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Lenawee County copes with mid-March snowstorm

Posted on March 12th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

By Melissa Burnor
The Lenawee County Road Commission and the Michigan Department of Transportaton are getting multiple reports of impassable roads from Lenawee County 911 dispatch this afternoon. Road crews as well as police and fire departments are also reporting whiteout conditions as they respond to calls and accidents.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that is scheduled to expire at 3 p.m. but conditions remain very hazardous. A Blissfield police officer on his way to Adrian discovered a vehicle in the ditch at on US223 near Ogden Highway in Palmyra Township at approximately 2 p.m.. Police and fire crews were also responding to a multi-car crash at Carleton Road and M156 in Dover Township about 11 miles west of Adrian at 2:30 p.m. and were having difficulty with road conditions.

Lenawee County Road Commission Operations Manager said Tuesday … Read More »

1:30 p.m. March 12: Bobcat Regional final still on

Posted on March 12th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, the Regional final between the Whiteford Bobcat men and Detroit Consortium at Clinton High School is still on, according to Bobcat coach Jim Ross.

The Advance will advise here at if we learn of a change in plans.


Travelers advisory issued in Lenawee County

Posted on March 12th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

Blowing snow and driving conditions are creating hazardous driving conditions throughout the county. Additional snowfall is expected throughout the day, according to Curtis Parsons, Lenawee County Emergency Management coordinator, said. He urged residents to use caution in a news release received at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Snow continues to fall in Blissfield, with blowing and drifting as of 10:55 a.m. Driving conditions are very slippery.


Lady Royals’ journey ends at quarterfinal

Posted on March 11th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The mighty Lady Royals ended a spectacular basketball season where they reigned at number-one in the state for Class C for weeks, won their District and Region, but fell Tuesday night 50-47 to Grosse Pointe University Liggett.

It was a tight game all night for the quarterfinal game at Whitmore Lake. First quarter, the Royals trailed by two at 11-9; at the Blissfield was down by one at 20-19. But at the end of the third quarter, the Royals were on top 34-33.

Please see the March 19, 2014, edition of The Advance to read about this game, but don’t miss the story of the Royals’ stellar regional win in the March 12, 2014, edition on newsstands now!

Blissfield snow emergency goes into effect at 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 12

Posted on March 11th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

A Snow Emergency has been declared in the Village of Blissfield by the authority of the chief of police. 
The Snow Emergency will be effective on March 12 at 6 a.m.
The declared emergency means that any motor vehicle, trailer, or moveable object must be removed from public streets. Vehicles parked in these areas during the time of the declared emergency are subject to being towed and ticketed by the police department in accordance with Blissfield Village Ordinance, Part 52, Section 52.013, Subsection 2.5d(f). Owners of such vehicles will be responsible for all tickets, towing and storage fees.
Additionally, property owners are reminded that it is a violation of the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code as adopted by Blissfield Village Ordinance, Part 62, to blow and/or deposit snow/ice onto public streets, sidewalks or municipal parking areas. Any person discovered to be … Read More »

Whiteford men win first round of regionals

Posted on March 10th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

After a tough first half that found Whiteford leading Clinton by five, the Bobcats blew it wide open in the second half to defeat the Redskins on their own court in the first round of regionals by a score of 82-48.

Whiteford had claimed the District title by defeating Erie-Mason on its home floor by a score of 61-51 Friday night.

For the complete stories on these games, please see the March 12, 2015, edition of The Advance, on newsstands Tuesday!

Royals win women’s regional title; advance to quarterfinal

Posted on March 6th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield Royals continued their undefeated season Thursday night by winning the regional crown with a dominating 57-25 victory over Detroit Consortia.

The Royals are looking to continue their winning ways in the state tournament next week in Whitmore Lake taking on Grosse Pointe Woods in quarterfinal action Tuesday, March 11. If they win there, it’s on to the Breslin Center for semi finals at Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Tuckerman won’t run for county board again

Posted on March 5th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

Lenawee County Commission Chairman John Tuckerman (R), Blissfield, said Monday he does not plan on seeking a seventh term as the seventh district commissioner. Tuckerman was first elected in 2002 to the commission and is serving his fourth year as the chairman.

Tuckerman’s term expires Dec. 31. Anyone interested in seeking the seventh district commission seat must submit a completed petition to the Lenawee County Clerk by May 1 to be on the August primary ballot.

For the complete story, please see the March 5, 2014, edition of The Advance.

Blissfield celebrates Reading Month in March

Posted on March 5th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

March is National Reading Month, and local elementary schools are encouraging students to turn off the television and turn the pages of a good book instead. Blissfield Elementary School is using a “Reading Fiesta” to show students that March “is Nacho ordinary month.”

Second-and third-grade students kicked off their reading activities this past Monday with custom canvas paintings featuring a Dr. Seuss quote of their choice.

Students worked under the guidance of BES teachers Sandi Porter and Christina Shearer to celebrate the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss.

A few of the highlights among this month’s activities are:

March 7 — Visiting author Joe Kelley reading her children’s book “Pete the Popcorn”

March 11 — Family Reading Night at the school

March 14— Dress like your favorite book character

March 21 — Read in your pajamas at school March 26: Read an article in the newspaper

March 27 — … Read More »

Royal men win first round in Districts

Posted on March 4th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield Royals men’s basketball team won its opening District tournament round Monday night, defeating the Britton Deerfield Patriots by a score of 79-58 at Erie-Mason High School.

The Royals advance to play Erie-Mason in the semifinal game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. The Whiteford Bobcats enter tournament play, having drawn a bye in the first round, playing Summerfield at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The winners will play each other Friday night at Erie-Mason for the District crown.

For the full story on Blissfield’s opening round win, please see the March 5, 2014, edition of The Advance.