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A day to serve and remember 9-11

A day to serve and remember 9-11

By Daishan Roach Contributing writer “On September 11, 2001, in an unforgivable and horrific attack, terrorists robbed America of more than 3,000 lives. It wounded our nation in a way…

Families can get free or reduced-price school meals

The return of students last week for the start of the 2014-15 school year was accompanied by a resumption of free and reduced-price school meals for students in need. At…

So people ‘will never forget her’

So people ‘will never forget her’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The tribute to Margaret Anderson might also have been called a final homecoming for the late Mount Rainier National Park ranger. The Eatonville Post Office…

Boat ramp at Lake Spanaway closing for work

Lake Spanaway’s public boat ramp at Spanaway Park will be closed Sept. 15 to Oct. 24 while pavement in the ramp’s parking area is being replaced with pervious pavement that…

Infant hurt in car crash

An infant required hospitalization for treatment of injuries in a traffic accident on State Route 161 in the Graham-Kapowsin area last Friday. The State Patrol reported two automobiles collided on…

New joins tradition at State Fair

New joins tradition at State Fair

The Washington State Fair has kicked off its annual 17-day run in Puyallup with all the customary, traditional attractions and some new twists. Here are some things you might want…

Graham fire stations could close

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch In response to a levy failure in August and uncertainty about whether the measure will pass in this fall’s election, Graham Fire and Rescue officials…

Curtain goes up on general election

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch One race that’s been so close so far and three others that haven’t are headed toward south Pierce County voters for the general election this…

New at school: Leaders, looks and programs

New at school: Leaders, looks and programs

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch School is back in session. Sept. 3 was the first day of classes for the 2014-15 school year in the Eatonville and Bethel school districts.…

Motorcycle rider dies in crash

A motorcycle struck a guardrail on State Route 7 in the Spanaway area Thursday, leaving its rider dead. The State Patrol reported that the motorcyclist, a 23-year-old man, was southbound…