Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…

Open houses to plan for new growth in central Pierce County communities

PIERCE COUNTY — About 60,000 more people are projected to move to the unincorporated communities of Pierce County between 2010 and 2030, according to the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Pierce County is updating the Community Plans for Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland, and South Hill to plan for this growth. Central Pierce County residents are…

Computers, Robots & Art

SPANAWAY, WA — iPads, computers, robots and kids filled Bethel High School on Saturday, January 21. In the gym, 5th to 8th grade students were battling each other with precision robot moves. Others were demonstrating math learning programs on iPads that have teachers raving about the results. Teachers were showing off how those math and…

Join, help your community and be happier as a result

South Pierce County has many local organizations from Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis to community associations in the unincorporated areas. These groups are made up of volunteers who care about the people and places around them. They put in countless unpaid hours to make your lives better. If you are feeling low, participating in one of these…

Chili Feed Fundraiser Aug 15

Elk Plain Post 118 is hosting a benefit chili feed for one of our members. It will be held on August 15, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Elk Plain Grange Hall, 21817 Mountain Hwy, Spanaway, Wa. Cost will be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and students. A little about…

Traffic Impacts SR 7 northbound at 208th St.

Traffic Impacts SR 7 northbound Road work on SR 7 northbound from milepost 45.9 near 208th St E to milepost 46.0 near 205th St Ct E beginning at 9:00 pm on June 9, 2014 until about 5:00 am on June 10, 2014. Map Location

Elk Plain Post 118 installs new officers

ELK PLAIN, WA — American Legion Elk Plain Post 118 Met on June 3, 2014 to install a new set of officers for the upcoming year. The evening kicked off at 6 pm with a chili feed featuring several types/styles of chili, corn bread, and (Post 118’s favorite) Gooey Butter cake for dessert.   The meal was…

Two years and counting

It has been two years now since Spanaway teen, Chris Virdell went missing near Bethel High School. Melanie and Paul Virdell, Chris’ parents participated in a vigil today in the parking lot near the Elk Plain Burger King. Many of Chris’ close friends participated as well as those who have been assisting the family to cope,…

History of Elk Plain School of Choice

By Christine Link You’ll have to open the PDF to read it.  epsocspecialedition [Note from Christine:] EPSOC history article is finished! It has lots of folks at school very excited and even made its way to the school board. I have attached it as a pdf to this email. I gave you credit for the Elk…

Soup Ladies serve up warmth and energy at shooting scene in ElkPlain

By Marianne Lincoln ELK PLAIN, WA The news Tuesday afternoon a Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot in the arm by a 27 year old man at the Garage Plus business in Elk Plain. This is located at 21607 Mountain Highway). The officer’s injury was not life threatening. Deputies responded to reports of a man threatening…