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LOS ANGELES — Longtime “Simpsons” TV series animator and director, Rob Oliver, a 1995 Owosso High School graduate, this week won a Creative Arts Emmy for his work.

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OWOSSO — The Owosso Historical Commission is highlighting the history of the Woodard Furniture Company during the 21st annual home tour this weekend.

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CORUNNA — Members of the Union and Confederate armies set up camp alongside Corunna’s Historical Village in McCurdy Park Saturday, sharing knowledge and displaying artifacts during the city’s first Civil War Day.

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OWOSSO — In 1989, when the city of Owosso moved the Shiawassee Arts Council from Curwood Castle into an apartment in a house along the Shiawassee River, Piper Brewer could only cry.

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CORUNNA — McCurdy Park and the Corunna Historical Village will undergo a transformation Saturday, as re-enactors representing the Union and Confederate armies take over the space in support of Corunna’s first Civil War Day.

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PERRY — The Perry branch of the Community District Library will conduct a used book and DVD sale during library hours Sept. 18-21.

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DURAND — Durand Area Schools homecoming week continues tonight as the Railroaders welcome Mount Morris for the homecoming game at 7 p.m. at Roundhouse Stadium.

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OWOSSO — The Owosso Community Players kicked off the 2019-20 season Monday with a new look, a new website and a new name: The Lebowsky Center for the Performing Arts.

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RUSH TWP. — The Friends of the Shiawassee River are set to host their wine tasting fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Owosso Country Club, 4200 N. Chipman Road.

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GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials announced this week that two Michigan based bands, 3rd Degree Burns and Tripp ‘N’ Dixie, will open the 2019 Ally Challenge community concert for multi-platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley.

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OWOSSO — The new movie “Man’s Best Friend” offers drama, contemporary social issues, scenes set in Owosso and Corunna — and the star power of a household name.

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OWOSSO — Owosso First United Methodist Church is hosting a concert featuring Randy and Marli Brown at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 in the sanctuary of the church, 1500 N. Water St.

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OWOSSO — The last time Owosso Community Players’ (OCP) Artistic Director Garrett Bradley took the stage at the Lebowsky Center as a performer, it was 2004, during a production of “Footloose.”

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OWOSSO — The Owosso branch of the Shiawassee District Library will host Raymond Goodwin, who performs his one-man play, “A Tree on the Moon,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

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OVID — Happy birthday, Ovid! At 150 years old, you’re getting up there, but you still know how to throw a party.

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OWOSSO — The staff at the Shiawassee Arts Center (SAC) was hard at work Tuesday, unwrapping and hanging pieces of artwork, as the center prepares to unveil its latest exhibit — highlighting the work of five Michigan artists — which opens today.

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DURAND — Saginaw Street in downtown Durand was lined with vintage, custom and classic cars Saturday all vying for the top prize at the End of Summer Cruisin’ Car show.

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OWOSSO — Over 260 enthusiastic sponsors and guests attended the 12th-annual Camel Cup races March 23 to cheer on their favorite camel at D’Mar Banquet and Conference Center.

LAINGSBURG — The Laingsburg Community Singers, under the direction of Steven J. Easterling, will perform the program “Songs We Love to Sing” at 7 p.m. April 14 and 4 p.m. April 15.

DURAND — The third-annual Durand Railroad Days Rib Burn will take place May 19 in the parking lot near the water tower between Main and Clinton streets in downtown Durand.

OWOSSO — The Owosso Community Players recently set up a scholarship fund for youth who need financial support to attend OCP workshops, thanks to a donation from the estate of Becky Scherer, who lost her battle to cancer in June 2016.

CORUNNA — The public is invited to support the Shiawassee County Friends of the Fair’s inaugural Food, Family and Fair.

OWOSSO — The idea behind the new Shiawassee Mobile ARTS for Seniors (SMARTS) program is to help seniors meet new friends, express their creativity and get involved in the community.

DURAND — The Durand Memorial branch of the Shiawassee District Library is hosting a craft day and a family movie for children and families.

OWOSSO — Applications are now available for eligible women or girls seeking the title of Miss Curwood Festival or Curwood Princess 2018.

The Corunna/Caledonia Branch of the Community District Library is joining the Friends of the Library group to raise funds to replace the carpeting in the building. The library is offering the community an opportunity to join the effort by making a donation. All businesses and individuals don…

Children from Congregational Child Development Center in Owosso are shown singing Christmas carols for employees at The Argus-Press, including Becky Wotring, far right, Wednesday morning.

The Owosso Emerson Elementary School students and staff collected more than 260 toys for the Marine Toys for Tots campaign. There were class challenges and second-grade concertgoer donations that helped make a donation to the campaign. Seen here, front, are members of the Emerson Student Cou…

DURAND — December viewing hours for the decorated Durand Union Station and Michigan Railroad History Museum, 200 Railroad St,. have been announced.

CORUNNA — The branches of the Community District Library have the following events scheduled for the remainder of December.

PERRY — A breakfast buffet at the Perry Sons of AmVets, Squadron 4064, will be serving its popular breakfast buffet 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the post, 601 N. Main St.

CORUNNA — There was plenty to “ooh and aah” about Saturday at the 31st Country Christmas at the Courthouse.

OWOSSO — Virginia Gastin has a special reason to feel grateful this Thanksgiving.

Laingsburg Elementary School fourth-grader Savannah Leitch is seen walking in an all-school Halloween parade Tuesday afternoon.

Corson Benjamin, 11/2, is seen playing games Tuesday at a Halloween party at the community center in Corunna. Children and parents, dressed in costumes, played various games, and won prizes and candy.

PERRY — Perry Sons of AmVets, Squadron 4064, will be serving its popular breakfast buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Post, 601 N. Main St.

BYRON — The 96th annual Byron alumni banquet takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Byron Elementary School gym.

OWOSSO — Anna Owens knows the subject matter of the Owosso Community Players’ latest production, “Rabbit Hole,” will challenge audiences. The Pultizer Prize-winning drama, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, deals with the way a family copes with the untimely death of a child.

CORUNNA — After nearly a decade of creating horror at his home on M-52, north of Oakley, Theron Nielsen is moving his “Garage of Terror” to the old commercial building in McCurdy Park.

OWOSSO — For two years, David Vaughn pondered what to do with a 30-foot elm tree stump in his front yard.

DURAND — A chance encounter on a train between a young woman who pours her heart out about love gone wrong and an elderly woman with a story that might help is the premise of Durand author Elizabeth Wehman’s latest novel, “Just a Train Ride.”

OWOSSO — The assistant band director at Owosso High School has created the first-ever concert band arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Fantasia in C.”

State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, center, was honored as 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Library Association (MLA). Grand Ledge Library Director Lise Mitchell, Grand Ledge Library Board President Joan Kane and members of the Grand Ledge library board presented the award to Jo…

OWOSSO — Local entrants in the ninth annual ArtPrize contest in Grand Rapids found inspiration for their artwork from a wide variety of sources; including war in the Middle East, waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula and a quest for self-understanding at a challenging period in life.

OWOSSO — The Fall Respite Volunteer Purse Party Bingo will be Oct. 19 at the Owosso Knights of Columbus Hall, 1259 E. Main St. in Caledonia Township.

SUMMER READERSThe library carnival at the Owosso branch of the Shiawassee District Library took place Aug. 19 with games and prizes, a cake walk and a bounce house. Reeves Wheel Alignment provided a popcorn machine and popcorn for kids. Seen here are some of the children who completed the su…

OWOSSO — The Owosso Mainstreet/DDA and Shiawassee County Convention & Visitors Bureau are hosting the annual ArtWalk Owosso from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown.