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Police seek witnesses to fatal crash

Posted on October 11th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Police seek witnesses to fatal crash

A 29-year old Toledo, Ohio, woman is dead as a result of a single-vehicle crash on Yankee Road east of Riga Highway, Saturday night, Oct. 7.
According to a news release from Michigan State Police F/Lt. Cuevas of the Monroe Post, troopers  responded at approximately 11:48 p.m. and discovered the Tiffany Lynn Shaw, 29, who was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services personnel.
The Michigan State Police are asking anyone who may have additional information or
witnessed the crash to contact the Monroe Post at 734-242-3500.

For the complete story, please see the Oct. 11, 2017, edition of The Advance. For weekly delivery to your home, please call 517-486-2400.


Townships discuss potential for sharing services

Posted on October 11th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Townships discuss potential for sharing services

By MELISSA BURNOR

A continuing conversation about consolidating fire and emergency medical services took place Oct. 4.  Faced with rising operational costs, equipment costs, demanding training requirements, rising medical calls and fewer people ready to answer the call some local township leaders are researching an idea of consolidating services.
Supervisors from Blissfield, Riga, Ogden, Palmyra and Madison townships met at the Blissfield Township Hall.  Blissfield Township hall.  Deerfield Township Supervisor Ron Cousino was also invited but did not attend. Blissfield Township Al Navarro said the reason stated was that at the current time Deerfield has a full roster and no pressing needs that would compel them to look at alternatives.
Ogden Township Supervisor Richard Marks attended the meeting mainly he said for information.
“We are very happy with Madison, he said, we have no reason to look elsewhere.”
Riga Township Supervisor Gary Kastel said that … Read More »


Festival goes on with big schedule despite carnival no-show

Posted on July 13th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Festival goes on with big schedule despite carnival no-show

At approximately noon on Wednesday the River Raisin Festival Committee issued a statement.  The carnival company contracted to bring rides to the 34th annual event will not be showing up this year.

“It is with much disappointment that we must acknowledge the fact that the carnival we signed a contract with has failed to show to our 2017 event,” a statement on the Blissfield River Raisin Festival social media account  said.
The festival committee said there are plenty of other activities that will entertain people during the festival.

The Old National Kids Corner has several activities and lots of entertainment on the Tugboat Stage, sponsored by Bailey Family Chiropractic.

There will be additional inflatables brought in to use in place of the carnival. Plenty of festival food vendors and merchant vendors and crafters will be open throughout the event. There is a new train … Read More »


Blissfield pool, BD school levies pass

Posted on May 2nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Blissfield pool, BD school levies pass

The voters of Blissfield and Britton Deerfield went to the polls Tuesday, May 2, and approved the ballot issues before them.

Blissfield will have a new swimming pool as a result of a 506-331 vote of approval for the project for two mills over 20 years.

Britton Deerfield approved a two-mill sinking fund for five years by a vote of 337 yes to 295 no.


Tornado siren tests to sound April 20

Posted on April 11th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Tornado siren tests to sound April 20

Residents of Lenawee County should be aware that the county will be testing its tornado sirens at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The annual tests are conducted to ensure that proper notification will be provided to residents in case of any emergency weather crisis.
For the state of Michigan, its official tornado season usually spans from mid-June to mid-July, however, tornadoes could appear in the state during April and May.


River Raisin floods over April 8 weekend

Posted on April 11th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on River Raisin floods over April 8 weekend

An inch of rain on already saturated ground Friday drained into the already swollen River Raisin adding to the water that overflowed the banks that was evident in both the Bachmayer Park and Ellis Playground on Saturday in Blissfield. Areas of the park were still submerged Monday afternoon.
By Saturday afternoon, Blissfield Chief of Police Dale Greenleaf was on patrol in the village limits, at times parking at the entrance of Ellis Park off

U.S. 223, blocking off any possible entrance to the park, which was also roped off with caution tape due the high waters creeping up the park’s entrance. Traffic cones and orange pylons on the park’s driving lane were nearly submerged in water down near the Ellis Park softball fields that same afternoon. This was the second straight week that heavy and persistent rainfall caused the river to spill … Read More »


Featherless Bingo April 1 in Deerfield

Posted on March 28th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Featherless Bingo April 1 in Deerfield

DEERFIELD — A “Featherless Bingo” event will be hosted by Council #7832, Knights of Columbus,  April 1 at Light Of Christ Deerfield Salt Center
Many prizes including hams are offered. Door open at 6 p.m. and snacks are available.  For details, please call 734-269-2279.


SMCC gets past Madison men in regional final

Posted on March 15th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off on SMCC gets past Madison men in regional final

The Madison men’s basketball team battled to the regional final buzzer, but it was a three-point buzzer-beating basket by SMCC that finished their season, 57-54, despite the fact that the Trojans had been down by 16 points in the third quarter. They tied the game with six seconds left in the regional contest before the Falcons sank the big basket.


Royal women see end to season

Posted on March 15th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off on Royal women see end to season

The Blissfield women’s basketball team bade the 2016-17 season farewell in Tuesday night’s state quarterfinal game to Detroit Edison.

The final score in the Royals’ season was 58-45.

For Brad Heineman’s story, please see the March 22 edition of The Advance.


District basketball title won by Madison men

Posted on March 10th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off on District basketball title won by Madison men

The Madison Trojans secured the district men’s basketball title Friday night in a 45-40 win over Addison at Sand Creek High School.

Madison will move on to the first round of regional play against Ann Arbor Greenhills at 8 p.m. Monday in Hudson.



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