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Articles from the October 20, 2022 edition

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Bonnie Sue Petty

Bonnie Sue Petty, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Monday, October 10th, 2022, at the age of 82. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Olive Briem, sister,... Full story

 

Cheryl K. Macy

Cheryl K. Macy, 79, of Moses Lake, WA, passed away surrounded by family in the days preceding her passing, went to be with the Lord on October 11, 2022. Cheryl was born to Florabelle Dorothy Smith in... Full story

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 20, 2022

Fire 12 recall petitions

Recall petitions have been filed for Mason County Fire Protection District 12 commissioners Brian Jutson, John Pais and Albert Wilder. According to the documents, Wilder, Pais and Jutson “committed several acts of misfeasance and malfeasance and...

 

Clarence Oswalt

Clarence Oswalt, 95, passed peacefully at home September 19, 2022. He was born in 1927, in Russellville, Arkansas, the eldest son of Clarence W. and Hazel L. (Dollar) Oswalt. He grew up in... Full story

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 20, 2022

Levy loss could end Southside district

If Southside School District's replacement levy on the Nov. 8 general election ballot fails, the 120-year-old school district might be absorbed into the Shelton School District. The district, which...

 

Ronald Walter Sargent

Ronald Walter Sargent was born on February 5th, 1951 in Unga, Alaska. Sadly and unexpectedly, Ron passed away on October 3rd, 2022. He was a native Alaskan - Aluet. He lived in Unga until he was... Full story

 

Death Notices

James Leahy, 81, a resident of Shelton, passed away October 15, 2022, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Joann Hermann, 70, a resident of Shelton, passed away October 12, 2022, at home. Arrangements are... Full story

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 20, 2022

County begins 2023 budget prep

Mason County has begun the process of establishing the 2023 county budget with commissioner workshops earlier this week. The commissioner’s 2023 preliminary budget is due to the public by Nov. 21. A public hearing to certify levies must occur...

 

Death Notices

James Leahy, 81, a resident of Shelton, passed away October 15, 2022, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Joann Hermann, 70, a resident of Shelton, passed away October 12, 2022, at home. Arrangements are... Full story

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 20, 2022

Shelton schools alter director districts

Meeting Oct. 20 on Dual Language Program The Shelton School District hosts a public meeting on the Dual Language Program at 6:30 Oct. 20 at Evergreen Elementary School, 900 W. Franklin St., downtown Shelton. The Shelton School District slightly chang...

 
 By Erika Stewart    News    October 20, 2022

Pick your jack-o'-lantern

The idea of using pumpkins for jack-o’-lanterns is such a tradition that it’s hard to imagine anything else would ever have been used, but rutabagas were. In Germany, rutabagas, turnips and... Full story

 

Five years, 261 columns, 1,300 messages

Let’s take a moment for me. This column started on the Journal’s Opinion Page on Oct. 19, 2017 — the column you’re reading is episode No. 261. I’ve gone five years and one week without...

 

Letters to the Editor

Editor's note: Julianne Gale is a candidate for state senator in the 35th District. This letter is being published as a rebuttal to a previous letter. Letters by candidates for public office in Mason...

 

Questions for District Court candidate George Steele

1. Why are you running for office?  I have been honored to serve the people of Mason County as their District Court Judge since 2018. I seek re-election because it is an honor to serve our community. Also, I believe it is necessary to uphold the...

 

Five questions with Juli Tuson, Randy Lewis

Juli Tuson 1. What qualifications would you bring to the job of Mason PUD 3 commissioner? The PUD 3 Commissioners are the policy makers for the utility. In addition, they set rates and charges for service, approve the budget, and hire the manager....

 

Five questions for treasurer candidate Lisa Fraizer

1. Why are you running for office? I am honored to say that I am currently celebrating 42 years of public service to Mason County, the last 22 years serving Mason County as Treasurer.  I am running for office again, because I want to continue to...

 

Five questions with Sandy Kaiser, Travis Couture

Sandy Kaiser 1. Why are you running for office? I believe in hard work, love of family, community and country, and that everyone in our community deserves the same chance for success. For four generations, my family of loggers and farmers has called...

 

Five questions with Miguel Gutierrez, Sharon Trask

Miguel Gutierrez 1. What qualifications would you bring to the job of Mason County Commissioner? My whole life has prepared me for this position. I excelled in school, especially in history and government. I earned a B.A. in Political Science from...

 

County Briefs

Route 106 closure begins on Monday Drivers who use state Route 106 are asked to plan for extra travel time for trips from Monday to Wednesday for tree removal. According to a state Department of Transportation news release, DOT crews will close a...

 

Four movies, ranging from horror to fantasy

Two Halloween-appropriate horror films, and two first-season finales of streaming shows: Halloween Ends Watching "Halloween Ends" made me feel like the 2005 viral meme of Tyra Banks (herself a victim...

 

Bulldogs run wild

Trailing by a point in the final minutes of the first half, the Bulldogs had a choice: put their heads down or go to work. It was an easy decision. After an underthrown pass resulted in a...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    October 20, 2022

What a ride for the 2022 Mariners

It's Oct. 8, and I'm running errands to help my brother and sister in-law prepare for my nephew's third birthday party in Richland. The Mariners second playoff game against the Toronto Blue Jays had begun. The Mariners had already won the first game...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton football The Highclimbers fell to Tumwater 49-7 in Shelton’s homecoming game Oct. 14 at Highclimber Stadium. Shelton (4-3, 2-2) travels to Tumwater to take on Black Hills on Friday in an EvCo game. Shelton girls soccer Shelton lost two matc...

 

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