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CHESANING — After being closed to the public for the longest time in the store’s 101-year history, Ed Rehmann & Sons of Chesaning is set to reopen to customers Tuesday morning.

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CORUNNA — Barber Karl Manke can go back to cutting hair, according to a ruling Thursday by 35th Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart, who again declined to issue a temporary restraining order requested by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that would have forced the barber t…

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OWOSSO — Owosso barber Karl Manke was joined for a press conference Monday by Dallas hair stylist Shelley Luther — who was jailed last month after she defied Texas officials and opened her shop — urging Michigan residents to open up their businesses in defiance of state orders, with Manke vo…

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OWOSSO — Owosso barber Karl Manke, whose license was suspended by the state because he refused to close his shop, will conduct a press conference this afternoon with a Texas hair stylist who also defied authorities to open her shop.

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CORUNNA — Attorneys for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services filed an appeal Thursday in 35th Circuit Court, asking Judge Matthew Stewart to reverse a previous ruling and issue a temporary restraining order forcing Karl Manke to close his barbershop.

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OWOSSO — The saga of Owosso barber Karl Manke continued Wednesday after his business and barber’s licenses were suspended by the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Agency.

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PERRY — Central Pharmacy has moved into more spacious quarters, opening its doors Monday in a large brick building at 150 S. Main St., the former location of PNC Bank.

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CORUNNA — The grand opening of a veterans housing facility at the old Pleasant View site, 729 S. Norton St., has been put on hold because funding to continue renovations at the 63,177-square-foot facility has dried up amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Area business owners gearing up to return to work once the shutdown lifts are receiving advice from the Shiawassee County Health Department on setting new safety rules for employees and customers before reopening their doors.

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LAINGSBURG — Following a recommendation from the city’s planning commission, the Laingsburg City Council has formally approved the special use permit and site plan for a marijuana microbusiness downtown.

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OWOSSO — According to an online survey conducted this past week by the Owosso Main Street organization, many area residents are ready to return to at least some routine commercial outlets — but even more want to be assured of their safety first.

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OWOSSO — City officials have approved more emergency loans for local businesses, citing the coronavirus outbreak and statewide “stay safe, stay home” order.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Area trucking companies have seen a range of impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, including loss of cargo, time-consuming health checks and delays in loading trailers.

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OWOSSO — Near the end of Monday’s virtual Owosso City Council meeting, council member Jerry Haber asked a question that wasn’t on the agenda, sparking an impromptu discussion among city officials about the impact of the state’s ongoing “stay home, stay safe” order on Owosso.

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OWOSSO — City officials have approved more emergency loans for local businesses, citing the coronavirus outbreak and statewide “stay safe, stay home” order.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Area trucking companies have seen a range of impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, including loss of cargo, time-consuming health checks and delays in loading trailers.

OWOSSO — Near the end of Monday’s virtual Owosso City Council meeting, council member Jerry Haber asked a question that wasn’t on the agenda, sparking an impromptu discussion among city officials about the impact of the state’s ongoing “stay home, stay safe” order on Owosso.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — With Jo-Lee’s Crosswinds Cafe closed, except for takeout, during the mandated statewide shutdown, co-owner Lee Ann French said she either could have sat at home and felt sorry for herself, or done something to help.

LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation Monday announced 23 businesses from eight area communities have won final approval for relief grants from the Michigan Strategic Fund to help them deal with fallout from the COVID-19 epidemic in the state — not a financial windfall, but…

Corunna Time for Flowers shop owner Theresa Pickler dressed as the Easter Bunny Saturday and stood along Shiawassee Street waving at passing vehicles in support of first-responders and other front-line health workers.

OWOSSO — With many local businesses struggling to survive during the state’s coronavirus “stay home” order, Owosso Main Street/Downtown Development Authority is using a pile of money it’s been holding onto for many years to help.

SHIAWASSEE AREA — Adaptive Technology Solutions (ATS) mission is to “bridge the gap between businesses and the technology they need to succeed.”

OWOSSO TWP. — Crest Marine is showing it cares about supporting the health care system during the coronavirus outbreak with a new initiative, #CrestCares.

SHIAWASSEE AREA — Local funeral homes say they’re adapting to the national coronavirus outbreak by limiting the number of people at services and cleaning facilities regularly — and some are considering using social media to “stream” services over the internet.

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Monday issued an executive order placing a temporary restriction on non-essential veterinary procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

OWOSSO TWP. — The Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency (SATA) has suspended bus service until April 13 in response to the statewide “stay home, stay safe” order issued Monday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

LANSING — To help residents receive unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of their last name.

LANSING – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Friday issued an executive order that pushes all April 2020 state and city income tax filing deadlines to July 2020, as a part of continued efforts to help Michiganders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SHIAWASSEE AREA — With the number of coronavirus cases beginning to grow in Michigan and Shiawassee County, Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Justin Horvath is gearing up his efforts to help businesses get the help they need to make it through the crisis.

OWOSSO — The Home Garden Business EXPO scheduled for April 18-19 has been postponed because of the nationwide COVID-19 crisis. 

OWOSSO TWP. — The Woodard Furniture Company plant on Delaney Road, temporarily shuttered because of coronavirus restrictions, was eerily quiet Wednesday — except for the upholstery department, where rows of sewing machines were clacking away.

OVID — Edward J. Arthur, of Ovid, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s President’s Club.

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved her request for a statewide Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration, opening the opportunity to small businesses to access low-interest loans from the SBA.

OWOSSO — J.C. Penney, 201 S. Washington St., closed its doors at 7 p.m. Wednesday and will not reopen until April 2.

OWOSSO — LAFCU branch lobbies will be open by appointment-only beginning today to help mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19, the credit union said in a press release.

OWOSSO — In response to the unprecedented steps taken locally and nationally to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Argus-Press has made the decision to reduce the number of pages it publishes daily until April, coinciding with the cancellation of local, collegiate and profession…

A look at the Cole family's hip-roof barn along Vernon Road, which suffered significant damage during the March, 14, 2019 tornado.

VERNON TWP. — Rodger Hathaway was working late on a project at Great Lakes Fabrication and Machining March 14, 2019, when he received a phone call from his wife to come home for dinner.

OWOSSO — Books and Beans owner Ben Frederick announced Saturday that “in the interest of public health and in recognition of ongoing event cancellations and little foot traffic, we have concluded that we must close the bookstore until further notice.”

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Area businesses and organizations are already starting to feel the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Government agencies and health facilities are leading Shiawassee County’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19) — implementing precautionary rules and monitoring situations as the infection makes its first appearances in Michigan with expectations it will spread.

DURAND — The Greater Durand Area Chamber of Commerce this week announced that Kent and Terry Edwards, and Ted and Becky Hamilton have been chosen as the 2020 Volunteers of the Year.

BYRON — A group of Byron residents have joined together to revive the village’s downtown and one way they hope to make that happen is by crafting a submission video for the HGTV “Home Town Takeover” contest.

OWOSSO — A multi-employer job fair is slated for noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at GSTMichigan Works!, 1975 W. M-21.

CORUNNA — Volunteers of America has a new look, and the staff at the nonprofit thrift store is inviting the community to come and check it out.

OWOSSO TWP. — A former motel near the intersection of Delaney Road and M-52 has been sold, and the new owners are planning to remodel the building and use the property for a used car dealership.

OWOSSO — On Tuesday, the city of Owosso issued 12 ordinance violation tickets after the Matthews Building owner failed to make any required repairs to the downtown structure within the required time period.