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OWOSSO — When Taylor Snider graduated from Perry High School in the spring, she received a high school diploma and an associate’s degree in business administration from Baker College of Owosso at the same time.

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BYRON — Byron Area Schools voters have once again renewed the district’s sinking fund, by a vote of 485-356, which will allow for continued repairs and upgrades to the district’s existing infrastructure.

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CHESANING — A sinking fund proposal intended to maintain Chesaning Union Schools’ existing infrastructure, as well as provide additional upgrades throughout the district, was narrowly defeated Tuesday, 591-500.

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LANSING – The Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) – a school that promotes the integration of adults with disabilities into the workplace and society by providing vocational training – hosted a graduation ceremony for 172 students from across the state July 19.

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ALLENDALE — More than 3,200 Grand Valley State University students participated in commencement ceremonies this past April at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

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OWOSSO — Taylor Snider, of Owosso, received her associate’s degree in business management from Baker College of Owosso as part of the college’s Early Middle College (EMC) Program this spring.

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EAST LANSING — Chloe Wilson, of Durand, graduated from Michigan State University in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and interdisciplinary studies.

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EAST LANSING — Grace Rice, of Owosso, graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management in May 2019.

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EAST LANSING — Garet Rice, of Owosso, received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University in May 2019.

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BIG RAPIDS — More than 2,000 students completed the requirements for certificates, associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees at Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design during the semester that ended in May 2019.

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WILLIAMSTON — Jonmarc Johnson, of Perry, was one of the four apprentices Bekum America Corporation signed to its apprenticeship program at a recent signing ceremony.

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OWOSSO — A back-to-school Bingo night will take place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Owosso branch of the Shiawassee District Library.

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DURAND — On Oct. 26, 2010, a U.S. Air Force B-52 taking off from Guam experienced a catastrophic failure of one of the aircraft’s eight engines, and the flight crew worked quickly to land the plane safely.

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CHESANING — In a special election Aug. 6, the Chesaning Union School District is asking voters to consider a 0.75-mill sinking fund, which would help the district pay for necessary upgrades to existing infrastructure.

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BIG RAPIDS — University officials announced 4,181 students received academic honors for the semester that ended in May 2019 at Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design.

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GREENVILLE, South Carolina — Derek Eilert, of Morrice, and Cassandra Steele, of Corunna, graduated from Bob Jones University May 3.

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KENOSHA, WI — Makenzie Cool, of Byron, graduated from Carthage College on May 26, 2019. The formal send-off was held in the Field House of the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center.

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ALMA — Taylor Busse, of Perry, received a bachelor of science degree in integrative physiology and health science in April 2019.

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SAGINAW — Tyler Sadilek, of Chesaning, recently traveled to rural Appalachia to volunteer at a free health care clinic organized by The Health Wagon and Remote Area Medical nonprofit.

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CORUNNA — Juddville United Methodist Church is offering three agricultural scholarships for Shiawassee County. Applicants must be in 4-H or FFA. Applications can be picked up at the extension office or Juddville United Church office.

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CORUNNA — Alaina Fisher of Corunna has earned a $1,000 educational scholarship from Chapter #1970 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Fisher is in her final year of a Masters Degree program in Speech Language Pathology at Central Michigan University.

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Patrick Buning of Laingsburg recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

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OWOSSO — The Zonta Club of Owosso presented Carolyn Fairchild with a scholarship during its June meeting. Fairchild is a recent graduate of Durand High School, and will attend Michigan Tech University this fall.

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ROCHESTER, NY — Alexandra Greenfelder of Chesaning was named to the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2019 Spring Semester. Greenfelder is in the furniture design program.

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GETTYSBURG, PA — Lindsay Waller of Perry has been named to the Gettysburg College dean’s honor list for the Spring 2019 semester.

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CORUNNA — The Corunna high school class of 2009 will hold its ten year class reunion July 20 at Rivals Taphouse and Grill.

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OWOSSO — A staged extrication took place in the parking lot of Baker College of Owosso as a part of a training exercise that included the Owosso Fire Department and students from the Shiawassee RESD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Countywide Health Science Academy II program.

KENOSHA, WI — Makenzie Cool, of Byron, graduated from Carthage College on May 26, 2019. The formal send-off was held in the Field House of the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center.

ALMA — Taylor Busse, of Perry, received a bachelor of science degree in integrative physiology and health science in April 2019.

SAGINAW — Tyler Sadilek, of Chesaning, recently traveled to rural Appalachia to volunteer at a free health care clinic organized by The Health Wagon and Remote Area Medical nonprofit.

CORUNNA — Juddville United Methodist Church is offering three agricultural scholarships for Shiawassee County. Applicants must be in 4-H or FFA. Applications can be picked up at the extension office or Juddville United Church office.

CORUNNA — Alaina Fisher of Corunna has earned a $1,000 educational scholarship from Chapter #1970 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Fisher is in her final year of a Masters Degree program in Speech Language Pathology at Central Michigan University.

BIG RAPIDS — Matthew Moffit, of Owosso, received his bachelors degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University May 11.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Patrick Buning of Laingsburg recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

OWOSSO — The Zonta Club of Owosso presented Carolyn Fairchild with a scholarship during its June meeting. Fairchild is a recent graduate of Durand High School, and will attend Michigan Tech University this fall.

ROCHESTER, NY — Alexandra Greenfelder of Chesaning was named to the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2019 Spring Semester. Greenfelder is in the furniture design program.

GETTYSBURG, PA — Lindsay Waller of Perry has been named to the Gettysburg College dean’s honor list for the Spring 2019 semester.

CORUNNA — The Corunna high school class of 2009 will hold its ten year class reunion July 20 at Rivals Taphouse and Grill.

OWOSSO — A staged extrication took place in the parking lot of Baker College of Owosso as a part of a training exercise that included the Owosso Fire Department and students from the Shiawassee RESD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Countywide Health Science Academy II program.

PHOENIX, Arizona — Kirstin Pellizzaro, 31, daughter of Patrick and Catherine Pellizzaro of Owosso, has graduated with a doctorate in philosophy from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

EAST LANSING — Kyle E. Forbush, of Corunna, graduated May 5 from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in biosystems engineering, with honor.

SHIAWASSEE TWP. — Area children were in the driver’s seat Friday night, stepping behind the wheel of fire trucks, police cruisers — even a cement mixer — as part of the annual Touch-A-Truck event at the county fairgrounds.

OWOSSO — Students in the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District’s Health Science Academy II program recently completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program.

The Corunna Public Schools Education Foundation recently awarded Corunna graduating seniors with 56 scholarships totaling $77,550 at the group’s annual Senior Honors Night. Here, William Strauch, left, receives a scholarship from members of the Foundation Board of Trustees, Sally Labadie and…

PERRY TWP. — The township board approved an ordinance June 5 to “prohibit the establishment of marihuana facilities establishments within the boundaries of Perry Township,” but that may not be the final word on the topic.

Lisa Louch, right, has been named June Employee of the Month for Corunna Public Schools. She was honored during Monday’s board of education meeting at Corunna High School. Louch is a bus driver. She was hired as a regular driver in September 2011. She was a substitute driver before that. Lou…

The Shiawassee Humane Society and the Shiawassee Hunger Network both received items and donations from Shiawassee County students who were enrolled in the 2018-19 Shiawassee RESD Career and Technical Education Countywide programs. The students hosted a volleyball tournament and accepted item…

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman Noah T. Clayton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

The Dorman Art Gallery in Elsie recently hosted a class featuring artist Gabby Puente, who tough spray paint art. Participants learned the basics of the form of street art and then individualized their creations.

The Elsie Lions Club is supporting Ovid-Elsie High School’s WOES summer radio program with a $200 donation. Seen here are WOES Director Kevin Somers, left, and Lion Robert Wooley.

LAINGSBURG — Grace Buchholz and Caleb Fisher of Laingsburg are the 2019 recipients of the John Philip Sousa Award, according to LHS Director of Bands Thomas Cousineau.

LANSING — LAFCU has awarded $5,000 in scholarships to two college-bound high school seniors through the credit union’s 2019 Write to Educate Essay Contest.

OLIVET — Eighty-eight of Olivet College’s highest achieving students have been named to the 2019 spring president’s list.

OLIVET — A total of 277 students have been named to the Olivet College 2019 spring semester dean’s list.

William Wilkinson, a 1977 Owosso High School alumnus recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a master’s degree in History.

OWOSSO — Pathways Adult Education announced this week that six students completed their general equivalency diploma in May.