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More measles reported

A second case of measles in Pierce County has been confirmed by county health officials. The infected person, a young adult woman, visited a grocery store in Tacoma and Tacoma…

Still no sign of missing hiker

An overdue hiker remained missing Wednesday on Mount Rainier. The search for Edwin Birch, 64, of Tacoma continued with ground crews scouring the Ohanapacosh, Cowlitz Park and Nickel Creek areas…

New church leader from South America

A native of South America is the new worship arts leader at CenterPoint. The Eatonville-based church announced Abraham Obreke, who was born in Chile and grew up as a “missionary…

Get your garden groove on

By Louise Carson Contributing writer Summertime and the living is all things garden, including Eatonville’s Garden Tour and Market July 19-20. Put on by Mountain Community Co-op to raise funds…

Mother accused in drug-related death of son

A Spanaway woman is facing criminal charges in connection with the death of her 2-year-old son, who died after ingesting methamphetamine in her home in Spanaway. Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney…

Hiker missing on mountain’s Wonderland Trail

A search was continuing Monday at Mount Rainier National Park for a day hiker who was reported missing last Saturday. Park officials said Edwin Birch, 64, a Tacoma resident, was…

Art Festival needs volunteers

The Eatonville Lions Club is gearing up for its annual Art Festival and needs volunteers to help set up and tear down. Community members, Scout troops, or students in need…

South Asia connects with smalltown America

South Asia connects with smalltown America

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Twenty college students from south Asia spent a day in Eatonville June 27 to learn about life in a small American town. During their visit,…

Merger of fire services proposed

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville’s fire department could become part of South Pierce Fire and Rescue as part of a proposal by Mayor Mike Schaub to make public safety…

Burn ban ordered countywide

A countywide burn ban in Pierce County, effective at 12 noon Friday, has been declared by the county fire marshal in response to weather forecasts of continued dry conditions. The…