Mason City Council opposes plan to drill for oil near high school

Mason City Council has raised concern regarding a permit request from Jordan Development to drill for oil. The council said the drilling well would interfere with area businesses, residences and Mason High School. Jordan Development wants to place a drilling wellhead in a field on Kipp Road. The wellhead would be between Gestamp Mason LLC and King Motors. The city cannot deny a permit to Jordan Development.

Side view of one of Mason's fire engines.

Mason getting $840,000 fire truck

The City of Mason’s new fire truck will be added to their current fleet of tankers and engines. This isn’t the first time that the City of Mason has purchased a custom-built fire truck from Spartan Motors. The department has other custom-built tankers and trucks.Emily Bartlett is one of two female firefighters on the 33-person team. Volunteer firefighters are on-call at all times and must rush to the fire house whenever they are paged. The Mason Fire Department is getting a brand-new, custom-made fire truck.

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A farm for the holidays

For Dr. Mel Koelling, his 180 acre tree farm in Mason is his life. After 37 years at Michigan State, he retired and now works his farm full-time. At the beginning of the season, Koelling had over 90,000 trees on his property. Now, it’s his season to sell. “We expect to sell 3,000 more trees,” he said.

Stylist Jena Keller works with a client.

Salon and spa service with a smile

Jessie CohenSalon Owner Jena Keller styles the hair of one of her most loyal clients, Carma Philip. For the 10th time in 13 years, Salon 130 has been named No.1 hair salon and spa in Mason. This year, they were also voted No.1 in Ingham County Community People’s Choice Awards by the Lansing State Journal. The salon’s owner and founder, Jena Keller, said that what is so special about her salon is its dedication to customer service. “I want to give my clients an experience,” said Keller.

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.