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Fireworks show and downhome fun for Independence Day celebration

Fireworks show and downhome fun for Independence Day celebration

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch As usual, Eatonville’s annual Fourth of July celebration is so big it again will take two days. The festivities in honor of America’s Independence Day…

Deadlines for voter registration approaching

New voters in Pierce County have two deadlines to register to vote in next month’s primary election. July 7 is the deadline for registering online through the Pierce County auditor’s…

Local anglers take on the world

Local anglers take on the world

A team of anglers led by a former Eatonville resident made a big splash in the 2014 Offshore World Championships. Described by the local boat captain, Greg Daly, as “the…

Practice for the real thing

Practice for the real thing

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Personnel from Pierce Transit and first-responder agencies, including Graham Fire and Rescue and the Pierce County Sheriff Department, participated in a terrorist-response exercise in Spanaway…

Free breakfast, lunch for kids in Eatonville

Eatonville School District is offering free meals for children 1 to 18 years old this summer. The meals will be available Monday through Friday July 28 to Aug. 8 at…

Our independence needs less foreign dependence

By Don C. Brunell While much of today’s news deals with America’s decline, there is hope we can stimulate our economy, create manufacturing jobs and pay down our national debt…

Highway work will delay traffic

Driving on State Route 161 in the Eatonville area will require some extra patience the next few weeks, as work on highway resurfacing will cause traffic delays, according to the…

Energy conservation is pie-in-the-sky

The morning of June 23, when I got up the sky was clear, blue and beautiful. Shortly afterward, the first jets appeared, not with jet streams trailing behind (jet streams…

Police bust underage party in the woods

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Minors who tried to hide their drinking party in the woods near Graham didn’t get away with it. Authorities assigned to the Pierce County Party…

Nona E. Walch

Nona E. (Toth) Walch, born 6-27-32, a 50-year resident of the Eatonville area, recently passed away at her home in Upton, Wyoming at the age of 81. She is survived…