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Eatonville schools part of math and science project

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Three school districts, including Eatonville, will share a nearly $900,000 state-issued grant for raising the level of teaching of math and science. The Mathematics and…

Town marshal honored 89 years after he was slain

Town marshal honored 89 years after he was slain

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The memory of Dolar LaPlant, the only Eatonville Police officer to die in the line of duty, is brighter today than ever. Last Saturday, 89…

Building beats candidates to ballot

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch While voters in Pierce County are finding out this week who their choices among candidates will be for the upcoming election, one ballot decision they’re…

Rainier Independent Film Festival this weekend

Rainier Independent Film Festival this weekend

A 38-film lineup has been announced for Rainier Independent Film Festival, which is back for its ninth year May 15-17 at venues in Ashford. Joining the selection of international, national…

Soldiers cemetery gets cleanup

Volunteers will converge on the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery near Orting this Saturday for a cleanup of the grounds. State Rep. Graham Hunt will host the event, the second of…

80 bus stop violations a day

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Too many drivers in the Bethel School District pass school buses illegally, and video proves it. In barely three months, cameras mounted on buses have…

Approval of homes near airport challenged

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Eatonville Town Council’s approval of plans for a housing project near Swanson Field is being challenged in court by a pilot who lives near…

Briefing in Graham on 9-1-1 hub

Leaders of South Sound 9-1-1 and members of the Pierce County Council will use a series of meetings, including one in Graham, to brief the pubilc about the agency’s plan…

Wanted: Candidates for 2015 election

A town council, two school boards, and a collection of fire and water districts in south Pierce County are looking for people to fill those offices when candidates file next…

‘Strong schools, strong community’

‘Strong schools, strong community’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch “In an age of technology and an ever-shrinking society,” Community Day is a constant in Eatonville. That was the message Krestin Bahr, superintendent of the…