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Articles from the September 23, 2021 edition

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Daniel Gregory

Daniel Curtis Gregory passed away at his home on September 11, 2021, with his loving wife at his side. Daniel was born on March 6, 1963, in Everett, WA, and his parents were Patricia (Weeks) Gregory... Full story

 

Russell Dean Harper

Russell Dean Harper, born on April 12, 1961 in Olympia, WA, passed away at a Tribal clam dig in Kamilche, WA, on September 9, 2021, at the young age of 61, in the arms of his beloved community, the... Full story

 

Betty Jean Sample

Betty Jean Sample, born on October 19th, 1928, in Seattle, WA, to Chester and Alta Dawley, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, a sister, and... Full story

 
 By Matt Baide    News    September 23, 2021

Stabbing puts student in hospital

An altercation between two students at Shelton High School on Monday afternoon resulted in one student being hospitalized with stab wounds, according to Shelton Police. A news release from Shelton...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    September 23, 2021

Sports betting coming soon

You will soon be able to place a wager on professional and NCAA sports at Little Creek Casino. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a sports betting bill into law in March 2020 that permits sports wagering at...

 

Plotting a garden in Callanan Park

A triangle of land in the City of Shelton's Callanan Park could bloom into a community garden that produces food for local people in need. The Shelton City Council on Tuesday evening gave preliminary...

 

City seeks comments on dump cleanup plan

The public has one month to comment on a proposed cleanup plan for the city's toxic former C Street dump after the Shelton City Council on Tuesday approved a new agreed order with the state...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    September 23, 2021

Kilmer visits county, hears business concerns

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, paid a visit to Mason County last Thursday to check-in on his constituents. Kilmer, who represents Washington's sixth congressional district that includes Mason...

 

Thursday afternoon football

Someone on Mary M. Knight's six-man football team must have missed a block because his teammate yelled at him after the play was whistled dead. "Jiminy Christmas!" the teammate hollered. "Are you scar...

 

Letters to the Editor

A great letter Editor, the Journal, Just read the Shelton-Mason County Journal and loved the letter about baby boomer grandparents. She wrote a wonderful letter and covered everything I believe in also. Having the same problems with younger people...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    September 23, 2021

A look at the life and times of Agate School

In June 1912, parents of children attending Chapman's Cove, Miller, and Cape Horn Schools (all located in an area between Hammersley Inlet and Oakland Bay) met at the local grange hall and voted...

 

Helping homeless stay warm

Nighttime temperatures are dropping into the 40's, leaving homeless people and others in need in the cold. Two Shelton-based nonprofit groups are trying to help. The Mason County Warming Center, opera...

 

Journal Letter Policy

The Journal encourages original letters to the editor of local interest. Diverse and varied opinions are welcomed. We will not publish letters that are deemed libelous or scurrilous in nature. All letters must be signed and include the writer’s...

 

Hoodsport retains commissioner

Port of Hoodsport voters might notice some peculiarities on their ballot for commissioner elections this fall. Port Operations Manager Kathleen Wyatt explained during the commissioners’ Sept. 15...

 

Sucker born every minute

An obsession with air drainage led me to inadvertently create soil drainage. A hillside was covered with evergreen huckleberry, and the shrubs had been struggling beneath a bigleaf maple canopy for...

 

Recreational fire ban lifted

Mason County Community Development director in partnership with the Mason County Fire-Chief’s Association, lifted the burn ban on recreational fires Tuesday. According to a news release, Director of Community Development Dave Windom said recent...

 

Missing backpacker found

A weeklong search for backpacker Jerren Fisher came to an end Sunday when National Park Service search and rescue teams found him. According to a news release, the park requested assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard to locate Fisher and a helicopter...

 

WDFW asks for public input

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comments on a draft management plan for South Puget Sound Wildlife Area. The plan includes 5,790 acres spread across Mason, Kitsap, Pierce and Thurston counties. The plan will guide...

 

Volunteers needed for fair

The Bite of Reality is looking for volunteers for an event Nov. 2 and 3 at Shelton High School. The Financial Reality Fair is sponsored by Peninsula Credit Union with assistance from Our Community Credit Union, the Economic Development Council of...

 

Shelton driver injured

A 50-year-old Shelton woman driver was injured in a two-car accident on state Route 109 in Grays Harbor County Sept. 15. According to a news release, the Shelton driver rear-ended another vehicle after failing to notice the car in front of it... Full story

 

Mason PUD 3 honored

Mason PUD 3 was awarded the Paul J Raver community service award from the Northwest Public Power Association at its annual meeting in Kennewick. According to a news release, the award was in recognition of its community service efforts in response...

 

Bat-killing fungus detected

An invasive fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats continues to spread in Washington and has been detected in Mason County. According to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release, the fungus is often fatal in hibernating...

 

Port of Shelton, PUD 1 awarded state grants

The Port of Shelton has received a $50,000 grant and Mason PUD 1 was awarded a $797,040 grant from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board. According to a news release, the money is a planning grant that will be used to help...

 

National forests launch free use firewood program

The national forests of Washington in Region 6 of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service are transitioning their firewood program to become a free-use program to the public. According to a news release, those who receive free-use firewood...

 

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