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New leader for local social services

New leader for local social services

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville Family Agency is changing its leadership with the hiring of Leah Vanderstoep as its new executive director. Vanderstoep replaces Lori Culver, who has stepped…

Chase of stolen car ends in two deaths

Chase of stolen car ends in two deaths

Two people died in a crash during a high-speed chase involving a stolen car and police Wednesday in the Spanaway area. The Pierce County Sheriff Department identified the driver of…

Lake Kapowsin could become aquatic preserve

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The public can have a say in whether Lake Kapowsin becomes a state-designated aquatic reserve. The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host an…

‘Very lean:’ Graham Fire reducing service

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Graham Fire and Rescue, facing the possibility of a second rejection by voters of a levy, will go ahead with closures of fire stations and…

No hunting when students in Pack Forest

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Students and hunters will keep their distance from each other during the first full season of forest education at Pack Forest this fall. The Eatonville-area…

Car and motorcycle collide, rider hurt

One motorist was injured in a crash involving a motorcycle and an automobile on State Route 7 near Spanaway Sunday. The State Patrol reported that the motorcycle’s rider, a 47-year-old…

Wave if you want peace

Wave if you want peace

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch It started with a hundred and now is down to one. Peace. That’s the wish Michael Hill is still conveying every week from a street…

Crash claims infant’s life

An infant from Florida died last week as a result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident on State Route 161 in the Graham-Kapowsin area Sept. 5. The State Patrol…

People and pooches back Cancer Society

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Thirty-five people and eight dogs participated in a recent Bark for Life fund-raiser in Eatonville for the American Cancer Society. Cierra Richards, who organized the…

Lakes still in limbo with toxic algae

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eight lakes in Pierce County remained risky places last week to swim. Advisory warnings about toxic algae that have been posted at the lakes throughout…

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