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BD crowns Winterfest royalty

Posted on March 3rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

Britton Deerfield crowned its Winterfest queen, Andrea Frank, and king, Ben Huff Friday during a school pep rally.

Blissfield buses vandalized

Posted on February 26th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

It was fortunate Blissfield did not have school Friday after it was discovered that vandals had cut at least 22 tires on several school buses early Friday morning. If school had not been canceled, buses would not have been able to transport students. Two males dressed in dark clothing and dark hoodies were seen vandalizing the buses and cutting tires on security camera footage. Cords attached to the diesel engines were also unplugged.

‘Dublin Style’ name of Blissfield Concert Series’ March 8 event

Posted on February 26th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

The Blissfield Community Concert Series will present “Dublin Style” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Blissfield Presbyterian Church. The performance will feature the Tecumseh Fiddlers, who will be performing a program composed of Celtic-inspired music.

The Tecumseh Fiddlers are an extracurricular performance ensemble comprised of 19 high school members of the Tecumseh Schools Orchestra. The fiddlers have performed at several local festivals, including the Tecumseh Ice Sculpture Festival, Clinton Fall Festival and the Adrian Art-A-Licious Festival.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students K-12. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Royal Expressions in downtown Blissfield, the Blissfield Village office and at the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Tecumseh. If tickets are still available at the time of the show, they will be available for purchase at the door. For more information visit

BD celebrates Winterfest

Posted on February 26th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

Britton Deerfield High School will celebrate Winterfest this week culminating in the crowning of the Winterfest king and queen Friday afternoon, March 1 at a 2 p.m. pep assembly at the Britton building. A dance in Deerfield takes place from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the middle school for all high school students.

This year’s Winterfest court members are, from left back row, freshman, Hayden Ross, junior king candidates Josh Hitt, Ben Huff, and Garrett Burnor, and sophomore Levi Woerner; front row, from left, freshman, Emily Steuwe, junior queen candidates, Cheyenne Murdock, Andrea Frank and Riley Langmeyer, and sophomore Marisa Kimerer.

Miss and Mr. Whiteford crowned

Posted on February 26th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

By Melissa Burnor

Jordan Kiefer and Wyatt Schwanbeck reigned as Miss and Mr. Whiteford over the 2013 Whiteford Winter Homecoming. Elected to this year’s court are, from left, Andrew Misiolek, Marissa Brodbeck, Miss Whiteford Jordan Kiefer, Mr. Whiteford, Wyatt Schwanbeck, Michael Wright, Claire Long, Brian Tabbert and Ashley Daniels.

They were crowned at the half-time of the Bobcats men’s basketball victory over Sand Creek 64-53 Friday.

Check our Galleries (button at the top of the page) for more Whiteford Winter Homecoming photos. Coming soon! Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.

Village OKs study of possible joint venture with Blissfield school

Posted on February 26th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

By Melissa Burnor

The Blissfield Village Council agreed Monday evening that the exploration of a joint venture between the village and the Blissfield School District to potentially construct a sports and performing arts facility is worth at least looking at by both parties.

Council supported a resolution 6-0 of support of studying the feasibility of the village collaborating with the school district on the project that would include a swimming pool, exercise facility, auxiliary gymnasium and a community performing arts center. Trustee Randy Kelley was absent.

For the complete story, please see the Feb. 27, 2013, edition of The Advance. To subscribe, just call 517-486-2400 with credit card in hand!

Koppelman in top three for prestigious science teaching award

Posted on February 19th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

By Chad Hutchinson

Blissfield elementary science teacher Gary Koppelman’s hands-on approach to science has him within reach of the Shell Science Teaching Award.

In a combined effort by Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teachers Association, the award is given in recognition of a K-12 educator who has demonstrated an exceptional impact on their students, school and community in the field of science.

Koppelman, a 26-year faculty member of Blissfield schools, is one of two finalists from the state of Michigan and the third hails from Hawaii. Along with the extensive paper work needed to initially be considered, as one of 10 finalists, he was required to submit a 30 minute DVD featuring classroom activities with students that reflected his teaching philosophies, methodologies and expertise in the field of science. After reviewing the submissions, Koppelman was then selected by the judging panel … Read More »

Coming Home Royalty introduced

Posted on February 19th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

In Royal fashion, Baily Holdridge and Miles DeNudt were crowned the 2013 Blissfield High School Coming Home queen and king Friday night, Feb. 15.

Hand-pulled “floats” built on wagons carried the Coming Home queen and king candidates into the packed gym.

For many more fun photos of the Coming Home events, please watch the Galleries in

The REAL Main Street/DDA royalty…

Posted on February 19th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

Pardon us! We had the wrong person identified in the Feb. 20, 2013, edition of The Advance. Here, with King Brandon Hudson, is Queen Ashley Bailey. They reigned over the Blissfield Main Street/DDA bowling FUN(d) raiser Feb. 16 at Rich Lanes, Blissfield.

And if you want to see a great photo of King Brandon Hudson with Margaret Goble, please see Page 1 of the Feb. 20, 2013, Advance. For more event photos, please check out our Galleries. The button is at the top of this page.

Holdridge, DeNudt crowned Blissfield Coming Home royalty

Posted on February 15th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

Baily Holdridge, seated at right,  and Miles DeNudt, standing at right behind her, were named Blissfield High School Coming Home queen and king respectively Friday, Feb. 15.

Four boys and four girls, all seniors, were candidates for king and queen of the Blissfield High School Coming Home festivities Friday evening, Feb. 15. Standing from left to right are the king candidates, Branden Curtis, Zach Fredenburg, Nate Wold and Miles DeNudt (who was named king). Seated in the front row are queen candidates. Kennadi Auth, Taylor Cambal, Holly Meszaros and Baily Holdridge (who was named queen).

The Blissfield women won their game, defeating visiting Onsted 57-46, for a happy Coming Home evening. The Royal men fell to Onsted 63-36 in their game.

Photo provided by Blissfield High School

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