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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.
The fall of 1855 found increased unrest among the Native Americans of eastern Washington. This was a result of the treaties that Territorial Gov. Isaac Stevens had been requiring the many Northwest tribes to sign. His methods of obtaining the native lands were considered controversial even in the mid 1850s.
The results are finally in and Democrat Pat McCarthy will be the next Pierce County executive.
Bonney Lake Municipal Court Judge Douglas H. Haake ruled in court Wednesday that Pacific Police Chief John T. Calkins will stand trial Jan. 26 for the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
• A 72-year-old woman reported to police at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 her purse was taken while shopping at Wal-Mart. The woman told the officer she was shopping in the cheese aisle and her purse was in the child seat of the shopping cart. The woman said she turned away and when she turned back her purse was gone. The woman and her friends looked down the aisles but could not find a suspect. The case is under investigation.
Sumner City Council members adopted a historic preservation ordinance during their Nov. 17 meeting.
The Fire District No. 22 board approved a contract at the Nov. 18 meeting to hire a consulting firm to assist the commission in a national search for a new fire chief for East Pierce Fire and Rescue.
People packed into the City Council chambers Nov. 18, spilling into the lobby, while the council heard testimony concerning a rezone of Inlet Island and the Church Lake area.
The difficult economic times were evident at the Nov. 18 Sumner City Council meeting, when the council passed its first biennial budget.
The Greenwater Community Center, in conjunction with local merchants, will host the Greenwater Mountain Holidays Dec. 5-7.
We are writing this letter in response to the article that appeared in the Nov. 12, 2008, issue of The Enumclaw Courier-Herald regarding Mayor Wise’s proposed plan to City Council for a public-private partnership that would result in a new two-story building downtown that would house a new senior center on the bottom floor.
Virginia P. Wilder, a resident of Lakeside Manor Adult Family Home in Enumclaw, died Nov. 15, 2008. She was 89.
• Enumclaw School Board usually meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the district office, 2929 McDougall Ave. For more information call 360-802-7100. A study session is the first Monday of each month.
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White River High School students will be given the opportunity Friday to accept Rachel’s Challenge.