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Articles from the December 2, 2021 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021

City aims to muffle nighttime noise

Repeatedly blasting loud music, continuously revving your engine, or allowing your dog to bark excessively at night could land you a ticket if the City of Shelton passes a new noise ordinance. The Shelton City Council discussed the proposed new...

 

New details about stabbing

Details about what happened leading up to a student being stabbed at Shelton High School on Sept. 20 have been released. According to the Shelton Police Department documents, two students got into a fight and one student was the victim of six stab...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 2, 2021

Meet Mason County's first county administrator

Mark Neary is excited to be in Mason County and see what the county can accomplish after being hired as the county administrator. Neary was born in Walla Walla and graduated from Oregon State...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021

Two Sallys leave the Shelton School Board

Sally Brownfield and Sally Karr bid farewell to the Shelton School Board after serving for six years. The Nov. 23 regular meeting was the last for the two Sallys. At that meeting, Marilyn Stevenson...

 

A Northwest chauvinist in the Southwest

The Continental Divide at Interstate 40, New Mexico: The line that determines whether precipitation flows east or west in North America cuts through a souvenir shop along westbound Interstate 40 in...

 

Letters to the Editor

The road to Staircase Editor, the Journal, I recounted the recent experience Mark Woytowich had travelling to Staircase. Having made that trip for over 20 years, I can relate. I was disappointed that he implied that Olympic Park managers were...

 
 By Alex Fethiere    News    December 2, 2021

Get right with nitrogen

I have written a lot about nitrogen and its production in and out of the soil. My knowledge is always expanding because it's only recently that humanity has been rethinking how we make and apply this...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021

Deadline nears for comments on ex-C Street dump

Tuesday is the deadline to comment on the state's proposed cleanup of the city's former C Street dump. The state Department of Ecology's draft cleanup plan calls for adding a soil cap to the site to...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021

Holiday Magic hosted in downtown Shelton

A "reverse" parade, Christmas karaoke, photos with Santa Claus, and performances by the Shel-Town Strummers are among the highlights of the Holiday Magic event staged from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and...

 

Commission Briefs

Commissioners approve money for Belfair Sewer project Mason County commissioners approved an award of $450,000 a year from the Rural County Sales & Use Tax Fund to be used for the Mason County Belfair Sewer fund for the next two years. According to...

 

Jerri Lee (Hill) Hadley

Jerri passed away peacefully in her home in North Bend, Oregon on Nov. 20, 2021 with her husband Glen by her side. Jerri Lee was born on July 10, 1950 in Shelton, WA. She grew up on Mason Lake and... Full story

 

Yoshiko "Yoshi" Crowell

December 2, 1935 – September 17, 2021 A dewdrop fell And a dewdrop vanished That is me. -Toyotomi Hideyoshi Yoshiko "Yoshi" Crowell was born Yoshiko Amino on December 2, 1935 in Yokohama, Japan to... Full story

 

County Briefs

Christmas tree permits available online and through local vendors Olympic National Forest holiday tree permits are available to purchase online through recreation.gov and in-person at vendors around the peninsula. According to a news release,...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 2, 2021

COVID cases declining in Mason County

Mason County COVID-19 cases are in decline with 142 confirmed cases since Nov. 23. The 7-day case rate per 100,000 has declined from 167.6 on Nov. 23 to 88.4 on Nov. 30. The 14-day case rate per 100,000 is 269.6. The county is 54.1% vaccinated....

 

'Hawkeye' closes out a year of fascinating changes

Although 2020 was the year COVID first struck, 2021 has been more of a year of transition for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Disney+ shows like "WandaVision" and "Loki" took established characters...

 

Belfair Self-Storage hosts local artworks through February

In the wake of Belfair Self-Storage hosting Native American musician Vince Redhouse and painter Tai Connell for a holiday reception before Thanksgiving, Belfair Self-Storage owner and manager Barbara Treick is putting any further live appearances by...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    December 2, 2021

Shelton bowling rolls into season, falls to Black Hills

The Shelton girls bowling team lost to an excellent Black Hills team 2,191-1,219 in an Evergreen Conference match at Westside Lanes on Nov. 23. Leading the way for the Highclimbers in the individual...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    December 2, 2021

The Seahawks are a mess, but how does it get cleaned up?

It’s the end of November, and for the decade before this, it usually meant fans of the Seattle Seahawks watching the team jockey for playoff position and getting ready for a postseason game. But this year, fans have seen a much different product...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021

No change with two ballot recounts

The recount of two close races in the Nov. 2 general election did not change the results, with Miguel Gutierrez beating George W. Blush by five votes for a seat on the Shelton City Council, and Arla Bull Shephard defeating Michael Curtin for another...

 

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