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Town puts EMS levy on ballot

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Voters in the Town of Eatonville will be asked this summer to approve property taxes to pay for emergency medical services. A levy scheduled for…

Sunshine and Community Day

Sunshine and Community Day

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The sunny afternoon matched the warmth of togetherness during Eatonville’s 102nd annual observance of Community Day last Friday. Starting in 1926 and every year since…

Candidates filing; presidential primary underway

May, the month that politicians in Pierce County and followers of the presidential nomination process have circled on their calendars for a long time, is here in a big way.…

Driver jailed after crash

A driver ended up in jail and a passenger went to a hospital after a one-car crash Tuesday on State Route 7. The vehicle ran off the highway and struck…

Town wants public works director

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Town of Eatonville is in the market for a public works director who can wear a lot of hats. Whoever gets the job will…

Rainier film festival in its 10th year

Rainier film festival in its 10th year

More than 40 films spanning a variety of topics and genres will be screened during the Rainier Independent Film Festival May 13-15 in Ashford. Back for its 10th year, the…

Ex-School Board member eyes County Council race

Dennis Townsend, a Spanaway resident and former Bethel School Board member, has announced he’ll run in this fall’s election for the Pierce County Council in District 3. He’s seeking the…

Jury scams reported

Coordinators of Pierce County court juries have received several reports recently of scammers working the phones to try to trick citizens into believing they owe a fine for missing jury…

Con artists dialing for taxpayers’ dollars

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Deborah Buckmaster has seen tax scams before, but not as bad as this year. Buckmaster, who runs a tax preparer business in Eatonville, said the…

Hail, Community Day

Jessica Thormodsgard and Masin Schmidt, students at Eatonville High School, are the queen and king of the 2016 Community Day festivities in Eatonville this Friday. The annual celebration of community…