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Former councilman Bob Olson was appointed arts commissioner of Buckley by Mayor Pat Johnson at a recent regularly-scheduled city council meeting.
Enumclaw resident Shelly Pricco, director of Patient Care Services at Enumclaw Regional Hospital, received the 2008 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Leadership Award. The annual award recognizes nursing excellence in western Washington.
Enumclaw resident Bob Taylor has invested in taxi cabs – which could turn into a very lucrative enterprise this time of year, when Christmas parties are in full swing and folks are looking for a little holiday cheer. “Make no mistake about it, we like it when people party, especially late at night, because that is how we pick up more than a few of our fares,” said Taylor, owner of 3 Aces Taxi in Buckley.
A benefit for a local youngster battling leukemia is planned for Jan. 10.
• An officer was called to the scene of a domestic violence assault at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the 7200 block of 192nd Avenue East. A 41-year-old woman told the responding officer her 45-year-old, live-in boyfriend was intoxicated and assaulted her and left the scene. She said the man jumped on top of her, placed his knee on her chest and struck her in the face multiple times. The man and the woman were living inside a pop-up travel trailer at the residence. The woman said the man cranked the roof of the trailer down while she was inside. The woman gathered her belongings and went to the police station with the officer. She began complaining of chest pains at the station and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment. She was given information about how to obtain a restraining order against her boyfriend.
Sumner is transferring $450,000 from the sewer operating fund to the Local Improvement District (LID) development fund.
A special event took place at the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association banquet commemorating a current chief and fallen leader.
The official filing period for the charter commission positions ended Thursday with 15 candidates filing for 14 positions.
When it comes to wrestling recruitment, the word around Sumner High School these days is that when it finally rained...it poured.
White River Middle School students, under the direction of Karin Moses, joined members of the Gateway Concert Band at a rehearsal Nov. 24. The young musicians were invited to sit next to an adult band “buddy” and play along with the band as they prepared for their “Holiday Time” concert scheduled for Sunday and Monday.