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Legion salutes Veterans Day with dinner

The community can observe Veterans Day Nov. 11 with a group in Eatonville that originally served as a memorial to the only soldier from the town who died in World…

These volunteers are big wheels

These volunteers are big wheels

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch One day a week, Mike Becker drives from his home near Clear Lake to LeMay-America’s Car Museum for a piece of heaven – heaven on…

Free concert promotes school and contest

Rocky Ridge Elementary School’s staff and students invite the community to join them for a special free concert this Saturday featuring Emily Randolph of Eatonville and Jason Kertson, past stars…

Mental illnesses may net tax increase

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Pierce County Council member has proposed raising the county’s sales tax by one-tenth of 1 percent in order to provide money for programs serving…

Classrooms and lunch on school tours

Classrooms and lunch on school tours

Eatonville School District’s annual Focus on Education Day will be held Nov. 5, with the public invited to tour Eatonville Middle School, Eatonville High School and the district’s new transportation…

Possible Ebola link reported

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department officials are monitoring a person who recently returned to the county from Ebola-impacted countries in west Africa. The department reported last week that it received word…

Mountain road project making progress

Mountain road project making progress

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Wondering what Mount Rainier National Park has to show so far for its $32 million remake of the Nisqually-to-Paradise road? The answer includes this: The…

Second time the charm for fire levy?

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Round two for a proposed Graham Fire and Rescue levy has begun. General-election ballots mailed last Friday by Pierce County will allow voters in the…

Town’s protection, voters at financial crossroads

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Residents of Eatonville will know in a few weeks if a fresh infusion of tax revenue will come to the financial rescue of the town’s…

Dispatch staffer wins photography award

Dispatch staffer wins photography award

Michelle Pate of The Dispatch is a winner in the photography competition in the 2014 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest. Judges awarded Pate first place in the color…