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 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 26, 2023 

Harstine program Sunday spotlights 'Rumrunning King'

Roy Olmstead evolved from the youngest lieutenant in Seattle Police Department history to the leader of a gang that took over bootlegging operations during Prohibition in the Northwest. Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston will talk about the...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    January 26, 2023 

Regional filmmaker's work draws fans in Bremerton

Western Washington filmmaker Brion Rockwell, and Don Manning, with whom he's worked on three of his films, found themselves overwhelmed by the bustling turnout for a Jan. 21 afternoon screening at...

 
 By Teri King    News    January 26, 2023 

WSU Master Gardeners Workshop Series back for 2023

The annual Through The Garden Gate series organized by Mason County Master Gardeners brings new and resourceful information to community members. The program led by Mason County Master Gardeners has hit the ball out of the park with its 2023...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 19, 2023

Hometown sheriff: Retiring the badge

Before he served four terms as Mason County sheriff, Casey Salisbury was a hometown boy who played guitar in a rock band, caught passes and returned kicks for the Shelton High School Highclimbers,... Full story

 

Foothills off-leash dog park could open as early as spring

The Friends of Lake Cushman Dog Park spoke to the Shelton-Mason County Journal about what lies ahead for the nonprofit group in the wake of its recent progress. Bill Long, treasurer for the group, said the group’s efforts to create an off-leash...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    January 12, 2023

Vinyl Radio plays '70s hits at Shelton High

Mason County Community Concert Association's annual performance series continues with the Nashville-based band Vinyl Radio at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center....

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 22, 2022

A Story of Christmastown

Shelton embraced the nickname "Christmastown, USA" in 1955. Even the president of the United States ended that year with a Mason County holiday tree gracing his home. At the time, Mason County tree...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 22, 2022

A trailblazer for Mason Transit

They say "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." If that is the case, Lisa Cree hasn't worked many days in her life. Mason Transit Authority celebrated its 30th anniversary ea...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 22, 2022

Trio of bluegrass bands at Shelton High

The SteelHead Bluegrass Band, Borrowed Time and local band Runaway Train will perform bluegrass music at the Kristmas Town Kiwanis' Midwinter Bluegrass Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 30 in the Shel...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 8, 2022

Actors, crew wanted for evangelical musical

Actors and crew members are wanted for the musical drama "Moment of Truth," an original two-act "evangelical play," with open auditions from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Shelton High School Performing...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 1, 2022

Holiday Magic arrives in downtown Shelton

A “reverse” parade, performances by school choirs, photos with Santa Claus and the lighting of the Christmas tree are among the highlights of the Holiday Magic events staged from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in downtown Shelton. The Kristmas...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 1, 2022

Shelton group stages Christmas Carol musical

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has been brought to life in many ways since its publication in 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge was immortalized by Mr. Magoo, voiced by Jim Carey, portrayed as "Ms....

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 1, 2022

Harstine group stages comic Christmas play

The rowdy Herdman children have taken over the major roles in the annual holiday show in the comedy play "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," staged by the Harstine Island Theater Club at 7 p.m. Friday...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 17, 2022

'Night of Musical Theater' opens tonight

Shelton High School stages its annual "Night of Musical Theater" production at 7 p.m. tonight and Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the school's Performing Arts Center. Admission is the suggested...

 

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