Dump Truck Spills Gravel on Highway 3

dump truck rollover SR3 141714A 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

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Port of Shelton News

portofsheltonlogoAt 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

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Man Fatally Shot West of Shelton

sheriff patchThe 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.

Mount Olive Lutheran Church Welcomes New Pastor

rev Steve Heinsen installationMount Olive Lutheran Church, which has served the Shelton area since 1926, recently celebrated the installation of Rev. Steven Heinsen as their pastor.

rev Steve HeinsenRev. 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

Shelton First Baptist Church To Host Giving Tree For Love INC

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Natalie Hamilton, Shelton FBC administrative assistant, stands in front of the FBC Giving Tree. There are 200 tags for Love INC and local Care Net Pregnancy Center clients.

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

Update: Shelton Teacher & Coach Arrested

MCsheriff logo smallThe 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.

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