Bob and Melanie Appel received the 2014 Flame Award during Mason General Hospital Foundation’s’ Annual Fantasy Forest Gala and Auction in November. Each year, MGH Foundation honors an outstanding individual(s) from the community who demonstrates strong support of the Foundation and of MGH&FC. In 2013, Bob retired from his position as CEO for MGH&FC. He and his wife, Melanie, have been endless supporters of MGH&FC and the community for more than 20 years. Melanie is also retired, but continues to follow her passion in volunteering her time to the importance of literacy and teaching English as a second language.
A sex offender has registers with the Mason County Sheriff’s office as transient/homeless but specifically within the 200 block of SE Craig Road in Shelton. According to a bulletin, 37-year-old Quentin Ray Cree is required to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty in 1991 to Child Molestation 1st Degree in Snohomish County. This conviction stems from Cree, at age 14, sexually molesting a 9-year-old girl that he had known for three years. Continue reading Homeless Sex Offender Living on Craig Road
On Friday, February 7, 2015 at 6 p.m., the Shelton Presbyterian Church will host Love INC’s annual Soup & Song Benefit Concert. The church is located at 1430 Shelton Springs Road in Shelton, and entry is by donation, with a suggested amount of $10.
Local musicians will be featured, along with soups donated by Mason County restaurants, stories from families and individuals helped by Love INC, and a dessert auction. Continue reading LOVE INC ‘SOUP & SONG’ EVENT SET FOR FEBRUARY
Staff at Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics have made donations to make the holiday season more joyful. Continue reading Holiday Donations Made by MGH Staff
The founder and president of “All K-9’s Go To Heaven”, Marti Tennant, joined together with a Seattle Seahawks football player and purchased a K-9 Storm Kevlar “bullet proof” vest for $2,300.00. The vest was then donated to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office patrol K-9 “Solo”.
The Seattle Seahawks football player requested to remain anonymous, but without his very generous donation, the vest could not have been purchased. Continue reading K-9 Receives Bullet Proof Vest
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 Dump Truck Spills Gravel on Highway 3
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 UPDATE: Alleged Altercation Ends In Shooting Death
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 Port of Shelton News
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 State Lawmaker, State Auditor Team Up to Lock Cyber Attackers Out