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OWOSSO — A portion of the roof of a building on South Elm Street that once housed a portion of the Owosso Casket Company apparently collapsed Monday morning and city officials are currently evaluating the structure to determine whether it is safe enough to remain standing.

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OWOSSO — It was 25 years ago that Looks Unlimited first opened its doors at 404 N. Washington St., and on Wednesday clients were streaming through the hair, tanning and nail salon’s door and the phone was ringing and ringing.

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OWOSSO — Rick and Nicole Reyna nearly left the restaurant industry altogether because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the opportunity to revive a longtime Owosso watering hole seemed too good to pass up.

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BENNINGTON TWP. — Holly Guild, the new executive director of the Shiawassee Humane Society, brings a lot of experience in the animal welfare field to her new position.

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ST. JOHNS — Journey Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors announced this past week that it has appointed Jeffrey Kusler as JFCU’s new CEO after a four-month interim period.

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OWOSSO — As shoppers at the new baby and children’s clothing store in downtown Owosso can attest, pairs of baby socks go for a quarter, baby hats for 50 cents and onesies for $1.49 or less.

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CORUNNA — Xpress-O Coffee Co., 325 N. Shiawassee St., celebrated its official opening Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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LAINGSBURG — Laingsburg’s Downtown Development Authority joined the city’s Planning Commission Monday in unanimously recommending the city council conduct a public hearing before reopening the application period for its available marijuana retail license.

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DURAND — As a teenager, Mistee Burns was taught how to sew by her mother, who was taught how to sew by her own mother, who was taught how to sew by…well, you get the idea.

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CHESANING — Visitors 21 and over will soon be allowed to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages on designated sidewalks and other areas throughout downtown Chesaning, thanks to a new “social district” unanimously approved by the village council.

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CORUNNA — Truck driver Ed Siemaszko III has covered 2 million miles during his 17 years at Davis Cartage, with no “lost time” accidents to mar his outstanding safety record.

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BENNINGTON TWP. — A new business venture is taking root at Fortitude Farms and Events.

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CORUNNA — Elite Early Learning Center, formerly located in Owosso, is settling in to its new, more spacious home in Corunna — and owner/director Kendra Nichols couldn’t be more pleased with how things are going.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — GST Michigan Works distributes state and federal training funds to local employers annually and this year was no exception, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OWOSSO — The executive director of Owosso Main Street and Downtown Development Authority has submitted his resignation.

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OWOSSO — After closing for 16 months due to the pandemic, the award-winning restaurant Lula’s Louisiana Cookhouse and its sister lounge Lily Pearl’s will start serving customers again on Friday.

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CORUNNA — The Corunna City Police Department is investigating several break-ins at storage unit facilities on M-21 and M-71.

OWOSSO — The “master” of the Downtown Owosso Farmers Market is taking her last bow this season after 11 years of continued growth.

The “Sandwich Generation”—adults caring for aging parents as well as children—faces several stressful challenges that come from trying to juggle everyone’s needs. One of those top stressors: finances, such as how to cover education and health care costs and still save enough for retirement. …

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OWOSSO — Zac DeGood, owner of Bea’s Bakery at 309 N. Washington St., couldn’t have known what lay ahead when he left the store Wednesday afternoon to pick up supplies at Home Depot. He was shocked when he returned and opened the front door to find his popular doughnut shop — formerly Lance’s…

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ELSIE — Fitting with the dairy farms surrounding it, a new restaurant/bar’s name is The Tipsy Cow Bar and Grille and its motto, “A place like no udder.”

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OWOSSO — The public is invited to an upcoming ribbon-cutting event to celebrate several new renovations at Oliver Woods Assisted Living and Memory Care.

VENICE TWP. — A number of Venice Township residents are voicing their opposition to future solar developments in the area, calling upon the Shiawassee County Planning Commission to thoroughly review and revise its existing zoning ordinance regulating solar projects.

HAZELTON TWP. — A local businessman’s campaign to stop a second solar farm from going up in the township appears to have succeeded, with township officials recently imposing a year-long moratorium on any new solar farms.

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LAINGSBURG — The Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership’s annual meeting was originally slated to be held at Laingsburg’s new amphitheater in McClintock Park Wednesday, but inclement weather prompted a change in plans.

CALEDONIA TWP. — Here’s the main reason Cody Romanczuk opened a small engine repair business, at 1500 Corunna Ave.: family.

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PERRY — Signature Auto Group co-owners Joe and daughter Angie Falzon recently were honored by Ford Motor Company for operating a dealership in Perry for 25 years.

CORUNNA — Dianna Weller, a coffee fan and one-time retail manager who always wanted to own her own business, is about to make her dream come true with Xpress-O Coffee Co.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced Michele Partain, a housekeeping aide at The Meadows, as its June Employee of the Month.

ST. JOHNS — State Rep. Graham Filler, R-DeWitt, and Rep. Luke Meerman, R-Coopersville, recently toured AgroLiquid to learn more about the company and the fertilizer industry.The family business manufactures and distributes plant nutrition products around the world and hosts visitors at its I…

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DURAND — The theme of the Greater Durand Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner this year was “finally.”

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners Thursday unanimously approved a rezoning request from the owners of Owosso Speedway, allowing the track to host a wider variety of events beyond racing.

CORUNNA — A rezoning request that would allow Owosso Speedway to host a wider variety of events beyond racing was unanimously advanced by the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners Wednesday and will go before the board for final approval during tonight’s meeting.

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MIDDLEBURY TWP. — Saturday’s races at Owosso Speedway were canceled due to inclement weather, and for track owners Ken and Gerry Williams, that means lost revenue.

OWOSSO — The Shiawassee Community Foundation has awarded 22 grants to various nonprofits through different endowments, including the Shiawassee Youth Advisory W.K. Kellogg Fund, and the COVID-19 Community Cares Fund.

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LAINGSBURG — The Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner and awards ceremony Thursday at Bear Creek Farm to honor Shiawassee County’s business owners and community leaders who persevered during a difficult 2020.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced Elle Rowlison, office coordinator at Memorial Healthcare Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, as its May employee of the month.

LANSING — Despite “help wanted” signs showing up in many businesses’ windows in recent weeks, the unemployment rate for Shiawassee County ticked upward in April.

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OWOSSO — Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce President Greg Klapko, who announced earlier this month he plans to step down after less than a year with the group, now says he plans to become an Owosso High School teacher.

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OWOSSO — Tuesday afternoon in the city, the place to be was undoubtedly the new location of Angel’s Hands, at 110 N. Saginaw St., where a grand opening celebration drew dozens of guests.

LAINGSBURG — Inspired by a pass-it-forward meal program in another state, a group of Laingsburg residents have formed Money 4 Meals — a similar program that enables community members in need to enjoy meals at local restaurants.

OVID — Edward J. Arthur, of Ovid, a representative for Modern Woodmen of America, is one of a small percentage of financial representatives worldwide to achieve membership in the Million Dollar Round Table this year.

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SHIAWASSEE TWP. — In the early morning hours of May 5, Dennis Dohr received an alarming phone call — his business, Dohr’s Truck and Tractor Repair, was ablaze.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Greg Klapko, who was named president and CEO of the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce in October 2020, has announced he is resigning the post July 2.

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CORUNNA — A rezoning request to accommodate a new Wheeler Trucking facility in Hazelton Township was advanced by the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners Wednesday and will go before the board for final approval during tonight’s meeting.

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OWOSSO — The winners of a photo contest for a 2021-22 Durand community calendar have been selected.

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DURAND — Former Greater Durand Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathy Olund died Monday, according to an obituary provided by family.