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The year in review in Milton

With 2016 now firmly in the past, the Milton-Edgewood Signal looks back on a year that had major impacts on both communities.

Chief Ed Knutson awarded Mott Servant Award

On March 12, Edgewood Police Chief Ed Knutson was awarded the Dr. Donald H. Mott Distinguished Servant Award by the Mountain View Community Center. This award is presented to a board or community member or group that provides distinguished philanthropy, leadership and/or service while advancing the mission and vision of Mountain View Community Center.
The award was presented by Congressman Denny Heck during the Hope Benefit Auction. The award came as a complete surprise to Knutson.
“I’m very honored, humbled and surprised. I did not know this was going to me,” Knutson said.
Knutson was one of the original members… Read Full Story

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MEDICARE CLASSES OFFERED AT PIERCE COUNTY LIBRARIES

Are you turning age 65 soon? Want to know more about Medicare? Join Sound Outreach and the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) for a free class on:
· Medicare Parts A and B
· Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans
· Part D prescription drug plans
· Medicare and your employer insurance
· When to sign up for Medicare
· Much, much more.
There will be a question-and-answer session after the presentation. Call Sound Outreach at (253) 596-0918 to RSVP. Walk-ins also welcome.
These events… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
Family Game Night to benefit music students

Now that the New Year has begun it’s time for the annual Family Game Night at Columbia Junior High School on Jan. 16. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Gather up the family and friends and have a very enjoyable night out while doing something good for Fife music students at this main annual fundraiser for Fife High School’s music department. Proceeds from Family Game Night make it possible for more than 120 music students to go to numerous competitions, festivals and tours, both in and out of state. The funds also help with student scholarships… Read Full Story

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The Lions Den

The Melvin Jones Fellowship Program is just another way Lions Club International (LCI) has chosen to honor our founder Melvin Jones. This Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) was established in 1973. The MJF program recognizes donations of $1,000 to Lions Clubs international Foundation (LCIF). A new MJF…

Help needed to find armed robbery suspect
David Rose

Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives need your help to identify the suspect who robbed a convenience store on 112th Street South in Parkland at gunpoint. At 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 detectives say he walked into the Handy Corner Grocery store and pulled a ski mask over his face, then…

Be Well - Inside & out

Alicia Barrett was climbing the typical corporate ladder at a Fortune 50 retailer after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and a stint at a regional retailer. Yoga had long been a part of her personal life, so she decided to make marry it with her professional life…

Edgewood police chief to retire at end of year
Derek Shuck

After nearly a decade with the Edgewood Police Department, chief Ed Knutson is hanging up his boots and retiring at the end of the year. “It has been an honor and pleasure serving the citizens of Edgewood for the past 9 and a half years. You have made me and the other officers feel welcome and appreciated…

Marsh brings gregarious attitude to Fife Council
Derek Shuck

If you want to meet up with Fife Mayor Winston Marsh, just hold a barbeque in your back yard. The long-time Fife resident has a penchant for making friends thanks to his outgoing attitude, and is never one to turn down food. “I’m the kind of guy where you walk down the street in the summertime…

The real cost of mental health In Pierce County
Paul Pastor Pierce County Sheriff

Last week, the Pierce County Council took a four yes – three no vote that rejected a 1/10th of 1 percent tax increase to fund mental health programs. (A “super majority” of five votes is needed for any tax increase.) I respect the Council’s prerogative on this vote even as I am disappointed…

Indian Ed program holds festive December Family Gathering

Native American families gathered at Fife High School on Thursday, Dec. 15 to share a meal together, make crafts and hear updates on current and upcoming Indian Education events. Fife Schools’ Indian Education Coordinator Martha Sherman heartily thanked everyone who took part. “I would like to…

The Lions Den

As we are in the swing of the holiday season, here are some projects that our local C-3 Lions clubs are doing or have done. First is Lions Day at the Races honoring Lion Patty Allen. This is a fun, multiple district social event honoring Lion Patty Allen who is the retiring Multiple District Executive…

Fire and Rescue News

Winter holidays are a time for family and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season. As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can…

Fircrest police seek ID of theft and fraud suspects
David Rose

Fircrest police need your help to identify these suspects responsible for a theft and credit card fraud. On the morning of Monday, Nov. 7 a vehicle was prowled on Birch Street in Fircrest. Unidentified suspect(s) stole a purse from inside the vehicle. The purse contained a laptop computer, credit…

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