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County celebrates way to handle gunk

Even dirty stuff has its day. Pierce County marked the completion of a new million dollar-plus facility that processes waste from roadside storm drains with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 3…

Making sure that everyone has a Christmas

Making sure that everyone has a Christmas

By Ruth Ferris Contributing writer I have been practicing Christmas carols and Hanukah songs since October with the University Women’s Club choir, getting ready for our Christmas concert. I find…

Daffodil belles of Bethel schools

The 2015 Daffodil Festival princesses from the Bethel School District are Bailee Towns of Graham-Kapowsin High School, Taylor Trujillo of Spanaway Lake High, and Ransom Satterlee of Bethel High. Towns…

Yoga smooths out life’s bumps

Yoga smooths out life’s bumps

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Nathalie Fairbanks once struggled with feelings of claustrophobia. She also slept too much, sometimes for 14 hours. Then she started taking yoga classes, and her…

Victory for Graham fire levy confirmed

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch It’s official. Graham Fire and Rescue will get the taxpayer support it asked for in the general election. Results of voting that ended Nov. 4…

Students on academic launching pad

Students on academic launching pad

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch In a field behind Eatonville Middle School, a group of students were shooting model rockets into the air. Another group in a classroom inside were…

Heart issue claims driver in lake

A Tacoma man whose car plunged into Alder Lake Tuesday died as a result of a fatal heart problem. The Pierce County medical examiner identified the man as Kenneth Johnson…

County Council meets at sheriff precinct

The new Parkland-Spanaway precinct of the Pierce County Sheriff Department will be the scene of a County Council meeting Dec. 9. The council annually holds at least one of its…

It was like 2006 all over again

It was like 2006 all over again

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Mother Nature gave Mount Rainier National Park a drenching dose of deja vu last week. The park was closed to the public at the Nisqually…

Christmas Parade in Eatonville Saturday

Eatonville’s annual Christmas Parade will roll through town Dec. 6, beginning at 5 p.m. Accompanying festivities will include a tree-lighting at 4:30, caroling and visits with Santa Claus from 4…