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Articles from the July 7, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    July 7, 2022

City proposes transportation plan

Improving the city's Western Gateway on West Railroad Avenue and building two roundabouts on Wallace Kneeland Boulevard, are the top three priorities on the City of Shelton's proposed Six-Year...

 By Matt Baide    News    July 7, 2022

Pandemic still affecting Mason County

Most of the pandemic restrictions are gone and people have gone back to “normal” life, but COVID-19 is still prominent in the country and Mason County.  Mason General Hospital and Mason Health still deal with the virus daily. So, what is the...

 By Matt Baide    News    July 7, 2022

Corrections officers get retention bonus

Mason County commissioners approved a correction officers retention bonus at a special commission meeting June 23. The county jail has had a problem with attracting and retaining employees in “law enforcement positions in general,” according to...


News Briefs

WSDOT striping roads this weekend The state Department of Transportation crews from Tacoma will be striping roads this weekend. According to a Twitter post, the striping takes place annually and usually takes a day and a half to complete. Crews will...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    July 7, 2022

The dimensions of election integrity

After the man asked his question, some folks snickered. The snickers came from many of the nearly 40 people assembled in the Mason County Commission Chambers last Wednesday for a county-sponsored...

 By Jan Parker    News    July 7, 2022

Skokomish horses carry off honors on the prairie

This story is from the June 17, 1921, edition of the Journal. Shelton Prairie included what is now the Mountain View area. The racetrack was about where the Barkley Square mini mall is situated. A...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    July 7, 2022

Port of Hoodsport removes park's hazardous trees

As the summer recreation season gets underway, the Port of Hoodsport is ensuring its park facilities are safe for visitors after the damage caused by last winter’s storms. Port of Hoodsport Commissioner Lori Kincannon told the Shelton-Mason County...


Nonprofit Briefs

Golf tournament helps Humane Society programs The Humane Society of Mason County hosts its second annual Putting Fore Pets” fundraising golf tournament Aug. 13 at LakeLand Village Golf Course in Allyn. The check-in for the four-person scramble...


'Stranger Things,' 'Strange New Worlds' rousing resolutions

June 30 and July 1 were some rough streaming viewing days for fans as the ninth episodes of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” Season 1 and “Stranger Things” Season 4 bid final farewell to a pair of fan-favorite characters. As much as I miss...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    July 7, 2022

Lacey resident wins top division at Shelton tourney

Pierce Parnell of Lacey won the advanced division at the Washington State Amateur Championships disc golf tournament at Shelton Springs disc golf course July 2-4. Parnell finished at 11-under, one...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    July 7, 2022

The ebb and flow of a sports season

For people not on social media, I envy you. If you’re involved in Seattle sports Twitter, Facebook or Reddit, you have probably seen the highs and lows of a sports season as it happens. People reacting (and overreacting) to everything posted by...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    July 7, 2022

Four compete to represent 35th Legislative District

Republicans Patti Case, Travis Couture and Tiffany Sevruk, and Democrat Sandy Kaiser are competing in the Aug. 2 primary to replace Union resident Drew MacEwen in representing District 35, position 2...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    July 7, 2022

County commissioner faces two primary challengers

Mason County Commissioner Sharon Trask, a Republican, faces a challenge from fellow Republican Mark Carlson and Democrat Miguel Gutierrez, a first-term member of the Shelton City Council, in the Aug....

 By Gordon Weeks    News    July 7, 2022

Four compete for PUD 3 Commission seat

Four people are on the Aug. 2 primary ballot competing to replace Linda Gott on the Mason PUD Commission representing District 1, with the top two vote-getters advancing to the Nov. 8 general...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    July 7, 2022

Port of Allyn agrees to lawsuit settlement

The Port of Allyn and Mason County resident Bradley Carey agreed to settle lawsuits June 9 concerning alleged violations of Washington’s Public Records Act, Open Public Meetings Act and related claims, according to port Operations Manager LeAnn...

 By Clydene Hostetler    News    July 7, 2022

Mary and Sam make trek to Calgary Stampede

Mary spoke of her trip coming up last week and we finally find out where she and Sam are headed. This week they went to the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. They pitched a tent by a river in an auto camp for their stay. Sounds like a lot of fun...


Todd Loren Heckert

Todd Loren Heckert passed away peacefully at home with his daughter Amanda by his side, on June 27, 2022. He was 80 years old, just six weeks shy of his 81st birthday. Todd was born on August 14,... Full story

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    July 7, 2022

Dewatto River Campground deals with vandalism

The Port of Dewatto continues to cope with vandalism at its Dewatto River Campground. The most recent incident of vandalism was “the carving of racist comments” on the campground’s trees, the port announced on its Facebook page June 8. The...


Jerome "Jerry" Thomas Nunamaker

Jerry was born July 10th 1936, in Conrad Montana. He was one of six siblings who later migrated to Bellingham Washington. He attended Western Washington University where he studied Civil Engineering... Full story


Remembering Corrie Brocx

A Celebration of Life to honor Corrie Brocx on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Shelton United Methodist Church - 1900 King Street in Shelton, WA. Followed by a gathering with snacks... Full story


Jacqueline S. (Jackie) Dagle

Jacqueline S. (Jackie) Dagle, 77, of Lacey, Washington, passed peacefully July 3, 2022. Jackie was born December 16, 1944, in Bremerton, Washington to Ruth and Russell "Tex" Southerland. She grew up... Full story


Remembering Muriel Mullen

A Celebration of Life gathering honoring Muriel Mullen will be held on Saturday, July 9th, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at the Shelton United Methodist Church - 1900 King Street in Shelton, WA. Followed by a... Full story


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