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OWOSSO — An item appearing on the agenda for tonight’s Owosso City Council meeting calls for setting a public hearing on a draft ordinance allowing recreational marijuana facilities in the city.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners is seeking county residents, at least 18 who are interested in serving on the Community Mental Health Authority Board (Shiawassee Health & Wellness).

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OWOSSO — On Oct. 30, 2016, Sgt. Doug Chapman of the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office lost his stepdaughter to a heroin overdose.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has been chosen as the 2020 Chairman’s Award winner by the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare announced this week that Jessica Fanous, a registered radiology technologist in the Mid-Michigan Orthopedics office as its December Employee of the Month.

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OWOSSO — The Memorial Healthcare Community Wellness, Nutrition and Diabetes Center and the MSU Extension are presenting the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) on Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 28.

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CORUNNA — Officials announced this week a group called Shiawassee County Families Against Narcotics (FAN) has been created to assist with providing support and education to the community about the severity of drugs and addiction.

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OWOSSO TWP. — A group for those experiencing separation or divorce will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb 12 at the Owosso First Church of the Nazarene, 1865 S. M-52.

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OWOSSO — A Shiawassee County AmericaCorp volunteer is conducting a year-long assessment to help officials get a picture of the impacts of the opioid epidemic and how to address it.

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LAINGSBURG — With direction from the city’s planning commission, the Laingsburg City Council voted unanimously Monday to amend the city’s zoning ordinance to include regulations for medical and recreational marijuana businesses.

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LANSING — The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors after the holiday weeks, officials said in a press release.

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OWOSSO — With the new year underway, many people are turning their attention to the annual resolution to lose weight or get into shape.

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OWOSSO — The first baby born in Shiawassee County in the new year is a girl: Emily Beltran.

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OWOSSO — Cindy Schluckebier was announced as the 2020 ATHENA Award recipient at a surprise ceremony Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Healthcare.

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OWOSSO — The Owosso Parkinson’s support group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Owosso Shiawassee Council on Aging center, 300 N. Washington St.

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CORUNNA — Individuals are urged to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is available for patients throughout the holiday season.

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LAINGSBURG — Following a brief public hearing Monday in which only two local residents spoke — both in support of recreational businesses — the city council voted 6-0 to establish an ordinance to allow recreational marijuana facilities.

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CORUNNA — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets.

LAINGSBURG — With direction from the city’s planning commission, the Laingsburg City Council voted unanimously Monday to amend the city’s zoning ordinance to include regulations for medical and recreational marijuana businesses.

LANSING — The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors after the holiday weeks, officials said in a press release.

OWOSSO — With the new year underway, many people are turning their attention to the annual resolution to lose weight or get into shape.

OWOSSO — The first baby born in Shiawassee County in the new year is a girl: Emily Beltran.

OWOSSO — Cindy Schluckebier was announced as the 2020 ATHENA Award recipient at a surprise ceremony Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Healthcare.

OWOSSO — The Owosso Parkinson’s support group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Owosso Shiawassee Council on Aging center, 300 N. Washington St.

CORUNNA — Individuals are urged to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is available for patients throughout the holiday season.

LAINGSBURG — Following a brief public hearing Monday in which only two local residents spoke — both in support of recreational businesses — the city council voted 6-0 to establish an ordinance to allow recreational marijuana facilities.

CORUNNA — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets.

Members of the Core Youth Group from Laingsburg United Methodist Church and Dr. Marsha Brandon at Laingsburg Eye Care donated candy from the church’s trunk-or-treat event on Halloween. Laingsburg Eye Care “bought” unused candy at $1 per pound and shipped it to U.S. troops overseas. As part o…

Sandy Zwolensky, left, is presented with the Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee County's Volunteer of the Year award by the group's Executive Director Helen Howards.

OWOSSO — For nearly 20 years, Caledonia Township resident Sandy Zwolensky has offered area residents an invaluable gift: time for themselves.

OWOSSO — Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee County Thursday honored volunteers for their efforts in helping community members cope with caring for family members.

SHIAWASSEE AREA — In November 2018, voters in Michigan opted to legalize recreational marijuana — approximately 52 percent of voters in Shiawassee County expressed support for the measure.

OWOSSO — Nelson-House Funeral Home is offering, “Hope and Healing” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at D’Mar Banquet & Conference Center, 1488 N. M-52.

OWOSSO — The Owosso Parkinson’s support group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Shiawassee Council on Aging, 300 N. Washington St.

CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday at 149 E. Corunna Ave.

CORUNNA — Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners’ Health and Human Services Committee advanced a motion authorizing the Health Department to accept Michigan Department of Health and Human Services funding totaling $976,548.

OWOSSO — Four medical marijuana provisioning centers are in the process of setting up businesses in the city following their selection in a June 13 lottery drawing.

DURAND — The Durand Union Station museum is offering patrons who struggle with excessive sensory stimuli a way to tone down lights and sounds that may disrupt their ability to enjoy the exhibits.

OWOSSO — Jeffrey Hauk has worked across the country, but he’s happy to be back home utilizing that experience in his job as head of Memorial Healthcare’s Public Safety Department.

OWOSSO — State officials say two monitoring wells located on the vacant site of the former Partz Corporation tested positive for elevated levels of PFAS in September and that could potentially lead to contamination of the Shiawassee River.

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

CHESANING — A benefit is planned for Brett Holland, who is battling cancer.

CORUNNA —Students in Durand high school and middle school receive funding for a school nurse and social worker, following a decision by the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners approval of grant funding.

OWOSSO — Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee is hosting a volunteer training workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Water St.

CORUNNA — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer.

OWOSSO — Action for Child Care (ACC) has been awarded a $10,000 grant by The Carls Foundation for its Sleeping Safely in Shiawassee County and Safeguarding Children in Shiawassee County programs.

OWOSSO — FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, together with Walgreens, the Department of Health and Human Services and United Way of Genesee County, is providing a series of community health clinic events at no cost to make flu vaccination more accessible in underserved communities thro…

LANSING — The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood or platelets to help increase the diversity of the blood supply.