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County officer is town’s interim police chief

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Eatonville Town Council has approved a plan to make a Pierce County Sheriff Department officer the town’s interim police chief. Council members voted July…

State rep challenged by Libertarian, marijuana supporter

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch An incumbent Republican, a Libertarian Party member and a candidate whose political affiliation is identified with marijuana are the choices for voters in the contest…

Walking to beat cancer

Walking to beat cancer

This year’s Relay for Life in Eatonville raised about $42,000 for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. The top three teams in fund-raising were Super Moms and Dads at…

Search for hiker now ‘limited’

The search at Mount Rainier National Park for a missing hiker has been scaled back. Edwin Birch, 64, of Tacoma hasn’t been seen since July 12, when he was reported…

Level of fire service ‘up to voters’

Level of fire service ‘up to voters’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch By this time next week, votes will have started being cast in Graham Fire and Rescue’s levy election. Or, in the words of one of…

Agency says thanks with free concert

Eatonville Family Agency is inviting the public to a free outdoor concert July 26. The “Mountain to the Sea” concert, a thank-you to the community for its support of agency…

Handful of Fourth-related trouble

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Fire departments in south Pierce County handled the seemingly requisite number of fires and accidents related to this year’s Fourth of July holiday. While none…

More measles reported

A second case of measles in Pierce County has been confirmed by county health officials. The infected person, a young adult woman, visited a grocery store in Tacoma and Tacoma…

Still no sign of missing hiker

An overdue hiker remained missing Wednesday on Mount Rainier. The search for Edwin Birch, 64, of Tacoma continued with ground crews scouring the Ohanapacosh, Cowlitz Park and Nickel Creek areas…

New church leader from South America

A native of South America is the new worship arts leader at CenterPoint. The Eatonville-based church announced Abraham Obreke, who was born in Chile and grew up as a “missionary…