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Mason Health gears up for illness season

Washington’s COVID state of emergency ended Oct. 31, but for Mason Health and General, not much has changed. “There’s a big health care exclusion. We have to continue masking … patients, visitors, staff — we all continue to mask,” Chief...

 

Commission Briefs

Commission OKs budget public hearing County commissioners approved a public hearing for 9:15 a.m. Dec. 20 to consider approving the supplemental budget requests and budget transfers to the 2022 budget. According to the information packet, this is...

 

County Briefs

Shelton gets grant for crisis responder The City of Shelton is implementing a pilot program for a crisis responder for Shelton and Mason County. According to a news release, the city was awarded a grant from the Association of Washington Cities and...

 

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North Mason, Bremerton issue statement about incident The North Mason and Bremerton school districts issued a joint statement in regard to a Oct. 18 incident following a volleyball match at North Mason High School in Belfair. According to the...

 

Commission Briefs

Sheriff’s Office orders four vehicles The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was approved to place an order for four police interceptor utility vehicles to replace two canceled Interceptor Utility and Tahoe Canine vehicles for the 2023 Sheriff’s...

 

Prep Roundup

North Mason volleyball North Mason’s season ended on Friday in a three-set loss to Orting in the West Central District III volleyball tournament at Franklin Pierce High School. Orting won with set scores of 25-21, 25-7 and 25-18. North Mason senior...

 

Commission Briefs

Pitching machine complex at Sandhill Mason County commissioners approved a pitching machine complex at Sandhill Park in Belfair at the Oct. 25 meeting. According to the information packet, the Belfair Little League constructed batting cages at its...

 

County Briefs

CMFE promotes Fox to battalion chief Central Mason Fire & EMS promoted lieutenant and paramedic Samantha Fox to battalion chief. According to a news release, Fox joined CMFE in 2011 as a...

 

Commission Briefs

ARPA money allocations approved Mason County commissioners approved the American Rescue Plan Act money allocations at the Oct. 25 meeting. According to the information packet, the commissioners allocated a total of $6,238,667 to 13 projects from 34...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton boys tennis Shelton’s Jayden Lovingfoss and Wyatt Wagner finished fourth in the District 4 boys tennis tournament Oct. 27 and 28 at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver to earn a state tournament berth. The duo started the tournament as the top...

 

Commission Briefs

Dally reappointed to historic commission Mason County commissioners reappointed David Dally for a three-year term to the Mason County Historic Preservation Commission at Tuesday’s meeting. According to the information packet, the seven-member...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton football The Highclimbers fell to Black Hills 38-34 in an Evergreen Conference football game Friday at Tumwater Stadium. Shelton is 4-4 overall and 2-3 in EvCo games and hosts Aberdeen on Friday on senior night. The Highclimbers are in a tie...

 

County Briefs

Route 106 closure begins on Monday Drivers who use state Route 106 are asked to plan for extra travel time for trips from Monday to Wednesday for tree removal. According to a state Department of Transportation news release, DOT crews will close a...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton football The Highclimbers fell to Tumwater 49-7 in Shelton’s homecoming game Oct. 14 at Highclimber Stadium. Shelton (4-3, 2-2) travels to Tumwater to take on Black Hills on Friday in an EvCo game. Shelton girls soccer Shelton lost two matc...

 

Fire Report

Structure fire Friday on 7th Street Central Mason Fire and EMS fought a structure fire on South 7th Street in Shelton on Friday afternoon. According to a news release, the first unit arrived in three...

 

County Briefs

Chamber candidate forum Monday The Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce hosts a candidate forum at 6 p.m. Monday at the Colonial House in Shelton. The chamber is hosting the event along with the Journal and MasonWebTV for candidates to discuss...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton girls soccer Shelton lost two Evergreen Conference games last week to Black Hills and W.F. West. The Highclimbers fell 3-0 to Black Hills on Oct. 4 in Shelton and lost 5-0 to W.F. West in Chehalis on Oct. 6. Shelton (2-8, 1-6) faced Elma in...

 

County Briefs

Pedestrian dead in Route 3 accident A pedestrian died in a one-car accident on state Route 3 near East Agate Road on Sunday evening. According to a Washington State Patrol news release, Paul B. Taft, 56, of Shelton was struck and killed while...

 

Commission Briefs

County surplus of old vehicle Mason County commissioners approved declaring a vehicle surplus at the Sept. 27 meeting. According to the information packet, Equipment Rental and Revolving Fund has a 2007 Toyota Prius with 70,000 miles, a 2001 small...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton Girls Soccer Shelton earned a win against Rochester before a loss to Aberdeen in EvCo girls soccer action last week. The Highclimbers won 2-1 in Rochester on Sept. 27, but dropped a match 3-0 in Aberdeen on Sept. 29. Shelton (2-6, 1-4)...

 

Commission Briefs

Outstanding warrants canceled Mason County commissioners approved the cancellation of outstanding warrants at the Tuesday meeting. According to the information packet, RCW 39.56.040 states “warrants not presented within one year of their issue...

 

County Briefs

Motorcycle rider injured on state Route 106 A 56-year-old Eugene, Oregon, man was injured while riding a motorcycle in a two-vehicle accident on state Route 106 near Belfair on Monday. According to a...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton High School Girls swimming Shelton won its opening swim meet of the season on the road against Tumwater on Sept. 20 and followed it up with a victory on the road against Black Hills on Sept. 22 in Evergreen Conference meets. The Highclimbers...

 

County Briefs

Garbage truck tips on state Route 3 A garbage truck tipped over due to a flat tire Sept. 12 on state Route 3 in Bremerton. According to a Washington State Patrol report, the garbage truck was driving...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton Football Shelton lost 48-6 against W.F. West in its opening EvCo game of the season Sept. 16 in Chehalis. The lone touchdown for the Highclimbers was a Mason Goos’ 55-yard pass to Weetly Cordova. The Bearcats scored 13 in the first quarter...

 

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