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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.

Lady Royals win regional semifinal

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

The Lady Royals of Blissfield defeated Manchester on its home basketball court Tuesday night in the regional semifinals after a fourth-quarter rally by a score of 43-31.

Blissfield was up 17-16 at the half, then down 27-25 at the end of the third quarter, but they poured it on in the final stanza for the win.

The regional final is at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Manchester.

Lady Royals win District Crown

Posted on March 2nd, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield Lady Royals captured their second straight district championship title Friday night, Feb. 28, defeating the Lady Patriots of Britton Deerfield on home court by a score of 51-34.

They now move to regional action.

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

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 »

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