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Community meeting on schools’ plan

Eatonville School District’s strategic plan will be the subject of a community meeting with the School Board Oct. 8 at Weyerhaeuser Elementary School. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.…

$100,000 to buy technology could be in school’s future

$100,000 to buy technology could be in school’s future

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A big surprise for Elissa Dornan could become an even bigger thrill for the Graham school where she teaches. Rocky Ridge Elementary School is the…

McCarthy focuses on jail, mental health

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy wants the county to hire more people to help deal with mental health issues and prisoners. In her proposed budget…

Forum for state rep candidates

Candidates for the Legislature in the upcoming general election will answer citizens’ questions and discuss education-related issues during a forum Oct. 6 at Eatonville High School. The event is scheduled…

Fall Fest: An event for everyone

If it’s October, this must be Fall Fest. The sixth annual community event for all ages and abilities will be staged again this Saturday at Eatonville Middle School. From 11…

Free community dinner at Bethel school

The first of two free community dinners hosted by Bethel School District is scheduled for this Friday at Bethel Middle School. From 5 to 7 p.m., the community can meet…

First local case of virus reported

A Pierce County child hospitalized earlier this month with severe asthma symptoms tested positive for the Enterovirus (EV) D68 virus, which has been causing respiratory illnesses nationally. The Tacoma-Pierce County…

New leader for local social services

New leader for local social services

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville Family Agency is changing its leadership with the hiring of Leah Vanderstoep as its new executive director. Vanderstoep replaces Lori Culver, who has stepped…

Chase of stolen car ends in two deaths

Chase of stolen car ends in two deaths

Two people died in a crash during a high-speed chase involving a stolen car and police Wednesday in the Spanaway area. The Pierce County Sheriff Department identified the driver of…

Lake Kapowsin could become aquatic preserve

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The public can have a say in whether Lake Kapowsin becomes a state-designated aquatic reserve. The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host an…