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 By Dave Pierik    News    August 25, 2022

Memories of Stephen Gay

"Can you sell?" Henry Gay asked. "Yes," I answered. That was my job interview. The work-wanted ad I ran to find a new job in my field had succeeded. Barb Nelson, Gay's retired ad manager of 40 years,...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    August 18, 2022

Shelton vet gifted with electrical wheelchair

Three years ago, Shelton resident Kim Kenyon was standing on a ladder replacing boards to put a roof on his shop when "my ladder up and left me," he recalled. The 10-foot drop shattered his foot. "I...

 

Dog park looking for support in online contest

The nonprofit organization Friends of Lake Cushman Dog Park is one of 20 finalists for PetSafe "Bark for Your Park" grants of $25,000 each. Four communities will receive one of those grants. Friends...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    July 28, 2022

'No matter how damn old I am'

After Triton Cove resident James Aylesworth turned 100, his niece drove him to the Navy recruiting office in Silverdale, where the World War II veteran offered to re-enlist. He didn't want to be...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    July 14, 2022

Class of 1952 celebrates 70th reunion

Members of Irene S. Reed High School's Class of 1952 celebrated their 70th high school reunion with lunch at Railroad Tap Station in Shelton. The Class of 1952 featured 129 graduates - 71 men and 58...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    July 14, 2022

Shelton boy donates hair to cancer kids

Eli Elliott of Shelton turns 6 this week, and until a week and half ago, his hair had never been cut beyond a trim. Two Saturdays ago, Eli's mother, Amanda Elliott, braided his elbow-long hair and cut...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    June 16, 2022

Booster group provides library support, money

If you see some art or participate in a program at the North Mason Timberland Library, chances are the Friends of the Library helped provide it in some way. The Friends of the Library is a group that...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 9, 2022

Rain doesn't dampen fun

For the first time since 2019, downtown Shelton hosted a full weekend of Forest Festival events, including the Paul Bunyan Grand Parade. Thousands lined downtown streets to take in the parade,...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 9, 2022

Cedar grads ride to ceremony in style

The 19 new Cedar High School graduates arrived in style June 3 at their commencement ceremony at the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center. Ninety minutes before the start of the event, members...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    June 2, 2022

'Tree' Smith photos showcased in Belfair

Two months after Barbara Treick's art wall at Belfair Self-Storage showcased multimedia artist Alice Durrie, that same space is devoted in June to Durrie's wife, professional photographer Teresa...

 
 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...

 

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