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Mudslide closes SR-7

Mudslide closes SR-7

A mudslide has closed a portion of State Route 7 in rural south Pierce County for at least Monday and possibly longer, according to state highway officials. The slide was…

Moms and young kids can find friends and playmates

(Editor’s note: Welcome to the first installment of a new personal-advice column in The Dispatch, written by Tillie Vuksich. The Eatonville resident offers life advice and a fresh perspective. Expect…

Readers weigh in on newspapers and trust

PAT JENKINS Readers weigh in on newspapers and trust When it comes to how much our readers trust The Dispatch, we’re doing better than Congress. Of course, you might say…

Looking for her ‘break’

Looking for her ‘break’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch High school golf has a small fan base. Memories of players are usually short and few. But followers of Bethel High School teams over the…

The life of a military wife

The life of a military wife

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Life as a military wife has taught Rachael Thacker the value of being as happy as you want to be. Despite the challenges of raising…

Mayors stake claim to pot taxes

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Mayors of cities and towns across Washington, including Eatonville, want the state to help cover any costs of local enforcement of laws governing legalized sales…

St. Patrick’s crackdown on drunk driving

Don’t count on the luck of the Irish to get you home safely if you’ve had too much to drink as a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. From March 14 to…

College football taking Eagles south and east

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Two Graham-Kapowsin High School football stars – one a running back with a nose for the end zone, the other a sure-footed kicker – will…

Daffodils and social causes come together

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Sadness tinged with hope mixed with happiness and tears of joy while the Daffodil Festival was picking its new queen last Saturday. As 25 princesses…

Bethel teachers nationally certified

Five teachers in the Bethel School District have achieved National Board certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, which awards the designation through performance-based assessment and testing that…