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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department Monday said it has received enough vaccine for 1,000 first-dose shots this week — an increase over last week, but still fewer shots than past shipments.

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OWOSSO — The Shiawassee Prevention Network (SPN) is hosting a drug take back event from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Village Pharmacy, 427 W. Main St. in Owosso.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — It’s been nearly 11 years since Michigan enacted its smoke-free law, barring individuals from smoking in bars, restaurants and other workplaces statewide.

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County’s Drug Court’s fifth anniversary was celebrated with a ceremony in front of the courthouse Wednesday as officials also marked the graduation of four participants and the “phase up” of several others.

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Since last June, former college athlete Matt Stromer has been dealing with the effects of end-stage kidney failure while hoping to find an organ donor.

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CORUNNA — State and local health officials Friday said the Brazilian P.1 variant of COVID-19 has been identified in a Shiawassee County resident infected with the virus.

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CORUNNA — During National Volunteer Month in April, the American Red Cross is celebrating the blood, platelet and plasma donors who help fulfill its lifesaving mission and urging healthy individuals to join them in giving.

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CORUNNA — Shiny blue pinwheels have been arranged in front of the Shiawassee County Courthouse to represent children who are happy — the way children are supposed to be, but sometimes aren’t.

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CORUNNA — Owosso barber Karl Manke, who was fined $9,000 by state officials for violating health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, has filed an appeal in Shiawassee County seeking the dismissal of the fines.

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CORUNNA — A New York Times report Monday highlighted Shiawassee County as one of the biggest hot spots in the entire nation for the rate of COVID-19 infections.

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CORUNNA — Both Memorial Healthcare and the Shiawassee County Health Department are ramping up local vaccination efforts as the state prepares to expand vaccine eligibility to all Michigan residents 16 and up April 5.

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CORUNNA — Corunna Public Schools is hosting a free COVID-19 testing clinic from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot between the transportation garage and middle school.

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OWOSSO — The Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce Thursday highlighted several business and community leaders for their outstanding efforts in 2020, a year dramatically altered by the coronavirus pandemic.

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CORUNNA — The number of new cases of COVID-19 more than doubled from the previous week — and total active cases jumped by nearly 100, according to county health officials.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department is working to ensure homebound residents have access to COVID-19 vaccines, enlisting a number of organizations in an all-hands-on-deck approach to serve one of the county’s most vulnerable populations.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare informed home-delivered meal clients that it has ended the service and has asked people who formerly took part to contact the Shiawassee Council on Aging for meals.

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OWOSSO — Individuals ages 16 to 49 with underlying health conditions are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Shiawassee County Health Department announced Friday.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced Deanna Enos, a patient access clerk in the patient access department, as its March Employee of the Month.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department (SCHD) announced Tuesday it is partnering with HomeJoy to collect information from homebound individuals who are interested in COVID-19 vaccines.

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Monday said more than 800,000 children whose access to school-provided meals has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have begun to receive food assistance benefits.

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CORUNNA — March is Red Cross Month and the Red Cross is celebrating blood, platelet and plasma donors for stepping up to meet the constant need for blood amid the pandemic.

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CORUNNA — The state of Michigan has expanded the group of vaccine-eligible people and at the same time, the Shiawassee County Health Department has rolled out a new online form to speed signups locally.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare was recently awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification, recognizing the hospital for its ability to support better outcomes for stroke care.

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CORUNNA — The number of new COVID-19 infections in Shiawassee County increased for the first time in two months, according to the latest Shiawassee County Health Department report, but active cases remain low.

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CORUNNA — Both Memorial Healthcare and the Shiawassee County Health Department are ramping up local vaccination efforts as the state prepares to expand vaccine eligibility to all Michigan residents 16 and up April 5.

CORUNNA — Corunna Public Schools is hosting a free COVID-19 testing clinic from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot between the transportation garage and middle school.

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OWOSSO — The Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce Thursday highlighted several business and community leaders for their outstanding efforts in 2020, a year dramatically altered by the coronavirus pandemic.

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CORUNNA — The number of new cases of COVID-19 more than doubled from the previous week — and total active cases jumped by nearly 100, according to county health officials.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department is working to ensure homebound residents have access to COVID-19 vaccines, enlisting a number of organizations in an all-hands-on-deck approach to serve one of the county’s most vulnerable populations.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare informed home-delivered meal clients that it has ended the service and has asked people who formerly took part to contact the Shiawassee Council on Aging for meals.

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OWOSSO — Individuals ages 16 to 49 with underlying health conditions are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Shiawassee County Health Department announced Friday.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced Deanna Enos, a patient access clerk in the patient access department, as its March Employee of the Month.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department (SCHD) announced Tuesday it is partnering with HomeJoy to collect information from homebound individuals who are interested in COVID-19 vaccines.

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Monday said more than 800,000 children whose access to school-provided meals has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have begun to receive food assistance benefits.

CORUNNA — March is Red Cross Month and the Red Cross is celebrating blood, platelet and plasma donors for stepping up to meet the constant need for blood amid the pandemic.

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CORUNNA — The state of Michigan has expanded the group of vaccine-eligible people and at the same time, the Shiawassee County Health Department has rolled out a new online form to speed signups locally.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare was recently awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification, recognizing the hospital for its ability to support better outcomes for stroke care.

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CORUNNA — The number of new COVID-19 infections in Shiawassee County increased for the first time in two months, according to the latest Shiawassee County Health Department report, but active cases remain low.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Both Memorial Healthcare and the Shiawassee County Health Department Monday said they have received new supplies of COVID-19 vaccines and are moving ahead to administer doses.

CORUNNA — Shiawassee County COVID-19 infections continued their downward trend, according to this week’s update from the Shiawassee County Health Department, but two new deaths were reported.

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NEW LOTHROP — New Lothrop Junior/Senior High School students will conduct classes remotely for the remainder of the week — and extracurricular activities will be temporarily suspended, as more than 100 students and staff self-isolate due to possible COVID-19 exposure.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Winter is the cruelest season for house fires: This winter three people in the Shiawassee County area have perished in fires in the past several months.

OWOSSO — Because of the improvement in COVID-19 indicators in the county, beginning today, Memorial Healthcare will reopen limited visitation to inpatient areas, hospital officials said Monday.

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CORUNNA — Area first responders and those who work in the educational sector are continuing to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this week, county health officials said Monday.

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CORUNNA — A middle school student, Corunna school officials said Sunday, is the latest person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the district.

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County officials say three people have died from COVID-19 in the past week, bringing the death toll locally up to 63, and matching last week’s total.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare filled 950 vaccine appointments in less than an hour Monday morning and now is looking ahead to future vaccine shipments for people in the latest vaccination group.

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CORUNNA — Three Shiawassee County residents died from COVID-19 in the past week as the number of overall cases eclipsed 3,000, county health officials announced Wednesday.

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CORUNNA — County health officials say one person in Shiawassee County died over the past week from COVID-19 as the number of new cases climbed for the third straight week.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Long-term care facility residents and staff are beginning to see vaccinations get underway — and Michigan officials say they are ready to move ahead with other groups as well.