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Bethel School Board getting new member

A former member is rejoining the Bethel School Board. Warren Smith was chosen by the board Tuesday over four other candidates for an appointment to fill a seat vacated by…

Memories of loved ones up in lights

Memories of loved ones up in lights

Memories are burning bright once again on the Tree of Honor. The tree, which grows beside the Welcome to Eatonville sign at Nevitt Point on the Washington Avenue entrance to…

Utility customers getting a break

The town of Eatonville is giving its utility customers some relief on their water, sewer, garbage and electricity bills. The Town Council has approved lower utility percentages while also increasing…

Dead fish will fly

You can be one of the people doing the tossing when the Nisqually Stream Stewards’ first public salmon carcass tossing of the season is held this Saturday in Eatonville at…

School bus drivers helping needy families

Bus drivers in the Bethel School District will be collecting donations of holiday gifts and food for needy families Dec. 15 at four locations. The “Stuff the Bus” drive will…

Park leader feels ‘lucky and grateful’

Park leader feels ‘lucky and grateful’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Randy King was ready to be superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park. From his boyhood in an outdoors-oriented family and his college job working in…

Bethel board close to getting new member

The Bethel School Board plans to pick its newest member Dec. 11. The board has scheduled a public meeting for Dec. 10 to interview the five applicants for a vacancy…

Officials expect rush for same-sex marriage licenses

The Pierce County auditor’s office, anticipating a surge in marriage license applications for same-sex couples, will extend licensing and passport service hours for four days – including this Saturday and…

Older, wiser and dominant on 2012 ballot

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Age is just a number to the dominant demographic among 2012′s candidates for elected office in Pierce County. Thirty of the 54 people who ran…

Christmas season arrives

Christmas season arrives

The holiday season stepped up in Eatonville last Saturday with the town’s annual Christmas parade and a visit from Santa Claus. The jolly fellow, after riding in the parade with…