Lemming pitches for gold

JJ Lemming
JJ Lemming

JJ Lemming pitching at Steamboat Springs World Series (photo courtesy of Sara Lemming)

J. J. Lemming started back to 8th grade at Pioneer Middle School this past week, and the Steilacoom teenager had a cool story to share with his classmates.

His “how he spent his summer” story likely included a recap about taking part in the 19th annual Triple Crown Baseball World Series in Steamboat Springs, CO. His “Dream Team,” comprised of guys from Lacey and one lone Steilacoomite, was one 0f 29 other teams that participated this year. [Read more...]

CPTC: Dental student prepares to be on top of different game


When Grace Beardemphl attended Highline Community College to play basketball, she wasn’t sure what her future looked like once her athletic career ended.

She finished the two-year program with an Associate Degree, but didn’t know what she wanted to do next. Beardemphl’s sister suggested she shadow her on the job as a dental hygienist. [Read more...]

CPTC: Online program advances students in retail industry


Barbara Nelson enrolled in Clover Park Technical College’s Retail Management Certificate Program to continue her education.

As Nelson, a Fred Meyer human resources representative, progressed through the program, she was promoted to HR administrator. Upon completion of the program, she is now working toward an Associate in Retail Management. [Read more...]

West Pierce Fire & Rescue divers pull man from water

Lakewood, WA – On Aug. 19 at 7:47 pm a West Pierce Fire & Rescue Dive Response was deployed for a man in the water at Harry Todd Park. Firefighters arrived ready to enter the water just four minutes later. They quickly found the man outside the swim area and pulled him from the water. Firefighters immediately started CPR and the man was then transported to an area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Due to the various lakes and bodies of water in Lakewood, University Place and Steilacoom, West Pierce has a formal dive rescue program. As part of this program, firefighters are trained as rescue swimmers and divers and are deployed in the event of a water incident.

UW Tacoma recognizes civic leader Dawn Lucien

TACOMA, WA — On Friday, August 8, 2014, in recognition of the many contributions made by Dawn Lucien over the past 60 years, UW Tacoma celebrated “the hardest working woman in Tacoma” by dedicating a plaque to the highly regarded civic leader and by renaming the Tacoma Room, overlooking the Thea Foss Waterway, in her honor. Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland was also on hand to proclaim the day “Dawn Lucien Day.”

A true icon of the city of Tacoma, Lucien’s myriad efforts for the arts, education and government have shaped the City of Destiny time and again. Her numerous achievements have helped build Cheney Stadium and save downtown Tacoma’s theaters and the Murray Morgan Bridge. Perhaps most significantly, she played a substantial role in the founding of UW Tacoma.

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DiBiase tapped to lead Environmental Health at Health Department

TACOMA, Wash. – Anthony L-T Chen, MD, MPH, director of health, has named Frank DiBiase as the new director of the Environmental Health Division of Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The national search to replace Steve Marek, who led the division for 35 years, resulted in a highly competitive selection process.

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Letter: Little Lending Library in town


By Bonnie Magnuson

Little Free Library, which is library that individuals can build in any design they wish; place it on your property, pack it with an assortment of books and hope that it is visited, (not vandalized). The idea is, “…take a book – return a book.” It’s like a neighborhood book exchange to share the joy of reading. The mission is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building a free book exchange worldwide.

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