Articles from the February 10, 2022 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    February 10, 2022

Get your bets in

The Squaxin Island Tribe's Little Creek Casino Resort has launched sports betting before one of the biggest betting weeks of the year. Little Creek Casino Resort CEO Ramon Nunez said the move...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    February 10, 2022

Two school levies passing

Voters approved replacement levies for the Hood Canal and Mary M. Knight school districts, while a Hood Canal building bond is falling short of a 60% super majority. In initial ballot results released...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    February 10, 2022

Pioneer puts superintendent on leave

The Pioneer School Board on Friday placed Superintendent Jill Diehl on paid administrative leave and named former Southside Schools Superintendent Doris Bolender as the acting superintendent. The...


Myron Frederick "Rick" Hittinger

Myron "Rick" Hittinger, 76, passed away on January 24, 2022, of complications from COVID-19. Born in Whittier, CA in 1945, to parents Martha Shuman and William Hittinger, Rick truly lived a full and p... Full story


Bonnie McGoldrick

Bonnie McGoldrick, 78, passed on January 14, 2022, in Shelton, Washington. She was born in Bellingham, Washington, daughter of Bert and Ella. A confident, artistic, creative woman of diverse interests... Full story


Myrna Wallin Bennett

Myrna Bennett died after a short battle with cancer on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at home in Shelton, surrounded by family. She was 86 years old and had lived in Shelton on Little Skookum Inlet for mos... Full story


Ethel Iona (Lucas) Zachry

Ethel Iona (Lucas) Zachry, 83, passed from this life to glory, on January 30, 2022. Ethel was born on August 26, 1938, in Seattle, Washington, where she would reminisce about riding her bike across... Full story



Kenneth V. Foredyce, 64, a resident of Shelton, passed away January 22, 2022, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Terry Howard White, 63, a resident of Shelton, passed away February 1, 2022, at Mason... Full story


Some words about words

My brain summons images of people when I read or hear particular words. Maybe this happens to you too. The word “accommodate” conjures a millisecond image of Dan Shaw, former city editor for the...


Carver: A man ahead of these times

This week, as I raked two hogsheads of dead leaves into pens for composting and producing leaf mold, it was nice to discover that a mainstream agronomist recommended this wintertime activity over a...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    February 10, 2022

Nine short plays about love and loss

The pandemic prevented the staging of a student play last year in Shelton High School's Performing Arts Center. But after class these days, the theater is abuzz with students adjusting lights, moving...

 By Matt Baide    News    February 10, 2022

Mason County records 643 COVID-19 cases

Mason County recorded 643 cases and 15 deaths from COVID-19 from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. According to Mason County Division of Emergency Management, the deaths included three men in their 50s, one man in his 60s, four men and a woman in their 70s, two...


Commission Briefs

Annas Bay Closure Response Plan amended An amendment to the closure plan for Annas Bay Shellfish Protection District was approved at the Mason County commissioners Feb. 1 meeting. According to the information packet, the original plan was completed i...


School Briefs

Hoodsport native exceling at Gonzaga Jasmine Dang of Hoodsport earned a spot on the president’s list for the fall semester at Gonzaga University in Spokane. To be eligible, a student must earn a GPA of 3.85 or better....

 By Matt Baide    News    February 10, 2022

Body found on Harstine Island Jan. 16 still unidentified

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Mason County Coroner are asking for the public’s help to identify a dead man’s body that was found on Harstine Island on Jan. 16. The Mason County Coroner posted pictures of the John Doe on Facebook...


Nonprofit Briefs

Donate cans to help youths The Kristmas Town Kiwanis Club is collecting donations of aluminum cans to benefit programs and scholarships for Mason County youths from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 19 in the parking lot at Bob’s Tavern on First Street in...


County Briefs

Hood Canal Communications receives $5.3 million in grant money Hood Canal Communications announced the award of a $5.3 million broadband grant received from the Washington State Broadband Office in...


Looking for signs of spring - and a park's location

If you've lived in Mason County most of your life, and most of your life constitutes 60 or 70 years, then get ready to hear the following statement and have it clash with what you know to be true....

 By Matt Baide    News    February 10, 2022

Three of Griffey's bills pass out of committee

Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, saw a bill pass out of the House Finance Committee and two bills pass out of the House Transportation Committee. According to a news release, House Bill 1657 passed out of the House Finance Committee on Feb. 4 and would...

 By Matt Baide    News    February 10, 2022

Senate approves Sheldon bill about fire district financing

Sen. Tim Sheldon’s, D-Potlatch, bill about finance processes for large fire districts cleared the Senate on Feb. 2 with a unanimous vote. According to a news release, Senate Bill 5565 allows larger fire districts with revenues in excess of $10...

 By Matt Baide    News    February 10, 2022

MacEwen provides GOP legislative update

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, said House Bill 1788 was the only bill that made it out of committee after Republicans proposed bills about law enforcement. According to the news release, HB 1788 was part of Republicans Safe Washington Plan, which is a...


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