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Meeting on Bethel schools boundaries

The Bethel School Board will hold a public meeting March 12 to review proposed changes of attendance areas for the school district’s elementary schools. The district is considering the changes…

New entry in the pizza derby

New entry in the pizza derby

Seven Bertoglioi thinks he has the right recipe for his first business venture in the food service industry. He opened Bertoglio’s Pizza in Eatonville this month after long, highly personal…

Another summer of highway closure ahead

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The same part of State Route 7 that was closed for five months last year because of dirt and rock slides will be closed again…

Talk of closing school soft-peddled by district

Eatonville School District officials looking for ways to reduce expenses are studying options, including the possibility of closing a school. Columbia Crest Elementary School’s student enrollment is low enough to…

Story time with a princess

Story time with a princess

Daffodil Festival princesses spent Feb. 23 reading stories to children at Pierce County Library System branch libraries. The participating princesses at the branches in Eatonville, Graham and elswewhere included Annelise…

Addresses left off property tax envelopes

Pierce County property tax statements that were mailed earlier this month were missing the county’s return address on the payment stubs.  Not to worry, though, according to officials. The envelopes…

Becker part of tourism and trade committee

State Sen. Randi Becker has been named to the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations, a 13-member state panel headed by Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen and promoting Washington…

Teachers succeeding in push for high professional marks

Teachers succeeding in push for high professional marks

For the fourth consecutive year, Washington has the second-highest number of new National Board Certified teachers, thanks partly to eight teachers in the Bethel School District who reached the professional…

Bethel expanding all-day kindergarten

All-day kindergarten, described by officials as a key to early-childhood education that leads to better students in later years, is expanding in the Bethel School District. The program will be…

Moving sheriff unit makes money for town, saves some for county

The Dispatch The town of Eatonville is set to become a landlord for Pierce County’s Sheriff Department following the approval last week of a plan to lease part of Town…