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Two days for art and wine lovers

The Rainer View Art and Wine Show Sept. 28-29 in Graham will feature local artists, wine tasting and live music. The free, two-day event will run from 12 noon to…

A pond in Ken Kildahl’s memory

A pond in Ken Kildahl’s memory

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The fishing pond that Ken Kildahl helped make kid-friendly will be named in his memory. Kildahl, who died March 29 at the age of 65,…

ABC Day for Bethel district, learning and community

The fifth annual All Bethel Community Day, a showcase for the Bethel School District and its surrounding community, will be held this Saturday at Spanaway Lake High School. The free-admission…

Government-backed, you-build homes program expanding

Home ownership the self-help way is branching out in south Pierce County. The self-help housing program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Development, Community Frameworks and the Washington State…

The old car and the young boy

The old car and the young boy

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Roy Van Buskirk and his grandson have bridged the generation gap by restoring a 96-year-old automobile. Van Buskirk, 72, and Brandon VanBuskirk, 10, got hours…

New development eyed around airport

A homebuilder hopes to develop land near Eatonville’s airfield differently than plans of another developer called for several years ago. Dan Simon told the Town Council Sept. 9 that he…

One dead after head-on crash

A motorcycle rider from eastern Washington died and a Graham man was injured in a head-on collision Sunday on State Route 162 near Orting. According to the State Patrol, the…

Monthly blood drives in Graham, Spanaway

Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS), which supplies blood for hospitals in Pierce County and south King County, conducts regularly scheduled blood drives each month at the Safeway stores in Graham…

Three seek council appointment

Three men – a community volunteer, a businessman and a police detective – have applied for an appointment to the Eatonville Town Council. Adam Norton, David Smith and James Schrimpsher…

Highway traffic disrupted for culvert work

Motorists on State Route 7 in south Pierce County will encounter one-way, alternating traffic over the next two weeks as they approach Muck Creek near Weiler Road, the state Department…