Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald

BLHS girls fall to tough Wilson High | THURSDAY SWIM AND DIVE

Wilson 126, Bonney Lake 60 September 15 at Foss H.S. pool Bonney Lake record: 0-2 league and overall.

Bonney Lake girls beat Lakes, even record | THURSDAY GOLF

Bonney Lake 62, Lakes 57 September 15 at Oakbrook Golf Course Bonney Lake record: 1-1 overall.

BL girls tie Bethel, Sumner falls to Puyallup | THURSDAY SOCCER

Bonney Lake 1, Bethel 1 September 15 at Bethel Puyallup 2, Sumner 0 September 15 at Puyallup

Sumner boys whip Emerald Ridge 4-1 | WEDNESDAY TENNIS

BOYS TENNIS Sumner 4, Emerald Ridge 1 September 14 at Sumner

Sumner girls defeat BL, boys team run to tie | WEDNESDAY CROSS COUNTRY

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Sumner 28, Bonney Lake 28 GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Sumner 18, Bonney Lake 38

Remembering Sept 11, 2001 | Our Corner

Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. I was a young reporter in Upstate New York that day and it’s still almost as vivid today as it was a decade and a half ago. A version of this column ran in The Courier-Herald in 2011 and it has been edited for inclusion this week.

Ideas living in our heads rule our lives | Rich Elfers

"Trust and verify." These were the words of President Ronald Reagan in dealing with the Soviets during the Cold War. Reagan's words can also apply to the immigration issue currently being debated by the presidential candidates.

‘Y’ one year makes a difference | Sumner Mayor Update

A year ago, the biggest news in Sumner was the opening of the Gordon Family YMCA. Why (or Y) is this still big news, one year later? Because it's great to see expectations met. The effort to bring the Y was really borne out of a group of Sumner individuals who met oneSaturday because they all felt that Sumner was missing something. Eventually, they defined that "something" as best filled by a YMCA. Were they right?

Lost 9/11 flag mystery leads to Everett

The two Everett police detectives didn't know the flag was missing until a stranger rang the doorbell at Fire Station 1 on Rucker Avenue. The man handed over a plastic bag to firefighters, along with a tale that led the detectives on the investigation of a lifetime.

Washington receives grant to help prevent opioid overdose and deaths | Department of Social Health Services

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), working in partnership with the University of Washington's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI), has been awarded $1 million per year, up to five years, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help prevent opioid overdoses and deaths.

WSU honors for local students

Ten area students were named to the Washington State University president's honor roll following the summer semester.

Lake Tapps free of toxic algae in time for fall drawdown

It's official – two weeks have gone by, and nary a sign of toxic algae remains in Lake Tapps.

Sumner High girls slip past Enumclaw | MONDAY VOLLEYBALL

Sumner 3, Enumclaw 2 24-26, 20-25, 25-21, 25-19, 15-10 September 12 at Sumner

Early stage memory loss series offers help and support | Pierce County

Individuals and families dealing with memory loss or facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s are typically filled with anxiety, fear and confusion. It’s a time when the sky can seem to be falling in. But there is hope, resources, and people who can help.

Costco to move into WSU Forest; city approved selling $16 million in bonds to fund new Public Works Building

The rumor mill has been hinting at Costco coming into Bonney Lake for years, but now is it looking like a certainty. At the City Council meeting on Sept. 6, Visconsi Companies – partial owners of the WSU Forest in Bonney Lake – presented a preliminary plan for Costco to open in what is to be the commercial area of the area, once the forest is cleared.

Tacoma man sentenced for the murder of ex-girlfriend’s mother | Pierce County Prosecutor

Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist accepted guilty pleas from Austin Richard Moores Nelson, 20, for first degree murder, first degree burglary and first degree animal cruelty. Moores Nelson shot and killed Teresa Ann Ryan, 46, last January.

Change comes with openness, not conflict | Church Corner

Our world is becoming more and more divided with each passing year. Not only does it seem there are more divisions than in times past, it also seems that the distance across chasms is becoming more difficult to bridge.

Martial arts instructor charged with child rape; suspect operated Lee’s Martial Arts studios in Maple Valley and Renton

The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Robert James Morrison, 42, of Bellevue, Aug. 26 with one count of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and three counts of rape of a child in the third degree. He was arrested Aug. 24 in Renton at Lee's Martial Arts Academy LLC where he is an instructor and he is listed as the sole governing person for the corporation. Morrison also operated a martial arts studio in Maple Valley.

War never changes, but it certainly changes us | Point of Review

"I wrote this book not to dissuade us from war but to understand it. It is especially important that we, who wield such massive force across the globe, see within ourselves the seeds of our own obliteration. We must guard against the myth of war and the drug of war that can, together, rend us blind and callous as some of those we battle."