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Friends were there when teen needed them most

Friends were there when teen needed them most

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Thanks to two of his friends, Nathan Anderson values life more than ever since he had a brush with death. John Joy and Nathan Chandler…

Prison sentence in traffic fatality

A Spanaway man is going to prison for driving his car into and killing another man last year. Jason Raynaldo Tamayo, 45, was sentenced April 17 in Pierce County Superior…

Selling a piece of local history

Selling a piece of local history

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch “For sale: Elbe Grocery Real Estate & Business. $295,000.” Care to own a piece of local history? Shelley Smith is selling one. An advertisement in…

Annual bonding experience returns Friday

Annual bonding experience returns Friday

A king and queen have been picked and the accompanying festivities and communal bonding are ready to unfold for Eatonville’s annual Community Day this Friday. Starting in 1926 and every…

Lindquist: Change law so killers can’t profit

Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist and state legislators, including Sen. Randi Becker of Eatonville, are trying to rewrite state law in order to prevent a man who killed his…

Foundation fund-raising for Kids Trek

Foundation fund-raising for Kids Trek

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Fund-raising in support of a kids-oriented attraction at Northwest Trek is in the works with a goal of $1,000 for each of the 40 years…

Rural woman getting a safer home

Belinda, a 36-year-old homeowner in the Roy area, was recently diagnosed with a degenerative disease and will soon be wheelchair-bound. Her bathroom is not handicap-accessible, and she has trouble getting…

County office project headed for advisory vote

Unless there’s a change of heart by a certain four Pierce County Council members, the county will take a poll of voters this summer on support for a new county…

A is for achievement at Bethel, Eatonville schools

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch For the second year in a row, schools in the Bethel and Eatonville school districts are ranked among the best-performing schools academically in Washington. State…

Heroes by land and lake

Heroes by land and lake

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The men paddling around Tanwax Lake and reeling in fish April 11 were a long, long way from combat zones, both literally and figuratively. That…