Articles from the April 14, 2022 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    April 14, 2022

Road project sparks debate

The Uncle John Creek lower culvert fish barrier correction project on Agate Loop Road was the subject of an open house April 7 at The Agate Grange No. 275. About 30 people attended, including Mason...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 14, 2022

City, county consider annexation request

Two companies have petitioned the City of Shelton to annex a combined 280 acres east of Olympic College Shelton into the city limits. Both properties are in unincorporated Mason County in the Peacock...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 14, 2022

EMS measure likely to be on ballot

The Shelton City Council will vote Tuesday on placing an emergency medical services replacement levy on the Aug. 9 ballot. The council unanimously gave preliminary approval at its April 5 meeting. If...

 By Matt Baide    News    April 14, 2022

Bertrand sentenced to 83 months in molestation case

Andrew Wesley Bertrand was sentenced to 83 months April 6 after being found guilty of two counts of first-degree child molestation in Mason County Superior Court. According to court documents, Shelton Police took a report March 7, 2021, of two girls...


County Briefs

Rep. Kilmer tests positive for COVID-19 U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, tested positive for COVID-19 on April 6. “Late this afternoon I tested positive for COVID-19 after testing negative as recently as yesterday,” Kilmer said in a news...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    April 14, 2022

Having historical figures over for dinner

If you could have four dead people of historical importance to dinner, who would you invite? The rules are they wouldn’t be dead at dinner, you can’t invite Hitler (who wants to hear...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 14, 2022

'It's been a wonderful life'

Betty Olson is living proof that longevity resides in the genes. The Shelton woman's mother reached the age of 100 years and three months. Two of Olson's sisters lived until they were 100 years, seven...


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...


School Briefs

Students Fitzmorris, Boothe excelling at Oregon State Two students from Mason County earned spots on the honor roll for the winter quarter at Oregon State University in Corvallis. To be eligible, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or better while takin...

 By Jan Parker    News    April 14, 2022

From March to May 1959 in the Journal

The feature story March 5 included a photo of a car that had been blown apart on a county road when dynamite in the trunk exploded. The driver, who was killed, had been transporting the dynamite to...


Commission Briefs

DNR plans public hearing on proposed boundary expansion The state Department of Natural Resources is having a public hearing April 20 at Mason County Fire Hall District No. 4 about a proposed expansion of the boundary of the Skookum Inlet Natural...


Commemorating Bruce Willis' career with his best roles

On March 30, Bruce Willis' family announced his retirement from acting after he was diagnosed with aphasia, which impairs the ability to comprehend language and communicate. The Los Angeles Times...


Gunar Dean Tranum

1940-2022 Gunar Dean Tranum was born in Olympia, WA, on February 14th, St. Valentine's Day 1940, and died following a long illness on April 7, 2022, at age 82. His parents were Gunar H. and Irma Mae... Full story


Paul Wuestner

Paul Wuestner 1936-2022 Sadly we are announcing that Paul Wuestner has passed away, peacefully on April 6, 2022, in Shelton, WA. Paul was a volunteer firefighter, a Battalion Chief for Mason Dist. 5... Full story


Remembering Bill Timm

Remembering Bill Timm A memorial gathering honoring Bill Timm will be held on Saturday, May 14th at noon. Shelton Memorial Park 1605 Van Buren Street in Shelton Followed by a picnic at Union County... Full story


Death Notices

Gordon Leslie Costa, 84, a resident of Shelton, passed away April 6, 2022, at Providence St. Peter's Hospital in Olympia. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory. Joan Darlene Finn, 80,... Full story


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