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It happened in 2012

It happened in 2012

Here are some of the bigger stories that made news in 2012 for Dispatch readers: WEATHER Highways and roads were blocked or littered with fallen trees, downed utility lines and…

Family escapes fire unharmed

A fire in their house the day after Christmas turned out almost as well as a Graham family could have hoped. The nearest firefighters were just 10 blocks away, a…

Libraries cut spending for new books

A budget that has less money for buying books and changes some personnel costs has been approved for the Pierce County Library System for 2013. Then system’s Board of Trustees…

Game On

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Jan. 2: Bellevue Christian at Eatonville Jan. 3: Bethel at Emerald Ridge, Graham-Kapowsin at Rogers Jan. 4: Eatonville at Vashon Jan. 5: Curtis at Bethel, Spanaway…

Wilson snipe is one tough bird to hunt

Wilson snipe is one tough bird to hunt

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown It is a well-known fact dove hunting can be a real challenge, but there is one bird that is tougher to hunt – or,…

Bush was there ‘to make progress’

Bush was there ‘to make progress’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Roger Bush has learned a lot in 20 years in public office – 12 in the Legislature and the last eight as a Pierce County…

Vigil planned for Connecticut school shooting victims

The fatal shooting of 26 people, most of them children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. two weeks ago is still reverberating on the opposite coast in Pierce…

‘Treecycling’ turns holiday firs into garden compost

Pierce County residents who subscribe to yard waste collection service can place their unflocked Christmas tree in their trash container for pickup by their recycling hauler, according to the county’s …

Cruiser girls win; G-K and Eatonville boys and Bethel girls lose

Results from Friday’s high school basketball games: In girls’ contests, Eatonville outscored Cedar Park Christian 18-2 in the second quarter on its way to 57-45 Nisqually League victory, then headed…

One up, one down for wrestlers

Eatonville beat Hoquiam but fell to Elma in a double-dual high school wrestling meet. In the non-league action Dec. 8, Eatonville took care of Hoquiam 45-25, led in part by…

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