A message signed by all Lenawee County superintendents of public schools, posted on the Blissfield Community Schools website, answers several questions being raised with the statewide closure of schools as a way to stop community spread of the coronavirus.
One is whether the spring break for Lenawee County, from April 6-12, would occur as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had indicated schools would be closed in Michigan until April 6.
“At the present time, there are no plans to adjust the scheduled spring break,” said the message. “Thus spring break in Lenawee County is still scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020, through Sunday, April 12, 2020. Should the Governor and/or Legislature take action that obligates schools to return to session beginning on April 6, 2020, this may change.”
The fact sheet said the issues of make-up days and meals for students remain fluid. Students will … Read More »
The Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library in Blissfield has cancelled all events over the next three weeks, according to Library Director Dr. Robert Barringer.
Further, the library is closed until 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 13.
“We will re-evaluate as we move though the closure, but that is the current date to re-open,” Barringer said.
The building, including restrooms, will be closed to the public. Staff will be on-site at least part of each day the library is open.
“We will check the library voicemail, email, and social media sites for messages. Patrons who have been notified they have materials on hold to pick up should call the library to arrange to pick up the items,” Barringer added.
While the book drop remains open for patrons to return borrowed items, all fines on items due between March 1 … Read More »
Britton Deerfield Community Schools officials have confirmed they will remain closed through spring break with classes tentatively resuming April 13.
Schools across the state of Michigan will all be closed starting March 16 by order of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer due to the coronavirus threat.
The school will not have mandatory online learning because they cannot guarantee equitable computer and Internet access to all students. Students who are dual-enrolled in college will have the opportunity to complete their classes online as colleges are offering online class options.
The week of April 6-12 was the original spring break for local schools and the district is honoring the teacher contract by remaining closed that week, according to Stacy Johnson, superintendent of Britton Deerfield Schools. It is unknown how much of this time may be required to be made up by the state of … Read More »
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered all K-12 school buildings in the state to be closed starting Monday, March 16, through April 6 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.
The order was given at 11 p .m. Thursday evening. Lenawee County Schools are scheduled to have spring break the week of April 6. As of the morning of March 13, it has not yet been determined whether that will remain a part of the schedule or not.
Coronavirus-related activity changes in ADVANCE area
• Due to the coronavirus threat in Michigan and the Lenawee County area, the following events’ planners have suspended or cancelled activities:
BY PHONE: Blissfield spring parent/teacher conferences set for March 26-27 will be conducted via phone or email; not at the school. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers if they have concerns regarding their child’s academic progress.
• The annual Rotary Charity Auction has been postponed. It was planned for March, 28.
• The LCAA Scholar Athlete Banquet Sunday at Adrian College has been postponed.
• The March 12-14 Blissfield High School musical has been postponed.
• Hgh School Band Solo & Ensemble, March 14, has been postponed.
• Blissfield Fifth Grade Camp March 16-18 … Read More »
The outpouring of community support of the Blissfield Township Fire Department has been tremendous.
“We have had so many offers for help, it’s overwhelming,” Chief Dale Fruchey said at the Dec. 11 Blissfield Township Board meeting.
That night was the first monthly meeting and training session for firefighters since the Saturday fire.
“Tonight we are meeting at Coach Light Estates,” he said. Both Riga and Palmyra fire departments have offered their facilities for training and meeting purposes if need be.
“It will be a week-by-week situation until we can get back in our own station,” he said.
Contractors and insurance claim adjustors have been combing over the Blissfield station and looking at equipment and vehicles this week.
It has been a very tough and busy week, Clerk Nancy Cranor said. She has watched Fruchey deal with it.
“He has been so calm I am very proud of … Read More »
Of the teams in The Advance coverage area, both Blissfield and Whiteford earned spots in the postseason playoffs which begin Friday. Whiteford will be defending its 2018 state Division 8 championship.
A full preview is included in the Oct. 24 edition of The Advance’s “Destination Detroit” special section. Here is a brief intro to stories included in that section:
For the second straight year the Blissfield Royals have earned a berth in the Michigan High school Athletic Association football tournament. While not an automatic contender, the Royals had enough play-off points to get one of the coveted spots in the district tournament in Division 6.
Teams with six wins on the regular season were received automatic berths in the playoffs across eight divisions. Once those were determined teams with 5-4 records were selected based on playoff points and
strength of schedule.
While many predictions suggested … Read More »
The time for the Blissfield Halloween Parade was incorrect in the Oct. 24 edition of The Advance. Following is the full schedule for Halloween events in the village of Blissfield:
5:30-7 p.m. — Trick-or-treating with hot chocolate being served at Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library until 7 p.m.
The parade will assemble and start from the Library at 7 p.m. SHARP! It will continue to Ellis Park, following the Blissfield Marching Royals around the bonfire for costume judging.
After the parade there will be hot dogs, cider, donuts, cotton candy, popcorn, games,
celebrity characters, a balloon artist and inflatables!
The defending state champion Whiteford Bobcats varsity football team hosted and roasted the Blissfield Royals 48-6 in the opening night of Friday night lights football.
Meanwhile, the Madison Trojans started off on a positive note with a 35-14 victory over visiting East Jackson Friday night.
Britton Deerfield had some moments where they looked good on offense and made some quality stops, but fell to Lenawee Christian School 26-12 in their away opener.
For the complete stories and photos from the games, please see The Advance’s Aug. 29 edition.
Following are Advance area primary election results from Tuesday, Aug. 7:
Lenawee County Election Results
Brian Calley 1,768
Patrick Colbeck 2,021
Jim Hines 1,094
Bill Schuette 4,350
John James 6,096
Sandy Pensler 2,762
D7 US Congress
Tim Walberg 8,457
D17 State Senate
Dale W. Zorn 8,421
D57 State Representative
Bronna Kahle 7,895
D7 Lenawee County Commissioner
Robert P. Knoblauch 1,209
Blissfield Township Trustee
Unresolved Write-In 34
Blissfield Township Precinct 1 Delegate Vote for 2)
Anatoly Ermakov 17
Natalia Ermakov 34
James Hart 73
Blissfield Township Precinct 2 Delegate Vote for 7
Charles Cory 210
Timothy L. Watters 177
Ogden Township Precinct Delegate (Vote for 3)
Kenneth L. Staup 54
Joshua Van Camp 58
Palmyra Township Precinct Delegates (Vote for 6)
Laura Brown 194
Kathryn Eisenmann 169
Tom Eisenmann 175
Galen Engel 165
Sydney Ann Engel 160
Riga Township Precinct Delegates (Vote for 4)
Carol J. Knoblauch 98
Robert P. Knoblauch 105
Kevon Martis 79
Abdul El-Sayed 2,103
Shri Thanedar 717
Gretchen Whitmer 4,112
Debbie Stabenow 6,463
D7 US Congress
Gretchen Driskell 5,506
Steven Friday 1,171
D17 Michigan Senate
Bill LaVoy 6,702
D57 Michigan Representative
Amber Pedersen … Read More »