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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…

Local artists part of exhibit at South Hill Mall

By Louise Carson Contributing writer Who would expect to find wonderful art and crafts among the commercial shops at South Hill Mall? Over 23,000 square feet of the former Office…

County puts lid on pot sales

Pierce County will block legalized sales of marijuana as long as there’s a conflict between state and federal control of the drug. The County Council Tuesday won its struggle with…