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.

Consultant hired in fire chief search

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.

Citizens voice support of rezoning

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.

Sumner battles deficit

The difficult economic times were evident at the Nov. 18 Sumner City Council meeting, when the council passed its first biennial budget.

Greenwater sets festivities

The Greenwater Community Center, in conjunction with local merchants, will host the Greenwater Mountain Holidays Dec. 5-7.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Thank You

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.

  • Nov 24, 2008


Virginia P. Wilder, a resident of Lakeside Manor Adult Family Home in Enumclaw, died Nov. 15, 2008. She was 89.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Public Meetings

• 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.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Calendar from page B5

Arts & Entertainment

  • Nov 24, 2008

Rachel’s Challenge comes to high school

White River High School students will be given the opportunity Friday to accept Rachel’s Challenge.

Board members sought

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.

Museum receives county grant

The Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society museum building will be the recipient of a $25,000 Heritage Facilities and Arts Equipment funding grant for rehabilitation.

  • Nov 23, 2008

Pollice Blotter

• 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.

  • Nov 23, 2008

City notes holiday garbage collection plan

City of Enumclaw offices will be closed Nov. 27 and 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Nov 23, 2008

Authorities investigating WR incident

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.

  • Nov 23, 2008