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Shelton Kiwanis Foundation awards $9,000 to local students

kiwanis logo full white b-gShelton Kiwanis Foundation has awarded six $1,000 scholarships and two $1,500 scholarships to graduates of Shelton High School this spring.  Three of the eight scholarships are provided through the Dell Abelein Endowment for students who major in the education field.   The additional five scholarships are funded by Pancakes in the Park and other Shelton Kiwanis Club events as well as donations made directly to the charitable Foundation. Continue reading Shelton Kiwanis Foundation awards $9,000 to local students

Homeless Sex Offender in Shelton

roland kenneth douglas 070115The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public of a sex offender who has registered as Transient/Homeless in Shelton. According to a bulletin, 27-year-old Roland Kennith Douglas has recently been released from prison. Douglas is required to register as a sex offender due to multiple sex crime conviction. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to Communication with a Minor For Immoral Purposes. This conviction stems from Douglas at age 19, having sexual intercourse on multiple occasions with a 15-year-old girl that was known to him.  In 2010, Douglas was found guilty of Rape of a Child 3rd Degree.  This conviction stems from Douglas at age 21, sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl that was a stranger. Continue reading Homeless Sex Offender in Shelton

Two New Jail Deputies Sworn In

Wednesday morning, July 1, 2015, in front of family, friends and fellow co-workers, Mason County Undersheriff Jim Bar
rett gave the oath of office and swore in Dominic Navarro and Carissa Krumpols, the newest Jail Deputies of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

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Crews Battle Brush Fires; Tribe Bans Fireworks

Fire crews have battled four brush fires since Monday.

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Police Blotter 7/1/15

police blotterThe following is a summary of police and emergency calls in Mason County from Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (unless otherwise indicated). Continue reading Police Blotter 7/1/15

House Passes Transportation Revenue Package Agreement

$16.1 billion investment will create jobs, reduce congestion

 The House of Representatives has passed a package of bills making significant new investments in Washington’s transportation system, following a deal reached over the weekend between House and Senate negotiators. Continue reading House Passes Transportation Revenue Package Agreement

SPLASH continues to make progress toward fundraising goal

By raising $67,000 in donations and pledges for capital repair work at the SHS pool, SPLASH (Support & Preserve Lifelong Aquatic Safety & Health) of Mason County has exceeded its June fundraising goal of $50,000 and is making significant progress toward its total fundraising goal of $100,000.  Donations continue to come in, and SPLASH board members are hopeful needed funds will be raised prior to the start of pool repair work.

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Police Blotter 6/30/15

police blotterThe following is a summary of police and emergency calls in Mason County from Monday, June 29, 2015. Specific information on each incident has not been released (unless otherwise indicated). Continue reading Police Blotter 6/30/15

Senate passes 2015-17 operating budget

audio iconThe 2015-17 operating budget passes in the Washington State Senate. Continue reading Senate passes 2015-17 operating budget

Legislature approves state operating budget; Chandler calls it a ‘roadmap to the future’

audio iconWith only a day remaining before a new fiscal cycle for state government takes effect, lawmakers in Olympia approved a 38 billion-dollar state operating budget Monday evening, and sent it to the governor. Continue reading Legislature approves state operating budget; Chandler calls it a ‘roadmap to the future’