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Bethel’s turnaround continues

The rise of Bethel High School’s football team from the depths to the heights of the South Puget Sound League 4A is still in the early stages, but…

Cruisers bull their way into new league

Eatonville introduced itself to the Evergreen League 1A in bold fashion Friday. with a 35-6 victory over Aberdeen Friday. Not only did the Cruisers serve notice that there…

Eagles fall to Emerald Ridge

Graham-Kapowsin’s hopes for a second consecutive undefeated regular season are over. Emerald Ridge stunned the defending South Puget Sound League 1A champions 34-31 Friday, handing the Eagles their…

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Sept. 19: Eatonville at Aberdeen, Puyallup at Bethel (7 p.m.), Spanaway Lake at Curtis, Graham-Kapowsin at Emerald Ridge Sept. 26: Curtis at Graham-Kapowsin, Spanaway Lake…

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Wave if you want peace

Wave if you want peace

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch It started with a hundred and now is down to…

Crash claims infant’s life

An infant from Florida died last week as a result of injuries suffered in a…

People and pooches back Cancer Society

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Thirty-five people and eight dogs participated in a recent Bark…

Lakes still in limbo with toxic algae

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eight lakes in Pierce County remained risky places last week…

All aboard in Elbe for food and fun

LET’S EAT By Carolyn Augustine Drive toward Mount Rainier on State Route 7 until you…

Libraries’ new director looks forward

Libraries’ new director looks forward

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Georgia Lomax, who wants libraries to “look forward and ask…


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Community garden is truly an asset

Having been away for several months allows me to see the beauty of this area again with fresh eyes. One of the most striking things I have noticed…

How wonderful if we all helped

Through conversation, it was brought to my attention that Eatonville meals for seniors on Monday, Wednesday and Friday really needs volunteers. I offered to drive up from Spanaway…

Get teens and young adults back in the job pool

By Don C. Brunell The good news is Washington is separating itself from the national jobless rate. In July, an average 6.2 percent of Americans were looking for…

Burning budget

Burning budget

Political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. notes the wildfire season in Washington did more than char huge amounts of land. It also burned through government funds set aside for…