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Articles from the June 9, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 9, 2022

Rain doesn't dampen fun

For the first time since 2019, downtown Shelton hosted a full weekend of Forest Festival events, including the Paul Bunyan Grand Parade. Thousands lined downtown streets to take in the parade,...


No cat licenses in new ordinances

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3 to pass new animal ordinances that allow residents to own five hens, but no roosters, on residential lots of up to 5,999 square feet, and up to 12 hens on lots between 6,000 square feet and 1 acre. By...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 9, 2022

CHOICE celebrates 37 graduates

CHOICE High School celebrated the graduation of 37 students at a commencement ceremony June 2 in the Shelton High School Performing Arts District. CHOICE Principal Stacey Anderson pointed out the...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 9, 2022

Cedar grads ride to ceremony in style

The 19 new Cedar High School graduates arrived in style June 3 at their commencement ceremony at the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center. Ninety minutes before the start of the event, members...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Three moments, featuring 2 people and 1 cat

“Socks!” I couldn’t remember the woman’s name who was walking toward me last week in the hall of the gym I go to. She worked in a drive-through coffee shop I frequented before the plague...


School Briefs

Women can try welding at free workshop Olympic College Shelton hosts a free “Women in Welding” workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at the campus at 937 West Alpine Way. Attendees can try welding and create a metal rose. Students must be 18...

 By Jan Parker    News    June 9, 2022

Ida's story: Kept busy in Hoodsport, buried in Shelton

In 1913, Ida Finch had only her youngest son to care for and was beginning to feel lonely and unneeded. For most of her life, activities in Hoodsport had rotated around Ida and her family. She had...


Doris Mae Auseth

Doris Mae Auseth was born Doris Hovind, on March 5, 1926, in Brinsmade, ND to Alice and Albert Hovind. She died May 26, 2022 in Shelton, WA. With a life spanning 96 years, she had many tales to tell.... Full story


Nonprofit Briefs

Donate blood to help ease shortage People can donate blood June 15-17 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1171 NE Sand Hill Road, Belfair. To make an appointment with Bloodworks Northwest, call 1-800-398-7888 or go to Join...


Thomas John Wittenberg

Thomas John Wittenberg passed from this life on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the age of 62. Tom grew up in Shelton and settled nearby, where he could pursue his love of the outdoors and enjoyed hiking,... Full story


Commission Briefs

East Agate Loop Road closure starts June 27 Mason County commissioners approved a county road closure of East Agate Loop Road to replace the upper Uncle Johns Creek culvert on East Agate Loop Road. According to the information packet, the culvert...


Death Notices

Marcia Wills, 78, a resident of Seattle, passed away May 28, 2022, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Don Edward Nelson, 88, a resident of Allyn, passed away May 28, 2022, at Mason General Hospital.... Full story


County Briefs

U.S. 101 bridge repairs scheduled for June 17-20 U.S. Highway 101 over Shelton-Matlock Road will be repaired June 17 to 20 in both directions. According to a state Department of Transportation news release, the repairs will begin at 8 p.m. June 17...


'Stranger Things' season 4 still has plenty to say

After four seasons on Netflix, and six years at the forefront of pop culture consciousness, I'm suddenly hearing a lot of people ask what "Stranger Things" is all about, even though its focus has...


Skyline Drive-In screens Evergreen student films

Anyone who swings by the Skyline Drive-In Theater in Shelton tonight (June 9) can catch a two-hour-long screening of 22 short student films from The Evergreen State College Mediaworks department, all for free. Gates to the theater open for “Stars...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    June 9, 2022

North Mason commemorates passings, service

North Mason School Board members marked the deaths of two people before recognizing the civil service of two others during their May 19 meeting. District 4 Director John Campbell moved to amend the meeting’s agenda to discuss sending the board’s...

 By Clydene Hostetler    News    June 9, 2022

President Truman visits Belfair, Mary swims in the canal

More Chapter meetings, gardening, cleaning house, ironing, daily swimming in the canal and guess what? President Truman drove through Belfair. I bet that was exciting. Starting to get warmer too. Friday, June 4, 1948...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    June 9, 2022

Youngberg named North Mason schools' WIAA representative

Erik Youngberg, the new director of District 1 on the North Mason School District Board of Directors, assumed another role during the board’s May 19 when District 3 Director Laura Boad nominated him to be the board’s Washington Interscholastic...


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