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CenterPoint is ‘a place for you’

CenterPoint is ‘a place for you’

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer CenterPoint is a dynamic, growing church in Eatonville. Pastors Jennie and Jonathan Cross say it is attended by people of all ages. Jennie was born…

Bethel levies passing narrowly

Voters in the Bethel School District are approving two levies – but not by much – in early returns from the special election. A four-year School Programs and Operations Levy,…

60 percent say yes to Eatonville levy

Voters are giving the go-ahead to Eatonville’s four-year Educational Programs and Operations Levy. The measure, which calls for collecting between $4.5 million and just under $5 million from 2015 to…

Bethel Family Support Center dodges budget axe

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Family Support Center serving the Bethel area will stay open, but four other centers will close as a result of lost funding, the Tacoma-Pierce…

Snow closes Bethel schools, delays them in Eatonville

Schools in the Bethel School District closed for the day Friday, and classes in the Eatonville School District were scheduled to start two hours late as a result of snowfall.…

Reward for help solving break-ins

A financial incentive has been added to the Eatonville Police Department’s request for the public’s help in solving a string of crimes in one of the town’s neighborhoods. Police chief…

No charges in Spanaway dog attack

Criminal charges will not be filed against the owner of two dogs that attacked a Spanaway woman who later died. Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist announced last Friday that…

Roach new County Council chairman

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Dan Roach, who started his Pierce County Council career representing parts of Graham and Kapowsin, is the county’s new chairman. Fellow council members elected him…

’12th man’ flag stolen

A thief is putting a damper on the celebratory mood of Seattle Seahawks fans among Eatonville School District transportation workers. The department’s employees were displaying their “12th man Seahawk spirit”…

Levy is backbone of Eatonville schools

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A mark of success for schools is how students do as adults and in their post-school careers and lives. That preparation and the end-result, both…