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Sumner swim heads to state prelimaries

The Sumner girls swim team continues to make waves as they fought through districts last week. The Spartans entered districts with only Madison Munger qualified for state. They took second place overall and qualified for all three relays and five individual events.

District invites volunteers to write pro and con statements

Sumner School District is seeking volunteers to write statements regarding future levy measures.

Mailbox vandalism and a single vehicle collision | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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District hosts college fair

The transition from high school to college involves a myriad of challenges and a series of decisions to be made, all of which can be overwhelming for students and parents.

Fun run benefits injured gymnast

Jacoby Miles is paralyzed from the chest down; she can't use her legs but supporters are invited to lend their own for her cause.

Annual beer tasting grows, undergoes changes

The formally known Enumclaw Oktoberfest underwent a name change this year to go along with the many other evolutionary steps it has taken.

Local author recreates Christmas nativity story

The nativity story is a biblical account of the first Christian Christmas. CarolAnn Sanderson recently published a book which delves deeper into the Christmas story, which she hopes is an chronologically accurate.

Demolition begins at future YMCA site in Sumner

Significant progress was made at the future YMCA site in Sumner on Tuesday, Oct. 29. About 30 people from the community, including Mayor Dave Enslow, gathered to commemorate the occasion with a countdown to demolition.

Local patrols emphasize cell use | Bonney Lake Police Department

Bonney Lake Police Department will enforce a zero tolerance policy on cell phone violations during the month of November. It is illegal in the state of Washington to text or talk without a hands free device while operating a motor vehicle. The traffic infraction is punishable by a fine of $124.

Community urged to assist hungry | Pierce County

Hunger is a buried burden for many Pierce County families; a problem that's often overlooked and ignored. Resources are at a low, due in part to the struggling economy and a recent cut in food stamp funding. Food bank inventories are short and demand is high, according to Bonney Lake Food Bank Director Stew Bowen.

Firefighter union delivers coats to local students

The union that represents East Pierce Fire and Rescue, IAFF Local 3520, held a coat drive beginning in August. The fruits of their labor were reaped Oct. 30 when they handed brand new winter coats to 95 under-privileged students at Daffodil Valley Elementary.

Sumner Police Blotter

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District holds STD curriculum night | Sumner School District

The Sumner School District invites parents of students in grades 4 to 12 to Prevention Curriculum Review Night, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 14 at the Sumner High School Library Resource Center.

Blown up mailbox | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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Biology analysis performed at Lake Tapps

Senator Pam Roach, R-Auburn, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife promised a biological study of LakeTapps at a community meeting in September. They delivered last week,with a “standardized warm water fish community” survey – the first of its kind performed at the lake since 1997.

Sumner girls swim team finishes season undefeated

The Sumner girls swim team brought home a decisive win over Steilacoom Thursday, with a final score of 109-77.

Phase two moves ahead in Eastown

The Eastown sewer system extension project will connect to sewer line with a constructed lift station.

Gas tank tampering | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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Halloween reminders from police and fire department

Everyone has heard cautionary tales of Halloween mishaps but not every spooky story is a work of fiction. Real life dangers exist on Halloween night that can quickly turn trick-or-treating into a grim disaster. First responders in the area have compiled helpful tips so families can plan for a scary and safe celebration.

Spartan splashes big in and out of the water

Madison Munger has swam competitively since she was 6-years-old and the years of hard work are evident in her stroke. Munger’s position as team captain for the Sumner High School girls swim team is among her many accomplishments. Together, Munger and the Spartans swam an undefeated season.