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Articles from the November 11, 2021 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 11, 2021

The show goes on

For the first time in two years, Shelton High School choir, drama and stagecraft students blend their creative talents to produce a show, “Night of Musical Theater,” which debuts at 7 tonight in...

 

City aims to make three busy crosswalks safer

The City of Shelton is moving forward on two street projects, the overlaying of new pavement on Brockdale Road and the addition of flashing beacon lights and other safety improvements at three busy...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 11, 2021

Gutierrez holds 3-vote lead in council race

In the most recent ballot count from the Nov. 2 election, Miguel Gutierrez held a three-vote lead over George W. Blush for a seat on the Shelton City Council. In the Mason County Auditor’s Office results released on Nov. 4, Gutierrez had 714 votes...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    November 11, 2021

North Mason School Board levy is now passing

The North Mason School Board levy is passing as of Thursday’s afternoon by just 42 votes. In Mason County, the levy is passing with a vote of 2,516 to 2,479. In Kitsap County, the levy is passing...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    November 11, 2021

Catalytic converter thieves strike near Lake Cushman

Lake Cushman Maintenance Company has been the victim of theft twice in the span of a week. According to General Manager Aaron Nix, the company has had people cutting off the catalytic converters to...

 

Random thoughts for a November day

A new term for old people: The formerly young. When you go to the parking lot where you’ve parked your car and it isn’t where you thought you parked it, is your first thought, “Damn! Someone...

 

Remember the parents who sent their children to war

On Veterans Day we honor our veterans but we must also honor the mothers and fathers who sent their sons and daughters to war. Edgar Guest (1881–1959) wrote the book Poems of Patriotism in 1942. My maternal grandmother loved Edgar Guest poetry. My...

 

Letters to the editor

A question Editor, the Journal, Newly retired after 41 years of teaching, I have a lot more free time and enjoy reading the various letters to the editor, well, except for the occasional name-calling. It appears that some people have running conversa...

 

A plague of locusts

Folks have the unkindest things to say about locusts. Whether it's the insect scourge or the trees known as "honey" or "black" locust, there is abundant opprobrium for all these fine organisms....

 

Shelton School District seeks employees

In a news release, the district said it is hiring regular substitute teachers for $175 a day, emergency substitute teachers for $140 a day, para educators for up to $21.59 an hour, substitute para...

 

News Briefs

Mason County Public Works discovers loss of funds The Mason County Public Works and Utilities department discovered a loss of funds relating to refuse transfer stations. According to a news release from County Administrator Mark Neary, the county...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 11, 2021

Weza has new role with Community Lifeline

After 16 years of service to the Shelton-based nonprofit Community Lifeline, longtime Executive Director Barb Weza will serve as the group's development director. Instead of filling the executive...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    November 11, 2021

A Glimpse into High School Life, 1952

The following items are from the October and November issues of the 1952 Irene S. Reed High School weekly newspaper called The Saghalie. The mirror in the boys' lavatory had disappeared and would not...

 

'Eternals' fails to live up to the potential of its Marvel Comics inspiration

In one important sense, filmmaker Chloé Zhao's cinematic adaptation of comics creator Jack Kirby's "Eternals" is incredibly faithful, in that both tried to establish a semi-independent universe-in-mi...

 

Mother Nature needs a 'clean and polish' now and then

Snow level will determine if this Saturday's TrashMash adventure leads us to the trailheads on Mount Ellinor. My gut says we'll not make it that far, but if we do, we'll be visiting two impressive...

 

Geral D. Rodgers

Geral was born at home in Utica, Montana to Russell and Cora Rodgers. He lived in Shelton since 1942. He passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bellingham in his sleep. In 1944, he married June... Full story

 

Patricia Jean Stratton

Patricia Jean Stratton passed away after a long illness, September 30, 2021, surrounded by her loving family in Shelton, Washington. Pat was born March 22, 1930 to George and Mildred Coons in Tacoma,... Full story

 

Don Jones

Don Jones passed away at his home with family by his side on October 8, 2021. He was 72. Don was born in Spokane, Washington in March of 1949. He moved to Belfair, Washington in the 1970's. He worked... Full story

 

Mary Ellen Haefliger

Mary Ellen Haefliger, a former resident of Shelton, WA who moved to San Antonio, Texas in 2011, died at age 76 from kidney failure and pneumonia on Friday, October 15,2021, at a San Antonio hospital.... Full story

 

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