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Pennant race in second half

An 11-1 loss to Orting capped a week of baseball for Eatonville High School in which the Cruisers split a pair of Nisqually League contests and found themselves in third…

Authorities want answers on 9-1-1 outage

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch First-responders and residents in south Pierce County dodged the potential of unanswered calls for help during a six-hour outage of 9-1-1 systems earlier this month.…

Good news on hunting permits: More of them, and cheaper

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown It is a rare phenomenon when Washington fishermen and hunters get a reduction in the cost of their licenses, but lo and behold, it…

Northwest Trek will get kids-oriented addition

One of south Pierce County’s major visitor attractions will get some new features, courtesy of voters and taxpayers in Tacoma’s Metropolitan Parks District. A $191 million bond measure for the…

Three-time winners Tomal, Newman pace Cruisers

George Tomal won the sprint events and the javelin to pace the boys, and Daisey Newman won all three weight events and Heidi Brankline captured the long and triple jumps…

Graham man is Officer of the Year

Graham man is Officer of the Year

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Joshua Maiuri doesn’t mind the long commute from Graham to his job with the Port of Seattle Police Department. The trips might feel shorter since…

A school of ‘exemplary student performance’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville High School is among 413 schools statewide that have been named as Washington Achievement Award winners based on their academic excellence. The award is…

They got their hands dirty in a labor of love

They got their hands dirty in a labor of love

Strong hands grasped yellow-handled post-hole diggers, forcefully gouging a slowly deepening gash in the earth. Shovels flew in and out of trenches, digging drainage runs. It was difficult, muscle-straining work,…

Anglers, vets can be Mineral Lake derby winners

American Legion Storm King Post 171′s 21st annual Mineral Lake Fishing Derby, with anglers competing for prizes and proceeds benefitting veterans, is set for April 26. The derby, from 12:01…

Kaelin wins shot put in Oregon Relays

Justin Kaelin of Eatonville High won the shot put in the Oregon Relays high school track and field meet April 19-20 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Kaeli,…

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