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Articles from the December 8, 2022 edition

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William "Bill" Borden

Bill S. Borden was born March 3, 1938, in Shelton. He passed away November, 25, 2022, in Olympia, WA. Bill married Eileen Kundert in July of 1966. He worked for Simpson Timber Company in Shelton... Full story


Michael Allen Wright

Michael "Mike" Allen Wright, 57, died November 24th, 2022, in Shelton, WA. He was born on December 29, 1964, in Shelton to Irene and Victor Wright. He was the youngest of five children. Mike attended... Full story


Linda Shaw

Linda Shaw July 29, 1943 - November 1, 2022, Linda Shaw, devoted mother, sister and wife passed away on November 1st, 2022 in Olympia, WA. Linda grew up in southern California and had many fond... Full story


Neil Raymond Thompson

Reverend Neil Raymond Thompson passed away on November 25, 2022, in Lacey Washington. Neil was born in Lindsay, California on April 8, 1938. At the age of three, his family moved to San Bernardino... Full story


William Gene Wolden

William Gene Wolden was born May 14, 1946, to the late Kenneth and Ann Wolden in Shelton, Washington. He passed away November 24, 2022, in Olympia, Washington. Bill resided at Olympics West... Full story


Death Notices

Ryan J. Serne, 41, a resident of Olympia, passed away November 25, 2022, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Eleanor Lunsford, 94, a resident of Olympia, passed away November 25, 2022, at Providence St.... Full story

 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 8, 2022

City signs jail contract

The City of Shelton has contracted with the Nisqually Correctional Facility on Yelm Highway to provide jail beds for detainees. The Shelton City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed the contract, which calls for the Nisqually Correctional Facility...

 By Matt Baide    News    December 8, 2022

General election results certified

Mason County general election results were certified Nov. 29 by the county’s canvassing board. A new auditor will be handling elections in 2023. Republican challenger Steve Duenkel will begin his term in January after receiving 14,739 votes for...

 By Matt Baide    News    December 8, 2022

Early start to winter

It's autumn on the calendar but winter weather appeared with a week of steady snow and precipitation that knocked out power and forced school cancellations. According to, Shelton received...

 By Matt Baide    News    December 8, 2022

PUD 3 sets 2023 budget, increases rates

Mason County Public Utility District 3 has increased its rates for 2023, which was included in adopting the 2023 budget in a vote on Nov. 22.  According to a news release, PUD 3 commissioners adopted a 5% effective energy rate increase for various...


A question in a long marriage

I recently learned a newspaperman, who I knew while he worked for The Associated Press in Olympia, died several years ago. He was 38, had a wife and two kids, ages 3 and 6, so Jonathan Kaminsky’s...

 By Jan Parker    News    December 8, 2022

Attack on Pearl Harbor felt in Shelton

The Shelton-Mason County Journal of Dec. 4, 1941, was focused on the upcoming Christmas holiday. The front page included a schedule of where and when Santa Claus would be appearing, and shoppers were...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 8, 2022

Actors, crew wanted for evangelical musical

Actors and crew members are wanted for the musical drama "Moment of Truth," an original two-act "evangelical play," with open auditions from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Shelton High School Performing...


County Briefs

Belfair man killed in SR 300 accident An 86-year-old Belfair man was killed in a two-car collision on state Route 300 on Monday afternoon. According to a Washington State Patrol news release, Karl E. McNeill, 86, of Belfair died in the wreck. He was...


Nonprofit Briefs

Free dinner for Veterans Active duty and combat veterans, and their spouses, are invited to a free combat veterans’ dinner hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 5 p.m. Dec. 17 at Veterans Memorial Hall, 210 W. Franklin Ave., downtown Shelton. F...


'Wednesday' teen dramedy, 'Willow' captures charm

'Wednesday' on Netflix "Wednesday Addams attends Hogwarts" is such a stupidly obvious idea for the next young adult horror dramedy franchise that I'm amazed it wasn't rolled out sooner. Ditto hiring...


Climbers' Moore signs with Pierce College volleyball

Jaylin Moore is set to become a Raider next fall. The Shelton High School senior volleyball standout signed with Pierce College of the Northwest Athletic Conference to compete for the Raiders'...


Prep Roundup

Shelton boys wrestling Shelton finished second in the Ramrock Invitational on Dec. 3 at North Thurston High School in Olympia. It was the highest finish ever for the Highclimbers at the invitational....


Port of Grapeview commissioner ranks projects

Port of Grapeview Commissioner Art Whitson closed out the fall by informing port officials of the list of maintenance projects and procedures he’s been compiling. Whitson said he’s inventoried port assets whose sustainability needed to be address...


Mary's life is full of Christmas anticipation

More Christmas planning. Sam goes to Seattle and Mary writes he would be attending a “clan” meeting. He does return with a new overcoat, and it sounds like it is a beauty, as Mary would say. Weather seems a lot like it is here. Friday, Dec. 3,...


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