Curwood Festival Beautiful Baby Contest Winners

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THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS of the 2015 Curwood Festival Beautiful Baby Contest are, from left, Nolan Coleman, being held by his mom, Cassie Coleman; and Natalie Schanick, being held by her mom, Jocelyn Sheridan. Nolan is the son of Adam and Cassie Coleman of Laingsburg, and a finalist in the 12-24 month division. Natalie is the daughter of Jocelyn Sheridan and Danny Schanick, of Owosso, and a finalist in the 3-4 year old division. The contest was held Saturday, April 11 at the Baker College Welcome Center. There were 42 entrants this year. Both winners received a free photography session with Ashley Rose Photography and a chance to ride in each of Curwood’s two parades: Kids in Curwood Country Parade and the Heritage Parade.

Congressman Moolenaar Visits Shiawassee County

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Michigan’s 4th Congressional District Representative to the U.S. House, John Moolenaar, toured the Rugged Liner offices on Wednesday, April 8, during his trip to Shiawassee County. Here he chats with Director of Special Projects Suzanne Kayser in front of one of the nine Rugged Liner loading docks. The company ships its products to 70 countries worldwide. They also are the primary provider of bed liners for GM’s Canyon and Colorado trucks. With them were Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Justin Horvath (left) and SEDP Vice President Brent Jones (right). After leaving Rugged Liner, Rep. Moolenaar toured Michigan Tank and Equipment, Great Lakes Central Railroad, Midwest Bus and Hanson Brick. The group had lunch at Lula’s Louisiana Cookhouse, downtown Owosso.

The Bagelman’ to Open

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Starting in mid-April, customers craving bagels from The Bagelman, Michael Reath, won’t have to wait until Saturdays during Farmers Market season to get them. The “New York Style Bagel Eatery” will be opening at 210 S. Washington in downtown Owosso, offering breakfast and lunch sandwiches, soups and desserts, in addition to Reath’s wellknown bagels in as many as 15 flavors. The shop will offer dining in with seating for up to 37, takeout and small deliveries. They also plan to offer some outdoor seating in the summer. Reath started at the Downtown Farmers Market four years ago selling his bagels. Over time, customers started asking for a place to buy his bagels year-round and during the week. One day, a friend of Reath’s, Linda Beeman, took a bag of bagels to a friend of hers in East Lansing, Aaron Hoffman. Hoffman liked the bagels so much he asked to meet Reath.

Joshua’s House Adding Shiawassee Location

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oshua’s House International held an informational and fundraising brunch at Byron’s First United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 21, as their step in an effort to gauge the community’s interest in the charitable foundation’s services. The group is looking into adding a facility in the Shiawassee or Genesee County area and is beginning the fundraising effort as they look for a suitable building. The organization is currently located in Clare, but they are seeking to expand their services to include up to six Michigan communities in the near future.

Local Businessman Provides Products

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RIVERS Security Specialists (RSS) of Owosso is making a name for itself in the area of physical facility security. Approximately two years ago, RSS acquired another security fabricating business. “We’ve been making the product for about 14 years for the other company and about two years ago we bought the business,” said Ernie Rivers (right). Since then RSS, at 1650 E. South Street in Owosso, has been busy locally and throughout the United States, Canada and Central and South America creating Window Guards, Door Shields and other security devices for commercial businesses and homes.