“I work a full-time job, and it would be very difficult for me to work around that schedule in August.” said Lyons.

Pre-Labor Day school start on the table in Lansing

A debate over whether schools should start before Labor Day is in full swing after a Michigan senator introduced the idea. Sen. Marty Knollenberg (R-Troy) has introduced a bill that would remove the post-Labor Day mandate and allowing communities to decide when they start school. If the bill passes, schools can start in August, weeks are cut down to three school days a week, cutting Mondays and Fridays out of the picture. After Labor Day, a normal five-day week would be instituted. A few people in the Mason area have expressed concern over the proposed bill.

Choir concert at Mason United Methodist Church

Mason First United Methodist Church making waves in community

The Mason First United Methodist Church 201 E. Ash St. is very active in the local community. The church donates to Living Water International, holds a clothing bank every other Tuesday, has a women’s program, gives out scholarships, has a daycare for children and puts on choir concerts weekly.