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Articles from the December 29, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 29, 2022

$5.2 million for PUD 3, tribe plans

Mason PUD 3 received $3 million in federal funding for its Belfair Electrical Capacity Infrastructure Project, while the Skokomish Tribe received $2.2 million for its T3ba'das Infrastructure Project t...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 29, 2022

FBI involved in Fire 12 investigation

Mason County Fire District 12 is under investigation by the FBI, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office. In an email to the Journal, Detective Corporal Michael Sargent wrote, that the Sheriff'...

 

Nonprofit briefs

Community Resource Fair in Hoodsport Jan. 18 A Rural Community Resource Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at 331 N. Finch Creek Road, Hoodsport. General support services are available, including health, vaccinations, rental and utility...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 29, 2022

Two Christmas weekend fires cause damage

A woman injured in a Christmas Eve apartment fire at 1100 North 12th St. at the Saratoga Springs Apartments died two days later at a Seattle hospital. According to a news release from Central Mason Fire and EMS, CMFE responded to the fire around...

 

Thank you Mason County, welcome to '23

In a few days time, the calendar will again flip forward to usher in a new year. Ready or not, 2023 is here. To our faithful readers, those of us here at the Shelton-Mason County Journal would like to say thank you for your support during the past...

 

Random thoughts for a rainy winter day

Chickens could make a compelling argument that the War on Chickens is real. Last week’s ice storm made it clear that for civilization to function, traction is essential. The carrot-and-stick style o...

 

Looking ahead to the needs of Mason County

As the Legislature prepares to begin the 2023 session, there are many issues before us. How those will impact Mason County, the 35th District, and our state will be top of mind as I approach each...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 29, 2022

County Briefs

PUDs deal with power outages Mason County PUD 3 and 1 dealt with power outages throughout the Christmas weekend. According to PUD 3’s Facebook page, the power was out Dec. 22 at Fawn Lake, but was restored in the evening. There was an outage...

 

'Glass Onion:' 'Knives Out' sequel's layers unfold

What made Rian Johnson's 2019 "Knives Out" so much fun is also present in his 2022 "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" sequel on Netflix, in that it can be appreciated on more than one level. Both...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    December 29, 2022

2022 Seahawks are a success to me

I looked back on the year that was for Seattle sports teams in my previous column, but this time, I want to focus on one team: the Seahawks. What a year it has been for the Seahawks. From winning their final regular season game in January against...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton girls basketball Shelton earned its second-straight win with a 57-29 nonleague victory against River Ridge on Dec. 23 in Lacey. The Highclimbers will try to extend their winning streak at the...

 

Port of Dewatto works on campground, finalizes budget

The Dewatto River Campground has been closed since September, but it has not lain fallow. The Port of Dewatto Commission recently reviewed how the campground has been worked on while it’s been closed to campers. Port of Dewatto Commissioner David H...

 

Mary and Sam pursue geese on California adventure

Hunting on Christmas. Go figure. I get a kick when Mary writes how they had to put chains on, dig out snow and a rock. I think we know it was Sam doing that. I always get a kick when Mary says he has...

 

Belfair - YEAR IN REVIEW 2022

January More than 50 people fired up their computers, tablets or phones to join a Zoom room for a public hearing about the Belfair sewer project Monday evening.  The hearing lasted more than four...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    December 29, 2022

Carstens captures state titles

Shelton's Alauna Carstens ended her senior year with an exclamation point, winning the State 2A 1,600- and 3,200-meter races Thursday and Saturday at the state 2A, 3A and 4A track and field meets at...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    December 29, 2022

Highclimber football earns district berth

What a difference a year makes. The Shelton Highclimbers football team was back in a Kansas tiebreaker once again on Monday at Tumwater District Stadium with Black Hills and Aberdeen, with two spots...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    December 29, 2022

Bulldogs' Varick second in javelin

North Mason senior Addilyn Varick saved her best for last to earn second place in the state 2A girls javelin throw Thursday at Mount Tahoma High School. Varick's final throw of her high school career...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    December 29, 2022

Shelton finishes ninth at state swimming

After the final event of the state 2A girls swim meet in Federal Way, the Shelton relay team of Lelia Ollenburg, Madeline Allred, Kaylin Mutoli and Abbi Sachs jumped into the pool to celebrate their 2...

 

Shelton

JANUARY On Jan. 4, four members of the Shelton City Council were sworn in for new terms. Eric Onisko and Joe Schmit are beginning their second four-year terms. Onisko ran unopposed as council member No. 4 in the Nov. 2 general election, while Schmit...

 

Maryln Jerue

Maryln Jerue was born to Ardell and Lester Edens on July 10, 1937, in Centralia, WA. She went to be with our Father in Heaven on December 15, 2022. Maryln was 85. Maryln was a graduate of South Kitsap High in 1955. She married Bill Carlson shortly... Full story

 

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