Library offers a quest into lives from the past

There’s a vast amount of historical information waiting to be tapped into at Heritage Quest Research Library in Sumner. And Jim Johnson, its director, wants people to know it’s all available for the public’s use.

Firefighter plans Big Climb

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.

Chirstmas musical features fun for children of all ages

Kidz4Christ Musical Theater presents the children’s Christmas musical “Not A Creature Was Stirring,” under the direction of Mark and Lynette Delmarter.

Special Occasions

Eric Crivello and Heather Frost were married Aug. 29, 2008, at the Tracy Castle in Buckley, followed by a two-week honeymoon in Hawaii.

Sumner looks for flood wall funding

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.

Lady Sparts will play with a lot of heart

The Sumner High basketball girls may be young, but they have the heart and smarts to make up for age.

Spartans draw small for opener

Experience might be in short supply but the numbers are big for coach Kimmie Marton and her Sumner High School gymnastics squad.

Eight seniors return for the Spartans

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.

Handful of veterans will lead Sumner’s inexperienced, but enthusiastic squad

When it comes to wrestling recruitment, the word around Sumner High School these days is that when it finally poured.

Police Blotter

• 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.

Shopping strong for Black Friday

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.

Food banks around Bonney Lake serve large numbers

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.

Sumner looks at future water rights

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,

Bonney Lake resident John R. Fields, 65, died Nov. 14, 2008, in Tacoma.