April 3 is Kids Day at Prairie House Museum, 1-3pm

This is a reminder that today is Kid’s Day at the Spanaway Prairie House Museum. The event is free although donations are always welcome. Prairie House Museum will be open from 1 – 3 p.m. It is their annual Kid’s Day event. The museum is next door, to the west of the Fir Lane Memorial…

Trading a road for jobs, Councilman McCune should explain

By Josh Magill Over the last few months, a proposal to close a portion of 180th Street E in Frederickson has quietly moved its way through the Pierce County processes. As stated by county engineer, Brian Stacey, at the March 26th Economic and Infrastructure Development Meeting there is no notification sent prior to a decision being…

Kid’s Day April 3 at the Prairie House Museum in Spanaway

Prairie House Museum in Spanaway will be open from 1 – 3pm on Wednesday April 3. It is their annual Kid’s Day event. This date falls during Spring Break for the Bethel School District. Admission to the event is free; donations are always gladly accepted. The museum is next door, to the west of the…

County considering closing road to historic Salcich Juntion in Frederickson

Proposal No. R2013-20, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Initiating Vacation and Road Closure Proceedings for a Portion of 180th Street East in the Frederickson Area; and Requesting that the County Engineer Prepare an Engineer’s Report and Recommendation to the Council Regarding Said Vacation and Closure. Sponsored by: Councilmember Jim McCune Department Contact Person:…

Altrusa Wine, Dine and Tour brought history alive at Marymount

Saturday, March 23 the Altrusa Club of South Pierce County held its 9th annual Wine, Dine and Tour Event at the Marymount Event Center. This event helps the Altrusa Foundation fund scholarships in the Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts. Tickets for the event were sold out in advance as people were excited to have the private…

Prairie House Museum – Kids Day April 3

SPANAWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY — On Wednesday, April 3rd, come spend the afternoon with us at the Prairie House Museum. This will be our 23rd Kids’ Day. Enjoy life at the turn of the century. Tour our 1890’s farm house and outbuildings. Make butter, pop popcorn, see farm animals. We have lots of new displays including a…

Apply for a landmarks preservation grant by April 15

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 Preservation Grant Program, which assists in funding preservation efforts. Grant requests can be made for historic preservation or history-related project proposals. The maximum request is $10,000 for stabilization, restoration or rehabilitation of Certified Local Government register-listed buildings…

Farewell Elk Plain Café

Farewell Elk Plain Café By Marianne Lincoln It was 1901, Lillian and Thorne Tibbitts built a business on the new Mountain Highway south of Spanaway. Inside the enterprise, Lillian sold gasoline, groceries and auto accessories to neighbors and people passing by on their way to the mountain. The gas was Red Crown, a division of…

Help the POST deliver your local news and get a tax deduction

Dear Pierce Prairie Post Reader,   Before you count down the final seconds of 2012, you should know that we are counting on you. When you read an article, it helps our statistics and helps us to convince advertisers to invest in our publication. Since we are also non-profit, if you like having a local…

It’s Elk Plain, not Bethel Station

By Marianne Lincoln, lifelong Elk Plain resident EDITORIAL Bethel Station is a shopping center, not a community. Spanaway Plaza, Pacific Commons and the new Mountain Plaza are also shopping centers in Spanaway, but no one is trying to name communities after them. The name Bethel Station was picked up by the Post Office in Washington D.C….