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t Page A-28 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, July 10, 2014 " receives more continued from page A-1 services during the long week- end. Mason County Emergency Communications (MACECOM) received 66 fireworks com- plaints between Thursday and Sunday morning. Fire districts in the county responded to reports of six fires July 4. Many of the fireworks com- plaints were within the city of Shelton, which has banned the use of fireworks within city limits. Legal fireworks are ap- proved in the county during the Fourth of July weekend. "We try to respond to every one of them in the city if we're available," said interim chief Les Watson of the Shelton Po- lice Department. However, law enforcement had other high priority calls to respond to. Just north of Shelton, Island Lake teen Travis Story was se- riously injured at 10:12 p.m. Friday on East Rockwood Drive when a firework misfired and struck him in the back of the . head. The Sheriffs Office did not release Story's name. The Ma- son County Journal obtained his name through social media and a fundraiser announce- ment. See page A-20. The mortar-style firework is legal in the state of Washington, and no charges are pending, ac- cording to the Mason County Sheriffs Office. Story was airlifted to Har- borview Medical Center in Se- attle. Earlier that afternoon, at 5:26 p.m. on July 4, MACECOM received a report of a domestic assault on the 200 block of East K Street. Jason Stymacks, 41, of Shel- ten, was later arrested on charg- es of felony harassment, assault in the fourth degree, malicious mischief, all domestic violence- related charges, and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. When police arrived, Sty- macks refused to leave the house, Watson said. The Mason County SWAT Team also re- sponded. At one point, Watson said of- ricers were concerned for their safety when Stymacks started up a log skidder in his backyard. "The event on Friday ... took a couple of hours to resolve," he said. At noon Saturday, a hiker dislocated her shoulder while hiking on U.S. Forest Service land near Mount EMnor in Ma- son County, and was rescued with a Navy helicopter later that day, according to the Ma- son County Sheriffs Office. The 46-year-old woman was among a group of five climbers near Hoodsport when she was injured. The Sheriffs Office Search and Rescue team, Olympic Moun- tain Rescue, Mason County Department of Emergency helping the woman to safety be- cause of rough terrain, accord- ing to the Sheriffs Office. The rescue was further com- plicated because the law en- forcement radios were not work- ing in the remote location. At 12:13 p.m. on Sunday, a Mason County Sheriffs Deputy was responding to reports of a burglary in the 1600 block of Johns Prairie Road when he found that a large propane tank was leaking. The road in the area between the state Route 3 intersection and Batstene Cutoff Road was temporarily dosed while Cen- tral Mason Fire & EMS re- Management and Mason sponded and shut off the tank. County Fire District 18 re- 'The deputy reportedly felt light- sponded to the incident, headed from the propane, but Rescuers had some difficulty was not seriously injured. ? .OO .ocum continued from page A. 19 Cowling, executive director of the Mason County Historical Society Mu- seum, estimates the museum has at least 2.5 million photos. The biggest challenge was paring the selections to about 200 favorites, he said. Angle founded the Mason County Journal in 1886, so many of his pho- "tographs depict news events, Cowling said. Andrews and Palmer owned stu- dios and shot photographs for compa- nies and individuals, so their collec- tions include many posed portraits, he said. Parker, who graduated from Shel- ton High School in 1965, wrote the words for the book. Much of her re- search came from the archives of the Journal; she also uncovered facts in old address books and phone books. Palmer made her research easier by placing the dates on all his photo neg- atives, she said. Parker said her favorite images in the book include Gothic-style St. Edward Catholic Church, which was demolished in 2009; a Shelton ap- pearance by Seattle TV entertainment legend Stan Boreson; and images of Nita's restaurant. "I grew up here, and I remember all that," Parker said. "It was a lot of fun to do," she add- ed. "I hope we do a second one." The book includes images of pro- prietors and customers posing inside businesses that are long gone: the Peerless Meat Market on Cota Street, Bonnie Bee's grocery in Lilliwaup, Heinie's Broiler in the new Evergreen Square and the Hotel New Kamilche. Angle was born in 1868 in Cali- fornia and moved to the Washington Territory in 1882. Four years later, he founded the Mason County Journal. Angle also served as a state senator from 1901 to 1903, and was Shelton's postmaster from 1904 to 1914. He sold Construction, Inc. [ Serving the North Mason area ] since1967 ] Specializing in seawall I Re-construction and [ home repairs ol 275.6684 Frank Merrill Belfair, WA [ Uc #JESFII*228D0 J I Photo courtesy of the Mason County Historical Society W.S. Heckman, who operated a photo studio in Shelton, shot this photograph in front of the Shelton Public Library in June 1927. Maurice Needham, seated in Shelton's new fire truck, was the commander of the American Legion. the paper and retired in 1945. He died in Mason General Hospital in 1951. Angle's camera caught shots of downtown flooding in 1909 and 1935, and the burning of the State Bank of Shelton in 1914. He photographed group shots at logging camps and pa- rades, baseball teams and bands, and derailed logging trains. Heckman was born in Illinois in 1882. In 1917, he and his wife, Enola, moved from Seattle to Shelton, where they opened a photography studio. He retired in 1930, and died in 1965. His photos include a Christmas concert in Lincoln Gym in 1927, and many downtown businesses, including Paulson's Soft Drinks Store, the Stop Inn Restaurant and the Ray Mitchell Tavern. Andrews was born in Nebraska in 1898, and opened a photography busi- ness in Shelton in 1938. In 1947, he constructed a building for Andrews' Photos on Second Street between Rail- road and Franklin streets. He died in 1993. Palmer was born in Portland, Or- egon, in 1921, and his family moved to Shelton when he was 15. He worked in Andrews' studio before opening his own studio in 1948. Palmer operated it until his retirement in 1990; he died in 2004. , Clean, Secure 1 , ProfessionalI 107Kmi. Ready to go! ~lew Paint & Interior, Tires, Brakes * All Size Heated Units ] I and MOre. 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