Local fliers honor fellow aviator, a link to U.S. military history

Betty Dybbro sat patiently but finally had to ask, “When do we get to fly?” The excitement was expected from the 95-year-old Dybbro, who was one of America’s “fly girls” during World War II. There’s a dwindling number of female pilots who answered their country’s call to duty during a time of war, but she remains an exuberant example of a small-but-dedicated group who took to the air.

 

WR players, alums line up flag football

The Throwback Classic, a flag-football tussle matching current White River High players against a dads and grads squad, is set for the evening of Aug. 25,

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Former Panther headed to U of Hawaii

Kash Koltermann was a standout for the Bonney Lake High baseball team, became an ace of the Bellevue College staff and will continue his collegiate baseball career in paradise.

 

Gold Rush Dancer wins the Longacres Mile

The 4-year-old California-bred colt by Private Gold out of Dances on Water took the lead out of the third post position before settling in second off the leader, Dedicated to You, in the first quarter mile, which ran at 22.4 seconds.

 

Teeter moves flagship HQ to Bonney Lake

You may have heard of Teeter, a back-pain relief company that has been selling its products nationwide for decades. But you may not know that Teeter was founded on Lake Tapps, and last week, broke ground on moving its corporate headquarters from Puyallup to Bonney Lake.

 

News

Sumner musician launches Kickstarter to fund music videos

After Sierra Lauren, a Sumner High School graduate, released her first ever EP , “True North,” in December 2016, she is looking to take two of her songs and turn them into professionally-made music videos to address hard hitting issues like bullying, teen suicide and pediatric cancer.

 

Father sues PSE over daughter’s death

The victim, Madeline Roskie, 18, was reported inner-tubing in the Puyallup River with her boyfriend when she suddenly fell unconscious on Aug. 2, 2014. She was pronounced dead shortly after East Pierce Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene, allegedly by electrocution.

 

 

Opinion

Trying to make sense of all this ‘discraziness’ | Our Corner

As a pick-me-up and drop-me-on-my-head bucket of fun, I have been trying to follow the unhealth care machinations in the U.S. Senate. It is the best situation comedy available on the hundreds of channels that entertain us with sunbathing fish and bugs in bathing suits.

 

Keep marijuana out of Bonney Lake

The subject of recreational marijuana sale is once again at the forefront of discussion, and is going to be on the ballot for citizens of Bonney Lake to choose this fall.

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Life

Weigh in on the future of Sumner parks | Sumner Mayor Update

A little over a year ago, I had the honor of “opening” the new zip line in Loyalty Park by riding it into a ribbon.

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Garlic and Goats festival returns to Buckley

The festival’s intent is to promote small, local farms by highlighting different varieties of garlic, letting people interact with farm animals and giving people access to a local working farm for the day, according to the event’s hosts and owners of Simple Goodness Farm Ross and Venise Cunningham.

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Marketplace

Amp Up Your Group Grilling Game with Seattle’s BBQ and Grilling School

Connect2Classes offers group BBQ classes for team and client appreciation events

 

Seattle Businesses Are Reinventing Team Training and Building

Connect2Classes Offers Custom Group Classes for Businesses to Learn and Grow

 

Design the perfect group class for the ultimate bonding experience

Connect2Classes creates custom experiences for shared learning

 

Celebrate Summer’s Therapeutic Benefits in Nature

University of Washington’s Botanic Gardens provides an oasis in the heart of the city

 

Business

Massive fires increasing wood prices | Don Brunell

Massive forest fires in western parts of Canada and the U.S. are not only choking us with layers of smoke, but are cutting off lumber supplies around our country.

 

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