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Articles from the June 16, 2022 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    June 16, 2022

River project money at risk

The Skokomish River Ecosystem Restoration Project money is at risk due to inaction by Mason County in acquiring the land necessary to complete the project. The project was the topic of a special Mason County commissioners meeting June 2 over Zoom wit...

 By Matt Baide    News    June 16, 2022

Wildfire risk low - so far

People in Mason County can be cautiously optimistic about this year's wildfire and fire season, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. "Fires on the west side, especially really bad...


New fire marshal

Randy Collins accepted the Mason County fire marshal job after having lunch with Todd Cunningham, county building inspector. Cunningham mentioned he had just written a job description for the open fire marshal position. “He kind of bugged me about...

 By Matt Baide    News    June 16, 2022

Booster group provides library support, money

If you see some art or participate in a program at the North Mason Timberland Library, chances are the Friends of the Library helped provide it in some way. The Friends of the Library is a group that...


News Briefs

National LGBTQ+ Pride Month proclamation Mason County commissioners signed a National LGBTQ+ Pride Month proclamation at their June 7 meeting. According to the information packet, the proclamation recognizes the diverse LGBTQ+ community in Mason...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Thoughts for an almost summer day in June

I don’t own a gun. It would just be one more thing I’d have to clean. The rhododendrons and dogwood trees are in their fullest bloom and the sun is high and bright. What a wonderful day it must...


Weekend roadwork planned for US 101 in Shelton

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation Travelers who use US 101 in Shelton are encouraged to plan additional time to help prevent delays. From 8 p.m., Friday, June 17 through 6 a.m., Monday, June 20, both directions of US 101...

 By Alex Fethiere    News    June 16, 2022


Many have been fooled about the uses of bamboo. Its applications are nowhere near as limited as industry would have us believe. Sure, it can produce all kinds of consumer products once requiring wood...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 16, 2022

Five inducted into Hall of Fame

A tireless advocate for the Latino community who was “more of an angel than a man,” a big-hearted Shelton High School secretary always ready to help students, the all-time points leader for the Shelton Highclimbers boys basketball team, a...


Donn Edward Nelson

Donn Edward Nelson, 88 of Grapeview Washington Born January 8th, 1934, in Lewis County Washington passed away in Shelton Washington on May 28th, 2022, of complications from congestive heart failure. A... Full story


Charles Robert Chamblin

Charles Robert Chamblin (Chuck) passed away in the early morning hours of June 3rd, 2022. He had a heart attack and traveled on to heaven. Chuck was born November 8th, 1955 to Glenn and Edith Chamblin... Full story


Jason James Bunting

Jason James Bunting was born in Bremerton July 17, 1986 to James and Kimberly (Combs) Bunting, and was a lifelong resident of Shelton, passed away at age 35 due to health complications on Friday, June... Full story


Fred Morris

Fred Morris passed away at the age of 96 on April 8, 2022, in Kennewick, WA. He was long-time resident of the Lilliwaup and Hoodsport areas. Fred was born in Scottsbluff, NE to Val and Nora Morris on... Full story


Dr. Lloyd Myles Phipps

Dr. Lloyd Myles Phipps passed away on May 27, 2022 in Shelton, WA after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. He passed peacefully surrounded by family. Myles was born Aug 29, 1942 in Grinnell, IA to Lloyd Moore Phipps and Doris Irene Phipps.... Full story


Doris May 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


Peggy Ann Plunkett

Peggy Ann Plunkett, 83, of North Myrtle Beach, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital. She was the loving wife of Bill G. Plunkett for 63 years. Peggy was born on December... Full story


Margo H. Williams

Margo H. Williams of Shelton went to be with her Heavenly Father and Savior for eternity on April 8, 2022. She was 92 and died peacefully in her home. She had lived in Shelton for nearly 54 years. All... Full story


Death Notices

Wanda L. Kimball, 80, a resident of Oakville, passed away May 26, 2022, at Providence St. Peter Hospital. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Donn Edward Nelson, 88, a resident of Allyn, passed away May 28, 2022,... Full story


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