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Articles from the March 2, 2023 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    March 2, 2023

Details emerge from shooting

Chantel Dawn Peterson, 29, was charged with first-degree assault, a Class A felony, for shooting Elijah Gossett in the early morning Feb. 12 in Shelton. Peterson had her initial arraignment in court Monday. An omnibus hearing is scheduled for April...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 2, 2023

Peste name returns to Sanderson land

The name of Peste, a storied family in the history of Shelton, will once again adorn the land where the family once homesteaded and farmed. The Port of Shelton Commission on Feb. 21 voted to change...

 By Matt Baide    News    March 2, 2023

Fire district merger on April ballot

If voters approve, Island Lake Fire, also know as Mason County Fire Protection District 11, will merge with Central Mason Fire & EMS on June 1. The measure was submited to the county Elections Department Feb. 23 for placement on the ballot during an...


City Briefs

Solo photographer show at civic center The Rotating Art Gallery in the Shelton Civic Center usually features works by two or three local artists, but the new exhibit spotlights the works of one,...


School Briefs

Shelton High, Oakland Bay choirs perform March 7 The Shelton High School and Oakland Bay Junior High School choirs perform the concert "Women of Word and Song" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelton High...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    March 2, 2023

Random thoughts for a day in March

What if it turns out, despite all evidence to the contrary, that life is fair? If the president of the United States and the pope were figures in the board game Stratego, which one would have the...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 2, 2023

Snow days extend school year for districts

Snow and icy roads have extended the school year for students in Mason County. Snow prompted the Shelton School District to close its eight schools Feb. 23, and then delay school openings by two...


News Briefs

Shelton officers find 21-year-old man shot to death Shelton Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday evening on the 2300 block of Jefferson Street. According to a news release, a male had been reportedly shot and when police...

 By Matt Baide    News    March 2, 2023

Fire 12 internal investigation nearly complete

The internal investigation into Mason County Fire Protection District 12 in Matlock is nearing completion, according to the law firm handing the investigation. Attorney Brian Snure of Snure Law...

 By Jan Parker    News    March 2, 2023

1949 earthquake

Most people who've lived in Mason County for several years have experienced at least one significant earthquake. One of them occurred at 11:57 a.m. on April 13, 1949. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake,...

 By Matt Baide    News    March 2, 2023

Commission tables residential density vote

Mason County commissioners tabled a vote on Title 15 and 17 amendments related to the Shelton urban growth area after a public hearing at the Feb. 28 meeting. According to the information packet, the Title 17 amendments are related to the Shelton urb...


County Briefs

One hurt in Route 106 crash A Port Orchard man was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after a two-car accident on state Route 106. According to a Washington State Patrol news release, the 61-year-old Port Orchard man was stopped while eastbound on Route...


Netflix offers thrillers, goofy stories worth watching

Last week saw two compelling releases from Netflix, plus a friend's recommendation of a streaming release that premiered last year, in which the ghost story was the most lighthearted and...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    March 2, 2023

The Y turns two

The Shelton Family YMCA opened March 1, 2021, and it is continuing to grow with each passing year. YMCA Senior Director Claudia Suastegui has been with the Shelton YMCA since September, but has...


Prep Roundup

Three Owls make coastal all-league Mary M. Knight High School has three players on the 1B Coastal League all-league girls basketball team. Sophomore guard Hailey Morris was named to the all-league...


Carol Annette Elliott

Carol Annette Elliott (Christian), age 88, of Kennewick, Washington, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2023. Carol was born on October 10, 1934, in Aberdeen, WA to William and Rose Christian. She... Full story


Kathleen Rene McFarlane

Kathleen Rene McFarlane passed away on February 12th, 2023, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Gig Harbor, WA. Kathy was born on July 23rd, 1951. Kathy lived in Belfair, WA most of her life. She loved her... Full story


Tammie Marie (Blackwell) Mason

Tammie Marie (Blackwell) Mason of Hoquiam, WA passed away on November 12, 2022 at the age of 65. She was born in Flint, Michigan on October 7, 1957. She moved to Shelton with her mother and sister... Full story


Death Notices

Carwen Gylling, 71, a resident of Union, WA, passed away February 21, 2023, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Johnny Frazier, 78, a resident of Union, passed away February 22, 2023, at home. Arrangements... Full story


Carl L. Kvarnstrom

Carl L. Kvarnstrom, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 2019 and prior to that, he was a lifelong resident of Mason-Kitsap Counties, passed away in Albuquerque on October 19, 2022. Carl was born in Bremerton to Roy and Lois (Sackman)... Full story

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 2, 2023

Port of Grapeview looks at social media, Wi-Fi

Port of Grapeview Commissioner Mike Blaisdell shared his findings on having the port use social media, one of several online matters commissioners addressed at their Feb. 21 meeting. A recent port workshop included a suggestion that the port create...


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