Louis Harold Sorg, a retired Coast Guard and commercial baker who spent his last 16 years as a champion for the Prairie Ridge community, has died.
Born in 1936, he worked to create a positive environment in Prairie Ridge, serving as an honorary security volunteer and community safety ambassador while reaching out to the residents to keep the neighborhood safe. Affectionately known as “Grumpy” by those who knew him, he received a Pierce County outstanding volunteer award in 2002 and also the 2005 Super Star award from the Safe Streets Campaign. His favorite pastimes were working on his fish ponds, tinkering with new technology, whale watching, playing helicopter computer games and Texas hold ’em.
He is survived by wife Mary; daughter Lynelle; stepdaughter LaVyonne; stepson Derrick; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Prairie Ridge Community Recreation Hall, 14205 215th Ave. E. in Bonney Lake.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.