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School board member dies

Marty Best, the vice chairman of the Shelton School Board, died Nov. 20. He was 67.

The Shelton resident joined the board in 2021 and represented District 2. The board and the district mourned his death at the Nov. 22 meeting in the Mountain View Elementary School cafeteria and honored him with a moment of silence.

“Marty did a lot of work in public service, not just the school board,” said Superintendent Wyeth Jessee. Best was the administrative services manager for Grays Harbor Transit and president of Whirlwind Ministries Inc. He had been the assistant director of Mason County Division of E...


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