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Articles from the December 23, 2021 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 23, 2021

Shelton backs off new logo

A mountainous landscape line featuring a single tree received the most votes for the City of Shelton’s new logo, but the Shelton City Council has decided to go back to the drawing board. In online voting on the city’s website from Nov. 3 through...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 23, 2021

Wingsuit manufacturers coming to Sanderson Field

Skydive Kapowsin soon won't be the only Sanderson Field tenant to enable people to plummet thousands of feet to Earth. The Seattle-based company SQRL has leased land at the Shelton airport, and plans...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 23, 2021

Teachers say 'no confidence' in Pioneer superintendent

A majority of teachers in the Pioneer School District have given a vote of "no confidence" to Superintendent Jill Diehl, and have asked her to resign. The Pioneer Education Association submitted the...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 23, 2021

Shelton district hiring will begin earlier

The Shelton School District plans to begin recruiting employees for the 2022-2023 school year in February, a few months earlier than usual. "We'll know what we're doing early on, and that's going to m...


That Christmas feeling

Shelton-Mason County Journal reporter Matt Baide drove around Shelton late Monday afternoon looking for holiday decorations. Here's a few of the homes he found....


The most memorable gift ever, ever - so far

This is a story about a gift my father gave me when I was about 5 years old. This story is as true as any memory summoned from a long-past Christmas. I’m child No. 4 in a four-child family, and...


Letters to the Editor

The unspeakable Editor, the Journal, This is a difficult subject and one I expect many will find objectionable in today’s divisive climate. I’m a white man who has had many and various relationships with people of color during my life. None of...


In proportion

If you'd told me years ago that homemade compost can be ready to use in 21-24 days no matter the weather, I might have gone the extra mile to formulate it properly. Had I known it continues to be...


Check the weather before heading out this weekend

Beginning today, a series of storms could affect much of the Northwest through the weekend and into next week. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for much of the Olympic Peninu...

 By Jan Parker    News    December 23, 2021

George Clifton's story - Part one

In January 1924, 17-year-old George Clifton began working for Simpson Logging Co. at a camp near Lake Nahwatzel. For the next two years, he kept a sporadic journal of his experiences. This story is...


Free Christmas tree recycling available Dec. 27 to Jan. 10

Mason County has announced free Christmas tree recycling available from Dec. 27 to Jan. 10 at two locations. According to a news release, recycling will be available at the Shelton Transfer Station at 501 West Eells Hill Road, which is open Monday...


County Briefs

Car drives off state Route 106 into Hood Canal A 76-year-old McCleary man drove off state Route 106 into Hood Canal on Dec. 15. According to a news release, the man was driving east and suffered a medical emergency and drove off the road to the right...

 By Matt Baide    News    December 23, 2021

Belfair sewer meeting Jan. 10

Mason County has announced a public hearing at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 to present information on the proposed Belfair sewer extension. According to a news release, the workshop will be held through Zoom and questions and comments from the public are welcome....


Commission Briefs

Commissioners appoint Jaime Taylor as acting coroner Mason County commissioners approved the appointment of Jaime Taylor as acting coroner Jan. 1 until a replacement coroner has been appointed at the Dec. 21 meeting. According to the information...


Ann Olli

Ann Olli passed away on December 9, 2021. She was born in Yakima on August 1, 1933 and she spent some of her younger years there but it was the time of her early childhood, between five and six years... Full story


Dana Sarff

On Saturday December 4th, 2021, Dana Sarff passed away in his Shelton, WA home. Dana, age 70, was preceded in death by his life love Donna Wilkie of Neah Bay, WA, and by his father and his stepmother in Kansas. Dana had no children or siblings. A... Full story


Lola Mae (Wilson) Lindblom

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Lola Mae (Wilson) Lindblom, our loving and devoted mother and friend, on December 11, 2021. Lola was the fifth child of Chauncey and Stella Wilson. She was predeceased by her devoted husband John... Full story


Steven Craig Whybark

Steven Craig Whybark passed away peacefully at home on December 18, 2021. He was born on October 8, 1952 to Quentin and Catherine Whybark in Seattle, WA, and lived in Bremerton, Washington throughout... Full story


Steven Dudics, Jr.

Steven Dudics Jr. age 60, passed away at his home in Matlock, WA, on September 17, 2021. Steven was born April 10, 1956, in Kirkland, WA, to Steven Sr., and Marion Dudics. Steven lived in several... Full story


Virginia Joy (Sis) McNair

Virginia Joy (Sis) McNair received her wings and departed this world on December 6th, 2021. Sis was the middle child and lone daughter (thus the name "Sis") of Charles Happy (Hap) Smith and Virginia... Full story


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