Competitive Bid for State Senate Race

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  MATTHEW SHEPARD, Tom Barrett and Kelly Rossman-McKinney spoke at the SRCC Topics @ Twelve luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 30.  (Independent Photo/Karen Mead-Elford)   by Karen Mead-Elford, co-editor Michigan’s Senate race for District 24 was […]

Finding a Way, Together

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  ALEXIS SMITH (center) is the most recent graduate of the Shiawassee County Drug Court, which debuted in 2016 under the leadership of 35th Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart.        After battling […]

Seeking Holiday Stories and Poems

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The editors at The Independent are inviting all area high school students (grades 9 through 12) to submit a creative story or poem for publication consideration in our special Thanksgiving edition. The following rules apply: […]

World War II POW Program at Owosso Library

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The Owosso branch of the Shiawassee District Library will host a program about WWII prisoner of war (POW) camps in Michigan at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The program will include the camp […]

Shrek the Musical

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  THE OHS DRAMA CLUB/PERFORMING ARTS DEPT. will be performing “Shrek the Musical” in the Owosso High School Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Online ticket purchases are […]