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King County Fair | Photo Gallery

The King County Fair opened the gates to the longest running fair west of the Mississippi

 

Buckley Summer Series continues with family-friendly performance, concert

Entertainment starts at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

  • Jul 13th, 2017

 

Tunes@Tapps begins concert series

Allan Yorke Park was filled with the sound of the Generals 7 Dixie Land Band.

 

Appreciate what we have and strive for better | Church Corner

I’m sitting at Starbucks thinking about our shift from the USA of past centuries to our USA of today.

  • Jul 9th, 2017

Summertime in Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

Every season in Sumner is special, but summer seems more so, maybe because our name practically is “summer.”

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Faith has us take the hand of the hurting | Church Corner

I took my aisle seat on a flight destined for Orlando. Sitting next to me was a couple, probably in their mid-40s, the wife being in the center position next to me while her husband occupied the seat by the window.

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Libraries host summer reading program

The program runs June 24 through Sept. 3 and is offered at al branches of the Pierce County Library System.

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

Bonney Lake High School Graduation 2017 | Gallery

Check out BLHS’ graduation at the Showware Center this year!

  • Jun 21st, 2017

TIPs for Sumner traffic | Sumner Mayor Update

Yes, we continue to have traffic throughout Sumner. The question is, what are we doing about it?

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Free meals during the summer months

Families throughout the area, particularly school-age children, can receive nutritious meals throughout the summer months. In all cases, food is provided free, courtesy of local school districts, cities and civic organizations.

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Sumner High School Graduation 2017 | Gallery

Check out Sumner High School’s 2017 graduation!

  • Jun 20th, 2017

True faith is not found in the self-help section | Church Corner

Have you ever noticed that in most bookstores, the religion section is right next to the self-help section? I understand why bookstores situate these genres next to each other.

  • Jun 19th, 2017

Forever in peace | Sumner Mayor Update

Yesterday was Flag Day, and a small fact you may not know is that around Flag Day every year, the City replaces all our American flags with new ones and properly disposes of the old ones.

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Worn American flags can be turned in, traded for new

The event is part of National Flag Week and ends Saturday, June 17.

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Enumclaw High School Class of 2017 | Gallery

Check out the Hornets in their graduation garb as they receive their high school diplomas.

Classmates sought for 50-year EHS reunion

The Enumclaw High School graduating class of 1967 is preparing for a 50-year reunion and organizers are looking for some missing classmates.

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Lust for power and money has brought horrible acts | Church Corner

Recently our adult education class at Calvary Presbyterian Church has been studying the difficult subject of genocide. We have included the Syrian refugee crisis and the forced famine in the Sudan as part of this subject.

  • Jun 11th, 2017

Buckley Kiwanis name Students of the Month

A pair of White River School District students were honored by members of the Buckley Kiwanis Club, selected as the organization’s Students of the Month.

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Amazon expanding in Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

Puget Sound Business Journal broke the news about Amazon expanding in Sumner. They are improving nearly 500,000 square feet which almost doubles their size in Sumner.

  • Jun 7th, 2017

3-D printing classes at Pierce County libraries

From household objects like lamps and shower heads to printable pants and dresses, people can learn how to print those and more during free “Intro to 3-D Printing” classes at public libraries in Bonney Lake and Sumner.

  • Jun 6th, 2017

Public health vet says ‘don’t kiss your chicks’ | Public Health Insider

On June 2, the Washington State Department of Health announced an ongoing Salmonella outbreak associated with live poultry. As of the latest update on this outbreak, 16 people in Washington (including two in King County) have been diagnosed with Salmonella, though the outbreak is affecting people nationwide.

  • Jun 5th, 2017

Save every last cent with Pierce County | Aging and Disability Resource Center

Many older adults have a dream that they will be able to live worry-free lives after their working years. In theory, Social Security, retirement benefits and savings are their means to continue living healthy, active lives. But often times that income shrinks and financial pressures grow.

  • Jun 5th, 2017

Remembering Memorial Day | Sumner Mayor Update

We’ve all heard the “it takes a village” phrase for raising children. Really, it also takes a “village” to do anything really great.

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Weather may be getting hot, but waters are still dangerously cold | Public Health Insider

Cold water can cause even the strongest swimmers to become incapacitated from cold-water shock, causing muscles to stop working within minutes of immersion in cold water. The best decision this time of year, especially for rivers, is to stay out.

  • May 31st, 2017

Popular spring and summer hikes on the Plateau

It’s as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. Whether taking a simple stroll or tackling a strenuous hiking trail, there are abundant opportunities to enjoy life outdoors. Here’s a look at just a few local favorite destinations.

‘13 Reasons Why’ is worth settling in and watching

It’s no secret when a new show is released on Netflix. Posts can be seen all over social media discussing this new must watch show or movie. And a month ago when “13 Reasons Why” was released, it was no different.

Once transformed, we live a tale as old as time | Church Corner

My wife and I recently watched the live movie version of “Beauty and the Beast.” It is indeed a “tale as old as time.”

  • May 23rd, 2017

LaTurner featured at Gallery 2017

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2017, in conjunction with 4Culture of King County, presents a showing by local painter Gary LaTurner.

  • May 19th, 2017

Peace comes when we can show forgiveness | Church Corner

Why is it so hard to be wronged? In general, human beings hate seeing a wrong go unpunished, especially when we are the ones wronged.

  • May 18th, 2017

‘Blessing of Refugees’ at Sumner LDS stake

Local churches are partnering to host an interfaith, non-partisan community event and donation drive to bless refugees who have been forced from their home countries and resettled to the Seattle area.

  • May 18th, 2017

Learn how to be prepared for Mount Rainier eruption

May is Volcano Preparedness Month in Washington, providing residents an opportunity to learn about steps that can be taken to reduce potential impacts caused by such a devastation.

  • May 12th, 2017

Technology down the drain | Sumner Mayor Update

We deal with what happens between water going down your drain and going back out into our rivers. Believe it or not, it takes a lot of technology, gravity, and even some bacteria.

  • May 10th, 2017

Our faith often has more substance than we realize

Jesus left us, yes, but in doing so, made sure we could be free of doubt and full of confidence concerning his triumph over death.

  • May 9th, 2017

Elk Head brewing donates $13,000 to Kiwanis

The Buckley Kiwanis Club recently honored the Elk Head Brewing Co. and its patrons for their ongoing support of the Buckley Kiwanis Food Bank and the Donald Loomis Memorial Clothing Bank.

  • May 4th, 2017

Ordinary moments often become magical | Church Corner

A couple years ago I gathered a few friends in their 20s and 30s to attend a women’s retreat. Our group was small, so we were paired in a cabin with another group of ladies, mostly in their 50s and 60s.

  • May 1st, 2017

What do to if you suspect rodents are living in your car | Public Health Insider

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a rare but sometimes deadly disease that people can get by breathing in hantavirus contained in the droppings or urine of deer mice.

  • Apr 27th, 2017

Men walking in heels | Sumner Update

Inspired by the old saying “you cannot understand a person’s experience until you have walked a mile in their shoes,” five of Sumner’s leaders will join courageous men across Pierce County to boldly walk in women’s shoes.

  • Apr 26th, 2017

May the joy of Easter remain alive in your heart | Church Corner

Last week, as I was preparing for Easter Sunday, I realized that I don’t think I’ve ever missed being in a worship gathering, on any Easter Sunday morning, ever in my life.

  • Apr 23rd, 2017

People of faith must also be people of action | Church Corner

By the end of April, the season of Lent will be over, the sting of Good Friday will have passed and we will be living in the Good News of Easter. The regular patterns of life will return. We will no longer be taking intentional time to reflect on our own sin and need of Christ’s redemption.

  • Apr 16th, 2017

Local artists host reception in Bonney Lake

Artists of all walks of life are invited to Bonney Lake’s quarterly Artist Reception Friday, April 21. The theme is “Bound” and artists and photographers from south Puget Sound will incorporate their work into it – including Glory Cancro, a member of Bonney Lake’s Arts Commission and organizer of the event.

Easter Egg Hunt at the Black Diamond Gun Club

Over 4,000 eggs will be scattered around the Black Diamond Gun Club in celebration of Easter this Friday, March 14.

  • Apr 12th, 2017

National website helps Plateau residents find local volunteer opportunities

There are many organizations on the Plateau looking for volunteers. There are also many people willing to serve. But getting the word out about volunteer events doesn’t always reach the right people, or reach them in time.

Daffodil Festival pictures | Sumner Mayor Update

Once again last Saturday, we celebrated a true Sumner tradition, the Daffodil Festival. While I enjoy memories of marching bands, antique trucks, floats and lots of flowers, I want to thank all the people who made this possible. The list is almost longer than the Sumner Marching Band.

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Mother-daughter team featured at Gallery 2017

“Our Journey Together” will be on display through May 2.

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Series offers help and support for beginning stage of Alzheimer’s | Pierce County

Pierce County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center is presenting “Oh My Gosh – Now What?” a free six-part series of discussions for families and individuals that focuses on the initial journey of memory loss through Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

  • Apr 10th, 2017

Our souls long illumination | Church Corner

I bought a watch for my wife last Christmas, or maybe the one before that, I dunno. Anyway, it quit working so I took it in to have the battery changed. I laid it on the counter and said, “it needs a new battery.”

  • Apr 9th, 2017

Students set to shine at 11th annual Death by Chocolate

Death is inevitable, but death by chocolate is a whole other story.

Doubt sometimes leads to a growth in faith | Church Corner

As part of preparation for Lent and Easter, I have revisited the Scriptures about Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances.

  • Apr 2nd, 2017

126 years of his and her stories | Sumner Mayor Update

On Tuesday evening, the students of Sumner University got a Historic Sampler Tour of Sumner, starting with the Ryan House, driving through town and ending at the Sumner City Cemetery.

  • Mar 30th, 2017

Making the right choices | Church Corner

We’re all going to get what’s coming our way regardless.

  • Mar 28th, 2017