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2013 rewind: The year in local news

2013 rewind: The year in local news

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Time flew last year. It doesn’t seem that long ago that 2013 was ringing in, but here we are 12 months later with a new…

Shuffling of town leaders continues

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A new era of government in Eatonville began officially last week with the swearing-in of the town’s newly elected mayor and two council members. Taking…

One died, six hurt in highway crash

A head-on crash on New Year’s Day on State Route 7 left one person dead and six others hospitalized. The State Patrol reported that Glenn Fitting, 48, of Eatonville died…

Missionary aviators get their wings

Missionary aviators get their wings

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer Anyone with a heart for flying to mission fields can attend a training academy right in Eatonville. Trinity Aviation Academy, a not-for-profit, all-volunteer flight and…

Grant helps preserve Spanaway history

Part of Spanaway’s pioneer history will get a fresh look through special funding for local historic preservation. A grant for $2,000 from the Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund has been…

Students help fill blood bank

Students help fill blood bank

More than half of the blood donated to Cascade Regional Blood Services to help save lives comes from community-based drives. Eatonville High School pitched in that way this month. A…

Who will write against school levies?

Pierce County election officials are trying to appoint writers of “against” statements for the Eatonville and Bethel school district levies that face voters next month. Election officials are required by…

Mayor leaves with head high

Mayor leaves with head high

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eight years as a fixture at Eatonville Town Hall, four of them as mayor, have come to an end for Ray Harper. Not the way…

Epic sweetness in all shapes and sizes

Epic sweetness in all shapes and sizes

By Carolyn Augustine Contributing writer Donuts shaped like spaceships, dinosaurs and astronauts, with wonderful flavors like Gilligan’s Island, a vanilla cake donut topped with chocolate icing and coconut sprinkles, a…

Proposed pot business locations include south Pierce County

Twenty-four applications to open legalized marijuana businesses in Pierce County have been received by state regulators. Eight are proposed in the south end of the county, including the Eatonville, Graham,…