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Bethel schools hoping for ‘jackpot’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch In a perfect world – one in which the state fully funded public education – school districts like Bethel wouldn’t need local levies. But the…

Resort developers ask for more time

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Developers who want to build a resort near Mount Rainier want Pierce County officials to keep the door open for it, even though no construction…

Panda calf made its mark

Panda calf made its mark

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The most publicized baby cow in south Pierce County, if not all of Washington and maybe other parts of the world, has moved to greener…

Flu death in county reported

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Pierce County woman in her 50s who died last week joined at least 10 other people statewide who also have lost their lives from…

‘Nervous’ start for new mayor

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville Mayor Mike Schaub confessed to some stage fright as he presided over his first Town Council meeting since being elected two months ago. “It’s…

Crash injures driver, cuts electricity

A traffic accident involving a truck hauling lumber sent the truck’s driver to a hospital and knocked out electricity in some Eatonville areas Thursday. According to Eatonville Fire and Rescue,…

Eatonville schools have ‘very important’ levy

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Voters in the Eatonville School District will decide over the next two weeks if the district can continue to depend on local levy funding to…

County’s ban of pot sales gets legal support

Pierce County has Washington’s top lawyer on its side in attempting to ban legalized sales of recreational marijuana. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a legal opinion last week that…

Bethel asking for more technology for students

Bethel asking for more technology for students

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A proposed influx of technology dominated the discussion last Thursday at a community forum on Bethel School District’s levies. Graham-Kapowsin High School was the setting…

Elderly woman break-in victim twice

Recent incidents in one of the town’s neighborhoods have prompted Eatonville Police officials to remind citizens to immediately report suspected criminal activity. Police chief Jason McGuire said last Friday that…