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Lady Royals to face BD women in District Final

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

In District semi-final action Wednesday night at Blissfield High School, Britton Deerfield and Blissfield emerged as victors. The Lady Royals and Lady Patriots are set to square off in the finals Friday night at Blissfield.

BD earned its way into the finals defeating first-round winner Erie-Mason in the first game of the evening by a score of 55-36.

In the final game of the evening, Blissfield jumped out to a 6-0  lead quickly over Whiteford’s Lady Bobcats., stretching that lead to 19-4 by the end of the first quarter. The final score was undefeated Blissfield 65 to Whiteford’s 29.

For the complete story as well as the District final results, please see the March 5 edition of The Advance.


Big Saturday night of events set for Feb. 22: Art, wine, Euchre!

Posted on February 21st, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

Want to get out of the house? The weather’s supposed to be fine Saturday, Feb. 22, and local residents have some fun choices for their time.

The Lights! Art! Action! Festival will take place in downtown Blissfield from 6-8:30 p.m. with self-lighted art displays and warming pits to keep visitors toasty. More than 240 pieces of art are expected in the new Blissfield DDA/Main Street event sponsored by Midwest Energy. From youth to professionals, six mediums of art will be displayed sharing a movement theme: drawing, painting, canvas work, photography, sculpture and pottery. The festival is free, but artwork will be for sale.

Also on Lane Street – 309 S. Lane, just south of the Downtown in Light of Christ Parish Hall – is the Winter Wineout and Beer-Tasting fundraiser for the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program. Twelve Michigan wines from Chateau … Read More »


Travelers advisory issued in Lenawee County 2-20-14

Posted on February 20th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

Standing water, rainfall and warming temperatures have led the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with  Lenawee County Emergency Management and the Lenawee County Road Commission, to issue a traveler’s advisory for Lenawee County. With warming temperatures and rainfall, many county roads already have areas of standing high water over the roadway. Some could become impassable because of the high water.
According to the press release, it is impossible for the road commission to place signage on every road that may have areas of high water. The press release said motorists should detour around those flooded areas.
“Do not risk getting stranded in high water.”
The press release said these conditions could continue for several days.
“Citizens should also pay attention to the temperatures as they fluctuate over the next few days.”
Below freezing temperatures combined with water on the … Read More »


Lake leading all-time TCC scorer

Posted on February 18th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

Colin Lake became the all-time leading scorer in the Tri-County Conference Monday evening, Feb. 17, as Whiteford defeated Sand Creek 91-57.

Lake scored 42 points that evening.



#1 Blissfield Royals trounce Erie-Mason

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

In their first game as the number-one women’s Class C basketball team in the state, the Blissfield Royals showed why, demolishing Erie-Mason 68-17 Tuesday, Feb. 11.

The full story will appear in the Feb. 19, 2014, edition of The Advance.

For a special District basketball preview, please see the Feb. 19, 2014, edition of The Advance. To send “Good Luck” wishes to any Blissfield, Britton Deerfield or Whiteford basketball player – women as well as men – please contact Eric May at The Advance, 517-486-2400 by 5 p.m. Friday. Standard ads are just $39.


Blissfield women #1 in state AP basketball rankings

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

The Blissfield women’s basketball team has been named number-one in the state by the Feb. 11 Associated Press  poll, according to Steve Babbitt, Blissfield athletic director.

Coach Ryan Gilbert has coached the women to a perfect 12-0 season as of today (Feb. 11).

Following are the Class C state-rankings from the AP, as provided by Babbitt.

Class C
School (First-place votes) (Record) Points
1. Blissfield (1) (12-0) 65
2. Sandusky (2) (13-1) 61
T-3. Niles Brandywine (1) (14-1) 59
T-3. Reese (15-1) 59
5. Flint Hamady (15-1) 53
6. St. Ignace LaSalle (14-2) 51
7. Carson City-Crystal (14-1) 47
8. Saginaw Nouvel (11-3)        39
9. Gobles (14-0) 32
10. Hemlock (12-2) 27
For a special District basketball preview, please see the Feb. 19, 2014, edition of The Advance. To send “Good Luck” wishes to any Blissfield, Britton Deerfield or Whiteford basketball player – women as well as men – please contact Eric May at The … Read More »



Royals’ win is Vandecaveye’s 300th

Posted on February 7th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield Royals defeated Columbia Central 59-51 Friday night, Feb. 7. And, in doing so, they gave Coach John Vandecaveye his 300th coaching victory.

For the complete story, please see the Feb. 12, 2014, edition of The Advance.


Weather update: 9:17 a.m. Feb. 5

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

The Lenawee County Road Commission is reporting near white-out conditions this morning (Feb. 5) as road crews work on getting the main roads clear. Road crews began plowing roads at 4 a.m. The county is now under a Level B snow condition yellow, which means road conditions are extremely hazardous with heavy snow and drifting conditions. Motorists are urged to curtail driving unless it is an emergency, according to Lenawee County Emergency Management coordinator Curtis Parks, who said the Level B will remain in effect until further notice.

Also, the Michigan State Police is out this morning with several vehicles stuck in the roadway in the area of U.S .223 between Driggs Road and Palmyra Road.

All Lenawee and Monroe county schools are closed for another day, due to the weather.



Weather advisories issued for area

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

The Lenawee County Emergency Management coordinator Curtis Parsons and Blissfield Village police chief Dale Greenleaf have issued weather advisories for the next 24 hours.

Parsons reports an accumulation of four to six inches of snow is possible this evening (Tuesday, Feb. 4-Wednesday, Feb. 5). A travelers’ advisory has been set in place beginning at 5 p.m. today and remaining in effect overnight. Drivers are urged to use caution as roadways become snow-covered and slippery.

Greenleaf has issued a snow emergency in the village of Blissfield effective midnight tonight and through midnight Wednesday. Any motor vehicle, trailer or moveable object must be removed from public streets and municipal parking lots. Vehicles in these areas are subject to being towed and ticketed in accordance with Blissfield Village Ordinance, Part 52, Section 52.013, Subsecton 2.5d(f). Owners of any such vehicles will be responsible for all … Read More »


Winter update: Jan. 29, 2014

Posted on January 29th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

From Lenawee County sheriff Jack Welch and Lenawee County Emergency Management coordinator Curtis Parsons:

The “CONDITION YELLOW,” which has been in place since 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, has been lifted as of today, Wednesday, Jan. 29. A traveler’s advisory is in effect until today and tonight to alert residents that some area roadways, particularly secondary roads, are still covered in packed snow and, in some cases, ice patches which create hazardous driving conditions.

“In the extreme low temperatures we are currently experiencing across the county, salt brine is ineffective in removing snow and ice for road surfaces,” the release stated.