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Articles from the October 21, 2021 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 21, 2021

Camping ban nears approval

The City of Shelton is one step away from outlawing camping on city right-of-ways, a measure designed to persuade homeless people to either accept official shelter and other services and or move along...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 21, 2021

Downtown shooting takes bizarre twist

Siblings Christopher Floe and Caroline Harris were arrested in connection with the Oct. 7 shooting in the 500 block of North 4th Street in downtown Shelton. Floe, who was the victim of the shooting,...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 21, 2021

North Mason schools levy on Nov.2 ballot

The North Mason School Board is hoping that the third time is the charm for passing a levy on the Nov. 2 ballot. North Mason tried to pass levies in February and April of 2020, but was unsuccessful,...

 

Shelton Police to buy new body, dash cameras

The Shelton Police Department will receive $249,580 to purchase new body-worn and dash cameras for officers because its current cameras are no longer in production. The council gave Tuesday evening gave final approval to the purchase at its meeting....

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 21, 2021

Seventeen candidates seek school board seats

Seventeen candidates are running for school board positions on the Nov. 2 general election ballot, and only four of the races have more than one name on the ballot. Three positions are up for grabs on the Shelton School Board, with a single...

 

County roads designated as primitive

County commissioners approved Primitive Road designations at the Oct. 12 meeting. According to the information packet, the designation provides lower liability for warning signing on low volume unpaved access roads. Roads with 100 vehicles or fewer...

 

Load limits, one-lane travel change to county bridges

Seven bridges had designation changes at the Oct. 12 commissioners meeting after Mason County Public Works inspections. According to the information, Stretch Island and Rossmaier bridges each had maximum load limits established. Hliboki, Gosnell...

 

A damnable, detestable comparison

Imagine a crisp, cool fall morning, much like this one. Blue skies mingle with a patchwork of clouds, a slight breeze stirs the air. In the streets, families gather. It's the first week of September...

 

'If it Ain't Country, I Ain't Drinking'

In my spare time, I think up titles for country-western songs. The practice provides an opportunity to explore the themes that country-western music is known for. Here are some: “My Boyfriend’s a...

 

Letters to the Editor

Ivermectin thoughts Editor, the Journal After reading some letters to the editor criticizing the unvaccinated for not getting the experimental jab that apparently doesn’t work anyway, I wonder why ivermectin works so well in India? Their cases...

 

Buy pet microchip, help cat foster program

The new cat foster partnership with the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women in Belfair benefits when the Humane Society of Mason County sells pet microchips for $20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdy at Casey’s Bar and Grille at 24090 state Route 3...

 

Games, classes at senior center in Shelton

Games, classes at senior center in Shelton The Mason County Senior Activities Center hosts games, classes and other events at the Pavilion at 190 W. Sentry Drive in Shelton. The events on Oct. 18 are cribbage and tai chi at 8:15 a.m., line dance at...

 

Mason County Genealogical Society meets Thursdays

The Mason County Genealogical Society meets via Zoom at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. To get the Zoom link, call 360-437-3119 or email [email protected]

 

Cinderella makeovers benefit homeless youths

Thirty women over the age of 50 will be transformed into “Cinderella at the ball” and photographed at a fundraising event Saturday at The Underground in Shelton. The “Cinderella of a Certain Age” event raises money for the nonprofit Shelton...

 

Second half property tax payments due by Nov. 1

Mason County property owners have until Nov. 1 to pay their second half property taxes. According to a news release, Mason County Treasurer Lisa Frazier noted there are options to make property tax payments. There is a drive-up property tax payment...

 

US Highway 101 work zones may delay travelers

Travelers who use U.S. Highway 101 near Hoodsport may see a workzone in separate locations, possibly delaying travel. At milepost 331.4 in Hoodsport, there will be one-way alternating traffic during daylight hours each weekday until Friday, Oct. 29....

 

Restrooms closed at Potlatch State Park

Restrooms are closed in the day-use area at Potlatch State Park until further notice, according to the Washington State Parks Twitter account. Restrooms in the campground area are still available....

 
 By Alex Fethiere    News    October 21, 2021

Collaborative convergence

The 2021 Northwest Permaculture Convergence returned to the roots from whence it sprouted 14 years ago: Sahale, an intentional community in Tahuya that's part of the Goodenough intentional community...

 

Port of Hoodsport considers hosting electric vehicle charging stations

Port of Hoodsport commissioners heard about the transportation electrification movement when Tonia Buell of the state Department of Transportation gave a briefing on grant money for installing...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 21, 2021

COVID cases up slightly

Mason County saw a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases last week, increasing six cases to 207. There were five deaths in the last week, including three men, a 50-, 60- and 80-year old and two women, a...

 
 By Cyndie Willey    News    October 21, 2021

Growing pumpkins

Washington’s cool weather is great for pumpkins. Ideally, pumpkins do well in 55-to-60-degree temperatures. Whether you are picking pumpkins from your backyard, buying them from a local farmer or Master Gardeners, they are bound to be a big hit....

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 21, 2021

Winger found guilty of animal cruelty

Thelma Winger was found guilty on four counts of first-degree animal cruelty and one count of second-degree animal cruelty in Mason County Superior Court on Oct. 8. The sentencing trial is scheduled...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 21, 2021

Humane Society of Mason County fills needs, but needs help

Whether you need help with the pets you have or are looking for a new furry friend to add to your family, the Humane Society of Mason County can help you. There are some new things happening at HSMC,...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 21, 2021

Mason Transit Authority optimistic about future

The Mason Transit Authority has plenty to look forward to and challenges before the calendar flips to 2022. MTA General Manager Amy Asher started in July and she’s getting more comfortable in the...

 

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