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Toddler dies at Cushman

A 2-year-old child died after being submerged in a car that plunged down an embankment into Lake Cushman on Monday. “This is still under investigation and the cause is still under investigation,” MCSO Chief Criminal Deputy of Patrol Operations...

Principals depart Shelton schools

Three school principals resigned this month from the Shelton School District. June 13 was the last day for Mario Juves, the principal at Oakland Bay Junior High School for two years. Today is the last day in the district for Stacey Anderson, the...

Fireworks illegal in Shelton

Discharging private fireworks is always illegal within the City of Shelton, including on the Fourth of July, while Mason County will allows private fireworks during specific times through Tuesday. The then-Shelton City Commission voted in 2013 to...

Dog park approved near Lake Cushman

After three years of searching for a suitable location for a dog park, members of the nonprofit organization “Friends of Lake Cushman Dog Park” have found a home. Bill Long, secretary of the organization, pursued options that included a...

Commission Briefs

Mason County included in settlement Mason County commissioners approved a proposed settlement between multiple parties, including Mason County, and the state Department of Natural Resources regarding DNR-managed forest lands. According to the...

Keeping the culture in agriculture

I've never used Zoom intensively, so when I attended Tuesday's "Keeping the Culture in AgriCulture: First Annual Food Sovereignty Symposium" hosted by Tahoma Peak Solutions, I was trepidatious about...

County Briefs

State Parks urge Fourth of July responsibility The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission encourages safe gatherings in state parks during the Fourth of July weekend. According to a news release, the commission urges visitors to check for...

Nonprofit Briefs

Tickets on sale for annual Love INC golf tourney Tickets are on sale for the 11th annual Love INC Charity Golf Tournament, which will be hosted July 18 at the Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club in Union. Teams of up to four golfers can register for...

News Briefs

Preliminary county budget guidelines approved Mason County 2023 and 2024 preliminary budget guidelines were approved by county commissioners at the June 21 meeting. According to the information packet, the calls for budget from county departments...

Journal Letter Policy

The Journal encourages original letters to the editor of local interest. Diverse and varied opinions are welcomed. We will not publish letters that are deemed libelous or scurrilous in nature. All letters must be signed and include the writer’s...

Let's take a moment to remember George

“Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to 9 months. After that, they don’t wanna know about you. They don’t wanna hear from you. No nothing! No neonatal care, no...

Amelia Inez Smith

On the 21st anniversary of her father's passing, Amelia Inez Smith was bid to join him. She gave her love to her family one final time, then, with her mother and her best friend beside her, she...

Remembering Chris Fox

Remembering Chris Fox Please join us in remembering Chris's life and legacy. July 16th, 2022 at the Colonial House on 222 W. Pine Street, Shelton - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be refreshments...

Susan M. Weber

Susan M. Weber passed away of Stage 4 Lung Cancer on May 16, 2022, in Olympia, Washington. She resided at Mother Joseph Care Center the past seven years. She was born October 7, 1945, to Ernest Albert Dahman and Virginia Donna Dahman in Shelton,...

Death Notices

William Pfeltz, 81, a resident of Shelton, passed away June 23, 2022, at Capital Medical Center in Olympia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Colby Boyce, 26, a resident of Elma, passed away June 25, 2022, in...

Celebration of Muriel Mullen's Life

A Celebration of Life gathering honoring Muriel Mullen will be held on Saturday, July 9th, 2022, 11:30 a.m. at the Shelton United Methodist Church, 1900 King Street in Shelton, WA. Followed by a...

James Vincent Verone

James Vincent Verone passed away June 12, 2022, in Olympia, WA, his home for 43 years. He was born May 22, 1954, to Anthony P. and Susan (Venditto) Verone, in New Castle, PA. Jim graduated from New...

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