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Walter beating mayor in council race

Ray Harper is getting only half his wish to step down as mayor of Eatonville and return to his previous position as a Town Council member. Bob Walter, with 55…

School board winners: Litzenberger in Eatonville, Hoffman in Bethel

Early results in the general election have an incumbent being re-elected to the Eatonville School Board and an attorney winning a race for the Bethel School Board. Ronda Litzenberger, seeking…

Wall is DOT’s cure for landslides

Wall is DOT’s cure for landslides

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Landslides will still happen, but they shouldn’t be a problem any more for people traveling on State Route 7 in the Alder Canyon area now…

Lucas: Pressure Legislature for school money

Jeff Lucas says economic factors for the Eatonville School District are difficult, but he’ll continue as a School Board member to support efforts to maintain a quality education for students.…

End of ‘Voice’ run is ‘just the beginning’

End of ‘Voice’ run is ‘just the beginning’

Emily Randolph’s run on “The Voice” ended last week, but the Eatonville teenager says her musical “adventure” will continue. Randolph, 15, lost to Brandon Chase in a “battle round” of…

Elections’ highest turnout is 65-and-up voters

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer It appears that senior citizens take their voting rights seriously. According to Pierce County records, in 2008 at least 79 percent of those 65 and…

Scout’s good deed was better walking

Scout’s good deed was better walking

For his Eagle Scout project, Kylan Merrill made getting around Eatonville a little easier. The project, part of his ascension to Boy Scouts’ highest rank, involved building a gravel walking…

Fire destroys house

An Eatonville-area home burned to the ground in a fire Thursday afternoon. The blaze in the 41700 block of 109th Avenue Court East was reported at about 3 p.m. Nobody…

Re-enactors and female vets ride the rails

Re-enactors and female vets ride the rails

Two recent groups of riders had Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad journeying back to the Civil War era and supporting female veterans of the military. The Elbe-based historic train service welcomed…

Construction of Bethel facility underway

The buses for Bethel School District will have a new home when construction is finished next year on a $19.4 million central transportation center and kitchen. Construction is underway for…