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County Health Director Addresses Health Rankings

Last week, MasonWebTV.com reported that Mason County was ranked 35th in the state by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Rankings. Tuesday, Vicki Kirkpatrick, Director of Mason County Health and Human Services, addressed the ranking.

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County Close to Approving Lake Management District for Island Lake

The Mason County Commission is close to approving a Lake Management District of Island Lake. This will be the second term for the District that taxes the lakefront property owners an additional 25 cents per thousand of assessed value to pay for the removal of noxious aquatic plants from the Lake.

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Police Blotter

The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Monday, April 9, 2012.

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Sales Tax Increase but Not Everyone Got the Word

On April 1st, the sales tax rates in Mason County increased but some businesses apparently didn’t get the message. Last November, voters in the City of Shelton increased the sales tax one-tenth of a percent for criminal justice and public safety. The Mason County Commission approved a one-tenth of one percent sales tax increase for chemical dependency and mental health services.

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Not Guilty Pleas in Robbery/Murder

The two accused in the robbery, assault and murder of Shawn Joseph Morrow entered “Not Guilty” pleas Monday in Mason County Superior Court. The suspects, 29-year-old Stephen R. C. Churchill and 28-year-old Travis Carl Baze, entered their plea during separate arraignments. Both remain in Mason County Jail and have been charged with robbery and murder.

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Police Blotter

The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Sunday, April 8, 2012.

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Police Blotter

The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Saturday, April 7, 2012.

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