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OWOSSO — The Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts Wednesday was announced as the 2020 Innovation Award recipient by the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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OWOSSO — City officials have asked the new owner of the Matthews Building, 300 W. Main St., to “show substantial progress on securing the building within 30 days,” and owner Hager Development has agreed.

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OWOSSO — An item appearing on the agenda for tonight’s Owosso City Council meeting calls for setting a public hearing on a draft ordinance allowing recreational marijuana facilities in the city.

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CORUNNA — Julianne Ackerson was preparing for a meeting inside her office at the Corunna branch of LAFCU Thursday when, suddenly, Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Jeff Deason — along with a number of his Chamber colleagues — entered the building’s lobby.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare invites people to a career fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 29 in the auditorium, at 826 W. King St.

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OWOSSO — Representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau will be at the Shiawassee District Library locations in Owosso and Durand this month to find workers to assist with the Census.

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OWOSSO — Shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, Brent Singer walked into The Armory, en route to a monthly meeting with his fellow Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

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OWOSSO — Ellen Lynch, executive director of the Voices for Children Advocacy Center, shed tears when she realized the center was receiving the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual Heart of Shiawassee Award.

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LAINGSBURG — City officials have scheduled a public hearing to gather input regarding a proposed amendment to the city’s commercial marijuana establishments ordinance that would allow for microbusinesses.

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OWOSSO — The Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce revealed Tom Cook, of Owosso, as its 2020 Community Champion Award recipient during a surprise ceremony Wednesday afternoon at D’Mar Banquet and Conference Center.

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CORUNNA — The protracted legal battle between the city of Perry and Mosher’s Trucking appears to be over, after attorneys representing both parties announced a resolution Monday in 35th Circuit Court.

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LAINGSBURG — With direction from the city’s planning commission, the Laingsburg City Council voted unanimously Monday to amend the city’s zoning ordinance to include regulations for medical and recreational marijuana businesses.

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LAINGSBURG — With direction from the city’s planning commission, the Laingsburg City Council voted unanimously Monday to amend the city’s zoning ordinance to include regulations for medical and recreational marijuana businesses.

CORUNNA — A local man was arraigned on four felony counts Thursday in 66th District Court after allegedly robbing AutoZone Tuesday evening with a BB gun.

CALEDONIA TWP. — Police arrested a man Tuesday shortly after he allegedly robbed the AutoZone store with a BB gun, according to Michigan State Police Lt. Dave Kaiser.

CORUNNA — The city is revising its Commercial Redevelopment Tax Incentive, expanding the qualifications to allow developers looking to invest more than $1 million into properties outside of the DDA district the ability to earn a property tax abatement for up to 10 years.

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OWOSSO — Cindy Schluckebier was announced as the 2020 ATHENA Award recipient at a surprise ceremony Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Healthcare.

OWOSSO — The Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce Thursday announced it has received a $150,000 grant from Consumers Energy that will be used to turn the Owosso Middle School building into a residential and professional community for up to 30 artists.

The dozens of heroes who participated in Thursday’s Shop With a Hero event at Meijer and Caledonia pose for a group photo.

CALEDONIA TWP. — Dyllan Smith and his sister Nevaeh Smith both want to be police officers when they grow up, but for different reasons.

CORUNNA — After two years of effort that spanned multiple Realtors and several interested parties, the city of Corunna has finally found a purchaser for the vacant Pleasant View site, 729 S. Norton St.

CORUNNA — The owner of M-21 Towing and Recovery was sentenced to 30 days in jail Tuesday by 66th District Court Judge Ward Clarkson for a misdemeanor charge of larceny by false pretenses ($200-$1,000).

LAINGSBURG — Following a brief public hearing Monday in which only two local residents spoke — both in support of recreational businesses — the city council voted 6-0 to establish an ordinance to allow recreational marijuana facilities.

LAINGSBURG — City officials now have a better understanding of how people view their community from the outside, thanks to Michigan State University Extension’s First Impressions Tourism Assessment (FIT) program.

CORUNNA — The city is moving forward with an estimated $600,000 project to resurface a 1,700-foot portion of Parmenter Road to bring the road up to major street standards, according to City Manager Joe Sawyer.

OWOSSO — The Owosso area Edward Jones financial advisers have joined together to support the Toys for Tots program by using their offices as drop-off locations for this year’s drive.

PERRY — When Amy Buck left her job as a bus driver/teaching assistant for the Perry Head Start program in 2018 to open a diner in downtown, she felt she still needed kids in her life.

Kari Carnell, left, has been named November Employee of the Month for Corunna Public Schools. She was honored during the Monday Board of Education meeting at Corunna High School. Carnell was hired in September of 2010 as a physical education teacher at Corunna Middle School. “I am so honored…

With help from the community, Journey FCU’s hat, coat and gloves drive collected more than 200 gently used or new coats and several hats and gloves. With funds from the Journey team, Walmart purchased more than 135 new hats and gloves for children in need. The hats, coats and gloves were dis…

LANSING — A New Lothrop woman has been charged with felony embezzlement in Ingham County for allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from her former employer.

SHIAWASSEE AREA — In November 2018, voters in Michigan opted to legalize recreational marijuana — approximately 52 percent of voters in Shiawassee County expressed support for the measure.

CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Board’s Committee of the Whole Wednesday advanced a motion to approve a decommissioning agreement with Assembly Solar to ensure the county will not bear the costs of returning land to its original state in the event the solar farm fails.

OWOSSO — Four medical marijuana provisioning centers are in the process of setting up businesses in the city following their selection in a June 13 lottery drawing.

OWOSSO — Dozens of area residents took part in a job fair Tuesday and Wednesday at The Armory as Phoenix, Arizona-based McCarthy Building Companies sought workers to help construct a new solar farm planned in Hazelton and Venice townships.

Art Van Furniture this week honored Corky Adams, left, as an inspirational hero who makes the community a better place through kindness and courage. Manager Kevin King presented Adams with a $1,000 gift certificate. Adams also is entered into a drawing for a $5,000 home makeover. “It’s very …

OWOSSO — State officials say two monitoring wells located on the vacant site of the former Partz Corporation tested positive for elevated levels of PFAS in September and that could potentially lead to contamination of the Shiawassee River.

OWOSSO — If you’re doing a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life: For Leslie Bruckman, the words couldn’t ring more true.

OWOSSO — Superheroes, dinosaurs, princesses and witches were among the many fantastic characters roaming the streets Saturday as the city hosted its annual downtown trick-or-treat.

OWOSSO — Aura Investigations, a Michigan-based paranormal investigation team, explored the historic Armory under the light of the Oct. 13 full moon.

OWOSSO — Work is underway at the Town Tub car wash at the corner of M-21 and M-52 that will convert the existing car wash into offices and a restaurant.

Cindy Richmond, left, has been named October Employee of the Month for Corunna Public Schools. Richmond was honored during the Monday Board of Education meeting at Corunna High School. Richmond was hired in 1998. She is a first-grade teacher at Elsa Meyer Elementary. “My favorite days would …

CORUNNA — In an effort to draw more attention toward vacant infrastructure in the city, the Corunna City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 7 to expand the city’s adaptive reuse ordinance to include residential properties.

CHESANING — This week the Chesaning Board of Education recognized the October Employee of the Month, Gloria Sedlar.

OWOSSO — The Osburn Lakes Residential Site Condominium Association has filed suit in 35th Circuit Court to prevent a contractor from finishing nine new homes in the subdivision because association members believe the new buildings will drive down their property values.