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Lunch and conversation with school officials

The first meeting of the Eatonville School District Key Communicators – lunch included – is scheduled for Sept. 26 at noon at the district office. The purpose is face-to-face, two-way…

Accident sends two to hospital

Two vehicles collided Monday on State Route 507, sending both drivers to a hospital for treatment of injuries. According to the State Patrol, the accident occurred near 323rd Street when…

Old-growth forest protected

Nearly 80 acres of forest near Ashford has been given conservation status by the state, a move that protects the environment and amounts to an investment in public education. The…

Highway in park closed for two days

  Part of State Route 123 in Mount Rainier National Park will be closed next Monday and Tuesday while workers replace a culvert beneath the roadway. The closure area will…

First female principal after 97 years of men

By Shannon Hirska Contributing writer The 2012-13 school year promises to be a year of change for Eatonville High School. New administrative staff and a shift in grading philosophy should…

Fund-raiser for firefighter

Auction items are being accepted for a fund-raising event benefitting Fire District 23 battalion chief Bill Tylor, who was paralyzed in a recent accident. The day-long event is scheduled for…

Proposed school site iffy

The Bethel School District’s long-term plans for building a new high school are on shaky ground because of a dispute between the state and Pierce County over land-use regulations. The…

Long summer of traffic jams near the end?

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A detour created by a long closure of State Route 7 turned an intersection in Eatonville into a bottleneck that tried the patience of drivers…

Community remembers 9/11 victims and rolls up sleeves

By Nancy Ardmore Contributing writer Last Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, while 178 people from the Eatonville area looked on, a special U.S. flag was raised on the Eatonville High…

Political Buzz

Pierce County Council candidates Marilyn Rasmussen and Jim McCune will participate in a forum this Saturday hosted by Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council. The event will be part of the…