Municipal Court Now Serves Steilacoom

People cited for traffic infractions, misdemeanors and other non-felony violations in Steilacoom have been traveling to the next community over to handle their cases the past month.

On Oct. 1, Steilacoom officially entered into a contract with the Municipal Court of Lakewood and University Place. That means the enhanced services that come with the court – everything from a fully staffed, five-day-a-week front desk to prosecution and public defense to probation and electronic home monitoring – are now available to Washington’s oldest town. The contract includes everything but police and jail services.

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1853 kick-off to week of special events

Laura Belle Downey Bartlett
Nancy Covert as Laura Belle Downey Bartlett

Nancy Covert as Laura Belle Downey Bartlett

By Jaynie Jones

An historical lecture about a young girl who arrived in Steilacoom in 1853 was presented for the residents of Bridgeport Place as the kick-off event for National Assisted Living Week.

Sunday afternoon Nancy Covert (above), a freelance writer, author, and journalist who has immersed herself in Steilacoom’s history for more than 20 years gave an outstanding lecture on pioneer Laura Belle Downey Bartlett (below), left her mark on ‘The Town on the Sound’ in many ways.

Covert provided a biographical summary on Laura Belle Downey Bartlett that is chockfull of surprises:

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Steilacoom barber battles cancer; join his fight

Pat Moon’s quaint barber shop in the heart of the Steilacoom’s Historic District has been a fixture there for many, many years.  Customers could always count on a lively discussion of politics and other hot topics while getting a haircut.  Now the town’s renowned barber needs your support in a different way. According to the Steilacoom Chamber’s newsletter, Moon has been diagnosed with cancer.  Chamber members, friends, community residents, and customers are rallying to support him by holding a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser 5:30 – 7:30 on Friday evening, April 30. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go to Pat Moon to help with his cancer battle. Gather a group of friends and family together for the Pat Moon benefit Spaghetti Dinner at the Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington Street, Steilacoom.  Phone 253.581.1076 for more information. http://steilacoom.org/event.htm