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This news site is one in a family of local news websites reported and written by students at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. It is our belief and hope that we can use our journalism classes to provide a public service for the communities surrounding our campus. We will work to bring you accurate reports about the community, its government, important issues and interesting developments. We will do that with words, pictures, graphics and with the help of the people in the community. We hope you will find our site useful and that you will tell us how we can do a better job for you, from correcting mistakes to bringing you stories of interest. Thank you. You can leave a comment on our Website, email us at [email protected] or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/themasontimes.

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Outstanding job to all of the community members volunteering with Kean's during their renovation!
11/19/2015
“Friends of Kean’s” lift the store back to its place in the community

Outstanding job to all of the community members volunteering with Kean's during their renovation!

The community of Mason came together to get Kean’s Store back on its feet after smoke damage had the store out of business for months. Volunteers ranging from Knights of Columbus to the high school…

Do you have unused prescription drugs in your home? Find out how you can prevent environmental damage, and save a life a...
04/30/2014
Prescription drug abuse: The new face of addiction | Mason Times

Do you have unused prescription drugs in your home? Find out how you can prevent environmental damage, and save a life at the same time. Addiction can be prevented by being aware of those around you.

Prescription drug abuse: The new face of addictionPosted on April 29, 2014 by Daniel HamburgBy Daniel Hamburg Mason Times staff writer“It can happen to anyone. I’ve seen it a lot,” Aaron Emerson said. Unsuspecting teens are becoming addicted to prescription pills, and moving on to more dangerous dru…

04/10/2014
MMUGS creates a community of ukulele players | Mason Times

Have you ever been interested in learning how to play an instrument? Ukulele is easy to pick up, especially when you have a community ready to help you. Come to the Mid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum, no experience necessary!

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/masontimes/2014/04/09/mmugs-creates-a-community-of-ukulele-players/

MMUGS creates a community of ukulele playersPosted on April 9, 2014 by amandacowherdBy Amanda CowherdMason Times staff writerMid-Michigan Ukulele Group Strum met on Saturday, March 22, to play and sing along to Elvis Presley songs. MMUGS founder Terry Hill said he has gotten involved in the ukulele…

Mason High School is hosting 40 teams from robotics clubs across Michigan today and tomorrow. Find out how they prepared...
04/04/2014
Mason High School hosts district robotics competition | Mason Times

Mason High School is hosting 40 teams from robotics clubs across Michigan today and tomorrow. Find out how they prepared for the big event.

Mason High School hosts district robotics competitionPosted on April 4, 2014 by Daniel HamburgBy Daniel Hamburg Mason Times staff writerMason High School is hosting over 1,500 students, faculty and family from across Michigan for the 2014 Lansing FIRST Robotics District Competition on Friday and Sat...

Mason City Council members adopted an ordinance and a moratorium on regulating local medical marijuana dispensaries on M...
03/26/2014
Mason City Council regulates medical marijuana dispensaries | Mason Times

Mason City Council members adopted an ordinance and a moratorium on regulating local medical marijuana dispensaries on Monday, March 17.

By Amanda Cowherd, Mason Times staff writer

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/masontimes/2014/03/25/mason-city-council-regulates-medical-marijuana-dispensaries/

Mason City Council regulates medical marijuana dispensariesPosted on March 25, 2014 by amandacowherdBy Amanda Cowherd Mason Times staff writerMason City Council members adopted an ordinance and a moratorium on regulating local medical marijuana dispensaries on Monday, March 17.Ordinance 196 requires...

Do you take route 46 to get to and from work in Mason or Lansing? See how you can get involved to help your commute.
03/15/2014
Changes to CATA route could improve commute between Mason and Lansing | Mason Times

Do you take route 46 to get to and from work in Mason or Lansing? See how you can get involved to help your commute.

Changes to CATA route could improve commute between Mason and LansingPosted on March 15, 2014 by Daniel HamburgBy Daniel Hamburg Mason Times staff writerCATA bus stop Northbound South Jefferson Street past East Maple StreetA grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is helping…

Temperatures may be rising, but that may mean more snow melting and freezing overnight. Make sure you are prepared.
03/11/2014
Ready or not? Residents are stocking up on salt and shovels | Mason Times

Temperatures may be rising, but that may mean more snow melting and freezing overnight. Make sure you are prepared.

Ready or not? Residents are stocking up on salt and shovelsPosted on February 19, 2014 by Daniel HamburgDentist Dave Golder bought bags of salt to prevent ice and snow from building up at his home and officeBy Daniel Hamburg Mason Times staff writerAt Ace Hardware on Cedar Street, Manager Chris Iott...

Have you ever wanted to explore the world? Would you have done so at 18-years-old? Few Mason teens will have that opport...
03/11/2014
Mason’s Rotary Youth Exchange sends students abroad | Mason Times

Have you ever wanted to explore the world? Would you have done so at 18-years-old? Few Mason teens will have that opportunity this coming fall.

Ingrid Nova, Rotary district 6360 outbound chairperson, explains the long process of applying to the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

Check out photos from the Mason Public Library “Geronimo Stilton” party for elementary and middle school readers, hosted...
03/11/2014
Geronimo Stilton party encourages young readers | Mason Times

Check out photos from the Mason Public Library “Geronimo Stilton” party for elementary and middle school readers, hosted by youth services librarian Marisela Garza.
You can register your children for next month’s party, which has a “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” theme.

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/masontimes/2014/03/10/geronimo-stilton-party-encourages-young-readers/

Geronimo Stilton party encourages young readersPosted on March 10, 2014 by amandacowherdAmanda CowherdMason Times staff writer Youth services librarian Marisela Garza helps a Geronimo Stilton reader pronounce a word. Garza looks on as a patron reads a cheese joke. Geronimo Stilton and Thea Stilton b...

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/masontimes/2013/04/06/mason-reaffirms-sister-city-relationship-with-vitina-kosovo/#more-3450
04/06/2013
Mason reaffirms sister city relationship with Vitina, Kosovo | Mason Times

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/masontimes/2013/04/06/mason-reaffirms-sister-city-relationship-with-vitina-kosovo/#more-3450

Mason reaffirms sister city relationship with Vitina, KosovoPosted on April 6, 2013 by henrikblixby Henrik Blix Mason Times staff writerMASON—In a bilingual ceremony Monday evening, the City Council reaffirmed Mason’s sister city status with Vitina, Kosovo.Mayor Arifi and Mayor Clark read the sister...

Check out what happened at the March 18 City Council meeting:http://news.jrn.msu.edu/masontimes/2013/03/25/riverwalk-ped...
04/01/2013
Riverwalk Pedestrian Bridge and Trailhead | Mason Times

Check out what happened at the March 18 City Council meeting:

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/masontimes/2013/03/25/riverwalk-pedestrian-bridge-and-trailhead/#more-3248

Riverwalk Pedestrian Bridge and TrailheadPosted on March 25, 2013 by katvellalinglBy Katarina Vella LinglMason Times staff writerMASON – Director of zoning and development, David Haywood, presented an application for the development of a pedestrian bridge at the March 18 City Council meeting. Haywoo...

Check out the Easter events happening in Mason, and let us know if there are any we didn't include: http://news.jrn.msu....
03/27/2013
Easter egg hunts and religious services for Mason | Mason Times

Check out the Easter events happening in Mason, and let us know if there are any we didn't include:

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/masontimes/2013/03/27/easter-egg-hunts-and-religious-services-for-mason/

Easter egg hunts and religious services for MasonPosted on March 27, 2013 by andrearaby1By Andrea Raby Mason Times staff writerAlthough spring isn’t in the air yet, Easter is this weekend, and with it many holiday events.On March 30, the Mason Library is holding an Easter Egg Party. The event is gau...

Have a student that will be at Mason High School in 2014? The School Board just approved two field trips to France and G...
03/26/2013
School Board approves field trips to Germany, France | Mason Times

Have a student that will be at Mason High School in 2014? The School Board just approved two field trips to France and Germany. Read more here:

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/masontimes/2013/03/26/school-board-approves-field-trips-to-germany-france/

School Board approves field trips to Germany, FrancePosted on March 26, 2013 by andrearaby1By Andrea Raby Mason Times staff writerOn March 11, the Mason School Board approved two field trips for Mason High School students studying German and French to put their languages into practice.These trips, w...

Jerry Spink, 85, has reached a blood donation milestone: 20 gallons. Read more on our website:http://news.jrn.msu.edu/ma...
03/25/2013
Mason man reaches 20 gallon milestone | Mason Times

Jerry Spink, 85, has reached a blood donation milestone: 20 gallons. Read more on our website:

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/masontimes/2013/03/25/mason-man-reaches-20-gallon-milestone/

Jerry Spink, 85, has been a Mason resident and blood donor since 1966. Coming out of the service after being drafted into World War II, Spink has given blood multiple times each year to Red Cross blood donation centers. On February 21, Spink reached a hefty milestone for any blood donor: 20 gallons ...

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Loren Shattuck motioned to appoint Mark Cummings (absent from the meeting) as the new Chair of the Historic District Commission during the meeting Monday, Jan. 24. Al Schulien seconded his motion. It was unanimously approved by the other two present members, James Mulvany and Marlon Brown. Seeing ho

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