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Articles from the January 12, 2023 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 12, 2023

Weather slows work on Railroad

Adverse winter weather conditions, including an ice storm a couple of weeks ago, has pushed the estimated completion date of the City of Shelton's $2.6-million Western Gateway Project from Feb. 14 to...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 12, 2023

Sending legislators to session

On Monday, Union resident Drew MacEwen arrived at the 105-day legislative session in Olympia as a state senator, while Allyn resident Travis Couture took a seat as his replacement as a state...

 By Matt Baide    News    January 12, 2023

Four arrested in Tahuya homicide

Four people have been arrested in the Jan. 4 slaying of a Kitsap County man whose body was found near Camp Lyle McLeod on the Tahuya Peninsula, about 5 miles west of Belfair. The suspects have been charged in the shooting death Alejandro Rodriguez,...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 12, 2023

City reconsidering jail contract with county

The City of Shelton is considering changing its jail contract with Mason County so it no longer pays for empty beds. The city has been contracting with the Mason County Sheriff's Office for jail servi...


The importance of public notices

When our society finds a better way to archive public records for the people, it will have the full support of this newspaper. Public notices (legals) are the surest way to let citizens know how their tax dollars are being spent. They also create a...


Democracy in the House, east and west

This is a tale of two Houses: One in Washington, D.C., the other in Olympia. Let’s start with the frat House. On the evening of Jan. 6, I sat with Mary Young, my 95-year-old mother-in-law, watching...

 By Matt Baide    News    January 12, 2023

Fire 17, Brinnon Fire fight about merger

Mason County Fire District 17 based in Lilliwaup, and Brinnon Fire appear to be at odds with each other over a recent proposal for the two fire districts to merge. According to a Dec. 31 letter to the community, Brinnon Fire Chief Tim Manly...


Community Briefs

Resource Fair in Hoodsport Jan. 18 A Rural Community Resource Fair is hosted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at 331 N. Finch Creek Road, Hoodsport. General support services are available regarding mental health, physical and oral health,...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 12, 2023

Vinyl Radio plays '70s hits at Shelton High

Mason County Community Concert Association's annual performance series continues with the Nashville-based band Vinyl Radio at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center....


News Briefs

Meet Rhodes, Duenkel The group Take Back Mason County is hosting a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at The Beginnings Christian Church at 123 W C St. in Shelton with newly elected county clerk Charles Rhodes and county auditor Steve Duenkel slated...


Filmmaker hosting Bremerton screening Jan. 21

Writer-director Brion Rockwell knows film, and he knows the Northwest, so he's hoping the next year or two will help him launch his latest in-progress feature films, set in the Northwest, to an...


Director captures the Northwest's working class

What occurs to me first, after having watched a sampling of four films by Brion Rockwell, is that some of the best film footage of the Pacific Northwest comes from those who spend just enough time...


Moving up

Danyka Squire is officially set to compete at the next level. Squire, a senior multisport athlete at Shelton High School, has signed a letter of intent to compete in softball at Clark College in...


Prep Roundup

Shelton girls bowling The Shelton girls bowling team lost narrowly to Aberdeen 1,482 to 1,447 in an Evergreen Conference match Jan. 5 at Rainier Lanes in Aberdeen. Ezra Winslow bowled her high game of 100 and the varsity bowled its high game of 146....

 By Matt Baide    Sports    January 12, 2023

Top 'Dog

Ray Bonnell is in his first year as athletic director at North Mason High School. His journey to Belfair took him around the world with American football.  Bonnell was born in Cincinnati. His family...


Port of Allyn addresses damaged dock, Oyster House

The Port of Allyn addressed the damage its dock sustained over the holidays and heard about the latest progress on the Sargent Oyster House at its Jan. 4 meeting. The king tides between Christmas and New Year’s severely damaged the Hood Canal...


Mary and Sam visit lots of folks in Arizona

Mary and Sam are still in Arizona. It seems they know people everywhere they go, and it also seems they are looking at property to buy. Maybe they want to be snowbirds?...


Thomas Lee Ferguson

Thomas Lee Ferguson, a four-year resident of Shelton, Washington passed away peacefully on December 23, 2022, he was 69. Tom was born October 22, 1953 to Donald and Abby Ferguson in Casper, Wyoming.... Full story


Joan Munsey

(Thelma) Joan Munsey, 88, of Portland, OR, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. She was born in the Skokomish Valley of Shelton, WA, on December 2, 1933. Joan graduated from Shelton High School... Full story


Christine G. Bennett

Christine G. Bennett was born September 13, 1963, to John K. and Peggy M. (Slater) Bennett in Shelton, WA and she passed away December 20, 2022 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Christe... Full story


Shirley Blackstad

Shirley Blackstad left this world and went home to Jesus, her Lord and Savior, September 26, 2022. Born to Luverne and Grace (Morfitt) McNeil in an old farmhouse near Harris, Iowa, October 5, 1932,... Full story


Death Notices

Christine G. Bennett, 59, a resident of Lacey, WA passed away December 20, 2022, at Villa Adult Family Home in Lacey, WA. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Jer... Full story


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