Theresa De Lay

Police department toy drives seek donations

November and December are months filled with snow covered trees, twinkling lights and festive family feasts. But for some families, winter is simply a time of increased expenses and the stress that comes along with them. The demands can seem endless; winter clothes, snow tires, turkey dinners and Christmas presents. Bonney Lake Police Department is counting upon the generous community to help make the holidays special for local children that may otherwise miss out.

Searching for the silver lining | Our Corner

I have this friend. She’s a fitness writer; beautiful, talented, strong and a bit cheeky. She happens to be the person that hooked me up with my first writing gig several years ago, so regardless of her many positive attributes, she will always be the person who gave me a chance. Needless to say, when she speaks, I listen. A couple of years ago, about this time, she hopped on Facebook and presented a challenge: take a negative aspect of your body image and turn it into something you are grateful for. For example, “I am grateful for my legs. Even though they jiggle more than I would like, they take me to work and play every day.” It occurred to me that this theory could be applied to all aspects of our lives.

The package has been delivered and promptly stolen | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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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.

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.

District invites volunteers to write pro and con statements

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

October home sales down but market continues to recover

Evidence points to an overall improvement in the Northwest real estate market but last month's sales showed a 2.7 percent drop from one year prior. Such a decrease could be due to the federal government shutdown that plagued the country in early October, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Services (NWMLS). The reduction represents the first negative year-to-year comparison since April 2011.

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.

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.

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.

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.