NHS Blood Drives sees record number of donors

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Donate blood and save three lives. This sentiment is the driving force for the National Honor Society Blood Drive that has been going on for the past ten years. The triannual Blood Drive was held on August 30 in the New Gym. According to NHS advisor Dee Dee Messer, this is the highest number of […]

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Shakespeare in the Park brings age-old stories to community

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Fair is foul and foul is fair. Nothing is safe from the test of time. Has it come time for Shakespeare’s words to ring true for his own work? Despite the fact that Shakespeare’s pieces are considered old-fashioned, hard to follow, and even boring by some, the famous playwright’s works are still studied and lectured […]

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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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