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We’re particularly proud of this scholar

PAT JENKINS Dispatch editor The Dispatch is proud to announce Morgan Mann as the recipient of its first college scholarship for journalism and communications students. Mann graduated this month from…

Swimmers can’t get most from pool’s hours

Glad to see that the Eatonville High School swimming pool is open to the public. However, hours assigned are setting up community use of the pool to fail. With hours…

Business and union challenges

As always, I enjoy the editorials from Don C. Brunell and Adele Ferguson. I am sorry that the Teen Focus column is being discontinued. In response to the gentleman of…

Good people and good intentions

PAT JENKINS Dispatch editor John “Jack” Chappell was the kind of civic-minded person that local communities lean on for leadership and to help make them good places to live, which…

Rules of the road for deer

Please remember this is baby animal season. Please stop your vehicle and let the deer – the doe (mother) cross the highway. Always wait a minute for the fawn (the…

Volunteers make town better for visitors and residents

By Ray Harper As we enter our summer tourist season, the town of Eatonville and the Eatonville Chamber of Commerce are looking for volunteers who would be interested in watering…

Forum: Brunell’s real position on taxes

This is in response to Don Brunell’s article in the May 8, 2013 edition of the Dispatch. In that article he laments the impact that the state B&O tax has…

It’s onward and upward for our Teen Focus contributors

PAT JENKINS Dispatch editor Kids grow up and move on – and sometimes stop writing newspaper columns. Both apply to Lydia Nyhuis and Corrie Morgan. Readers have become accustomed the…

Keep our county open for business, employment and financial stability

Keep our county open for business, employment and financial stability

By Jim McCune Thank you for this opportunity to respond to an op-ed written by a Mr. Josh Magill in the April 17 issue (“County road closure makes some sense,…

Forum: Where are the big hearts?

Remember the “small town, big hearts” era in Eatonville? I still have my t-shirt with hearts. We were all proud of the way we took care of our own. But…