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A star on the junior livestock circuit

A star on the junior livestock circuit

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch At the age of 11, Ryan Rogers has built a dynasty in the Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale. For the third year in a…

Salsbury wins Puget Sound Amateur

Tyler Salsbury won the 48th annual Puget Sound Amateur golf tournament, finishing the 36-hole event five under par. His 139 total was two shots better than runnerup David Talcott, whose…

Four in race to become new mayor

Four people – two of them Town Council members, plus the elected town treasurer and an ex-fire chief – hope to replace Eatonville Mayor Ray Harper, who won’t run for…

Former State Patrol chief tapped for county post

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has named Lowell Porter, former chief of the State Patrol, to lead the county’s Department of Emergency Management. Porter succeeds Steve Bailey, who retired in…

Cruisers heading for state meet

Eatonville will send eight boys and five girls’ entries to the state high school track and field meet this weekend at Eastern Washington University. The Cruisers qualified by finishing among…

Clock’s ticking for special-hunt permits

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown If you are a hunter and inclined to apply for special hunting permits, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is reminding them…

And baby makes 17

And baby makes 17

A wobbly-legged baby bison was born April 28 at Northwest Trek, becoming the 17th bison at the Eatonville-area wildlife park. There’s also a new lamb – born May 6 –…

It’s onward and upward for our Teen Focus contributors

PAT JENKINS Dispatch editor Kids grow up and move on – and sometimes stop writing newspaper columns. Both apply to Lydia Nyhuis and Corrie Morgan. Readers have become accustomed the…

Patricia Mashburn

Patricia Claire (McKasson) Mashburn passed away peacefully on 5/6/2013 surrounded by her family and loved ones following a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Pat was born in Wallace, Idaho on…

Park trims visitor center and camping

Two popular campgrounds will open later, a visitor center won’t open at all, and fewer people will be working at Mount Rainier National Park this summer as a result of…