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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…

Reality TV show filled with ‘grit’

Reality TV show filled with ‘grit’

A New York City-based production company has gone almost as far west as it can in the continental U.S. to film a new reality television series in Eatonville. “American Grit”…

Burn ban over

A burn ban for most of Pierce County has been lifted. The ban, brought on by stagnant weather and rising air pollution, was ordered Nov. 26 and removed Dec. 1…

Wine and song in Ashford

Wine and song in Ashford

For six hours Dec. 5 in Ashford, the Mt. Rainier Visitor Association’s sixth annual “On the Road to Paradise” Fall Wine Festival will offer sipping and savoring of artisanal wines…