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State Wrestling Updated 8:55 PM

Three wrestlers from Mason County are still in the hunt for trophies at Mat Classic XXIX in the Tacoma Dome. Shelton’s Quinn Lacy, North Mason’s Nico Ramirez and North Mason’s Colton Harmon all made it to the second day of the State Wrestling Tournament.

Lacy is in the semi-finals in the girls’ tournament at 170 pounds. She faces Sunnyside’s Aylin Bautista at 11:50 AM. Update 12:05 PM – Lacy lost the semi-final bout and now wrestles Jennesse Sayler from Skyview at 12:58 PM. Update 4:15 PM – Lacy beat Sayler for the second time in the tournament and is now wrestling Caylee Collins from Highline for third in the state at 7:26 PM.

  • Update 8:45 PM – Lacy finishes third in the state defeating Collins with a fall at 2:54.

Ramirez is in the consolation bracket in the Class 2A Tournament and takes on Jonathan Cuevas from Toppenish at 12:10 PM in the 285 pound classification. Update 1 PM – Ramirez lost to Cuevas and now wrestles  AJ Sellem from Lindbergh for seventh place at 8:22 PM.

  • Updated 8:55 PM – Ramirez takes seventh in the state among Class 2A wrestlers by beating Sellem with a fall at 3:00.

In the 106 pound weight class, Harmon faces Kevin Plenh-Romero from Highline at 10 AM. Update 11:30 AM – Harmon fell to Plenh-Romero and now wrestles Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan for seventh place at 2:30 PM.

  • Update 4:15 PM – Harmon lost to Pangelinan and finished eighth among Class 2A wrestlers at 106 pounds.

Body Recovered in Case Inlet

The Mason County Coroner reports that the body of a deceased individual has been recovered in the waters of Case Inlet near Grapeview.

On Friday, February 17,  at approximately 4:30 PM, the Mason County Sheriff was advised that a kayaker had found a body floating in the waters off of Stretch Island, approximately 300 feet from Stretch Point State Park. The body was located by the Sheriff’s Office marine division and recovered with assistance by Fire District 3 (Grapeview) firefighters. Continue reading Body Recovered in Case Inlet

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Road Construction on State Highways 2/19/17 to 2/25/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from February 19, 2017 to February 25, 2017.

CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 – Belfair Area – Widening and Safety Improvements

Highway: SR 3   Region: Olympic   County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 25.3 to 27
Description: This widening project will extend the center turn lane and provide paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3. The improvements are intended to be built in two separate stages. Continue reading Road Construction on State Highways 2/19/17 to 2/25/17

State Wrestling Results - Updated 9:15 PM

There are four wrestlers participating in the State Wrestling Tournament at the Tacoma Dome. One from Shelton; three from North Mason. Here is an update on the wrestling so far.

9:15 PM Update

North Mason’s Nico Ramirez advanced to the second day of the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament as he got by Aberdeen’s Skyler Murray in a third round consolation bracket bout. Ramirez now takes on Jonathan Cuevas from Toppenish at  12:10 PM Saturday in the 285 pound classification. Continue reading State Wrestling Results – Updated 9:15 PM

MMK Girls Fall in Regional Play-In Game

The Mary M. Knight girls’ basketball team’s season came to an end Friday with a 62 to 18 loss to Sunnyside Christian in the 2017 District 4/5 Class 1B Girls Regional Play-In game at Grandview High School.

The Lady Owls finished the season with a 10-and-11 record, third in the 1B Coastal League and placed fourth in Southwest District 4.

Watch North Mason School Board

Watch the January 19, 2017 North Mason School Board meeting on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC. The meeting was streamed live. The next North Mason School Board meeting is March 16, 2017 at 6:30 PM.

Top item on Thursday night’s agenda was an update on the the North Mason High School Stadium. After bids came in too high, the District says it will not be building a new stadium but instead renovate the current stadium. Continue reading Watch North Mason School Board

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Former City Finance Director Arrested for Stealing City Funds

The City of Shelton says its former finance director has been arrested for forgery, theft and fraud for allegedly depositing her paychecks multiple times, taking advantage of a deficiency in the City’s financial practices.

Cinnamon Brown was arrested Wednesday after an investigation determined she utilized a mobile app and ATM machines to deposit three city payroll checks fraudulently. Continue reading Former City Finance Director Arrested for Stealing City Funds

Shelton Man Gets Nearly 8 Years in Olympia Pedestrian Death

A 19-year-old Shelton man has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for striking and killing a pedestrian in downtown Olympia last year.

Last month, Jared Dishon pleaded guilty to vehicular assault and vehicular homicide, both with DUI enhancements, for striking two pedestrians in a crosswalk at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Columbia Street on April 21, 2016. Continue reading Shelton Man Gets Nearly 8 Years in Olympia Pedestrian Death

Election Results - Updated 4 PM 2/15/17

The latest election results (as of 4 PM 2/15/17) show the measures picking up votes. Wednesday, election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office counted nearly 700 more ballots from Tuesday’s Special Election which increase the turnout to over 38% (38.23%).

The Shelton School District’s bond now has an approval rate of 60.53%. That’s 2,830 voting in favor and 1,845 voting against. This measure needed 60% to pass.
The approval rate for the District replacement levy is now 64.45% with 3,024 voting “Yes” and 1,668 voting “No”. This measure needed a simple majority to pass. Continue reading Election Results – Updated 4 PM 2/15/17

Lawmakers to Immigrants: "We've got your back."

Lawmakers in Olympia reached out Wednesday with a simple message to immigrants:  “We’ve got your back.” Dan Frizzell has more.

The Muslim ban may be shot down, at least temporarily, but House and Senate Democrats at the state Capitol are preparing for more.  Continue reading Lawmakers to Immigrants: “We’ve got your back.”

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