Letter: Foster Care Placement Crisis in Pierce County


By Erika Thompson

Pierce County has a desperate need for foster families. Each night there are children sitting in the Tacoma office waiting for placement. On Monday there were eight children, on Tuesday six children ranging from age 2-14 years still without a place to rest their head at 10 pm. [Read more…]

Anderson Island hosts annual Salmon Bake

Anderson Island Historical Society’s annual Salmon Bake is scheduled for July 4th from 12 noon to 3pm. This event is a family favorite and draws an average of 800 guests to the historic Johnson Farm on the island. Menu is either Salmon, or ribs with corn, coleslaw, beans and bread, or if that isn’t what you want, you could also get a hot dog meal! There is music, a quilt show and a large silent auction. Proceeds are used for maintenance for the farm, the gem of the island. Tickets are available at the event, $15 regular meal, $12 reduced portion or $5 for the hot dog meal.

28th District Republican Club invites you

By Toni Aulerich

The 28th District Republican Club is having their annual picnic on Saturday, June 27, at Titlow Park beginning 12 noon. State Senator Steve O’Ban and Representative Dick Muri as their guest speakers as well as other candidates and local city officials from DuPont, University Place, Lakewood, Steilacoom and Tacoma. Pierce County Sheriff will be giving short presentations about what is going on in their cities and the county. To RSVP and/or further information please call club President, Ron Suslick, at (253) 312-1315. Hoping to see you there.