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Family and friends gathered Sept. 15 to celebrate Beatrice Smith’s 100th birthday at her granddaughter’s house in Owosso.

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Gary Schreiber and Robin Bottone, of Ann Arbor, and Brian and Renee Walker, of Owosso, announce the engagement of their children, Christina Schreiber and Brent Walker.

Joe and Mary Frankovich of Durand are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary Monday.

MARQUETTE — The following area students recently completed their studies at Northern Michigan University.Cole Conklin of Corunna received a certificate for completing the schools welding program.Sarah Plyler of Corunna received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics.Ian Nemeth of Laingsburg re…

Col. John D. Shank, formerly of Owosso, recently retired after serving 30 years and one day on active duty with the Army.

Saginaw Valley State University recently inducted several members into its chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.Among them were Elsie native Kennedy Amman. The organization takes part in community-minded service projects. She is a majoring in social work.


Army Spc. Dina Poole, second from right, a Perry High School graduate, a member of Shops Platoon, Delta Company 2-501st General Support Aviation Battalion, 1 Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade recently won a “soldier of the year” competition. According to a Delta Company spokesman, Poo…


Mason Norman Blight Jr., right, received his 70-year pin from Most Worshipful Grand Master Mark Manning, left, Sept. 3 during a ceremony at the Vienna Lodge 205 in Clio. Assisting with the event was Robert Gaffney, center, master of the Vienna lodge. Blight joined lodge 205 in 1949 and serve…

CORUNNA — The following wedding licenses were filed with the Shiawassee County Clerk recently:

ASHLAND, Ohio — Janelle McClelland of Ovid was named to the dean’s list at Ashland University for the summer 2019 semester.

CALEDONIA TWP. — Pleasant View Shiawassee County Medical Care Facility announced this week that Julie Limbaugh has received a 2019 Gary Easton Scholarship Award from the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council (MCMCFC).

DURAND — The Durand High School class of 1979 is hosting its 40th reunion at Dutch Hollow Golf Course at 6:30 p.m. Oct 5.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare’s Community Wellness, Nutrition and Diabetes Center is hosting the first in a Dining with Diabetes event from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday.The event targets individuals with prediabetes, type 1 or type 2 diabetes, members of their support system and/or anyone interested…

OWOSSO — The Professional Nursing Practice Council at Memorial Healthcare is hosting in collaboration with the United Way of Genesee and Shiawassee counties its annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive for the Linc Community Pantry in Owosso.

Donald and Doris (Kilburn) Cole of Owosso celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 3. The couple were married in 1949 at home in Owosso while Donald was on a four-day leave from the U.S. Air Force.

Descendants of the late Mable (Allen) and August Fredrick of Vernon attended the 87th Fredrick-Allen reunion Aug. 25 at Bates-Scout Park in Laingsburg.

LANSING — Three women who see education as the direct path to a new career have been selected winners of the 2019 LAFCU Women Helping Educate Every Lady (WHEEL) scholarship essay contest.

OWOSSO — For the fourth consecutive year, free guitar lessons are being offered to the community. The lessons will be held every Wednesday at 1218 N. Hickory St. until May 2020.

BRADY TWP. — Hundreds of antique tractors and engines descended upon the Mid-Michigan Old Gas Tractor Association (MMOGTA) showgrounds Aug. 16-18 for the association’s 45th annual show, among them Mark Kline’s Allis-Chalmer’s.

OWOSSO — The Owosso First Church of The Nazarene is hosting free event for the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at 1865 S. M-52 for veterans and all low-income residents of Shiawassee County.The event is being sponsored by the Shiawassee County Homeless Coalition and is free for all …

FREELAND — Adoption Associates is offering an open house in honor of the group’s first anniversary from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at their mid-Michigan office at 115 S. Main Street 2B.

OWOSSO — The following births were reported recently at Memorial Healthcare:

BENNINGTON TWP. — The annual reuinion for all Universal Electric, Magnetek and A.O. Smith employees will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Bennington Township Hall.Guests are asked to bring a dish to pass. Drinks will be provided.An RSVP is not required.For more information, call Rusty Wahl…

Jack and Joanne Bower will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends Aug. 31 at D’Mar’s Banquet Center in Owosso.

HOUGHTON — Jacob Evon, of Owosso, attended the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) July 14-27 at Michigan Technological University. A total of 20 high-school students from Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Virginia were accepted into the competitive scholarship program,…

Loyola Dysinger, of Perry, will celebrate her 90th birthday Aug. 30.Loyola’s children include Kathleen (Neil) Ellwood, Keith (Geneva) Dysinger, Bonnie Dysinger, Darryl (Susan) Dysinger, and Roger Dysinger.She has seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

OWOSSO — Following is a list of programs and activities for Shiawassee County senior adults for the week of Aug. 25 provided by the Shiawassee Council on Aging, 300 N. Washington St.

OVID — The 82nd annual reunion of the descendants of Abraham and Harriet (Eddy) VanDyne was held July 28 at the home of Larry and Kathy Gruesbeck, with many family members present for the event.

n OWOSSO — The following birth was reported recently at Memorial Healthcare

LANSING – The Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) – a school that promotes the integration of adults with disabilities into the workplace and society by providing vocational training – hosted a graduation ceremony for 172 students from across the state July 19.

ALLENDALE — More than 3,200 Grand Valley State University students participated in commencement ceremonies this past April at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.