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Articles from the March 17, 2022 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    March 17, 2022

Sheldon retiring from Legislature

Tim Sheldon joined the state Legislature during the year Bryan Adams' "I Do It for You" was the No. 1 song, the New York Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV and "Terminator 2:...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 17, 2022

City aims to stop graffiti

Taggers have vandalized Shelton Mayor Eric Onisko's Texaco station with paint three times in the past month. "The graffiti's gotten pretty crazy lately, all over town," Onisko said during the Shelton...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 17, 2022

Most masks come off in schools

Erika Edgin, Tryssa Robertson and Hailey Lohman were Mary M. Knight ninth-graders when they donned face masks to ward off the COVID-19 virus. On Monday, as high school juniors, they took off their...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 17, 2022

Attendance, graduation goals set at Shelton High

In June, Shelton High School anticipates that 331 of its 363 seniors will graduate, a 91% rate. That would exceed the school's goal to increase the percentage of seniors graduating in four years from...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 17, 2022

50 tons of junk removed from neighborhood

Four junk removal companies last week hauled away 50 tons of cars, sofas, wooden pallets, doors, toys and other debris from Evergreen Mobile Estates near Shelton's Sanderson Field. The Evergreen...

 
 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    March 17, 2022

Realizations about exhortations

Several years ago, I often played racquetball with a fellow who would attack himself. When this fellow would make a bad shot, he’d yell something like “Nate, you idiot!” or “You’re stupid!...

 

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s Note: The Journal will begin running letters to the editor endorsing or opposing local political candidates in the June 9 edition (eight weeks prior to the Aug. 2 primary election). Youth and COVID-19...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    March 17, 2022

Program helps connect Mason County

Mason County covers slightly more than 1,000 square miles and medical services aren't a short drive away for most people. That's where the Behavioral Health Transportation program is stepping in to...

 

Columbia River bridge tops state transportation plan

The $17 billion transportation package dubbed “Move Ahead Washington,” is on its way to the Governor’s Office for final signature. House legislators passed the 16-year plan on a pair of votes of 54-44 and 57-41 on the final day of the 2022 legi...

 
 By Alex Fethiere    News    March 17, 2022

Welcome sign of spring

Nettles are a welcome sign of spring in my gardens and woods. Do those who curse their sting know all the wondrous uses of this vegetal gift? I don't profess to know all they offer - as with most...

 

Commission Briefs

Electronic home monitoring contract approved Mason County commissioners approved a contract for electronic home monitoring services for Mason County Juvenile Court Services at its March 15 meeting. According to the information packet, Juvenile Court...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 17, 2022

Shelton Music takes its sound up the hill

Shelton Music has moved to Olympic Highway North in the Mountain View district after conducting business for seven years in downtown Shelton. The business's lease expired at 415 West Railroad Ave.,...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 17, 2022

Port of Hoodsport in process of clearing hazard trees

The Port of Hoodsport is still dealing with the fallout of its hazard trees and is considering upcoming waste disposal needs. The port’s vouchers for February totaled $14,797.30, which port Operations Manager Kathleen Wyatt said is higher than the...

 

County Briefs

State Route 302 near Victor reopens The state Department of Transportation has reopened state Route 302 east of Victor after it was closed March 1. According to a news release, heavy rainfall triggered roadway settlement and sloughing. An 80-foot...

 

Health Briefs

Mason Health reveals new patient access center A patient access center officially opened at Mason Clinic with a ribbon-cutting event for staff March 8. According to a news release, plans to remodel the former clinic and office space was delayed in...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    March 17, 2022

Launching the S.G. Simpson

This story is taken from the Aug. 23, 1907, edition of the Mason County Journal. On Aug. 19, 1907, about 40 people from Shelton, hosted by Mark E. Reed, Arthur Govey and Thomas O'Neill, traveled to...

 

'Star Trek: Picard' season 2 continues to deliver

So much of the 10-episode first season of "Star Trek: Picard" in 2020, on what's now Paramount+, was devoted to cleaning up the collateral damage of 2002's "Star Trek: Nemesis" and J.J. Abrams' 2009...

 

Opening day

The calendar said it was Saturday, but at Highclimber Field, it was undoubtedly Tuesday. Senior right-hander Tuesday Palmer had a first-inning home run and five RBI, and threw a complete game...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    March 17, 2022

Seahawks life without Russell Wilson will be fine

The Seattle Seahawks made a big move and traded quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant and defensive lineman Shelby Harris. I know a lot of...

 

Prep Roundup

Track & Field The Owls kicked off the track season with a jamboree at Montesano on March 10. Mary M. Knight’s Danny Goeders finished eighth in the 400-meter dash and he placed ninth in the discus. Junior Drake Jenkins finished 10th in the shot put...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 17, 2022

Cleaning up Dewatto campground

The Port of Dewatto closed out its regular meetings for the winter with an update from port campground coordinator Joe Newman, who said he visited the campground several times during the winter to...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 17, 2022

Port of Allyn rethinking community survey

Port of Allyn commissioners initially agreed last month that they were ready to move forward with a comprehensive scheme update before two of the three commissioners reacted favorably to a suggestion on how to solicit more public comment before...

 
 By Sarah Crow    Opinion    March 17, 2022

By faith, not by taste

Dad is a private contractor, a builder and an improver of things, who lives along Hood Canal. He constructs decks and roofs, garages, does kitchen and bath remodels, flooring, painting, plus a little excavating, tree trimming, and septic work on the...

 

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