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Articles from the July 14, 2022 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    July 14, 2022

County considers Belfair Sewer bids

The Belfair sewer project has received bids for its proposed extension, and Mason County commissioners will decide Tuesday what action to take. The commissioners had a briefing July 6 to go over...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    July 14, 2022

July 4 fires minimal

Fourth of July is usually a busy time for fire departments, but not this year, according to local fire districts. West Mason Fire Chief Matthew Welander said it was a quiet Fourth of July for his...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    July 14, 2022

New Hood Canal superintendent

Growing up in a small village in central Mexico, Jose de Jesus Melendez picked corn, beans and sweet potatoes to help support his subsistence-farming family. He attended a one-room schoolhouse, at...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    July 14, 2022

Class of 1952 celebrates 70th reunion

Members of Irene S. Reed High School's Class of 1952 celebrated their 70th high school reunion with lunch at Railroad Tap Station in Shelton. The Class of 1952 featured 129 graduates - 71 men and 58...

 
 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    July 14, 2022

Our sweet, sweet home of Washington

I have an idea for a pledge of allegiance that’s exclusively for Washingtonians: “I pledge fidelity to the flag of the mostly united state of Washington, And to the heavily democratic republic...

 
 By Alex Fethiere    News    July 14, 2022

Where there isn't smoke ...

There's biochar! I've written about biochar in these pages before. Techniques and understandings evolve, and there's always more to share a little way down the road. Years of pit burns and my...

 

County Briefs

Mason County issues burn ban Mason County Fire Marshal Randy Collins has issued a burn ban for permitted land clearing activities until further notice. According to a news release, the ban is in concert with the state Department of Natural Resources...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    July 14, 2022

Shelton boy donates hair to cancer kids

Eli Elliott of Shelton turns 6 this week, and until a week and half ago, his hair had never been cut beyond a trim. Two Saturdays ago, Eli's mother, Amanda Elliott, braided his elbow-long hair and cut...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Tickets on sale for annual Love INC golf tournament Tickets are on sale for the 11th annual Love INC Charity Golf Tournament, which will be hosted July 18 at the Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club in Union. Teams of up to four golfers can register for...

 

Shelton school board seeks new member

July 29 is the deadline to apply for an open position on the Shelton School District Board of Directors. Marilyn Ward, who was elected to a four-year term last fall, is moving out of the district....

 

'Thor' balances between punchlines, pathos

Quirky comedic New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi has more than earned my love over the years, but after watching "Thor: Love & Thunder," I'm starting to wonder whether someone should be...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    July 14, 2022

Allyn's Jones wins National disc golf tourney

Mason County Disc Golf Club vice president Janice Jones won the women's Amateur Master 60+ Championship tournament at the 2022 Pro Disc Golf Association U.S. Championships on June 30 to July 3 in...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    July 14, 2022

Go watch Sue Bird ball before she's gone

One of the greatest players to ever put on a uniform in Seattle will be retiring at the end of the WNBA season. Sue Bird, who has played for the Seattle Storm since being drafted first overall in 2002, is calling it a career after this season. If...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    July 14, 2022

Bite of Mason County set

The Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Chamber Expo & Bite of Mason County from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Shelton. Admission is free. Nearly 100 vendors with...

 

School Briefs

Final day for free meals at Shelton schools Today is the last day the Shelton School District is providing free meals to anyone ages 18 and younger. The meals must be eaten on-site during the scheduled times of operations. Locations and times: ...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    July 14, 2022

Allyn Days returns to its three-day lineup this weekend

Last year's Allyn Days was reduced to a single day due to COVID-19, but this year will see the full three-day weekend lineup run from Friday through Sunday. Allyn Community Association President...

 

After the Calgary Stampede, it's a sloppy road home

I enjoyed reading this week’s diary. Mary and Sam had an eventful week at the Calgary Stampede and during their return home. Auto camps and log cabins have kind of become a thing of the past. Friday, July 9, 1948...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    July 14, 2022

North Mason schools aim to upgrade student computers

The North Mason School Board heard from Director of Information Technology Clint Forsythe on June 16 about this year’s technology uses and upcoming plans for technology for the district. Forsythe said while the district has gained more computers,...

 

Richard Ernest Calvin

It is with tears of sorrow and heavy hearts that we have to make the announcement that Richard Ernest Calvin passed away April 25, 2022, in Shelton, WA at the age of 59. He was an amazing man,... Full story

 

Frances Marilyn Hammack

Frances Marilyn Hammack, born in Omaha, NE, on November 24, 1935, died peacefully at home on June 29, 2022, at the age of 86. Frances is preceded in death by her parents Bill and Billie Evans and her... Full story

 

Sis McNair (Hagan)

Come to the Celebration of Life for Sis McNair (Hagan) on Sunday, July 17th at 12 noon, 2022, at the Eagles Lodge in Belfair, WA. Bring smiles and stories!... Full story

 

Celebration of Life of Leslie Orme

Join us in Celebrating the Life of Leslie Orme 1957-2021 on July 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Union, WA Mask required for the service. Reception following. Parking is limited, please carpool.... Full story

 

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