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Whiteford Bobcats advance in playoffs

Posted on November 1st, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Bobcats of Whiteford proved “top dogs” as they took down the Summerfield Bulldogs at Summerfield Friday night in a 20-14 football playoff showdown.
The Bobcats will now take on more Bulldogs – those of Morenci – next Friday night, after Morenci battled the Lenawee Christian Cougars and beat those cats last Friday.
Whiteford defeated Morenci earlier in the season. All three teams tied for second place in the Tri-County Conference this fall.

Blissfield Police seek suspect who allegedly tried to lure child into vehicle

Posted on October 23rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

Police are searching for a person who allegedly attempted to lure a child into their vehicle Friday afternoon
According to a release from the Blissfield Police Department, at approximately 3:30 p.m. a dark-colored sports utility vehicle occupied by two persons, attempted to lure a child to their vehicle. The driver is described as a white male, in his 20s, wearing dark clothing wearing and a hat. There is no description of the passenger at this time.
The child dropped his bike and ran away and notified a neighbor. The vehicle was last seen in the area of Maple and N. Monroe streets in Blissfield. Anyone seeing a vehicle matching this description in the area at that time is asked to call 911.

Man dies after altercation in Deerfield

Posted on September 25th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

DEERFIELD – Michigan State Police have identified 33-year old Nathan Vance of Adrian as the person who died after he and another man got into a fight at the Deer Run Apartment Complex in East River Street in the village of Deerfield Tuesday afternoon.
According to a press release issued Friday afternoon from F/Lt. Tony Cuevas of the Michigan state Police the incident that occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m. Tuesday began as a verbal disagreement due to the relationship both man had with a female subject who lives in the apartments. The verbal disagreement reportedly led to a physical altercation in the complex parking lot.
The press release said Vance allegedly received several punches to the head and body which resulted in him losing consciousness. The other combatant, a 44-year-old man from Toledo, … Read More »

Local child dies after fall from pickup truck

Posted on September 22nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off

By Melissa Burnor
PALMYRA — A seven-year-old boy died Monday evening after falling from a pickup on Sharp Road near Ogden Highway in Palmyra Township. The boy is a second-grade student at Blissfield Elementary School.
According to a press release from Lenawee County Undersheriff Jim Anderson, deputies responded to a serious accident at approximately 7:47 p.m. A pickup driven by Jeremy Halter, 33, pulling a trailer allegedly attempted to exit a driveway onto Sharp Road. Both the pickup and the trailer were filled with scrap metal and a 10-year old and a seven-year old were riding in the bed of the truck. Upon entering the roadway from the driveway, the seven-year old boy, Ethan Halter, fell from the bed of the truck and struck his head on the paved road.
Ethan Halter was taken by … Read More »

Madison defeats Patriots; Bobcats, Royals fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »