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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,…

Grange just keeps going

Grange just keeps going

Grange is a fraternal organization that was started in 1867 after the Civil War as an advocacy group for farmers who were concerned about the prices of their produce Fast-forward…

School security gets tighter

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch After learning some lessons during a mock shooter and hostage crisis last June, Eatonville School District officials are bolstering security at school buildings. The district…

All aboard for the Santa Express

All aboard for the Santa Express

By Jim Bryant The Dispatch Standing in the cramped cab, surrounded by a variety of gauges, levers, throttles and a huge, hot boiler, the engineer pulled hard on one of…

Health Department, MultiCare tackle asthma in kids

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and MultiCare Health System are combining in a proactive, no-cost campaign to prevent or control asthma in children. According to the state Department of Health, asthma…

Firefighters host Santa event

Santa Claus will pose for photos and give away prizes during an appearance this Saturday sponsored by the Eatonville Firefighters Association. Starting at 6 p.m. at the Eatonville Fire and…