A new principal will walk the halls of Bonney Lake High School for the 2014-15 school year. Cris Turner will begin the position as principal on July 1.
After competing at the state ProStart Invitational for the eighth consecutive year, the Bonney Lake High School Culinary Arts team walked away as first place victors for the first time in March. The state champions then took their restaurant management and culinary arts skills to a national level May 3 at the National ProStart Invitational in Minnesota. They placed fifth in the competition.
Police agencies across the state are participating in the biennial Chief for a Day program, which is designed to honor and support children facing life-threatening illness. The Sumner Police Department is sponsoring Maci Hughes, a second grade student at Maple Lawn Elementary.
The Bonney Lake Police Department has seen a new telephone scam arise over the last several weeks. Residents are urged to be aware of the threat and take measures to protect their personal and financial security.
When Bonney Lake police respond to an incident, specific information is recorded and data is used to analyze criminal activity in the area. The National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) revealed a 2.5 percent decrease in 2013 reportable offenses, compared to the year before. The numbers represent a four-year low in the city’s overall crime.
Washington has seen 12 confirmed cases of measles this year, including possible exposures in Pierce County, according to state and county health departments. This represents more than a 50 percent increase to date, when compared to average years. Contracting measles is uncommon due to vaccinations against it, but the virus is highly contagious and dangerous to those who are infected by it.