Eatonville School District: A message from the superintendent

I am grateful to be a member of the Eatonville School District and Community. The unwavering support from this community for our students and staff members has been overwhelming. The dedication of our staff members to students and families has, likewise, been so impressive! Our students are receiving a quality education and we are improving all the time. Thank you.

Van Duren joins Arbor Health administration team

She comes to Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 with more than 30 years’ of healthcare experience.

Port of Seattle touts record-breaking 2023 cruise ship season

According to the Port, this year’s cruise season included 291 cruises and approximately 1.8 million passengers.

Early 2023 election returns

Early numbers from local, county races (through Nov. 7).

$73M allocated for Columbia water to replace deep-well farm irrigation

A trio of large-scale irrigation projects will be funded to expand the Columbia Basin Project eastward.

Franz ends gubernatorial bid, will run for Congress instead

Franz, a 53-year-old Democrat, has announced her candidacy to represent Washington’s 6th Congressional District.

Food-conditioned marmot from Mount Rainier NP finds new home

A hoary marmot living in the park — and begging for food — now calls Northwest Trek Wildlife Park home.

Town Council allocates funds for police department technology

The Eatonville Town Council met Oct. 9, approving several resolutions to support the department.

Voting begins in all Washington counties for 2023 general election

Ballots must be returned to a county drop box or voting center by 8 p.m. Nov. 7, or postmarked by Nov. 7.

Local author, 90, writes first book

Dorthea B. Jacobsen once wrote petry for the Dispatch newspaper when it had a poetry section.

Day of Service: 120 volunteers serve community

Continuing a tradition from 2002, individuals from across the community came together to honor local first responders and military men and women.

ESD provides updates on bus cancellations

District looking to hire 10 additional drivers, brainstorming other solutions.

Hoot ‘N’ Howl set for two weekends

The event will take place on Friday and Saturday nights on both Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 20-21.

Washington officials remove heat pump mandate in new homes

Washington’s building industry has opposed the new code.

Superintendent’s message about bus driver shortage

First and foremost, I apologize for the impact that the bus driver shortage has had on our Eatonville students and families. The Eatonville School District is diligently working to address this issue, as is almost every other school district in Washington. Despite our extensive efforts, we still find ourselves lacking sufficient bus drivers to cover all routes, resulting in route cancellations and rerouting efforts. However, our determination remains unwavering and we are committed to finding viable solutions to alleviate this problem.