Articles from the August 18, 2022 edition

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 By Justin Johnson    News    August 18, 2022

Primary certified

The 2022 primary election reached its official conclusion Tuesday when Mason County’s election canvassing board voted to certify the results. A total of 20,413 ballots were cast out of 43,369 registered voters in the county — a turnout of 47.07%...

 By Matt Baide    News    August 18, 2022

Restoring the river

Up in the mountains in Olympic National Forest during August, the noise of huge machines digging up dirt and moving trees can be heard. This is part of the Skokomish River restoration project, and...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 18, 2022

Proposed annexation grows

Two more property owners on Peacock Ridge east of Olympic College Shelton have petitioned the City of Shelton to be annexed into the city. The Shelton City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary...


City Briefs

New display showcases photographer, painter Photography by Deborah Chava Singer and acrylic-on-canvas paintings by Heather Rosborough will be on display Aug. 30 through Nov. 30 in the Shelton Civic...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 18, 2022

Shelton vet gifted with electrical wheelchair

Three years ago, Shelton resident Kim Kenyon was standing on a ladder replacing boards to put a roof on his shop when "my ladder up and left me," he recalled. The 10-foot drop shattered his foot. "I...


Harmony in the grocery store aisle

Hey, parents of young ones: Would you like your journey through a grocery store with your children to be more harmonious? Would you like a dependable way to short-circuit the circuit in your...


Lower Snake River dams are essential

By Mike Sheetz, Ron Gold and Jack Janda | Mason County PUD 1 Commissioners...


Richard Ferrari

Richard Ferrari, 75, a resident of Shelton, WA, passed away at Fir Lane Health and Rehab in Shelton, on Friday, July 15, 2022. Richard was born in West Des Moines, Iowa, February 11, 1947 to Francis... Full story


Donald Viney

Donald Viney, 81, passed away at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle on July 31, 2022. He was born February 22, 1941 in Seattle to Vic and Wilma (Wilson) Viney. Upon retirement as a truck driver, from... Full story


Eva Lynn Lorberfeld

Eva Lynn Lorberfeld passed away on July 24, 2022 from an aggressive brain cancer that was only detected 10 days prior. Eva was born on July 11, 1975, to Michael and Deborah Kirpes in Tacoma, WA. Eva... Full story


Maxine Pearl Ori-Faus

Maxine Pearl Ori-Faus born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 30th, 1920 to Arthur and Anna Heitzman. Longtime resident of Belfair, Washington passed away on July 31st, 2022 at the age of 101. She was... Full story


Chris Drebis

A Celebration of Life honoring Chris Drebis A Picnic & BBQ will be held at Walker Park, 2224 SE Walk Park Rd., Shelton, WA On Saturday, August 27th from 3:00 p.m. until dusk. Bring a side dish if you wish, and lots of stories to share about... Full story


Joseph Mohr

Joseph Mohr was born in St. Paul, MN and died in Belfair, WA. He served in the United States Navy for years, travelling every ocean and continent. He was a recreational diver, car enthusiast, and... Full story


Ronald Jackson McMullen

Ronald Jackson McMullen, passed away at Mason General Hospital on Thursday, July 28, 2022. He was a resident of Shelton and the Harstine Island area for over 20 years. He was born November 22, 1943,... Full story


Karen Lee Smith

It is with a sad heart that I announce the passing of Karen on July 20th, 2022. She is survived by her husband Earl Smith, daughter Marah Valentine, grandkids; Neveah, Zack and Brianna; brothers Ken... Full story


John Dunlap Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for John Dunlop is being held on Saturday, August 27th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Harstine Island Community Hall. Light lunch to follow.... Full story


Death Notices

Mary Lou Gagne-Swarts, 63, a resident of Shelton, passed away July 25, 2022, at Mason General Hospital. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory. Michael Thane McCabe, 74, a resident of Shelton, passed away August 3, 2022, at home.... Full story

 By Jan Parker    News    August 18, 2022

Skokomish potlatch celebrations

The following story is adapted from "A Brief Historical Sketch of Shelton, Washington" written by Grant Angle in 1940, and Jean Bearden's "History of Hoodsport," first published in 1987. In 1886, the...


Commission Briefs

Sheriff’s Office purchasing boat The Mason County Sheriff’s Office bought a patrol vessel from the Lakewood Police Department. According to the information packet, the Sheriff’s Office had an opportunity to buy an additional patrol vessel for...


News Briefs

One dead in Timberlake fire A person died Aug. 11 in a single-family residence fire at Timberlakes near Shelton, according to Central Mason Fire & EMS. According to a news release, another resident was hospitalized at Mason General Hospital with...


Haven hosts seminar on the demands of aging

The Haven in Allyn, an assisted living and home-care agency, invites the community to attend Aging Smarter, a presentation from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 25 that’s designed to help people “prepare for life’s unexpected turns” as they age,...


Nonprofit Briefs

Overdose awareness events in Shelton, Belfair Mason County Community Resources honors the memory of lives lost to overdose and offers hope to people who are struggling with a resource fair and Overdose Awareness walks Aug. 31 in Shelton, and Sept. 1...


'The Sandman' gets flawless adaptation

Once upon a time, there was a family of seven virtually godlike siblings, known as the Endless, each of whom embodied a core concept of mortal existence. From oldest to youngest, they were Destiny,...


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