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Articles from the May 26, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 26, 2022

Downtown owners frustrated

Some downtown Shelton business owners say street people are urinating and defecating outside their shops, leaving trash, stealing and sleeping in their doorways. Businesses in a two-block radius of...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 26, 2022

Primary races set

Mason County Commissioner Sharon Trask faces two challengers in the Aug. 2 primary election: Miguel Gutierrez, a first-term member of the Shelton City Council, and Mark Carlson. The two top vote-getters will face off in the general election Nov. 8....

 
 By Matt Baide    News    May 26, 2022

County sees rise in COVID cases

Pandemic restrictions might be mostly gone, but COVID-19 is still prominent throughout Mason County. Director of Community Services Dave Windom updated the Board of Health during Tuesday’s meeting. Mason County Division of Emergency Management...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 26, 2022

Grapeview schools superintendent retiring

Grapeview School District Superintendent Kurt Hilyard is retiring, with his last day at the post June 30. The district's board of directors on Tuesday hired Jerry Grubbs as his replacement. Grubbs is...

 
 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Western Washington's payoff months

"Summer, summer, summer, It's like a merry-go-round - Magic." -The Cars Summer is the season we residents west of the Cascades have earned. Winter is the slog. Summer is the song. The sun shines and...

 

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s Note: The following letter was co-authored by three Cedar High School students. To protect student privacy, only their first name is being used for publication....

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Church’s rummage sale Saturday on Lake Cushman road St. Germain Church hosts its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 600 Lake Cushman Road in Hoodsport. Make appointment to give blood today, Friday in Shelton People can donate...

 

School Briefs

Mary M. Knight offers free meals to summer attendees The Mary M. Knight School District offers free meals to people 18 or younger enrolled at its summer school or Owl Camp 2022. For more information, call 360-426-6767, ext. 101. New Hampshire...

 

County Briefs

Central Mason Fire & EMS graduates five members Central Mason Fire & EMS celebrated the graduation of five members from its annual Firefighter Recruit Academy. According to a news release,...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    May 26, 2022

Ida's story: Coming to the canal, meeting Vincent Finch

In 1872, 9-year-old Ida Robbins traveled by ship with her parents from Maine to California to reunite with family members. Her father was ship Captain George Robbins, who hauled cargo up and down the...

 

Commission Briefs

Career incentive pay policy approved Mason County commissioners approved the adoption of a new pay and benefit policy and added it into the Mason County Personnel Policy. According to the information packet, the budget will be affected for Public...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    May 26, 2022

Fire 12 votes to temporarily retain chief

Mason County Fire District 12 decided to keep on fire chief Kelli Walsworth pro tem in order to help the district transition to a new fire chief. At the May 17 fire commissioners meeting, commissioner Albert Wilder said after talking as a board and...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 26, 2022

Spell-E-Bration returns after three-year pause

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the Shelton nonprofit Sound Learning will stage its popular fundraiser Spell-E-Bration June 17 at the Shelton Civic Center. About 10 teams of...

 

'Essex Serpent' creates atmospheric gothic mystery

So, after reprioritizing my entertainment expenses, I'm subscribed to Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount+ and Peacock. Remember when streaming was supposed to be simpler than cable?...

 

Rest-A-While art & music fairs open Sunday

The summer and fall series of art and music fairs at the Rest-A-While RV Park in Hoodsport kicks off from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. It will include a memorial to recently deceased Journal columnist and writer Mark Woytowich at 2 p.m. “Mark was...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    May 26, 2022

Shelton's Carstens wins two races at districts

Shelton's Alauna Carstens continued her record-breaking senior season, winning the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter race at the District 4 2A track and field meet Friday at Highclimber Stadium in Shelton....

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton baseball falls to Ellensburg to end season The Highclimbers had a lead against Ellensburg on May 21, but were unable to hang on as Ellensburg won 6-5 to end Shelton’s season in the State 2A baseball tournament at Davis High School in...

 

Valiant, but vanquished

The North Mason High School softball team earned the No. 10 seed in the District 2/3 2A Bi-District tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. The Bulldogs defeated...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 26, 2022

Hawkins eighth-graders seek to stop school shootings

Hawkins Middle School eighth-graders Bradley Williams, Dylan Prideaux, Sophia Mairs, Owen Oblizalo and Yariel Barajas presented their "Project Citizen" to the North Mason School Board on May 19....

 
 By Clydene Hostetler    News    May 26, 2022

Mary enjoys week of lovely spring weather

I think Mary’s favorite adjective this week is “lovely.” Everything was lovely this week. Weather sounds a lot like what we are having too. Are you having a lovely week? Friday, May 21, 1948...

 

Donna L. Fugere

Donna L. Fugere was born in Seattle on June 7th, 1938, and went to be with Lord on May 21st, 2022. Donna's life was colored with beauty and lived with love. She is survived by her devoted husband... Full story

 

Bruce T. McLain

Bruce T. McLain, 67, lost his short battle with Cancer on March 16th, 2022, at St Peter's Hospital. Bruce was born in Ketchikan Alaska on June 18th, 1954 to Cecil and Betty McLain. Bruce attended... Full story

 

DeeDee (Bailey) Horton

DeeDee (Bailey) Horton passed away peacefully at home on May 18, 2022, in Olympia, WA at the age of 52, after battling with an aggressive brain cancer. She was born and raised in Olympia, where she... Full story

 

James Philip Sifferman

James Philip Sifferman, 70, went home to God on May 11, 2022, in Gaffney, SC, after several years of declining health. Born June 20, 1951, he was the son of Earl and Betty Sifferman of West Seattle,... Full story

 

Steven Gerald Brill

The Rev. Steven Gerald Brill was born on January 15, 1957, in Murray, UT, and died on May 5, 2022, at the age of 65 at his home in rural Montesano, WA. Steve was an avid fly fisherman, ceramic... Full story

 

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