Articles from the May 18, 2023 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    May 18, 2023

Shelton High targeted in shooting hoax

Shelton Police, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Squaxin Island Police and Skokomish Police responded to what turned out to be a false account of a student with a gun at Shelton High School....

 By Matt Baide    News    May 18, 2023

Weekend fires erupt

A fire that began Saturday on Kamilche Point Road just south of Shelton spread to 41 acres before it was contained and extinguished by the state Department of Natural Resources. According to DNR...


Dolores M. Murphy

Dolores M. Murphy (Kelly) passed away August 26, 2022, with her family by her side, in Olympia, WA. She was born May 21, 1925 in Tacoma, WA to Albert and Hazel Kelly. Family meant everything to... Full story


Thomas B. Howe

Thomas B. Howe, beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away May 9, 2023, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA due to complications with Diabetes. He was born January 15, 1963 in... Full story


George Samuel "Sam" Sevier

George Samuel "Sam" Sevier passed away on Thursday May 11, 2023 in Shelton, WA. Sam was born on December 28, 1937 in Bellingham, WA to George and Lucille (Fisher) Sevier. Sam has been a resident of... Full story


Charles A. Pede

Charles A. Pede, born January 23, 1931 in Seattle, WA and passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2023. Charles is always with us and never will be forgotten. Charles lived an amazing life and has... Full story


Vernal Franklin Stratton

Vernal Franklin Stratton, 98, a resident of Shelton, passed away May 7, 2023 at Providence Rehabilitation in Olympia, WA. He was a wonderful husband, father and provider. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Vernal... Full story


Olive Lanman

With Great sorrow and bittersweet gratitude, the Lanman family announces the passing of our lovely and sweet mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Olive Lanman. Olive sadly passed away in the... Full story

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 18, 2023

Legislators tout state project money

Keeping state Route 3 Freight Corridor construction on track and securing $1.5 million for Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center in Shelton are among the gains for the 35th District in the state's...


Recently Passed

Julie Joy Waldrop, 83, a resident of Shelton, passed away May 8, 2023, at home. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory. Donna Kerry Ellis, 72, a resident of Des Moines, WA, passed away May 9, 2023, at Harborview Medical Center in... Full story

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 18, 2023

Nine receive Mason Health scholarships

Mason Health awarded full-ride medical pathways scholarships to nine students from Shelton High School's Health Sciences Academy. The students were honored at a presentation May 10 at Mason General...

 By Matt Baide    News    May 18, 2023

Commission hesitant of Sherwood Forest opposition

The state Department of Natural Resources is scheduled to sell timber in the Sherwood Forest at 10 a.m. May 23 at the South Puget Sound Region Office in Enumclaw. Mason County commissioners addressed...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 18, 2023

YSS Dive's Hood Canal cleanup doubles participation

When John and Katherine Yackel founded the YSS Dive Shop in Hoodsport in 2020, they saw it as their responsibility to protect and advocate for Hood Canal. Hood Canal - technically a fjord - includes...

 By Matt Baide    News    May 18, 2023

Sheriff's Office arrests two for domestic violence

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyler John Lagasa, 28, and Hope Bates, 21, for assault in the first degree with domestic violence on Thursday evening on East Sleaford Road near Shelton. A...


County Briefs

Central Mason fire has busy weekend Central Mason Fire and EMS responded to 62 calls last weekend. According to a news release, CMFE fought a brushfire Sunday morning off Ritz Road on Harstine Island. The fire was 100-by-20 feet burning in...


Community Briefs

Spring plant sale The Harstine Island Garden Club hosts its Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harstine Island Community Hall, 371 E. Harstine Island Road N. Last weekend for ‘Pirates of Penzance’ Shelton’s Connection...


Evangelical musical this weekend at Shelton High

Clearly Focused Productions stages the evangelical musical drama "Moment of Truth" at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center, 3737 N....


'Still' uses Fox's career to capture travails, triumphs

It's hard to convey to those who didn't experience the 1980s firsthand what a huge deal Michael J. Fox was, and how much he seemed to remain a down-to-earth guy. I'd say (as a compliment to both men)...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    May 18, 2023

Shelton girls win powerlifting title

The Shelton High Scholl girls powerlifting team won its fifth state powerlifting championship May 6 at the Mini-Dome in Shelton. Madison Gill at 181 pounds, Neveah Haskins at 198 pounds and Amanda...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    May 18, 2023

Shelton Springs hosts Cascade Challenge

The Shelton Springs Disc Golf Course is hosting the Cascade Challenge on Memorial Day Weekend. This is the first Disc Golf Pro Tour event held in the state. The 150 pros will be playing from the harde...


Prep Roundup

Shelton baseball Shelton’s season came to an end on May 10 with a 7-2 loss to Mark Morris in the 2A District IV baseball tournament in Ridgefield. The Highclimbers finished the season 10-10 overall. Shelton track The Shelton boys and girls track te...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 18, 2023

'Grease' at North Mason

North Mason High School Theatre presents "Grease" at 7 p.m. on the Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays of May 18, 19 and 20, and June 1, 2 and 3, at the school in Belfair. Tickets are $10 for adults and...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 18, 2023

Dewatto searching for candidates for commissioner seat

Port of Dewatto Manager Jeana Crosby talked about the search to replace Port Commission Chair Ray Mow, a port commissioner since 2017. Mow died April 8. “We have not had anyone apply as of yet,...

 By Clydene Hostetler    News    May 18, 2023

Mary has low-energy day: 'I was not worth a cent'

Tulips were coming up a bit late 74 years ago, just like today. I think Mary is a sun worshipper. What do you think? It is only May and I bet she has a head start on that tan of he...


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