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 By Matt Baide    News    September 22, 2022 

State audit alleges fraud at Fire 12

Mason County Fire District 12 officials misappropriated public money and broke state laws, according to an accountability audit and fraud investigation report by the state Auditor’s Office released Tuesday. According to the fraud investigation...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    September 22, 2022 

SHS goals: Increased attendance, freshmen success

Shelton High School personnel want more students to show up, and for more freshmen to get off to a good start. Those are the school's two major goals for this school year. Principal Bruce Kipper...

 

City Briefs

City downtown homeless forum scheduled for Oct. 11 The City of Shelton has scheduled a community forum on homelessness from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Shelton Civic Center. Some of the nonprofit group...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    September 22, 2022 

Downtown basketball, pickleball courts on the way

The Shelton Centennial Lions Club will break ground for its basketball and pickleball courts at 11 a.m. Monday in the Shelton Civic Center parking lot. Work is scheduled to begin the next day, and...

 

County Briefs

Garbage truck tips on state Route 3 A garbage truck tipped over due to a flat tire Sept. 12 on state Route 3 in Bremerton. According to a Washington State Patrol report, the garbage truck was driving...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

United Way workplace campaigns to begin United Way of Mason County on Oct. 1 will launch its workplace fundraising campaigns for 2022-2023. Since 1966, Mason County businesses, nonprofits, school districts, county and state employees have...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    September 22, 2022 

Repaired Shelton High pool reopens for students

The Shelton High School swimming pool reopened Monday to students after cracks in the plaster walls were repaired. The state Department of Health on Friday certified the pool's safety said Jeff...

 

Hoodsport continues to clear woody debris from parks

The Port of Hoodsport has readjusted its timeline to remove debris and dead and decaying trees from its parks. During the port’s Sept. 7 meeting, port commissioner Terry Brazil said Forest McCullough of Northwest Land & Tree had “really been...

 

Port of Allyn updates its marina rules

Port of Allyn’s commissioners adopted long-overdue updates to the port’s marina rules, but deferred any action on redistricting until they could consult with Mason County officials. Port of Allyn Executive Director Lary Coppola reminded port...

 

Mary's handiwork amply rewarded at fair

There was a fair going on this week and Mary entered some exhibits. Mary does not say which fair, but she won some prizes. Maybe the Puyallup? Remember from last week her regular hairdresser left and...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    September 15, 2022

Crash victims identified

The person believed to have caused the three-car accident that claimed the lives of Rita L. Lyman of Shelton and Duane M. Wharton of Olympia last Wednesday on U.S. Highway 101 near Shelton said he recalls drifting toward the centerline and hearing...

 

Ground broken for homeless veterans village

Workers broke ground last week for the Shelton Veterans Village, designed to house 30 homeless Mason County veterans on North 13th Street near Olympic College Shelton. The village, which will be opera...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    September 15, 2022

Chamber boss 'bittersweet' about departure

Home is where the heart is, and for Heidi McCutcheon, it's where her job has been the past 14 years. That will all change the evening of Sept. 23, when she will leave her job as the Shelton-Mason...

 

City sets downtown homeless forum

Shelton City Manager Jeff Niten said some residents are misinformed about the city's new rules on homeless encampments as well as believing the problems caused by some downtown street people are not b...

 

Senior center sports new activities coordinator

Teresa Sanders is no stranger to The Pavilion in Shelton. During the 2000s, her three children attended high school prom in the building down the road from Gillis Auto. For four years, Sanders dropped...

 

Commission Briefs

Visitor information money set to be allocated Mason County commissioners approved the allocation of money to three organizations from 2023 visitor information services funding at Tuesday’s meeting. According to the information packet, the amount...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Reception for photographer Friday The Mason County Historical Society Museum hosts an artist’s reception for photographer John Tylczak from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the museum at 427 West Railroad Ave., downtown Shelton. The photographer’s show is...

 

County Briefs

Youth ride free on Mason Transit Mason Transit riders under 18 now can ride for free on all routes, including routes that leave Mason County. According to a news release, everyone rides fare-free within Mason County, but the new policy provides...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    September 15, 2022

Early Grapeview schools

When Fred Curl gave up on transporting children to the Detroit school, the school board bought a secondhand Model T Ford and one of the teachers took on the additional job of driving. There was a...

 

School Briefs

Shelton student making the grade in North Dakota Christinia Roberton of Shelton earned a spot on the president’s honor roll for the summer semester at Bismarck State College in Bismarck, North Dakota. To be eligible, a student must maintain a GPA...

 

Potlatch Brewing creates special run for Hoodstock

Hoodstock 2022 offered folks on the waters of Hood Canal its signature venue to take in an eclectic mix of music from regional performers while giving Cody Morris, brewmaster and founder of Hoodsport-...

 

Hoodstock's fifth year was its biggest yet

Hoodstock cofounders Kelli Kohout and Shannon Crabb-Stanton are thrilled to take stock of the fifth year of the program they kicked off, which returned to Hood Canal in Union on Aug. 20. They agreed this year’s event exceeded their expectations....

 

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