Pierce County officer Jeff Papen won the Washington State School Safety Resource Officer of the Year Award. Papen has worked as a resource officer for ten years. He works as a resource officer at the Puyallup School District.
After a combined 40 years of teaching in the Puyallup School District, Carol and Ned Randolph, who've been married for 25 years, will retire in June. Carol teaches at Maplewood Elementary and Ned at Shaw Road Elementary.
Longtime Puyallup resident Irene Bradley will turn 100 in May and city is planning to help throw a birthday party in her honor. She and her husband, Ward, used to own the land which became the 59-acre Bradley Lake Park before the city bought it in 1997.