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Articles from the August 25, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 25, 2022

Homelessness in downtown

Are the men and women living on the streets of downtown Shelton natives of Mason County or transients bused in from Thurston County to take advantage of homeless services? And do those services...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    August 25, 2022

Belfair community grills WSDOT

The North Mason community shared its feelings with the state Department of Transportation at a community forum Aug. 11 in Belair. Most of the almost-two-hour forum focused on one intersection in particular: state Route 3 and Northeast Ridgepoint...

 

Former Journal co-owner dies

As part of the third generation of a newspaper family, Stephen Gay helped bring the present into focus as a printer and advertising manager at the Shelton-Mason County Journal. But his passion in his spare time was bringing the past back to life,...

 

School Briefs

Shelton schools pass $78M budget The Shelton School District on Tuesday evening approved a $78-million budget for the 2022-2023 school year. The district is required to approve its budget by...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    August 25, 2022

Fire 12 pauses chief search

Mason County Fire District 12 won’t look for a new fire chief until after the State Auditor’s Office completes its audit. At the Mason County Fire District 12’s commissioner meeting Aug. 16, commissioner John Pais said, “At this point, we’r...

 

County Briefs

Heinrich resigns from Union Fire Mason County Fire District 6 commission chair Richard Heinrich has resigned with the intent to retire Aug. 31 at midnight. According to Mason County Fire District 6, he gave his resignation verbally Aug. 16 at the...

 

Some moments in this thing called life

I was walking alone on a sidewalk in downtown Olympia one evening a couple of weeks ago when a man who looked to be in his 20s approached me. He asked whether I had any “white.” “Huh?” I...

 
 By Alex Fethiere    News    August 25, 2022

A clove by any other name

Enthusiasm about black garlic made me a garlic nerd. This wonderful and versatile condiment is made by fermenting whole-bulb garlic at 180 degrees Fahrenheit for two weeks, during which time it...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 25, 2022

Cobbler couple restoring soles in Shelton

After 32 years, new cobblers are restoring soles and patching holes in downtown Shelton. Halsey and Thad Kallinen purchased Todd's Shoe Repair at 207 West Railroad Ave. and have renamed it Kallinen...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 25, 2022

Shelton Candy Shoppe joins Railroad resurgence

The "We're open" signs beckon from the sidewalk along the southern side of the 400 block of West Railroad Avenue in downtown Shelton. So does the water glistening in the metal dishes for dogs. Three...

 
 By Dave Pierik    News    August 25, 2022

Memories of Stephen Gay

"Can you sell?" Henry Gay asked. "Yes," I answered. That was my job interview. The work-wanted ad I ran to find a new job in my field had succeeded. Barb Nelson, Gay's retired ad manager of 40 years,...

 

Commission Briefs

Commissioners honor Tim Sheldon Mason County commissioners honored state Sen. Tim Sheldon at the Aug. 16 regular meeting. Commissioners signed a proclamation to declare the day ‘Tim Sheldon Day” in Mason County. Commissioner Kevin Shutty thanked...

 

'She-Hulk' tackles sexism; 'Red Door' delivers poetry

This week's reviews are densely packed, including two well-received streaming shows and ... a book of poems? 'She-Hulk' Disney+ continues to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe through surprisingly...

 

North Mason schools praised for safe transportation

The Aug. 18 meeting of the North Mason School Board saw Superintendent Dana Rosenbach congratulate Director of Transportation Maurine Simons and her crew for being recognized by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for their annual...

 

Port of Dewatto cancels community event

The Dewatto yard sale, barbecue and potluck scheduled for Saturday has been canceled because not enough people signed up to participate. During their Aug. 10 meeting, Port of Dewatto commissioners acknowledged the lack of interest in the event, with...

 

Mary squeezes in a funeral during Columbia fishing trip

Mary and Sam loved the outdoors. When I am not in Bremerton or Belfair, I live on my 1968 30-foot Chris-Craft in a marina outside of Longview on the Columbia River. A lot of fishermen keep their...

 

Mason County needs volunteer fire chaplains

Are you looking to serve your community in a way that will truly make a difference? The Mason County Fire Chiefs Association is seeking applications for its Volunteer Fire Chaplain Program. Fire...

 

Eric Craig Hansen

Eric Craig Hansen passed away at the age of 51 on July 23, 2022 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. He was born on May 5, 1971 to Steven Craig Hansen and Janet (Brown) Hansen. Eric graduated in 1989 from... Full story

 

Michael Robert Rutter

Michael Robert Rutter, 44, was born in Long Beach, California, September 27, 1977, passed away August 6, 2022, in Shelton, WA. He attended Shelton High School and served in the U.S. Navy. Mike is... Full story

 

Remembering John Dunlap

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

 

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