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OVID-ELSIE — Marauder Kids Learning Zone preschool friends were visited by Ovid mail carrier Mary Perrien recently. She stopped in to show students her mail truck, talk about sending mail and teach about her job as a carrier.

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LAINGSBURG — Laingsburg High School’s Red Thunder Robotics For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) competitive team recently received $5,000 from the Laingsburg Educational Advancement Foundation, and $100 as the chosen charity of Modern Woodmen of America Hometown …

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Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole, Deputy Williams and “Safety Pup” recently visited Marauder Kids Learning Zone to talk about the responsibilities of a police officer.

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Perry Public Schools board members were recognized as part of Board Appreciation Month at the Jan. 20 meeting.

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St. Paul Catholic School since early November has been involved in a variety of service activities. The activities kicked off with a food drive competition for the Michigan/Michigan State game, which brought in almost 1,200 non-perishable food items to benefit the parish food pantry. Later, …

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Third-graders at Laingsburg Elementary School made fleece blankets for the Laingsburg Area Food Bank this winter. Every year, Christine Samson’s class does a community service project instead of having a traditional gift exchange. “This is a great way for students to think about others and t…

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ELSIE — The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors a Good Citizen Program that recognizes high school seniors from all over the country who have demonstrated dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee Regional Education Service District is still seeking interested eighth-graders to take the SAT exam in December.

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OWOSSO TWP. — The DeVries Nature Conservancy hosted its annual fall festival Saturday afternoon, attracting hundreds of people to the event.

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Perry students enjoyed a special breakfast, cooked and served by staff, Friday morning to celebrate homecoming at Perry High School.

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PERRY — The Book Partners Program will start soon at Perry Elementary School with second-graders in need of extra practice reading.

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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.

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OWOSSO — Recently, the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District’s Countywide Career and Technical Education students, who are in the Criminal Justice II Program, participated in the Black History Month Expo at Baker College of Owosso.

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PERRY — The Perry seventh- and eighth-grade, and high school symphonic bands all received 1st division ratings during the the MSBOA District V Band & Orchestra Festival March 8-9 at Perry High School.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department recently received a donation of books from the Shiawassee-Owosso Kiwanis Club, Kiwanis Club of Owosso and the Shiawassee District Library.

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LAINGSBURG — Laingsburg High School’s competitive FIRST Robotics team, Red Thunder Robotics, recently hosted a public reveal and a live stream of the unveiling of its newest 105-pound robot, Opportunity, which it will be taking to regional and statewide Destination: Deep Space competitions i…

Owosso High School this week announced its December students of the month. Students honored include, front, from left, SaShaley Bailey, Grace Basso, Barbara Shepard and Kyle Harris. In the second row are Kate Grinnell, Keera Barnhill, Alaina Poggiali, Tony Reyes, Draven Barrett and Wyatt Mac…

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The Shiawassee chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) hosted its December luncheon at the RESD Monday. The Owosso High School madrigals, directed by Jessica Niewkoop, performed.

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A young girl visits a “Nutcracker” ballerina during Laingsburg’s Winterfest celebration Saturday evening.

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As a part of Giving Tuesday and #raiseUPshiawassee, a group of 19 nonprofits hosted the Find Your Non-Profit Soulmate event Nov. 19 at The Armory in Owosso. Attendees who signed up to volunteer had the opportunity to win a basket filled with goodies from many area Owosso businesses and organ…

Durand Middle School staff and students, with help from Darrel Brown’s fifth-grade links class, celebrated Thanksgiving by giving back to the community. They raised $140 for The American Cancer Society and collected 1,090 canned goods for the Lennon Food Pantry.

New Lothrop kindergarten students have been learning about the past and present in social studies. This week, Amber Whitman’s kindergartners did activities to compare things from the past to now. Students made whipped cream by hand, and taste-tested it against to store-bought whipped cream. …

Perry Elementary students in Heidi Burns’ class recently had an opportunity to be creative, making and decorating turkeys to celebrate the season.

St. Paul Catholic School students recently performed “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Kelli Porter led students involved with the drama club.

Third-grade students from Elsa Meyer Elementary School participated in the First Lego League Jr. competition at Kettering University. in Flint Boomtown Build was the challenge. The team created a handicapped accessible building, environmentally friendly, durable, with a computer code to oper…

Corunna Middle School’s fourth- through sixth-grade team is seen before competing at Kettering. In front are coach Brandon Wagner, Robbie Jackson and Colton Moses. In the middle, from left, are Elliott Carr, Ben Justice, Gavin Schuetz, Harvey Rivette and Emma Combs. In back are Ben Feldpausc…

ELSIE — The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors a Good Citizen Program that recognizes high school seniors from all over the country who have demonstrated dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.

Elite Early Learning Center in Owosso celebrated “Thankful For Thursday” Nov. 21, which encouraged enrolled children to bring someone to school with them they were thankful to have in their life. Some of the things the children were thankful for included family, tractors, friends, applesauce…

Owosso High School recently announced its November students of the month. In front, from left, are Emily Heise, Kaylee Chapman, Joseph Marcotte and Jordan Sowash. In back are Gage Dingman, Lauren Gaskin, Harper Newell, Claire Drake, Arthur Mills, Thomas Pettigrew, Madison Woods, Aiden Fry, M…

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…

Owosso Public Schools recently accepted150 winter hats for students at Owosso’s three elementary schools from Agnew Sign Company. From left are Agnew team members Cory Agnew, Karen Bridgewater, Kyle Brabant, Kaiden Agnew, Carter Agnew, and Mark Agnew, and Bryant Principal Shelly Collison, Em…

Monday, Perry Elementary School students honored local veterans on Veterans Day. Veterans and their families braved the first taste of winter weather to enjoy breakfast, hear The Pledge of Allegiance recited by the kindergarten class and songs sung by the second-grade class.

Recently a group of high school students from the Shiawassee Career and Technical countywide criminal justice class toured the Shiawassee County Jail. Assistant Jail Administrator Casey Colbry, back, showed the students what happens when a person gets arrested and is processed by the correct…

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Emerson teacher Jenny Verlinde said the Owosso Public Schools Foundation granted classes funds for materials so kindergartners have more Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) supplies to use. Students have more hands-on and engaging activities that encourage them to be think…

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Owosso’s Central Elementary School third-graders visited Homeless Angels’ Owosso Campus Nov. 4 to kick off their kindness projects. Students helped stock shelves and received a tour of the new shelter in Owosso. Some students were surprised to see and hear how families in the community do no…

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Principals Shannon Knapp and Becky Shankster traveled to Washington, D.C., with students, parents and staff Oct. 8-12. There were 92 eighth- and ninth-grade students. After visiting the U.S. Capitol Building, students had the opportunity of visiting the White House. Included in the tour, wer…

Shiawassee County Road commission worker Dave O’Berry poses with his biggest fan, Gibbson Brunet. Gibbson dressed up as “Snowplow Dave” for Halloween.

The Durand Middle School unified Special Olympics team recently received a national banner for their commitment and participation in Special Olympics.

Owosso High School this week announced its October students of the month. Front row, from left, are Sophia Montenegro, Angela Denning, Daniel Apsey, Jacob Porter and Simi Kaur. In the second row are Kendall Anderson, Cameron Temple, Sean Dewley, Daniel Strauss, Megan Russell, Elizabeth Tolru…

Jacalynn Buza’s second-graders welcomed Erika Sumbera’s preschool students Oct. 21 from Bentley Bright Beginnings. Together the students took part in many fall-related activities, listened to a story and had a snack.

Owosso Bryant Elementary fourth-graders learned about economics Oct. 21. Volunteers from Junior Achievement spent the day with students and taught about choosing a business to open, how to create a business, how to grow it and run it.

Owosso St. Paul Catholic School students and staff worked toward thinking of others and service toward their community this month. The entire school worked to support Memorial Healthcare’s annual peanut butter and jelly drive. Donations of peanut butter/nut butters, jelly, as well as monetar…

Members of Burns Grange recently completed this year’s distribution of dictionaries to the third-graders in Shiawassee County. Eight-hundred-forty-six books were handed out at Byron, Durand, New Lothrop, Corunna, Owosso, Ovid-Elsie, Morrice, Perry, Laingsburg, Laingsburg Christian and Owosso…

CORUNNA — The Shiawassee Regional Education Service District is still seeking interested eighth-graders to take the SAT exam in December.

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For the third straight year, Owosso Middle School seventh-graders ended a two-week early human unit with a hands-on, inquiry-based learning activity. The Michigan State University Anthropology Department shared an interactive experience in which students investigated mold castings of early h…

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Owosso High School student council members Ava Penrod, Reese Thayer and Madison Salander raised $165 for the Memorial Healthcare Cancer Center recently. With every glass of lemonade purchased, staff and students received pink breast cancer awareness ribbons.

OWOSSO TWP. — The DeVries Nature Conservancy hosted its annual fall festival Saturday afternoon, attracting hundreds of people to the event.

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Ovid-Elsie students drove their tractors to school during homecoming week.

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Perry students enjoyed a special breakfast, cooked and served by staff, Friday morning to celebrate homecoming at Perry High School.

Courtney Henige’s sixth-graders at New Lothrop Elementary School are seen building rockets for an October launch.

Second-grade students from Elsa Meyer Elementary in Corunna recently participated in Rural Education Day at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds. Students learned about life on the farm. The activities gave students a better understanding of how their food is produced, how to care for animals a…

PERRY — The Book Partners Program will start soon at Perry Elementary School with second-graders in need of extra practice reading.

Several Corunna Public Schools students recently performed in the Lebowsky Center’s presentation of “Matilda.” More than 3,000 people attended the performances. From left are Alexis Golab, Marissa Rowe, Emerson Massey, Maddie Sadler, Isla Sule, Levi Heck, teacher Michael Windnagle, Aspen Mil…

Every year, Owosso High School’s Virtual Enterprise classes establish and operate virtual businesses for the duration of the school year. Students are given an organizational chart and asked to select the job they would most like to perform. Then they interview for that position. Local busin…