Bill Heath, 93, helped to construct the Daffodil Valley Sports Complex in 1989. The Sumner Rotary Club decided to rename the park the “Bill Heath Sports Complex” in his honor. Local businesses, foundations and individuals that helped donate made appearances at an Aug. 16 ceremony.
The Sumner Historical Society and Sumner VFW are partnering to create the Military Memories Campaign. The campaign is currently collecting military and other armed forces items to display at the Sumner Ryan House. The campaign was created so that objects that are passed down through families don’t lose their histories.
The Puyallup Food Bank received more than $15,000 in a matching donation from CenturyLink, reaching its $50,000 goal during CenturyLink’s annual Backpack Buddies Food Drive. The food bank also received $2,500 from the Demonos Car Club in Tacoma. Monetary donations go toward food and supplies for families, but also supports staff and building operations.
Restaurant Week is scheduled for Sept. 4 to 30 during the Washington State Fair. There will be a themed menu for every one of the four weeks of the campaign. Twenty restaurants are expected to participate.
The Little Gym in Puyallup will host its second open house fundraiser on Saturday (Aug. 27). Proceeds raised at the open house will go toward SeriousFun Children’s Network and Camp Korey in Mount Vernon. There will be music and gym activities for kids.
Last season, Bonney Lake High coach Jason Silbaugh had arguably his best offensive-line group during his tenure, where linemen mauled opponents, helping a trio of running backs rush for a combined 3,053 yards. The Panthers’ line was great one year ago. This year, it might be even better.
“American Pickers,” a documentary television series that airs on the History Channel, is coming to film in Washington next month. Hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, the two “pickers” of the show, are asking people with private collections of antiques to contact them. The show reveals the stories and values behind all types of antiques.
Ten-year-old Marjorie “JoJo” McDaniel attended three national and international competitions for judo this summer. She medaled at the World Junior Olympics and took first place at Judo Junior Nationals. She practices judo with her coach and father at the Gordon Family YMCA in Sumner.
Back in the beginning of March, California State University, Bakersfield women’s soccer coach Gary Curneen had a surprise need in his defensive backfield after one of his 2016 recruits dropped their commitment, leaving the Roadrunners empty-handed. So when Curneen was left needing a talented fullback to plug into the empty spot on his back line, the fourth-year Roadrunner coach found his answer with former Sumner High fullback Kinsey Saiz.
Puyallup High grad and former University of Washington Husky Stevie Mussie was named the head women’s volleyball coach at Arizona State University in February, becoming the seventh head coach in the program’s history.
Over the last several weeks, the Puyallup Historical Society has been pleasantly occupied researching the early adult life of an American Red Cross worker who braved the aftermath of World War I Europe to minister to citizens and American occupation forces personnel.
After dissolving for a year, the Puyallup High School Alumni Association got back together to organize its annual fundraiser in November. This year, the association’s goals are to bring the event back home to Puyallup and to entice a broader audience of alumni and Puyallup High School supporters.
The South Hill Neighborhood Plan, developed by the city of Puyallup’s Planning Division, outlines goals and changes in zoning codes for South Hill. The division hosted an open house last week to inform South Hill locals of the plan’s details. The plan will be proposed to the City Council this fall.