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Overdue hiker turns up safe

A search for an overdue hiker ended on a positive note today with the individual walking out after spending an unplanned night in the back country of Mount Rainier National…

Food banks hoping for happy holidays

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Turkeys for Thanksgiving are heading out the door at the food bank in Eatonville, where attention is also being paid to the next holiday. For…

Free day at Northwest Trek

Eatonville residents will be admitted free to Northwest Trek this Sunday in the wildlife park’s annual good will gesture to its nearby community. Proof of residency in the form of…

Reading early makes for better students later

Reading early makes for better students later

By Shannon Hirska Contributing writer The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington has mandated that all third and fourth-grade students should be reading at grade level by…

One person dead after highway crash

One motorist was killed and another was injured in a collision between two cars at the intersection of State Route 702 and State Route 7 last Saturday. The State Patrol…

Taste of Italy in Graham

Taste of Italy in Graham

LET’S EAT By Carolyn Augustine Contributing writer Bright and cheerful, with wine-colored vinyl tablecloths, Amici’s is a family-friendly place to eat some tasty Italian food. We went for lunch and…

Fireplaces and wood stoves banned temporarily

Pierce County began this week under a Stage 2 burn ban, which includes fireplaces, wood stoves, fireplace inserts and pellet stoves. Under the ban that took effect Sunday afternoon and…

Bike donations for kids wanted

A drive for donations of bicycles for children of low-income families is underway in Eatonville. The drive, held every two years since 2009 and organized by businesswoman Nancy Mettler, supports…

Facebook fueled victory in mayor’s race

Facebook fueled victory in mayor’s race

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Facebook was Eatonville mayor-elect Mike Schaub’s chief method of reaching voters during the recently completed general election. In a short question-and-answer session with Schaub as…

Student production at GKHS: ‘Die’ laughing

Graham-Kapowsin High School’s student production of “Any Number Can Die” will open tomorrow for a three-show run. The story by Fred Carmichael is described as “a hilarious takeoff” on mystery…