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Discussion of school’s fate, budget cuts continues

The Eatonville School Board is about a month away from a possible decision to close Columbia Crest Elementary School, most likely forever. That and other potential actions to improve the…

Four ‘sovereign citizens’ convicted

A Spanaway man is among four people who were convicted this month in federal court of a variety of crimes as part of the so-called “sovereign citizen” movement. Juries at…

AmeriCorps, Northwest Trek good match

AmeriCorps, Northwest Trek good match

They came from afar and conquered plenty. In just over a month, a team of nine AmeriCorps volunteers built a rock wall, replaced old fence railings with new ones, cleared…

Public health programs facing cuts

Some Pierce County health services may be trimmed or shut down by federal budget cuts. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is facing a budget cut of more than $1.6 million because…

Daffodil float relies on donations

Fund-raising and brainstorming have begun for Eatonville’s community float in the 80th annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade. As in past years, community members are banding to make the parade…

1,311 steps for charity

1,311 steps for charity

As the team from Fire District 23 arrived at the Columbia Center in Seattle March 10 for the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, reality hit them. “It was an eye-opening experience,”…

Superintendent candidates (one from Norway) down to six soon

Twenty people have applied to be Eatonville School District’s next superintendent, but the field is expected to be much smaller by this weekend. The list of applicants – 16 of…

Fire destroys Ashford home, kills dogs

A home in the Ashford area was destroyed Monday in a fire that took the lives of six dogs belonging to the resident. The fire at 55514 315th Ave. E.…

Local Catholics exult over new pope

Catholic churches in Eatonville and the Graham area joined fellow Catholics around the world in marking the selection of a new pope last week. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a former archbishop…

Gardner served state and county ‘very well’

Gardner served state and county ‘very well’

Booth Gardner, who was Pierce County’s first county executive and went on to become a two-term governor of Washington, died last Friday. Gardner was 76 and had suffered from Parkinson’s…