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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Tuesday said three new cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) were found recently, including two cases in Shiawassee County.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare officials Thursday announced the facility has achieved a new trauma center rating that will allow it to treat patients who otherwise would automatically be sent to other hospitals — a change that could improve the chances trauma victims will survive.

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OWOSSO — The United Way of Genesee County serving Genesee and Shiawassee Counties, in partnership with SingleCare (formerly FamilyWize) and Walgreens, is offering free, electronic flu vaccine vouchers to the uninsured in the community.

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OWOSSO — The Shiawassee County Health Department is hosting a household hazardous waste collection from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 at Chippewa Trail, north of VG’s.

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PERRY — Voters will head to the polls Nov. 2 to decide whether the city will lift its ban on medicinal marijuana businesses and create a city department to oversee facilities if the initiative is approved.

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OWOSSO — After Matt Peisert won Weather Vane Roofing’s “Name the Rooster” contest he decided to donate his $1,000 prize to the new Liberty House, which helps adults with disabilities live independently.

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DURAND — City officials have informed the Shiawassee County Health Department that partially treated sewage overflowed from the city’s treatment plant into a local waterway connecting to the Shiawassee River Thursday.

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County over the past seven days registered its largest single-week increase in new cases of COVID-19, as well as the highest number of active cases, since May.

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CORUNNA — A handful of local municipalities and nonprofit organizations made their case to the Shiawassee County Finance and Administration Committee Wednesday, requesting varying portions of the county’s $13.2 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding during the first of several open …

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OWOSSO — The Arc of Mid-Michigan this week announced it is seeking board members to oversee the group dedicated to serving individuals with developmental issues.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department Wednesday reported active COVID-19 cases in the county are at their highest level since spring, after increasing for the fourth straight week.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department Wednesday reported 183 new cases and one death related to COVID-19 over the past week.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Masks will be strongly recommended, but not required, for all students, teachers and staff throughout the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District to begin the 2021-22 school year.

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CALEDONIA TWP. — Residents at The Meadows assisted living facility celebrated a new quarter-mile walk path, outdoor pavilion and a patio with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

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LANSING — State Sens. Lana Theis, Tom Barrett and Kim LaSata this week introduced a package of bills that would block state and local officials from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, masks or testing to attend in-person classes or activities.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department is encouraging parents and guardians to protect their children by checking their immunization record early and scheduling an appointment to get vaccinated.

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County Health Department officials Wednesday said three people have died over the past two weeks from COVID-19.

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OWOSSO — After 50 years working as a volunteer at Memorial Healthcare, Phyllis Haas worked her final a shift Monday afternoon at the Four Seasons Gift Shop.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department Wednesday reported 183 new cases and one death related to COVID-19 over the past week.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Masks will be strongly recommended, but not required, for all students, teachers and staff throughout the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District to begin the 2021-22 school year.

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CALEDONIA TWP. — Residents at The Meadows assisted living facility celebrated a new quarter-mile walk path, outdoor pavilion and a patio with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

The Shiawassee County Health Department Wednesday hosted its annual breastfeeding walk at McCurdy Park as part of Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The event included various booths of information in the history village, as well as a drawing for various baby-related items. The "walk" has taken …

LANSING — State Sens. Lana Theis, Tom Barrett and Kim LaSata this week introduced a package of bills that would block state and local officials from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, masks or testing to attend in-person classes or activities.

CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department is encouraging parents and guardians to protect their children by checking their immunization record early and scheduling an appointment to get vaccinated.

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County Health Department officials Wednesday said three people have died over the past two weeks from COVID-19.

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OWOSSO — After 50 years working as a volunteer at Memorial Healthcare, Phyllis Haas worked her final a shift Monday afternoon at the Four Seasons Gift Shop.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Kids Count data released recently show mostly steady or improving statistics on poverty, health and child abuse among area children, but local experts say the numbers should be viewed skeptically.

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CORUNNA — The number of new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Shiawassee County held steady for the fourth straight week, officials reported Wednesday afternoon even as the rate of vaccinations has apparently stalled.

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OWOSSO — “Irreplaceable,” is how Bernadette Kuchar, the longtime office manager for Dr. Doug Strong, described her boss as he prepared to retire from his family practice after 41 years.

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OWOSSO — The public is invited to an upcoming ribbon-cutting event to celebrate several new renovations at Oliver Woods Assisted Living and Memory Care.

LAINGSBURG — Laingsburg United Methodist Church, 210 Crum St.,and Versiti Blood Center are hosting a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. June 30.

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County health officials reported just eight new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past week, marking the third straight week of single-digit infections.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced Michele Partain, a housekeeping aide at The Meadows, as its June Employee of the Month.

OWOSSO — The Shiawassee Community Foundation has awarded 22 grants to various nonprofits through different endowments, including the Shiawassee Youth Advisory W.K. Kellogg Fund, and the COVID-19 Community Cares Fund.

CORUNNA — Health officials are hosting a pair of walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week for residents 18 and older as Shiawassee County continues to lag behind the state in the rate of people receiving shots.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced Elle Rowlison, office coordinator at Memorial Healthcare Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, as its May employee of the month.

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CORUNNA — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Shiawassee County plunged to its lowest level since early March, the Shiawassee County Health Department said Wednesday.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has racked up many national honors over the past year but it’s the personalized care of patients that means the most, hospital officials said during Wednesday’s annual Founders’ Day celebration.

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Monday said the percentage of state residents who have been vaccinated ticked upward slightly over the past seven days.

OWOSSO — The Shiawassee County Health Department is hosting a walk-in vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Baker College Welcome Center, 1309 S. M-52.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department Wednesday said the number of known, active COVID-19 cases in Shiawassee County now is at the lowest level since early April.

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Monday announced that 55 percent of Michiganders have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which will allow companies to reopen offices two weeks from now.