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All aboard for the Santa Express

All aboard for the Santa Express

By Jim Bryant The Dispatch Standing in the cramped cab, surrounded by a variety of gauges, levers, throttles and a huge, hot boiler, the engineer pulled hard on one of…

Health Department, MultiCare tackle asthma in kids

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and MultiCare Health System are combining in a proactive, no-cost campaign to prevent or control asthma in children. According to the state Department of Health, asthma…

Firefighters host Santa event

Santa Claus will pose for photos and give away prizes during an appearance this Saturday sponsored by the Eatonville Firefighters Association. Starting at 6 p.m. at the Eatonville Fire and…

Please, sir, we’d like some more ‘Oliver’

Please, sir, we’d like some more ‘Oliver’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The tradition of high holiday entertainment at The 5th Avenue Theatre is continuing this month with “Oliver.” To borrow from one of the iconic musical’s…

Local artists part of exhibit at South Hill Mall

By Louise Carson Contributing writer Who would expect to find wonderful art and crafts among the commercial shops at South Hill Mall? Over 23,000 square feet of the former Office…

Salmon carcasses fly Saturday

The Nisqually Stream Stewards will hold a salmon carcass tossing Saturday in Eatonville, with volunteers invited throw dead salmon into Mashel River and other streams to provide a food source…

County puts lid on pot sales

Pierce County will block legalized sales of marijuana as long as there’s a conflict between state and federal control of the drug. The County Council Tuesday won its struggle with…

The straight story about skeet shooting

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown The lack of game and shortened hunting seasons in America at the beginning of the 20th century made it difficult for hunters to practice…

Cruisers launch girls’ hoop season

Youth will have been served if Eatonville High’s girls basketball team matches or improves on its lofty showing in the Nisqually League of a year ago. The Cruisers, who opened…

A day for holiday happiness

A day for holiday happiness

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch “Anything for the kids,” Harry Everett, aka Santa Claus, said from behind his costume beard as he waited for the next vist from a youngster.…

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