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Articles from the March 31, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 31, 2022

City targets camps

Homeless people who are camping on private property, sometimes without the knowledge of the property's owners, are dumping trash, defecating on the ground and starting dangerous fires to keep warm,...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 31, 2022

End of the line

On April 5, City of Shelton crews will begin removing the former Simpson Lumber Co. railway tracks crossing West Railroad Avenue between 11th and 12th streets. The track removal is scheduled to take...

 By Matt Baide    News    March 31, 2022

Another Belfair sewer hearing scheduled

Mason County commissioners and staff will partake in a third Belfair Sewer public hearing at 6 p.m. April 5. This is the third Belfair sewer public hearing in three months. The first hearing was Jan. 31 and lasted more than four hours, with staff...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 31, 2022

Youth Connection gets state, federal money

The nonprofit Youth Connection in Shelton received $500,000 in federal money to help develop transitional housing for young adults ages 18 to 24 who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless...


Nonprofit Briefs

Seven historic Mason County women showcased The Mason County League of Women Voters hosts a showcase of Mason County female leaders from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mason County Historical Museum, 427 W. Railroad Ave., Shelton. The seven featured...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 31, 2022

Community Lifeline dedicates building to donor

Community Lifeline last week dedicated its building to Shelton resident Dr. Harry Griffith. Griffith said he made the donation to honor his brother, who died homeless. Griffith made a large donation...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    March 31, 2022

Three stories you might have missed in the news

No matter how attuned you are to the news these days, you can always find a story or two each week that stretches your sense of what’s possible in this world. Feast on these three stories: Story...

 By Matt Baide    News    March 31, 2022

Mason County begins 'normal' life with COVID

References to “normal” times before the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 are common these days, but with restrictions easing, Mason County begins “normal” life with the coronavirus. Mason County Director of Community Services Dave Windom said...

 By Matt Baide    News    March 31, 2022

Belfair Park and Ride opening still up in the air

The Mason Transit Authority Board monthly meeting provided an update on the Belfair Park and Ride’s potential opening date.  At the meeting, MTA General Manager Amy Asher provided an update, with unanticipated delays to finalize the details of...


School Briefs

Pioneer hires search consultant The Pioneer School District has hired a consulting firm to help search for a new superintendent. The Pioneer School Board on March 22 voted unanimously to hire John Bash with Hazard Young Attea & Associates to...


County Briefs

Cascade Natural Gas replacing Shelton natural gas pipelines Cascade Natural Gas is going to replace natural gas main pipelines and service lines in a portion of Shelton. According to a news release, the work will occur over the next five to six...


Commission Briefs

County invites comments about county road project Mason County invites the public to comment on alternative plans for the Uncle John Creek lower culvert fish barrier correction project on Agate Loop Road. According to a news release, an open house...

 By Jan Parker    News    March 31, 2022

Mary M. Knight - pioneering educator

This Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., the Mason County League of Women Voters is sponsoring an open house at the Mason County Historical Museum (427 West Railroad Ave.) to showcase seven women, past and...


'Halo' OK for newcomers, maybe not longtime fans

Not all nerds are nerds about everything, so while I'm a nerd about a broad spectrum of media, my one big shortfall is that I've never been a nerd about video games. I'm prefacing my review of the...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    March 31, 2022

Winning routine

The Shelton dance team placed second in the 1A/2A military dance category at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association state dance meet in Yakima on Saturday. "It feels so rewarding, the...


Ellen (Medynski) Whitecotton

With our deepest sorrow, we announce the passing of our dear beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a resident of Elma, WA for a little over 30 years. Ellen... Full story


Peggie M. Lindberg

Peggie M. Lindberg, 98, of Shelton, Washington passed peacefully on March 23, 2022, with family by her side. She was the second child of J. Earl and Ruth Boller, born May 1, 1923, in Lewistown,... Full story


Clara May Barnett

Clara May Barnett, age 85, passed away at home March 20, 2022 after a fall. She was born May 20, 1936, in Boston Massachusetts to Francis and Evangaline Madden. She is survived by her husband Tim... Full story


Michael Jay Briggs

Michael "Mike" Jay Briggs, age 54, passed away on March 19, 2022, in Mount Vernon, Washington. Mike was born in Beech Creek, PA on August 23, 1967. He was a 1985 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High... Full story


Marge Uhlman

Marge Uhlman, age 84, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2022, with her daughters by her side in her home on Stretch Island in Grapeview, WA. Margie was a third generation Washingtonian being born... Full story


Death Notices

Michael Jay Briggs, 54, a resident of Mount Vernon, former resident of Shelton, passed away March 19, 2022, in Skagit County. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Ray Mullens, 51, a resident of Grapeview, passed away... Full story


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