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Water accident at falls claims teenager

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A 13-year-old boy from Spanaway died after disappearing underwater at Little Mashel Falls June 25. Bethel School District officials identified the boy as Jayace Rosborough.…

Way cleared for marijuana businesses

In a move that opens the door to state-licensed retail marijuana businesses, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has blocked a proposed county ordinance that would have asked the county’s Planning…

Man gets 21 years for murder of roommate

A Pierce County man has been ordered to spend 21 years in prison for the murder of his roommate. Michael Clifford Boisselle, 36, a South Hill resident, was sentenced June…

Eatonville celebrates America’s birthday

Eatonville celebrates America’s birthday

Eatonville’s annual Independence Day celebration is spread over two days and features entertainment, fireworks and a parade. Here’s the schedule, as provided by organizers and the Eatonville Chamber of Commerce:…

Caregiver guilty in client’s death

A jury has convicted a 51-year-old Spanaway man of murder in the second degree for the death last year of a man who was in his care. The Pierce County…

Motorcyclist hurt in hit-and-run

A Spanaway man was hospitalized after his motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver June 24. According to the State Patrol, the 29-year-old motorcyclist was trying to pass an automobile…

School retirees get a happy sendoff

School retirees get a happy sendoff

In the same week that high school seniors were graduating and younger students were counting the final days before summer break, four Eatonville School District employees were at a happy…

Marijuana businesses may open

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A proposed ban on legal marijuana sales in Pierce County will first be reviewed by the county’s Planning Commission, the County Council decided last week…

Bethel duo honored by White House

Recognition of their good work went all the way to the White House for two Bethel School District employees. They were among education support professionals who were honored in Washington,…

Gawk and roll: It’s the Rod Knockers

Gawk and roll: It’s the Rod Knockers

The annual Rod Knockers car show, featuring classic and vintage cars, hot rods, street rods and muscle cars, plus some rock and roll, will be held June 25 in Eatonville.…