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 rained...it 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.

Charlie Johnson gets the pass off before his flag is pulled in Mayor Neil Johnson’s annual Turkey Bowl Nov. 26 at Sunset Chev Stadium. Donald Bricker
Charlie Johnson gets the pass off before his flag is pulled in Mayor Neil Johnson’s annual Turkey Bowl Nov. 26 at Sunset Chev Stadium. Donald Bricker

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.

Val King and Stew Bowen

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.

Val King and Stew Bowen

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.

Holiday events

• 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.

Bonney Lake site of 1855 massacre

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.

Judy Swain enjoys a Thanksgiving meal Friday at the Bonnney Lake Senior Center.
Judy Swain enjoys a Thanksgiving meal Friday at the Bonnney Lake Senior Center.

McCarthy wins executive race

The results are finally in and Democrat Pat McCarthy will be the next Pierce County executive.

Judge denies Pacific police chief motions to suppress

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

• 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.

Samitra Brigham and Alex McNeely
Samitra Brigham and Alex McNeely

Historic preservation ordinance adopted

Sumner City Council members adopted a historic preservation ordinance during their Nov. 17 meeting.