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Articles from the August 4, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 4, 2022

Smooth primary

Mason County Commissioner Sharon Trask, a Republican, will face Democrat and Shelton City Council member Miguel Gutierrez in the Nov. 8 general election, while Democrat Sandy Kaiser and Republican Travis Couture will compete to replace Drew MacEwen...

 

Central Mason fire chief calls it a career

Central Mason Fire Chief Mike Patti is hanging up his coat Aug. 19. Patti, 68, joined Central Mason Fire in July 2011 as the assistant chief and fire marshal. He worked in that position until 2015...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 4, 2022

Shelton School Board considers weapons ban

Guns and other weapons would be banned at Shelton School Board meetings under proposed new rules. At its July 26 meeting, the board gave preliminary approval to rule revisions on meeting conduct, the order of business and language considered...

 

Commission Briefs

Mason County awarded $2 million for bridge projects Mason County Public Works was awarded $2.027 million by the Federal Local Bridge Program. According to a news release for the Mason County commissioners, the federal bridge program provides funding...

 
 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    August 4, 2022

Primary matters: Election day in Mason County

Salesman on train: “How far you going, friend?” Harold Hill: “Wherever the people are as green as the money, friend.” — “The Music Man” Writing a newspaper column sometimes requires fish...

 

Daniel Coxon

It is with great sadness that we announce and mourn the passing of Daniel “Dan” Coxon on July 22, 2022 at the age of 73. Dan is survived by his wife, Debbie, and daughter, Angie. Dan was born on... Full story

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 4, 2022

City approves temporary homeless camps

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday evening approved code amendment changes that allow community organizations to host temporary homeless encampments of up to 30 people. The council in a 6-1 vote approved the code changes, with James Boad voting...

 

Brandon R. Miller

Brandon R. Miller passed away July 6, 2022, in Shelton, Wash. He was born June 7, 1983, in Olympia, Wash. He also lived in Lacey, WA and Chicago, Ill. Brandon attended Lacey's Timberline High School... Full story

 

Carroll Kelley

Carroll Roy Kelley, 84, passed away at Mason General Hospital on July 17, 2022. He was born on November 19, 1937 to Richard and Agnes (Grimm) Kelley in Olympia. He moved to Shelton as a young boy and... Full story

 

School Briefs

Olympic College scholarships available The Olympic College Foundation is awarding more than $190,000 in scholarships for the fall quarter. Sept. 9 is the deadline to apply. The scholarships will be awarded in time for the start of fall quarter Sept....

 

Lucille M. Chapman

Lucille was born March 16, 1927, in Shelton and passed away peacefully with family beside her on July 18th, 2022. She was born to Walter and Lena Allen. Growing up her nickname was the "Little Girl... Full story

 

Death Notices

Claudette Crona, 83, a resident of Shelton, passed away July 21, 2022, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Eric Craig Hansen, 51, a resident of Belfair, passed away July 23, 2022, at Swedish Cherry Hill in... Full story

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Library workshop offers look into cyanotype Anna Goraczko, an artist-in-residence with Hypatia-in-the-Woods, talks about cyanotypes and organizes a community cyanotype at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shelto...

 

County Briefs

Woman dies while diving in Hood Canal A 57-year-old Oregon woman died July 24 while diving in Hood Canal. According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the woman experienced a medical problem while diving and died when she came back to the...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    August 4, 2022

Items from The Mason County Journal, August 1919

At about 3 on the morning of Aug. 1, 1919, "neighbors gradually awoke to the fact that the old Willey residence on the northwest corner of Cota and Seventh was on fire. By the time the alarm was...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 4, 2022

Kaiser, Couture advance in 35th

NOTE: This story has been updated to include Wednesday's 4:30 p.m. second ballot count. Democrat Sandy Kaiser and Republican Travis Couture will advance to the Nov. 2 general election in their bid...

 
 By Justin Johnson    News    August 4, 2022

Four EMS levies passing safely

NOTE: This story was updated to include Wednesday's 4:30 p.m. second ballot count. Four levies supporting emergency medical services in Mason County are passing after the initial ballot count of...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    August 4, 2022

Gutierrez, Trask lead initial commissioner primary vote

Note: This story has been updated to reflect Wednesday's 4:30 p.m. second ballot count. Miguel Gutierrez and Sharon Trask are leading the race for Mason County Commissioner District 3. Gutierrez, a...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 4, 2022

Tuson, Lewis advance in PUD 3 Commission race

Note: This story has been updated to include Wednesday’s 4:30 p.m. second ballot count. Juli Tuson and Randy Lewis will advance to the Nov. 8 general election in a bid to represent District 3 on the Mason PUD 3 Commission. Tuson and Lewis were the...

 

Celebration of Life Nadia Hovind

Remembering Nadia Hovind We are hosing a Celebration of Life for Nadia on August 13th, August 13th, 2022, 1:00 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 206 Wyandotte Avenue, Shelton, WA 98584 Cookies and coffee will be offered after the... Full story

 

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