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Another marijuana moratorium for town

The Eatonville Town Council was expected this week to add another six months to a moratorium against marijuana businesses. The extension, similar to another one council members approved earlier this…

‘Vaping is a community’

‘Vaping is a community’

By Tillie Vuksich Contributing writer The vapor shop in downtown Eatonville is under new management. John Ensell, the new owner, celebrated his grand opening with a vaping party Oct. 3.…

Fantasy Lights are up and shining

Fantasy Lights are up and shining

More than 300 lighted holiday displays are turning the grounds of Spanaway Park into one of the brightest spots in Pierce County every night through the first day of 2016.…

Eatonville on College Board’s Honor Roll

Eatonville School District’s emphasis on preparing students for college has earned it recognition as one of 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada named by the College Board to…

Smile, thieves, you’re on video

Smile, thieves, you’re on video

Two burglars of a Graham-area home thought they were getting away with a crafty crime. Little did they know their thievery was being recorded on video. As a result, the…

192 illnesses linked to meat from Graham

Nearly 200 people suffered from a salmonella outbreak that health authorities say originated in pork from Kapowsin Meats in Graham. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has concluded its investigation…

Rain brings mudslides

A mudslide blocked Orville Road near Ohop Lake Wednesday. The slide, one of hundreds of incidents throughout Pierce County in which water or debris washed across roads as a result…

When Christmas comes to town

When Christmas comes to town

Despite the blustery weather, holiday moods were bright last Saturday for the annual “Christmas in Eatonville” celebration. The festivities included caroling by church choirs and community members who moved their…

Bethel schools thinking bond measure

Bethel schools thinking bond measure

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Built in 1982, Cedarcrest Middle School in the Bethel School District has never had a major renovation. That might change. Remodeling of Cedarcrest could be…

Daffodil royalty

Daffodil royalty

Bethel High School’s new Daffodil Festival princess, Kimberly Agfalvi (middle, holding flowers), celebrates with her fellow contestants after the princess selection program. Agfalvi will represent her school in the 2016…