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The Friends of the Bonney Lake Library are encouraging people to join their Books on Tapps discussion group.
Since 2009, Evergreen Point's aging steel pipes have sprung nine leaks spilling water at rates ranging from five to 25 gallons-per-minute. A homeowner adjacent to a 25 gallon-per-minute leak that broke open in 2011 found their basement flooded. Public Works estimated the water lost over the past three years at 69 million gallons.
Wednesday, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office requested a 72-hour hold on Andrake Dion Morris, 18. The suspect was arrested for rape, residential burglary, and robbery.
Sumner's fastpitch softball team defeated the Washington Patriots 15-3 Tuesday, in their first South Puget Sound League 2A conference game of the season.
Bonney Lake's girls tennis team lost 5-0 to the Enumclaw Hornets in a Monday South Puget Sound League 3A conference game. Enumclaw emerged victorious in two singles and three doubles games played.
The summit — this year themed "Igniting Positive Change" — is an event hosted by the S.T.A.R.R. Project and co-sponsored by the Sumner School District and cities of Bonney Lake and Sumner to discuss matters of health and society that affect the community.
Tyler John shot both Panther goals, taking one at the 36-minute mark assisted by Jacob Bohl, and another at the 54-minute mark unassisted.
ManeStage Theatre Company's production of "Oliver!," the musical based on the Charles Dickens story "Oliver Twist," will begin Saturday at the Sumner Performing Arts Center.
Sumner is scheduled to play Washington in a second conference game at home Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans are, so far, 2-0 in South Puget Sound League 2A.
The Spartans took an early lead after scoring a run in the second inning of a slow-starting game. Both teams went run-less in the first and third innings.
Bonney Lake's fastpitch softball team broke its early winning streak with a 12-1 loss to the Tahoma Bears in nonleague play Monday afternoon. The matchup against the South Puget Sound League 4A school was the fourth game of the Panthers' preseason.
Panther fastpitch players Kayla Wells and Kali Patterson signed their letters of intent to attend Belmont University and Western Washington University, respectively, and play for their softball teams.
The Panthers' Tyler John shot one unassisted goal in the second half, at the 47-minute mark of the match.
The Panthers started strong with four runs in the bottom of the first inning, while the Conquerors racked up none in the top. The Conquerors took two in the second inning, but the Panthers widened the gap with three more.
All suspects in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Spartans' Jose Hernandez, Drew Wehmer and Vittorio Cappici each shot unassisted goals against the Hornets.
The Panthers started the game ahead, earning two runs in the first inning to the Ravens' one. They widened the gap in the second with seven runs to the Ravens' two, and earned seven more over the next three.
The Spartans defeated the Steilacoom Sentinels 10-0 in a Monday matchup, the first of its regular South Puget Sound League 2A season.
The game began with a 1-1 tie in the first inning, and the Panthers built a lead with a run in the third inning and two more in the fifth, while the Jaguars batted in nothing.
A sedan crashed into the front of the Bonney Lake Safeway building Thursday morning, according to a Twitter update from the Bonney Lake Police Department's Public Information Officer.
The report was compiled from the National Incident Based Reporting System, a program that enters data from crimes known to police into a database for statistical tracking. The report included percentage changes in crimes reported from 2011 — both NIBRS crimes and non-NIBRS crimes such as traffic violations, suicides, attempted suicides and domestic violence offenses — four-year trends in NIBRS crimes, four-year trends in types of domestic violence offenses, and the breakdown of adult and juvenile arrests over the past three years.
Rendi Johnson may be a year out since she played for the Panthers fastpitch team but, two weeks into the Division III softball season, she 's proving she can still bring the pain to the diamond.
Both Panther goals were shot in the first half, by Zach Jones at the six-minute mark and Tyler John at the 17-minute mark. Jonah Phillips assisted both.
East Pierce Fire and Rescue was one of 177 teams of firefighters to the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, held annually at Columbia Tower for the benefit of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Firefighters solicit donations to their team in the lead up to the climb, then don their gear and climb the tower's 69 flights while being timed. Additionally, the stairclimb hosts a chief's race.
The Spartans connected 17 hits to earn its 11 runs, racking up two errors in the process. Pitcher Allie Sims threw eight strike outs during the game.
The victim — a seven-year employee of the Pierce County Terminal, an "A" member union man and journeyman crane mechanic — was inspecting wires at the top of a crane alongside another mechanic when he was fatally injured for as-yet-unknown reasons.
If you're the type of weekend warrior who likes to cruise the highways on the back of your iron horse, motorcycle rights group ABATE of Washington is hosting a Saturday ride from Sumner to Spanaway to raise money for foster care services in Tacoma.
Tonight's Bonney Lake city council meeting is light on items outside the consent agenda, but that just means more time in the spotlight for Detective Ryan Boyle and Officer Rob Hoag as they accept their promotions to sergeants in the Bonney Lake Police Department.
Dorothy Clark, 83, had gone down for a nap on Jan. 4. As was her routine, she took each of her phones off their hook; she frequently received calls from telemarketers and did not want to be disturbed.
Members of the White River High School Motorsports Club are putting together their first car show and fundraiser and, even though the event isn’t until May 18, students are already working hard to pack the house.
Jeanette Kay Sturtz, 57, faced similar charges in 2011 for taking an unauthorized $10,600 from her homeowners association while acting as treasurer. The charges were dismissed when it was determined she had paid back the sum, a restitution she completed in January 2011.
This Sunday, March 10, marks the beginning of daylight saving time, the day of the year clocks must be reset one hour ahead. The change of the our is officially scheduled to occur at 2 a.m.
The Daffodil Festival will crown one member of its 2013 Royal Court as Daffodil Queen this Saturday at Life Center Church in Tacoma. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., and tickets are available online or at the door.
Gangsters, gamblers and small-time "Runyonland" hustlers will overrun Sumner High School's Performing Arts Center this weekend.
Will downtown Bonney Lake be coming to prime time?
"The workload on the command side of the department is traditionally a chief and lieutenant," Chief Dana Powers said. "And in years when we had a smaller 12-man department, that worked out well. Now, the second-in-command position changed from captain in, maybe, 1995 to lieutenant. Then lieutenant changed to assistant chief, though the duties were the same. And now we have a department of 30 — actually, 29 at the moment — that outgrew our old system."
Longtime Sumner residents are well familiar with the town's 150-plus year history — if not in detail, then through family and word-of-mouth passage. But the story of the Rhubarb Pie Capital will soon be widely available in print, chronicled in an upcoming installment of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series. And anyone with a photo from bygone days is invited to contribute.
Sumner School District's Board of Directors voted unanimously Feb. 27 to hire Dr. Sara Johnson — assistant superintendent to the Lincoln County School District in Oregon — as the next superintendent.
The library will offer print and online tax aides to guide filers through the process of preparing their own tax return or finding the Internal Revenue Service forms they need.
The vehicle had left the roadway and was parked in a turn-in near Wendy's fast food restaurant, in the commercial park on the eastbound side of 410 by the Park and Ride.
Sumner School District's Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday to hire Dr. Sara Johnson — assistant superintendent to the Lincoln County School District in Oregon — as the next superintendent.
Maile Gagner, a Bonney Lake graduate and Central Washington University student, will co-host and perform at the quarterfinals competition.
The swearing in ceremony, presided over by Municipal Judge Ron Heslop, was held at the beginning of the city's regular city council meeting and attended by police both in and outside BLPD, including Chief Brad Moericke of Sumner.
Thirty-five Olympians will showcase their individual talents and compete in a full team match-up beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Panther gym.
The Auto Show will be held on the Buckley Log Show grounds May 18, and the club's students are already working hard to pack the house.
As the Bonney Lake government has moved its executive, legislative and judicial departments to the Justice Center and as it prepares to move its Public Works Department into the old City Hall on Bonney Lake Boulevard, city officials have recognized that the buildings' given names will no longer fully reflect their functions. The former city hall's name would no longer reflect its resident departments at all.
Sumner High School's students — and some adult Sumnerites — put their talents on display last week to raise money for Sumner community man Dean Inglin.
Somewhere between her first race in 1985, at age 12, and her retirement from competition at the 1998 world championship in Pamplona, inline speed skater Vicci King picked up 25 gold medals. She earned 20 in United States Nationals, five in World Championship competitions, and many more silver and bronze in both. In 2007, she was inducted into the USA Roller Sports Hall of Fame.
On Valentine's Day evening, while some were sharing a romantic night with their sweetie, the Bonney Lake Lion's Club and Don Stevenson passed the University of Washington Eye Institute an $8,100 love note.
Construction of the then-interim Justice Center was funded by a $10 million limited tax general obligation bond, passed at the end of 2007 for issuance in 2008. The bonds were sold in $5,000 increments accruing between 3.15 and 5 percent interest per year. Underwriting the bonds was Martin Nelson & Co., represented by Jim Nelson.