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Shelton baseball The Shelton baseball team earned its first win of the season against Port Angeles 5-2 on Saturday in a nonleague game on the road. Shelton (1-1) began Evergreen Conference games this week, traveling to Tumwater on Tuesday before host...

 

County Briefs

Sypnicki appointed to Fire 4 commission Greg Sypnicki has been appointed to the Mason County Fire District 4 commission. According to Fire District 4, Commissioner Gary Plews stepped down at the end of 2022 after 36 years as a volunteer firefighter,...

 

Commission Briefs

Mason County Heritage grants approved The Mason County Historic Preservation Commission received approval from Mason County commissioners for Heritage Grant applications. According to the information packet, at the February meeting, the historic...

 

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Shelton Baseball The Shelton baseball team lost its opening nonleague game 6-0 against Olympic on Friday at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The Highclimbers (0-1) will travel to Port Angeles on Saturday for another nonleague contest and will play its...

 

County Briefs

Public comment on SR 302 corridor The public is invited to comment on the future of the state Route 302 corridor in Mason and Pierce counties. According to a news release, the state Department of...

 

Legislature Briefs

Griffey, Couture telephone town hall scheduled Friday Reps. Dan Griffey and Travis Couture, R-Allyn, are hosting a telephone town hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday. According to a news release, the town hall is an opportunity for constituents to...

 

Commission Briefs

Historic Preservation Commission announces program The Mason County Historic Preservation Commission announced the Historical Building, Structure or Place Plaque Program. According to a news release, the program acknowledges the value of buildings,...

 

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One hurt in Route 106 crash A Port Orchard man was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after a two-car accident on state Route 106. According to a Washington State Patrol news release, the 61-year-old Port Orchard man was stopped while eastbound on Route...

 

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Three Owls make coastal all-league Mary M. Knight High School has three players on the 1B Coastal League all-league girls basketball team. Sophomore guard Hailey Morris was named to the all-league...

 

County Briefs

Sheriff purchases pistol upgrades County commissioners approved the Mason County Sheriff’s Office purchase of new pistol systems from Oregon Rifleworks, LLC. According to the information packet, money was requested for the upgrades in 2022 with...

 

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Coast Guard rescues people in rowboat The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people who were unable to maneuver their rowboat due to weather in Hood Canal on Sunday. According to a news release, a report was received at 6:18 p.m. of two people in a...

 

Commission Briefs

Nurse rate increased Mason County commissioners amended the contract with Healthcare Delivery Services for Jail Registered Nursing to $85 an hour from $60. According to the information packet, the vendor requested to modify the contract prior to the...

 

County Briefs

State awards grant Mason County received $150,000 in a state grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office as part of more than $2 million in grants to help communities plan for outdoor recreation facilities. According to a news release,...

 

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Mary M. Knight girls basketball The Owls lost the final three games of the regular season last week. Mary M. Knight lost to Naselle 79-32 on senior night Feb. 1. The Owls traveled to Taholah on Feb. 3 and lost 66-20 to wrap up the regular season...

 

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Belfair man dies in motorcycle accident Belfair resident Erik D. Vaubel, 52, was killed in a motorcycle accident on state Route 16 on Sunday evening near Port Orchard. According to a Washington State Patrol news release, Vaubel was traveling west on...

 

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Shelton boys basketball Shelton lost to Evergreen Conference opponents, but won two nonleague games against Bremerton and Kingston last week. The Highclimbers fell 50-47 to W.F. West in Chehalis on Jan. 17 and came home Jan. 19, losing to Black...

 

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Commissioners approve WSU agreement Mason County commissioners approved a memorandum of agreement with the Washington State University Extension for 2023. According to the information packet, the MOA provides money for the extension to provide...

 

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Meet Rhodes, Duenkel The group Take Back Mason County is hosting a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at The Beginnings Christian Church at 123 W C St. in Shelton with newly elected county clerk Charles Rhodes and county auditor Steve Duenkel slated...

 

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Shelton girls bowling The Shelton girls bowling team lost narrowly to Aberdeen 1,482 to 1,447 in an Evergreen Conference match Jan. 5 at Rainier Lanes in Aberdeen. Ezra Winslow bowled her high game of 100 and the varsity bowled its high game of 146....

 

Commission Briefs

Mason County receives block grant Mason County applied for and received a Public Services Community Development Block Grant through the state Department of Commerce. According to the information packet, the county joined with the Community Action...

 

Recreation Briefs

Free parks days announced Discover Pass free days for 2023 were announced by lands managed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, state Parks and Recreation Commission and state Department of Natural Resources. The first date to mark on the ca...

 

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Shelton girls basketball Shelton earned its second-straight win with a 57-29 nonleague victory against River Ridge on Dec. 23 in Lacey. The Highclimbers will try to extend their winning streak at the...

 

Commission Briefs

County purchases building for coroner, facilities Mason County commissioners gave preliminary approval to purchase the property at 126 Kneeland St. in Shelton as the new location for the Mason County...

 

County Briefs

Car accident knocks out power lines A car ran into a pole on state Route 3 in Belfair near North Mason High School, knocking down a power line Friday night. According to Mason County PUD 3 social media posts, the incident was reported around 8:15...

 

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Shelton girls basketball The Shelton girls basketball team snapped a 22-game losing streak Dec. 16 with a 37-24 win against Olympic in Silverdale. The Highclimbers fell to Black Hills 49-43 at home Dec. 13 in an Evergreen Conference game. Shelton...

 

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