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OWOSSO TWP. — National Composites Chief Operating Officer and co-owner Adam Fenton is applying the discipline, time-management skills and determination culled from his earlier athletic successes to drive massive growth in the composite industry.

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LAINGSBURG — Following a recommendation from the city’s planning commission, the Laingsburg City Council has approved a petition for special land use, site plan amendment and license application for a marijuana retail storefront at 120 W. Grand River Road.

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OWOSSO — Josh’s Frogs, a nationally known animal breeding company, has been granted a rezoning that will allow the business to expand into a vacant church building.

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OWOSSO — Starting Saturday, Indian Trails will restart most of its daily scheduled bus service, which includes routes throughout Michigan, and into Chicago, Milwaukee and Duluth, along with reduced connections with the Greyhound and Amtrak national transportation networks.

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OWOSSO — As a business owner, Hollie Drake has experienced her fair share of challenges amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the period has also allowed her the opportunity to focus on her true passion — health and wellness coaching.

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OWOSSO — The Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce and Owosso Main Street/DDA are offering free safety posters, digital graphics and social distancing floor stickers to area businesses as part of a new marketing campaign — Shiawassee Safe.

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OWOSSO — In a bid to reduce the suicide rate among veterans, local U.S. Marine Corps veteran Gerald Alcorn and a partner are marketing a brand of beef jerky, with proceeds benefiting veterans programs and suicide prevention.

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DURAND — HQ Fun Bunker, a small family-oriented business, is partnering with Lake Trust Credit Union in a crowdfunding campaign to help other small businesses statewide to minimize the financial effects the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CORUNNA — Area businesses looking to become more energy efficient now have an additional financial tool at their disposal after the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to establish the voluntary Property Assessed Clean Energy program (PACE) in the county.

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LANSING — Area small businesses and nonprofits working to recover from the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 virus can now apply for grants through the Michigan Small Business Restart Program, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday.

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LAINGSBURG — A proposed marijuana development in the city has altered its business model and subsequent license application, citing concerns over potential odor violations.

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OWOSSO — Josh’s Frogs began as a hobby in an apartment, later moved to an office building on Corunna Avenue and in 2013 moved again into a 37,000-square foot, five-story building behind McDonald’s.

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OWOSSO — Cole and Nikki Nixon were this year’s raffle drawing winners of a new Crest Marine pontoon boat; the couple were announced as the winners June 30.

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CORUNNA — Karl Manke, the Owosso barber who reopened despite Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s shutdown orders, pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges Monday at his arraignment in 66th District Court.

OWOSSO — The announcement that the Owosso J.C. Penney — the only department store in Shiawassee County — is closing its doors for good has residents and community leaders expressing sadness as well as hope that the change will lead to new opportunities to improve the downtown area.

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OWOSSO — Retailer J.C. Penney announced Monday it will be permanently closing its Owosso location, along with six other stores in Michigan, as part of the company’s bankruptcy restructuring.

OWOSSO — For many years, under previous ownership, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens charged more than $500 to install bronze grave markers provided by the federal government for free to deceased U.S. military veterans, but now installations are being done at no cost.

OWOSSO — On Aug. 21, 1992, Ron DeHaas received difficult news that would forever change his life — his wife and two young children had been killed when a tanker truck filled with kerosene rear-ended the family’s vehicle at highway speed as traffic slowed for a different crash on the opposite…

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OWOSSO — According to state officials, the summary suspension of barber Karl Manke’s personal and business licenses has been lifted pending a hearing in July — which still could result in penalties against him.

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OWOSSO — When La Bella Salon and Spa owners Adam and Trish Bronson found out Michigan barbers and salons would be allowed to reopen Monday — after months of being shut down by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders — they said their phones immediately started ringing.

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OWOSSO — A public hearing on a request for a city tax abatement for the decrepit Matthews Building has been rescheduled for later this summer because the applicant didn’t show up for Monday’s hearing.

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Jack Sheldon is the grand-prize winner in the annual Argus-Press Bunny with the Money contest. Sheldon, who registered at Mancino’s Pizza and Grinders in Caledonia Township, won a plush bunny and a cash prize of $100. A total of 30 businesses in Shiawassee County and surrounding areas partic…

CORUNNA — Jason and Kristie Yerian, the new owners of Super Cone ice cream shop, have three children who attend Corunna schools.

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LANSING — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office Monday said it is considering further action following a state Supreme Court decision blocking enforcement of a restraining order against Owosso barber Karl Manke.

LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court Friday threw out an appeals court decision that would have closed Karl Manke’s Owosso barbershop and remanded the case back to the lower court for a full hearing.

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OWOSSO TWP. — Married couple Brandon and Melissa Lepior hope people will stop by their new store, starting this weekend, for fresh produce, Michigan products and other items intended to spark a sense of nostalgia.

OWOSSO — The owner of the Matthews Building, 300 W. Main St., soon will be arraigned on a misdemeanor code violation for failing to make the dilapidated building safe.

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OWOSSO — State officials Tuesday filed motions in 35th Circuit Court seeking to hold barber Karl Manke in contempt of court — and fine him — for continuing to cut hair and not complying with court orders to close.

OWOSSO — Owosso City Hall and the Public Safety Department will reopen June 8 after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted the state’s stay-at-home order Monday.

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LAINGSBURG — While running an online women’s boutique for more than four years, Jessica Sivertsen always envisioned having her own storefront.

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Argus-Press Photo/Daniel R. Basso Owosso barber Karl Manke stands as attorney David Kallman speaks during a press conference Saturday afternoon at Manke's shop.

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Argus-Press Photo/Daniel R. Basso Owosso barber Karl Manke, left, stands with attorney David Kallman during a press conference Saturday afternoon at Manke's shop.

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Argus-Press Photo/Daniel R. Basso Owosso barber Karl Manke stands as attorney David Kallman speaks during a press conference Saturday afternoon at Manke's shop.

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Argus-Press Photo/Daniel R. BassoOwosso barber Karl Manke, left, stands with attorney David Kallman during a press conference Saturday afternoon at Manke’s shop.

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Argus-Press Photo/Daniel R. Basso Owosso barber Karl Manke, left, stands with attorney David Kallman during a press conference Saturday afternoon at Manke's shop.

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Argus-Press Photo/Daniel R. Basso Owosso barber Karl Manke speaks Saturday afternoon outside his barbershop.

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Argus-Press Photo/Daniel R. Basso Owosso barber Karl Manke speaks Saturday afternoon outside his barbershop.

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OWOSSO — In the face of mounting legal pressure by the state, Owosso barber Karl Manke is not backing down.

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OWOSSO — Following the direction of the Michigan Court of Appeals, 35th Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart Friday issued a preliminary injunction against Owosso barber Karl Manke — ordering the 77-year-old to immediately suspend all operations at his barbershop, 421 W. Main St.

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OWOSSO — Barber Karl Manke is still giving haircuts at his Owosso shop — and has refused to stop — even after an administrative judge upheld his license suspension and the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed an earlier decision by 35th Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart that allowed his shop…

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.

Argus-Press Photo/Josh Champlin Karl Manke is seen in this Monday photo at his press conference.

Argus-Press Photo/Josh Champlin Karl Manke is seen in this Monday photo at his press conference.

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.

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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Shattuck Specialty Advertising donated $350 that it raised from signs supporting front line workers to the Shiawassee County Essential Needs Fund, according to a press release.

Supporters of Karl Manke opening his barbershop back up gather in front of his shop in this Thursday photo. Manke has been open for several days in violation of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “stay home, stay safe” order that prohibits non-essential businesses from operating. Manke was given two ci…

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OWOSSO — The city council has approved a third round of emergency loans to local businesses financially squeezed by the statewide “stay safe, stay home” order.

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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.