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East Pierce Fire and Rescue propose levy lift in April

Faced with a tight budget and an ever-increasing number of emergency calls, East Pierce Fire and Rescue commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 19 to place an emergency medical services levy lid lift measure on the April 26 ballot.

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The one room schoolhouse built on the present day site of the Cascade Water Alliance and former Puget Power generating plant. This school was used until 1908 when the property was purchased by the power company. Students were transported to Sumner for school until the new Dieringer Schoolhouse was completed in 1911.

Dieringer School District celebrates 125 years

The Dieringer School District is hosting a quasquicentennial celebration, or in layman terms, its 125 birthday, the evening of Monday, Jan. 28. Among the guests at the celebration will be 1940 and 1950 graduates of the Dieringer School District; retired Dieringer Middle School principle Ruggles Larson; former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Judith Billings; and Randy Dorn, the current state superintendent.

The one room schoolhouse built on the present day site of the Cascade Water Alliance and former Puget Power generating plant. This school was used until 1908 when the property was purchased by the power company. Students were transported to Sumner for school until the new Dieringer Schoolhouse was completed in 1911.
Saveya Boyle holds her two IMTA medals on the red carpet in Los Angeles.

Sumner actress gets L.A. experience

A rising star from Sumner got her first taste of the red carpet earlier this month. Saveya Boyle, 12, placed in the top 10 Actress of the Year category at the 2015 International Models & Talent convention in Los Angeles, along with an honorable mention in the T.V. Beauty category.

Saveya Boyle holds her two IMTA medals on the red carpet in Los Angeles.
Janet Tracey navigates through the full bleachers

Plateau communities come together to support BLHS student with brain cancer

Panther Parent Pride organizes a grey out and miracle minutes during the upcoming Bonney Lake and Sumner boys and girls varsity basketball games tomorrow, Jan. 12.

Janet Tracey navigates through the full bleachers
East Pierce firefighters used emergency blankets

Horse rescued after falling through ice | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

It took East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters nearly an hour to rescue a horse that had stepped through an ice-covered drainage ditch in a pasture at the 7400 block of 214th Avenue East, near Lake Tapps, on Sunday.

East Pierce firefighters used emergency blankets
Beau Ward and his parents.

Top 3 inspirational stories of 2015 | Year in Review

Every year there are stories of communities coming together in the face of insurmountable challenges or devastating losses only to come out stronger than ever on the other side. They may not always make it to the larger newspapers or news stations, but these life-changing events define a community even more than a bridge closure or an empty lake.

Beau Ward and his parents.
Beau Ward and his parents.

Top 3 inspirational stories of 2015 | Year in Review

Every year there are stories of communities coming together in the face of insurmountable challenges or devastating losses only to come out stronger than ever on the other side. They may not always make it to the larger newspapers or news stations, but these life-changing events define a community even more than a bridge closure or an empty lake.

Beau Ward and his parents.
The Top 10 stories of 2015.

Top 10 stories of 2015 | Year In Review

With the end of 2015 right around the corner, it’s time to examine everything that happened over the last 364 days of the year before setting goals for the next. For the Courier-Herald, that means taking a look at all the news stories that touched the Plateau, whether they be tragic deaths and senseless crimes or triumph over adversity and celebrations of enduring life.

The Top 10 stories of 2015.
Top 10 stories of 2015.

Top 10 stories of 2015 | Year In Review

With the end of 2015 right around the corner, it’s time to examine everything that happened over the last 364 days of the year before setting goals for the next. For the Courier-Herald, that means taking a look at all the news stories that touched the Plateau, whether they be tragic deaths and senseless crimes or triumph over adversity and celebrations of enduring life.

Top 10 stories of 2015.
Fish are lured into a hopper

‘Salmon cannon’ coming to Sumner, wants to work on White River

After a summer of helping pink salmon traverse up the White River, the Bellevue company Whooshh Innovations will be partnering with Sumner trout broodstock giant Troutlodge in developing safer ways to transport live fish from area to area.

Fish are lured into a hopper
Stew Bowen handles nearly two and a half tons of food donated during last Mayor's Food Drive in Bonney Lake.

Bonney Lake food bank expands as funds shrink

The holiday season is a time for gratefulness and gift-giving, and not just for families and friends. Food banks like the one in Bonney Lake have come to rely on the holiday spirit as a bulk source of revenue. The October, November and December months often bring in a large portion of the money that goes toward financing the food bank for the next year.

Stew Bowen handles nearly two and a half tons of food donated during last Mayor's Food Drive in Bonney Lake.
Fish are lured into a hopper

‘Salmon cannon’ coming to Sumner; Troutlodge signs partnership with Whooshh

After a summer of helping pink salmon traverse up the White River, the Bellevue company Whooshh Innovations will be partnering with Sumner trout broodstock giant Troutlodge in developing safer ways to transport live fish from area to area.

Fish are lured into a hopper
East Pierce Fire and Rescue news

East Pierce budget replaces retiring firefighters, increases minimum staffing

After surviving a tumultuous financial year due to a failed levy, East Pierce Fire and Rescue plans to return to full strength by the end of 2017.

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Mark Hamilton

Councilmember Mark Hamilton recalls time spent serving Bonney Lake

After 12 years of service on the Bonney Lake City Council, former Councilman Mark Hamilton exited stage left after the Dec. 8 meeting, the last meeting of the 2015 year.

Mark Hamilton

Returning to class is a learning experience | Our Corner

Last week, I participated in Bonney Lake High School's Career Day.

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Returning to class a learning experience | Our Corner

Last week, I participated in Bonney Lake High School’s Career Day.

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Tayvonna hugs her new winter coat close after East Pierce firefighters make sure it's a good fit.

Sumner elementary students bundle up with new warm coats

East Pierce Fire and Rescue teamed up with the Coats for Kids Foundation for the third year in a row to help out with Operation Warm, an annual program devoted to providing new winter coats to children in the community who otherwise could not afford one.

Tayvonna hugs her new winter coat close after East Pierce firefighters make sure it's a good fit.
Flood news.

Flood warning issued for Dec. 8 | National Weather Service

A flood watch warning was issued by the National Weather Service in Seattle for Tuesday, Dec. 8 through Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Flood news.

Flood warning issued for Puget Sound | National Weather Service

A flood watch warning was issued by the National Weather Service in Seattle for Tuesday, Dec. 8 through Wednesday, Dec. 9.

High wind warning issued for this afternoon | National Weather Service

A high wind warning for Pierce and King Counties has been issued from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. this evening.