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Help asked, reward offered for catching armed robber

Authorities are asking for the public’s help – with a reward possible – to identify the suspect responsible for at least four armed robberies of gas stations in an eight-day…

A tidier rest in peace for heroes

A tidier rest in peace for heroes

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The final resting place for veterans of five wars is looking better for next Monday’s Memorial Day. Volunteers who convened twice at the Washington Soldiers…

Memorial Day events

• The annual Memorial Day service at Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery in Spanaway is scheduled for May 25 at 10:30 a.m. A flag and firing detail will be provided by…

Fees at Mount Rainier increasing

The fees for vehicles to enter Mount Rainier National Park and for camping at the park will increase by $5 beginning this Friday. Park officials announced the increases Monday. They…

UW-Tacoma gives its word to Bethel grads

UW-Tacoma gives its word to Bethel grads

Bethel School District students are starting to follow a new “pathway” to higher education at the University of Washington-Tacoma. Representatives from the university’s Tacoma campus recently visited Graham-Kapowsin, Spanaway Lake…

Local candidates few and far between

The field of candidates for this year’s election is either barely filled or, in some cases, not quite set. In the five-day filing period for candidates last week, contenders lined…

Eatonville schools part of math and science project

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Three school districts, including Eatonville, will share a nearly $900,000 state-issued grant for raising the level of teaching of math and science. The Mathematics and…

Town marshal honored 89 years after he was slain

Town marshal honored 89 years after he was slain

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The memory of Dolar LaPlant, the only Eatonville Police officer to die in the line of duty, is brighter today than ever. Last Saturday, 89…

Building beats candidates to ballot

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch While voters in Pierce County are finding out this week who their choices among candidates will be for the upcoming election, one ballot decision they’re…

Rainier Independent Film Festival this weekend

Rainier Independent Film Festival this weekend

A 38-film lineup has been announced for Rainier Independent Film Festival, which is back for its ninth year May 15-17 at venues in Ashford. Joining the selection of international, national…

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