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CORUNNA — A veterans “wall of honor” is being created inside Corunna High School to honor former Corunna students who have served their country, and the district is seeking residents’ help with the project.

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OWOSSO — Owosso High School students and staff are getting their first chance to enjoy renovations stemming from a 2017 bond, as school officials recently unveiled a section of classrooms following winter break.

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OWOSSO — In an effort to gain a closer look at the district’s extensive course offerings, Michigan’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Michael Rice, paid a visit to Owosso Public Schools Friday, touring Central Elementary, Lincoln Alternative High School and Owosso High School.

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OVID — From among thousands of 4-H participants in Michigan, Caleb Hall recently was selected as the 2019 4-H Animal Science Sportsperson of the Year.

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BYRON — Byron High School senior Emily Williams has been playing soccer since the age of 4, and recently, she committed to further her academic and athletic career at Lawrence Technological University, fulfilling a lifelong dream of competing in the sport at the collegiate level.

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OWOSSO — Dakota Vincent, the miracle kid who suffered a stroke Nov. 19 at Owosso High School and was released from the hospital a mere four days later, wants everyone to know he’s in great physical shape for the holidays.

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

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DURAND — The Durand Area Schools Board of Education is moving forward with a $28-million, 30-year bond proposal, voting unanimously Monday night to authorize Integrated Designs Inc. (IDI) — a consulting, engineering and architectural firm — to draft and submit language necessary to place the…

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BENNINGTON TWP. — When Violet French began attending Spring Vale Christian School in the fall of 2018, school officials estimated that she was reading at a fourth-grade level — the only problem was that she was entering the seventh grade.

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DURAND — It took three years, but Durand Union Station’s dream of presenting an online virtual reality tour of the depot will soon become a reality.

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DURAND — The Durand Area Schools Board of Education is reviewing a $28-million, 30-year bond proposal developed by a citizens committee that would fund the addition of an auxiliary gym, a 600-seat auditorium, as well as district-wide upgrades and repairs to existing facilities.

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OWOSSO — St. Paul Catholic School will move to the former St. Joseph School for the fall of 2020, but will still carry the same name, school officials announced Friday afternoon via press release.

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OWOSSO — Pathways Adult Education is hosting a workshop at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, or any second Tuesday of the month, in room 1421 of the Curwood Building on the main campus of Baker.

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ELSIE — The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors a Good Citizen Program that recognizes high school seniors from all over the country who have demonstrated dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.

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OWOSSO — Shiawassee Arts Center officials say the gallery is highlighting its most diverse exhibition of the year — and much of it is on sale.

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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.

BYRON — Byron High School senior Emily Williams has been playing soccer since the age of 4, and recently, she committed to further her academic and athletic career at Lawrence Technological University, fulfilling a lifelong dream of competing in the sport at the collegiate level.

OWOSSO — Dakota Vincent, the miracle kid who suffered a stroke Nov. 19 at Owosso High School and was released from the hospital a mere four days later, wants everyone to know he’s in great physical shape for the holidays.

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

DURAND — The Durand Area Schools Board of Education is moving forward with a $28-million, 30-year bond proposal, voting unanimously Monday night to authorize Integrated Designs Inc. (IDI) — a consulting, engineering and architectural firm — to draft and submit language necessary to place the…

The Elsie Community Christmas Committee this week announced that Ovid-Elsie students and families at Leonard and EE Knight Elementaries donated items like mittens, hats and gloves. The preschool and daycare children at MKLZ collected cereal, popcorn, hot chocolate and marshmallows for famili…

Owosso High School this week announced its December students of the month. Students honored include, front, from left, SaShaley Bailey, Grace Basso, Barbara Shepard and Kyle Harris. In the second row are Kate Grinnell, Keera Barnhill, Alaina Poggiali, Tony Reyes, Draven Barrett and Wyatt Mac…

BENNINGTON TWP. — When Violet French began attending Spring Vale Christian School in the fall of 2018, school officials estimated that she was reading at a fourth-grade level — the only problem was that she was entering the seventh grade.

DURAND — It took three years, but Durand Union Station’s dream of presenting an online virtual reality tour of the depot will soon become a reality.

The Shiawassee chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) hosted its December luncheon at the RESD Monday. The Owosso High School madrigals, directed by Jessica Niewkoop, performed.

As a part of Giving Tuesday and #raiseUPshiawassee, a group of 19 nonprofits hosted the Find Your Non-Profit Soulmate event Nov. 19 at The Armory in Owosso. Attendees who signed up to volunteer had the opportunity to win a basket filled with goodies from many area Owosso businesses and organ…

DURAND — The Durand Area Schools Board of Education is reviewing a $28-million, 30-year bond proposal developed by a citizens committee that would fund the addition of an auxiliary gym, a 600-seat auditorium, as well as district-wide upgrades and repairs to existing facilities.

OWOSSO — St. Paul Catholic School will move to the former St. Joseph School for the fall of 2020, but will still carry the same name, school officials announced Friday afternoon via press release.

OWOSSO — Pathways Adult Education is hosting a workshop at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, or any second Tuesday of the month, in room 1421 of the Curwood Building on the main campus of Baker.

Durand Middle School staff and students, with help from Darrel Brown’s fifth-grade links class, celebrated Thanksgiving by giving back to the community. They raised $140 for The American Cancer Society and collected 1,090 canned goods for the Lennon Food Pantry.

New Lothrop kindergarten students have been learning about the past and present in social studies. This week, Amber Whitman’s kindergartners did activities to compare things from the past to now. Students made whipped cream by hand, and taste-tested it against to store-bought whipped cream. …

Perry Elementary students in Heidi Burns’ class recently had an opportunity to be creative, making and decorating turkeys to celebrate the season.

St. Paul Catholic School students recently performed “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Kelli Porter led students involved with the drama club.

Third-grade students from Elsa Meyer Elementary School participated in the First Lego League Jr. competition at Kettering University. in Flint Boomtown Build was the challenge. The team created a handicapped accessible building, environmentally friendly, durable, with a computer code to oper…

Corunna Middle School’s fourth- through sixth-grade team is seen before competing at Kettering. In front are coach Brandon Wagner, Robbie Jackson and Colton Moses. In the middle, from left, are Elliott Carr, Ben Justice, Gavin Schuetz, Harvey Rivette and Emma Combs. In back are Ben Feldpausc…

ELSIE — The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors a Good Citizen Program that recognizes high school seniors from all over the country who have demonstrated dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.

OWOSSO — Shiawassee Arts Center officials say the gallery is highlighting its most diverse exhibition of the year — and much of it is on sale.

Owosso High School recently announced its November students of the month. In front, from left, are Emily Heise, Kaylee Chapman, Joseph Marcotte and Jordan Sowash. In back are Gage Dingman, Lauren Gaskin, Harper Newell, Claire Drake, Arthur Mills, Thomas Pettigrew, Madison Woods, Aiden Fry, M…

Amber Szakal, fourth from left, was recognized on Nov. 18 by the Corunna Public Schools Board of Education for earning a national silver award in the dairy handlers competition at the national FFA convention Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 in Indianapolis. She also won a state dairy handlers event in July.

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…

Members of the Core Youth Group from Laingsburg United Methodist Church and Dr. Marsha Brandon at Laingsburg Eye Care donated candy from the church’s trunk-or-treat event on Halloween. Laingsburg Eye Care “bought” unused candy at $1 per pound and shipped it to U.S. troops overseas. As part o…

Owosso Public Schools recently accepted150 winter hats for students at Owosso’s three elementary schools from Agnew Sign Company. From left are Agnew team members Cory Agnew, Karen Bridgewater, Kyle Brabant, Kaiden Agnew, Carter Agnew, and Mark Agnew, and Bryant Principal Shelly Collison, Em…

INDIANAPOLIS — On Oct. 29, 10 members of the Perry FFA chapter traveled to the 92nd National FFA Convention, along with students from Byron, Corunna and Durand.

DURAND — Two weeks ago Durand’s marching band made its way to Ford Field for the Michigan Competing Band Association state finals.

The Durand Area School Board has five members who have completed all Level 1 classes for the Michigan Association of School Boards and two members who will have the membership level after this year. The Durand School Board has attended the leadership conference (Nov. 7-11 this year) for a nu…

LAINGSBURG — The Laingsburg Community Schools Board of Education has unanimously appointed Maggie Sayles to fill a vacancy on the board following the resignation of trustee Chris Wilson.

Monday, Perry Elementary School students honored local veterans on Veterans Day. Veterans and their families braved the first taste of winter weather to enjoy breakfast, hear The Pledge of Allegiance recited by the kindergarten class and songs sung by the second-grade class.

CALEDONIA TWP. — The Owosso Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol this past weekend moved its gliders to Lapeer DuPont Airport from the Owosso Community Airport because of issues with hangar space, according to the squadron commander.

Recently a group of high school students from the Shiawassee Career and Technical countywide criminal justice class toured the Shiawassee County Jail. Assistant Jail Administrator Casey Colbry, back, showed the students what happens when a person gets arrested and is processed by the correct…