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  • Community Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|May 23, 2024

    Learn about active threat training Tuesday The Shelton Police Department, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Economic Development Council of Mason County host a free active threat training from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelton Civic Center. Information: Tiana Dunbar, 360-426-2276. Annual Dessert and Silent Auction at Shelton church Mason County Care Net Pregnancy Resource Clinic hosts its annual Dessert and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. May 31 at St. Edward Catholic Church, 601 C St., downtown Shelton. Information: 360-427-9171. Support g...

  • News Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|May 23, 2024

    Goldsborough Creek Fun Run & Walk on June 1 The annual Goldsborough Creek Fun Run and Walk, a Mason County Forest Festival Event, takes place June 1. Day of race registration begins at 6 a.m. at South 2nd Street and West Railroad Avenue. All registered participants must pick up their competitor number 30 minutes before their scheduled event at the registration desk. Bus transport from downtown to the start line at Shelton Valley is provided. Scheduled events include: the 7-mile walk beginning at 7 a.m. The 7-mile run, 2-mile run and walk begin...

  • Education & Scholarship Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|May 16, 2024

    StoryTrail event for kids at Bayshore The Shelton Timberland Library and the Capitol Land Trust host a StoryTrail event from Saturday through the end of August at the Bayshore Preserve, at 3800 state Route 3, 3 miles north of Shelton. StoryTrails combine a love of nature and reading. Pages from the children’s book “How to Find a Bird” by Jennifer Ward will be spaced out along the Johns Creek Trail in large signs. Birding concepts from the book will unfold and come to life as children progress through the pages along the trail. The book is de...

  • Community Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|May 16, 2024

    Final weekend for Shelton musical Connection Street Theatre stages the musical Comedy “Something Rotten!” at 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church, 1212 Connection St., Shelton. The doors open 30 minutes before show time. Admission is $10 at the door or online at www.bit.ly/SRtix. Learn about initiatives on November ballot The League of Women Voters of Mason County hosts “An Informed Voter is a Powerful Voter” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Olympic College Shelton library meeting room, 937 Alpin...

  • Community Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|May 9, 2024

    Book signing, reading at Shelton Library Shelton author Mary May will read from her autographical book “Sheltered by Hope: My Journey Out of Homelessness” at noon May 18 at the Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W. Alder St. As an advocate for people living on the street, May created the Harvest for the Hungry program that is used in 20 communities. In Shelton, she is involved with Crazy Love Ministries. Copies of her book will be available for $20. May wrote the book in 2009, a year after she mov...

  • Scholarships

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|May 9, 2024

    Harstine Island Women’s Club The Harstine Island Women’s Club through its Charles and Judy Chase Scholarship Fund is offering scholarships to full-time residents of Harstine Island who are entering or continuing a post-high school education, including adult continuing education or technical training. Applicants must have obtained a diploma from an accredited high school program or earned a GED. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, and the winners will be announced by May 31. The number and amount of the scholarships will be det...

  • Education Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|May 2, 2024

    Come celebrate four decades of CHOICE CHOICE High School celebrates graduates and employees from the past 40 years from 5 to 7 p.m. May 10 in the school’s auditorium at 807 West Pine St. in downtown Shelton. Everyone is welcome to attend. Matlock fair hosts Southside’s Primary Choir Southside School’s Primary Choir, under the direction of Andrea Maplica, will honor local heroes at a concert at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Matlock Old Timers Historical Fair at Mary M. Knight Schools, 2987 W. Matlock-Brady Road in Matlock. Shelton native excel...

  • Scholarships

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|May 2, 2024

    Harstine Island Women’s Club The Harstine Island Women’s Club, through its Charles and Judy Chase Scholarship Fund, is offering scholarships to full-time residents of Harstine Island who are entering or continuing a post-high school education, including adult continuing education or technical training. Applicants must have obtained a diploma from an accredited high school program or earned a GED. Applications will be accepted through May 15, and the winners will be announced by May 31. The number and amount of the scholarships will be det...

  • Community Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|May 2, 2024

    Shelton High stages musical 'Mean Girls' The Shelton High School Drama Club stages "Mean Girls: The Musical, High School Version" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 at the door, or $8 online at www.Our.Show/SHSMeanGirls. Donations to the drama club can also be made at that site. Empty Bowls fundraiser continues Wednesday The Shelton Arts Commission hosts the three-part annual Empty Bowls fundraiser that started Wednesday at the...

  • City Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Apr 25, 2024

    May 3 is deadline to apply for vacant council seat The City of Shelton is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on the Shelton City Council. Deputy Mayor Joe Schmit on April 2 announced he is resigning from the council in the middle of his second term. Applicants must be a registered voter in the city and have continuously resided within the city limits for a minimum of one year to be eligible to fill the vacancy. The deadline to apply is 1 p.m. May 3. Applications and more information about the appointment process is at the city’s w...

  • Community Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Apr 25, 2024

    Empty Bowls begins May 1 The Shelton Arts Commission hosts the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser starting May 1 at the Shelton Civic Center. The event is open to all ages and materials will be provided. Create a bowl from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Glaze your bowl from 5 to 7 p.m. May 8. From 5 to 7 p.m. May 15, patrons for a $10 donation can buy a bowl with soup from a local restaurant and help feed local people in need. No one is required to show up on all three dates. Harstine talk spotlights 1947 UFO sighting Des Moines author Steve Edmiston will t...

  • Scholarships

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Apr 25, 2024

    Shelton Rock and Mineral Society The Shelton Rock and Mineral Society is offering one scholarship to a Mason County high school senior who is planning to attend college to study earth science. May 1 is the deadline to apply. Send a letter about yourself, your interest in earth science and where you are considering continuing your education to Shelton Rock and Mineral Society, P.O. Box 242, Shelton 98584. Hood Canal Lions Club The Hood Canal Lions Club is offering two $1,000 scholarships to Shelton High School seniors, with a preference for...

  • City Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Apr 18, 2024

    City moves forward on new police car The Shelton City Council on Tuesday evening gave preliminary approval to buying a new police patrol car for $86,000. The move can become official with a second vote at the council's May 7 meeting. The police department requested the vehicle in its 2024 budget to replace a 2013 Dodge Charger police vehicle with 117,000 miles on it. The new 2024 model Ford Interceptor SUV AWD vehicle is priced at $70,212, and it will be fitted to become a police vehicle. May 3...

  • Community Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Apr 18, 2024

    Free Healthy Kids Day at Shelton YMCA The South Sound YMCA is hosting its annual Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shelton YMCA. The free event offers activities that encourage good health. Events include face painting, yard games, swimming, a demonstration in synchronized swimming, slime making and photo opportunities. Information: Claudia Suastegui at 360-918-0304 or [email protected]. Help plant a garden at Shelton Veterans Village Everyone is invited to celebrate Earth Day by joining members of the Mason...

  • Community Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Apr 11, 2024

    Vietnam-era vet discusses rejoining Army after 9/11 Author Bob Shano talks about his new book "Never Too Old for War" and signs copies from 1 to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W. Alder St. Shano - a U.S. Army Vietnam-era veteran and native of the Bronx - felt compelled by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to return to the ranks as an infantry soldier. Shano has served in the Army as an infantryman, left the service in 1986 and had been out of the Army for 16 years....

  • Scholarships

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Apr 11, 2024

    Yesteryear Car Club The Yesteryear Car Club is offering a scholarship to any Mason County high school senior graduating in 2024 who plans to pursue a vocational/technical school education in automotive trades. May 1 is the deadline to apply. Selection will not be based on grade point average. Applicants are required to write a statement about themselves, their choice of vocation or trade, activities in school and the community, volunteer work, hobbies, work experience and plans. They must also include two letters of recommendations, and the...

  • Scholarships

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Apr 4, 2024

    Hood Canal Lions Club The Hood Canal Lions Club is offering two $1,000 scholarships to Shelton High School seniors, with a preference for students who attended Hood Canal Schools. The scholarships can be used for enrollment at any accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school, in or out of state. The recipient must enroll in the institution during the school year following graduation and be enrolled full time. The scholarship money will be paid to the educational institution registrar upon proof of registration. Application...

  • Community Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Apr 4, 2024

    Harstine Island theater play opens Friday The Harstine Island Theatre Club stages "Crossing Delancey" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and April 13, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and April 14 at the Harstine Island Community Hall, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road N. Tickets are $10 and are available at Olympic Bakery on Pickering Road, Williams Flowers in downtown Shelton and at the door starting 45 minutes before the show. To get to the hall, take a left off the Harstine Island bridge and drive about 3 miles....

  • Scholarships

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Mar 28, 2024

    Shelton and Skookum Rotary clubs April 5 is the deadline to apply for scholarships from the Shelton and Skookum Rotary clubs. Scholarships are available in the categories of academic education, continuing education and vocational/trades education. The Robert Burns scholarship is awarded to applicants going into the performing arts, the Janis Byrd scholarship for business art, the Mary Penny scholarship for the medical arts and the Bryson Finlay scholarship for the computer arts. The scholarship amounts range from $1,500 to $3,000. Information,...

  • Community Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Mar 28, 2024

    Mardi Gras Gala raises money for youths in need Help support homeless and at-risk youth in Mason County by attending Mardi Gras Gala 24, a fundraiser for the Shelton Youth Connection on April 6 at the Alderbrook Resort and Spa, 10 E. Alderbrook Drive in Union. Tickets are $150 per person. Specialty drinks for VIPS are served is from 6 to 6:30 p.m., the social hour and silent auction from 6 to 7 p.m., and the dinner and live auction is at 7 p.m. Information, 1-360-462-0125 and www.sheltonyouthconnection.org. Hundreds of books on sale The...

  • City Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Mar 21, 2024

    Library deck improvements move ahead The Shelton City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to accepting a $67,000 state grant to improve the deck at the Shelton Timberland Library. The council can make the move official with a vote at its April 2 meeting. According to the city report, the city in April 2022 applied for a state Department of Commerce Library Capital Improvement Program grant. The city asked for $70,000 for the deck project and received $67,900. The city has budgeted...

  • Scholarships

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Mar 21, 2024

    Shelton and Skookum Rotary clubs April 5 is the deadline to apply for scholarships from the Shelton and Skookum Rotary clubs. Scholarships are available in the categories of academic education, continuing education and vocational/trades education. The Robert Burns scholarship is awarded to applicants going into the performing arts, the Janis Byrd scholarship for business art, the Mary Penny scholarship for the medical arts and the Bryson Finlay scholarship for the computer arts. The scholarship amounts range from $1,500 to $3,000. Information:...

  • Community Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Mar 21, 2024

    Ride historic train to visit Easter bunny Simpson Railroad hosts its Easter Bunny Special from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 10138 W. Shelton Matlock Road, 10 miles west of downtown Shelton. The event includes a train ride, a hunt for Easter eggs, face painting and the opportunity to meet the Easter bunny. Tickets for people older than 2 are $15. For more information, go to www.simpsonrailroad.org. Spring Bazaar at Shelton senior center The Mason County Senior Activities Center hosts Spring Bazaar from 10 a.m. to...

  • Community Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Mar 14, 2024

    Local homelessness topic of League meeting The League of Women Voters of Mason County host “Housing Hurdles: Challenges in Housing the Poor and Homeless of Mason County” with guest speaker Colleen Carmichael, executive director of Quixote Communities, from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 19 in the Olympic College Shelton library meeting room, 937 Alpine Way, Shelton. Everyone is welcome. Information: email [email protected]. Ride historic train to visit Easter bunny Simpson Railroad hosts its Easter Bunny Special from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mar...

  • Scholarships

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Mar 14, 2024

    Grapeview Community Tomorrow is the deadline for high school seniors to apply for scholarships offered by the Grapeview Community Association. All seniors can apply, but special consideration will be given to students who attended Grapeview School or performed community service in the Grapeview community. For more information, go to grapeviewwa.com. Harstine Women’s Club The Harstine Island Women’s Club, through its Charles and Judy Chase Scholarship Fund, is offering scholarships to full-time residents of Harstine Island entering or con...

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