Democrats who had hoped to wrest control of the U.S. House from Republicans were left disappointed Tuesday. Republicans maintained their 9-5 advantage over Democrats in Michigan congressional races. All of the state’s incumbent representatives held their seats, and Republicans held two open seats.
Mason, Mich. – Imagine the Mason courthouse square treeless. Elaine Ferris, Mason Tree Commission liaison, has donated a tree through the Mason 150 Heritage Tree program, initiated last year for the Sesquicentennial year. It will be planted this spring, either by the courthouse to replace one that has fallen, or in the new section of the cemetery to provide shade for future visitors. “I’m hoping for a hackberry,” said Ferris, “which is a tall, vase-shaped tree much like an elm but at least so far, resistant to most diseases and insect infestations.