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  • Edward Alan Day

    Aug 3, 2023

    Edward Alan Day passed away July 16, 2023, in Shelton, Washington. He was born June 10, 1946, to George R. Day and Ina Claire Young in Olympia, Washington. He lived in Shelton the past 12 years; in Hong Kong; Flagstaff, Arizona; Tillamook, Oregon; and Libby, Montana. Edward attended school in Tillamook until high school, at which time the family moved to Olympia. He graduated from North Thurston High School (1964) and attended Northern Arizona University (1990). He served in the U.S. Marine... Full story

  • Recently Passed

    Aug 3, 2023

    Gunther Frisius, 76, a resident of Shelton, passed away July 15, 2023, at home. Arrangments by Emerald Cremation and Burial. Christopher Sigo, 41, a resident of Olympia, passed away July 22, 2023, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Steven Manning Renecker, 73, a resident of Shelton, passed away July 26, 2023, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Carol Sutherland, 80, a resident of Shelton, passed away July 26, 2023, at Mason General Hospital. Arrangements... Full story

  • Crushing it

    Aug 3, 2023

  • MATT'S MUSINGS

    Matt Baide|Aug 3, 2023

    The Seattle Mariners are back, and no, not in the playoff hunt. It appears after last season of breaking the two-decade playoff drought, the Mariners are back to the team they were before last season: mediocre. Mariners’ fans came into the season with a lot of optimism, and for good reason. With breaking the playoff drought, they actually won a playoff series, defeating the Blue Jays in the opening round series in Toronto to earn a place in the MLB Divisional Series against the Houston A...

  • Grapeview Water & Art Festival

    Aug 3, 2023

  • Grapeview reviews proposed maintenance plan

    Kirk Boxleitner|Aug 3, 2023

    The Port of Grapeview reviewed updates for the port’s maintenance plan and comprehensive scheme of harbor improvement at its July 18 meeting. Port Commissioner Art Whitson said he contacted the maintenance department at Mason County Public Works for catch-basin maintenance in June, but hadn’t heard back on when they’d be able to do it. He said he’d follow up. Whitson said he needs to develop a tailored maintenance plan for each item of equipment or infrastructure under the port’s purview,...

  • NORTH MASON BRIEFS

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Aug 3, 2023

    March or drive at Pride and Diversity Celebration The Mason County Democratic Party presents the Belfair Pride and Diversity Celebration with a walking and driving parade through Belfair from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 13. Participants are invited to gather at 11:30 a.m. at two locations. The drivers will meet at the Belfair Post Office and drive to the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center barn. The walkers will gather at Key Bank to march to the barn. Attendees can vote on the best decorated vehicle, the best drag outfit, and the best drag performance,...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Aug 3, 2023

    After last week's vacation fishing and camping, Mary and Sam had lots to do around the house. Mary's father's estate is settled among Mary and the boys. Sunday, July 24, 1949 We got up late and I cleaned up all the mess from camping. It was quite a big job and with all my other work was not done until 3 o'clock. A sunny day but so very windy we could not go outside much. Wrote in my diary and pasted some in my scrapbook so it's up to date. Planted the mountain ash and myrtle over by the chicken...

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