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Articles from the December 9, 2021 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 9, 2021

Gutierrez, Shephard Bull remain recount winners

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 Shephard Bull defeating Michael Curtin for another...

 By Matt Baide    News    December 9, 2021

Belfair Sewer Project enters new construction phase

Mason County Public Works plans to solicit bids this month for the next phase of the Belfair Sewer project a project that has cost the county millions with a long and tumultuous history that is...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 9, 2021

Shelter hopes to expand to 50 beds

A city hearings examiner is considering Community Lifeline's request to expand the capacity of its downtown Shelton shelter from 35 beds to 50. On Monday evening, city hearings examiner Terrace McCart...


It's a victory for the Pedros of our world

Downtown Shelton resident Miguel Gutierrez unveiled his candidacy for City Council on May 17 by posting the following announcement on his campaign website ( "Dear friends. What will...


Letters to the Editor

A winning Saturday Editor, the Journal, My family and I attended the downtown Shelton Christmas happenings on Saturday evening. After the year we have had, I can honestly say I wasn’t looking forward to it. I was dreading it but, sometimes, we...

 By Alex Fethiere    News    December 9, 2021

Knowing your nematodes

A few bad nematodes have maligned the whole class of creatures. While gardeners curse the nematodes that knot their carrots or riddle their tomatoes' roots with tumors, a much larger world of nematode...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 9, 2021

A respite from the cold

A 20-year addiction to methamphetamine left Jared Lee homeless, sleeping on the streets of Shelton or inside the Community Lifeline shelter. "You're just surviving, making sure your stuff doesn't get...


Nonprofit Briefs

Register to receive Toys for Tots gifts Mason County families in need can register until Friday to receive holiday items from Mason County Toys for Tots. Shelton families can register online at, and click on “Apply...


Mark Charles Zamzow

Mark Charles Zamzow was born January 5th, 1955, and passed on November 28th, 2021, from a short battle with cancer. He was married to Peggy Sue (Little) Zamzow on November 29, 1980. Mark was preceded... Full story


Deborah Sue Brooks

Debora Sue Brooks, January 19th, 1957 – November 30th, 2021. Debbie grew up in Spanaway WA, and moved to Mason County where she met and later married James Brooks in 1985. Debbie was passionate... Full story


Barbara Maxine Rogerson

Barbara Maxine Rogerson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. She was 93. Barbara was born December 3, 1927, in Casper, Wyoming, to George and Emma Brown. At age 14, she moved with... Full story


Bonnie Walker-Eddy

Bonnie Walker-Eddy passed at home after the family completed the Thanksgiving she had planned. She fought a long six-year battle with bone cancer. Her life was full of her family and career. She... Full story


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