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Roy gets credit as healthy community

Roy is among 13 cities and towns singled out by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department for its Healthy Communities Award. The distinction is for local jurisdictions that adopted policies intended…

Bethel teacher negotiations entering mediation

A state mediator has been requested by both sides in an attempt to settle contract negotiations between the Bethel School District and the teachers union. The state’s Public Employees Relations…

Three days of art and fun

Three days of art and fun

By Jim Bryant Contributing writer The Eatonville Lions Arts Festival was back for its 45th year, and so was 95-year-old Western artist Fred Oldfield, who has attended each one since…

Grocery store returns to its roots

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A grocery store in Spanaway that was once headed for closure in an ownership game of musical chairs is starting a new life this week…

Town relaxes parking regulations

By Pat Jenkins The Dipatch Three-hour parking limits have been removed in nearly all of Eatonville. The only place where motorists can’t park that long is the Eatonville Visitors Center.…

County fair goes on without Betty

County fair goes on without Betty

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Pierce County Fair returns this week for its 69th year, but without the woman who was its manager for nearly half that time. A…

Talbert and Dammeier advance for county exec

Pierce County voters will choose their next county executive in this fall’s general election from either a County Council member or a state senator. Councilman Rick Talbert and Sen. Bruce…

Man admits killing woman he met online

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch For taking a life, a Graham man could spend 20-plus years of his own in prison. Jonathan Daniel Harris pleaded guilty last week in the…

Oldies but goodies

Oldies but goodies

Classic motorcycles like these roared through Eatonville the morning of July 31 on their way to Mount Rainier as part of the two-day Vintage Motorcycle Festival hosted by LeMay-America’s Car…

Eatonville School Board loses a member

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Eatonville School Board is looking for a new member following the resignation last week of John Lambrecht. He formally resigned at a board meeting…