Local News in Wapato, Washington

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Wapato Football Coach Named "Coach of the Week"
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:35:02 -0700

Congratulations to Wapato Wolves varsity head football coach, Brian Hake (hay-kee), for being selected as “Coach of the Week” by the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington State Football Coaches Association. Coach Hake guided the Wolves to a 40-20 victory over Columbia-Burbank during the season opener at home on September 5. 

Man dies after crash with truck near Wapato
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:34:06 -0700

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:30:30 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA — A Western Washington man died this week after being injured last month in a crash with a dump truck near Wapato, the Washington State Patrol reported. Henry Archibeque, 71, of Lake Tapps died Tuesday. He was being cared for at Cottage in the Mead...

Yakima Valley Filipinos seek to enlarge political role
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:18:22 -0700

A group in the Lower Yakima Valley is drafting a charter to form a local chapter of the Seattle-based Filipino American Political Action Group of Washington.

Wapato woman hurt in U.S. 97 crash
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:34:40 -0700

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:48:54 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — A Wapato woman was hurt Wednesday evening when her car drifted off U.S. Highway 97 15 miles south of Leavenworth, the Washington State Patrol reported. Janet M. Johnston, 62, was taken by ambulance to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenw...

Wanted: Two Wapato residents to serve on council
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:20:54 -0700

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:00:17 GMT By Phil Ferolito Yakima Herald-Republic WAPATO, Wash. — Getting people interested in serving on the Wapato City Council hasn’t been easy. No one has shown any interest in two vacant positions — one that has gone unfilled since last December and another vacated two months ago. Karissa Lawrence d...

Toppenish man dies in crash outside Wapato
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 02:21:58 -0700

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:16:30 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic WAPATO — An 18-year-old Toppenish man was killed late Tuesday afternoon when his car rolled off North Track Road about 5 miles east of Wapato. Manuel Guzman was driving a 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier south on Track Road about 5 p.m. when the car left the roa...

Yakima Valley Filipinos look for bigger political role
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:20:20 -0700

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:54:27 GMT By Mike Faulk Yakima Herald-Republic WAPATO, Wash. — The Yakima Valley’s Filipino community goes back five generations to the early 20th century. Its political activism, according to local Filipino community leaders, has been spotty at best. “I’ve seen what happens if your voice isn’t heard,...

Wapato grower helps launch Chinese stock sensation
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:04:37 -0700

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:56:10 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic NEW YORK CITY — Watch Friday morning’s coverage of the New York Stock Exchange and the explosive launch of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company, and you might see a familiar face. That was Wapato orchardist Peter Verbrugge standing at the podium as tra...

Man hurt after hitting dump truck near Wapato
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:34:41 -0700

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:15:46 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic WAPATO, Wash. — A 71-year-old man was hospitalized Monday morning after running a stop sign and crashing into another vehicle at the intersection of Campbell and Progressive roads, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers said Henry Archibeque ...

Slice of Yakima: Wapato grower helps launch Chinese stock sensation
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:04:12 -0700

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:01:00 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic Color/BlackColor/BlackVerbrugge Watch Friday morning’s coverage of the New York Stock Exchange and the explosive launch of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company, and you might see a familiar face. That was Wapato orchardist Peter Verbrugge standing at the podium as trading opened for...