A dump truck rolled over and spilled gravel on Highway 3 Wednesday morning. According to the State Patrol, the 1988 Kenworth dump truck was northbound on SR 3 about 8:30 AM. At milepost 14, just south of Mason Benson Road, the driver, Kyle Conrad Pennington, 28 of Olympia, swerved to avoid a vehicle making a left turn and the truck rolled over spilling its load across both lanes. Continue reading
On Tuesday night, December 16, 2014 around 6:51 PM, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office was called through MACECOM 911 Dispatch, by a man claiming that he had just shot an acquaintance because he claimed that the acquaintance had attacked him. Continue reading
At their regular business meeting Tuesday, the Port of Shelton Commissioners renewed the annual contracts for the Port’s Auditor,Jan Fancher, and the Port’s Attorney, Skip Houser. Fancher will be paid $155 per hour, $2.00 more an hour than last year. Houser will be paid at the same rate as last year, $255 per hour, which is less than his usual rate of $290 per hour. Continue reading
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office reports an 80-year-old man fatally shot a 51-year-old man west of Shelton Tuesday night. Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to the 100 block of West Chappell Crossing (which is off Shelton Matlock Road about six miles west of Shelton) about 7:30 PM. Few details on what led to the shooting have been release but authorities say an altercation took place before the shooting and the two men knew each other. More details and the name of the victim will be released after next of kin has been notified.
A Washington state lawmaker with deep roots in the computer industry hopes to make life online a little more secure. Continue reading
The Green Diamond Company recently gifted the Shelton Nazarene Church two truckloads of logs for its firewood ‘Gap Ministry’, which the church facilitates on behalf of Love INC of Mason County, according to Love INC Board President, Bill Kendrick. Continue reading
Rev. Heinsen was recommended by a committee of members that was formed over a year ago when the position became vacant. This call committee, with the help of the Northwest District President in Portland, interviewed potential leaders from across the United States and as far away as Poland. In October, the membership of the congregation unanimously voted to extend a call to Rev. Heinsen. Continue reading
In honor of Christmas, Shelton First Baptist Church is hosting a ‘Giving Tree’ in December to help meet Love INC clients’ needs for cold weather items such as sleeping bags, blankets, tents, tarps, hats and gloves. Congregants will select a card from the tree that names a needed item. Donations will be collected at the Love INC office, stored in Love INC’s distribution center, and handed out as needs arise. The local Care Net Pregnancy Center is also part of the Giving Tree. Continue reading
The American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors this week appointed Mason County PUD 3 Commissioner Linda Gott to a three-year term on its Policy Makers Council. Gott had previously been selected by the board to a one year term. Continue reading
The following is a news release from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office:
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was requested by the Shelton School District to investigate a report alleging that a Shelton High School Teacher and Coach had sexual contact with a female student at the school. The investigation lead to the arrest of Christopher Frazier, a 30-year-old man from Shelton. The victim is a 17-year-old girl. Frazier was booked into the Mason County Jail on December 10th for investigation of Sexual Misconduct of a Minor and for Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes. His bail was set at $10,000.00 and he bailed out last night, December 11th. This case will be reviewed by the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office. No other information is available at this time due to the on-going investigation.