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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Nerf nuisance: Mason police forced to respond to community concerns

Gina Deaton | Editor-in-Chief Senior Sam Parsons is a very competitive Nerf Wars player who takes extreme measures to win. Photo by Staff Writer Blake Nissen. When the founding fathers penned legislation that allowed American citizens to bear arms, they probably didn’t have Nerf guns in mind. Each spring, Mason becomes a battlefield as Nerf Wars season begins. Dozens of […]

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Connecting Little and Great Miami bike trail excites local cyclists

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Plans are underway to connect the Little and Great Miami Bike trial to Mason. The Great Miami River Trail already runs from Miami township to Washington township, but a new, multi-state initiative aims at completing and extending the network to Cincinnati. Eventually it is scheduled to connect with the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Warren […]

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Dinan gets ‘caught up’ with release of new novel

Abbey Marshall | Managing Editor Kurt Dinan held a book signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Wednesday, April 6. Photo by Abbey Marshall. Lots of students are going to “get caught” reading English teacher Kurt Dinan’s debut novel. Dinan’s Young Adult book Don’t Get Caught hit bookstores on April 1. It is is a comedic tale of Max Cobb and his […]

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Prom committee finalizes planning, prepares for big night

Spencer Walsh | MBC Reporter Reporter Cameron Hayner brings you the decision-making process behind Prom. From finding a dress two months in advance to the promposal in front of the whole school, Prom is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for juniors, seniors and a few lucky freshmen and sophomores. A few short weeks after students come […]

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StuGo puts on second annual Senior Citizens Prom at Cedar Village

Aleyka Raghavan | Staff Writer Seniors of Cedar Village and Mason High School danced the night away at the second annual Senior Citizen Prom. On Sunday, April 10, Cedar Village Retirement Center hosted a prom for senior citizens and MHS seniors in collaboration with MHS Student Government. According to Diane Slovin, Director of Community Outreach at Cedar Village, the Prom […]

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Prom Fashion Show raises over $2,000 to send Comets to Prom

Gina Deaton | Editor-in-Chief Watch the senior participants dance. Video by Staff Writer Blake Nissen.Forty-eight Comet juniors and seniors can now add “model” to their college resume. On the evening of Thursday, March 17, the stage opened up for upperclassmen to waltz down the runway in the latest trends from Francesca’s, Kotsovos, and President Tuxedo in a fundraiser for their classmates […]

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