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Articles from the April 7, 2022 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    April 7, 2022

Sewer goes to bid

Mason County commissioners made a potential Belfair sewer extension possible Tuesday night by allowing the project to be advertised for bidding on the next phase. Commissioners Kevin Shutty and Sharon Trask voted in favor of the project’s next...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 7, 2022

City awards Gateway contract

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday awarded a $2.6 million contract to a Puyallup company to construct the city's Western Gateway project on West Railroad Avenue. Miles Resources offered the lowest...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    April 7, 2022

Fatal crash on U.S. 101

A Shelton woman died in a single-car crash on U.S. Highway 101 early Tuesday morning just south of the Jefferson County border. According to a news release from Washington State Patrol, Cindy M. Edwards, 53, was driving north on U.S. 101 and lost...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 7, 2022

Shelton moves on graffiti, sign ordinances

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to new ordinances on graffiti and signs. The council can make the changes official at its April 19 meeting. If passed, the ordinances would go into effect on April 24. The council...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 7, 2022

City Briefs

City plans program to collect plastic film The City of Shelton, in partnership with Mason County and SC Johnson, is launching a six-month pilot program to offer curbside collection of plastic film to residents. SC Johnson is a manufacturer of...

 
 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    April 7, 2022

Finding a place in this world to be happy

I got an email a couple of weeks ago from a Journal reader inviting me to join some people who play pingpong Wednesday nights at Little Skookum Hall Community Club. This is one of the fringe benefits...

 
 By Alex Fethiere    News    April 7, 2022

Between two ferns

Over a recent lunch of shrimp curry, kicharee and pasta with nettle pesto, our friend asked whether we had eaten fiddleheads before. I said sure, in the northeast, but not in Washington....

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 7, 2022

Humane Society offers mobile sterilizations

Twenty-nine groggy cats lay in cages and carriers Monday afternoon inside the Veterans Memorial Hall in downtown Shelton. The cats were awaiting the return of their owners after being either spayed or...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Pioneer Kiwanis Club clam/crab dinner returns The Pioneer Kiwanis Club hosts a crab and clam dinner, with a live and silent auction, May 21 at Pioneer Elementary School. Proceeds from the event go to scholarships for Pioneer School District students...

 

Bonnie Jean Anderson

Bonnie Jean Anderson, born July 30, 1955, at Madigan General Hospital in Fort Lewis, WA, to Claudie and William Boelk. An honorary mention to Monroe and Libby Michaeils, who raised Bonnie in Shelton,... Full story

 

Donald H. Blanchard

Donald H. Blanchard, age 89, died peacefully at home on March 29th, 2022, with family by his side. He was born April 6, 1932, and was raised in Edmonds, WA. At the age of fourteen, he spent the... Full story

 

Death Notices

Jeannine Stocking, 65, a resident of Shelton, passed away March 30, 2022, at Allenmore Medical Center in Tacoma. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Bryce Smith, 73, a resident of Shelton, passed away March 30,... Full story

 

County Briefs

Special election set for April 26 A special election for Mason County Fire Protection District No. 18 and Southside School District is set for April 26. According to a news release, the emergency medical services property tax levy for Fire...

 

Commission Briefs

Sheriff’s Office contract with Monarch Children’s Advocacy Center approved Mason County commissioners approved a contract extension between the Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division with Monarch Children’s Advocacy Center. According to the...

 

School Briefs

Scholarships available to Pioneer students The Pioneer Kiwanis Club is offering scholarships to high school graduates and GED earners who live in, or have lived in, the Pioneer School District, and...

 

'Moon Knight' shines brightly, 'The Bubble' deflates

I did not attend the premiere of Marvel/Sony's "Morbius," because however long or convoluted my reviews are, I actually don't believe in wasting your time or mine. Check out the other reviews online,...

 
 By Mark Woytowich    News    April 7, 2022

When trees fall in the forest, plenty land upon the roads

Here comes the seasonal thaw: when winter unlocks and pours into spring. For some of us house dwellers, spring is reduced to words in poems you once read as a kid; "Flower, bloom, warmth, sun," all...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton Baseball The Highclimber boys split a pair of games against Tumwater last week in EvCo action. Shelton defeated Tumwater 5-1 on March 29 at home. The Highclimbers traveled to Tumwater March 30 and fell 4-0. Shelton (5-3, 1-3) faced Olympic on...

 

Meet the new Forest Festival court

Journal reporter Gordon Weeks sent questions to each of the five members of the royalty court for the 78th Mason County Forest Festival. Shawna Lacy Princess of Cedar Age 17, Shelton High School seni...

 

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