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Former Journal co-owner dies

Stephen Gay brought past battles to life


August 25, 2022

As part of the third generation of a newspaper family, Stephen Gay helped bring the present into focus as a printer and advertising manager at the Shelton-Mason County Journal.

But his passion in his spare time was bringing the past back to life, re-enacting settlers’ battles with Native Americans of the 1870s as a founder of the Frontier Soldiers Association, and World War II battles as a co-founder of Friends of Willie & Joe.

“In my mind’s eye I shall always remember Stephen driving around Shelton in his World War II-era Jeep,” Jeff Green, a former Journal reporter, wrote in an em...

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