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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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OWOSSO — Sam Schneider set out on a 7-mile hiking trail near Amicalola, Georgia, on a cool morning in early April. Before the day was over, he was back in a hotel room, shivering cold from the wind and the rain.

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OWOSSO — The headline could have read “Corunna man found dead at hospital,” Jim Ruthenberg said Thursday — instead he is alive and feeling well enough to hike several miles.

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OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare’s Institute for Neurosciences and Multiple Sclerosis is moving to the forefront of MS research, becoming the first in the United States to use Neurofilament Light Chain (NfL) testing for MS patients, according Dr. Rany Aburashed, Memorial’s chief of neurology.

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CHESANING — Chesaning Nursing and Rehab, 201 S. Front St., is hosting a free senior health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

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OWOSSO — Pam Starkweather is “retired” but still puts in more hours each week than most between her part-time job and the time she spends at Memorial Healthcare working in the Four Season’s Gift Shop.

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CORUNNA — City council members unanimously approved an ordinance Monday banning the use of e-cigarettes and all related paraphernalia on school property, and all adjacent public properties, such as streets or sidewalks.

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OWOSSO — September is National Suicide Prevention Month and area mental health officials are encouraging people to get training to help others.

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LAINGSBURG — A new class through CARE Shiawassee, to aid people whose family members are using drugs or who have overdosed is slated to begin this week.

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.

OWOSSO — Sam Schneider set out on a 7-mile hiking trail near Amicalola, Georgia, on a cool morning in early April. Before the day was over, he was back in a hotel room, shivering cold from the wind and the rain.

OWOSSO — The headline could have read “Corunna man found dead at hospital,” Jim Ruthenberg said Thursday — instead he is alive and feeling well enough to hike several miles.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare’s Institute for Neurosciences and Multiple Sclerosis is moving to the forefront of MS research, becoming the first in the United States to use Neurofilament Light Chain (NfL) testing for MS patients, according Dr. Rany Aburashed, Memorial’s chief of neurology.

CHESANING — Chesaning Nursing and Rehab, 201 S. Front St., is hosting a free senior health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

OWOSSO — Pam Starkweather is “retired” but still puts in more hours each week than most between her part-time job and the time she spends at Memorial Healthcare working in the Four Season’s Gift Shop.

Students in Alan Dorman’s and Justin McGraw’s science classes toured Memorial Healthcare last week and learned about the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System. Students were allowed to try the machine and get feedback on their surgery skills. They also heard presentations from a variety of health …

OWOSSO — September is National Suicide Prevention Month and area mental health officials are encouraging people to get training to help others.

LAINGSBURG — A new class through CARE Shiawassee, to aid people whose family members are using drugs or who have overdosed is slated to begin this week.

FLINT — McLaren-Flint recently announced Dr. Rachel Thiem has joined the staff as a psychiatrist.

CHESANING — Area residents now have a second option for seeking medical marijuana in the village of Chesaning as a second dispensary officially opened Thursday.

LANSING — Michigan residents are being reminded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to protect themselves from mosquito bites following the confirmation of one case of a mosquito-borne disease in a resident and three other possible cases in the state.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare’s hospice team will be offering a free volunteer training course starting Sept. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

OWOSSO TWP. — Robert Bansick bit down on a brittle french fry and messed up his dental bridge.

OWOSSO — Not a lot of volunteers can say they have devoted more than 19,000 hours over 25 years to a single institution — in this case, a hospital.

OWOSSO — Owosso Parkinson support group meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Shiawassee Council on Aging, 300 N. Washington St.

OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare’s next free Lunch and Learn presentation will from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

DURAND — On Saturday, the Durand Eagle Riders will present their 15th Cruisin’ 4 a Cure Charity Run and, as always, the proceeds go to the family of a child who is coping with cancer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.