Cemetery vandals return to court

Three years ago when two youths vandalized a Sumner cemetery, they were required by the Pierce County Juvenile Court to perform community service and pay $170,000 in restitution.

Winter snow and ice storm blasts region

A snow and windstorm swept through the area Saturday and Sunday leaving snow drifts and icy roads with the most severe damage hitting Buckley.

King County: Affordable housing, living wage head latest report

Many aspects of living in King County have improved or remain unchanged in recent years, yet residents face serious challenges in terms of affordable housing, living wage incomes and transportation choices. In addition, more children live in poverty, and the gap between the rich and poor continues to grow, according to the new Communities Count 2008 Report released recently.

  • Dec 16, 2008

Buckley land lease gets public airing

The city of Buckley hosted a public hearing Dec. 9 to unveil its proposed plan to eventually enter into a half-century land lease agreement with the state’s Department of Social and Health Services, involving a 138-acre agricultural parcel on the grounds of Rainier School.

  • Dec 16, 2008
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  • Dec 16, 2008

Buckley land lease gets public airing

The city of Buckley hosted a public hearing Dec. 9 to unveil its proposed plan to eventually enter into a half-century land lease agreement with the state’s Department of Social and Health Services, involving a 138-acre agricultural parcel on the grounds of Rainier School.

  • Dec 16, 2008
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Eagles host free dinner

The Buckley Eagles are offering a holiday present to the community.

Poster contest for artists

The Puyallup Main Street Association and Meeker Days Festival are inviting artists within a 50-mile radius of Puyallup to submit entries to the 2009 Meeker Days Festival poster competition. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 29.

Firefighters raise $9,000 for charity

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue pancake breakfast brought in $9,000 that will be used for charitable causes.

Benefit to help student

A benefit for a local youngster battling leukemia is planned for Jan. 10.

Library hosts free computer classes

Thanks to funding from a levy lid lift that was passed in November 2006 for the Pierce County Library System, computer classes are now being offered to the public at the Bonney Lake Senior Center. And they’re available at the right price: free.

State senator runs for elections director

Pam Roach, who represents Bonney Lake and Sumner in the state Senate, is hoping to trade one elective office for another.

Emergency advice for cold weather

The following are tips from East Pierce Fire and Rescue to help prepare for cold weather emergencies and possible power outages.

Sumner passes comprehensive plan amendments

The Sumner City Council passed three amendments to the city’s comprehensive plan last week, changing the way some land will be used.

• A Fred Meyer employee reported to police at 10 p.m

• A Fred Meyer employee reported to police at 10 p.m. Dec. 8 that someone stole the catalytic converter from his vehicle between 3 and 8 p.m while it was in the parking lot. The man told officers while driving home he noticed his vehicle made a loud exhaust noise. Once home he saw his catalytic converter was missing. The case is under investigation.

Jordan Armstrong
Jordan Armstrong