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Articles from the January 19, 2023 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    January 19, 2023

County utilities keep eye on threats to power grid

Four power stations were attacked on Christmas, leaving thousands without power in Pierce County. Those attacks have put local PUDs on alert, including Mason County PUD 1 and 3. “Vulnerabilities of the electrical grid is something that all power...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 19, 2023

Hometown sheriff: Retiring the badge

Before he served four terms as Mason County sheriff, Casey Salisbury was a hometown boy who played guitar in a rock band, caught passes and returned kicks for the Shelton High School Highclimbers,...


City Briefs

City awards contract to resurface Brockdale The Shelton City Council on Tuesday awarded a $267,322 contract to Miles Resources to resurface the pavement and separate lanes on Brockdale Road from...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 19, 2023

Pioneer district seeks replacement levy

The Pioneer School District is asking district residents on the Feb. 14 general election ballot to approve a replacement levy that will cover educational programs and operations. If passed by a...


Constance 'Connie' Elaine (Fredson) Johnson

Constance 'Connie' Elaine (Fredson) Johnson passed away at home on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at the age of 69. She was born on April 23rd, 1953, in Shelton, Washington, to Ken and Alice (Greenwalt)... Full story


Johny Baltimore, the Hawks and Nirvana

I watched Saturday’s Seahawks’ playoff game with a friend, Johny Baltimore. “Baltimore” isn’t his birth surname, but it’s what people call him, mostly because he rarely appears without a...


Mary Catherine Rogers

Mary Catherine Rogers went to be with our Lord on January 6, 2023. Mary was born to George and Frances Welsh on June 23, 1919, in Omaha, Nebraska. She grew up in Omaha, graduated from Benson High... Full story


Floyd Eugene Wiseman

Floyd Eugene Wiseman passed away at his beloved Lost Lake home on January 6, 2023. He was born in Hill City, Kansas on November 12, 1928, to Paul and Lottie Wiseman. Floyd's family moved to... Full story

 By Jan Parker    News    January 19, 2023

Emma M. takes to the sea

The idea for this story came from Jerry Sheldon, who as a boy, watched a boat being built in a shed near his home on Hillcrest. The details are from issues of the Shelton-Mason County Journal. Over a...


Stephen Emory Knutzen

Stephen Emory Knutzen, 74, a longtime Kennewick resident passed away on January 8th, 2023. He was born on February 19, 1948, in Shelton, Washington. After graduating high school in 1966, he enlisted... Full story


Death Notices

Doris M. Bailey, 94, a resident of Lacey, passed away January 9, 2023, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Connie C. Ritter, 86, a resident of Winlock, WA passed away... Full story


Richard Gibson (hometown spelling correction)

Correction on the spelling of Richard Gibson's hometown in his obituary of December 29, 2022 is Valier, MT... Full story


Nonprofit Briefs

Learn more about Medicare at senior center programs Seniors new to Medicare are welcome to learn more about the program in person from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. today at the Mason County Senior Activities Center, 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton. The center...


News Briefs

Commissioners approve WSU agreement Mason County commissioners approved a memorandum of agreement with the Washington State University Extension for 2023. According to the information packet, the MOA provides money for the extension to provide...


School Briefs

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


Foothills off-leash dog park could open as early as spring

The Friends of Lake Cushman Dog Park spoke to the Shelton-Mason County Journal about what lies ahead for the nonprofit group in the wake of its recent progress. Bill Long, treasurer for the group, said the group’s efforts to create an off-leash...

 By Matt Baide    News    January 19, 2023

Fire 17 disputes lack of district coverage

Editor’s Note: Fire 17 responded to a story in last week’s edition with a letter to the editor that can be found on page 5 of this week's PDF (above). Mason County Fire District 17 disputes a claim that the district cannot respond to calls. Accor...


'Last of Us' succeeds, 'Slow Horses' shines, 'Velma' stinks

Recommended viewing: 'The Last of Us' on HBO I have noted before that I am not an avid video game player, but I have several friends who are, and they all recommended I check out the TV series...


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