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Daffodil float relies on donations

Fund-raising and brainstorming have begun for Eatonville’s community float in the 80th annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade. As in past years, community members are banding to make the parade…

1,311 steps for charity

1,311 steps for charity

As the team from Fire District 23 arrived at the Columbia Center in Seattle March 10 for the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, reality hit them. “It was an eye-opening experience,”…

Superintendent candidates (one from Norway) down to six soon

Twenty people have applied to be Eatonville School District’s next superintendent, but the field is expected to be much smaller by this weekend. The list of applicants – 16 of…

Fire destroys Ashford home, kills dogs

A home in the Ashford area was destroyed Monday in a fire that took the lives of six dogs belonging to the resident. The fire at 55514 315th Ave. E.…

Local Catholics exult over new pope

Catholic churches in Eatonville and the Graham area joined fellow Catholics around the world in marking the selection of a new pope last week. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a former archbishop…

Gardner served state and county ‘very well’

Gardner served state and county ‘very well’

Booth Gardner, who was Pierce County’s first county executive and went on to become a two-term governor of Washington, died last Friday. Gardner was 76 and had suffered from Parkinson’s…

Bethel’s pool of dreams

Bethel’s pool of dreams

Momentum is rising for Bethel School District to build a multi-million-dollar aquatic center. Decisions still must be made on what the facility would include, how much can be spent and…

Free special-needs transportation expands

Seniors, disabled persons and people with low incomes have additional transportation options with the expansion of Pierce County’s free Beyond the Borders Connector service. The increased service, which started the…

Park rangers memorialized

Park rangers memorialized

The names of 11 National Park employees – two of them Mount Rainier National Park rangers – who died in the line of duty the past three years have been…

Pierce Transit reduces amount of service cuts

The Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners, taking some of the sting out of the service cuts that will take effect this fall, have voted to provide limited bus service on…