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Strengthening ‘our community and our nation’

Strengthening ‘our community and our nation’

By Daishan Roach Contributing writer Spirits were high as a little over 150 people, old and young alike and including veterans and several members of South Pierce Fire and Rescue,…

Classic car and truck show at Sprinker

More than 500 vehicles will be on display during Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s 13th annual Hi-Tech Collision Classic Car and Truck Show at Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway Sept.…

More talk about athletic facilities

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Another round of public discussions about plans for upgrading Eatonville School District’s athletic facilities will be held Thursday night. The Eatonville Facilities Improvement Committee will…

School districts give zoning an F

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The new school year is underway with a land-use-related load off the minds of officials in the Bethel and Eatonville school districts. An updated comprehensive…

Keeping a Navy sub shipshape

Keeping a Navy sub shipshape

By Electa Berassa Navy Office of Community Outreach An Eatonville native is serving aboard one of the Navy’s nuclear-powered guided missile submarines, living and working at a Navy base in…

Dead climber identified

A man who died in a fall Sept. 13 while climbing in Mount Rainier National Park has been identified as Timothy Hagen, 62. Hagen, who was from Bellevue, suffered fatal…

Training helps community be ready for disasters

Special to The Dispatch Following a major disaster, first-responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number…

Alder Lake-area fire 19 percent contained

Efforts to quell a forest fire near Alder Lake continued to make headway last week. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the 280-acre fire was 19 percent contained. Officials reported…

‘Get to the bottom’ of police issues

A “crisis in our communities” involving citizens and police was the subject for a roundtable with law enforcement officers co-hosted by U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert. Reichert, whose congressional district includes…

Business Briefs

• King Feed will celebrate its 13th anniversary with a customer-appreciation event Sept. 19-20. Live music from 12 to 2 p.m. both days and children’s games will be accompanied by…