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Downtown court building renamed for Gary Burleson

The building that houses Mason County District Court in downtown Shelton was dedicated Monday in the name of Gary Paul Burleson, the county's prosecuting attorney for 28 years.

About 50 people attended the dedication ceremony at the building that formerly housed Olsen Furniture at 414 W. Franklin St. Burleson died in July 2017.

"Gary would be so honored," said his wife, Kathy. She added, "He spent his whole career in Mason County."

Burleson was Mason County's deputy prosecuting attorney before being elected Mason County prosecutor in November 1982 and taking office Jan. 1, 1983. He worked i...


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