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 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 19, 2022 

Burning it down

About 100 residents turned out Saturday to watch 25 firefighters from Central Mason Fire & EMS and Fire Districts 6 and 17 battle flames inside an old house next to the Shelton Civic Center, and t...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 19, 2022 

North Mason Fire moves to new home

The North Mason Regional Fire Authority spoke with the Shelton-Mason County Journal on Monday about its new headquarters building at 490 NE Old Belfair Highway. "It's been a crazy morning," North Maso...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 19, 2022 

Mason Health awards three scholarships, jobs

Mason Health, in collaboration with the Shelton School High School Health Sciences Academy, awarded scholarships to three graduating seniors who hope to pursue careers in the medical field. Eryka...

 
 By Alex Fethiere    News    May 19, 2022 

Nature bats last

Readers of this column from February of last year may recall my trials of beer traps combined with Sluggo to thin slug populations. Favorite tipples were chosen, innumerable slugs died, and their...

 

School Briefs

Public invited to academy opening The Shelton School District hosts the official opening of its Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Academy building at Shelton High School from 4 to 6 p.m. May...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    May 19, 2022 

Details emerge about pedestrian death in Shelton

A 32-year-old Shelton woman has been charged with one count of vehicular homicide after striking and killing a pedestrian in the road just prior to midnight April 30 on the 1400 block of West Railroad Avenue in Shelton. According to court documents,...

 

News Briefs

PUD 1 plans Bellwood water outage Thursday Mason County PUD 1 announced a water outage for Bellwood A&B system users from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday to do electrical work to install a generator. According to a Twitter post, PUD 1 is asking peopl...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 19, 2022 

Friday Fun Night returns to the Pavilion

The Mason County Senior Activities Association hosts monthly evenings of dancing, dining, game playing and socializing with the return of Friday Fun Night at The Pavilion, 190 W. Sentry Drive in...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Shelton native, writer speaks at museum Shelton native Gary Strankman - a writer and former attorney, judge and law professor - speaks at 6 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mason County...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 19, 2022 

North Mason School Board selects Youngberg

The North Mason School District selected Erik Youngberg on May 10 to fill the District 1 School Board position left vacant by Art Wightman, whose resignation was accepted at the board's March 24...

 
 By Clydene Hostetler    News    May 19, 2022 

Mary and Sam busy with visitors and events

Spring work is being done on the homestead. Planting, trimming the lawn and washing windows are on the list. Sam washed both cars. Friday, May 14, 1948...

 
 By Justin Johnson    News    May 12, 2022

Journal columnist dies

Longtime Mason County resident and Shelton-Mason County Journal outdoors columnist Mark Woytowich died Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was 65. Woytowich wrote the Journal's popular column...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 12, 2022

School district boss moves on

The Hood Canal School District announced Superintendent Nikki Grubbs has accepted a job as the assistant superintendent in the North Thurston School District. Grubbs was hired three years ago and she...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    May 12, 2022

Hanging up the robe

Mason County Superior Court Judge Amber Finlay has seen a lot in her legal career and will hang up her robe for the last time June 30. Finlay, 60, has been on the bench in superior court since...

 

Matlock Old-Timers Historical Fair

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Matlock Old-Timers Historical Fair returned Saturday and Sunday at Mary M. Knight School....

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Fjordin Crossing event Sunday in Hoodsport The Fjordin Crossin, an event that celebrates the practice of sending a barrel of Aquavit in a ship from Norway across the equator and back again, is Sunday...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 12, 2022

Shelton students stage musical 'Freaky Friday'

What happens when a magic hourglass causes a bickering teenage girl and her mother to switch bodies? That's the premise of "Freaky Friday: The Musical," staged by the Shelton High School Drama Club...

 

School Briefs

Public invited to academy opening The Shelton School District is having its official opening of the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (MET) Academy building at Shelton High School from 4 to 6 p.m. May 25. Staff will offer tours of the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 12, 2022

Dirt riders clean up debris

Visitors to the Mason County Landfill, after learning how much it will cost to deposit their TVs and refrigerators, sometimes continue driving northwest on Eells Hill Road, and dump their load down a...

 

Community Briefs

Fundraiser aims to honor victims of large 1907 fire Shelton Memorial Park is planning a May 28 fundraiser to raise money to go toward a memorial wall at the cemetary in tribute to the unmarked graves...

 

Commission Briefs

Commissioners approve list of county projects Mason County commissioners approved a resolution to adopt the 2022-23 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Project list as recommended by the Mason County Economic Development Council. According...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 12, 2022

Community dog park proposed for Port of Hoodsport

A proposed community dog park was put before the Port of Hoodsport for consideration on April 13. Resident Bill Long, who moved to the area several years ago from University Place in Pierce County, is the founding member and president of SUN (Safe,...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    May 12, 2022

The 1915 wedding of Humphrey and Doris Nelson

Humphrey "Hump" Nelson was one of the premier oyster growers in early Mason County. His family moved from Michigan to Tacoma in 1888, when he was about 2 years old. Not long after they arrived, Hump's...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 12, 2022

'Kustom Laser Art by Oz' featured in May

The Belfair Self-Storage art wall is devoting May to showcasing Allyn resident Michael Osborn's "Kustom Laser Art by Oz" lasear-cut wood artwork, complete with an artist reception featuring Osborn at...

 

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