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Articles from the August 11, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 11, 2022

Road project begins

Motorists driving into downtown Shelton on West Railroad Avenue face delays and one-way traffic as the city launches its ambitious Western Gateway construction project. On Tuesday, crews began work...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 11, 2022

School board bans weapons from meetings

Guns, throwing stars and other weapons are banned at Shelton School Board meetings. The Shelton School Board on Tuesday evening gave final approval to rule revisions on meeting conduct, the order of...

 By Matt Baide    News    August 11, 2022

General election nearly set

Sharon Trask and Miguel Gutierrez will be facing off in the general election in November with the primary election results set to be certified next week. The last update was Aug. 5 and the results will be certified Aug. 16. Gutierrez leads all...

 By Matt Baide    News    August 11, 2022

Plastic film recycling program going strong

The City of Shelton started a plastic film recycling program in April. Three months in, the program is going strong, according to City Manager Jeff Niten. The program added plastic film as part of the city’s curbside recycling program, which...


Dog park looking for support in online contest

The nonprofit organization Friends of Lake Cushman Dog Park is one of 20 finalists for PetSafe "Bark for Your Park" grants of $25,000 each. Four communities will receive one of those grants. Friends...

 By Matt Baide    News    August 11, 2022

Transient orcas spotted in Mason County waters

Transient killer whales have been spotted in the southern reaches of the Salish Sea. Julie Watson, killer whale policy lead for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, said transient killer whales...


Survey questions I'd like us to ask us

I was busy catching up on infection news the other day at when I came across this tidbit: “More than half of all Americans are symptomatic of highly contagious, unsightly...

 By Alex Fethiere    News    August 11, 2022


I've had a banner year of pollinators. The mason bee nest is full and I'm seeing such a variety of wasps, bees and flies that I've stopped worrying about stings when I'm working in the garden. Of...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 11, 2022

Shelton school board considers $78M budget

The Shelton School District is considering a $78-million budget for the 2022-2023 school year. Brenda Trogstad, the district’s director of finance, gave the Shelton School Board a final overview Tuesday of the proposed budget. The board will host...


News Briefs

Assessor’s notice of value mailed The Mason County Assessor’s annual notice of value has been mailed out to taxpayers to notify them of any change in the true and fair market value of their property. In a news release, the county states it is sav...


Local Briefs

Free supplies at Back to School Festival The Shelton School District invites families to the Back to School Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at Oakland Bay Junior High School, 3301 N. Shelton Springs Road. Free supplies that will be given... Full story


Hoodstock returns to the water with Lady Alderbrook

Cofounders Kelli Kohout and Shannon Crabb-Stanton are presenting the fifth year of Hoodstock, which runs from just before 11 a.m. to well after 8 p.m. on Aug. 20 near the Hood Canal Marina in Union....


'Bullet Train,' 'Prey' make old formulas fresh

A common criticism of certain films is that they're "formulaic," which I dislike as a criticism, because it's imprecise. A formula, after all, is simply a set of descriptions and measurements of...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    August 11, 2022

The Mariners have been fun, playoffs or not

The year is 1995, and the Mariners are facing the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series. Edgar Martinez hits the ball down the left field line and Ken Griffey Jr. motors around the bases and slides home for the...


North Mason Briefs

Section of SR 302 closure begins today A nine-day closure of a section of state Route 302 at Little Minter Creek is set to begin at 9 p.m. today. Construction crews working for the state Department of Transportation will install two culverts to...


Sam mars dinner by drinking too much; Mary upset

Mary is getting back into her routine after their big trip to Alaska and Canada. We can tell that Mary and Sam are doing pretty good financially. She has help with the garden and the trips they take. I chuckled when this week she asks herself,...


Richard Emele, Sr.

The Emele family, with heavy hearts, announces the passing of Richard Donald Emele, Sr. "Dick" passed away Saturday, July 30th, 2022 at 11:05 a.m., PST, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Dic... Full story


Richard Ferrari

Join us in Celebrating the Life of... Richard Ferrari 2/11/1947-7/15/2022 On August 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Fellowship, 50 E. Island Lake Rd, Shelton. We're hosting a luncheon following the... Full story


Julie Gentle Celebration of Life

THE ADDRESS OF JULIE'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE VENUE ADDRESS WAS CHANGED TO: 130 E. Bayshore Drive, Shelton, WA 98584 Celebrating the Life of Julie Gentle on August 13th, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. The family of... Full story


Nadia Hovind Celebration of Life

Remembering Nadia Hovind Celebration of Life on 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 service. No flowers please. Information will be... Full story


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