Articles from the May 4, 2023 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    May 4, 2023

Oakland Bay permit application

A public hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 24 by the Mason County Hearing Examiner for Taylor Shellfish’s application for a permit to grow Pacific oysters and install a floating oyster bag array in Oakland Bay. According to a notice of...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 4, 2023

Hood Canal selects leader

Lance Gibbon, a former superintendent of the Oak Harbor and Snoqualmie Valley school districts, will be the superintendent of the Hood Canal School District, pending a contract agreement. On Monday...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 4, 2023

Candidates eyeing council openings

So, you want to serve on the Shelton City Council? May 15 to 19 is the time to file for one of the three council positions open on the November election ballot. On April 25, about two dozen potential...

 By Matt Baide    News    May 4, 2023

Duenkel shakes up election office

Mason County Auditor Steve Duenkel made some changes after taking office in January, including moving the Auditor's offices upstairs in Building 1 of the county downtown campus. "Everybody has their...


City Briefs

Free trash disposal for city residents City of Shelton residents can dispose of household garbage and trash for free between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 13 and 20 at the intersection of First and Grove streets, the former Mell’s lot in downtown Shelton....

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    May 4, 2023

Random thoughts for a day in May

What do golf and life have in common? The fewer the strokes, the better. I don’t worry about computers acting like humans. The bigger threat to humanity is humans acting like robots. The best part...

 By Matt Baide    News    May 4, 2023

What local legislators achieved this session

State Reps. Dan Griffey and Travis Couture, Republicans from Allyn, and Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Shelton, wrapped up the regular legislative session April 23. On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee said he intends to call a special session on May 16 to address the...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 4, 2023

Hoodsport cleanup party May 13, reopening May 27

The Port of Hoodsport commission invites people to join a reopening ceremony for the 80-acre Hoodsport Trail Park at the end of the month and join other volunteers to help clean the park two weeks before its opening. The park’s yearlong project to...


County Briefs

Central Mason has training exercise Central Mason Fire and EMS participated in a training burn Saturday at 920 Dearborn Ave. in Shelton. According to a news release, the burn occurred at an old...


Commission Briefs

Grants rejected for two area ballfields Mason County commissioners approved withdrawing from two Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program grant requests for Union and Sandhill Park multipurpose...


Education Briefs

Deadline Friday for Pioneer scholarships The Pioneer Kiwanis Club will award $10,000 in scholarships to students who live in the Pioneer School District or attended Pioneer schools. Eligible are students who are graduating this year from high school...


Community Briefs

Truss Show and Plant Sale May 13-14 The Shelton Rhododendron Society hosts its annual Truss Show and Plant Sale May 13 and 14 at Outdoors by Design, 221 state Route 3, Shelton. Information:...

 By Submitted    News    May 4, 2023

WSU, Sea Grant offer training to spot invasive crabs

A new program will enable anyone who walks the shorelines of Puget Sound to identify one of Washington’s most concerning invasive species: European green crab. In response to the shore crab’s booming population, Washington State University...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 4, 2023

Matlock Old-Timers Fair this weekend

The Matlock Old-Timers Historical Fair is hosted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mary M. Knight School. Engine enthusiasts can marvel at the Steam Donley and antique...


Edward Immel

Edward Immel was born June 22, 1925, to Victor and Katherine Immel in San Francisco, CA. He grew up in Yakima with his sister Fern his best friend before becoming a Marine at age 17. In WWII he... Full story


Recently Passed

Otis Devoe Villines, 78, a resident of Elma, passed away April 20, 2023, at home. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory. Geralyn Rose, 52, a resident of Shelton, passed away April 26, 2023, at St. Petes Hospital in Olympia. No funeral... Full story


Otis Devoe Villines

Otis Devoe "O.D." Villines passed peacefully April 20, 2023, surrounded by family at his home in Elma Washington. He was 78 years old. O.D. was born on May 2, 1944 in Compton Arkansas, the fifth of se... Full story


Nancy Renee Trucksess (née Herrington)

On the morning of March 3, 2023, Nancy Renee Trucksess passed peacefully in her sleep with her family at her bedside. Nancy was 82 years old. Nancy was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in December 1940 to... Full story


Clarriene Attalie Hamilton (née Powell)

Clarriene Attalie Hamilton, born in Seattle, July 22, 1929, to Howard and Mabel Powell, died April 24, 2023, in Olympia at Puget Sound Healthcare. Most recently resided at Maple Glen in Shelton and before that on Mason Lake in Grapeview. Preceded in... Full story


Creepy, kooky, mysterious, ooky

After members of the Shelton High School Drama Club considered possible plays to stage this spring, they whittled their choices to "Beetlejuice" or "The Addams Family Musical." This illustrates their...


'Mrs. Davis' succeeds so far; 'Peter Pan' fails to fly

'Mrs. Davis' on Peacock I should have suspected I'd encounter this problem with a miniseries co-created by Damon Lindelof. Between co-creating the ultimately disappointing TV series "Lost,"...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    May 4, 2023

Shelton powerlifters ready for state

The Highclimbers host the state powerlifting championships at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Mini-Dome. The Shelton girls powerlifting team finished second and the boys placed third at a competition April 15...


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