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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…

Tour benefits Graham’s Chase Garden

The Puyallup Fall Color Gardens Tour, showcasing two private gardens in the South Hill area, is scheduled for Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a benefit for…

Eatonville has a new Daffodil princess

Emily Saito went from tears of sadness to all smiles as she was crowned Eatonville High School’s new Daffodil Festival princess last week. She will represent the school and the…

Town and tribe celebrate the salmon

Town and tribe celebrate the salmon

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer Last Saturday at Mill Pond Park in Eatonville, it was all about salmon. The day started out foggy everywhere but the park, where the sun…

Election ballots mailed; due back by Nov. 5

Election ballots mailed; due back by Nov. 5

Ballots for the general election have been mailed to Pierce County voters. Now it’s up to them if there’s at least a 46 percent voter turnout, as projected by the…

Libraries have help for insurance questions

People can find help with the Affordable Care Act from free resources and events at branches of the Pierce County Library System, including Graham and Eatonville. In partnership with the…

Saving tiny rabbits earns big award

Saving tiny rabbits earns big award

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park’s effort to save Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits has earned national notice. The wildlife park near Eatonville and Oregon Zoo jointly received the prestigious North American Conservation…

Race for mayor enters stretch run

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Gordon Bowman, who sees potential for economic growth in Eatonville that includes fast food, and Mike Schaub, who envisions better fiscal health for the town,…