Articles from the March 16, 2023 edition

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Connie Lynn Wilson

Connie Lynn Wilson, 73, passed away Tuesday, March 7th, 2023, at home in Shelton, WA. Connie and her twin brother, Curt Cheney, were born in Shelton on February 7th, 1950. Connie attended Bordeaux... Full story


Timothy Bruce Crane

Timothy Bruce Crane passed away in Vancouver, Washington on March 6th, 2023, at the age of 62. After being born in Washington, Tim spent his youth and young adulthood in Sonora, California, before... Full story


Kristie Anne Brown

Kristine Anne Brown (maiden name Krieger) Born October 25th, 1950, passed away on February 4th, 2023, at Mason General Hospital. Kris was a Shelton resident for over 30 years but was born in Milwaukee... Full story


Mickey D. Rioux

Mickey D. Rioux passed away February 22, 2023, in Shelton, Washington, his home of 25 years. He was born July 30, 1946, to Darlene and Ralph Rioux. He also resided in Montana, and Raymond, Washington.... Full story


Jil Hammond

Jil Hammond, also known as Mima, Mom, Auntie, Grammy Hammy and Busy Baker, of Shelton, passed away surrounded by her family on March 5, 2023, at the age of 55 after an eight week battle with a rare,... Full story


Recently Passed

Edwin Ricardo Ramos Pablo, 21, a resident of Shelton, passed away February 28, 2023, in Shelton. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory. William Dale Freeman, Jr., 61, a resident of Shelton, passed away March 3, 2023, at Mason General... Full story

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 16, 2023

Shelton manager reflects

In the fall of 2018, Jeff Niten was working in community development and planning for the City of Ridgefield in southwestern Washington when he saw Shelton was seeking a new city manager. In an interv...

 By Matt Baide    News    March 16, 2023

Griffey, Couture host telephone town hall

Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, and Travis Couture, R-Allyn, hosted a telephone town hall for 35th District constituents Friday, talking about the legislative session and matters that have an effect on...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 16, 2023

Veterans village opening set

Homeless veterans in Mason County can apply to live in one of the 30 units at the long-delayed Shelton Veterans Village, under construction on North 13th Street near Olympic College Shelton and...

 By Tessa Halloran    News    March 16, 2023

Catalyst Park community garden beds

WSU Mason County Master Gardeners are starting the 2023 season at their Catalyst Park garden, at the corner of 8th Street and Harvard Avenue in Shelton. This multipurpose space serves as a...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 16, 2023

City amends code to clarify rooming house zoning

The City of Shelton amended its code to allow rooming houses in most zoning districts. The Shelton City Council on March 7 voted unanimously for the amendment. The amended code allows rooming houses as a permitted use or conditionally permitted use i...


County Briefs

Sypnicki appointed to Fire 4 commission Greg Sypnicki has been appointed to the Mason County Fire District 4 commission. According to Fire District 4, Commissioner Gary Plews stepped down at the end of 2022 after 36 years as a volunteer firefighter,...


Nonprofit Briefs

String quartet plays Friday at SHS The string quartet Sultans of String performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center as part of the Mason County Community Concert Association’s annual series. Tickets are $30 for...


How much government is too much, too little

How much government is too much? How much is too little? The answer to that probably depends on whom you ask. I’m of the mind that efficiency is much more important than size. A few weeks ago, Island Lake Fire — formally known as Mason County...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    March 16, 2023

You can help our Washington bees be

Here’s how your existence will unfold if you’re born a female mason bee in the state of Washington: You’ll grow from an egg into a larva, sealed inside a tubular chamber between two thin plugs o...

 By Jan Parker    News    March 16, 2023

The story of Billy Vincent

On Feb. 7, 1940, Skokomish Valley neighbors of 70-year-old Billy Vincent feared the worst when they discovered that the cable on which he would have propelled his "basketlike contrivance" across the n...


School Briefs

Shelton credit union has scholarships for 2023 grads April 30 is the deadline for local graduating high school seniors to apply for 10 $5,000 scholarships offered by Our Community Credit Union. The scholarships are open to graduating 2023 high...

 By Matt Baide    News    March 16, 2023

Higher residential densities within UGA

Mason County commissioners approved Title 15 and 17 amendments related to the Shelton urban growth area by a 2-1 vote following a continuation of a public hearing Tuesday. According to the...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 16, 2023

Hoodsport shop owners preview undersea event

Katherine and John Yackel, co-owners of the YSS Dive Shop in Hoodsport, addressed Port of Hoodsport commissioners March 8 about the shop’s third-annual scuba expo and “Dive Against Debris...


Commission Briefs

Mason County Heritage grants approved The Mason County Historic Preservation Commission received approval from Mason County commissioners for Heritage Grant applications. According to the information packet, at the February meeting, the historic...


'History of the World, Part II' lives up to Part 1

In the end, they pulled it off. The problem with measuring any sequel to Mel Brooks' "History of the World, Part I" against the film that inspired it is that Brooks' original film in 1981 somehow...


Opening dogfight

Wild doesn't quite cover it. After three hours, 10 minutes on a frigid, prespring Monday evening, the North Mason High School softball team defeated Mason County rival Shelton 15-14 in an offensive...


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