City donating old computers

The Sumner City Council approved the donation of its surplus computer equipment.

Commissioners pick Thorson to lead East Pierce

East Pierce County Fire and Rescue’s search for a new fire chief is over.

Residents can file with FEMA for assistance

A federal disaster declaration was signed Jan. 30 allowing Pierce County residents who were affected by the January flooding to apply through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for damage assistance.

School Briefs

“Pack the Gym Night” set at Sumner HS

City still in talks with water group

Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson has reported that talks continue with an area water alliance.

Council discusses building permit deadlines

The Bonney Lake City Council discussed a proposed ordinance that would revise the deadline for permit applications from 180 days to one year, with one 180-day extension.

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White River adopts six-period day

White River High School will go back to the six-period bell schedule as a cost-saving effort and an educational enhancement move.

Fundraiser to benefit EHS band

A Sweet Escape is what Enumclaw High School band boosters are promising community members at a fundraising dinner, dance and auction they are hosting.

Special Occasions

Crystal Cox and Benjamin Price have announced their engagement and plans for an August wedding.

  • Feb 3, 2009

Enumclaw combined schools successfully

It was June 2005 when the Enumclaw School District closed the doors on its 50-year-old J.J. Smith Elementary School and merged it and its popular Magic Strings program with Southwood Elementary School across town.

Mayor accused of violating law

Enumclaw City Council Mike Ennis has charged Mayor John Wise with violating public disclosure laws and has asked the state’s attorney general to investigate.

Budget proposal will blend School of Discovery, Wilkeson

In a cost-cutting move, the White River School District will combine its two 200-student elementary schools – Wickersham School of Discovery and Wilkeson – into one beginning in September.

Libraries share plan

As part of its 2030 future planning services, the Pierce County Library System has been hosting open houses throughout its system to share results of a recent library services survey.

Public Meetings Sumner

All public meetings take place at City Hall, 1104 Maple St., unless otherwise noted. Call 253-863-8300.

Chamber presents awards

The Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce staged its annual membership meeting and awards breakfast Jan. 21, closing one year and ushering in another.

Relay for Life set to kicks off

The American Cancer Society will kick off the 2009 Relay for Life, “Back to the Future: Celebrating 25 years of Hope” at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Community Church, 15116 gary St. E. in Sumner.