The man who heads up Washington State’s elections, Secretary of State Sam Reed, is predicting a better-than-usual turnout for the August 7th Top 2 Primary. Reed forecasts a 46% turnout which is better than the 43% average for comparable presidential/gubernatorial years.
A spaghetti dinner and concert to help with medical expenses for a local man who suffered a stroke while vacationing in Mexico are scheduled for Saturday night. Art Erickson, who lives in McCleary and works for Manke Family Resources in Shelton, has been in a hospital in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico since June 22nd when he suffered the massive stroke.
A Belfair woman was injured in a three-vehicle crash near Port Orchard Tuesday. According to the State Patrol, about 5:30 PM, a 2002 Nissan Sedan was eastbound on Highway 166 and crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2008 Toyota Highlander head-on at milepost 0.5. A third vehicle, 2002 Ford Escape which was westbound struck the Toyota from behind.
The Mason County Commission has approved the use of sewer holding tanks in the Belfair Urban Growth Area on an interim basis. The Commissioners approved the amended regulations Tuesday as a way for residents to build while waiting for a sewer line to reach within 500 feet of their lot. According to Barbara Adkins, Director of the County’s Department of Community Development, to be allowed to use a holding tank in the UGA a lot must meet all eight new criteria.
Citizens voiced their support Tuesday of a proposal for the Mason County Senior Activities Association to lease/purchase the former Mason County PUD No. 3 Complex on Cota Street in Downtown Shelton. The Association had an agreement to purchase the complex from the PUD but they were able to secure the grant needed to fund that purchase so the MCSAA is now proposing a long-term lease with the goal of purchasing the complex.