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Republicans give Wilcox leadership role

Fresh from being re-elected for a second term without opposition, state Rep. J.T. Wilcox has another feather in his political cap: A leadership position among Republican legislators. Republican members of…

Theater fund-raising hits $5,000 mark

A community fund-raising drive is continuing in an effort to prevent the Roxy Theater in Eatonville from closing. Leaders of the effort reported last week that a little over $5,000…

Event for woman fighting cancer

An event is scheduled for Dec. 1 at Eatonville Dance Center to help raise money for Brandi Carey, a dance mom, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Melanie Rodewald…

Daily food runs help the hungry

Daily food runs help the hungry

By Ruth Ferris Contributing writer A year ago, the Eatonville Family Agency Board learned of an offer from Food LifeLine to partner with a nearby Fred Meyer store. A food…

One-vote victory for fire levy

Fire District 23′s levy appears to have passed by the slimmest of margins – one vote. The Pierce County elections department reported this week that 100 percent of the general-election…

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…