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Survey: Pierce unhealthy compared to other counties

The overall health of Pierce County ranks in the bottom third among all counties statewide, according to a national health survey. Pierce County’s position for 2014 —25th out of 39…

Easter events for community

Here’s some of what’s happening in the Eatonville area for Easter: • An all-ages community Easter egg hunt, hosted by Living Word Assembly of God, will be held April 19…

Legislators plan telephone town hall meeting

State Reps. J.T. Wilcox and Graham Hunt, whose Second District constituency includes the south Pierce County area, will hold an hour-long telephone town hall for the public on April 23…

Floats catch judges’ eye

Floats catch judges’ eye

Two of the top awards for floats in the 2014 Daffodil Festival’s Grand Floral Parade were won by the Eatonville community and Bethel School District entries. For the second time…

9-1-1 system working again after outage

South Sound 911, which serves Pierce County, was one of many 9-1-1 dispatch centers in the state affected by a 9-1-1 outage Thursday. Service in Pierce County was down for…

Boost for veteran-owned businesses

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A bill authored by south Pierce County’s newest state legislator has been signed into law, giving a potential source of customers to businesses owned by…

Spring Fair has fun ingredients

Spring Fair has fun ingredients

Recipe for Success: Create a celebration for spring, include lots of hands-on family fun, add a 20-foot inflatable rubber duckie and thrilling pig racing, and toss in a sprinkling of…

Highway open after two-day closure

A stretch of State Route 7 near Ohop Valley Road west of Eatonville reopened Tuesday after being closed since April 6 because of a small slide. According to the state…

Volunteers getting home ready for family

Volunteers getting home ready for family

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Remodeling of their home is underway as community members continue to rally around an Eatonville-area family that was devastated by a New Year’s Day traffic…

Lutheran preschool registering for 2014-15

The Lutheran Church of St. Paul Preschool in Graham is enrolling children for the 2014-15 school year. Children for the 3 and 4-year-old class will be enrolled for Tuesday and…