Most of the candidates running for four newly created Shelton City Council positions faced off Wednesday night. The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce hosted the candidates’ forum at Olympic Middle School and 13 of the 15 candidates participated. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC was on hand to broadcast the forum.
The Shelton girls’ basketball team stayed tied for second place in the South Sound Conference Wednesday after beating North Thurston 57 to 48. The Lady Highclimbers one-point first quarter deficit into a four-point halftime lead and pulled away from the Rams in the second half to secure their 12th win of the season, 7th in the SSC. Timber Ware led Shelton with 19 points, hitting five three-pointers. Katie Johnson added 16 points. As a team, the ‘Climbers had 15 steals, 30 rebounds and 17 assists.
Watch the Shelton City Council Primary Election Candidates’ Forum presented by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce, Hood Canal Communications and MasonWebTV Powered by HCC. The forum is being held at Olympic Middle School and features the 15 people running for four open council seats. The forum will run 6 PM to 8 PM. The first hour will focus on the candidates running for Council Member No. 4 (Eric Onisko, Jason Coots & Jessie (Jess) Mosley) and Council Member No. 5 (Marilyn Vogler, Deidre Peterson, David C. Brown & Josh Johnson). The second hour will feature those running for Council Member No. 6 (Steve Thompson, Charles Orthmann, Bailee Syrek, Sam Pettis & Joe Schmit) and Council Member No. 7 (Bob Rogers, Tracy Moore & Mary Eagleson).
Graduation Matters Shelton is one of more than 3,500 communities working to re-imagine the purpose of education and is hosting a screening of the acclaimed film Most Likely to Succeed on Saturday, January 27th at Shelton Cinemas.
The film offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of—if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Most Likely to Succeed is a thought-provoking documentary feature film that reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to re-imagine what students and teachers are capable of doing.
In his letter of resignation, Wheaton called the position leading the City the past 17 months “the greatest honor” of his career, “the opportunity of a lifetime” and an “incredibly rewarding challenge.”
Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury and several members of his command staff discussed his department and budget with the League of Women Voters Mason County Tuesday. The Sheriff’s command staff included Undersheriff Jim Barrett, Chief Deputy Russ Osterhout, Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling, Chief Civil Deputy Tami Beyer, Chief Deputy Kevin Hanson, Chief Administrative/Finance Deputy Theresia Ehrich and Lt. Travis Adam.
The annual Point in Time Homeless Census County has been scheduled for January 25, 2018. On that Thursday, five non-profits (North Mason Resources, Community Lifeline, Crossroads Housing, Northwest Resources, and HOST), Veterans Organization, and Mason County Community Services are joining efforts to serve the homeless people in the County at four event locations.
Watch the January 16, 2018 Shelton Metropolitan Park District Board and the Shelton City Commission meeting. There are two ways to watch live at 7 PM (Park Board meeting starts at 6:45 PM): hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.