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Summer lunches at Bethel schools

The Bethel School District is hosting the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From June 23 to Aug. 15, lunches will be made available at no charge to children 18…

Body confirmed as missing hiker

The body of a woman recovered from Mount Rainier last Saturday has been positively identified as Karen Sykes, a Seattle woman who disappeared during a hike June 18. The Pierce…

Bethel High aligns with Cambridge

Bethel High School has been awarded Cambridge International School status, raising its academic programs to internationally recognized levels. Starting in September with the 2014-15 school year, Bethel will offer Cambridge…

Car show in Eatonville

Mashell Avenue in Eatonville will be the scene Saturday of the annual Rod Knockers Car Show. Organizers say at least 250 vehicles are expected to be on display.…

Auditor has ‘concerns’ with fire district buyouts

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Graham Fire and Rescue isn’t planning any more early retirements of personnel after its contract buyouts of three administrators, including a former fire chief, were…

Local schools on state’s help list

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Six schools in the Bethel School District and one in the Eatonville School District are on a list of schools in Washington that will receive…

July 3-4 celebration needs money and volunteers

July 3-4 celebration needs money and volunteers

The committee organizing Eatonville’s annual Independence Day celebration, which will be held July 3-4, is in need of volunteers to assist on either day. And more money, says Audrey Thompson.…

Highway work in Alder Canyon, Tanwax and Ohop Valley aras

Drivers on State Route 7 through the Alder Canyon, Tanwax and Ohop Valley areas should expect minor delays June 16-19 while workers repair pavement on the highway, according to the…

Advice to graduates: Enjoy the journey

Advice to graduates: Enjoy the journey

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch As local high school seniors go through graduation ceremonies a few days from now, they’ll be getting more than their diplomas. Advice for their lives…

‘Solemn joy’ for climbers

‘Solemn joy’ for climbers

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The bodies of six climbers who were killed in an avalanche on Mount Rainier last month may never be recovered, but their families say they’ll…