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LAINGSBURG — Laingsburg Community Schools will draw a little more than $482,000 from its savings to balance expenditures as part of a 2020-21 budget which officials say should maintain academic and extracurricular programming for students.

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ELSIE — Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will depend on existing staff to absorb open teaching positions, and draw more than $1.5 million from its savings to balance a 2020-21 budget that officials say is still very much in flux, given that the state Legislature has yet to pass its budget for the upc…

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PERRY — Perry Public Schools will draw $287,258 from its savings during the 2020-21 fiscal year to meet expenditures, a move Superintendent Lori Haven says will allow the district to maintain programming and staff.

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DURAND — Durand Area Schools will draw roughly $1.6 million from its general fund balance as part of a 2020-21 budget officials say will preserve academic programming and support services for students.

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CHESANING — Chesaning Union Schools announced it has laid off two teachers and consolidated its maintenance and transportation directors into one position as part of a 2020-21 budget officials say should preserve the bulk of academic and extracurricular programming for students.

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OWOSSO — When Shelly Ochodnicky joined the Owosso Public Schools Board of Education in 2011, the district was facing the potential of a $6-million budget deficit and the threat of a state takeover if drastic changes did not occur.

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SPRING ARBOR — Terri Buiwitt, of Corunna, recently graduated from Spring Arbor University with a bachelor of arts degree in family life education.

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EAST LANSING — Stephen Schlaack, of Owosso, graduated in May from Michigan State University, earning a master of business administration degree in supply chain management and logistics.

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LAINGSBURG — A number of cost savings accomplished by Laingsburg Community Schools during the 2019-20 budget year could help lessen the blow of expected cuts to state aid in 2020-21, Superintendent Matt Shastal indicated Wednesday.

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FLINT — Classes will resume in person, and apartment-style dormitories will re-open to student residents, at all Baker College campuses across Michigan for the new academic year, which begins Aug. 24.

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CORUNNA — Corunna Public Schools will draw more than $1.5-million from its general fund balance during the 2020-21 budget year to meet expenditures, a move that will cut the district’s savings to approximately 6.3 percent while maintaining operations, according to Superintendent John Fattal.

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NEW LOTHROP — School officials are looking for a new elementary school principal following the resignation of Michelle Barrett, who had held the title for the past six years.

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OLIVET — A total of 345 students have been named to the Olivet College 2020 spring semester dean’s list.

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OLIVET — A total of 134 students have been named to the Olivet College 2020 spring semester president’s list.

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STORM LAKE, Iowa — Buena Vista University has announced students who earned their degrees in spring 2020.

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STORM LAKE, Iowa — Buena Vista University congratulates more than 500 students who were named to the spring 2020 dean’s list.

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ALMA — Seven Alma College students — two juniors and five seniors — plus one alumna, have been selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, a scholastic honorary society.

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ALBION — Albion College recognizes recent graduates, recipients of academic awards, and dean’s list and Albion College Fellow honorees.

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Ross Jackson Kelly recently earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in engineering mechanics from Michigan State University.

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STORM LAKE, Iowa — Buena Vista University has announced Abigail Tillman from Durand was awarded the Mac Hornecker Artistic Enrichment Grant for Art Students.

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LAINGSBURG — Five $500 scholarships have been awarded from the BIG A (Jason E. Andersen) Memorial Scholarship Fund to two high school seniors at Laingsburg High School, and three seniors at Alpena High School.

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ALMA — Alma College has released the dean’s list for students who achieved outstanding academic performance during the 2020 winter term.

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GREENVILLE, South Carolina — Mikayla Steele, a junior biblical counseling major from Corunna, was among approximately 800 Bob Jones University students named to the spring 2020 president’s list.

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CORUNNA — Corunna High School’s Odyssey of the Mind team knew defending its first world title since 2004 was going to be difficult, but what the team didn’t expect is that it would have to do so virtually.

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MORRICE — It’s tough to get anything past teacher Chelsee Schram, so when her husband prompted her to change out of her pajamas and step outside on a weekday morning earlier this month, she was suspicious.

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LAINGSBURG — In the fall of 2017, the Laingsburg Community Schools Board of Education conducted a retreat for strategic planning, and it was during that session that board members discussed adding a new performing arts center and an auxiliary gym to the high school campus.

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OWOSSO — Construction at the Owosso High School campus under the district’s $45.5-million bond is underway again following nearly a two-month hiatus, but the delay has pushed back middle schoolers’ move to a new campus.

OLIVET — A total of 134 students have been named to the Olivet College 2020 spring semester president’s list.

STORM LAKE, Iowa — Buena Vista University has announced students who earned their degrees in spring 2020.

STORM LAKE, Iowa — Buena Vista University congratulates more than 500 students who were named to the spring 2020 dean’s list.

ALMA — Seven Alma College students — two juniors and five seniors — plus one alumna, have been selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, a scholastic honorary society.

In an effort to recognize this year’s graduating seniors, Owosso High School’s student government organization — in partnership with a number of OHS staff — used a portion of its funds to purchase commemorative signs. The 204 signs — each honoring a particular Owosso senior — were placed alo…

ALBION — Albion College recognizes recent graduates, recipients of academic awards, and dean’s list and Albion College Fellow honorees.

Ross Jackson Kelly recently earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in engineering mechanics from Michigan State University.

STORM LAKE, Iowa — Buena Vista University has announced Abigail Tillman from Durand was awarded the Mac Hornecker Artistic Enrichment Grant for Art Students.

LAINGSBURG — Five $500 scholarships have been awarded from the BIG A (Jason E. Andersen) Memorial Scholarship Fund to two high school seniors at Laingsburg High School, and three seniors at Alpena High School.

ALMA — Alma College has released the dean’s list for students who achieved outstanding academic performance during the 2020 winter term.

GREENVILLE, South Carolina — Mikayla Steele, a junior biblical counseling major from Corunna, was among approximately 800 Bob Jones University students named to the spring 2020 president’s list.

CORUNNA — Corunna High School’s Odyssey of the Mind team knew defending its first world title since 2004 was going to be difficult, but what the team didn’t expect is that it would have to do so virtually.

MORRICE — It’s tough to get anything past teacher Chelsee Schram, so when her husband prompted her to change out of her pajamas and step outside on a weekday morning earlier this month, she was suspicious.

LAINGSBURG — In the fall of 2017, the Laingsburg Community Schools Board of Education conducted a retreat for strategic planning, and it was during that session that board members discussed adding a new performing arts center and an auxiliary gym to the high school campus.

OWOSSO — Construction at the Owosso High School campus under the district’s $45.5-million bond is underway again following nearly a two-month hiatus, but the delay has pushed back middle schoolers’ move to a new campus.

ALMA — The Model United Nations student group at Alma College was poised for a big showing at the National Model U.N. Conference in New York City this year, following a successful performance at the regional conference in February.

Corunna school staff served 2,558 meals in a single day this week. Staff celebrated “School Lunch Hero Day” with superhero shirts and face masks. Corunna Public Schools’ Food Service Staff food distribution is every Wednesday for anyone 18 years and younger.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — With libraries across Shiawassee County closed during the coronavirus pandemic, readers can still get their literary fix through e-books and other internet offerings.

LANSING — Nearly 7,000 area students who qualify for free or reduced lunches soon will be receiving Bridge cards from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services providing hundreds of dollars in food aid.

OWOSSO — The Owosso Public Schools Board of Education Monday unanimously approved a $493,406 bid from LA Construction for various infrastructural improvements across the district, including sealing and re-striping multiple district parking lots, and storm drainage improvements at Emerson Ele…

OWOSSO — For Michele Betts, the toughest thing about delivering breakfast and lunch packages to the homes of Owosso students is not being able to express her affection for them.

HAZELTON TWP. — The Juddville United Methodist Church is offering three agricultural scholarships for Shiawassee County student taking part in 4-H or FFA.

SHIAWASSEE AREA — On Thursday evening, Corunna Public Schools first-grade teacher Rebecca TerMeer joined several of her students for a virtual meeting using Zoom, and while topics included such things as students’ pets and assignments they were working on, TerMeer was struck by something ent…

A scholarship for a financially disadvantaged out-of-state student enrolled in Purdue University’s engineering technology teacher education program has been named in honor of Mabel A. (Tribfelner) Sutliff, a former resident of Chapin Township.

LANSING — In response to continued disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, State Rep. Ben Frederick Thursday announced a team of professionals from across the 85th House District have volunteered to serve as 2020 graduate mentors for high school and college seniors.

DURAND — In a unanimous decision Monday night, the Durand Area Schools Board of Education voted to authorize the drafting and submission of language necessary to place a 30-year, $28-million bond proposal on the August 2020 ballot.

OAKLEY — Five years ago, the students in Heather Ketchum’s class at Owosso Middle School put messages in bottles and set them sailing down the Shiawassee River.

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

SHIAWASSEE AREA — Area school district officials are trying to come up with plans to educate students following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Thursday order to close all K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the academic year, but requiring distance learning for Michigan’s 1.5 million-plus students.

ALMA — Alma College recently announced its December 2019 graduates.

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Aubrey DeWitt, of Owosso, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. DeWitt was initiated at Grand Valley State University.

ELSIE — As director of student services for Ovid-Elsie Area Schools, Macey Ehman works to ensure students are prepared for what comes next, whether that’s transitioning from middle school to high school or gearing up for college.

DURAND — The Durand Area Schools staff gathered and donated unopened masks, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes and gloves to Memorial Healthcare in Owosso this week.