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Articles from the December 16, 2021 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 16, 2021

COVID claims beloved driver

Among the Mason County school bus drivers, James L. McCallister was known as a joker and prankster who was great with kids and took new drivers under his wing. COVID claimed the life of the...

 By Matt Baide    News    December 16, 2021

Coroner steps down

After a 16-year career as the Mason County Coroner, Wes Stockwell resigned from his position Nov. 29. Stockwell, 63, worked for the Washington State Patrol for 27 years before being appointed the...

 By Matt Baide    News    December 16, 2021

North Mason school thwarts threat, two students arrested

Two students at Hawkins Middle School have been arrested after being overheard talking about plans to bring guns to school and kill people. According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Hawkins Middle School staff investigated, and the two...


Try something new in the kitchen

Cooking doesn’t have to be a burden. It can be fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! You can never be too unmotivated or too unskilled to learn to prepare zesty and tasty meals that satisfy palates of all ages,...


Letters to the Editor

Missing the point Editor, the Journal, I'd like to thank Mr. Anvik for his attempt to answer a previously posted question in the Journal and appreciate his truthful feelings expressed about ex-President Donald Trump’s personality. However, he fell...


To everything turn, turn, turn

Composting is one of the mysteries that my soil science course is revealing. I've been making good enough compost for years without a bum batch. Still, my objective has been to eliminate kitchen...

 By Matt Baide    News    December 16, 2021

Accountability audit ongoing for Fire 12

Mason County Fire Protection District 12 is going through an accountability audit from the state Auditor’s Office following the Nov. 18 meeting in Matlock. The meeting was in response to the public being upset with the lack of communication from...


Nonprofit Briefs

Nonprofits can apply for vans Nonprofit organizations can apply for a Mason Transit Authority grant for two used 12-passenger vans. Jan. 10 is the deadline to apply for the grant. The grant application, selection criteria and other information is at...

 By Matt Baide    News    December 16, 2021

Shelton Robotics wins with gracious professionalism

The Shelton Robotics team has won the last two league matches in the FIRST FTC Robotics Competition. FIRST is an acronym for "For Inspiration, Recognition, Science and Technology" and it originated fr...


Gingerbread Town

Intricately detailed creations in the third annual Christmastown Gingerbread Challenge are on display in businesses along West Railroad Avenue between South Second and South Third streets through...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 16, 2021

Shelton replacing meters with updated technology

City of Shelton residents can prepare to say goodbye to monthly visits from water meter readers. The city is in the process of exchanging aging Sensus brass water meters, which are read manually monthly by city employees, for new Sensus Imperl...


County Briefs

Mason County records 10 COVID-19 deaths Maso County reported 10 deaths from COVID-19 in the past week, according to Mason County Emergency Management. The deaths were a man and woman in their 50’s, a man and woman in their 60’s, two men and a...


Commission Briefs

American Rescue Plan Act money appropriated Mason County commissioners approved County Administrator Mark Neary to use American Rescue Plan Act Money for county purposes at the Dec. 7 meeting. According to the information packet, Mason County...


Expand environmental rights, author says

Hed: ‘Green Amendment’ proponent recaps history of environmental movement Word count: 964. By Kirk Boxleitner [email protected] The League of Women Voters of Mason County’s Climate Change Committee meeting on Zoom opened the floor to...


Diane Barrington Hansen

Diane Barrington Hansen, 82, of Eden Prairie, MN, died December 7, 2021, after seven years battling lung cancer. She came to Shelton in 1988 as the wife of Superintendent Jerry Hansen and was once... Full story


Judy Mary Lloyd

Judith Mary (Webb) Lloyd, 83, of Shelton, Washington, passed away on December 11, 2021, surrounded by her eight children and husband, Loren. "Judy" was the eldest of three daughters, born on... Full story


Leslie Orme

Leslie Orme was born Leslie Kaye Patton, the youngest of four children, to Gloria and Lew Patton. She arrived on their 10th anniversary together; October 15, 1957. She passed peacefully in her home... Full story


George Mark Johannessen

George Mark Johannessen passed away at 6:30 p.m. on December 6, 2021, while receiving Hospice Care at the Lacey Memory Care facility in Lacey, WA. "Mark" was born in Klo, Norway in 1929. He was the... Full story


Angela Renee Lopeman

Born March 4, 1972, at St Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA, journeyed on December 10, 2021. She began work at the KTP store, transferred to the original Bingo Hall as the assistant then became the Bingo Manager at 19. She continued to be the Bingo... Full story


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