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Lake Tapps residents Scott and Kristy Thorsteinson are gathering names for those who would like to join Team Climbing for Caleb in the 2009 Big Climb, taking place at 11 a.m. March 22 in Seattle’s Columbia Tower. The event benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Former area resident Hans “Dirk” Dirksen died Nov. 20, 2008, in Leavenworth, Wash., at the age of 62.
Kidz4Christ Musical Theater presents the children’s Christmas musical “Not A Creature Was Stirring,” under the direction of Mark and Lynette Delmarter.
Eric Crivello and Heather Frost were married Aug. 29, 2008, at the Tracy Castle in Buckley, followed by a two-week honeymoon in Hawaii.
The Sumner City Council approved a resolution at its Nov. 17 meeting encouraging the search for funding for a flood wall along the Puyallup River.
The Sumner High basketball girls may be young, but they have the heart and smarts to make up for age.
Experience might be in short supply but the numbers are big for coach Kimmie Marton and her Sumner High School gymnastics squad.
Coach Brett McDaniel knows the Sumner High boys basketball program has a long hill to climb, but meeting a challenge is the stuff of good coaches and teams.
When it comes to wrestling recruitment, the word around Sumner High School these days is that when it finally rained...it poured.
• Officers responded to the scene of a domestic dispute at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 26 in the 7700 block of 191st Avenue East. A 59-year-old man told officers his 21-year-old son was distraught because his 19-year-old girlfriend broke up with him. The father said the son had threatened to break the legs of her new boyfriend. The father said his son didn’t threaten to harm himself and had left the residence. The officer contacted the girlfriend. She said she did not have a new boyfriend and the idea was in the son’s head. The woman told officers she was afraid of the son and he had a pistol. The woman was advised to obtain a restraining order against the man.
Worries about how high the shopping fever would reach in the Bonney Lake area were settled by big crowds and better than expected sales in the city’s big three stores – Target, Fred Meyer and Wal-Mart.
Signs of economic tough times hit home last week when food banks in Bonney Lake, Prairie Ridge and Sumner distributed more than 600 food baskets for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The need for Sumner to find new sources of water was discussed at a study session Nov. 24.
Bonney Lake resident John R. Fields, 65, died Nov. 14, 2008, in Tacoma.
• The Bonney Lake Police Department for the second year is offering the “Shop with a Cop” event at the Target store. The program is being led by Officer Tony Rice once again this year and the plan is for the program to expand to give 10 children the opportunity to spend $100 each at Target shopping for Christmas gifts.