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Articles from the January 6, 2022 edition

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 By Justin Johnson    News    January 6, 2022

Storm snarls county

Extreme weather wreaked havoc throughout Mason County this week. Freezing temperatures, snow, ice and rain contributed to power outages, road and school closures, delayed garbage pickups and other...


Jeffrey Araujo

Jeffrey Araujo, beloved father and grandfather, passed away December 17th, 2021, at his home in Union, Washington. He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Janenne, in 2007. He is survived... Full story


Sally Agee

Sally J. Agee, 73, a current resident of Fond du Lac, Wis., died Thursday, December 23, 2021, at her home. She was born in Shelton, Wash. on June 11, 1948, a daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Hurst) Wolf. On July 11, 1971, Sally married John B. Agee... Full story


Terry Osterberg

Terry Alvin Osterberg passed away on December 9th, 2021, at the age of 78, in Olympia, Washington, with family by his side. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage... Full story

 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 6, 2022

Four sworn in to council

On Tuesday evening, four members of the Shelton City Council were sworn in for new terms. Eric Onisko and Joe Schmit are beginning their second four-year terms. Onisko ran unopposed as council member...

 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...


City crews plowed snow 24/7 during storms

For more than a week, City of Shelton public works crews worked around the clock de-icing streets, plowing snow and dropping sand to help motorists navigate an extended snap of snow, freezing rain...


'We're having a COVID outbreak right now'

Imagine this: You’re expecting a lot of people for dinner. They show up around 5 p.m. and assemble beneath the covering over your front porch before entering your place. Now, imagine discovering...


Letters to the Editor

All joking aside on sewers Editor, the Journal, This is the third letter I’ve written about the sewer situation. I’ve had a good time with the double entendres, but here I will be a bit more serious. There is a lot of money on the line for our...


What do you want the new year to be like?

What kind of year do you want 2022 to be? That is the question each of us must ask ourselves as we embark on a New Year. The legislature will soon begin the 60-day session, and with it important policy debate. Debate is a normal course of any...

 By Alex Fethiere    News    January 6, 2022

Dammed if you do

It's a good time of year for documentaries, if your electricity and internet can handle pounding rain and deep-freeze snowfalls. Stuck on unplowed Harstine Island with plenty of hearty soups and...

 By Jan Parker    News    January 6, 2022

The story of George Clifton – Part two

In January 1924, 17-year-old George Clifton began working for Simpson Logging Co. at a camp near Lake Nahwatzel. For the next two years, he kept a sporadic journal of his experiences. This story is ta...

 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 Mason County Sheriff’s Booking and Intake Report, Sh...

 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. According to juvenile court documents, the student, 16,...


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...


'Don't Look Up' manages to feel life-affirming

I've seen a few folks review writer-director-producer Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up" under the assumption it was intended as a response to COVID-19, even though enough of its pre-production was...


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