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Litzenberger is Daffodil royalty

Litzenberger is Daffodil royalty

Annelise Litzenberger will represent Eatonville High School in the 2013 Daffodil Festival. Litzenberger, chosen as the school’s princess Nov. 6, is one of 24 princesses from high schools throughout Pierce…

One school district’s surplus is another district’s gain

One school district’s surplus is another district’s gain

The Kent School District has partnered with the Eatonville School District by sharing 200 surplus laptops from its One-to-One program. The Kent district is the fourth-largest in the state with…

Town levy rejected; now what?

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Voters in Eatonville voters won’t let a boost of property taxes be the way the town improves its finances. In results from the general election…

County budget finalized

The Pierce County Council was expected to approve a final budget this week for 2013 with special earmarks for police protection, parks and financial rainy days. The budget was finalized,…

Missing snowboarders found alive

Two snowboarders stranded since Sunday on Mount Rainier by a winter storm have been rescued. Searchers found Derek Tyndall, 21, and Thomas Dalle, 20, on Tuesday morning. The search had…

Where there’s wood smoke, there’s trouble for lungs

Where there’s wood smoke, there’s trouble for lungs

As temperatures drop this fall and winter, smoke from homes will increase as people fire up woodstoves and fireplaces to keep warm. And that concerns Puget Sound Air Pollution Control…

Auction benefits Bethel graduates

The Graham Business Association’s scholarship auction, benefitting high school graduates in the Bethel School District, will be held Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Silver Creek retirement community. The cost…

Veterans Day: One of two times a year we honor military

By Stan Stuefloten Contributing writer Did you vote? I’m sure you did. Don’t we live in a great country. Where else in the world, if you don’t like your boss,…

Wildlife corridor at 2,500-acre, $10.5 million mark

The Nisqually Land Trust says has completed a 2,500-acre, $10.5 million wildlife corridor connecting local, state and federal protected land near the main entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. The…

Morehouse resignation gives Bethel board another vacancy

For the third time this year, the Bethel School Board has lost a member through resignation. Ronald Morehouse is the latest to depart. He gave up his District 1 seat…