In 1917, many Pierce County farms were condemned

Originally posted on 253 Watch:
By Marianne Lincoln In 1917, there was a war in Europe. South and Central Pierce County farmers were shocked to find out, the Secretary of the Army had decided that a certain part of Pierce County, where they lived, had been identified a choice location for a new military base. The…

62nd Airlift Wing welcomes new commander

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The 62nd Airlift Wing is scheduled to host a change of command ceremony on June 15, 2021, at 10 a.m. Col. Erin Staine-Pyne will relinquish command of the wing to Col. David Fazenbaker. Prior to becoming the wing commander, Fazenbaker served as the 14th Flying Training Wing vice commander at…

World Blood Donor Day, June 14

Bloodworks Northwest’s slogan is “We all have it in us.” It’s true – we all have the power to save a life with a blood donation. On June 14th, we’ll be celebrating World Blood Donor Day with them to thank our community for its generosity and inspire more people to donate blood because the need…

Public invited to online open house for SR 510, Yelm Loop completion project

Supplemental Environmental Assessment available for review, comment WSDOT, YELM — People can learn more about the next steps in the Washington State Department of Transportation’s  State Route 510, Yelm Loop project via an online open house.   The project will build the remaining 3 miles of State Route 510 between Cullens Road and SR 507….

Sense of community, one weekend at a time

The Spanaway LA Fitness is located in a shopping center with a large parking lot between 156th and 159th and Pacific Avenue South. The parking lot has been host to Wednesday classic and hot rod car gatherings and starting this Memorial Day weekend, it will be host to a vendor fair. Between 1995 and 2002,…

Country Swap Meet June 11-13

Another Facebook find. Looks like some local folks are holding a Swap Meet just south of Spanaway at the Good Apple Ranch. Head South on the Mountain Highway, turn right on 260th and look for the signs. June 11,12, & 13 from 9a.m. to 5 p.m.

Graduation in 2021

School has been unusual for more than an year, starting with online attendance to transitioning to part time in person classes. Last year, graduations were drive through outdoor events. . This year, large indoor venues are still not permissible, but large outdoor events are opening up. The Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup has become the…

Vendor Fair at 157th & Pacific Avenue

I don’t have any information other than what is on the graphics posted on the Parkland Facebook Page. May 29 and 30th from 10am to 5pm at 15709 Pacific Avenue S, Tacoma, WA, this is the address of Godfather’s Pizza. You might check it out and see…

Pre-Memorial Day Cemetery Cleanup

By Marianne Lincoln SPANAWAY — On Wednesday, May 26, youth from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Congregations in Spanaway, Elk Plain, Rainier View and Firgrove came to Spanaway to tidy up the pioneer cemetery. Fifty eight kids from 10 to 18 and twenty adults assisted with picking up branches, trimming bushes, mowing…

Community input sought for aging and disability services

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Human Services Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) division is initiating a survey to gather community input for the two-year update to the 2020-2023 Area Plan. As the designated Area Agency on Aging for Pierce County, ADR must develop and oversee long-term services and supports for older adults and adults…

Great neighborhoods begin with you

… or me. [This article is a bit of disclosure and a little bit encouragement. Although I am editor for the Pierce Prairie Post, it is not my income source, it is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is associated with the Spanaway Community Association to provide information useful to the local area. I gave up seeking…