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Spookiest Thing At Fife’s History Museum: A Mannequin In A Dress

There are a number of really sad stories told inside the two-story Fife History Museum but Julie Watts, managing director, said she’s never been frightened by any ghosts. She did, however, remove a mannequin from the kitchen because it kept scaring the guests.
“She just looked so real she would startle people,” Watts said.
Watts has since retired that display, in its flowery peasant dress, and moved it down to storage amongst other mannequins. That's where Watts also keeps other interesting artifacts and antiques that wait for a turn to be put on display.
When Watts talks… Read More

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Food Fight! For a cause

There's nothing like a little friendly competition to capture a community's attention.
Two community organizers do just that with another round of the Fife Milton Edgewood Food Fight. Rather than the typical lunchroom action of slinging mashed potatoes and hamburger buns through the air, this food fight more constructive, a food drive with all proceeds benefitting the Edgewood FISH Food Bank… Read More


The FBI and Tacoma Police Department are seeking the public’s help in locating a fugitive whom investigators believe is responsible for murders in the Tacoma area. Santiago “Pucho” Villalba Mederos, 25, may be in Mexico and speaks both English and Spanish. Mederos is known to have family living… Read More

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Fife’s best hope for state title shot

When the high school sports year comes to its conclusion on the final championship weekend, there’s usually some Fife Trojans in the mix. This year has a bit of a different look, but Fife is going to be well-represented throughout several sports.

With memories of a 3-1 defeat in the 2016… Read More

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Rabbit Wilde to bring infectious folk to First Night

Between 10,000 to 20,000 are expected to turn out for First Night, Tacoma's all-ages New Year's Eve celebration, which will bring an army of bands, “the World's Shortest Parade” and other spectacle to downtown starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
Among the buzz-worthy musical acts on display will be Rabbit Wilde, a Bellingham and now partly Tacoma-based outfit that will play the Pantages… Read More

Neverland Theater presents ‘Princess Whatsername’

After weeks of diligently working to craft a stage play sure to be a bona fide audience pleaser, the young students of Neverland Theater are excited to present “Princess Whatsername,” opening July 29, 7 p.m. at the Columbia Junior High Performing Arts Center.
Since June 28 the budding theater… Read More