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Eatonville Lions mean it when they say, ‘We serve’

The Eatonville Lions Club is approaching its 80th year of community service, and to celebrate, the group is inviting the public to an open house Nov. 3 at its hall.…

Scouts’ honor: Good work restores footbridge

Scouts’ honor: Good work restores footbridge

The Children’s Pond Bridge at Smallwood Park in Eatonville was being overgrown by weeds and shrubbery. It also was in need of repair, particularly a boardwalk that was rotting. So…

Oct. 31 is last day for voter registration

Oct. 31 is last day for voter registration

New voters in Washington have until the end of the business day next Monday to register for the general election, and Pierce County officials will be helping them sign up…

Paradise Inn’s annex, snowbridge to close for fixup

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The National Park Service has given the green light to a nearly two-year renovation of Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park. Laura Joss, Pacific…

Tofu House making its move

A piece of Eatonville’s history will get a new home on Halloween. Known as the Tofu House, the two-room former farm building will be moved Oct. 31 across town to…

Bethel schools earn ‘distinction’

Three elementary schools in the Bethel School District – Evergreen, Centennial and Spanaway – have been named 2016 Schools of Distinction for their academic advancements in comparision to schools statewide.…

Voters get say in little-known charter review process

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Pierce County Charter Review Commission, one of the least-known elected bodies in the county, has four ideas for county government that it hopes voters…

McCarthy’s final budget includes increase in spending

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy is getting close to learning if her final county budget will pack the punch she wants for the local economy…

Trick-or-treat at businesses

Businesses and organizations in Eatonville are destinations for children during pre-Halloween trick-or-treating Oct. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participating locations will have pumpkins in their windows. They include Bertoglios…

Students try their hand at firefighting

Students try their hand at firefighting

High school students are training in the Nisqually Mashell fire cadet program to help them decide if a career as a firefighter/emergency medical technician is what they want. The program…