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Junk in their trunks could be treasures

Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s seventh season of the Junk in Your Trunk community sales series continues this month. The second event will be staged July 16 from 9 a.m.…

Classroom critters

Classroom critters

As part of the PALS (People and Animals Learning at School) program at Eatonville Elementary School near the end of the 2015-16 school year, Lola Gillespie brought some slithery critters…

Community groups keep kids moving and fed during summer

By Paula Morris Contributing writer There are many after-school programs in the Pierce County area that offer food and snacks to kids during the school year. But what happens when…

Hearing on Eatonville schools budget

The Eatonville School Board will hold a public hearing later this month on the school district’s 2016-17 budget. The hearing is scheduled for July 25 at 6 p.m. at the…

Facelift proposed for big piece of Paradise

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Paradise Inn, one of the lastest-longing and most iconic symbols of Mount Rainier National Park, is in line for a facelift beginning next year that…

Documentary relives Eatonville’s mini-Woodstock

Documentary relives Eatonville’s mini-Woodstock

By Diane Mettler Contributing writer For those that weren’t living in Eatonville during the weekend of July 4, 1970, you missed a mini-Woodstock. Droves of hippies – somewhere between 10,000…

Water accident at falls claims teenager

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A 13-year-old boy from Spanaway died after disappearing underwater at Little Mashel Falls June 25. Bethel School District officials identified the boy as Jayace Rosborough.…

Way cleared for marijuana businesses

In a move that opens the door to state-licensed retail marijuana businesses, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has blocked a proposed county ordinance that would have asked the county’s Planning…

Man gets 21 years for murder of roommate

A Pierce County man has been ordered to spend 21 years in prison for the murder of his roommate. Michael Clifford Boisselle, 36, a South Hill resident, was sentenced June…

Eatonville celebrates America’s birthday

Eatonville celebrates America’s birthday

Eatonville’s annual Independence Day celebration is spread over two days and features entertainment, fireworks and a parade. Here’s the schedule, as provided by organizers and the Eatonville Chamber of Commerce:…