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Articles from the May 12, 2022 edition

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 By Justin Johnson    News    May 12, 2022

Journal columnist dies

Longtime Mason County resident and Shelton-Mason County Journal outdoors columnist Mark Woytowich died Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was 65. Woytowich wrote the Journal's popular column...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 12, 2022

School district boss moves on

The Hood Canal School District announced Superintendent Nikki Grubbs has accepted a job as the assistant superintendent in the North Thurston School District. Grubbs was hired three years ago and she...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    May 12, 2022

Hanging up the robe

Mason County Superior Court Judge Amber Finlay has seen a lot in her legal career and will hang up her robe for the last time June 30. Finlay, 60, has been on the bench in superior court since...

 

Matlock Old-Timers Historical Fair

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Matlock Old-Timers Historical Fair returned Saturday and Sunday at Mary M. Knight School....

 

How about we give some thoughts to Togo?

Togo is a long, rectangular-ish country with a 31-mile-long coastline in western Africa along the Gulf of Guinea. Its economy relies on commercial and subsistence agriculture. I learned that from typing “Togo” into Google. I also learned Togo...

 

Letters to the Editor

League responds Editor, the Journal, For more than a century, The League of Women Voters has been an organization in which members have had the opportunity to learn, communicate and provide community leadership. The League takes pride in being...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Fjordin Crossing event Sunday in Hoodsport The Fjordin Crossin, an event that celebrates the practice of sending a barrel of Aquavit in a ship from Norway across the equator and back again, is Sunday...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 12, 2022

Shelton students stage musical 'Freaky Friday'

What happens when a magic hourglass causes a bickering teenage girl and her mother to switch bodies? That's the premise of "Freaky Friday: The Musical," staged by the Shelton High School Drama Club...

 

School Briefs

Public invited to academy opening The Shelton School District is having its official opening of the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (MET) Academy building at Shelton High School from 4 to 6 p.m. May 25. Staff will offer tours of the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 12, 2022

Dirt riders clean up debris

Visitors to the Mason County Landfill, after learning how much it will cost to deposit their TVs and refrigerators, sometimes continue driving northwest on Eells Hill Road, and dump their load down a...

 

Community Briefs

Fundraiser aims to honor victims of large 1907 fire Shelton Memorial Park is planning a May 28 fundraiser to raise money to go toward a memorial wall at the cemetary in tribute to the unmarked graves...

 

Commission Briefs

Commissioners approve list of county projects Mason County commissioners approved a resolution to adopt the 2022-23 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Project list as recommended by the Mason County Economic Development Council. According...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 12, 2022

Community dog park proposed for Port of Hoodsport

A proposed community dog park was put before the Port of Hoodsport for consideration on April 13. Resident Bill Long, who moved to the area several years ago from University Place in Pierce County, is the founding member and president of SUN (Safe,...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    May 12, 2022

The 1915 wedding of Humphrey and Doris Nelson

Humphrey "Hump" Nelson was one of the premier oyster growers in early Mason County. His family moved from Michigan to Tacoma in 1888, when he was about 2 years old. Not long after they arrived, Hump's...

 

'Multiverse of Madness' requires work, still satisfies

As I'd anticipated, "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" was well exceeded by "Everything Everywhere All at Once" as a free-for-all romp across multiple universes, but what I suspect...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 12, 2022

'Kustom Laser Art by Oz' featured in May

The Belfair Self-Storage art wall is devoting May to showcasing Allyn resident Michael Osborn's "Kustom Laser Art by Oz" lasear-cut wood artwork, complete with an artist reception featuring Osborn at...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    May 12, 2022

North Mason girls finish third at league championships

The North Mason girls track and field team earned third place at the Olympic League Championships in Belfair on May 6 and 8. Addilyn Varick won the javelin for the Bulldogs with a toss of 114 feet, 10...

 

Prep Roundup

North Mason soccer The North Mason boys soccer team wrapped up its season with a 2-1 loss to North Kitsap on May 5 in Poulsbo. The Bulldogs ended the season 2-13 overall and 1-13 in league games. Softball The Bulldog softball team dropped two games l...

 

Local Golf

Lake Limerick Ladies Golf April 11, 2022 9-Holes (Substitute Par for Worst Hole) 1st: Elen Gaschet DeL’Isle (33) 2nd: Robbi Alberts (34) Birdies: Robbi Alberts #7; Elen G. #1 Pars: Robbi Alberts #5, Elen G. #2, 4 & 8 Chip in: Elen G. #1 Low...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 12, 2022

Port, Salmon Center make park progress

When the Port of Allyn followed up on Sweetwater Park during the port commissioners' May 2 meeting, Port Executive Director Lary Coppola said Kathleen Barrantes, the grant writer the Salmon Center hir...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 12, 2022

Port of Allyn reviews technical matters

The Port of Allyn reviewed several technical matters during the port commissioners’ May 2 meeting. Port Executive Director Lary Coppola said he sent a letter to Mason County commissioners to say the port was reducing its Comprehensive Economic Deve...

 

James D. Thomas

James D. Thomas passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at his home on Harstine Island. He was born in Ryderwood, Washington on June 8, 1933. He grew up in Longview, Washington and graduated from R.... Full story

 

Laura Ann Pinter

Laura Ann Pinter, 59, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her husband, Frank, and daughters, Madison and Ella on March 6th, 2022. On December 26th, 2019, Laura was diagnosed with stage 4... Full story

 

Robert Martin Stevens

Robert "Bob" Stevens, 96, passed away peacefully at his home on Oakland Bay on April 24, 2022 with family by his side. Bob was born at home May 21, 1925 to Martin and Linda (Charlson) Stevens on... Full story

 

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