Category Archives: Bethel News

Graham-Kapowsin Community Council celebrates 13th year with EXPO

  Special to the Mountain News-WA The Graham – Kapowsin Community Council is celebrating its 13th year of service to the residents of the Greater Graham area with its annual “Expo.” This year, the festivities will be held at the … Continue reading

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An Open-Letter to Graham and the Mountain News-WA Community

  by Wayne Cooke Editor’s Note: Wayne Cooke is a long-time community activist in Graham, and is a former Board member of the Graham-Kapowsin Community Council. In addition to being a former elementary school teacher in the Bethel, Franklin Pierce … Continue reading

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Bethel Open Market offers holiday-themed festivities and crafts

by Bruce A. Smith  Editor’s Note:  The Bethel Open Market will have its next gathering on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in the Bethel Learning Center, which is located directly across the street from the Bethel Junior High.

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Update on Bethel School District’s summer lunch program

 by Bruce A. Smith The Bethel School District announced today that some changes are being made regarding their free summer lunch program.  Besides switching the Spanaway site to Spanaway Lakes High School, the lunch program, which begins Monday, June 24, will also … Continue reading

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Beloved BSD wrestling coach and teacher dies after suffering stroke last week

by Josh Magill After complications from a stroke, Paul Greeley died last Wednesday surrounded by his family, including his three daughters and his son.  The former wrestling coach at Bethel, Peninsula and Spanaway Lake high schools suffered the stroke on … Continue reading

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Frederickson residents get enlightened about air quality

By Josh Magill The Frederickson – Clover Creek Community Council monthly meeting on Saturday morning featured a presentation on air quality in Pierce County.  The primary presenters were Alexandria Teague from the Pierce County Planning & Land Services Department, and Kathy … Continue reading

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Bethel sports update – October 15-21

by Josh Magill The Graham-Kapowsin Football squad made a statement in Friday’s league match scoring a 42-7 victory over the Beamer Titans.  The road win notched the Eagles their seventh win of the season. 

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Dedication celebrates completion of Phase 2 at the Pierce County Skills Center

By Josh Magill  Just days after celebrating other building openings across town, such as the Bethel Learning Center and the remodel of Shining Mountain Elementary School, Bethel School District executives were at it again.  The excitement of these many new or … Continue reading

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All Bethel Community Day strengthens bonds between neighbors

By Angela Magill A bit of dread swelled up inside my chest as I battled the traffic outside Bethel High School early Saturday morning.  Just more than a month ago I had volunteered to be president of the local community … Continue reading

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Politicians descend upon Bethel – a reporter’s personal view

By Josh Magill  It seemed every aspect of Bethel School District’s “ABC Day” was a hit on Saturday, except for one – the “meet and greet” of political candidates was lightly attended, perhaps overshadowed by the attraction of the many … Continue reading

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