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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…

No slow-down for Red Cross donations

A new poll conducted for the American Red Cross shows that most Americans say that their giving to political causes in 2012 and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts will not reduce…

Pie sales helping local families

The Eatonville Day Break Lions Club is selling frozen pies to raise money to help local families during the holidays through Eatonville Family Agency. The $7 apple pies are made…