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Returns slow to come in; Witt, Dusseau win Deerfield Twp. trustee seats

Posted on November 4th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Returns slow to come in; Witt, Dusseau win Deerfield Twp. trustee seats

The only local races in The Advance coverage area that had been decided by midnight, according to the Lenawee County clerk’s office figures as Nov. 4 arrived were those for the two Deerfield Township trustee seats.

In the hotly contested race, Daniel Witt, Republican incumbent, was the top vote-getter with 457 votes, followed by newcomer Randy Dusseau, no party affiliation stated, with 293 votes. Others running were Christopher VanDyke with 266 votes, Daniel Gilson II at 240, Jamie Franks, Republican, with 221 votes, and Amy Daniels with 69. Daniels, Gilson and VanDyke also ran with no party affiliation.

In addition, the Deerfield Township fire rescue renewal millage passed 594-184.

Riga Township had reported, but its seats were uncontested. Blissfield and Palmyra townships had not reported so their races and the Blissfield Village races were not yet posted. Blissfield’s board of education races had … Read More »


Sept. 2: Adrian College outbreak adds to rising Covid-19 numbers in Lenawee County

Posted on September 2nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Sept. 2: Adrian College outbreak adds to rising Covid-19 numbers in Lenawee County

The coronavirus numbers are climbing in Lenawee County, according to the Lenawee County Health Department and www.michigan.gov. From Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, the local numbers registered an increase of 31 new cases, from 524 on Monday to 555 on Tuesday. Then today, the county reported 579 cases, but the state’s official website reported 587 cases on Sept. 2, which would be another 32 cases.

In sifting through those numbers on the state website, those high numbers actually reflect earlier tests for which results are just coming back on these two days, and the numbers are spread back in days including and since Aug. 24.

On Sept. 1, the health department in the county reported that 256 cases or 48 percent of the cases they had at that time were active cases, meaning the patients are either monitoring at home or hospitalized. … Read More »


July 29: Twelfth Covid-19 death reported in Lenawee County

Posted on July 29th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on July 29: Twelfth Covid-19 death reported in Lenawee County

With no explanation, Lenawee County’s Health Department posted its 12th death from the Novel coronavirus on its website Wednesday, July 29.

There were also five new cases confirmed bringing the case total in Lenawee to 336, comprised of 162 males and 174 females, three of whom are hospitalized. There are 125 recuperating at home and the number who have emerged from isolation has risen to 196 from 187 the day prior. However, those five cases were added to prior days, according to the state’s michigan.gov test reporting site. It showed no new cases in Lenawee today, one Tuesday, three Monday, one Sunday and zero last Saturday.

In addition, there are 42 probable cases (32 females, 10 males) and all have discontinued isolation except two who are monitoring their symptoms at home.

The Michigan Covid-19 case count rose to 80,177 with a total of … Read More »


July 28, 2020: Lenawee County’s coronavirus case count at 331

Posted on July 28th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on July 28, 2020: Lenawee County’s coronavirus case count at 331

The Lenawee County Health Department reported a three-case addition since Monday, July 27, to its overall caseload for a total of 331 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 since its first case in March.

Of these, there are 170 females and 161 males. Three are hospitalized, which is a drop of one since Monday, however, 130 people are still monitoring cases at home and 187 people have discontinued isolation. In addition, there are 41 probable cases with 31 females and 10 males, none of whom as hospitaled and only four of whom are still at home monitoring symptoms.

In Michigan today, there were 79,176 total cases with 6,170 deaths since the coronavirus was identified in the state. There were 669 new cases today and 16 deaths, but 11 of those were found through review of records so actually five were recorded … Read More »


June 17: Michigan reports two Covid-19 deaths statewide today

Posted on June 17th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on June 17: Michigan reports two Covid-19 deaths statewide today

For the second time this week, Michigan’s coronavirus death toll has been two for the day. The other day was Monday, June 15. The state’s total number of Covid-19 cases has reached 60,393 with 204 new cases today. The total deaths are 5792 today.

Lenawee County’s confirmed case count remains at 163 with another 36 probable cases. Two of the confirmed cases remain hospitalized. Of the confirmed cases, 18 are monitoring their symptoms at home and 137 have discontinued their isolation. Six Lenawee women have died of the virus. Of the probable cases, all but three have been released from isolation and the three continue to monitor their symptoms at home.

Nearby, Hillsdale County remains at 170 cases – as it has since late May – and 25 deaths, which has been its toll since June 7. Jackson has had 466 confirmed … Read More »


June 9: Lenawee County records sixth Covid-19 death

Posted on June 9th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on June 9: Lenawee County records sixth Covid-19 death

The Lenawee County Health Department reported the county’s six death from the coronavirus today on its website. Actually, the state of Michigan reported it in its June 8 report.

According to Martha Hall of the health department, the fatality was a 66-year-old female “with underlying health conditions related to increased Covid-19 complications. Each of the deaths here since March have been in females.

The number of cases remained today at 158 cases, however, with 80 males and 78 females having been found to have confirmed coronavirus during this pandemic period. Two remain hospitalized and 26 people are still monitoring their symptoms at home, but 124 people have now discontinued monitoring, which represents an addition of two people over the past 24 hours.

In addition, there have been 33 probable cases. Figures have not changed in several days and all of these cases are … Read More »


37th Annual Blissfield River Raisin Festival postponed until 2021

Posted on June 5th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on 37th Annual Blissfield River Raisin Festival postponed until 2021

In an evening meeting Tuesday, June 2, the Blissfield River Raisin Festival committee postponed the 37th Annual Blissfield River Raisin Festival until July 2021. The committee has issued the following statement from Rick Allen, president: 

     “After much consideration and soul searching, it is with great sadness that the Blissfield River Raisin Festival Committee is announcing the postponement of the 37th annual River Raisin Festival to July 8-10, 2021. This postponement is due, in part, to maintaining the health and safety of our many thousands of visitors throughout the weekend. There is also much uncertainty that remains around the coronavirus (Covid-19) and the timing of the opening of our state for fairs and festivals.      “Our sympathies go out to the many vendors, entertainers, our … Read More »


June 5: Fifth coronavirus death reported in Lenawee County

Posted on June 5th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on June 5: Fifth coronavirus death reported in Lenawee County

  The fifth Lenawee County fatality from the coronavirus was reported in the Lenawee County Health Department figures Thursday afternoon.      However, the state figures from Wednesday did prove to be wrong for Lenawee leaving the county at 155 cases today for third day in a row. For several days before that, the total count had been 154 positive cases since the first was confirmed in March. Those who have had or still have Covid-19 include 79 males and 76 females. Three people are hospitalized at this time, with 27 monitoring their symptoms at home and 120 who have discontinued isolation.      In addition, there has been no change in the “probable” county cases with 34 total – 12 males and 22 females, none of whom … Read More »


HEH to distribute FREE MILK in Old Road Dinner Train lot Saturday, June 6

Posted on June 5th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on HEH to distribute FREE MILK in Old Road Dinner Train lot Saturday, June 6

Blissfield’s Hope and Encouragement for Humanity, supported by the Blissfield Fire Department and the Old Road Dinner Train, will distribute FREE milk Saturday, June 6, from noon to  3 p.m.  in the Dinner Train parking lot, U.S. 223 in Blissfield.

HEH has 5,000 gallons of 2 percent milk to give away, no questions asked. This is a no-contact pickup, so recipients are asked to please stay in their vehicle and volunteers will load the milk for them. Recipients may request up to 15 gallons.


State COVID-19 data shown on new online dashboard

Posted on May 27th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on State COVID-19 data shown on new online dashboard

News release from michigan.gov 5-26-2020

LANSING – A new, online dashboard launched this week that visually illustrates COVID-19 risks and trends in Michigan, providing residents with important information about the pandemic status where they live and work. 

Developed
through a collaboration between the Michigan departments of Health and
Human Services and Labor and Economic Opportunity and the University of
Michigan, dashboard data is divided into Michigan Economic Recovery
Committee (MERC) regions. 

MERC
regions were developed by merging Michigan’s Emergency Preparedness
Regions and Michigan’s labor sheds – the major areas of the state where
people live and travel to work based on U.S. Department of Labor data –
so that any outbreak resulting from a return to work could be handled
effectively under public health laws. 

“The most important thing we can do right now is listen to the experts and follow the medical … Read More »



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