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Knitters making a difference

Knitters making a difference

By Tillie Vuksich Contributing writer The Eatonville knitting group, the Knit ‘n’ Knots, supports local hospitals by donating hand-knitted and crocheted hats (from baby-sized to adult), lap blankets and hand-sewn…

Bethel launching dual language learning

A Spanish-English dual language program wlil begin this fall at Chester H. Thompson Elementary School in the Bethel School District. The program will be limited to kindergarten during the 2015-16…

Fortune smiles on game show fan

Fortune smiles on game show fan

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch This week, Michelle Andersen is the biggest television star from Eatonville. Okay, she’s the only one. But a star she is as one of the…

Now serving 2 million school lunches

Now serving 2 million school lunches

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch How would you like to cook 2 million lunches and 250,000 breakfasts a year? That’s what the Bethel School District does for its students, and…

Higher gas tax part of transportation proposal

By Cooper Inveen WNPA Olympia Bureau The state Senate’s new transportation package is being hailed for its bipartisan support, although some critics find aspects of it troubling. The proposals were…

Landmark on dining scene

Landmark on dining scene

Eatonville’s newest restaurant is a blast from the past and a touch of fresh entrepeneurialism. The Landmark is scheduled to open this week at the corner of Mashell Avenue and…

Lahar sirens test scheduled

Pierce County’s 17 outdoor lahar warning sirens in the Puyallup River Valley will be tested March 2 in the latest of monthly drills that are conducted on the first Monday…

College and Career Fair for post-high school

Eatonville High School’s 10th annual Spring College and Career Fair on March 3 will include representatives of post-high school education and career opportunities. Scheduled for 9 to 11:30 a.m. during…

$126 million county building to open in 2016

$126 million county building to open in 2016

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Plans for a $126.9 million office building for Pierce County government have been approved by the County Council, despite objections to the location and cost…

An argument, then a fatal stabbing

A 21-year-old man is suspected of stabbing another man to death during a dispute at a Parkland-area apartment building. Deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff Department responded to the stabbing…