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Power outage hits Eatonville area

Parts of the Eatonville area were without electricity for several hours Tuesday because of problems with a power substation The outage, which began in the morning, was continuing well into…

Town employees give extra during tough times

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch With a budget that wasn’t stretching far enough, the town of Eatonville needed some fiscal relief – and is getting it from its employees. Park…

Last of bookmobiles coming to a stop

Pierce County Lbrary System’s bookmobiles, already eliminated in rural areas, will end entirely by the end of this year. As of Aug. 31, the Explorer Kids’ Bookmobile will stop serving…

Political Buzz

Kim Wyman, a Republican candidate for Washington secretary of state, is scheduled to speak at the Sept. 5 meeting of the Second and 29th Districts Republican Club. The meeting, open to…

Fire levy defeated

Fire District 23′s levy in the primary election has gone down to defeat, but all is not necessarily lost. The district’s commissioners already plan to re-run the funding measure in…

Concert helps fight hunger

A free concert this Saturday at Glacier View Park in Eatonville will benefit the Eatonville food bank. Audience donations of non-perishable food and money will support efforts to meet local…

Boeing encourages Pierce County connection

Boeing had some good news to share during the first Pierce County Aerospace Summit. A top official of the aircraft manufacturer predicted the global market will need 34,000 new airplanes…

Officials: Too much food going to landfill

Nearly one-third of Pierce County’s waste is food, making it the largest category of material being dumped at the county landfill. That’s the word from county officials who are taking…

New aid vehicle with federal help

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville Fire Department is in the running for federal money to buy a new emergency medical aid vehicle. The agency has applied for a federal…

Calling all future healthcare pros

Nearly a decade’s worth of local high school students have been getting a preview of possible careers as nurses, and the opportunity continued last month. Three students from Bethel High…