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 By Justin Johnson    News    May 25, 2023 

'Lift as you climb'

From the moment she was born, Erin Ranney has been surrounded by the outdoors. Whether it was exploring her family's Mason County tree farm or tagging along on a fishing trip to Alaska before she coul...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 25, 2023 

'A true leader and visionary'

Richard Knight, who was fire chief for Mason County Fire District 5/Central Mason Fire & EMS for 55 years, died May 20 at his home in Allyn. He was 87. A date for a memorial service had not been s...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 11, 2023

Shelton troupe stages 'Pirates of Penzance'

Consider the rapid-fire lyrics that kickstart the Gilbert and Sullivan tune "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General," probably the best-known song in the duo's 1879 operatta "The Pirates of...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 4, 2023

Matlock Old-Timers Fair this weekend

The Matlock Old-Timers Historical Fair is hosted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mary M. Knight School. Engine enthusiasts can marvel at the Steam Donley and antique...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 27, 2023

House honors local WWII vet, Pioneer volunteer

A 95-year-old decorated World War II veteran who later tutored Pioneer Schools students was recently honored by the state House of Representatives. State Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, introduced...

 By Matt Baide    News    April 27, 2023

Olympic College Shelton hosts Resource Fair

Olympic College Shelton hosted a resource fair for current and potential students April 19 throughout the campus. Booths were spread out between the main building, library and outside, with many commu...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 20, 2023

'Two peas in a pod'

Ginny Swarts and Betty Olson were born in 1921 and 1922, when Warren G. Harding was president, radio was new, and the movies were silent except for live musical accompaniment. This month, the two...


Filling Empty Bowls

On April 12, more than 100 people molded clay to create about 260 pieces of art - mostly bowls ­- to benefit patrons of the Saints' Pantry Food Bank in downtown Shelton at the first of the...

 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    April 20, 2023

'We Speak for the Forests' screens for free today

The Skyline Drive-In Theater is presenting a free screening at 8 tonight of a locally made documentary film, "We Speak for the Forests." The film's director, Mason County Climate Justice co-founder...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    April 20, 2023

Hero honored

Belfair Elementary School student Isabelle Hill was paying attention last June when the North Mason Regional Fire Authority hosted its annual Safety Days at her school. Now in the fifth grade, Hill...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 30, 2023

'I have to create'

Stan Gabelein created stunningly realistic wildlife oil paintings for decades before he began writing at age 78. In less than two years, the Mason County resident wrote and published an autobiography...

 By Matt Baide    News    March 23, 2023

County firefighters compete in charity stairclimb

Firefighters from North Mason Regional Fire Authority, Central Mason Fire & EMS and Mason County Fire District's 11 and 3 competed in the 32nd Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Firefighter...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    March 9, 2023

Navy Sea Chanters perform Saturday at SHS

The United States Navy Sea Chanters will perform patriotic tunes, sea chanteys, opera, Broadway and traditional choral music at a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Shelton High School Performing...


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