Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald

Sumner girls finish regular season with loss | MONDAY VOLLEYBALL

VOLLEYBALL Rogers 3, Sumner 1 Sumner record (final, regular season): 2-6 league, 4-10 overall.


Spartans victorious over rams; Panthers slip in final league match

Sumner High did the expected last Friday, crushing the winless Rogers Rams. The South Puget Sound League 4A football game was decided early, as the Spartans scored 10 first-quarter points and added four touchdowns during the second period. With a 38-0 lead at intermission, Sumner eased off in the second half and finished with a 45-7 victory.


East Pierce firefighter Tim McCoy dies in dirt bike crash

East Pierce Fire and Rescue raced to save one of their own after a call came in about a dirt bike crash Saturday. First responders were unaware that their patient was longtime firefighter Capt. Tim McCoy until they reached his home, where the crash occurred.


Tried to elude officers | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers ran a random license check on a vehicle parked at a gas station on Oct. 20 when they learned the car was reported stolen out of Yakima two days ago. Officers did not see anyone near the vehicle so they parked and waited until a man got into the car.

Dangerous driving, death | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers were on patrol on Oct. 17 when they came across several cars with their hazard lights on. A witness told officers a car was speeding on the road and lost control while taking a sharp corner, crashing through a street sign and a fence.

Odd sale | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

On Oct. 15, officers performed a random license check on a vehicle. The date of sale that came back to the car was 00/00/0000. Officers activated their emergency lights and contacted the three subjects in the car.

Two shoplifts | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers were called to a shoplift in progress on Oct. 14. While en route, dispatch advised the female subject had left the store and was contacted by loss prevention in the parking lot, but refused to be brought back into the store for police contact.

No license plate | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers watched as a vehicle drive past them without a front license plate, rear plate or trip permit on Oct. 13. The driver turned into a driveway and exited her car when officers activated their emergency lights.

Take a page from Gerald Ford’s playbook | Don Brunell

It’s D-Day for American voters. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump carrying unusually low approval ratings and having a deep antipathy for one another, no matter which one ultimately is elected, the nation will be bitterly polarized.

State House Position No. 2 debate | Part 3

Editor's note: Lane Walthers and Phil Fortunato are seeking the 31st District State House Position No. 2 seat, which is an open position. The two candidates participated in a three-part debate that is being published in the Courier-Herald and Auburn Reporter. This is the part three of the State House debate. Part one was published in the Oct. 5 edition of the Courier-Herald, part two was published in the Oct. 12 edition and both can be found online at

Sumner girls fall to Bellarmine Prep | WEDNESDAY VOLLEYBALL

VOLLEYBALL Bellarmine Prep 3, Sumner 0 25-17, 25-17, 25-17

Bonney Lake girls beat Abes 3-1 | TUESDAY VOLLEYBALL

Bonney Lake 3, Lincoln 1 October 18 at Lincoln Bonney Lake record: 10-2 league, 11-2 overall.

Victories for Bonney Lake, Sumner girls | TUESDAY SOCCER

Bonney Lake 3, Lincoln 0 October 18 at Bonney Lake Sumner 3, Olympia 0 October 18 at Olympia

The many faces and facets of domestic violence | Part 1

This is the first installment of two. Next edition, The Courier-Herald will provide a look into domestic violence from a police perspective. And will also provide more information on resources available for victims and survivors. Names and dates in this story have been changed to protect survivors and their families.

Undecided: Neither candidate is the answer | Lady and the Trump

Choice is a dubious notion to begin with. Most Americans feel their choices are becoming slimmer. Do we really have a choice anymore to refuse the disproportionally crippling and life-denying debt needed to advance our life goals? No. Do we and our families have or have ever had a choice to pay taxes? No – but wealthy tax cheats and large corporations do. And more importantly, do our votes really count in the way of affecting every level of representative government?

Trump: Time for a blunt president to unite our country | Lady and the Trump

Over the past eight years, we have become a divided country. We are on the verge of race wars. We need a leader who can unite us. We have become an international laughing stock. Our allies don't trust us and our enemies don't fear us. Trump will reverse this.

Clinton: Her beliefs, experience make her the right choice | Lady and the Trump

So often in this unusual presidential debate we have come across apologetic endorsements. People who support Trump or Hillary but only to avoid endorsing the other candidate or because "their" candidate did not win their party nomination.

Road crews prepare for winter weather | Pierce County

Pierce County road crews will set up and recalibrate snow-fighting equipment and travel their snow plow routes on Oct. 20. Earlier in the week, they will review snow and ice response plans, and practice chainsaw techniques so they are ready to handle downed trees or branches in the roadway.

Bonney Lake football playing for PCL top honors

First place in the Pierce County League will be on the line Friday when the Bonney Lake Panthers square off against the Lincoln Abes.