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MGH Foundation Auxiliary Awards Annual Scholarships

Scholarship winners: Marissa Hubble, Kelsey Albaugh and Molly Mackintosh

Every year, Mason General Hospital Foundation’s Auxiliary awards scholarships to individuals in the community who would like to pursue careers in the field of health care. The awards are made possible from proceeds raised by the Foundation’s Gift Shop and donations.The Gift Shop is completely staffed by volunteers. It has been raising funds to provide scholarships for students entering the medical profession since 1968, and this year’s scholarships are the largest given to date, totaling $30,000. Categories for this year’s award recipients included: High School, Adult Community, Employees of MGH&FC, Renewable Awards, and the Kristi Armstrong Scholarship.

Five scholarships, each in the amount of $3,000, went to 2017 Shelton High School graduates planning to pursue a career in various aspects of the medical field. This year they went to Julia Goodale, Seth Nacht, Matthew Rossow, Jacob Schreiber, and Sierra Semanko.

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Applicants Sought for Area Agency on Aging & Housing Authority

Mason County is seeking applicants to fill four positions on the Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council and on the Housing Authority of Mason County Board of Commissioners.

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Shelton Police Officers Could Be Charged for Using Excessive Force

Two Shelton Police officers could face charges for using excessive force during an incident in late May that was caught on video. Both officers involved were wearing body cameras and the Shelton Police Department released the videos Wednesday. The videos show the officers going up stairs leading to the back of of St. David’s Parish/Community Lifeline in the 200 block of North 3rd Street to contact a man reported sleeping on the landing. You can hear the officers identifying themselves, commanding the man to show his hands several times before using pepper spray. The man still didn’t comply and instead started to rise. That is when the officers became physical in order to subdue him.

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation into the incident.

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Agreement Reached on State’s Capital Budget

Negotiators representing all four legislative caucuses reached an agreement on Tuesday evening on a proposed $4 billion capital budget, which funds construction projects for schools, colleges, parks, and the environment around the state. Tens of thousands of jobs are at risk—and a construction season lost—if the budget is not approved by Thursday.

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Police Blotter 7/19/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Monday, July 17, 2017 and Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

23900 Block N US HIGHWAY 101
Jul 18, 2017
around 9 PM


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PUD 1 Recognizes Employee Service Milestones

At Mason County PUD 1’s all-employee meeting last Friday, July 14th, nine employees were recognized for achieving service milestones with the District. “I appreciate the work you all do every day to serve our customers and help each other be the best utility we can be”, praised general manager Steven Taylor, before he and board president Jack Janda recognized each employee individually. Janda also thanked the employees on behalf of the board for their service to the ratepayers.

Employees recognized in 2017 (pictured above) included: water technician Marty Crossan (10 years), lineman Tim Brown (15 years), credit and collections specialist Julie Gray (30 years), general manager Steve Taylor (10 years), lead water system operator TJ Goos (10 years), water engineering technician Brandy Milroy (10 years) with Brandy’s son Kyler Jimenez, commissioner Ron Gold (15 years), customer service representative Teresa Hummer (15 years) and lineman Mike Rose (20 years, not pictured).

Senate Ultimatum Puts Construction Projects, Jobs, in Jeopardy

With less than 48 hours left in their third overtime period, lawmakers in Olympia are locked in a stalemate that could result in pink slips for workers throughout the state. Dan Frizzell has that story in this audio report produced by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus.

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Business Expo, Bite of Mason County Thursday

The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce is holding its Community & Business Expo and Bite of Mason County Thursday. For the second year, the event is in downtown Shelton with 90 booths lining Railroad Avenue, 2nd, 3rd & 4th streets, and Cota Street. There is no charge to attend and the public is invited to check out local services, retailers and restaurants anytime between 11 AM and 6 PM.

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Police Blotter 7/17/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Saturday, July 15, 2017 and Sunday, July 16, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Jul 16, 2017
around 2 AM

100 Block W HEMLOCK PL

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Kitsap Culvert Replacement to Detour Traffic into Mason County

A Kitsap County culvert replacement project on Panther Lake Road will detour traffic into Mason County. Kitsap County Public Works will close a portion of Panther Lake Road West to replace an existing culvert located on the north side of Panther Lake near a wetland complex. The project replaces a deteriorating metal culvert with a new 12-foot span, three-sided precast concrete culvert to improve roadway safety and enhance fish passage. The work begins Monday, July 17 and is expected to be complete by late August.

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