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BYRON — Bob Cassiday enjoys living and working in a small town — one of the many reasons he is seen as well-suited to the position of superintendent of Byron Area Schools.

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CORUNNA — A six week Winter Reading Challenge for teens and adults will be underway at the Community District Library branches beginning Monday.

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OWOSSO — Kimberly White left a great job to take her dream job: heading the Shiawassee District Library, which includes branches in Owosso and Durand.

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LAINGSBURG — Growing up, Sierra Price witnessed her grandfather’s trials and tribulations with mantle cell lymphoma and lung cancer, a nearly two-decade battle he ultimately lost in March 2020.

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ELSIE — Senior Jordan Hitchens, who just turned 18, doesn’t want to lock herself into one career path quite yet, but when asked what she wants to do with her life, she doesn’t hesitate to answer.

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OWOSSO — During his junior year at Owosso High School, Silas Krajniak joined the boys swim team — but setting records and winning awards were the furthest things from his mind.

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ELSIE — The year 2020 will be forever remembered for a world-wide pandemic that killed many and affected millions of additional lives.

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OWOSSO — A new scholarship fund has been established by the Osika family, according to the Shiawassee Community Foundation.

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MORRICE — When Chandler Iler got involved with Morrice’s robotics program he began handling the electrical work, which led to an observer suggesting he could just as well end up wiring rockets for NASA.

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CHESANING — Chesaning Union Schools is extending its district-wide virtual learning through Jan. 10 because of increased COVID-19 positivity rates in Saginaw County, according to a district phone message delivered Thursday evening.

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BYRON — The Byron Area Schools Board of Education voted 6-1 Thursday to begin contract negotiations with superintendent candidate Bob Cassiday, citing his enthusiasm for the district and his ability to form strong relationships.

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MORRICE — Michelle Falcon made her case for Morrice Area Schools’ interim superintendent position Wednesday, outlining an entry plan for the district rooted in collaboration and building upon what’s currently working during a second interview with the district’s board of education.

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CORUNNA — “Gifted and talented” students from across Shiawassee County have an opportunity to take the SAT test in an effort to become a Shiawassee Scholar.

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BYRON — The Byron Area Schools Board of Education is a step closer in its superintendent search process, after narrowing the field of applicants down to two finalists who will conduct final interviews for the position Thursday.

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OWOSSO — The Owosso Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to move all instruction online, beginning Nov. 30, through at least Jan. 10, citing concerns over increased coronavirus spread during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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PERRY — Perry High School senior Ethan Smith plans to study video game design and music composition next fall, ideally at Michigan State University, which he said not only has a good game design program but is close to home.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — School districts throughout the area are transitioning at least a portion of students to fully online learning for a second time in nine months as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the state, but the shift is playing out differently from district to district.

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CORUNNA — Corunna Public Schools and Morrice Area Schools Thursday announced they are canceling all in-person classes because of COVID-19 cases and quarantines for numerous people in close contact with those infected.

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PERRY — Students in Perry Public Schools’ consumers math class visited Carl’s Nov. 9 and 10.

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DURAND — After more than two months of waiting in limbo, Durand Area schools is moving forward with the pricing and selling of bonds for its 30-year, $28-million proposal, narrowly approved by district voters in August.

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MORRICE — Morrice Elementary School is currently conducting classes remotely because of a recent positive COVID-19 test by a staff member.

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DURAND — The challenge of educating students during a global pandemic was brought to the forefront Monday night at the Durand Area Schools Board of Education meeting as administrators, teachers and parents engaged in a raw, unfiltered discussion on ways to improve.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election are in, and several local school board races ended up being extremely tight.

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BYRON — The Byron Area Schools Board of Education is a step closer in its superintendent search process, after narrowing the field of applicants down to two finalists who will conduct final interviews for the position Thursday.

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OWOSSO — The Owosso Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to move all instruction online, beginning Nov. 30, through at least Jan. 10, citing concerns over increased coronavirus spread during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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PERRY — Perry High School senior Ethan Smith plans to study video game design and music composition next fall, ideally at Michigan State University, which he said not only has a good game design program but is close to home.

SHIAWASSEE AREA — School districts throughout the area are transitioning at least a portion of students to fully online learning for a second time in nine months as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the state, but the shift is playing out differently from district to district.

CORUNNA — Corunna Public Schools and Morrice Area Schools Thursday announced they are canceling all in-person classes because of COVID-19 cases and quarantines for numerous people in close contact with those infected.

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PERRY — Students in Perry Public Schools’ consumers math class visited Carl’s Nov. 9 and 10.

DURAND — After more than two months of waiting in limbo, Durand Area schools is moving forward with the pricing and selling of bonds for its 30-year, $28-million proposal, narrowly approved by district voters in August.

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NEW LOTHROP — School officials Monday announced a single student at the Jr./Sr. High School has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now isolating.

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MORRICE — Morrice Elementary School is currently conducting classes remotely because of a recent positive COVID-19 test by a staff member.

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DURAND — The challenge of educating students during a global pandemic was brought to the forefront Monday night at the Durand Area Schools Board of Education meeting as administrators, teachers and parents engaged in a raw, unfiltered discussion on ways to improve.

LAINGSBURG — Laingsburg’s homecoming week was the week of Oct. 19 to Oct. 23 and school officials said many changes took place due to COVID-19.

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DURAND — Several students and staff at Durand Area Schools are being asked to quarantine after a staff member at the district’s high school and a sixth-grade student at the district’s middle school tested positive for the coronavirus.

CHESANING — When Sterling Tomac and Luke Peters began work on their agriscience project last fall, the goal was simply to make it to nationals.

MORRICE — Morrice Jr./Sr. High School recently announced its homecoming for 2020. From left are Collin Lucas, Macy BeGole, Peyton Smith, Deenie Miller, Jordan Converse and Maddie Diebler. The king and queen are Jordan Converse and Deenie Miller.

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ELSIE — A small group of Ovid-Elsie students and parents gathered in the high school’s staff parking lot Tuesday, enduring the sub-50 degree temperatures to send a message to district officials that changes need to be made to current instructional offerings.

SHIAWASSEE AREA — Area public school districts across the board are reporting large enrollment losses from the spring 2020 count, but administrators say the effects of the decline won’t be as sharp this year because of the state’s new formula for calculating district funding amid the coronav…

BYRON — Byron’s homecoming week was the week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 and school officials said many changes took place because of COVID-19 restrictions.

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CORUNNA — The Corunna Branch of the Community District Library is celebrating its Friends of the Library group Oct. 19-24 as part of National Friends of Libraries Week.

LAINGSBURG — Laingsburg Community Schools Board of Education will conduct a regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the middle school media center.

BYRON — In Sunday’s paper, a story about area school board candidates stated two candidates are running for two open seats, and a third seat would be filled by appointment.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Candidates will be squaring off for spots on area school boards, and several races feature more candidates than open seats, and others are attempting to fill seats for partial terms.

CORUNNA — Corunna High School students have been taking part in homecoming week activites this week ahead of tonight’s football game against Owosso.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — On a recent test, Ovid-Elsie High School Spanish teacher Ruben Nodarse instructed his students to listen to a digital recording of someone speaking the language while writing down what they heard in English.