Articles from the March 9, 2023 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 9, 2023

Port weighs city proposal

If the Port of Shelton property at Sanderson Field is annexed from Mason County into the City of Shelton, the city would gain about 1,100 acres of land and the taxes and user fees that come with it....


Charlotte Berry

Charlotte Berry passed away peacefully at Shelton Health & Rehab on February 25, 2023, at the age of 81. She was born in Weatherford, OK on October 10, 1941. Charlotte was a middle child of Ted and... Full story


Kelly LaMont

Kelly LaMont was born on April 2, 1964, in Longview, WA and passed away on February 26, 2023, in Shelton, WA. At a young age, her family moved to Seattle, and then to Shelton when Kelly was in the... Full story


Joan Cliff Borden Winne

Joan Cliff Borden, also known as Grandma and Teeny Grandma, was born in Tacoma, WA on March 20th, 1936 to Frank and Violet Borden. She passed away on Feb. 28th, 2023, with her children and close... Full story


Ruth Khaw

Ruth Khaw, a resident of Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, passed away on February 21, 2023, after a brave battle with thymic cancer. She was 73 years old. Ruth was kind, selfless... Full story


Recently Passed

Michael Pflugrad, 71, a resident of Elma, WA passed away January 29, 2023, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. James A. Roell, Sr., 63, a resident of Lakewood, WA, passed away February 28, 2023, at St.... Full story

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 9, 2023

Peacock Ridge annexed into city

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday evening annexed 370 acres of Peacock Ridge into the city. Four property owners petitioned the city for annexation of forested Mason County land behind Olympic...


City manager leaving Shelton

Shelton City Manager Jeff Niten will leave his job to become the city manager of Mountlake Terrace. Niten made the announcement Tuesday evening at the Shelton City Council meeting. His last day is...


City Briefs

City buys truck to patch potholes and camera van The Shelton City Council on Tuesday evening approved spending up to $280,000 for a new truck to patch potholes, and $257,000 out of the city's sewer...


County Briefs

Public comment on SR 302 corridor The public is invited to comment on the future of the state Route 302 corridor in Mason and Pierce counties. According to a news release, the state Department of...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    March 9, 2023

Ruminations after skipping daily nutrition

“I was a willow last night in a dream I bent down over a clear running stream.” — “Crazy on You,” Heart The first time I climbed Mount Ellinor was around the turn of the millennium, and it...

 By Steve Duenkel    Opinion    March 9, 2023

Transparency in the Auditor's Office

From time to time, I hope to let you know how the Auditor's Office team is working to prepare for future elections and provide more transparency to the people of Mason County. This year is off to a...


School Briefs

Learn today about trades offered by OC Shelton Olympic College Shelton offers information sessions today on construction trades and welding. Adults, high school students and employers are invited to...

 By Matt Baide    News    March 9, 2023

Proposed offender housing near Tenino nixed

A proposed sex offender home near Tenino has been canceled, according to the company pursuing the housing. Supreme Living, the operator of the proposed group home in Tenino, said in a Feb. 28 statement on Facebook that it would not be going forward...


Legislature Briefs

Griffey, Couture telephone town hall scheduled Friday Reps. Dan Griffey and Travis Couture, R-Allyn, are hosting a telephone town hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday. According to a news release, the town hall is an opportunity for constituents to...


Commission Briefs

Historic Preservation Commission announces program The Mason County Historic Preservation Commission announced the Historical Building, Structure or Place Plaque Program. According to a news release, the program acknowledges the value of buildings,...


Nonprofit Briefs

Author talks about St. Helens aftermath Eric Wagner will talk about "After the Blast: Mount St. Helens 40 Years Later" at 1:30 p.m. March 26 at the Harstine Island Community Club as part of the...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 9, 2023

Navy Sea Chanters perform Saturday at SHS

The United States Navy Sea Chanters will perform patriotic tunes, sea chanteys, opera, Broadway and traditional choral music at a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Shelton High School Performing...


'Picard' could go either way; 'Creed III' wraps saga

'Star Trek: Picard' Three episodes into the third and allegedly final season of "Star Trek: Picard," and too much of it has already been wasted on recreating the hide-and-seek fight inside of a...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 9, 2023

North Mason program gets $40K maritime grant

North Mason School District's CORE+ Maritime program recently received a $40,000 grant that will help pay for the program's supplies and equipment as it expands from woodworking into metalworking and...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 9, 2023

HUB runway show set to offer 'Patio Party' May 13

The HUB Center for Seniors revival of what had traditionally been a semiannual runway show has settled on the theme for its Patio Party in May: Fashions inspired by the late 1960's through the 1970s....


Mary, new puppy have grown fond of each other

Sam is still in California and Mary keeps herself busy. The weather is getting nicer and she works out in their yard picking up, raking and burning branches from winter storms. When she leaves her...


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