Articles from the May 19, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 19, 2022

Burning it down

About 100 residents turned out Saturday to watch 25 firefighters from Central Mason Fire & EMS and Fire Districts 6 and 17 battle flames inside an old house next to the Shelton Civic Center, and t...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 19, 2022

North Mason Fire moves to new home

The North Mason Regional Fire Authority spoke with the Shelton-Mason County Journal on Monday about its new headquarters building at 490 NE Old Belfair Highway. "It's been a crazy morning," North Maso...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 19, 2022

Mason Health awards three scholarships, jobs

Mason Health, in collaboration with the Shelton School High School Health Sciences Academy, awarded scholarships to three graduating seniors who hope to pursue careers in the medical field. Eryka...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    May 19, 2022

Damon Point, home of the streaked homed lady

I spent the summer of my 19th year working outside the northern Washington town of Republic on a cattle and alfalfa ranch along the Sanpoil River, a river that drains into the Columbia. It was there...

 By Alex Fethiere    News    May 19, 2022

Nature bats last

Readers of this column from February of last year may recall my trials of beer traps combined with Sluggo to thin slug populations. Favorite tipples were chosen, innumerable slugs died, and their...


School Briefs

Public invited to academy opening The Shelton School District hosts the official opening of its Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Academy building at Shelton High School from 4 to 6 p.m. May...

 By Matt Baide    News    May 19, 2022

Details emerge about pedestrian death in Shelton

A 32-year-old Shelton woman has been charged with one count of vehicular homicide after striking and killing a pedestrian in the road just prior to midnight April 30 on the 1400 block of West Railroad Avenue in Shelton. According to court documents,...


News Briefs

PUD 1 plans Bellwood water outage Thursday Mason County PUD 1 announced a water outage for Bellwood A&B system users from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday to do electrical work to install a generator. According to a Twitter post, PUD 1 is asking peopl...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 19, 2022

Friday Fun Night returns to the Pavilion

The Mason County Senior Activities Association hosts monthly evenings of dancing, dining, game playing and socializing with the return of Friday Fun Night at The Pavilion, 190 W. Sentry Drive in...


Nonprofit Briefs

Shelton native, writer speaks at museum Shelton native Gary Strankman - a writer and former attorney, judge and law professor - speaks at 6 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mason County... Full story


'Moon Knight' and 'Picard' wrap up well

I'm trying something different for this week's reviews. Please let me know if it works for you. I often review the start of new shows (or the start of new seasons of returning shows), but unless the...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    May 19, 2022

Climber baseball bound for state

The Highclimbers are competing in the state tournament after punching their ticket with two wins in the District 4 2A baseball tournament last week. Shelton started the tournament as the No. 3 seed...


Prep Roundup

Shelton softball The Highclimber softball team lost its final three games of the regular season last week in Evergreen Conference games. Shelton traveled to Chehalis and fell 15-5 to W.F. West on May 10. The Highclimbers went to Aberdeen on May 11...


Local Golf

Lake Limerick Ladies Golf May 4, 2022 18-Holes (Low Gross/Low Net) Low Gross: Elen Gaschet DeLisle (94) 1st Low Net: Sue Ingersol (77); 2nd Low Net: Susan Darling (81); 3rd Low Net: Marilyn Waldrop (82) Birdie: Elen G. (No. 1) Chip-in: Marilyn...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 19, 2022

North Mason School Board selects Youngberg

The North Mason School District selected Erik Youngberg on May 10 to fill the District 1 School Board position left vacant by Art Wightman, whose resignation was accepted at the board's March 24...

 By Clydene Hostetler    News    May 19, 2022

Mary and Sam busy with visitors and events

Spring work is being done on the homestead. Planting, trimming the lawn and washing windows are on the list. Sam washed both cars. Friday, May 14, 1948...


Nadia Marie Hovind

Nadia Marie Hovind peacefully passed away in her sleep at 2:05 a.m. April 28, 2022, in the Moana Valley on the island of Oahu. She was holding her daughter, Wendy's hand. Although she started her... Full story


John Richard Hill

While COVID kept us apart when we lost John on December 28, 2020, it is now time to come together to remember this great man. The Celebration of Life for John will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022... Full story


D. Jean Lee

D. Jean Lee passed away on May 13, 2002 at the age of 96. Hers was a life well lived. Born in Quilcene, Washington in 1925, she was the youngest of four children. Her family weathered the Great... 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


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