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Club wants to take square dancing to the masses

Club wants to take square dancing to the masses

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Alana Smith thinks it’s hip to be a square dancer. She and other members of Alder Dam Dancers are trying to introduce their hobby to…

Schools organize community drives

Several schools in the Bethel School District are conducting drives for food, clothing and toys for their communities. The schools and their drives include: • Bethel Middle School: Mitten Tree,…

County leaders argue over marijuana sales

Pierce County leaders don’t agree on whether federal or state law should be followed in plans for legalized sales of marijuana. The County Council this month passed legislation prohibiting licensed…

Santa’s Bikes goes over 100 mark

Santa’s Bikes goes over 100 mark

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Nancy Mettler remembers how it all started. The year was 2008. The Eatonville woman wanted to make Christmas brighter for kids of local families that…

Silo accident victim’s body recovered

The body of a worker who died after a silo at Wlcox Family Farms in Roy collapsed Monday, burying him under tons of corn, has been recovered. The body of…

Town setting pot zoning rules

Town officlals are setting rules on where possible marijuana stores and manufacturers could be allowed in Eatonville. The Town Council is scheduled to vote next Monday on zoning regulations that…

A business almost as long-lasting as its owners

A business almost as long-lasting as its owners

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer Sometimes when a couple is fixed up on a blind date by relatives, it just doesn’t work out. In the case of Sharon and Terry…

Countywide burn ban over

A Stage 2 burn ban in Pierce County was lifted Friday after air quality improved. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced that weather changes Friday, with predictions of rain…

Alexander resigning from Legislature

Alexander resigning from Legislature

A campaign promise and the outcome of a tight race for Thurston County auditor in the general election mean Gary Alexander’s tenure as a state legislator for the south Pierce…

Overdue hiker turns up safe

A search for an overdue hiker ended on a positive note today with the individual walking out after spending an unplanned night in the back country of Mount Rainier National…