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Articles from the December 15, 2022 edition

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Beverly Leah Weston

Beverly Leah Weston, 87, passed away on November 9, 2022 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA. She was born on February 20, 1935 in South Bend, WA, the daughter of Leland and Bernice Hunt. A... Full story

 

Debra "Deb" Gayle Hart

Debra "Deb" Gayle Hart passed away suddenly on November 30, 2022 at her home in Fawn Lake. Deb had lived in the Shelton area for nearly 25 years and was well known in the local art community. She part... Full story

 

Dorothy Powter

Dorothy Powter 88, passed away Nov. l4, 2022 at Kindred Hospital in Seattle. She was born in Chehalis in 1934 and grew up in Bremerton. Her parents were Edith and Theodore Luebke, and her brother... Full story

 

Martin Ernest Best

On Sunday, November 20, 2022, Martin Ernest Best, loving husband, father, and Grandfather passed away at the age of sixty-seven. He was born on November 23, 1954 to Lorn and Betty Best. Martin loved... Full story

 

Morley "Prepp" Preppernau Jr.

Morley "Prepp" Preppernau Jr. passed away peacefully at home in the presence of his beloved wife, Jane, on November 30, 2022 after a long standing illness. Prepp was born on January 11, 1943 to... Full story

 

Death Notices

Gloria J. Ragsdale, 81, a resident of Shelton, passed away December 6, 2022 at home. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory. James S. Hedges, 78, a resident of Shelton, passed away December 4, 2022, at home. Arrangements are by Forest... Full story

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 15, 2022

County passes budget

Mason County commissioners adopted the 2023 budget at $177,976,694 following a public hearing Dec. 5.  According to the information packet, the general fund is $68,492,402, and the other funds total $109,484,292. The beginning balance for the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 15, 2022

Veterans Village taking shape

After about five years of discussions and planning, the Shelton Veterans Village is taking shape on North 13th Street near Olympic College Shelton, with a planned opening for 30 homeless veterans next...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 15, 2022

Superintendent gives overview

The Shelton School District developed a five-year strategic plan relying on comments from more than 1,000 people, and students are benefitting from earlier recruiting and hiring of quality teachers....

 

Shelton district takes director applications

The Shelton School District next month will accept applications to replace Marty Best, who represent District 2 on the Shelton School Board. Best, the board’s vice chairman, died Nov. 20. He was 67. Best was appointed to the five-member board in...

 

Jobs that require a working nose

Have you ever thought about which senses are necessary to do your job? Sound? Sight? Smell? Touch? Taste? Those are the Big Five, the big receptors. They are our connections to the material world....

 

Looking back at '22, ahead to 2023

It has been an amazing year here in the City of Shelton. Looking back on this year and the accomplishments of the city, I want to highlight a few items that will have a direct impact on the quality...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 15, 2022

Respiratory illnesses surging in Mason County

Respiratory illnesses are surging in Mason County, according to the last Mason County Board of Health meeting of the year Nov. 29. According to Public Health Officer Dr. Keri Gardner, the county is seeing high rates of influenza A, RSV and COVID-19....

 

County Briefs

Ziply Fiber acquires iFIBER Communications Ziply Fiber has agreed to acquire iFIBER Communications, a provider of high-speed fiber internet services, in partnership with local public utility districts in the state. According to a news release, iFIBER...

 

Commission Briefs

Community Lifeline cold weather shelter approved Mason County commissioners approved a Community Lifeline request for funding a 24/7 cold weather shelter for 35 people from December to May at the Dec. 6 meeting. According to the information packet,...

 
 By Submitted    News    December 15, 2022

Mason County Republicans elect new leadership

On Dec 3, the Mason County Republicans had their biannual reorganizational meeting. In spite of the weather conditions, 27 precinct committee officers and many guests gathered at the meeting. Mason County Prosecutor Michael Dorcy asked the newly...

 

'She Said' spotlights survivors, Weinstein's misdeeds

"She Said" is a solidly competent, impeccably well-acted true-crime journalistic procedural film, essentially serving as an entirely deserved paean to how the efforts of New York Times reporters Jodi...

 

Prep Roundup

Mary M. Knight boys basketball The Owls lost their opening two games of the season to Quilcene and Three Rivers Christian. Mary M. Knight lost 60-19 to Quilcene on Dec. 6 in Matlock. The Owls hit the road and fell 57-7 to Three Rivers Christian on...

 

Port of Allyn approves fees

The Port of Allyn’s Dec. 5 public hearing, to address adjusting its water system’s residential and commercial connection fees, ended with commissioners unanimously adopting a three-tiered commercial connection fee scale, without adopting the...

 

Durrie returns to Belfair Self-Storage 'art wall'

One month after the works of her wife and "muse" made a second appearance at Belfair Self-Storage, multimedia artist Alice Durrie has followed suit, with her artwork returning to manager Barbara...

 

Mary hosts Christmas party, gets into the holiday spirit

This week’s diary was a fun read for me. Mary is in the Christmas spirit helping everywhere she can to prepare for gatherings etc. It made me want to put up Christmas light on the boat. Enjoy! Friday, Dec. 10, 1948...

 

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