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Motorcycle rider dies in crash

A motorcycle struck a guardrail on State Route 7 in the Spanaway area Thursday, leaving its rider dead. The State Patrol reported that the motorcyclist, a 23-year-old man, was southbound…

Big-time next for Parks

Big-time next for Parks

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Sadena Parks isn’t saying she’s destined to be a female version of Tiger Woods. But she’s getting closer to her stated goal of having a…

That’s some good plant food

That’s some good plant food

Think of a cool, refreshing dessert with the taste of nature and a flavor unlike anything that might be found in the grocery store, or even on a high-end restaurant…

Blood donors in Graham, Spanaway, Eatonville?

Cascade Regional Blood Services, which supplies hospitals in Pierce County, and the south King County area, has scheduled the following blood donor events: • Sept. 2, 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the…

Former Eatonville council member dies

Former Eatonville council member dies

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Fellow Town Council members say Jim Valentine was an asset to Eatonville’s municipal government during his time as a councilman and Planning Commission member. Valentine,…

Authorities: SWAT shooting was justified

The fatal shooting by police of a man in a Spanaway storage unit was justified by his “violent response,” according to Pierce County authorities. Independent and concurrent investigations by the…

EYSA registering for soccer, volleyball

Registration for Eatonville Youth Sports Association’s soccer and volleyball seasons is scheduled for Sept. 6 from 9 to 11a.m. at the EYSA shed, which is located in the parking lot…

Registration open for girls’ volleyball league

Registration for the RAGE Girls Volleyball League in the Puyallup and Spanaway-Parkland and Puyallup areas will be held on Sept. 14 at Puyallup High School from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15…

Memories of a 1939 plane crash victim

Memories of a 1939 plane crash victim

By Diane Mettler Many are familiar with the Stratoliner crash of 1939. Stanley Scurlock and his young son Rod were putting in horses when they noticed a large plane flying…

Rodeo’s back in Roy

The Roy Pioneer Rodeo, featuring such events as bareback riding, calf roping, steer roping and bull riding, will be held Aug. 30-31. Gates at the rodeo arena will open at…

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