2020’s new voters are already thinking

Nearly 2,000 student journalists gathered for the fall conference of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association at the Lansing Center on Oct. 31. 

Many of the students attending were seniors and will graduate in the next year. With the upcoming 2020 election, they will also have the chance to vote for the first time. The issues that motivate them are as varied as they are for any generation. Diversity

Maia Rostar, Plainwell High School: “I am voting because I would like to see change.

Mason Doggie Trick or Treat

The 8th annual Mason Doggie Trick or Treat brought local dogs and owners decked in Halloween costumes through downtown Mason. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Ingham County Animal Shelter in Mason.

Get scared at Shawhaven Farm

Tami and Doug Shaw have been scaring people at Shawhaven Farm for 14 years. Check out the behind-the-scenes, hear from some visitors and experience what happens at this year’s haunted house and hayride.

Sarah Russell stands outside of the Mason Chamber of Commerces

Mason names new Chamber of Commerce executive director

Sarah Russell, who grew up in Mason, is the new executive director of the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce. Russell has degrees in entrepreneurship and small-business management and a certificate in counseling. A reception for outgoing director Doug Klein will be held Nov. 7.

man in blue shirt stands by food truck

Farm-to-table restaurant to open in downtown Mason

A soon-to-be-named farm to table restaurant is set to open in downtown Mason next year. Formerly known as the Baja Grille, the space in Building 402 was shut down in 2015 due to an electrical fire. Teresa Wren and her husband Steve own the South Jefferson location and are moving forward with the renovation with hopes of transforming it into a local foodie’s dream.