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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Adaptive Technology Solutions (ATS) mission is to “bridge the gap between businesses and the technology they need to succeed.”

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LANSING — To help control the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an emergency order Thursday setting a civil penalty of up to $1,000 and a process for referral to licensing agencies for violations.

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CORUNNA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Shiawassee County increased for the fourth consecutive day Saturday, as county officials reported five additional positive tests for the disease, bringing the county’s total number of confirmed cases to 23.

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CORUNNA — Shiawassee County officials confirmed Friday one additional case of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of confirmed cases to 18.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Area school district officials are trying to come up with plans to educate students following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Thursday order to close all K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the academic year, but requiring distance learning for Michigan’s 1.5 million-plus students.

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SHIAWASSEE AREA — Local funeral homes say they’re adapting to the national coronavirus outbreak by limiting the number of people at services and cleaning facilities regularly — and some are considering using social media to “stream” services over the internet.

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CORUNNA — Health Department officials Thursday confirmed six additional cases of COVID-19 in Shiawassee County — marking the largest single-day spike in cases to date — bringing the county’s total number of confirmed cases to 17.

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OWOSSO — Angel’s Hands Outreach, which assists people in need and is considered an essential service under the statewide “stay home” order, is busier than ever these days.

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OWOSSO — As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout Michigan, Shiawassee Humane Society officials are urging residents to take proper precautions with respect to their pets, including making arrangements for others to care for the animals in the event owners become hospitalized.

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Monday issued an executive order placing a temporary restriction on non-essential veterinary procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OWOSSO — Homeless Angels, Shiawassee County’s new — and only — homeless shelter, has had to reorganize operations in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Now may not be the time to de-clutter your home, since nonprofit organizations are not accepting donated items amid the coronavirus crisis.

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BENNINGTON TWP. — On the morning of March 16, Fitness Coliseum Owner Bri Carroll was going about her business as usual, preparing to lead the first of four exercise classes slated for that day.

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LANSING — As Michigan’s health care system faces strain due to the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are calling on medical professionals and state residents to volunteer their talents and time to save lives.

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DURAND — The Durand Area Schools staff gathered and donated unopened masks, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes and gloves to Memorial Healthcare in Owosso this week.

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OWOSSO — While all public and private schools in the state remain closed through at least April 13 amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Owosso High School culinary arts instructor Hannah Poyner has found a creative way to interact with her students digitally, through a series of short c…

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OWOSSO — Local first responders say they’re being as careful as they can be — and following instructions of health professionals and government officials while performing their duties to avoid infection by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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CORUNNA — The United Way of Genesee County, serving Genesee and Shiawassee counties, has established a fund to assist those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak in Shiawassee County.

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NEW LOTHROP — The Shiawassee County MARSP luncheon set for April 13 at the New Lothrop United Methodist Church has been canceled due to the coronavirus quarantine.

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OWOSSO — After a long, slow journey, 22-year-old Owosso native Abbey Edwards, a 2019 University of Michigan graduate, finally returned home from the mountainous northern region of Amazonas in Peru.

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OWOSSO — The Steam Railroading Institute announced this week that in compliance with the state’s stay-at-home order, as well as to protect public health and safety, the museum will be postponing the 2020 opening day and spring hours.

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OWOSSO TWP. — The Woodard Furniture Company plant on Delaney Road, temporarily shuttered because of coronavirus restrictions, was eerily quiet Wednesday — except for the upholstery department, where rows of sewing machines were clacking away.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced several new measures this week to increase hospital capacity and capabilities, and limit risk of exposure to staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

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OWOSSO TWP. — The American Red Cross is hosting an emergency blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday at D’Mar Banquet and Conference Center, 1488 N. M-52.

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CORUNNA — County health officials said Monday night there are still no confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Shiawassee County, but the statewide death toll now stands at 15.

BENNINGTON TWP. — On the morning of March 16, Fitness Coliseum Owner Bri Carroll was going about her business as usual, preparing to lead the first of four exercise classes slated for that day.

LANSING — As Michigan’s health care system faces strain due to the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are calling on medical professionals and state residents to volunteer their talents and time to save lives.

DURAND — The Durand Area Schools staff gathered and donated unopened masks, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes and gloves to Memorial Healthcare in Owosso this week.

OWOSSO — While all public and private schools in the state remain closed through at least April 13 amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Owosso High School culinary arts instructor Hannah Poyner has found a creative way to interact with her students digitally, through a series of short c…

OWOSSO — Local first responders say they’re being as careful as they can be — and following instructions of health professionals and government officials while performing their duties to avoid infection by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

CORUNNA — The United Way of Genesee County, serving Genesee and Shiawassee counties, has established a fund to assist those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak in Shiawassee County.

NEW LOTHROP — The Shiawassee County MARSP luncheon set for April 13 at the New Lothrop United Methodist Church has been canceled due to the coronavirus quarantine.

OWOSSO — After a long, slow journey, 22-year-old Owosso native Abbey Edwards, a 2019 University of Michigan graduate, finally returned home from the mountainous northern region of Amazonas in Peru.

OWOSSO — The Steam Railroading Institute announced this week that in compliance with the state’s stay-at-home order, as well as to protect public health and safety, the museum will be postponing the 2020 opening day and spring hours.

OWOSSO TWP. — The Woodard Furniture Company plant on Delaney Road, temporarily shuttered because of coronavirus restrictions, was eerily quiet Wednesday — except for the upholstery department, where rows of sewing machines were clacking away.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced several new measures this week to increase hospital capacity and capabilities, and limit risk of exposure to staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

OWOSSO TWP. — The American Red Cross is hosting an emergency blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday at D’Mar Banquet and Conference Center, 1488 N. M-52.

CORUNNA — County health officials said Monday night there are still no confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Shiawassee County, but the statewide death toll now stands at 15.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Three area nursing homes have achieved a five-star rating from a national government organization.

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today said she is issuing an executive order for state residents to stay home, except for essential activity, for at least three weeks.

LANSING — The Catholic Diocese of Lansing is suspending public services and events at all of its parishes through April 8 amid coronavirus concerns, the diocese said in a press release.

LANSING — Attorney General Dana Nessel Thursday warned that scammers are spoofing phone numbers of at least one local public health department and calling residents to offer medication while asking for their Medicaid and Medicare numbers for billing purposes.

CORUNNA — Shiawassee County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) officials Thursday said social media posts claiming state or national shelter-in-place or martial law orders are not accurate.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Some area senior citizen living facilities are getting creative to make sure residents keep that all-important connection with loved ones during the current state-mandated ban on visitors, a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

LANSING — The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — A number of local events have announced cancellations because of the coronavirus.

CORUNNA — County officials Monday said there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shiawassee County — but they are continuing to monitor and test people under the assumption that the virus is already here.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare and the Michigan State University Extension program invite area adults to participate in the Cooking for One program.

OWOSSO — In response to the unprecedented steps taken locally and nationally to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Argus-Press has made the decision to reduce the number of pages it publishes daily until April, coinciding with the cancellation of local, collegiate and profession…

PERRY — The Perry Children’s Community theater group announced this week it is postponing performances of “Peter Pan” to April 16-18.

OWOSSO — Books and Beans owner Ben Frederick announced Saturday that “in the interest of public health and in recognition of ongoing event cancellations and little foot traffic, we have concluded that we must close the bookstore until further notice.”

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Saturday signed an executive orders imposing restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities and juvenile justice facilities.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Area businesses and organizations are already starting to feel the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Friday signed Executive Order 2020-5 to cancel all events that include more than 250 people, and all assemblages in shared spaces larger than 250 people through April 5.

OWOSSO — The St. Patrick’s party planned by Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee for today has been postponed, on the recommendation of the Shiawassee County Health Department.

SHIAWASSEE AREA — In an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered the closure of all K-12 public, private and boarding schools, effective Monday, through April 5.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Government agencies and health facilities are leading Shiawassee County’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19) — implementing precautionary rules and monitoring situations as the infection makes its first appearances in Michigan with expectations it will spread.

CLINTON COUNTY — Clinton County voters approved a 10-year millage proposal Tuesday that will generate approximately $2.5-million per year to finance the day-to-day operations of the county’s 911 center.