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Shooting in downtown Shelton Thursday

A shooting in downtown Shelton last Thursday closed off a portion of downtown for an investigation. According to the Shelton Police Department, dispatch received a call at 6:15 a.m. last Thursday morning of a gunshot wound in the 500 block of North...

Burger or hot dog?

Monday deadline for school employee vaccinations

Ninety-one percent of Shelton School District employees have received COVID vaccinations as the deadline for state’s mandate approaches on Monday. That’s the figure Superintendent Wyeth Jessee announced Tuesday evening at the Shelton School...

Gutierrez, Blush face off for council seat

On the Nov. 5 general election ballot, George Blush and Miguel Gutierrez are competing for an open seat on the Shelton City Council. Blush, Gutierrez and Trenton Powers faced off her a four-year term on the council as member No. 7 in the August...

Hang on slopey

A fortuitous coincidence of video and book gave me a notion to stack some functions: producing biomass above and below ground, holding slopes and making fertilizer in situ. While watching Michael...

Fire departments comply with mandate

The Oct. 18 deadline for Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is fast approaching, but Central Mason Fire and EMS and the North Mason Regional Fire Authority are prepared. CMFEMS Chief Mike...

Schmit, Elliott compete for council seat

The Nov. 5 general election ballot pits incumbent Joe Schmit against challenger Tyler “Mad Dog” Elliott for a four-year term as member No. 6 on the Shelton City Council. Schmit, the technical service and operations officer for construction for...

Annual sheriff's report released

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office released its annual report for 2020. According to the report, the traffic enforcement division made 5,370 traffic stops and contacts compared to 5,458 in 2019....

Solo candidates for two city council seats

Only one name appears on the Nov. 2 general election ballot for two Shelton City Council seats. Eric Onisko is seeking a second four-year term as position No. 2 on the seven-member council. Sharon Schirman is the only listed candidate running for a...

Tragedy & comedy at the movie house

“We should stay,” I told Mrs. Ericson and our friend Martha after the lights came up in the theater. “How often do we get to hear from the director of a movie we’ve just seen?” A person at...

Letters to the Editor

The real reason Editor, the Journal, A recent letter writer cited 24 “reasons” they believed people remained unvaccinated. I submit that there is really only one reason: selfishness. At some point those who choose to be unvaccinated decided...

Local elections have major effects on our lives

It’s that time of the year — and I don’t mean Halloween or Thanksgiving. It’s time for a general election to select the people that will guide the city council, and school, port, hospital, water, and fire boards, that have a very big impact...

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