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Leonard Iverson

Leonard Iverson passed away on Feb. 16, 2013. Services will be held Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m. at Olympia-Lacey Church of God, 5005 Lacey Blvd. SE., Olympia. There is a…

Katherine Wittwer

Katherine Wittwer, 94, passed away February 14, 2013 in Graham, Wash. Katherine was born to Frank and Katherine Mettler, December 20, 1918, in Everson, Wash. She graduated Valedictorian from Morton…

Otto Sorensen

Otto Sorensen

Over 40 years of owning Sorensen’s Graham Garage & Towing, Otto B. Sorensen passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital on February 14, 2013. The family would like to give a…

Sequestration’s 5 percent hit on Mount Rainier

By David Graves As we rapidly approach the March 1 edge of the fiscal cliff, or government sequestration, details about how these across-the-board cuts could affect our national parks are…

Addresses left off property tax envelopes

Pierce County property tax statements that were mailed earlier this month were missing the county’s return address on the payment stubs.  Not to worry, though, according to officials. The envelopes…

Becker part of tourism and trade committee

State Sen. Randi Becker has been named to the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations, a 13-member state panel headed by Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen and promoting Washington…

Teachers succeeding in push for high professional marks

Teachers succeeding in push for high professional marks

For the fourth consecutive year, Washington has the second-highest number of new National Board Certified teachers, thanks partly to eight teachers in the Bethel School District who reached the professional…

Bethel expanding all-day kindergarten

All-day kindergarten, described by officials as a key to early-childhood education that leads to better students in later years, is expanding in the Bethel School District. The program will be…

Magnetic field may be road map for salmon

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown How migrating salmon find their way back to rivers where they were born has been one of those mysteries that have never been fully…

Roy Lester Bray Sr.

Roy Lester Bray Sr, 75, passed away Jan 27,2013 at his home in Clearfield Utah. Born June 15, 1937 in Tacoma,. Wash. to Jesse and Doris Gaskill Bray. He married…