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  • Icy drive

    Jan 18, 2024

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  • Tuition waiver draws support, dissent

    June Williams|Jan 18, 2024

    The Evergreen State College hopes to offer free tuition through a new program for Shelton High School graduates starting with the Class of 2025, according to a presentation Evergreen President John Carmichael and Director of Government Relations Sandy Kaiser gave Mason County commissioners Jan. 8. Carmichael said the college is seeking legislative funding. Evergreen is asking for $285,000 to fund the program’s first year and estimates the total for four years will be $3.5 million. “If we get that legislative funding we would first make tha...

  • Big year for city capital projects

    Gordon Weeks|Jan 18, 2024

    Replacing brass water meters with an advanced drive-by system that eliminates monthly manual meter readings and reconstructing an aging water line from Well 1 to the high school water tank are among the City of Shelton's biggest capital projects this year. Public Works Director Jay Harris and Capital Projects Manager Aaron Nix gave the members of the Shelton City Council updates on those projects Jan. 9 at a work session in the Shelton Civic Center. City officials, including Mayor Eric Onisko, a...

  • Griffey lays out 2023 session goals

    Gordon Weeks|Jan 18, 2024

    Editor’s Note: A story in the Jan. 11 issue of local legislators and the current session stated that the Journal did not receive questionnaire responses from Rep. Dan Griffey, and his responses came after the Journal went to press. Here they are: 1. Are you introducing any bills? We want to do something right and real about sexually violent predators (SVPs) that are being released into our communities with virtually no notice to less restrictive alternatives (LRAs) that in many cases are not operated by or overseen by the state. These are j...

  • Shelton School Board elects new chair

    Gordon Weeks|Jan 18, 2024

    Matt Welander is the new chairman of the Shelton School Board. The Shelton School Board at its Jan. 9 meeting voted 4-1 to appoint Welander, who had been serving as vice chair. Board member Becky Cronquist cast the dissenting vote without comment. Welander was elected to the school board in 2021 and represents District 3. He is a firefighter/paramedic with the West Mason Fire Department. He replaces Keri Davidson, who was elected unanimously by the board as vice chair. Davidson talked about the role of the board chair before the election of...

  • Charles Leroy Winne

    Jan 18, 2024

    Charles Leroy Winne, 96, of Hoodsport, WA died December 23, 2023. He was born March 19, 1927 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Leroy and Pauline Winne. He grew up in the Midwest, mostly Iowa, with his five brothers and sisters. Later, he moved to Union, WA and graduated from Irene S. Reed High School. Following graduation, Chuck spent a year in the U.S. Army during WWII, trained as a paratrooper. He was never sent overseas as the war ended, but his recollections and lessons learned in the... Full story

  • Kierah Rose Lincoln Cybulski

    Jan 18, 2024

    Kierah was born to Leslie “Hank” Lincoln and Marilee Raye Hutton, October 18, 1994, and passed away December 30, 2023. She spent her early years with her parents and Grandmother Gale Longshore of Skokomish. Later in life, she moved to the Squaxin Island Reservation with her brother Shawn Grey Wolf. There were raised by Janette Sigo. Kierah did well in school and graduated from Shelton High school in 2014. That’s where she developed her liking for childcare. During this time is when she met her future husband Richard “Ritchie” Cybulski.... Full story

  • Lorraine (Magnuson) Duggan

    Jan 18, 2024

    Lorraine (Magnuson) Duggan was born in Chicago on January 4, 1928, and passed on December 16, 2023 in Shelton at the age of 95. She was the oldest child of Earl and Anna (Myers) Magnuson, and sister to Earl Jr. and Ilene. She had great childhood memories in Chicago including the Chicago World's Fair, trips to the shore of Lake Michigan, and visiting museums. These experiences helped her discover her lifelong love of art, culture, and history. Her family moved to Kirkland, WA – a big change f... Full story

  • Recently Passed

    Jan 18, 2024

    Kierah Lincoln, 29, a resident of Shelton, passed away December 30, 2023, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Michael Ogden, 80, a resident of Shelton, passed away January 5, 2024, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. William “Billy” St. Paul, 65, a resident of Shelton, passed away January 7, 2024, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Daniel Rubino, 45, a resident of She... Full story

  • THESE TIMES

    Kirk Ericson|Jan 18, 2024

    We in Western Washington are in our hardest stretch of weather. It’s mostly freezing rain, showers, rain, more rain, drizzles, mizzles and downpours, and we’ve got another few months of it staring at us. Our cold and rain loom like an extended sentence in the hole. In 1989, I lived just outside of Washington, D.C., where I worked for Gannett News Service and was around people from around the nation. I’d often ask those people what they thought when they thought of our state, and a common answe...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Jan 18, 2024

    Vote 'yes' for Hood Canal schools Editor, the Journal, Things are changing at Hood Canal School District. The student population is increasing. As a result, there is need for more classrooms, teachers, and paraeducators. Administrative leadership is stabilizing with the hires of our new superintendent, Lance Gibbon, and principal, Steven Torres. Current staff deserve the kind of space and equipment that allows them to teach to the demands of the 21st century and our students deserve the...

  • HISTORY AT A GLANCE

    Jan Parker|Jan 18, 2024

    John Campbell was born in Stirlingshire, Scotland, in 1830. As a young man he was working as a mate on a sailing ship when he met and became engaged to Mary Duncan, an Edinburgh lass living in Australia. In 1859, he arrived in San Francisco and traveled north until he reached the head of Little Skookum Inlet, near Kamilche, where he settled. Mary Duncan arrived in Olympia in 1860, "with trunks of finery," and the two were married May 12. Between 1869 and 1880, John Campbell kept a diary about hi...

  • CITY BRIEFS

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Jan 18, 2024

    Portillo is Shelton's Officer of the Year Gary Portillo, who Tuesday night evening was sworn in as a corporal for the Shelton Police Department, is the department's Officer of the Year. Portillo received the award at the Shelton City Council meeting. Portillo is an 11-year law enforcement veteran who was hired by the Shelton Police Department in 2021. Before coming to Shelton, he was a law enforcement officer for the Nevada Department of Public Safety and the Clark County School District. With...

  • Police pursuit law initiative signatures certified

    June Williams|Jan 18, 2024

    An initiative that will amend Washington’s police pursuit law and allow officers to “engage in a pursuit when there is a reasonable suspicion a person has violated the law” has been certified and presented to the Legislature, Secretary of State Steve Hobbs said Jan. 12. Currently, a police officer can pursue a vehicle if there is reasonable suspicion that the person in the vehicle is committing or has committed a violent offense, a sex offense, a vehicular assault, domestic violence, has escaped or is driving under the influence. The pursu...

  • Wood-fired pizza comes to former bank building

    June Williams|Jan 18, 2024

    County Line Fire has been warming up the old State Bank of Shelton building on Railroad Avenue since it opened in October, when the restaurant specializing in wood-fired pizza moved into the airy space. Owner Tobi Robinson told the Journal he was overjoyed with the location. "To renovate an old bank building!" Robinson said he loves restaurants like the McMenamins brewpubs that rehabilitate historic properties. "This is my dream restaurant," he said. There's plenty of room for the most...

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  • NEWS BRIEFS

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  • CRIME & COURT BRIEFS

    Compiled by reporter June Williams|Jan 18, 2024

    Alleged shoplifter returns to confront store employee A convenience store clerk obtained a temporary protection order against an alleged shoplifter after he was released from jail and returned to harass her, according to court documents. Police arrested James Elmlund, 19, at the Airport Grocery in Shelton on Oct. 15, for allegedly stealing candy and soda and assaulting employee Kimberly Espinoza, who tried to stop him. “Kimberly told me that she had witnessed the suspect in the store place items into his sweatshirt pocket. Kimberly, who was d...

  • GETTING OUT

    Gordon Weeks|Jan 18, 2024

    The vocal trio The Starlets perform pop, doo-wop, rhythm-and-blues and Motown tunes from the 1950s and '60s from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center. The Mason County Community Concerts Association presents the show as part of its annual program. Single-concert tickets are $30 for adults, with children under age 18 admitted free. Ticket packages for the remaining season are $80. For more information, go to www.masoncountyconcerts.org. The Mason County...

  • IN THE DARK REVIEWS

    Kirk Boxleitner|Jan 18, 2024

    The cold weather has had me housebound, so no trips to the movie theater for me. Instead, I bunkered down and caught up on streaming series as two shows ended their seasons and another made its premiere. The first season of "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters" on Apple TV+ had solid performers, but not all of their characters were written equally well. It often felt as though father and son Kurt and Wyatt Russell were carrying the show in their flawless portrayals of the older and younger versions of...

  • GETTING OUT

    Gordon Weeks|Jan 18, 2024

    Bruce Coughlan, the longtime singer and songwriter for the Canadian Celtic folk band Tiller's Folly, performs a solo concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Germain's Episcopal Church, 600 N. Lake Cushman Road, Hoodsport. Admission is the suggested donation of $15, but organizers say no one will be turned away. For 26 years, Tiller's Folly has written and recorded songs that draw from Scottish, Irish and maritime traditions "to preserve a measure of the West's colonial history in stories and songs,"...

  • WRESTLING

    Jan 18, 2024

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  • PREP ROUNDUP

    Compiled by reporter Matt Baide|Jan 18, 2024

    Shelton boys basketball The Highclimbers earned a 59-37 win against the Warriors on Jan. 10 in Rochester to extend their win streak to six games. Shelton (7-5, 4-1) was scheduled to host Tumwater at Terry Gregg Court on Jan. 12, but the game was postponed due to weather. The Highclimbers travel to Tumwater at 7 tonight to take on Black Hills in an Evergreen Conference game. Shelton travels to Tumwater at 7 p.m. on Monday to take on the Thunderbirds. Shelton girls basketball Shelton lost 53-42 against Rochester on Jan. 9 at Terry Gregg Court...

  • SOCCER

    Journal Staff|Jan 18, 2024

    The Shelton High School girls soccer team had eight players earn All-Conference honors. Achaya McMullin and Tatum Dickey were named first team All-EvCo at midfielder and defender, respectively. Lydia Hanson (goalkeeper), Ashley Hermenegildo (midfielder) and Kodee Galloway (defender) earned second team honors. Amaya Carrion, Blayke Germeau and Hailey Schuffenhauer received honorable mentions....

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