School board honored as a school board of distinction for 4th consecutive year

FRANKLIN PIERCE — The Franklin Pierce School District Board of Directors — Cole Roberts (Chair), John Harstad (Vice Chair), Doug Carlson, Mary Sherman and Mark Baumgarten — has been recognized as a 2013 Washington State School Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Board Directors’ Association. This is the fourth consecutive year that Franklin Pierce…

Waller Road Neighborhood Watch, Oct. 4

Friday. October 4th, 2013 at 7 PM will be our regular Waller Road Neighborhood Watch meeting at Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Avenue East. We will begin our meeting with an update on the criminal activity in our community.  Followed by a presentation on the big screen of the Sheriff’s Department crime map. Then questions…

Grant provides FP another resource officer

Pierce County Sheriff receives school resource officer grant, officer to serve Franklin Pierce Schools PARKLAND, WA — On Sept. 27, the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) division announced that Pierce County Sheriff’s Dept. received a COPS hiring grant for $125,000. The grant award is in partnership with Franklin Pierce Schools. The grant…

What community do you live in?

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Do you live in an unincorporated area of Pierce county? Chances are your US mail address does not accurately reflect the community in which you live. You may have a Puyallup, Spanaway or Graham address, but actually live in Frederickson. Half of the people in Spanaway have Tacoma addresses. Elk Plain…

Summit Waller Board meeting Tuesday Sept. 3

SUMMIT, WA — The Summit-Waller Community Association will have its September Board Meeting Tuesday night at the Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Ave E, from 7-9 PM. The meeting is open to SWCA members and to the general public. The Board will be hearing reports on the new SWCA website:  http://www.summitwallerca.org ; the Sat., Sept. 7 Waller Road Adopt-A-Road…

Giant beans and other magical things at the FP Farm

By Marianne Lincoln This is a story about giant beans. Unfortunately, they’re not magic beans; it might be handy if they were. At 11 inches, they are pretty impressive for green beans.  They’re even being eaten as a food of choice by geese. No, not golden geese, Canadian geese. The beanstalks, although not leading to a castle…

Doug Carlson appointed to Franklin Pierce School Board

PARKLAND, WA — At the end of the meeting, following a late executive session, the Franklin Pierce School Board chose Doug Carlson, 47, the Pierce College Health Education Center Operations Manager to fill the vacant seat left by the resignation of Director Reva Palmer. Carlson has a wife and four chidren ages 19, 16, 14…

New student online registration begins August 7 at Franklin Pierce

FRANKLIN PIERCE SCHOOL DISTRICT — Beginning August 7, Franklin Pierce Schools will be offering online registration for all new students. Online registration forms can be completed at any time and submitted electronically to your neighborhood school. You may access these forms starting on August 7 by going to “New Student Registration” under the “Student &…

Vickery Ave. Burglary – Aug. 11

From Waller Road Neighborhood Watch: Vickery Ave. Burglary Sunday, August 11th, 2013 sometime after midnight in the 10100 block of Vickery Avenue East, suspect (s) kicked in the back door of the detached garage and storage building.  Taking a rototiller, presser washer, new airless spray gun, still in the box and numerous other power tools. …

State urban forestry restoration project focuses on Swan Creek Park

PIERCE COUNTY , WA — =Invasive plants will be removed from Swan Creek Park and adjacent Pierce County property over the next few weeks as part of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Urban Forestry Restoration Project. Non-native invasive plants such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry will be removed by a Puget…

Recent Waller Road burglaries

Two recent Waller Road burglaries to report. July 31, 6:00 AM. 40th block of 102nd St. E., the owner of a car opened the door to find a white male holding a gun. He stole heavy items so he probably used a car or truck. On August 6, early in the morning, also on 40th block of 102nd St. E….

Aug 2 Waller Road Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 7 pm will be our regular meeting at Mid County Community Center, 10205 44th Avenue East. We will begin our meeting with an update on the criminal activity in our community.  Then we will discuss ways you can prevent becoming a victim of these kinds of crimes.  We would also like…