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BUCKLEY LOG SHOW JUNE 23-24,2012

Your hometown hometown newspaper for more than 100 years! LOG SHOW | Check out the Buckley Log Show preview section. Page 12

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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City settles claims from police officers

What’s Inside Lifewaves..........................Page 4 Views . ...............................Page 6 Sports.................................Page 9 Obituaries ..................... Page 11 Classified ..........................Page 20

By Kevin Hanson

ment, each woman received $15,000. A crucial element eliminates all claims of any Allegations of sexual illegal behavior. harassment, discrimina“This agreement is a comtion and fraud disappeared promise of disputed claims recently when Enumclaw’s and shall not be construed insurance carrier came to in any way as an admisterms with two city employ- sion by (Zilbauer, Brunelle ees. or the city) of any wrongFormal claims had been doing whatsoever against filed two days apart each other,” according to in November 2011 the text of the docuby police officer ments. city of Nona Zilbauer and S p e c i f i c a l l y, Amber Brunelle, Brunelle had a member of the alleged sexual city’s corrections harassment, disstaff. Each sought crimination and fraud $350,000 in damages and against the Enumclaw each was represented by Police Department’s Lt. attorney Robert Kim of Eric Sortland, Sgt. Tyler Covington. Claims were Chilman and Officer Chris made to the Washington Grant, as well as the police Cit ies I n s u r a n c e department and city as a Authority. whole. Zilbauer’s claim had Those allegations have the same targets – with the legally vanished due to exception of Grant – and a settlement agreement alleged sexual harassment signed by each of the com- and violations of the Equal plainants and Enumclaw Pay Act. Mayor Liz Reynolds. There Sortland is no longer were identical agreements with the police department, for each employee. See CLAIMS, Page 3 As part of the settleSenior Writer

DAIRY BABY | Dean Mahnke was the first baby born in June at St. Elizabeth Hospital to his mother Stacy and father John of Buckley. He was born June 1 at 1:58 p.m. June is National Dairy Month. Annie Birklid, King-Pierce Dairy Ambassador, presented the baby gifts from the Washington Dairy Women, the ambassador program and the Dairy Farmers of Washington.

Weather Today, Wednesday, should bring partly sunny skies with highs near 70 and overnight lows near 50. Thursday looks beautiful, with clear skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. Clouds begin to creep back in over night, with a chance of showers and temperatures in the mid-60s.

Enumclaw

The Class of 2012

Julie Curtin received her diploma during the June 11 Enumclaw High School commencement ceremony at the White River Amphitheatre. Dennis Box, Courier-Herald To view a slide show go to www.courierherald.com

Enumclaw High school celebrates the best of 2012 By Dennis Box

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Editor

he Enumclaw High class of 2012 took the commencement walk at the White River Ampitheatre June 11, ending their high school education journey and beginning the next stage of their lives.

The commencement ceremony included performances by the Enumclaw High School wind ensemble, senior choir and concert choir Enumclaw High Principal Jill Burnes recognized the students receiving honor awards.

“Enumclaw High School has been awarded national, state and local scholarships in excess of $822,836 for next year. Congratualtions,” Burnes said. Several students addressed the gathering during the ceremony. “We’ve been waiting for this moment our entire lives,” class speaker Lilly Dodd said. “But I don’t know if we ever faced the reality it would actually happen. But here we are at gradu-

ation.” Reece Menzel and Dakotah Maxwell performed a duet singing, “Time of your life.” Class speaker Jacob Kokko said, “Tonight we are highschool graduates. Tomorrow we will be adults making the first few steps into the rest of our lives. The rest of our lives are exciting because we have so many bright things in our future. But it is also somewhat scary.” Superintendent Mike Nelson said, “I do hope you will always be proud of being a graduate of Enumclaw High School. I know I am.”

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Enumclaw Courier-Herald, June 20, 2012