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March 30 may become annual salute of Vietnam vets

By WNPA Olympia News Bureau and The Dispatch After what some felt was moving testimony about the realities experienced by military veterans was delivered by Vietnam War veteran Gill Calac…

School safety subject of public meeting

Eatonville School District officials will host a public meeting Feb. 19 to update the community on efforts to keep schools and students safe. The meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at…

New assessor-treasurer trying to lift moods

New assessor-treasurer trying to lift moods

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch As elected officeholders in Pierce County go, the assessor-treasurer is usually the least noticed. Except when tax statements are being distributed to property owners, the…

13-year-old student arrested after alleged threats

An Eatonville Middle School student was arrested last Friday on suspicion of threatening other students with violence. The student, a 13-year-old boy in the eighth grade, compiled a “kill and…

Agency’s new director gets answer to ‘prayer’

Agency’s new director gets answer to ‘prayer’

By Ruth Ferris Contributing writer As the long-term director of the Eatonville Family Agency was retiring, the need for its services was continuing to climb. The agency had given out…

2,254 apartments, 433 houses part of smoke-free program

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has 122 reasons to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its Smoke-Free Housing Pierce County program. Thea’s Landing was the 122nd property to join the department’s registry…

Alexander: Schools-first budget plan would satisfy court ruling

Alexander: Schools-first budget plan would satisfy court ruling

GOP legislators say their plan would satisfy court’s ruling on full funding Legislation requiring a separate state budget for public schools has been introduced in response to a court ruling…

Settlement for judge left without a court

The town of Eatonville will pay $6,000 in a contract settlement with a former Municipal Court judge who was displaced when the court services were transferred to another town. Tom…

Voters’ choices for council on the job

Three new members have begun their work with the Pierce County Council. The council got its new look with the election last November of Jim McCune, Connie Ladenburg and Doug…

Wanted: More volunteer firefighters

Wanted: More volunteer firefighters

More volunteer firefighters who live in or near Eatonville are needed for the town’s fire department. That close-in address, the right age (18 and up) and good health are what…