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Sand Hill Elementary attests to 'vision of inclusion'

Sand Hill Elementary Principal Jason Swaser, Assistant Principal Rosanna Lampano and special education teachers Aurora Tollestrup and Rachel Caraway addressed the North Mason School District Board on Jan. 19 about their school’s inclusionary...

'Tale of survival'

A profile on an anti-government and anti-law enforcement extremist set to air on NBC's "Dateline" at 9 p.m. Friday will feature the recollections of his former wife, a longtime Shelton resident, and...

Two arrested for Kneeland assault

The Shelton Police department arrested two suspects Jan. 27 for an assault at Kneeland Park. According to police documents obtained through a public records request, Officer Warren Ohlson stated he arrived at Kneeland Park for a disturbance call...

Rough flu season, new strategy

The Mason County Board of Health met Jan. 24 and talked about the rough flu season and a new strategic health plan for the county. Public Health Officer Dr. Keri Gardner said it has been a rough season for the “tripledemic,” which includes...

Fire 12 internal investigation almost completed

The internal investigation into Mason County Fire District 12 will wrap up by the middle of February, according to lawyer Brian Snure. Snure, part of the law office conducting the investigation, told the Journal in an email he anticipates receiving...

New school board member

Lauren Gilmore, a research analyst for the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, is the new member of the Shelton School Board. At a special meeting Tuesday night at CHOICE High...

Third-grade class learns traditional skills

In January 1973, the students in Virginia Pill's third-grade class at Hood Canal School, who had recently studied early Indians and pioneers, had a visit from two women who demonstrated how the early...

Local reps introduce legislation for public notice

A proposed sex-offender home in Tenino, which is in the 35th Legislative District has drawn the attention and action of Reps. Dan Griffey and Travis Couture and Sen. Drew MacEwen after outrage from the community. According to a news release,...

A comical look at impending doom

Shelton High School's theater, drama club and entertainment production students stage two one-act plays "10 Ways to Survive: The End of the World" and "The Zombie Apocalypse" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and...

Nonprofit Briefs

Love INC workshop focuses on trauma Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of Mason County offers a free 12-week workshop on healing from trauma that began Wednesday at the Mountain View Alliance Church, 314 J. St., Shelton. The faith-based “Reboot...

Books, not candy, from school vending machine

The Parent Teacher Student Organization at Mountain View Elementary School in Shelton last week surprised the students by unveiling a book vending machine in the school's lobby. The group spent...

Thelers shop, dine, sightsee in Southern California

Mary and Sam drive to Los Angeles and visit friends. After spending several days, they head to Belfair. I remember when most communications were done through mail. When traveling, you could forward mail to a post office in the city you were headed...

Port of Hoodsport ensures finances in order

The Port of Hoodsport opened 2023 by ensuring its finances were in order. Port of Hoodsport Operations Manager Kathleen Wyatt noted Jan. 18 that Port Commissioner Lori Kincannon, during the previous month’s port meeting, had tasked Wyatt with...

School Briefs

OCCU offers scholarships April 30 is the deadline for local graduating high school seniors to apply for seven $1,000 scholarships offered by Our Community Credit Union. The scholarships are open to graduating 2023 high school seniors who attend...

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... Full story

Random thoughts for a February day

A good message for a reader board in front of an Episcopalian church: Jesus is woke. Our given name is the second gift we receive in this world, after being given the gift of life … or maybe our...

'Poker Face' is worthy spiritual successor to 'Columbo'

Ever since COVID reacquainted me in 2020 with Peter Falk's "Columbo," I've considered how neat it would be to see the murder-mystery genre diversified by creating a female version of the Columbo...

Death Notices

Berry Leon Richards, 59, a resident of Shelton, passed away January 14, 2023, at Olympic Hwy North and H Street in Shelton. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory. William R. Ells, Jr., 72, a resident of Shelton, passed away January... Full story

Larry L. Frahman

Larry L. Frahman, was born May 3, 1959, to Les and Annette Frahmann in Medford, WI. Larry attended school in the Owen-Withee school system, until relocating with his family to Shelton, WA in April,... Full story

Paul Raymond Zachry

Paul Raymond Zachry was born in Shelton, WA on October 8, 1969. A lifelong resident of Shelton, he passed away on January 18, 2023. Paul was the youngest child of the late DeLoss & amp; Ethel Zachry.... Full story

Charles G. "Chuck" Fisher

Charles G. "Chuck" Fisher, age 82, passed away December 6, 2022, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA after a fierce battle with severe sepsis/septic shock and staphylococcus bacteria.... Full story

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