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Spring flowering bulbs are an excellent garden investment. At a time when the landscapes are shutting down, dormant bulbs are tucked into the ground to quietly grow roots. Plants emerge and bloom in spring, bringing an early start to the gardening season, often well before we can work the soil.

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OWOSSO TWP. — The Shiawassee Conservation District is offering a morning nature walk along the Shiawassee River with district forester Chris Worst.

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CORUNNA — The next meeting of the Owosso Garden Club begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 111 S Shiawassee St.

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BYRON — The BYRON FFA alumni and friends plan a pork and turkey barbecue fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 before the homecoming game in the high school cafeteria.

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OWOSSO — Not a lot of volunteers can say they have devoted more than 19,000 hours over 25 years to a single institution — in this case, a hospital.

SHIAWASSEE TWP. — The Shiawassee County Agricultural Society strives to bring the best county fair to the community and help provide youths with a place to show their talents, the organization says.

The Shiawassee County Fair royalty court led a parade of semi-trucks through Shiawassee County Saturday night, from the fairgrounds to Corunna, Owosso, back to Corunna and finally the fairgrounds again. Dozens of trucks took part in the evening light parade.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — The Shiawassee County Fair officially begins Sunday, but with more than 70 semi-trucks set to cruise the streets of Owosso and Corunna Saturday night you might think otherwise, according to Fair Manager Ric Crawford.

Members of the band The Next Generation Leahy dance during their performance Wednesday at the Saginaw County Fair in Chesaning. The all-sibling ensemble is from Canada.

SHIAWASSEE TWP. — When Sue Osika saw on Facebook that Shiawassee 4-H was raising money to install a patio on the west side of its food stand at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, she thought, “That’s perfect.”

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Historic rainfall across Michigan has many local farmers grappling with crop and revenue losses, and state and federal agencies are trying to help.

One of my favorite spring garden tasks is putting together container combinations. And fortunately, it’s still early in the season and the garden centers are well stocked, so the opportunity is not lost.

OWOSSO — There are still seats available for a bus trip sponsored by the Potpourri Herb Guild July 11 to Cherry Point Farm and Market, and Lavender Labyrinth in Shelby.