Articles from the September 8, 2022 edition

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Richard B. Norris

Richard B. Norris, 77, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones August 31, 2022, from complications of strokes and pneumonia. He was born August 19, 1945, in Denver, Colorado, the... Full story

 
 By Matt Baide    News    September 8, 2022

Two dead in 101 crash

Two people died and at least one other person was seriously injured in a three-vehicle wreck early Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 101 near the Shelton Matlock Road interchange. According to Washington State Patrol spokesperson Katherine...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    September 8, 2022

City eyes 2023 capital projects

The City of Shelton’s proposed capital improvement plan for 2023 calls for upgrading well No. 1, replacing downtown trees that are cracking sidewalks and removing two railroad crossings. Jay Harris, the city’s Public Works director, gave a...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    September 8, 2022

Plans for Skokomish restoration

The Mason Conservation District updated the public on federal regulations and the Skokomish Valley Road project at its Aug. 30 meeting at the Skokomish Community Church.  Senior Conservation Manager Keith Underwood led the meeting and talked to the...

 

Peterson tabbed to helm Shelton-Mason chamber

Shelton City Council member Deidre Peterson will be the new president and CEO of the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce. Peterson, a Shelton native who was elected to the council in April 2018,...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    September 8, 2022

City approves annexation request

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to an application request by two property owners on Peacock Ridge east of Olympic College Shelton to be annexed into the city. On Aug. 16, the council had given gave preliminary approval to...

 

Random thoughts for a September day

Someone should introduce a brand of cigarettes called Moderate. That way, people could call themselves Moderate smokers. People without shelter are called homeless, so people with shelter should be...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    September 8, 2022

County says monkeypox cases are rare

One person had a confirmed case of Monkeypox in Mason County, but a county official said it’s unlikely that “a lot of” cases will occur. According to Mason County Public Health Nurse Audrey O’Connor, there was one case and one contact from th...

 

County Briefs

Salal permit sales Sept. 14-15 Permits for commercial-use salal in Olympic National Forest will go on sale Sept. 14 and 15 at the Quilcene, Quinault and Forks offices. According to a news release, Quilcene and Quinault offices will sell permits...

 

Harstine Island troupe performs monologues, poems

Ten local performers will bring to life pieces by Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare and themselves in Harstine island Theatre Club's "A Reader's Theatre Collection of Monologues, Poems and Original...

 

School Briefs

Olympic College scholarships The Olympic College Foundation is awarding more than $190,000 in scholarships for the fall quarter. Friday is the deadline to apply. The scholarships will be awarded in time for the beginning of fall quarter Sept. 19....

 

Belfair Self-Storage celebrates 10 years

Not many self-storage businesses can celebrate a decade in business with a performance by a two-time Grammy nominee, but Belfair Self-Storage plans to. Manager Barbara Treick invites the public to the 10-year anniversary of the business on Sept. 21...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Shelton YMCA hosts Welcome Week The Shelton YMCA welcomes visitors during Welcome Week activities Friday through Sept. 18. The free events include a community dance from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, a Native American art gallery from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday,...

 

'Rings of Power' boasts top-notch production

I entered into the first two episodes of Amazon Prime Video's "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" with considerably mixed feelings, and in spite of finding myself impressed by a lot of what I...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    September 8, 2022

Battle for the Axe: Climbers rally past Bulldogs to retain Mason County Cup

The axe is staying in Shelton after the Highclimbers defeated North Mason 39-18 Friday in the 10th Mason County Cup game.  It was a tale of two halves for Shelton, scoring just six points in the...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    September 8, 2022

Shelton boys finish second at Ultimook Race

The Shelton boys finished second as a team at the Ultimook cross country race in Tillamook, Oregon, on Saturday. Shelton's Jacob Miller finished sixth with a time of 16 minutes, 56 seconds. Jaydon...

 

Commission Briefs

County to receive USDA money Mason County commissioners approved allocating U.S. Department of Agriculture Secure Rural Schools and Roads money at the Aug. 30 meeting. According to the information packet, the USDA requiries counties to choose an...

 

Thelers have a spotty week pursuing salmon

There is no way I could keep up with Mary's schedule. I got tired just reading this week's diary. Driving back and forth twice from the fishing camp to Belfair, plus a trip to Seattle. She writes of...

 

Port of Grapeview facing 10-year redistricting

The Port of Grapeview is set to convene a special meeting Sept. 13 to address its redistricting, which is required every 10 years for federal, state and many local government agencies. The purpose of redistricting the port is to balance the...

 

Donald Lee Pauley

Donald Lee Pauley was born on December 11, 1937, to Barbara and Frank Pauley. Don passed away on August 25, 2022, at Mason General Hospital. Don lived most of his life in Shelton, with exception to... Full story

 

Hildegard Agnes Jurgens Hohmann

Hildegard Agnes Jürgens Hohmann peacefully left this earth on May 3, 2021. She was born in Bochum-Linden-Dahlhausen, Germany to parents Emil Jürgens and Hildegard Agnes Ketemer on July 12, 1937.... Full story

 

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