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Articles from the November 3, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 3, 2022

City could get money

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer say they want the City of Shelton and Mason County to benefit from a new $1 billion federal grant program to help bring businessses to the...


Steven Ralph Needham

Steven Ralph Needham, 75, died October 27, 2022, at Capital Medical Center in Olympia. Steve was born October 24, 1947, to Gerald and Stephana Needham. Steve's mother was a 'Look-Out operator' at... Full story


Jessica Lauren Balzer

Jessica Lauren Balzer On September 24th, 2022, Jessica Lauren Balzer, beloved daughter, sister and aunt, passed away at the age of 25 in Cathedral City, California. Jessica was born on December 5th,... Full story


Wanda Bernice Settle-Nordy (Ristine)

Wanda Bernice Settle-Nordy (Ristine) Wanda Bernice Settle-Nordy (Ristine), 88, passed peacefully on October 14th, 2022 surrounded by her loving family in the home she had lived in for 69 years. It... Full story


Joyce Spatz

Celebration of Life for Joyce Spatz Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 1:30 p.m., Shelton United Methodist Church.... Full story


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 Matt Baide    Sports    November 3, 2022

Postseason bound!

What a difference a year makes. The Shelton Highclimbers football team was back in a Kansas tiebreaker once again on Monday at Tumwater District Stadium with Black Hills and Aberdeen, with two spots...


Death Notices

Steven R. Needham, 75, a resident of Shelton, passed away October 27, 2022, at Capital Medical Center. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Jenna Kelly-Allred, 52, a resident of Shelton, passed away October 28,... Full story

 By Matt Baide    News    November 3, 2022

North Mason investigation uncovers policy violations

North Mason students and parents violated North Mason's civil conduct policy in an incident after the North Mason volleyball match against Bremerton on Oct. 18 in Belfair. North Mason School District...


Random thoughts for a day in November

Isn’t it odd to tell people who feel achy after getting a COVID vaccination that it shows that the vaccine is working? If that’s true, wouldn’t the contrary be true — if you don’t feel achy...


Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: The following two letters are from current political candidates rebutting previously published letters. The Journal did not allow new endorsement or candidate letters in this week’s paper....


Larry Lewis Seaward

Larry Lewis Seaward May 10, 1930- October 5, 2022 Larry Seaward died peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 5, 2022, at home in Belfair, WA at the age of 92. His aging heart and body belied his youthful... Full story


County Briefs

CMFE promotes Fox to battalion chief Central Mason Fire & EMS promoted lieutenant and paramedic Samantha Fox to battalion chief. According to a news release, Fox joined CMFE in 2011 as a...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 3, 2022

Better managing your private forest

In 1993, Leslie Coulter and Bruce Santy bought 10 acres of woods and wetlands at the end of a dirt road near Cranberry Lake. They started building on the property two years later. The couple, who...


Commission Briefs

ARPA money allocations approved Mason County commissioners approved the American Rescue Plan Act money allocations at the Oct. 25 meeting. According to the information packet, the commissioners allocated a total of $6,238,667 to 13 projects from 34... Full story

 By Matt Baide    News    November 3, 2022

Conservation District provides project updates

The Mason Conservation District updated the public on nine upcoming Skokomish Habitat projects, with two projects planning to begin construction in the summer. The Skokomish Valley Road "Dips"...


Nonprofit Briefs

Churches accept donations of gifts for children Calvary Fellowship of Shelton and The Bridge Church in Belfair are accepting donations of gifts packed in shoe boxes for the annual international Operat...


School Briefs

Pioneer schools host dinner, science fair The Pioneer School District hosts a Community Dinner and Science and Engineering Fair Nov. 9 in the middle school commons. Dinner is served beginning at 5...


'Cabinet of Curiosities,' 'Devil's Hour' perfect Halloween

We're closing out this year's spooky season with two engagingly suspenseful streaming series that premiered during the final full week of October 2022. "Cabinet of Curiosities" on Netflix Part of what...


Flying high

The mark of the best teams is that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. It's the philosophy that has guided the Mary M. Knight High School volleyball team to one of its best seasons in rece...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    November 3, 2022

Shelton boys qualify for state cross country meet

The Shelton boys cross country team qualified for the state tournament with a fourth-place finish at the District IV cross country meet Oct. 27 at Lewis River Golf Course in Woodland. Jacob Miller...


Prep Roundup

Shelton boys tennis Shelton’s Jayden Lovingfoss and Wyatt Wagner finished fourth in the District 4 boys tennis tournament Oct. 27 and 28 at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver to earn a state tournament berth. The duo started the tournament as the top...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 3, 2022

Relabeling racist names on Tahuya lakes

The state is proposing renaming a lake and a slough north of Tahuya, changing names derogatory to Black people to new monikers celebrating two former slaves who lived in the area. The Washington...


Commissioner appointed to Clean Water Committee

Art Whitson, District 1 commissioner for the Port of Grapeview, was appointed Oct. 25 by Mason County commissioners to fill an open slot on the Mason County Clean Water Advisory Committee. The committee’s purpose is to implement laws designed to...


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