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Articles from the April 28, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 28, 2022

YMCA to buy city property

The Shelton City Council gave preliminary clearance to selling 10.5 acres of land it leased to the Shelton YMCA for $123,200. The council can make the move official at its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The city declared the property at the intersection...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 28, 2022

Change could add housing

The Shelton City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on proposed code changes in neighborhood residential zones that could open the door to more single-family homes, triplexes and accessory dwellings. The council gave preliminary approval to the...

 
 By Justin Johnson    News    April 28, 2022

Canvassing draws attention

People associated with a group called the Mason County Election Integrity Committee have been canvassing door-to-door in the county and aren’t associated with the Mason County Auditor’s Office or...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    April 28, 2022

Shelton's library reopens

After three months of being closed, the Shelton Timberland Library reopened its doors Monday with that new building smell. While the building was closed, the library operated out of the Shelton Civic...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 28, 2022

Community garden blooms at Callanan Park

The City of Shelton, Hands on Personal Empowerment (HOPE) Garden and the Mason Conservation District celebrated Earth Day on Friday by officially opening its new community garden at Callanan Park in...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 28, 2022

Turning Pointe creates $1M endowment

In October, Turning Pointe Advocacy Center Executive Director Gina Finley received a letter from the local Margery Jones Charitable Trust. Finley anticipated a check of $40,000 or $50,000 in the tiny white envelope, the usual annual amount the...

 
 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    April 28, 2022

There will be blood: Me vs. me (and Jason)

Every couple of months, I go to the Bloodworks Northwest office in Olympia to get a vein tapped. I enjoy these visits. I get to check the “no” box to the extensive list of circumstances that can...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    April 28, 2022

Fire District 12 retains chief through May 19

Mason County Fire District 12 decided to retain Fire Chief Kelli Walsworth through May 19 after fire commissioners voted unanimously April 19 to dismiss Walsworth. According to an announcement on...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    April 28, 2022

Bertrand appeals ruling of molestation case

Andrew Bertrand is appealing his conviction in Mason County Superior Court to two counts of first-degree child molestation. Bertrand was sentenced to 83 months in prison April 6. According to Bertrand’s counsel Mick Woynarowski of Seattle, “Mr....

 
 By Jan Parker    News    April 28, 2022

Captain Ed Miller

In 1892, a journalist for the Seattle Press Times wrote, "Captain Miller of the tug Biz and owner of that antediluvian ark the Ajax, is one of the old landmarks on the waterfront, weighs something...

 

School Briefs

Club offers scholarships to Pioneer grads 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 are continuing their education at college or a trade...

 

County Briefs

County records 2 COVID-19 deaths Mason County recorded two COVID-19 deaths last week. According to the Division of Emergency Management the deaths were a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s. The county recorded 17 cases on April 20 and 21. The seven-...

 

Commission Briefs

County requests architectural professional services Mason County commissioners approved allowing the county to issue a request for qualifications for architectural engineering professional services at their April 26 meeting. According to the...

 
 By Pat Carpenter    News    April 28, 2022

A tasty thistle can be grown here

Most of the artichokes you find in grocery stores are grown in the central coastal valleys of California. The town of Castroville in Monterey County calls itself the "The Artichoke Capital of the...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Spring gift fair at Alderbrook course The Alderbrook Golf Course Activities Committee sponsors a spring gift fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 330 E. Country Club Drive E., Union. Offerings include jewelry, yard art, photography, woodworking...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    April 28, 2022

Hoodsport prepares for Memorial Day

Hoodsport business owner Jan Morris offered an update on the May 15 Fjordin Crossin event to Port of Hoodsport commissioners April 13. Morris, owner of The Hardware Distillery, said event organizers are trying to enlist local and regional...

 

'The Northman' dives deep, delivers visceral thrills

Tell me a tale of the past, and I'll often spot what you're saying about the present. The first two "Godfather" films ostensibly chronicle the ascendance of the Mafia in American culture in the 20th...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    April 28, 2022

Shelton weightlifting teams pumped for state

The Shelton powerlifting team is pumping the iron in anticipation for the state championship meet May 7 at Northwest Christian High School in Lacey. Shelton hosted a home meet April 16, and coach Josh Munro said the meet went well. It was the first...

 

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