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 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 13, 2022 

Connecting legendary novelist to Hoodsport

Did one of the country's greatest novelists, John Steinbeck, spend a week in Hoodsport during the 1940s? And did a Hoodsport logger named Ernie Dahman teach the author of "Grapes of Wrath," "Of Mice...

 
 By Mark Woytowich    News    January 13, 2022 

How far is too far to drive to a dive bar?

I heard about the Brooklyn Tavern 10 years ago from a guy who grew up in Raymond. He was never much for description, and he didn't let me down this time, either; he just managed to convey that it was...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 6, 2022

Xinh finds 'Flavors with Friends'

If you have lived in Mason County for more than 20 years, chances are you've had some delicious food cooked by Xinh Dwelley at Xinh's Clam and Oyster House on Railroad Avenue. The restaurant closed...

 

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...

 

That Christmas feeling

Shelton-Mason County Journal reporter Matt Baide drove around Shelton late Monday afternoon looking for holiday decorations. Here's a few of the homes he found....

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 16, 2021

Shelton Robotics wins with gracious professionalism

The Shelton Robotics team has won the last two league matches in the FIRST FTC Robotics Competition. FIRST is an acronym for "For Inspiration, Recognition, Science and Technology" and it originated fr...

 

Gingerbread Town

Intricately detailed creations in the third annual Christmastown Gingerbread Challenge are on display in businesses along West Railroad Avenue between South Second and South Third streets through...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021

Holiday Magic hosted in downtown Shelton

A "reverse" parade, Christmas karaoke, photos with Santa Claus, and performances by the Shel-Town Strummers are among the highlights of the Holiday Magic event staged from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 25, 2021

Holiday Magic arriving

A “reverse” parade, Christmas karaoke, photos with Santa Claus, and performances by the Shel-Town Strummers are among the highlights of the Holiday Magic event staged from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 in downtown Shelton. The Kristmas Town Kiwanis Cl...

 

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