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Articles from the January 5, 2023 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 5, 2023

Sewer work gets a lift

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday made a preliminary move to buy land on Olympic Highway North for a new sewer lift station. The council voted unanimously to purchase parcels by two landowners at Ol...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 5, 2023

Community airs rage at Fire 12

While Mason County Fire District 12 is fighting legal battles to keep the fire chief and commissioners in place, it appears the community has had enough. The final meeting of 2022 on Dec. 27 was...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 5, 2023

SR3 bypass delayed

The state Department of Transportation used a blog post to update North Mason on the state Route 3 Freight Corridor project, pushing back the expected construction year to 2026 instead of 2024 as it... Full story

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 5, 2023

City accepts $2M grant

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday formally accepted a $2-million grant from the state Department of Commerce to help rehabilitate its Well No. 1. The city secured the $2-million grant in the 2021-23 State Capital Budget, using the state’s Coronav...

 

Wanted: Forest Festival Court candidates

Mason County high school juniors and seniors who are interested in being a member of Mason County Forest Festival Royalty Court, and their parents and guardians, are invited to attend an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelton...

 

Port of Hoodsport tackles the matter of its dock

The Port of Hoodsport closed out 2022 by discussing the state of its dock going into 2023. When Katherine Yackel, operations manager of the YSS Dive Shop in Hoodsport, asked whether donations or...

 

Women and men and all of us

Sixty-three years of age — my age — is a careless time to make proclamations about human behavior: One has enough wisdom to recognize patterns and enough foolishness to believe one can make...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    January 5, 2023

January 1920

From the Jan. 9, 1920, issue of the Journal:...

 

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...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Friends of the Shelton Library seeks members The Friends of the Shelton Library — a group of community volunteers that encourages public use and support of the library — is seeking members to assist with fundraising efforts, community advocacy...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 5, 2023

Domestic violence shelter receives grant

Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center in Shelton will use a $20,000 grant to remodel its kitchen to better serve women and children at its domestic violence shelter. The nonprofit, helping...

 

News Briefs

Olympic College offers courses Olympic College Shelton is offering courses in creative writing, flagger certification and forklift certification. The class Creative Writing — Making Scenes is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 25 through Feb. 23....

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 5, 2023

Mother Nature's presence felt in Mason County

The past two weeks in Mason County has seen several extreme weather events. On Dec. 23, the county had to deal with freezing rain and cold, making roads slick and taking out power for several Mason PU...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 5, 2023

Inquiring Minds series coming to Harstine

The Northwest’s most prolific bootlegger of the 1920s, the history of atomic power in Washington, and a look back at the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens are the topics of three Inquiring Minds programs hosted by the Humanities Washington...

 

'Severance' among best of 2022 shows

I'm starting 2023 by recommending a streaming series I was remiss in not reviewing in 2022, even though it was easily one of the best TV shows of last year. "Severance" was the show that persuaded me...

 

On the rise

The stormy seas have settled and the Highclimbers are full sail ahead. Shaking off an 0-5 start to the season, the Shelton High School boys basketball team routed Centralia 68-40 Tuesday night at...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    January 5, 2023

Two Bulldogs win North Mason Winter Classic medals

North Mason's Winter Classic wrestling tournament was pinned due to weather before Christmas, but Jake Mathews and Pedro Salvador did some pinning of their own Dec. 28 as each won their respective...

 

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...

 

Allyn identifies replacing pier pilings as a priority

Port of Allyn lobbyist Holli Cocci reviewed the port’s priorities and what she will be requesting from the Legislature during its “long” 105-day session that begins Jan. 9. She spoke to the commission Dec. 19. Cocci noted the port’s pier is...

 

Port of Grapeview agrees to sales tax funding

The Port of Grapeview completed a hectic agenda of new business Dec. 20 as port commissioners agreed to a memorandum of understanding with Mason County for rural county 0.09 sales tax funding in 2023. Port Commissioner Jean Farmer said the money has...

 

Mary and Sam tour Southwest and Mexico

Mary and Sam attend a New Year's Eve party while on their hunting trip. Sam has been extremely successful hunting for ducks and geese. They eventually head south to Arizona and Mex...

 

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