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Remembering Verna D. Pittman

By Lauryn Schroeder Mason News staff writer Mason resident Verna D. Pittman, better known by friends and family as “Vicki” passed away Nov. 30, 2010, at the age of 77. She was born in Rolfe, Iowa, Aug. 26, 1933, to … Continue reading

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Mason Public Schools Appreciate First-Grade Literacy Program

By Lauryn Schroeder Mason News staff writer The teachers, parents and students of Mason Public Schools consider themselves fortunate to have an enhanced and unique literacy program that focuses on those struggling to read in the first grade. When the … Continue reading

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Mason Holds Third Annual Veterans Day Parade

By Lauryn Schroeder Mason News staff writer Hundreds of Ingham County citizens gathered downtown Mason on Thursday, Nov. 11, to watch the third annual Veterans Day parade. Starting at 3 p.m. veterans, bands, color guards, military vehicles, and veteran support … Continue reading

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Two Mason City Council Members Reelected

By Lauryn Schroeder Mason News staff writer Two city council members were reelected Nov. 2. On Tuesday, 5,982 votes were cast. Robin C. Naeyaert was reelected with 1,415 votes (24 percent) and Neal Johnson had 1,174 votes (20 percent). They … Continue reading

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Ingham County Commissioners Cut 2011 Budget by $6.5 Million

By Lauryn Schroeder Mason News Ingham County is cutting $6.5 million in preparation for 2011, and is looking at doing a similar cut for 2012. The motion for more adjustments was approved 15-1 at the Board of Commissioners meeting this past … Continue reading

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Mason Powderpuff

By Lauryn Schroeder Mason News Staff Writer With a 6-1 record this fall, the Mason Bulldogs are anxiously awaiting Friday’s homecoming game against Sexton. Mason High School students and teachers look forward to this week all season, and have been … Continue reading

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English Teacher Joins Mason High School Staff

By Lauryn Schroeder Mason News Staff Writer Because the Michigan Legislature passed the retirement incentive plan, thousands of new teaching positions were available this fall. By coaxing public school employees into early retirement, the bill’s goal was to save schools … Continue reading

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