Bob Minnich’s passion for Puyallup’s historic sites kept them alive in a growing community. On June 14, Bob’s reign as Puyallup Historical Society president ended when he died at age 66 from invasive cancer while in hospice care.
As the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ 2017 Washington State Teacher of the Year, Eric Roloff was selected to visit and attend a class at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania this July. What he learns there will help his students’ learning back home in Puyallup.
After years of studying, collecting data and even a to-scale design mockup made of cardboard, construction is moving forward on Good Samaritan Hospital’s expansion project. The design of the new floors is expected to add an additional 24 minutes to patient care.
When complications arose from a heart surgery that led Greg Jones to undergo a spinal surgery that left him paralyzed, a trip to the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin motivated Greg to get better.
The $50,000 project to paint Meeker Mansion couldn’t wait any longer, according to the Puyallup Historical Society. It should be completed in a couple months, and will keep all original exterior colors.
Prospective residents of Wesley Homes Bradley Park are eagerly awaiting to move into the yet-to-be-built nonprofit, faith-based retirement community on the south side of Bradley Lake Park. But a delay in building permits has those residents waiting.
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue’s 2007 KME tractor-drawn aerial response vehicle — or tiller truck — is the first of its kind for Puyallup. It can reach tall buildings and navigate tight streets, including roundabouts.
From teaching programming classes in the Air Force to teaching Puyallup residents how to use their electronic devices, Pierce College’s Michael Stocke knows all there is to know about technology, and uses his skills to give back.
Sophomore Yui Hirata’s oil pastel painting of a natural landscape won her the 2-D Superintendent’s Award at the 2017 Vesey-Munson Art Show on May 24. It was the second time Hirata had ever used oil pastels.