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• 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.
Pierce County Developmental Disabilities is seeking individuals who would like to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board. The board assists and advises Pierce County officials on services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society museum building will be the recipient of a $25,000 Heritage Facilities and Arts Equipment funding grant for rehabilitation.
• A resident of the Wynalda Drive area called police about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, reporting that an elderly man was going house to house asking for directions and appeared lost. An officer responded, was able to get an address from the man’s identification and provided the man a ride to that address.
City of Enumclaw offices will be closed Nov. 27 and 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Police now believe one bad decision led to another and, eventually, a group of White River High School students had hung a Barack Obama doll in effigy in a school stairwell.
As Gale Creek rushed over its banks in Wilkeson during the recent steady rains, it worked its way across Wilkeson Elementary School’s playground, encroached on one of the historical school’s portable buildings, surrounded Dennis and Sandi Smith’s home and then rushed across state Route 165 into oncoming traffic.
A line of perhaps two dozen cars and trucks sat motionless Friday morning, idled about seven miles east of Enumclaw as work crews cleared mud, rocks and large trees from state Route 410.
The Enumclaw School Board was expected to give the nod to district officials to place an $8.4 million capital facilities levy for school improvements and instructional technology on the Feb. 3 ballot at its regular meeting Monday night.