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Jury scams reported

Coordinators of Pierce County court juries have received several reports recently of scammers working the phones to try to trick citizens into believing they owe a fine for missing jury…

Con artists dialing for taxpayers’ dollars

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Deborah Buckmaster has seen tax scams before, but not as bad as this year. Buckmaster, who runs a tax preparer business in Eatonville, said the…

Hail, Community Day

Jessica Thormodsgard and Masin Schmidt, students at Eatonville High School, are the queen and king of the 2016 Community Day festivities in Eatonville this Friday. The annual celebration of community…

Church crew puts pride in roadside

Church crew puts pride in roadside

Part of State Route 161 is a little easier on the eyes due to the efforts of a group of church volunteers. From the edge of Eatonville north to Dogwood…

Gather around for ‘Timber Town Tales’

Eatonville High School’s centennial will be centerstage May 21 during a decade-by-decade musical revue of 100 years of historic events in the lives of local citizens. “Timber Town Tales” will…

3 Eatonville schools among most innovative

3 Eatonville schools among most innovative

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Seven schools in Washington have been selected for the state’s Innovative Schools designation for 2016, and three of them are in the Eatonville School District.…

Cabinetmaker appealing state fines

A company in Spanaway has been fined $107,000 for exposing workers to fire hazards from flammable liquids, chemical exposure and other workplace health risks at its cabinet manufacturing shop. The…

Big star on National Parks centennial stamps

Big star on National Parks centennial stamps

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Mount Rainier has put its stamp on America and the Pacific Northwest in a lot of ways, but never quite like this. The mountain, one…

Legislators doing town hall by phone

State Reps. J.T. Wilcox and Andrew Barkis will answer questions and discuss legislative issues during a telephone town hall on April 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. Wilcox and Barkis,…

School bonds rejected

Voters in the Eatonville and Bethel school districts have turned down requests to put more local money into their schools. In the special election that ended Tuesday, the districts’ separate…