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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…

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…

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…

Scottish and Celtic traditions take over in Graham

The 45th annual Tacoma Highland Games will be held Friday and Saturdy at Frontier Park in Graham. A Celtic music concert will accompany two days of Scottish events and demonstrations,…

Measles reported in county

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department received confirmation Thursday of Pierce County’s first case of measles in at least six years. The agency is investigating the case of a Pierce County child…

Answering medical emergencies by air and land

Answering medical emergencies by air and land

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch All eyes were on the helicopter hovering above Swanson Field. For once, its arrival wasn’t a matter of life and death. The Airlift Northwest aircraft…

Saturday sales for licenses

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office will be open Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to help meet summertime demand for marriage licensing, passport processing,vehicle and boat licensing.pet licensing and…

Fireworks season at hand

State-regulated firework sales to the public will begin at noon on June 28 and continue until 9 p.m. July 5. State fire marshal Chuck Duffy said consumers should “know the…

Summer lunches at Bethel schools

The Bethel School District is hosting the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From June 23 to Aug. 15, lunches will be made available at no charge to children 18…

Body confirmed as missing hiker

The body of a woman recovered from Mount Rainier last Saturday has been positively identified as Karen Sykes, a Seattle woman who disappeared during a hike June 18. The Pierce…