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Madison defeats Patriots; Bobcats, Royals fall

Posted on September 18th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Madison defeats Patriots; Bobcats, Royals fall

The Whiteford Bobcats saw their so-far perfect season marred Friday night with a 38-18 loss to neighboring Summerfield.
Madison’s Trojans claimed a TCC victory over the Britton Deerfield Patriots by a score of 45-14.
And over in Ida, the Blissfield Royals fell victim to the Ida Bluestreaks win streak on the short end of a 56-6 final score.
For the full story on all these games, please see the Sept. 23 edition of The Advance.


Board prepares to launch capital campaign for American Farm Museum and Educational Center

Posted on September 17th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Board prepares to launch capital campaign for American Farm Museum and Educational Center

The name has officially been changed but the mission of the Tri-County Historical Society remains the same as the committee announces the intent to launch a capital campaign to raise $2.5 million to complete the purchase of the former Home Canning Company Property and upgrade and construct an initial building.
For more than three years, the idea to preserve agricultural history and also showcase the massive collection of the late Charles and Barbara Burkholder has been in the works. From the original idea, the concept has developed into a destination that would attract both agricultural experts and professionals and visitors to the proposed museum that would not only house the toy collection but potentially other artifacts.
According to a press release, what was formerly known as the Agricultural Awareness and Preservation Museum is now The American Farm Museum and Educational Center. … Read More »


Knights of Columbus to host ‘Scrap Metals into Meals’ Sept. 26

Posted on September 16th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Knights of Columbus to host ‘Scrap Metals into Meals’ Sept. 26

The Knights of Columbus council 7832, will be hosting their “Scrap Metals into Meals” on the last Saturday of September, Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon.
The scrap metal drive will take place in the rear parking lot of the St. Peter’s/Light of Christ Parish Church.
The council will accept anything metal, in any shape or form. Car batteries, motors, appliances, fencing, metal food containers and the like will also be accepted.
Limited pickups will be made.
If any additional information is needed or assistance is needed please contact Rudy Mirelez at 517-486-4148. This number is a correction from the number supplied for the Sept. 16 edition of The Advance.
The drive helps support the Knights of Columbus’ annual Christmas Basket Food Drive. This will be their 34th year hosting the Christmas basket program. … Read More »


‘Take a seat’ for new Blissfield downtown restrooms

Posted on September 15th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on ‘Take a seat’ for new Blissfield downtown restrooms

Constructing bathrooms in the downtown business district is more than about convenience for retailers. According to acting DDA/Main Street Manager Denise Adams it is part of a long-range vision of making sure the village and the downtown is a destination location for shoppers, eaters, parade and event go-ers and for any other reason people can utilize the downtown.
Adams said this project has been taken on by the DDA/Main Street board and as part of the fundraising effort they have organized the Take A Seat for Blissfield event from 5-7:30 p.m. this Saturday.
Saturday’s family-friendly event has a lot of fun activities planned. First there will be a decorated toilet-seat judging contest. Twenty-seven area businesses have agreed to participate. Already businesses have begun or completed the decoration of a toilet seat that will be displayed in their business this week as … Read More »


Blissfield names interim DDA/Main Street manager

Posted on September 15th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Blissfield names interim DDA/Main Street manager

Denise Adams, has been named interim DDA/Main Street Program manager until the village hires a a permanent full-time person for the position that will likely have economic development for the entire village as a primary function.
The Downtown Development Authority Board of which Adams was recently named chairperson of named her as the interim manager Monday morning in a special meeting.
Adams, a volunteer and member of the outreach committee of the organization, will step down from her duties as chairperson while she acts in this capacity. Vice chairperson Barb McHenry is now the acting chairperson.
The move was also announced Monday evening at the village council meeting. Adams also encouraged council to act quickly on formulating a job description for the new director.


Blissfield/Clinton, Madison/Onsted, BD/Dundee games postponed to Friday; BD, Whiteford wins

Posted on September 3rd, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off on Blissfield/Clinton, Madison/Onsted, BD/Dundee games postponed to Friday; BD, Whiteford wins

UPDATE: 10:32 p.m.
The Blissfield Royals waited for two hours Thursday night at the Clinton football field until the threshold passed due to lightning and thunder delays. However, at 9 p.m., it was announced that the game – which was never played – was delayed until 7 p.m. Friday night.

The Madison/Onsted game was rescheduled at 10:31 p.m. and will resume at 6 p.m. Friday at Madison. This game had been suspended prior to halftime when the score stood knotted at 7-7.

For the second year in a row, the Patriot and Viking contest will roll over into a second day. Officials suspended the football game until noon Friday at Dundee. After playing nearly a complete quarter, Dundee had a slight 2-0 lead over Britton Deerfield.

Whiteford won, defeating Erie-Mason 38-6. The game was called on account of weather with 5:26 left in the … Read More »


Transformer in Blissfield; awaiting next leg of journey

Posted on August 10th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Transformer in Blissfield; awaiting next leg of journey

10:08 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 update: The transformer has arrived in station at the Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road yard. It will be here until Tuesday morning when it is moved to a truck to continue its journey to the Morocco Substation site.
Please see the Aug. 12, edition of The Advance, for photos of the Monday activity and check this website for more on its travels Tuesday.

9:26 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, update: The train has just moved onto Driggs Road, according to The Advance’s Melissa Burnor, on the scene.

9:20 a.m., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015: The massive transformer being transported via the Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road, and by truck is on the move and headed toward Blissfield. As of 9:20 a.m. Monday (today), the giant payload, bound for the under-construction Morocco Substation, was nearing Palmyra on its way … Read More »


Tuttle enters Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame

Posted on August 7th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off on Tuttle enters Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame

Blissfield’s successful high school varsity baseball Coach Larry Tuttle was inducted into the Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame Thursday evening in Lansing. Here he is pictured next to his plaque. Please see the Aug. 12, 2015, edition of The Advance to read more about his achievement.


Blissfield Twp. voters pass four renewals, but defeat new millage

Posted on August 4th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Blissfield Twp. voters pass four renewals, but defeat new millage

A small percentage of voters in Blissfield Township approved the renewal of four four-year millage requests but said no to a new proposal that would have added to the general fund.

Blissfield Township Clerk Nancy Cranor said voters approved three millages that will fund fire operations and one for roads.

Results had been sealed and were on the way to the Lenawee County Clerk’s office when Cranor made the announcement. Full results will be available later this evening.


Transport of giant transformer through Lenawee County delayed

Posted on August 4th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Transport of giant transformer through Lenawee County delayed

The movement of a massive transformer through Lenawee County planned last week via the Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road, and by truck has been delayed. The 200-plus ton component that is to be delivered to the Morocco Substation on County Line Highway in Deerfield Township was still in Cincinnati, Ohio, last Tuesday morning when it had been expected to move through the area, according to Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road President Mark Dobronski.
The piece has traveled from Norfolk, Va., to Cincinnati via train.
The newest anticipated date for the local transport is Monday, Aug. 10.



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