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Articles from the December 30, 2021 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    December 30, 2021

MTA preps for 2022

Mason Transit Authority has a lot to look forward to in 2022 after a big year in 2021. One of the accomplishments for MTA in 2021 was the opening of most of the Park & Rides in Mason County. All of...

 

Clear goal for senior 'Dog

Entering her senior year on the hardwood for North Mason High School, Rachel Youngman had a clear goal. "This year, I was hoping for a better year than last year," the 5-foot-9 guard/forward said. "I...

 

Charlotte Koepp

Charlotte Koepp was born on December 1,1936, she passed away on December 13, 2021. Charlotte Koep is preceded in death by her Mother Gladyas Cline, Father Charles Cline, brother Leon Cline, and her... Full story

 

County Briefs

141 county residents contract COVID-19 Mason County recorded 141 COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Division of Emergency Management. Two people died in the past week, including a woman in her 40s and a man in his 60s. The seven-day...

 

Dolores Olson

Dolores "Doris" Julia Schultes Olson was born April, 1925, and passed away December 17, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. Doris had always been healthy and active until suffering a massiv... Full story

 

County Briefs

141 county residents contract COVID-19 Mason County recorded 141 COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Division of Emergency Management. Two people died in the past week, including a woman in her 40s and a man in his 60s. The seven-day...

 

Dolores "Doris" Olson

Dolores "Doris" Julia Schultes Olson was born April, 1925, and passed away December 17, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. Doris had always been healthy and active until suffering a massiv... Full story

 

Warm thoughts for a December day

The difference between breakfast and brunch is you can order alcohol at brunch and not be considered an alcoholic. But if you order alcohol at breakfast, people will talk. We need more people who are...

 

Letters to the Editor

Troubled times Editor, the Journal We have had many, many, many bad times in the past. The Great Depression, two world wars, the (so-called) Cold War, to name a few, and we are now in the middle of two very bad situations that hang over us like a...

 

Considering gypsum

Reusing waste materials is easier with a basic understanding of their composition. Readers of this column will recall my experiments in upcycling oyster shells into decorative, traction-enhancing calc...

 

Chamber conducts focus groups for school district

The Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce’s Zoom meeting split into focus groups Dec. 16 to answer several questions designed to help the Shelton School District develop a five-year plan. When asked to describe what they saw as the school distri...

 

Commission Briefs

American Rescue Plan Act money items approved The Mason County commissioners authorized County Administrator Mark Neary to use Americans Rescue Plan Act money for two items. According to the information packet, $42,000 will be used for the Lakeland...

 

Community Lifeline addresses handling COVID

The Rev. Barbra Weza, development director of Community Lifeline, addressed the League of Women Voters of Mason County on Dec. 21 about how the pandemic has affected the 501(c)(3) nonprofit...

 

'Less Than Zero' echoes upcoming New Year's hangovers

The new year is almost upon us, and you are pretty much done with holiday spirit. You need a palate cleanser to wash the taste of holly-jolly cheer out of your mouth. Just as "Die Hard" is the...

 

Area art exhibitors look back on local art scene in 2021

Exhibitors of area artists offered their thoughts on what the past year has meant for the local art scene and what the year ahead could bring. Elizabeth Bennett, operational manager of the Rest-A-While RV Park, saw her annual art and music fair...

 

Year in Review

JANUARY Sanderson Field in Shelton is one of six western Washington airports being considered to become a hub for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The state's Commercial Aviation Coordinating...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    December 30, 2021

Looking back at 2021, forward to 2022

2021 is finally coming to an end, and even though all years are almost the same length, this year felt much longer than it was.  The Seahawks lost a playoff game to a quarterback with a bad thumb before an abysmal 2021 regular season. The Sounders...

 

Port of Grapeview bids farewell to two commissioners

The Port of Grapeview’s final regular meeting of the year Dec. 21 was an evening of farewells. District 2 Commissioner Glenn Carlson read aloud from his letter of resignation, which takes effect Jan. 18, that referenced several accomplishments...

 

Mary goes hunting with Sam during rainy week

I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I have shared with you that the past three years of Mary’s diary have periods when she did not write. The last published column was at the end of 1946. Her next entry was not until mid-1947. So I...

 

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