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 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 30, 2022 

Fireworks illegal in Shelton

Discharging private fireworks is always illegal within the City of Shelton, including on the Fourth of July, while Mason County will allows private fireworks during specific times through Tuesday. The then-Shelton City Commission voted in 2013 to ban...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 30, 2022 

Principals depart Shelton schools

Three school principals resigned this month from the Shelton School District. June 13 was the last day for Mario Juves, the principal at Oakland Bay Junior High School for two years. Today is the last day in the district for Stacey Anderson, the...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Tickets on sale for annual Love INC golf tourney Tickets are on sale for the 11th annual Love INC Charity Golf Tournament, which will be hosted July 18 at the Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club in Union. Teams of up to four golfers can register for...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 23, 2022

No new shelter beds

A City of Shelton hearing examiner rejected Community Lifeline's request to increase the number of beds at its homeless shelter from 35 to 50, saying the expansion would "add gasoline to a fire." In...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 16, 2022

Five inducted into Hall of Fame

A tireless advocate for the Latino community who was “more of an angel than a man,” a big-hearted Shelton High School secretary always ready to help students, the all-time points leader for the Shelton Highclimbers boys basketball team, a...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 9, 2022

Rain doesn't dampen fun

For the first time since 2019, downtown Shelton hosted a full weekend of Forest Festival events, including the Paul Bunyan Grand Parade. Thousands lined downtown streets to take in the parade,...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 9, 2022

CHOICE celebrates 37 graduates

CHOICE High School celebrated the graduation of 37 students at a commencement ceremony June 2 in the Shelton High School Performing Arts District. CHOICE Principal Stacey Anderson pointed out the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 9, 2022

Cedar grads ride to ceremony in style

The 19 new Cedar High School graduates arrived in style June 3 at their commencement ceremony at the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center. Ninety minutes before the start of the event, members...

 

School Briefs

Women can try welding at free workshop Olympic College Shelton hosts a free “Women in Welding” workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at the campus at 937 West Alpine Way. Attendees can try welding and create a metal rose. Students must be 18...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Donate blood to help ease shortage People can donate blood June 15-17 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1171 NE Sand Hill Road, Belfair. To make an appointment with Bloodworks Northwest, call 1-800-398-7888 or go to Schedule.BloodworksNW.org. Join...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 2, 2022

Forest Festival returns

The Mason County Forest Festival returns to its full format for the first time in three years, kicking off today with the carnival at a new location on First Street, and culminating with the Shelton Car Show Off and the Duck Race on Sunday. The...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 2, 2022

Rules for homeless camps?

The City of Shelton is considering amending its codes on camping on private property that could grant community groups permits to accommodate up to 30 people - with many proposed rules and...

 

School Briefs

Harstine theater group offers scholarship The Harstine Island Theatre Club is offering a $500 scholarship. Applications and guidelines are available at CHOICE, Cedar, Shelton, Mary M. Knight and North Mason high schools, and at Olympic College...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 2, 2022

'He loved the land, the earth'

Mark Woytowich, the outdoors columnist for the Shelton-Mason County Journal for seven years and the author of "Where the Waterfalls and Wild Things Are," was remembered as a gregarious, big-hearted...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 26, 2022

Downtown owners frustrated

Some downtown Shelton business owners say street people are urinating and defecating outside their shops, leaving trash, stealing and sleeping in their doorways. Businesses in a two-block radius of...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 26, 2022

Primary races set

Mason County Commissioner Sharon Trask faces two challengers in the Aug. 2 primary election: Miguel Gutierrez, a first-term member of the Shelton City Council, and Mark Carlson. The two top vote-getters will face off in the general election Nov. 8....

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 26, 2022

Grapeview schools superintendent retiring

Grapeview School District Superintendent Kurt Hilyard is retiring, with his last day at the post June 30. The district's board of directors on Tuesday hired Jerry Grubbs as his replacement. Grubbs is...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Church’s rummage sale Saturday on Lake Cushman road St. Germain Church hosts its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 600 Lake Cushman Road in Hoodsport. Make appointment to give blood today, Friday in Shelton People can donate...

 

School Briefs

Mary M. Knight offers free meals to summer attendees The Mary M. Knight School District offers free meals to people 18 or younger enrolled at its summer school or Owl Camp 2022. For more information, call 360-426-6767, ext. 101. New Hampshire...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 26, 2022

Spell-E-Bration returns after three-year pause

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the Shelton nonprofit Sound Learning will stage its popular fundraiser Spell-E-Bration June 17 at the Shelton Civic Center. About 10 teams of...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 19, 2022

Burning it down

About 100 residents turned out Saturday to watch 25 firefighters from Central Mason Fire & EMS and Fire Districts 6 and 17 battle flames inside an old house next to the Shelton Civic Center, and t...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 19, 2022

Mason Health awards three scholarships, jobs

Mason Health, in collaboration with the Shelton School High School Health Sciences Academy, awarded scholarships to three graduating seniors who hope to pursue careers in the medical field. Eryka...

 

School Briefs

Public invited to academy opening The Shelton School District hosts the official opening of its Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Academy building at Shelton High School from 4 to 6 p.m. May...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 19, 2022

Friday Fun Night returns to the Pavilion

The Mason County Senior Activities Association hosts monthly evenings of dancing, dining, game playing and socializing with the return of Friday Fun Night at The Pavilion, 190 W. Sentry Drive in...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Shelton native, writer speaks at museum Shelton native Gary Strankman - a writer and former attorney, judge and law professor - speaks at 6 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mason County...

 

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