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Articles from the April 21, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 21, 2022

No place called home

At the Crazy Love Ministries warming center in downtown Shelton, 66-year-old Kevin Hendrickson was known as a gentleman who held doors for others, cracked jokes and offered encouraging words to...

 By Matt Baide    News    April 21, 2022

Changes for SR3

Two new roundabouts are coming to state Route 3 in the Shelton area in 2024. The roundabouts are planned for the intersections of state Route 3 and East Agate Road and East Pickering Road. They're par...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 21, 2022

City tweaks proposed animal ordinances

The Shelton City Council refined its proposed animal ordinances, allowing residents to own five hens - but no roosters - regardless of the size of their property. The council members also discussed...


City Briefs

Council OKs new laws on graffiti, signs The Shelton City Council on Tuesday approved new ordinances on graffiti and signs. The council gave preliminary approval at its April 5 meeting. In both cases, the city states it is seeking to make the rules...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    April 21, 2022

The trouble with titles. A personal history.

I worked for a state representative at the Capitol in Olympia for three months during the 1988 legislative session. I sat at a desk, behind a plastic rectangle that displayed my name. I smiled when...

 By Alex Fethiere    News    April 21, 2022

The morel of the story

There were a lot of reasons to loathe 2020. Round here, a huge flush of morels wasn't one of them. Kale volunteers were popping up in the spring garlic beds. The garlic had been planted in fall in Cre...


School Briefs

Shelton students excelling at Spokane college Jael Adams and Gregory Jenney of Shelton earned spots on the honor roll for the winter quarter at Spokane Community College. To be eligible, a student must earn a GPA of 3.0 or better. Scholarships open t...


Nonprofit Briefs

United Way event coming to Allyn Waterfront Park United Way of Mason County hosts the Spring Dessert & Gift Auction from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Allyn Waterfront Park. Tickets are $15. For more information email [email protected] or call...


Commission Briefs

Solid waste utility fee rates will rise Mason County commissioners approved a change in the solid waste utility fee rates at the April 12 meeting. According to the information packet, the fee rates increase each year by the amount of the...

 By Mark Woytowich    News    April 21, 2022

Rising from the rubble: Impressions of Raymond

Some of my best days are days when I travel. And the best of my traveling days always seem to be those times when I talk to locals and ask them something about the place where they live. I've noticed...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 21, 2022

Community Lifeline says it will help with property messes

Starting on Sunday, the owners of vandalized property in the City of Shelton are responsible for the cleanup, with the city providing either the paint or the labor for the task. With the new graffiti...

 By Matt Baide    News    April 21, 2022

Matlock fire district dismisses chief Tuesday

The three commissioners for Mason County Fire Distrcit 12 in Matlock voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to dismiss fire chief Kelli Walsworth without cause at the district’s monthly meeting. The vote took place after a 20-minute executive...


County Briefs

Belfair man dies in state Route 3 crash A two-car crash Monday in Belfair on state Route 3 killed a 74-year-old man. According to a Washington State Patrol news release, William M. Cundiff of Belfair was declared dead at the scene. His next of kin wa...


Shelton's Museum Contempo teams up with artist

Shelton's Museum Contempo has used the social media skills of one local artist to provide all of the gallery's artists with global exposure. Museum Contempo is at 68 SE Lynch Road in Shelton, but...


'Everything Everywhere' overwhelms with possibilities

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" premieres May 6, but in spite of how much I'm a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and of director Sam Raimi in particular, I'm sure that film has...


Glass blower straddles art scene in Shelton, Tacoma

Shelton High School graduate Ty Nault went from pushing paper to being inspired by the artwork within walking distance of his office jobs. He followed up on his childhood fascination with stained...


Marcus DonWayne Gerber

Marcus DonWayne Gerber, 40, passed away April 10, 2022. Marcus was born June 15, 1981, in Seattle, WA and his fight for life began as he was born two months premature. In 1984, he got Spinal... Full story


Allan Sande, Sr.

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Allan R. Sande, Sr., on March 20, 2022, at 94 years old. Allan was born to Reuel and Clara Sande in Seattle in 1927. When he was a young boy, his... Full story


Kenneth Nygaard

Kenneth Nygaard, 69, passed away February 15, 2022 in Shelton, WA. He is survived by his Brother Dan Nygaard, his two sons, Derrick and Steven, and his daughter Rachel.... Full story


Paul Wuestner Memorial

A graveside Memorial service is being held for Paul Wuestner Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the Shelton Memorial Park. A potluck will follow at the Grapeview Firehall, hosted by: Pam Dalton, Mark Wuestner and Todd Wuestner.... Full story


Jeff Araujo

A Celebration of Life for Jeff Araujo will be held on April 23, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the New Community Church of Union, WA. Immediately following, to continue the celebration, guests are invited to... Full story


Robert E. Aitken

Outdoorsman, paratrooper, scoutmaster, biker, father, and teller of tall tales that "you wouldn't believe", has reached his happy hunting ground at age 95. Born in 1926 to Donald and Dorothy (Sawyer)... Full story


Mildred "Millie" (Leeberg) Nicholas

Mildred "Millie" (Leeberg) Nicholas, 84, formerly of Fawn Lake in Shelton, WA, passed away on April 4, 2022. She was a graduate of Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington. Millie retired as a... Full story


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