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Articles from the May 5, 2022 edition

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 By Staff report    News    May 5, 2022

Fatal crash

A pedestrian was killed on West Railroad Avenue in a possible vehicular homicide late Saturday night.  According to a Shelton Police Department news release, the collision occurred in the 1600 block of Railroad Avenue, just outside of the city...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 5, 2022

City considers movie nights

The City of Shelton is considering screening family-friendly films Friday nights this summer in Kneeland Park. The cost for showing movies under the stars was the focus of a work session the Shelton City Council conducted April 26. Jordanne...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 5, 2022

Council mulls student representatives

The City of Shelton is considering either adding a student representative to the seven-member city council or creating a student commission that would advise on matters such as parks and recreation. Members of the Shelton City Council discussed the...

 

City Briefs

City finalizes land sale to YMCA The Shelton City Council on Tuesday unanimously finalized the sale of 10.5 acres of leased land to the Shelton YMCA for $123,200. The council gave preliminary approval at its April 27 meeting. The city declared the...

 
 By Justin Johnson    Opinion    May 5, 2022

Knowing when to own up to a mistake

As the editor of the Shelton-Mason County Journal, with the knowledge that 2022 was a major local election year - nearly all countywide offices will be on the ballot - I made a decision at the start... Full story

 

From the Publisher

We here at the Shelton-Mason County Journal and Belfair Herald are very thankful for readers, both those who subscribe and those purchase a single newspaper. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to publish the newspaper each week.  As you have seen...

 
 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    May 5, 2022

Random thoughts for this day in May

Kangaroo Court and Star Court would be good road names in a housing development. Here are other possibilities: Hula Loop, Hard Road, Rue Avenue, Lame Lane, Broken Dreams Boulevard, No Way, Miss Place...

 
 By Alex Fethiere    News    May 5, 2022

In praise of fire

I thought "On fire" would be a better title for this week, but it's vague and misleading. Misleading assumes I'm trying to go somewhere. I've been meandering through the gardens doing maintenance as...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 5, 2022

Chamber honors members at annual gala

The Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce honored its members and celebrated its 100th anniversary at its awards gala April 29 at the Little Creek Casino and Resort in Shelton. The sold-out event drew 326 guests. Jamie Mell, owner of John L....

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Nonprofit Briefs

Love INC offers free life skills workshops The Shelton-based nonprofit Love In the Name of Christ and its 25 partner churches in Mason County are offering free life skills workshops. The group and...

 

School Briefs

Meet finalists tonight for Pioneer superintendent The public is invited to meet the two finalists for the position of superintendent of the Pioneer School District from 5:45 to 6:45 tonight at the Pioneer Middle School. Jeff Davis is the...

 

County Briefs

Deadline nears for SBA disaster loans The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds private nonprofit organizations in the state that May 30 is the deadline to apply for SBA federal disaster loans for property damage caused by severe winter storms,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 5, 2022

Commission Briefs

Commissioners sign deal with PUD 3 on internet program An interlocal agreement with Mason County PUD 3’s Internet Redundancy Program was approved by Mason County commissioners. According to the information packet, PUD 3 presented Mason County with...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 5, 2022

Matlock Old-Timers Fair this weekend

After a two-year interruption due to COVID-19, the Matlock Old-Timers Historical Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Mary M. Knight School. Engine enthusiasts can marvel at the...

 
 By Mark Woytowich    News    May 5, 2022

Ocean Shores: Witness to a whale's last journey

Last month was my first time driving on the beach. Formerly I was totally against the idea of cars rolling down the Washington coast, based on the principle that rubber tires don't belong on sand....

 
 By Matt Baide    News    May 5, 2022

North Mason HS student dies over weekend

A North Mason High School student died last weekend, according to a post on the North Mason School District’s social media pages. According to the post, North Mason Principal Chad Collins and staff were mobilizing counselors to be available to...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    May 5, 2022

Belfair Park & Ride scheduled to open May 23

After being in the works for more than a year, the Belfair Park & Ride is set to open May 23. According to Mason Transit Authority General Manager Amy Asher, MTA will transition its routes to run out of the new building May 23 and away from the tempo...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    May 5, 2022

County COVID-19 cases rising again

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Mason County, according to Director of Community Services Dave Windom. Speaking to the county commissioners during the Monday briefing, Windom said cases are up 217% in the past two weeks. “We had gotten to a...

 

'Unbearable Weight' showcases Cage's career

What's perhaps most notable about "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent," a charmingly affectionate sendup of the iconically bizarre public persona of Nicolas Cage, is that its most compelling...

 

Fiery Climbers

The Shelton baseball team finished the regular season Tuesday with a 10-0 win in five innings against Aberdeen, with a game-winning two-RBI double to invoke the 10-run rule and send the Highclimbers i...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    May 5, 2022

Track stars shine at 62nd Shelton Invitational

Shelton's Alauna Carstens has the Shelton girls record in the mile race after her performance at the 62nd Shelton Invitational on Saturday at Highclimber Stadium. Carstens won the mile in 5:08.92....

 

Shelton Invite

The 62nd annual Shelton Invitational was Saturday at Shelton High School’s Highclimber Stadium. The long-running invite featured athletes from 56 high schools around the state with 16 participants...

 

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