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Father gets prison for ‘horrible’ abuse of baby

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A 26-year-old Roy man is going to prison for 16 years for beating his infant daughter and putting her in a freezer because he was…

Town has new treasurer

Lori Smith has been appointed as town treasurer for Eatonville. The Town Council selected Smith from among two candidates Monday, the final day that town officials could control the appointment…

Schools registering new kindergarteners

Kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year will begin next week in the Eatonville School District and already is underway in the Bethel School District. Eatonville schools, which offer all-day…

Thai Mekong in Graham a relaxing oasis

LET’S EAT By Carolyn Augustine Relax, have a cup of tea, enjoy the orchids, get good service and have some good Thai food. Go to the Thai Mekong Restaurant in…

Yarn bombs, away

Yarn bombs, away

By Tillie Vuksich Contributing writer This year’s Eatonville Art Festival will feature a unique art installation in downtown Eatonville, known in the craft community as a yarn bomb. It’s a…

At least five more years for Eatonville school

Columbia Crest Elementary School, once considered for closure, is assured of being open at least five more years after a decision Wednesday by the Eatonville School Board. During a meeting…

Facebook warms up burglary probe

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Online social networking is helping authorities move closer to possibly solving a string of burglaries in Eatonville. Two people who are considered suspects by the…

Planning Commission appointees ‘fair’ and ‘positive’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville’s Planning Commission, a gatekeeper for issues involving the town’s livability and growth, has two new members. Martin Miller, a self-described property rights advocate, and…

County hosts workshop for candidates

The Pierce County auditor’s office, which supervises elections countywide, will host its annual candidates workshop April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. The workshop will be held at the county…

Spanaway man dies in car crash

A 72-year-old Spanaway man died in a traffic accident last Saturday near Eatonville. The State Patrol said the victim was Robert M. MacDonald. According to troopers, MacDonald was driving a…