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Shelton Police Investigating Shooting

The Shelton Police Department, with assistance from the the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating an altercation involving a gun that occurred Wednesday night on Mason Street in Shelton. According to a news release, Shelton officers responded to the 1600 block about 11:30 PM. Upon arrival, they discovered a man had been shot twice. He was immediately transported to Mason General Hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

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Police Blotter 8/17/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Monday, August 14, 2017, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 and Wednesday, August 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.

Traffic
N US HIGHWAY 101
29B2.PROPERTY
Aug 14, 2017
around 4 PM

Missing Person
MT ELLINOR
33A3.MISSING
Aug 14, 2017
around 1 PM

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New Patient Navigator at MGH

Marcia Stauffer was appointed as the new Patient Navigator in Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ (MGH&FC) Care Coordination Services. She has been with MGH&FC since October 2012, working first at MGH Eye Clinic and then in the Anticoagulation Clinic.  Marcia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona, Tucson.  She helps women navigate the many steps in their diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, connecting them with the many resources available to them in the local medical community.  

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Record Low Unemployment Continues in Washington

Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate clocked in at 4.5 percent for the third consecutive month in July, according to the state Employment Security Department.

“The good economic news continues in Washington,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “Unemployment is at a record low and Washington businesses continue to add jobs. Plus, newly released data shows early-year hiring was much stronger than originally thought.”

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Meegan Crossan Named Employee of the Month

Meegan Crossan, Accounting Manager at the City of Shelton was selected as Employee of the Month by the City’s Wellness Committee for the month of August 2017.

Meegan Crossan joined the City of Shelton on April 1, 2010 as a staff accountant, was promoted to an analyst, and is currently serving as the City’s Accounting Manager.

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State Patrol Honors K9s

Washington State Patrol troopers from around the state gathered on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 to honor the agency’s K9 unit.

WSP honors K-9 unit

Posted by Washington State Patrol on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Patrick Happy Dog - SliderThe WSP Homeland Security Division (HSD) dedicated a new K9 memorial monument to Patrick, the first and only Washington State Patrol explosive K9 to die in the line of duty. His passing in April 2016 was a tremendous loss for the agency. Patrick was a three-year-old German Shepherd who worked in the Seattle area. You would often find him and handler Trooper Mike Allen patrolling Coleman dock. The pair started their career together at Lackland Airforce Base in Texas in October 2015. On December 10, 2015, Patrick and Trooper Allan became a certified K-9 explosive team and served the citizens of Washington faithfully.

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Police Blotter 8/14/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Saturday, August 12, 2017 and Sunday, August 13, 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.

Assault
N HAMMA HAMMA RD
4.ASSAULT
Aug 13, 2017
around 5 PM

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Police Blotter 8/12/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Thursday, August 10, 2017 and Friday, August 11, 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.

Assault
500 Block N DUCKABUSH DR WEST
8.DOMESTIC INV
Aug 11, 2017
around 9 PM

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Road Construction on State Highways 8/13/17 to 8/19/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from August 13, 2017 to August 19, 2017.

CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 – Belfair Area – Widening and Safety Improvements
Highway:
 SR 3   Region: Olympic   County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 25.3 to 27
Description: This widening project extended the center turn lane and provided paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3.
Project web page
Work schedule:  Drivers may encounter occasional night one-way alternating traffic.

SR 119 (Lake Cushman Road) chip seal 
Highway: SR 119 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 7.2 

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Western Troubadour to Perform & Hold Workshop in Mason County

Kerry Grombacher, the Western Troubadour, will be performing at four Timberland Regional Libraries this month including the Hoodsport Library on August 29th. Kerry plays contemporary folk and Western songs on the guitar and mandolin. In the spirit of the troubadours of old, he paints vivid portraits with stories set in the landscapes of his life, from his home on New Orleans’ Bayou St. John to the Southwest desert, and up to Montana and the Northwest forests.

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