrounded by friends and loved ones: Always, “In His Grip.”

Fishing with Family: Yakima guide carries on a long tradition  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Even though he grew up in Yakima and lives in a house overlooking the Yakima River, it's the Deschutes River that Randy Rice considers ...

Carole Ann Valentine  Yakima Herald-Republic

Carole Ann Valentine passed away on June 1, 2018 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane surrounded by her family. After a long and brave fight with ...

Lacrosse club aims to spread interest in sport  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Lacrosse, famous for being “the fastest sport on two feet” and widely popular in the eastern United States, is said to have been invented by ...

Meet the ASB presidents: La Salle’s Boutillier seeks out leadership opportunities  Yakima Herald-Republic

Brian Boutillier. Not much needs to be said about the 18-year-old senior whose attitude says everything about him. Known at La Salle High School for his ...

Selah mayor wants 4 more years; challenger says job needs to be more visible  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH -- Mayor John Gawlik wants Selah voters to give him just four more years to serve.

Carlon Park playground in Selah closed after insurer identifies safety concerns  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. — Playground equipment at Selah's Carlon Park will be removed and replaced due to safety conditions.

Norma Dean Madill  Yakima Herald-Republic

Norma Dean Madill, 89, passed on to Heaven peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Hospice of Memorial Hospital in Yakima.

Gary Raymond Fletcher  Yakima Herald-Republic

At the end of his valiant battle versus cancer, the Yakima Valley lost a good man with the passing of Gary R Fletcher. Looking back over his life it is.

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 ...

Selah School District considers changes to how board is structured  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. -- Selah school officials want to broaden the district's possibilities for potential members by changing its board structure.

Friday nights prove to be ‘Magic’ at Ron’s in Yakima  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Every Friday night, people gather at the back of Ron's Coin and Collectibles for what seems to a casual observer to be a card game.

Ellensburg girls season ends, but it's just getting started  Daily Record-News

Once the Ellensburg High School girls basketball team finally made its way out of the locker room — all family, friends and fans could do was serenade cheers ...

And the winner for best bartender is...  Yakima Herald-Republic

According to SCENE readers, the best bartender in the Yakima Valley is Sherman Clark at Horse Heaven Saloon in Prosser. Picked by nearly 50 percent of the ...


David H. Poole, 67, of Auburn, WA crossed through the veil into our Savior Jesus Christ's loving embrace on Monday, October 15, 2018. He was surely ...

Man accused of killing teen while driving drunk out on bail  KIMA CBS 29

The man accused of killing a Selah High School student will face a judge next month.

Michelle Suzanne (Reiter) Hovorka  Yakima Herald-Republic

Michelle Suzanne (Reiter) Hovorka was born November 25, 1981 in Edmonds, WA, the eldest child to Steven Reiter and Jill (Jesperson) Breeze. Michelle ...

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.

Two Ellensburg student-athletes sign their letter of intent to continue athletics at the collegiate level  Daily Record-News

ELLENSBURG — If the fall athletics season for Ellensburg High School hasn't been any better already having all five sports qualify for state — it just did.

Olivia Martinez: Climbing the Ladder at Washington Fruit  Yakima Herald-Republic

Entering the lobby of Washington Fruit & Produce Company's beautiful, open, and light-filled headquarters, I'm greeted by a friendly receptionist who directs me ...

Derek Allen Karel  Yakima Herald-Republic

Derek Allen Karel, age 50 of Selah, passed away unexpectedly June 18, 2018, after suffering a massive heart attack while playing soccer. He was surrounded ...

What They're Saying: What advice do you have about senior year?  Yakima Herald-Republic

What advice about senior year would you give to next year's high school students?

RSVP: Welcome to the Hall of Fame  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The second weekend in June was a special one for the Yakima Herald-Republic and the Central Washington sports community.

A Family Found: Jim Heintz Discovers a Daughter in Vietnam  Yakima Herald-Republic

When Mikal showed me the photos of Linh and presented the facts, I knew she was mine.”

Don’t be shy: Yakima Valley abounds with opportunities to learn how to dance  Yakima Herald-Republic

The music starts and you tap your toes, your fingers, your hands — anything but dance. Dancing with others, in front of others, can be scary.

Colton Monti  Yakima Herald-Republic

Go to just about any Selah athletic event, and the most energetic, enthusiastic fan there may not be a student or parent.

Ten years later: Evan Mettie, traumatic brain injuries, and parents who never give up  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH — In his backyard, Dave Mettie points out low retaining walls built with the rocks he and his son Evan hauled out of a horse pasture 16 years ago.

Aaron August Leitz  Yakima Herald-Republic

Aaron was born at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital on April 10th, 1978. He decided to make an appearance two weeks before his due date.

Prep Tennis Roundup: Selah sweeps singles titles, East Valley the doubles at CWAC district  Yakima Herald-Republic

EPHRATA, Wash. — Selah swept the singles titles, East Valley took both of the doubles championships and the Vikings and Red Devils split the team crowns ...

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