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Reed earns all-state honors in cross country

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

Blissfield’s Casey Reed won all-state honors in cross country Saturday, Nov. 7 with a 14th-place individual finish in Division 3 at the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s state cross country finals. In team scoring, she was 13th.
Reed led the a strong Royal women’s team to a 10th-place finish in the championship at Michigan International Speedway.
For the complete story by Melissa Burnor, please see the Nov. 11, 2015, edition of The Advance.

Power outage in Deerfield

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

As of early afternoon Saturday, Nov. 7, there is a widespread power outage in the Deerfield area. Consumers Energy anticipates power to be restored by 5 p.m.


Posted on November 6th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Whiteford Bobcats proved to be top dog in state high school football playoff action against the Bulldogs of Morenci tonight (Friday).

The ‘Cats claimed the District crowned against the district’s top seed, Morenci, playing the Bulldogs in Morenci and defeating them there for the second time this season. With the 26-6 victory, Whiteford now moves on to regional play next week.

For Brad Heineman’s complete story, please see The Advance Nov. 11, 2015, edition.

Madison women’s playoff hopes dashed

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

The Madison Trojan women’s volleyball team faced a tight 2-2 tie with Manchester going into the Distict Final last set Thursday evening, but fell to host Manchester 15-5 in the end.
For the complete story, please see the Nov. 11, 2015, edition of The Advance.

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 »

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