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Fly like an Eagle

Fly like an Eagle

Three young men from Eatonville and Graham officially became Eagle Scouts last weekend. For one of them, the road to Boy Scouts’ highest rank was particularly long. Lukus Alexei Leonard…

Program points middle schoolers toward college

By Janna Rush Contributing writer Eatonville Middle School is excited to offer a powerful opportunity for our seventh and eighth-grade students that will allow them, if they qualify, to attend…

Northwest Trek has bear necessities

Northwest Trek has bear necessities

Two new American black bears at Northwest Trek are described as frisky and lovers of fish and berries. One likes to climb trees, while the other seems content to stand…

Six mountain climbers dead

Six climbers on Mount Rainier are presumed dead after apparently being caught in an avalanche or rockfall. The climbers were reported missing late Friday afternoon, and searchers spotted climbing equipment…

Independence Day bash needs more money

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Organizers of Eatonville’s annual Independence Day celebration say the event is about $4,000 short of having enough money to be held July 3-4. Unless the…

Senate OKs park ranger’s name for post office

Senate OKs park ranger’s name for post office

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch With a final push in Washington, D.C., the way has been cleared for Eatonville’s post office to be renamed in memory of a Mount Rainier…

State Historical Society honors Bethel High teacher

State Historical Society honors Bethel High teacher

James Sawatzki does more than get students’ attention when he teaches history at Bethel High School. He gets historians to take notice. Swatzki, a teacher for 30 years, has been…

Some no-contests in this fall’s election

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County’s prosecuting attorney and auditor won’t change in this fall’s election, but voters will have some choices to make for the Legislature and Congress.…

Changing of the guard at Bethel schools

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch When students show up for the first day of classes next September at nine schools in the Bethel School District, they’ll find new principals at…

Reichert: ‘Juice’ in Congress comes with time

Reichert: ‘Juice’ in Congress comes with time

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert isn’t ready to restrict members of Congress like himself to the length of time they spend in office. Reichert, a congressman…