Sumner man convicted for fake medals

Sumner resident Steven A. Bennest, 57, was sentenced last week in a Seattle courtroom following his federal conviction for making false claims of military medals and decorations in violation of federal law.

Council clarifies building permit code

The Bonney Lake City Council has revised the city’s municipal code to clarify that building permits remain valid for more than 180 days even if no inspection is called for during the period.

Bonney Lake City Council approves changes in building permit ordinance

The Bonney Lake City Council has revised the municipal code to clarify that building permits remain valid for more than 180 days, even if no inspection is called for during the period. They approved the ordinance 6-0 with Councilman David Bowen absent from the March 17 workshop.

Sumner man sentenced for falsely displaying medals

Sumner resident Steve A. Bennest, 57, was sentenced Tuesday in United States District Court in Seattle for falsely claiming to be the recipient of military medals in order to receive benefits.

Developer has plans for 61-acre parcel in Buckley

The much-discussed VanSickle Landing development project along Buckley's Ryan Road is coming into sharper focus, as the city will be taking written comments through Friday regarding the applicant's preliminary plat application.

Enumclaw School Board OK’s early-dismissal on Fridays

After much discussion, a presentation from Superintendent Mike Nelson and the opinion of a few parents, the Enumclaw School Board approved a 60-minute, early-dismissal Friday option beginning in September.

Expressions hosts Troxel for two-day Alzheimer’s care series

Internationally known writer and teacher David Troxel will present a two-day series at Expressions at Enumclaw, 2454 Cole St.

  • Mar 16, 2009
Warren Wheeler is surrounded by some of his new friends from the Bonney Lake Senior Center.

White River High student’s senior project centers on senior citizens

Warren Wheeler has learned a lot about the world during the past couple of months. And he owes it all to his senior project.

  • Mar 16, 2009
Warren Wheeler is surrounded by some of his new friends from the Bonney Lake Senior Center.

Humans hunger for personal relationships

I’m exhausted. My fingers are cramping up. My eyes are blurred and bloodshot. I need some coffee.

  • Mar 16, 2009

This spring, penny-pinch your way to a great garden

Need dirt-cheap inspiration this spring? You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful garden. From making your yard more beautiful to enjoy on your “stay-cation” to joining the “grow your own food” movement, you can penny-pinch your way to a great garden. Growing flowers and veggies from seed is so popular this spring that you’re encouraged to buy your seeds now, even if you won’t be planting them into the ground until the weather warms in May. In this weak economy there is a strong and renewed interest in gardening. Plant a garden for an investment that pays back real dividends.

  • Mar 16, 2009

Aging seminar set for Buckley

A free “Aging in Place” seminar is being planned for April 13 at Buckley Senior Center. The event will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

  • Mar 16, 2009
Lyle Sandelius
Lyle Sandelius


Five Years Ago

  • Mar 16, 2009

Plans coming together for Buckley sewer project; bids less than expected

As part of an agreement between Buckley and the state’s Department of Social and Health Services, a construction plan will soon snap into place providing for a new sewer main that will allow Rainier State School to connect to the city’s new sewer system.

Fitness center aids food bank

During the month of March, Curves of Enumclaw will participate in the 11th annual Curves Food Drive to benefit local food banks.

  • Mar 16, 2009

Kindergarten registration receives more emphasis

With the proposed move back to half-day classes and the option for a fee-based full day, kindergarten registration for the Enumclaw School District will receive more emphasis in April.

Police department asking for help

National Law Enforcement Week is in May of each year and, to pay proper respect to those who served, members of the Enumclaw Police Department decorate the local gravesites of those identified as past employees.

  • Mar 16, 2009
Clay Abbott

Warrant of the Week

The Enumclaw Police Department, in cooperation with The Courier-Herald, sponsors a “Warrant of the Week” program. This program is designed to capture people who currently have warrants out for their arrest by using tips that citizens provide. The arrest warrants for these people have been issued by Enumclaw Municipal Court. Once a week, a photo of the wanted person, along with a brief description of the crime, will be published. Citizens with information as to the whereabouts of the wanted person are encouraged to call the Enumclaw Police Department at 360-825-3505. Callers may remain anonymous.

  • Mar 16, 2009
Clay Abbott

Police Blotter

• A parent arrived in the police station lobby Friday afternoon, telling of a missing juvenile. An officer located the missing youngster, who was delivered to the station and picked up by the mother.

  • Mar 16, 2009

Center gets $1.4 million from federal spending bill

Enumclaw’s long-anticipated Welcome Center received a healthy financial boost last week when it was announced that $1.425 million for the project was included in a spending bill passed by the U.S. Senate and signed into law by the president.