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Panda calf made its mark

Panda calf made its mark

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The most publicized baby cow in south Pierce County, if not all of Washington and maybe other parts of the world, has moved to greener…

Eatonville schools: 100 years as the heart and soul of our community

Eatonville schools: 100 years as the heart and soul of our community

By Krestin Bahr As we near the end of first semester for Eatonville School District, this is a time to reflect on the year’s progress. Over the holidays, I was…

Beavers might be the ticket for wild steelhead survival

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Depending who you ask, beavers can be a blessing or a curse. Considered shadow rodents because we don’t hear much about them unless their…

Flu death in county reported

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Pierce County woman in her 50s who died last week joined at least 10 other people statewide who also have lost their lives from…

‘Nervous’ start for new mayor

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville Mayor Mike Schaub confessed to some stage fright as he presided over his first Town Council meeting since being elected two months ago. “It’s…

Crash injures driver, cuts electricity

A traffic accident involving a truck hauling lumber sent the truck’s driver to a hospital and knocked out electricity in some Eatonville areas Thursday. According to Eatonville Fire and Rescue,…

Recreational marijuana: Your tax dollars at work

Regarding the article about marijuana sales in Pierce County, County Councilman Doug Rickardson was the lone dissenter on Ordinance 111. One of his reasoning is that the Legislature will be…

Eatonville schools have ‘very important’ levy

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Voters in the Eatonville School District will decide over the next two weeks if the district can continue to depend on local levy funding to…

Swartout a sharpshooter for PLU now

Erik Swartout, who built a reputation as a standout Eatonville High School basketball player with his shooting and overall offensive skills, is showing the same traits at the college level…

County’s ban of pot sales gets legal support

Pierce County has Washington’s top lawyer on its side in attempting to ban legalized sales of recreational marijuana. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a legal opinion last week that…