Mason celebrates fourth of July with Red, Rhythm, and Boom

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer Red, Rhythm, and Boom made a booming return after a few years without the entertaining event. Many compared the atmosphere to last year’s Mason Bicentennial festival, containing numerous food and non-food vendors, bounce houses, and other family friendly activities. As for most of the attendees, including city member Shirley Stanoch and her husband, the main […]

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Bass retires after 18 years as band director

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Mason band was and will remain all about that Bass. As of June 1, band director Bob Bass is officially retired. Bass served as Band Director at Mason High School for the past 18 years. His decision to retire as a teacher from the Mason City School District was based on personal reasons. Public Information […]

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Female programmers recognized by national technology organization

Jacob Fulton | Staff Writer Some teenagers worry about cliques, but nine talented programmers prefer to think about clicks–and it’s paid off. Sydney Braine, Ria Datla, Rachel Hunter-Rinderle, Nidhi Iyanna, Sydnie Kong, Rhadika Upadhye, Jenny Wan, Emily Wang and Shirley Yang were all recognized for their skills in the computer science field by the National Center for Women and Information […]

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Teachers will get pay raise, more time for professional development in new contract

Abbey Marshall | Managing Editor There appears to be harmony between the Mason Education Association and the Mason City School board as the two recently came to an agreement that was overwhelmingly ratified by  teachers. As the previous teacher contract crept towards its expiration date in June, the MEA and School Board initiated negotiations and collective bargaining agreements. The contract was […]

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Veteran receives diploma 47 years after graduating class

Jessica Sommerville | Online Editor MBC Reporter Alyssa Brooks brings you the news of long time Mason graduate finally receiving his diploma.After 47 years, veteran Steve Mullins is a Mason High School graduate. Superintendent Dr. Gail Kist-Kline presented Mullins with his diploma at the April 26 school board meeting. Initially a member of the Class of 1969, Mullins was a […]

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Students will get days off as a result of new teacher contract

Lauren Lysko | Staff Writer Blake Nissen | Staff Writer Students in Mason City School District will get two additional days off next year as a result of the newest teacher contract approved by the Mason Education Association. On April 26, MEA and Mason City Schools Board of Education agreed on a three-year contract. One of the changes in this […]

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Drama Club set to debut spring musical My Fair Lady

Blake Nissen | Staff Writer Doolittle does a lot in Mason High School’s Production of My Fair Lady. The Drama club’s production of My Fair Lady debuts Thursday April 28 at 7 p.m. followed by curtains at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday as well as 3 p.m. on Sunday. Advisor Allen Young said he is very excited for the […]

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Root named Murnan’s replacement as head wrestling coach

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer The new head wrestling coach has been named. After 14 years of heading the program, Craig Murnan has passed the baton to Ryan Root. Root was Murnan’s assistant coach from 2012-2016 and has a successful history in both wrestling and coaching. A 1995 graduate of Lakota East High School, Root was an All-American four-time state […]

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Veteran receives diploma 47 years after graduating class

Jessica Sommerville | Online Editor After 47 years, veteran Steve Mullins is a Mason High School graduate. Initially a member of the Class of 1969, Mullins was a senior during the Vietnam War. He was taking one and a half credits, but as students were then required to take two credits in order to be considered full-time students, his name […]

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Mason in the Middle debuts print edition

View a Flipbook edition of the paper.  At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, The Chronicle partnered with journalists at Mason Middle School to create Mason in the Middle, a news source for MMS by MMS students. On Friday, April 22, their work debuted in its first print edition. Click on an image below to enlarge and view in […]

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Gay-Straight Alliance to help clothe the homless

Jessica Sommerville | Online Editor Not every teen eats three meals a day, dons a hoodie when cold, or sleeps in the comfort of a home. According to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, nearly a quarter of all homeless persons are under 18. The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) will hold a clothing drive the […]

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