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Articles from the March 3, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 3, 2022

Students can drop masks March 12

Starting March 12, students and employees in Mason County’s seven school districts will no longer be required to wear face masks in school buildings or on buses. People have the option to continue to wear masks, which will remain available at...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 3, 2022

City passes new noise ordinances

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved new and amended noise ordinances that outlaw sounds of repetitive squealing tires and screeching car engines, continuous noise from pets and off-hours construction. The council gave preliminary...

 By Matt Baide    News    March 3, 2022

Belfair sewer decision delayed again

Mason County commissioners resumed a public hearing Tuesday about the Belfair sewer, and once again, decided to continue the public hearing to allow more time for county staff to gather information. After the first public hearing Jan. 31, which...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 3, 2022

'Toughest year' at CHOICE High School

Two years into the pandemic, CHOICE High School is in “a bit of an uphill battle,” Principal Stacey Anderson told the Shelton School Board. “This has been the toughest year for me and my staff and for the kids, harder than last year by far,...


Cedar sets graduation, attendance goals

Two-year-old Cedar High School, in the middle of its first school year on the Olympic College Shelton campus, has set attendance and graduation goals for its 100 students. Cedar High Principal Amber...


City postpones animal ordinance vote

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday postponed a decision on proposed animal ordinances that would limit the number of chickens to five hens, and require dogs to be walked on leashes that can’t extend beyond 20 feet. The council gave preliminary app...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    March 3, 2022

Halfway around the world can find its way here

Way back in the 20th century, those of us in Mrs. Jannsen’s 12th-grade English class at Mead High School in Spokane County had to read the novel “Fathers and Sons.” Ivan Turgenev, a Russian,...

 By Alex Fethiere    News    March 3, 2022

'Tis seed season

Last year I wrote about my springtime seed choices with a little trepidation. I was concerned one of the smaller catalogs might receive enough exposure to sell out faster. This year I'm happy to put...


Commission Briefs

Contract amended for fire investigation services Mason County commissioners amended an agreement between the city and the Mason County Fire Chiefs’ Association at its March 1 meeting. According to the information packet, the scope of work includes...


Jim Ross named 2022 Shelton Yacht Club commodore

The Shelton Yacht Club announced Jim Ross is the 2022 commodore. According to a news release, Ross and his wife, Joanne, retired and moved to Washington in 2013. Ross joined the yacht club in 2017...


County Briefs

Olympic National Forest gets money to repair damage Olympic National Forest received $1.7 million in disaster relief money to help access along Forest Service Road 29. According to a news release, the road has been closed since November due to...

 By Jan Parker    News    March 3, 2022

The first edition of the Mason County Journal

On Dec. 31, 1886, at the age of 18, Grant C. Angle published the first edition of his Mason County Journal. (Some years later, he changed the name to the Shelton-Mason County Journal.) A one-year...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 3, 2022

Belfair's Crazy Hill wins gold, people's choice awards

This year's Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle ran from Feb. 9-13 and saw first-time entrants Crazy Hill Garden and Botanicals of Belfair win both the Gold Medal overall and the People's Choi...


'Ghostbusters' director Ivan Reitman's best films

Ivan Reitman died Feb. 12 at 75 years of age, leaving a half-century legacy of filmmaking that transformed cinema. Reitman logged close to 70 movie and TV credits as a producer, and 17 feature films...


County track legend Dittmer inducted into Hall of Fame

In 1960, three teachers at Central Grade School in Snohomish created an elementary play day that include 50- and 75-yard dash races. Dan Dittmer finished third in both events. "Little did I realize...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    March 3, 2022

Silver linings for the Seattle Kraken's rough season

The Seattle Kraken’s inaugural season has not gone as well as some new hockey fans hoped. As of Tuesday, the Kraken have 37 points, which is the third worst total in the league, ahead of only the Montreal Canadiens and Arizona Coyotes. They have a...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 3, 2022

Port of Allyn provides updates on Oyster House

Port of Allyn Executive Director Lary Coppola presented updates on the port's finances, a community survey, the well project and the status of the Oyster House. Coppola said Feb. 7 that the port...


Mary, Sam have dinner dance in Port Townsend

A couple of weeks ago I was sitting on a friend's deck and the sun had gone down and the frogs were singing up a storm. I always think that is a sign spring is around the corner. When Mary writes...


Kyle Joseph Ford

Kyle Joseph Ford, 33, of Shelton, WA, passed away on February 14th, 2022. Kyle was born on October 10, 1988 to Gerald and Tracy Ford. Kyle spent his childhood years living in the Skokomish Valley... Full story


Waltraud M. Hall-Knapp

Waltraud M. Hall-Knapp of Shelton, Washington passed away peacefully while in her home on February 13, 2022, at the age of 84. Actively known as "Oma", Waltraud was from Weltersbach, Germany. She was... Full story


Edo Lenting

Edo Lenting of Brinnon, WA, passed away peacefully at home on February 25, 2022, at the age of 93. Edo was born in the Netherlands where he grew up enjoying ice skating, swimming and visit-ing the... Full story


Jeffrey Greenfield

Jeffery Greenfield, born on July 29, 1954 and passed on December 2, 2021, from cancer. Jeff was born in Great Falls, MT to Betty and Kenny Greenfield. The family lived in various places in Central Montana before moving to Tacoma when Jeff was 12.... Full story


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