Library and fire levies pass in May primaries

Danni Simms | Staff Writer The primary on May 4, 2010 resulted in the approval of two issues specific to Warren County, as well as the nomination of several incumbent and new candidates. In Ohio’s closed primary, citizens can vote for one party’s ballot in order to select candidates for the general election in November; they also vote on national […]

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URoomSurf.com designed to help students find potential college roommates

Jessica Kantor | Staff Writer Two students at the University of Miami (FL) have created a website where incoming college freshmen from high schools across the country can find a “random roommate” on their own: URoomSurf.com. Students create profiles similar to ones created on dating websites to communicate with other members about rooming together based on survey results taken by […]

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Historical grand piano donated to MHS Choral Department

Carlie Sack | Staff Writer A grand piano, with an estimated value of $6,000, was donated to Mason City Schools Performing Arts Department on March 22. Mason residents Carolyn and John Gruber donated this piano in the name of their daughters, Ashley and Samantha, who attend Mason City Schools, but are not involved in the performing arts.

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2011 Spring Break dates change

Rachel Schowalter | Staff Writer Spring Break for the Mason City School District will be moved to the last week of March for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. This earlier date may change Mason families’ travel plans because of colder weather. According to Debbie Delp, President of the Mason City School Board of Education, the decision to move Spring […]

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