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County Fair Grounds. 1908-2013

The Fairgrounds has died, or at least one Mason County resident fears it has, the following obituary was delivered to KMAS for publication - County Fair Grounds. 1908-2013: Despite the valiant efforts of a few members of our community, the Fair Grounds has finally succumbed to dictatorial edicts emanating from a megalomaniacal management system with complications of misinformation, veracity deficiency and narcissism all acerbated by complications of malaise on the part of two of three of the elected overseers. Unfortunately the ailment was discovered to be irreversible due to the unusual disinterest of the citizenry as a whole, which, in turn, was probably caused by the dearth of media coverage. This demise occurred despite the best efforts of a small group who hoped common sense would spread the transition evenly to a new facility in perpetuity to entertain, educate and otherwise give the community occasions to look forward to for decades. Instead of flowers, the survivors suggest that donations be made to support the multitude of small nonprofit volunteer organizations destined to be placed into hospice due to this flagrant abuse of their vital fund raising location.

Monna Louise Heinis

Monna Louise Heinis ( Jeffery), 87, died Monday January 14, 2013 in Olympia, WA. She was born October 13, 1925 in Staples, MN, to Joe and Verna (Tradup) Dubbels. Monna attended schools in Minnesota and became a school teacher in a one room school (ages 1st to 8th grade) in Wadena, MN. She later was a homemaker. Monna was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Shelton, Southside Homemakers Club and World Mark time share camping group and was a 4H leader. Monna enjoyed her home, traveling, working hard and reading. She is survived by her two sons, Jeffery A. Heinis of Shelton; Mark E. Heinis (Ginger) of Sandpoint, ID; two brothers, Warren Dubbels of Henning, MN, Joe Dubbels of Lincoln, MN; sister, Donna Thiel of Staples, MN; four grandchildren, Ian, Clinton, Andrew and Melissa Heinis, two great grandchildren, Laila and Tatiana Suarez. Monna was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Verna Dubbels ; two sisters, Alair and Brenalda. Memorial donations may be sent to, Mt Olive Lutheran Church, 206 E. Wyandotte Ave., Shelton, WA 98584. Family graveside services were held Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:00pm. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home Shelton, WA

Ronald James Koivula

Ronald James Koivula, 79, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton, WA. He was born October 3, 1933 to Elmer and Rose (Sievanen) Koivula. Ronald graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1951. He married Sandra Esary on August 5, 1972 in Seattle, WA. Ronald worked in maintenance for 20 years at Mercer Island Water District. He enjoyed gambling, playing the lottery, traveling and reading. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Koivula of Grapeview, WA. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Rose Koivula. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.