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BENNINGTON TWP. — Fortitude Outdoor Fitness & Venue owner Alec Faber is trying to bring a new event to the area: a music festival featuring five bands.

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OWOSSO TWP. — The Shiawassee Conservation District, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, is offering free nitrate and nitrite screening for well water.

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CHESANING — The village council June 30 took no action and allowed a 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana licenses to expire — opening up the village once again for new business applications.

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CORUNNA — An Owosso woman charged with 10 counts of fourth-degree vulnerable adult abuse is set for a pre-trial conference in 66th District Court Tuesday, and then possibly a jury trial.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare’s Board of Trustees this week announced it has named a new chairman, and added two new members.

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DETROIT — Memorial Healthcare will pay $74,418 and furnish other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced Thursday.

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OWOSSO — A staged extrication took place in the parking lot of Baker College of Owosso as a part of a training exercise that included the Owosso Fire Department and students from the Shiawassee RESD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Countywide Health Science Academy II program.

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SHIAWASSEE TWP. — Area children were in the driver’s seat Friday night, stepping behind the wheel of fire trucks, police cruisers — even a cement mixer — as part of the annual Touch-A-Truck event at the county fairgrounds.

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OWOSSO — Students in the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District’s Health Science Academy II program recently completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program.

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CORUNNA — A chiropractic office has moved into new quarters and has a new name.

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PERRY TWP. — The township board approved an ordinance June 5 to “prohibit the establishment of marihuana facilities establishments within the boundaries of Perry Township,” but that may not be the final word on the topic.

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CORUNNA — On June 3, the Corunna City Council voted 3-2 to move toward opting out of allowing recreational marijuana businesses, but City Manager Joe Sawyer said the council hasn’t completed the process to make the move official.

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OWOSSO — The Owosso Parkinson Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Shiawassee Council on Aging, 300 N. Washinton St.

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BENNINGTON TWP. — Theresa Riley, 53, of Caledonia Township knew she was carrying too much weight, but it wasn’t until the extra pounds led to health problems that she reached the tipping point.

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OWOSSO — The American Red Cross blood drives are moving, starting Tuesday, to the Owosso VFW, 519 S. Chipman St.

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OWOSSO — The Owosso Medical Group (OMG) re-opened its urgent care facility Friday, after a six-week renovation geared toward improving patient flow and providing better service to the community.

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OWOSSO — City officials revealed Monday they received 110 applications to obtain one of just four medical marijuana provisioning center licenses it plans to award.

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

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. June 14 at Memorial’s Auditorium, 826 W. King St.

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OWOSSO — In recognition of National Cancer Survivor Day, Memorial Healthcare will be hosting its annual cancer survivor day Thursday.

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PERRY — The Perry branch of the Community District Library will host an informational program about qomen’s pelvic floor health at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced Amy Gibson, a registered radiographer in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Perry Family Practice, as its May Employee of the Month.

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OWOSSO — The Memorial Healthcare Community Wellness, Nutrition and Diabetes Center is presenting a pre-diabetes class from 1 to 3 p.m. June 3 and 10 at the Community Wellness, Nutrition and Diabetes Center, 317 S. Elm St., Suite 202.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Medical Associate’s primary care offices participated in the “Improving Antibiotic Stewardship Program” and were recognized at the MPRO Governor’s Award of Excellence Ceremony May 8 with awards for each primary care office for their performance in appropriate antibiotic uti…

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CORUNNA — The annual Shiawassee County Relay For Life — which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those who have died from the disease — takes place from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at McCurdy Park.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare officials broke ground Wednesday on a new facility that will house the organization’s neurological, orthopedic and rehabilitative therapy services, and provide a home to a new community wellness center.

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OWOSSO — Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable, mental health officials say.

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LANSING — Effective May 1, medical marijuana patients in Michigan who apply for their marijuana registry card online may use their approval email as a temporary substitute for a valid registry card in order to obtain their medication the same day they are approved.

OWOSSO — The American Red Cross blood drives are moving, starting Tuesday, to the Owosso VFW, 519 S. Chipman St.

OWOSSO — The Owosso Medical Group (OMG) re-opened its urgent care facility Friday, after a six-week renovation geared toward improving patient flow and providing better service to the community.

OWOSSO — City officials revealed Monday they received 110 applications to obtain one of just four medical marijuana provisioning center licenses it plans to award.

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

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. June 14 at Memorial’s Auditorium, 826 W. King St.

OWOSSO — In recognition of National Cancer Survivor Day, Memorial Healthcare will be hosting its annual cancer survivor day Thursday.

PERRY — The Perry branch of the Community District Library will host an informational program about qomen’s pelvic floor health at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare has announced Amy Gibson, a registered radiographer in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Perry Family Practice, as its May Employee of the Month.

OWOSSO — The Memorial Healthcare Community Wellness, Nutrition and Diabetes Center is presenting a pre-diabetes class from 1 to 3 p.m. June 3 and 10 at the Community Wellness, Nutrition and Diabetes Center, 317 S. Elm St., Suite 202.

OWOSSO — Memorial Medical Associate’s primary care offices participated in the “Improving Antibiotic Stewardship Program” and were recognized at the MPRO Governor’s Award of Excellence Ceremony May 8 with awards for each primary care office for their performance in appropriate antibiotic uti…

CORUNNA — The annual Shiawassee County Relay For Life — which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those who have died from the disease — takes place from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at McCurdy Park.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare officials broke ground Wednesday on a new facility that will house the organization’s neurological, orthopedic and rehabilitative therapy services, and provide a home to a new community wellness center.

OWOSSO — Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable, mental health officials say.

LANSING — Effective May 1, medical marijuana patients in Michigan who apply for their marijuana registry card online may use their approval email as a temporary substitute for a valid registry card in order to obtain their medication the same day they are approved.

Renae Thomas of Corunna is shown using a free video relay phone service available for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who use sign language. The Sorenson Communications service is now available at the Corunna branch of the Community District Library. A camera and relay equipment are att…

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare announced this week that Tabitha Wintermute, a certified medical assistant at Laingsburg Primary Care, is the facility’s April employee of the month.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — The Alliance For a Drug-Free Shiawassee is presenting a series of free events during National Prevention Week (May 12-18) to raise awareness about local substance abuse.

CORUNNA —The American Red Cross needs donors to give blood and platelets during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year to help ensure that trauma centers are prepared the moment an injured patient arrives.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Fewer children in Shiawassee County are living in poverty and more students are graduating on time — two bright spots in the 2019 Kids Count Data Book, released Monday by the Michigan League For Public Policy.

OWOSSO — Betty Mael didn’t expect to volunteer at Memorial Healthcare for long when she began, but five decades after starting, she’s still at it.

OWOSSO — Hollie Drake has been helping area residents attain a healthier lifestyle through good nutrition and exercise for 2 1/2 years at her teaching wellness center, Healthy Living By Hollie, at 221 Ball St.

OWOSSO — Thursday, “MVP” Memorial Healthcare hospice volunteers were honored at the annual hospice volunteer appreciation dinner with more than 60 people in attendance.

Owosso Public Schools’ Emerson Elementary School student council purchased stuffed animals with the funds raised from their Hugs & Squeezes fundraiser for Valentine’s Day. Students purchased more than 25 stuffed animals to give to the Shiawassee County Department of Health and Human Serv…

CORUNNA — The Shiawassee Regional Education Service District (RESD) HOSA chapter recently attended the state leadership conference in Grand Rapids.

OWOSSO — Saturday, the Shiawassee Family YMCA is hosting a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

CORUNNA — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets during National Volunteer Month this April.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare is hosting a free cancer screening event from 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at the Medical Arts Building, 721 N. Shiawassee St.

OWOSSO — Respite Volunteer training is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon April 15 at the Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee office in Owosso.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare Thursday announced it has implemented visitor restrictions for the entire hospital, including its long-term care units, because of increased flu problems.

CORUNNA— Area residents Donna and Curtis Doneth plan to raise money and awareness to fight multiple sclerosis Saturday by leading a “wagon train for MS” from the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds to downtown Corunna.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare and the Michigan State University Extension program invite area teens to participate in the Cooking Matters for Teens program.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare’s Community Wellness, Nutrition and Diabetes Center is hosting a Healthy Harvest event on Mondays for four weeks.

OWOSSO — AJ Gajera, a pharmacist for 19 years, worked for the past three as the pharmacy manager at Walgreen’s in Owosso.

OWOSSO — This week, Memorial Healthcare, in collaboration with the Shiawassee County Health Department and the Shiawassee Community Health Needs Assessment Team, will begin its survey of Shiawassee County residents as part of a community health assessment process.