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Articles from the October 6, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 6, 2022

OysterFest return draws thousands

Sunny skies and temperatures that pushed 80 degrees greeted thousands of seafood, music and beer enthusiasts who descended on Shelton’s Sanderson Field on Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 for the return of OysterFest after a two-year hiatus due to COVID....

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 6, 2022

Preliminary city budget for 2023 approved

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a $40.2 million budget for 2023. The council will host a second public hearing on the proposed budget at its meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 1. The budget must be approved by the end of the...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 6, 2022

Fire 12 starts internal probe

Mason County Fire District 12 in Matlock has begun the process of an internal investigation to look into the allegations raised in the state Auditor’s Office fraud investigation and accountability audit reports. The reports were released Sept. 20...

 

City Briefs

City homeless forum on Tuesday The City of Shelton hosts a “Spotlight Shelton” community forum on homelessness from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Shelton Civic Center. Some of the nonprofit groups that partner with the city will give presentations,...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

League hosts ‘speed dating’ with candidates The League of Women Voters of Mason County host a “Speed Dating with the Candidates” public event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Shelton Civic Center, 225 W. Cota St. Attendees will sit at...

 

The deadly roads of Mason County

Around 8 p.m. Sunday night, Washington State Patrol and Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal accident between a car and man sitting in the road on state Route 3 near Deer Creek north...

 

Random thoughts for an October day

I often feel guilty when I stroll past someone who’s in a wheelchair, maybe because it seems like bragging. Here’s a new, less judgmental phrase for suicide: Self-checkout. The gut gets too much...

 

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: Paddy McGuire is a candidate for Mason County auditor. This letter is being published as a rebuttal to a previous letter. Letters by candidates for public office in Mason County will generally not be published except in response to...

 

Five questions for prosecutor candidate Michael Dorcy

1. Why do you want to be elected as county prosecutor? I started in criminal prosecution as a part-time Assistant City Attorney for the City of Shelton in 2000 when I was still a Rule 9 Intern in a position that also involved working in civil...

 

MacEwen, Gale answer questions

Julianne Gale 1. What qualifications would you bring to the job of state senator? I’m looking forward to bringing all my professional qualifications, life experiences, and community connections to the job of state senator. I have served on the...

 

Five questions with Paddy McGuire, Steve Duenkel

Paddy McGuire 1. Why are you running for the county auditor’s office? Serving as County Auditor for the last four years has been a pleasure and an honor, but I still have things that I want to accomplish. I am very proud of what we have done in my...

 

County Briefs

Pedestrian dead in Route 3 accident A pedestrian died in a one-car accident on state Route 3 near East Agate Road on Sunday evening. According to a Washington State Patrol news release, Paul B. Taft, 56, of Shelton was struck and killed while...

 

Commission Briefs

County surplus of old vehicle Mason County commissioners approved declaring a vehicle surplus at the Sept. 27 meeting. According to the information packet, Equipment Rental and Revolving Fund has a 2007 Toyota Prius with 70,000 miles, a 2001 small...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 6, 2022

Our Favorite Things adds to new downtown businesses

Our Favorite Things Resale shop is the one of the stores to open in a revamping of businesses along Railroad Avenue in Shelton. Rishell Kidd, the owner, opened the store Feb. 14. She said her vision...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    October 6, 2022

Joseph Sherwood

In 1854, Joseph Sherwood and his brother Warren traveled from their home in Vermont to Sawamish County (name changed to Mason County 10 years later) in the Washington Territory, bringing with them...

 

'Blonde' misuses acting; 'Hocus 2' recaptures original

Bewitching ladies in blasts from the past dominated this past week's streaming releases, targeted toward different ages of audiences, and to wildly varying degrees of success. Blonde Christopher Lee...

 

Sharon Taylor's paintings evoke joy, memories

Belfair Self-Storage's artist of the month for October is visual artist Sharon Taylor, for whom business manager Barbara Treick will display a sampling of her pieces this coming month on the...

 

Owls' volleyball squad steamrolls league foes

The Owls' took flight with gusto. Led by strong serving and veteran leadership from its five seniors, the Mary M. Knight volleyball team dispatched league foes Oakville and Wishkah Valley in straight...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    October 6, 2022

Shelton football falls at home

The Highclimbers fell to Montesano 35-13 in a nonleague football game Sept. 30 at Highclimber Stadium. Montesano had 353 yards of offense compared to 266 yards for Shelton. Shelton quarterback Mason...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton Girls Soccer Shelton earned a win against Rochester before a loss to Aberdeen in EvCo girls soccer action last week. The Highclimbers won 2-1 in Rochester on Sept. 27, but dropped a match 3-0 in Aberdeen on Sept. 29. Shelton (2-6, 1-4)...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 6, 2022

New Belfair apartments almost ready

The Olympic Sunset View apartments will soon have people coming and going, as they are set to begin renting to tenants in November. Harbor Custom Development Chief Operating Officer Jeff Habersetzer...

 

North Mason schools approve counseling plan

During the North Mason School Board’s Sept. 15 meeting, high school counselor Rebecca Roberts spoke about the work being done for the Comprehensive School Counseling Plan before Board Director Laura Boad moved to approve the plan as presented. Acco...

 

Mary shops, socializes and attends to club business

Mary's dad caught a skunk in a trap. Now you know that must have been a bit of a challenge to remove it without getting sprayed. The terminology "hair spray" wasn't being used yet and Mary refers to...

 

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