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Articles from the October 28, 2021 edition

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Bill Timm

William George Timm was born December 22, 1926, to William Gottleib Timm and Margaret Jeffers Timm on his maternal grandfather, George Jeffers' farm outside of Amherst, Wisconsin. His first teacher... Full story


Lon S. Pettit

It's been a year now since Lon Pettitt passed away. Lon was a husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Lon served in the Marines, earned his master's degree at the... Full story


Muriel June Mullen

Muriel June (Rediske) Mullen, 100, who resided at Maple Glen Senior Living, Shelton, WA, since 2014, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Avamere Transitional Care of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. She was bo... Full story


John W. Gilmore

John W. Gilmore, of Shelton, WA, passed away on October 7, 2021. John and his family moved to Edmonds, WA, in 1966, when he was hired to head up the newly launched marketing arm of the Downtown... Full story


Dean Matthew Johnson

Dean Matthew Johnson passed away on Friday October 15th, 2021. He was born in Long Beach, California on September 8th, 1956, to Lee Roy and Laura Johnson. Dean was the youngest of three children. He s... Full story


Lee F. Chapman

Lee F. Chapman passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Maple Glen Nursing Home in Shelton, WA, at the age of 89. Born to Ivyl and Wilma Chapman on October 31, 1931 in Arlington, SD... Full story


Roy Albert Pearsall

Roy Albert Pearsall passed away peacefully in his Montesano, Washington home. Born July 21, 1956 until October 20, 2021. GONE FISHING I'm on a boat headed out to sea Where every day is a day to fish... Full story

 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 28, 2021

No mandate firings in six districts

Despite fears about mass layoffs, six of the seven school districts in Mason County did not fire any employees for not meeting the state mandate to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. In the Shelton School District, six teachers and 25 classified...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 28, 2021

Western Gateway design funded

The City of Shelton will pay consultant an additional $100,000 to finish the design for the city's Western Gateway Project on Railroad Avenue from Eighth Street west to the city limits. The Shelton...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 28, 2021

Homeless advocates oppose law

Two women intimate with the lives of homeless people in Shelton oppose a proposed city law to criminalize camping on city right of ways. Barb Weza, executive director of Community Lifeline in...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    October 28, 2021

Evergreen champs

The Shelton High School girls cross country teams wins back-to-back conference titles....

 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 28, 2021

City surpluses seven properties

The Shelton City Council on Oct. 19 declared seven city properties surplus and make them available for purchase. The council gave preliminary approval at its Oct. 5 meeting. The council is required...


City hosts hearing on 2022 budget

No one spoke during a public hearing Oct. 19 on the City of Shelton’s proposed $41.1 million budget for 2022. The Shelton City Council will host a second public hearing on the proposed budget at its meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 16. The budget must be...


Get out and vote

In a short email conversation with Mason County Auditor Paddy McGuire, I learned that as of Monday afternoon the turnout of the 2021 General Election is just 13.5 percent. McGuire wrote that was “pretty typical” and puts the county on track for...


Stop! Thief! Oh? Nevermind.

Do you suppose it’s against the law for someone to penetrate the neural network of your credit union or bank and then lift the numbers linked to your financial accounts? The answer appears to be no,...


Letters to the Editor

A slippery slope Editor, the Journal, I for one support Sandy Tarzwell and am thankful for her warnings and that she spoke out. I sense that the outrage expressed is really an attempt to change the subject or get someone different for the school...

 By Alex Fethiere    News    October 28, 2021

Big-leaf lupine: Our native invasive

Two words are bandied about in horticulture to describe such a range of plants that one wonders whether they still have meaning. "Native" and "invasive" are both so widely used when speaking of...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 28, 2021

Superintendent talks about state of Shelton schools

A rising graduation rate is amongst the strengths of the Shelton School District, while the disproportionate discipline of Native American students is a weakness. Keeping the schools open during the pandemic, and approaching a month without a...

 By Jan Parker    News    October 28, 2021

L.D. Hack, Shelton booster

In a feature titled "Interesting People of the Peninsula," the September 1935 issue of a publication called Olympic Peninsula Magazine announced that "Native sons of the great Olympic Peninsula had...

 By Mary Dessel    News    October 28, 2021

Pumpkins and Gourds: From Garden to Decor

You can join Mason County Master Gardeners for a free, one-hour Zoom class that provides the basics about growing gourds and pumpkins. People can learn to create a table decoration using pumpkins and...


Commission briefs

Sheriff’s Office gets approval for interview room video recording system The Mason County commissioners approved the purchase of a new interview room video recording system for the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at Tuesday’s meeting. According...


Niten, Dorcy discuss state of city at Chamber event

Shelton City Manager Jeff Niten opened the State of the City address for the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 21 by reviewing how the pandemic continues to affect the city. Shelton is receiving what Niten deemed “significant...


Joyce Marie Ann Rivers

Joyce Marie Ann Rivers of Allyn, Washington, died Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Gig Harbor with her three daughters by her side. She was 84. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 15, 1937, she was the second daughter of Pauline and Dr. Daniel C....


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