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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 75 cents

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Buckley toddler dies in tragic accident By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

A week after a tragic accident that resulted in the death of a Buckley toddler, authorities were still attempting to determine exactly what transpired. The simple outline of the horrific scene was quickly and easily pieced together. It was shortly before 3 p.m. April 14 when a white pickup left state Route 410, banged through a ditch and traveled perhaps 500 feet over grass and along the paved Foothills Trail before striking a small wagon. Lincoln Person, nearly 2 years old,

was in the wagon, which was being pulled by his father; Jason Person, who was not injured, attempted to pull the wagon away from the oncoming pickup, witnesses said. Citizens attempted to revive the child, who was transported to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and was later pronounced dead. The pickup was driven by John Barnard, 78, of Enumclaw. After striking the wagon, Barnard’s vehicle traveled a short distance, plowed through a flower bed and crashed

See TODDLER, Page 7

Flowers, balloons and more have been delivered to the site where young Lincoln Person died. Photo by Dennis Box

City parks director considered

Gallyn Mitchell riding and winning again Page 15

Weather

Enumclaw has not had a parks and recreation director since 2010

The forecast calls for rain today, Wednesday, with a high to 52 and overnight lows to 45. The rain continues Thursday changing to showers over the night with highs to 54 and lows to 41. Saturday calls for a chance of showers with rain in the forecast for Sunday. Highs are predicted to be in the mid 50s and lows to 42.

By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

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Where is the Easter Bunny? Coming to Enumclaw May 31st! 1st Annual

PLATEAU COWBOY GATHERING

Addison Ishmael, 2, keeps an eye out for the Easter Bunny Friday at the Black Diamond Gun Club’s annual Easter egg hunt. Hailey Morse, 4, opens up her eggs and Miles Cameron, 1, tries to figure out how to open his egg. Photos by Dennis Box

Deadline: May 13, Published: May 28

A proposal to return a parks and recreation director to the roster of city employees had its first public airing during the mostrecent gathering of the Enumclaw City Council. The city has done without a parks and recreation director since the summer of 2010, keeping the position vacant throughout the Great Recession as a cost-saving measure. Instead, the city opted for a less-expensive manager for the Enumclaw Expo Center, while shifting myriad other duties into the workload of various department heads. With the recent resignation of

See DIRECTOR, Page 9

Deadline: June 3, Published: June 25

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Enumclaw Courier-Herald, April 23, 2014