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Body of hiker found at Mount Rainier

The body of a 66-year-old man who went missing during a day hike was recovered Friday at Mount Rainier National Park. A park spokesman said park rangers and Mountain Rescue…

500-plus cars and trucks on show

There will be plenty of eye candy on wheels this Saturday for Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s 11th annual Hi-Tech Collision Classic Car and Truck Show. The free show, featuring…

Fire district asks voters for modern stations

Fire district asks voters for modern stations

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Did you hear the one about the room so small that you have to open the door if you want to turn around? It’s no…

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…