Mason Health Celebrates A New Day

Mason Health has embarked on an exciting new chapter in the Hospital District’s more than 50-year-long history. Mason Health hosted a Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at the site of the new Clinic, which is adjacent to Mason General Hospital. Mason Clinic is a new 60,000-square-foot medical office building physically connected to Mason General Hospital.

More than 300 people attended the celebration. 

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Building Baseball in Shelton

[VIDEO] Spring high school sports are less than a month away. One of those activities, of course, is baseball. Jason Winans, Shelton’s baseball coach, has been working with young ball players for months now giving those as young as eight the skills they need. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC recently spoke with Winans about this youth program and the upcoming season for the Diamond ‘Climbers.

Shelton’s first baseball game is scheduled for March 19th against North Mason. First pitch at Highclimber Field is 4 PM. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC plans to broadcast the game live.

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MMK Hoops Fall in District

Lady Owls (in white) (L-R): #5 Kaylee Ruggles, #25 Angela Diggle & #32 Jadyn Davidson defend CAA’s (in blue) (L-R): #32 Lauren Wegner, #23 Victoria Westcott & #22 Leah Pearson.

The Mary M. Knight basketball teams lost Saturday in the final day of the Class 1B District 4 Tournament. The Lady Owls lost to Columbia Adventist Academy 62 to 15 in the girls’ third place game after the boys from Matlock dropped a 70 to 55 decision to Naselle in the second place game.

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State Highway Construction 2/23 to 2/29

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from February 23, 2020 to February 29, 2020.

US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: If the weather cooperates, crews are set to open two new ramps at the US 101 Shelton-Matlock Road interchange. The upcoming changes are a key step for the project intended to help open new habitat for fish. In order to open the new ramps, crews will need an extended closure of both the southbound US 101 exit to Shelton-Matlock Road and the Shelton-Matlock Road on-ramp to southbound US 101. Crews at that time will open both new ramps that will create a more traditional diamond interchange. A signed detour will be available during the closure. 
Work Schedule: See below:

Weekdays: From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each weekday, travelers can expect brief traffic stops and shoulder closures on Shelton-Matlock Road approaching US 101 interchange.

Extended ramp closure:  The southbound US 101 exit to Shelton-Matlock Road and the Shelton-Matlock Road on-ramp to southbound US 101 will close from 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 2. In addition, travelers using both directions of US 101 approaching the interchange can expect daytime one-way alternating traffic Monday, Feb. 24, and Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 26-28.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 319.6
Description: Southbound shoulder closure for guardrail enhancements. 
Work Schedule: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20-21.

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 11
Description: Shoulder closures in both directions for rail road work. 
Work Schedule: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 4.9 to 9.7
Description: One-way alternating traffic for Mason County PUD #3 power pole replacement. 
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday through Thursday, Feb 28.

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Four Shelton Wrestlers Place at State

All four of Shelton’s wrestlers who competed in Mat Classic XXXII took home trophies at the Class 3A State Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

Cameron MacAlevy placed 3rd at 126 pounds. MacAlevy lost to Yelm’s Gage Nelson in the semi-finals Saturday. The decision was 1 to 0. The Highclimber then beat Ryan Brown from Bethel 5 to 2 in the Consolation Bracket Semi before taking 3rd by injury default over Everett’s Fernie Vasquez.

Robert Allred took 3rd at 145 pounds. Allred advanced through the consolation bracket winning three bouts Saturday. First the ‘Climber pinned Lehman Tucker from Spanaway Lake; then pinned Edmonds-Woodway’s Howie Hare; before beating Eli Osso from Yelm by a 15 to 1 major decision.

Beau Ward finished 7th at 138 pounds. Saturday, Ward lost to Mt. Spokane’s Biley Buth and beat Jermain Broussard from Spanaway Lake.

On the girls’ side, Jazlind Warren finished 8th at 170 pounds after dropping her two consolation bracket bouts Saturday. The Lady-Highclimber lost to Lourdes Torres from Sunnyside and Liberty Spangle’s Charlie Johnson.

State Wrestling Results – Day 1

After the first day of Mat Classic XXXII, Shelton has all four particpants still battling for trophies among Class 3A wrestlers (with one in the semi-finals) while North Mason’s two wrestlers were eliminated from the Class 2A competition.

The Highclimbers’ Cameron MacAlevy is in the semi-finals at 126 pounds after pinning Ben Boss from Eastside Catholic in the first round and taking a 11-3 major decision over Ousman Fatty from Edmonds-Woodway. MacAlevy takes on Yelm’s Gage Nelson in the semis.

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Mason Clinic Grand Opening

Mason Health held the grand opening for Mason Clinic Friday afternoon. Hundreds of people attended the ceremony that featured U.S District Court Judge Ben Settle as keynote speaker.

Mason Clinic is 60,000-square-foot two-story building that will eventually be home to all of Mason Health’s clinics (except for Hoodsport Family Clinic, which will remain in Hoodsport.) Mason Clinic increased the number of rooms to 110. Construction cost $43.5 Million.

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