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 By Matt Baide    News    January 13, 2022 

Commissioners declare state of emergency

Mason County commissioners declared a state of emergency due to the snowstorm and low temperatures at an emergency meeting Jan. 5. According to the declaration of emergency, designated departments...

 

County Briefs

County responds to tribe’s letter on water rights Mason County commissioners approved a letter in response to the Squaxin Island Tribe’s letter about a Memorandum of Agreement on water rights between the county and tribe signed in February 2019....

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 13, 2022 

COVID cases hit record high

Mason County recordwed 657 COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Division of Emergency Management. There were 362 cases recorded from Jan. 7 to 9. The county recorded five died last week,...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 13, 2022 

Shelton School Board proposes field trip rules

The Shelton School Board had a first reading on a proposed change to the out-of-state field trip rules at its meeting Tuesday. According to the information packet, the most notable change regards out-...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 13, 2022 

Legislators speak at 2022 legislative sendoff

State representatives Drew MacEwen and Dan Griffey and state senator Tim Sheldon were given a Mason County sendoff at the Shelton Yacht Club last Friday before the 2022 legislative session. The event...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 13, 2022 

Infrastructure among Sheldon's top priorities

The 2022 legislative session kicked off Monday, and it is another virtual session due to COVID-19. The Journal sent questionnaires to Sen. Tim Sheldon and Reps. Drew MacEwen and Dan Griffey, with only...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    January 13, 2022 

The Seahawks season is done. What comes next?

The NFL regular season ended Sunday and the Seahawks are getting ready for another postseason run. Just kidding! Seattle didn’t have a good season, finishing 7-10, last in the NFC West, and the...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton Girls basketball The Shelton girls were finally back in action and fell 45-31 at home to Rochester on Monday at Terry Gregg Court. Climbers’ junior Gabi Munro led Shelton with 11 points. Ana Pinon and Jasmine Rivera each added five for the...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 6, 2022

Xinh finds 'Flavors with Friends'

If you have lived in Mason County for more than 20 years, chances are you've had some delicious food cooked by Xinh Dwelley at Xinh's Clam and Oyster House on Railroad Avenue. The restaurant closed...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 6, 2022

Shelton man guilty of child molestation

Andrew Wesley Bertrand was found guilty on two counts of first-degree child molestation on Dec. 14 in Mason County Superior Court. Bertrand will be sentenced at a hearing Feb. 1. According to the Maso...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 6, 2022

Shelton High student guilty in September stabbing

The Shelton High School student who stabbed another student six times during a fight on Sept. 20 was found guilty of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon in Mason County Juvenile Court....

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Parkinson’s support group in Shelton The Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Mason County Senior Activities Association Center at 190 W. Sentry Drive in Shelton, behind Gillis Motors. All attendees must be vaccinated...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 30, 2021

MTA preps for 2022

Mason Transit Authority has a lot to look forward to in 2022 after a big year in 2021. One of the accomplishments for MTA in 2021 was the opening of most of the Park & Rides in Mason County. All of...

 

County Briefs

141 county residents contract COVID-19 Mason County recorded 141 COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Division of Emergency Management. Two people died in the past week, including a woman in her 40s and a man in his 60s. The seven-day...

 

County Briefs

141 county residents contract COVID-19 Mason County recorded 141 COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Division of Emergency Management. Two people died in the past week, including a woman in her 40s and a man in his 60s. The seven-day...

 

Commission Briefs

American Rescue Plan Act money items approved The Mason County commissioners authorized County Administrator Mark Neary to use Americans Rescue Plan Act money for two items. According to the information packet, $42,000 will be used for the Lakeland...

 

Year in Review

JANUARY Sanderson Field in Shelton is one of six western Washington airports being considered to become a hub for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The state's Commercial Aviation Coordinating...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    December 30, 2021

Looking back at 2021, forward to 2022

2021 is finally coming to an end, and even though all years are almost the same length, this year felt much longer than it was.  The Seahawks lost a playoff game to a quarterback with a bad thumb...

 

County Briefs

Car drives off state Route 106 into Hood Canal A 76-year-old McCleary man drove off state Route 106 into Hood Canal on Dec. 15. According to a news release, the man was driving east and suffered a medical emergency and drove off the road to the right...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 23, 2021

Belfair sewer meeting Jan. 10

Mason County has announced a public hearing at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 to present information on the proposed Belfair sewer extension. According to a news release, the workshop will be held through Zoom and...

 

Commission Briefs

Commissioners appoint Jaime Taylor as acting coroner Mason County commissioners approved the appointment of Jaime Taylor as acting coroner Jan. 1 until a replacement coroner has been appointed at the Dec. 21 meeting. According to the information...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 16, 2021

Coroner steps down

After a 16-year career as the Mason County Coroner, Wes Stockwell resigned from his position Nov. 29. Stockwell, 63, worked for the Washington State Patrol for 27 years before being appointed the...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 16, 2021

North Mason school thwarts threat, two students arrested

Two students at Hawkins Middle School have been arrested after being overheard talking about plans to bring guns to school and kill people. According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Hawkins...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 16, 2021

Accountability audit ongoing for Fire 12

Mason County Fire Protection District 12 is going through an accountability audit from the state Auditor’s Office following the Nov. 18 meeting in Matlock. The meeting was in response to the public...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 16, 2021

Shelton Robotics wins with gracious professionalism

The Shelton Robotics team has won the last two league matches in the FIRST FTC Robotics Competition. FIRST is an acronym for "For Inspiration, Recognition, Science and Technology" and it originated fr...

 

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