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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…

County still bullish on Boeing

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County officials are taking the high road after being turned down by Boeing as the place where the company will build wings for its…

Spray days coming for county roads

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch To spray or not to spray. That’s the question Pierce County officials are asking owners of property in advance of the annual assault on roadside…

Dead woman not who authorities thought

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The family and friends of a missing woman thought she was dead after authorities confused her with another woman who died after being hit by…