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Articles from the February 24, 2022 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    February 24, 2022

County updates Belfair UGA plan

Mason County commissioners took several actions involving the Belfair Urban Growth Area and the Mason County Comprehensive Plan after a public hearing about the UGA and amendments to the...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    February 24, 2022

City changes animal ordinance

City of Shelton residents would be allowed a maximum of five hens and no roosters in a proposed animal ordinance. The Shelton City Council gave preliminary approval to new animal ordinances at its...

 By Matt Baide    News    February 24, 2022

Details about fatal accident released

New details have emerged from a fatal accident at Sierra Pacific Industries in Shelton on Feb. 14. According to Washington State Patrol District 8 spokeswoman Katherine Weatherwax, the wife of the driver said he was having “previous issues.” The...


City Briefs

New display coming to Civic Center gallery Photographs by Deborah Chava Singer and pencil-on-paper pieces by Sara Dobbs will on display during March at the Shelton Civic Center’s Rotating Arts Gallery. The Shelton City Council on Feb. 15 voted...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    February 24, 2022

City, Adopt-A-Pet make a deal on dogs

The City of Shelton has contracted with Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton to accept unclaimed shelter animals and care for them while they arrange for pet adoption. The Shelton City Council made the deal...


The way we were: News from a week in 2020

What do you remember of the news from the last week of February and the first day of March 2020? If you’re normal, not much. So let’s leave 2022 for a moment and refresh our memories. Let’s fall...


Hotting up

The title of this column doesn't refer to spring. That's still a month off, and this week's night freezes remind us that winter didn't drop its whole payload in December. I'm talking about compost bec...

 By Matt Baide    News    February 24, 2022

Inslee announces indoor mask rule can end March 21

Gov. Jay Inslee announced at a news conference Feb. 17 the indoor mask requirement will be lifted March 21 in schools and certain indoor spaces. Masks will no longer be required in schools, child...


Assault, larceny and car theft rise in 2021 crime numbers

Crime was up in 2021 compared to 2020, according to data from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Calls for service were 23,836, which is about the level expected, according to Patrol Division Chief Ryan Spurling. In 2019, calls increased about...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    February 24, 2022

Pioneer searching for new superintendent

The Pioneer School District is beginning its search for a new superintendent after parting ways with Jill Diehl after 1½ years. The Pioneer School Board on Tuesday swore in Doris Bolender after changing her title from acting superintendent to...


Mason Health delivers 'State of the Pandemic'

Mason Health Superintendent and CEO Eric Moll gave the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce a look at how COVID-19 affected the hospital. Moll told the gathering Feb. 17 that Mason Health's...


Embrace an old place to make it new and lovely again

What a pleasant surprise to arrive at Lake Isabella State Park the other day and see that the main trail system was 99% litter-free. I also noted several cars at the trailhead parking lot - I was expe...


'Inventing Anna' raises compelling questions

The saga of fake German heiress Anna Delvey (Anna Sorokin), whose larcenous misdeeds were first made famous by articles in Vanity Fair and New York magazines in 2018, seems almost tailor-made for a...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    February 24, 2022

Shelton's Mackiewicz places sixth at Mat Classic

Shelton senior Ryan Mackiewicz placed sixth at 170 pounds at the 2A Mat Classic on Friday and Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Mackiewicz earned two wins Friday to reach the semifinals. He defeated...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    February 24, 2022

Storm's last dance with Stewart, Loyd and Bird

The best pro basketball team in the state is gearing up for its version of The Last Dance. For those who don’t know, “The Last Dance” is in reference to Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls and the team that won five...

 By Matt Baide    News    February 24, 2022

Public weighs in on proposed Theler land transfer

The North Mason School Board hosted a public hearing Feb. 17 to discuss the proposed transfer of surplus Theler Wetlands property to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Board member Leanna...


Cloie Alberta Pharris Johnson

Her welcoming smile lit up a room. Her laugh was infectious and genuine, her love and warmth made you feel like you were the most important person there. She had an unshakable faith in Jehovah God's... Full story


Gerald "Jerry" L. Nelson

Jerry Nelson passed away peacefully on January 7, 2022, at the age of 93 at St. Anne Hospital in Burien, Washington. Jerry was born to Harold and Olive (Seaburg) Nelson in Seattle in 1928. The family... Full story


Margaret "Peggy" Adsero

Margaret "Peggy" Adsero was an amazing, beautiful and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She left this world suddenly on February 4, 2022, at the age 80. Peggy... Full story


Death Notices

Yasmine Beulah Littleraven-LaClair, 16, a resident of Skokomish Nation in Mason County, passed away February 3, 2022, at Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory. George Warren Cavanaugh, Jr., 63, a... Full story


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