Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

A look at the life and times of Agate School

In June 1912, parents of children attending Chapman's Cove, Miller, and Cape Horn Schools (all located in an area between Hammersley Inlet and Oakland Bay) met at the local grange hall and voted...

City seeks comments on dump cleanup plan

The public has one month to comment on a proposed cleanup plan for the city's toxic former C Street dump after the Shelton City Council on Tuesday approved a new agreed order with the state...

Stabbing puts student in hospital

An altercation between two students at Shelton High School on Monday afternoon resulted in one student being hospitalized with stab wounds, according to Shelton Police. A news release from Shelton Police said the department is conducting a criminal...

Kilmer visits county, hears business concerns

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, paid a visit to Mason County last Thursday to check-in on his constituents. Kilmer, who represents Washington's sixth congressional district that includes Mason...

Plotting a garden in Callanan Park

A triangle of land in the City of Shelton's Callanan Park could bloom into a community garden that produces food for local people in need. The Shelton City Council on Tuesday evening gave preliminary...

Good morning, Shelton

Sports betting coming soon

You will soon be able to place a wager on professional and NCAA sports at Little Creek Casino. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a sports betting bill into law in March 2020 that permits sports wagering at Class III tribal casinos in the state. The Washington...

Helping homeless stay warm

Nighttime temperatures are dropping into the 40's, leaving homeless people and others in need in the cold. Two Shelton-based nonprofit groups are trying to help. The Mason County Warming Center,...

Letters to the Editor

A great letter Editor, the Journal, Just read the Shelton-Mason County Journal and loved the letter about baby boomer grandparents. She wrote a wonderful letter and covered everything I believe in also. Having the same problems with younger people...

Thursday afternoon football

Someone on Mary M. Knight's six-man football team must have missed a block because his teammate yelled at him after the play was whistled dead. "Jiminy Christmas!" the teammate hollered. "Are you...

Russell Dean Harper

Russell Dean Harper, born on April 12, 1961 in Olympia, WA, passed away at a Tribal clam dig in Kamilche, WA, on September 9, 2021, at the young age of 61, in the arms of his beloved community, the... Full story

Daniel Gregory

Daniel Curtis Gregory passed away at his home on September 11, 2021, with his loving wife at his side. Daniel was born on March 6, 1963, in Everett, WA, and his parents were Patricia (Weeks) Gregory... Full story

Betty Jean Sample

Betty Jean Sample, born on October 19th, 1928, in Seattle, WA, to Chester and Alta Dawley, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, a sister, and... Full story

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