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 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...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 12, 2022

School district boss moves on

The Hood Canal School District announced Superintendent Nikki Grubbs has accepted a job as the assistant superintendent in the North Thurston School District. Grubbs was hired three years ago and she...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Fjordin Crossing event Sunday in Hoodsport The Fjordin Crossin, an event that celebrates the practice of sending a barrel of Aquavit in a ship from Norway across the equator and back again, is Sunday...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 12, 2022

Shelton students stage musical 'Freaky Friday'

What happens when a magic hourglass causes a bickering teenage girl and her mother to switch bodies? That's the premise of "Freaky Friday: The Musical," staged by the Shelton High School Drama Club...

 

School Briefs

Public invited to academy opening The Shelton School District is having its official opening of the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (MET) Academy building at Shelton High School from 4 to 6 p.m. May 25. Staff will offer tours of the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 12, 2022

Dirt riders clean up debris

Visitors to the Mason County Landfill, after learning how much it will cost to deposit their TVs and refrigerators, sometimes continue driving northwest on Eells Hill Road, and dump their load down a...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 5, 2022

City considers movie nights

The City of Shelton is considering screening family-friendly films Friday nights this summer in Kneeland Park. The cost for showing movies under the stars was the focus of a work session the Shelton City Council conducted April 26. Jordanne...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 5, 2022

Council mulls student representatives

The City of Shelton is considering either adding a student representative to the seven-member city council or creating a student commission that would advise on matters such as parks and recreation. Members of the Shelton City Council discussed the...

 

City Briefs

City finalizes land sale to YMCA The Shelton City Council on Tuesday unanimously finalized the sale of 10.5 acres of leased land to the Shelton YMCA for $123,200. The council gave preliminary approval at its April 27 meeting. The city declared the...

 

School Briefs

Meet finalists tonight for Pioneer superintendent The public is invited to meet the two finalists for the position of superintendent of the Pioneer School District from 5:45 to 6:45 tonight at the Pioneer Middle School. Jeff Davis is the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 5, 2022

Matlock Old-Timers Fair this weekend

After a two-year interruption due to COVID-19, the Matlock Old-Timers Historical Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Mary M. Knight School. Engine enthusiasts can marvel at the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 28, 2022

YMCA to buy city property

The Shelton City Council gave preliminary clearance to selling 10.5 acres of land it leased to the Shelton YMCA for $123,200. The council can make the move official at its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The city declared the property at the intersection...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 28, 2022

Change could add housing

The Shelton City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on proposed code changes in neighborhood residential zones that could open the door to more single-family homes, triplexes and accessory dwellings. The council gave preliminary approval to the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 28, 2022

Community garden blooms at Callanan Park

The City of Shelton, Hands on Personal Empowerment (HOPE) Garden and the Mason Conservation District celebrated Earth Day on Friday by officially opening its new community garden at Callanan Park in...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 28, 2022

Turning Pointe creates $1M endowment

In October, Turning Pointe Advocacy Center Executive Director Gina Finley received a letter from the local Margery Jones Charitable Trust. Finley anticipated a check of $40,000 or $50,000 in the tiny white envelope, the usual annual amount the...

 

School Briefs

Club offers scholarships to Pioneer grads The Pioneer Kiwanis Club is offering scholarships to high school graduates and GED earners who live in, or have lived in, the Pioneer School District, and are continuing their education at college or a trade...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Spring gift fair at Alderbrook course The Alderbrook Golf Course Activities Committee sponsors a spring gift fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 330 E. Country Club Drive E., Union. Offerings include jewelry, yard art, photography, woodworking...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 21, 2022

No place called home

At the Crazy Love Ministries warming center in downtown Shelton, 66-year-old Kevin Hendrickson was known as a gentleman who held doors for others, cracked jokes and offered encouraging words to...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 21, 2022

City tweaks proposed animal ordinances

The Shelton City Council refined its proposed animal ordinances, allowing residents to own five hens - but no roosters - regardless of the size of their property. The council members also discussed...

 

City Briefs

Council OKs new laws on graffiti, signs The Shelton City Council on Tuesday approved new ordinances on graffiti and signs. The council gave preliminary approval at its April 5 meeting. In both cases, the city states it is seeking to make the rules...

 

School Briefs

Shelton students excelling at Spokane college Jael Adams and Gregory Jenney of Shelton earned spots on the honor roll for the winter quarter at Spokane Community College. To be eligible, a student must earn a GPA of 3.0 or better. Scholarships open t...

 

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