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examiner.com
1,000 years in the makingscene depicts two crossed lances with two long haired scalps symbolizing killin
1,000 years in the making
examiner.com / Posted 2 hours ago
scene depicts two crossed lances with two long haired scalps symbolizing killings. In 1865, 14-year-old Alice Todd of Mason County was kidnapped by the Comanches. Returning from a neighbor's home Alice on one horse and her mother and a female... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Death Notices,is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg with bu
Death Notices,
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 8 hours ago
is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg with burial at noon Wednesday in Grit Cemetery in Mason County. Survivors include sons Karl David Hoerster of Suffolk, Virginia, and Chris Hoerster of Austin; sister Martha... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Injuries, AeroMed transport in motorcycle accidentresponders were called just before 5:30 p.m. AeroMed arrived about 6:10 p.m. to
Injuries, AeroMed transport in motorcycle accident
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 16 hours ago
responders were called just before 5:30 p.m. AeroMed arrived about 6:10 p.m. to make the transport. Life EMS, Mason County Sheriff's Office and Branch firefighters responded. The crash remains under investigation. 2016 © Ludington... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Assistant fire chief critical following motorcycle crash65, of Pere Marquette Township, is in critical condition Monday morning as a re
Assistant fire chief critical following motorcycle crash
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 16 hours ago
65, of Pere Marquette Township, is in critical condition Monday morning as a result of a motorcycle crash in southeastern Mason County Sunday afternoon. Dennis, who is the Pere Marquette Township assistant fire chief, was traveling south on... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Washington shows confidence in Greater Peoria Economic Development Council with new investmentsCEFCU, OSF HealthCare, Peoria Federation of Teachers and Pekin ($25,000 level);
Washington shows confidence in Greater Peoria Economic Development Council with new investments
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
CEFCU, OSF HealthCare, Peoria Federation of Teachers and Pekin ($25,000 level); Washington, East Peoria, Woodford County, Mason County, Bradley University, Ameren and Peoria Metro New Car Dealers Association ($10,000 level); Illinois Central... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Razor clam digging a top bet for this weekend | Fishing reporttrout and kokanee in Lake Chelan. Lakes closed to all fishing due to salmon sea
Razor clam digging a top bet for this weekend | Fishing report
The Seattle Times / Posted 5 days ago
trout and kokanee in Lake Chelan. Lakes closed to all fishing due to salmon season impasse are Lake Washington and Sammamish in King County; Monte Cristo in Snohomish County; Cushman in Mason County; and Barney in Skagit County. Biting: YesRating:... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Tahuya Forest shooting areas discussedBy Arla Shephard Bull, Special to the Kitsap Sun BELFAIR — When Loy Sapp moved
Tahuya Forest shooting areas discussed
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 5 days ago
By Arla Shephard Bull, Special to the Kitsap Sun BELFAIR — When Loy Sapp moved to the Tahuya River Valley in Mason County from the Hilltop neighborhood in Tacoma, he was looking for peace and quiet. However, Sapp realized that his rural home,... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
New owners buy Hamlin Groceryleft without telling any family, employees, or customers. He was found safe, tr
New owners buy Hamlin Grocery
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 6 days ago
left without telling any family, employees, or customers. He was found safe, traveling out of state. Documents on file in Mason County show Hamlin Grocery had a state tax lien from 2015 of more than $60,000. The property taxes from the store had... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Hart Asparagus Farmers Brace For Freeze WarningAsparagus Research Industry Farm and Todd Greiner farms in Hart say it depends
Hart Asparagus Farmers Brace For Freeze Warning
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 6 days ago
Asparagus Research Industry Farm and Todd Greiner farms in Hart say it depends on how low temperatures go. "Oceana, Mason County here could easily lose a million dollars tonight if it freezes hard. That's just in asparagus," said John... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Deputies recover stolen dog, vehicle after chasesubject nearly matching the description were located at the Bear Creek Store on
Deputies recover stolen dog, vehicle after chase
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 7 days ago
subject nearly matching the description were located at the Bear Creek Store on the Old Belfair Highway, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office. After turning on his emergency lights, a deputy contacted the driver and walked toward the... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Man arrest suspect in Harstine Island burglary, robberyHARSTINE ISLAND — Mason County deputies arrested a Pierce County man Friday eve
Man arrest suspect in Harstine Island burglary, robbery
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 7 days ago
HARSTINE ISLAND — Mason County deputies arrested a Pierce County man Friday evening after he allegedly broke into a house and threatened a family member with a knife. The 46-year-old intruder was discovered in the living room of the South Island... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Sheldon won’t seek reelection as Mason County commissionerBy Arla Shephard, Special to the Kitsap Sun SHELTON — Tim Sheldon does not pla
Sheldon won’t seek reelection as Mason County commissioner
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 10 days ago
By Arla Shephard, Special to the Kitsap Sun SHELTON — Tim Sheldon does not plan to run for re-election as a Mason County commissioner this fall, though he will remain a state senator and plans to seek re-election to that post in 2018. Sheldon has... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Target shooting under scrutiny at Tahuya State ForestAs far as I can tell Mason County is one of two counties in WA that does not ha
Target shooting under scrutiny at Tahuya State Forest
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 10 days ago
As far as I can tell Mason County is one of two counties in WA that does not have an outdoor public rifle range. I've shot out in the woods only once in WA; it was enough to convince me that I much prefer an established shooting area (such as the... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Area primary runoff voting begins MondaySchuessler and John Olson were the top two candidates in a three-person race fo
Area primary runoff voting begins Monday
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 11 days ago
Schuessler and John Olson were the top two candidates in a three-person race for County Commissioner Precinct 3 in the Mason County Republican primary. Schuessler received 179 votes and Olson had 166. In the Republican primary for McCulloch... Read more
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MLive.com
Ludington in Elite 8 of Outside Magazine's 'Best Town in America' pollstyle and culture that define the active lifestyle. Ludington was one of 64 to
Ludington in Elite 8 of Outside Magazine's 'Best Town in America' poll
MLive.com / Posted 11 days ago
style and culture that define the active lifestyle. Ludington was one of 64 towns selected by the magazine's editors. The Mason County town 8,500 people was grouped into the Beach bracket. In the first four weeks of the six-week contest, Ludington... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Ellen Lunora “Sally” ColeW.Va., passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Poin
Ellen Lunora “Sally” Cole
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
W.Va., passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant. She was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Mason County, W.Va., a daughter of the late William H. and Hazel E. (Sayre) Herdman. Sally was a loving mother and... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Man pulled from Lake Cushman in Mason County diesThe Mason County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the man reportedly jum
Man pulled from Lake Cushman in Mason County dies
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 12 days ago
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the man reportedly jumped from a raft to swim toward his daughter at a nearby dock on Lake Cushman Tuesday after seeing large dogs approach. The man’s girlfriend told authorities he went under... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Man pulled from Lake Cushman diesSHELTON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 22-year-old Bellevue man pulled from a
Man pulled from Lake Cushman dies
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 12 days ago
SHELTON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 22-year-old Bellevue man pulled from a lake in Mason County has died. The Mason County Sheriff's Office said in a news release the man reportedly jumped from a raft to swim toward his daughter at a nearby dock... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Break-in at Hamlin Grocery among police activityLUDINGTON, MICH. - Mason County Sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate a
Break-in at Hamlin Grocery among police activity
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 13 days ago
LUDINGTON, MICH. - Mason County Sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate a breaking and entering of Hamlin Grocery Monday, May 9, at 2:30 p.m., according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. The store, located in the 3900 block of N. Jebavy Dr.,... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Testimony starts in complex CK murder trialhis arms and legs tied behind his back and died on his bathroom floor. Hood's b
Testimony starts in complex CK murder trial
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 14 days ago
his arms and legs tied behind his back and died on his bathroom floor. Hood's body was moved to Jefferson County, then to Mason County, where it was found by investigators. "The person who murdered Robert Hood is not in the courtroom today,"... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
West Virginia State Police search for 2 escaped inmatessays Seal was convicted of burglary and conspiracy charges in Mercer County. Bl
West Virginia State Police search for 2 escaped inmates
The Inter-Mountain / Posted 14 days ago
says Seal was convicted of burglary and conspiracy charges in Mercer County. Blankenship has a grand larceny conviction in Mason County. Seal is described as having a single tear drop tattoo on his face. He has blue eyes, brown hair and weighs... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
West Virginia State Police search for 2 escaped inmatessays Seal was convicted of burglary and conspiracy charges in Mercer County. Bl
West Virginia State Police search for 2 escaped inmates
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
says Seal was convicted of burglary and conspiracy charges in Mercer County. Blankenship has a grand larceny conviction in Mason County. Seal is described as having a single tear drop tattoo on his face. He has blue eyes, brown hair and weighs... Read more
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The Marietta Times
West Virginia State Police search for 2 escaped inmatessays Seal was convicted of burglary and conspiracy charges in Mercer County. Bl
West Virginia State Police search for 2 escaped inmates
The Marietta Times / Posted 15 days ago
says Seal was convicted of burglary and conspiracy charges in Mercer County. Blankenship has a grand larceny conviction in Mason County. Seal is described as having a single tear drop tattoo on his face. He has blue eyes, brown hair and weighs... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Mason County looking at electric buseselectric bus. By Arla Shephard Bull, Special to the Kitsap Sun BELFAIR — In 1
Mason County looking at electric buses
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 15 days ago
electric bus. By Arla Shephard Bull, Special to the Kitsap Sun BELFAIR — In 18 months, if all goes according to plan, Mason County transit users could ride the county's first electric bus. Mason Transit Authority will join a statewide effort... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
West Virginia State Police search for 2 escaped inmatessays Seal was convicted of burglary and conspiracy charges in Mercer County. Bl
West Virginia State Police search for 2 escaped inmates
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 15 days ago
says Seal was convicted of burglary and conspiracy charges in Mercer County. Blankenship has a grand larceny conviction in Mason County. Seal is described as having a single tear drop tattoo on his face. He has blue eyes, brown hair and weighs... Read more
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MLive.com
Dad of long-vanished Baby Kate gets murder trial date. There's still no bodyjury trial on a charge of open murder, expected to last 15 days, has been sched
Dad of long-vanished Baby Kate gets murder trial date. There's still no body
MLive.com / Posted 18 days ago
jury trial on a charge of open murder, expected to last 15 days, has been scheduled to start Sept. 26, according to a Mason County Circuit Court clerk. Phillips has a final pretrial conference set for 1 p.m. Sept. 6. With a charge of open... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Sport fishermen protesting in La Conner on Wednesday as tribal gill-net salmon fishery gets underwayfishing until further notice include Lake Sammamish in King County; Monte Crist
Sport fishermen protesting in La Conner on Wednesday as tribal gill-net salmon fishery gets underway
The Seattle Times / Posted 18 days ago
fishing until further notice include Lake Sammamish in King County; Monte Cristo Lake in Snohomish County; Lake Cushman in Mason County; and Barney Lake in Skagit County. Examples of rivers where at least sections, if not all, are closed to... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Officials identify first case of Zika virus in King Countycases were also found in people who traveled out the country to areas where the
Officials identify first case of Zika virus in King County
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 19 days ago
cases were also found in people who traveled out the country to areas where the virus is present. The first case was in a Mason County man in his 20s, who had recently traveled to the South Pacific. Public health officials said they are working... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Officials identify first case of Zika virus in King Countycases were also found in people who traveled out the country to areas where the
Officials identify first case of Zika virus in King County
KING5 Seattle / Posted 19 days ago
cases were also found in people who traveled out the country to areas where the virus is present. The first case was in a Mason County man in his 20s, who had recently traveled to the South Pacific. Public health officials said they are working... Read more
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MLive.com
K-9 unit doggedly pursues suspect for 2 hours and 2 miles to make arrestMASON COUNTY, MI – Over hill and dale, through wetland and even a barbed wire f
K-9 unit doggedly pursues suspect for 2 hours and 2 miles to make arrest
MLive.com / Posted 21 days ago
MASON COUNTY, MI – Over hill and dale, through wetland and even a barbed wire fence, the Mason County Sheriff's K-9 and his handler never gave up tracking a parole absconder Saturday. After traveling more than two miles for more than two hours, the... Read more
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The Columbian
Shooting suspect accidentally releasedOLYMPIA (AP) — The Mason County Sheriff’s office says a man accused of shooting
Shooting suspect accidentally released
The Columbian / Posted 22 days ago
OLYMPIA (AP) — The Mason County Sheriff’s office says a man accused of shooting at a sheriff’s deputy last month has been accidently released from jail. According to the sheriff’s office, 27-year-old Joshua Weythman Baker shot at a deputy — who was... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Oops! Man accused of shooting at Mason County sheriff’s deputy released from jail in Oregonheld at the Cowlitz County jail as a suspect in the shooting. Sources tell Q13
Oops! Man accused of shooting at Mason County sheriff’s deputy released from jail in Oregon
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 22 days ago
held at the Cowlitz County jail as a suspect in the shooting. Sources tell Q13 News that there was a problem with the Mason County warrant, which led to Baker’s release from jail. Officials believe he was given a bus ticket to the Olympia... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Sheriff: Shooting suspect accidentally releasedOLYMPIA, Washington (AP) - The Mason County Sheriff's office says a man accused
Sheriff: Shooting suspect accidentally released
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 22 days ago
OLYMPIA, Washington (AP) - The Mason County Sheriff's office says a man accused of shooting at a sheriff's deputy last month has been accidently released from jail. According to the sheriff's office, 27-year-old Joshua Weythman Baker shot at a... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Wash. shooting suspect accidentally released from jailOLYMPIA -- Authorities are on alert after a man accused of shooting at a Mason
Wash. shooting suspect accidentally released from jail
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 23 days ago
OLYMPIA -- Authorities are on alert after a man accused of shooting at a Mason County Sheriff’s deputy last month was accidently released from jail on Friday. On March 31, authorities say Joshua Weythman Baker, 27, of Shelton, shot at a Mason County... Read more
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The Seattle Times
State fisheries announce fishing closures related to impasse on salmon discussionsfishing include Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish in King County; Monte Cristo
State fisheries announce fishing closures related to impasse on salmon discussions
The Seattle Times / Posted 24 days ago
fishing include Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish in King County; Monte Cristo Lake in Snohomish County; Lake Cushman in Mason County; and Barney Lake in Skagit County. Examples of rivers where at least sections, if not all, are closed to... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Mason County shooting suspect accidently released from jailOLYMPIA -- Authorities are on alert after a man accused of shooting at a Mason
Mason County shooting suspect accidently released from jail
KING5 Seattle / Posted 24 days ago
OLYMPIA -- Authorities are on alert after a man accused of shooting at a Mason County Sheriff’s deputy last month was accidently released from jail on Friday. On March 31, authorities say Joshua Weythman Baker, 27, of Shelton, shot at a Mason County... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Chillicothe woman sentenced for heroin crimesKaleigh Horn, 25, Chillicothe, admitted that in 2014 she conspired with others
Chillicothe woman sentenced for heroin crimes
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 26 days ago
Kaleigh Horn, 25, Chillicothe, admitted that in 2014 she conspired with others to distribute heroin in the Mason County area and admitted to transporting heroin from Detroit to Gallipolis and to Point Pleasant where she and others in the conspiracy... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Woman sentenced for heroin crimesKaleigh Horn, 25, Chillicothe, admitted that in 2014 she conspired with others
Woman sentenced for heroin crimes
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 27 days ago
Kaleigh Horn, 25, Chillicothe, admitted that in 2014 she conspired with others to distribute heroin in the Mason County area and admitted to transporting heroin from Detroit to Gallipolis and to Point Pleasant where she and others in the conspiracy... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Shelton schools delayed 2 hours after car crash causes power outageinto a power line early Tuesday on Shelton Springs Road near Shelton High Schoo
Shelton schools delayed 2 hours after car crash causes power outage
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 27 days ago
into a power line early Tuesday on Shelton Springs Road near Shelton High School. It’s unclear if anyone was hurt. The Mason County Public Utility District restored power by 6 a.m. School officials delayed school by two hours because of the... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Jury selection starts for three accused in 89-old’s deathArchie Hood, 89, went missing Dec. 16 or 17 from his home off Tracyton Boulevar
Jury selection starts for three accused in 89-old’s death
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 28 days ago
Archie Hood, 89, went missing Dec. 16 or 17 from his home off Tracyton Boulevard NW. His body was discovered Dec. 30 in Mason County, after it had been moved from its first hiding spot. An autopsy found severe trauma to his head and... Read more
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ARRL Amateur Radio News
Amateur Radio Praised Following Participation in Washington Interoperability Exercise“While at the State EOC I had the occasion to hear a 60 meter conversation that
Amateur Radio Praised Following Participation in Washington Interoperability Exercise
ARRL Amateur Radio News / Posted 1 months ago
“While at the State EOC I had the occasion to hear a 60 meter conversation that was crystal clear with nearly no noise. The Mason County Emergency Coordinator/RACES Officer reported that he had used Fldigi to communicate with the National Guard. The... Read more
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examiner.com
A tornado outbreak, heavy snow, and a shipwreckMackinac City, in Lake Michigan. Her crew made it to shore in the yawl. A torn
A tornado outbreak, heavy snow, and a shipwreck
examiner.com / Posted 1 months ago
Mackinac City, in Lake Michigan. Her crew made it to shore in the yawl. A tornado struck three miles west of Scottville in Mason County in 1923. It destroyed an unoccupied home and carried pieces of it over a mile. In 1967, a tornado outbreak hit... Read more

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