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Very good deeds, very good cheer

Very good deeds, very good cheer

A favorite Santa Claus. Community organizers with a special talent for helping others. A teenager who never stops volunteering. And a woman who brings Christmas to the homeless. These six…

‘Lots of hard work’ pays off for school

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Columbia Crest Elementary School in the Eatonville School District is one of seven schools in Washington that will each receive a $10,000 award for meeting…

Too much to drink? Call for a free tow

Holiday revelers who’ve had too much to drink and shouldn’t be driving can have their car towed home for free, courtesy of some of the people who worry the most…

Grand opening for restaurant

A new Jack in the Box restaurant in Graham will hold its grand opening Saturday morning. The festivities will start at 10 o’clock, with a ribbon-cutting at 10:15. Community members…

Becker to head healthcare committee

State Sen. Randi Becker, a Republican from the Eatonville area, has been named chairwoman of the Senate Healthcare Committee. Her position is part of a new coalition caucus of Republican…

Police make arrest in Eatonville car prowls

One person has been arrested and a second is facing possible charges in connection with a series of thefts from automobiles in Eatonville. A 26-year-old man who lives in the…

Cream of the librarian crop

Cream of the librarian crop

Students appreciate the attention she gives them even when she’s busy. Her fellow educators praise her unflagging dedication. And the Washington Library Media Association calls Alyse Fritz the cream of…

Pierce County official joining new secretary of state’s staff

Pierce County’s deputy auditor will become the state’s director of elections when Secretary of State-elect Kim Wyman takes office next month. Wyman, who was elected last month, has named Lori…

School bonds refinanced to taxpayers’ gain

Taxpayers for property in the Eatonville School District are getting a break because the district has refinanced a portion of its outstanding bonds in order to take advantage of lower…

Don’t let the flu bug bite

Don’t let the flu bug bite

Flu season is here. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department offers the following advice on avoding the bug: Flu viruses are constantly changing. Each flu season, different flu viruses can spread,…