DAVE BECKER Plastering.
New walls and ceilings plus patching. Free estimates. No job too small. 30 years experience 734-854-6474 5/15tfn


H.D. Ellis Inn Bed and Breakfast 415 W. Adrian St. Blissfield, MI. Call 517-486-3155. Are relatives, friends or business associates coming to visit? Need a home away from home for an extended stay? All rooms include private baths, TV, wifi and a full breakfast. 6/7tfn


Church service in the Park. Please join the Palmyra and Blissfield Presbyterian churches for worship service in Bachmayer Park under the Rotary Pavilion. Stay after for buffet lunch. Bring your own chairs. Sunday, July 25. Service starts at 10:30 a.m.


Ohio Specialties located near the Blissfield area is looking for
crate assemblers
and saw operators.
Daytime hours, competitive wages, immediate openings. Please contact Butch @ 419-779-1679. 9/1

PIC Birchwood has a part-time delivery driver position available that starts and ends in Adrian, Michigan. This is for a later afternoon delivery route that is 3 days and 20 – 30 hours per week. Vehicle and gas card provided. $11.50 per hour. For more information or to get an application call 1-800-523-2536. Or apply by email to: 7/21

The Advance is seeking an advertising account executive
We are looking for personality-plus and tenacity. The successful candidate will be a true people person who has solid written and excellent spoken communication skills as well as work ethic; who enjoys presenting new concepts and opportunities; and who sees every new day as a new possibility. This person will work closely with our graphics design department, and business office to keep customers up-to-date on their accounts in a positive way. We have a large, established Blissfield and surrounding area customer base and potential for more in surrounding communities. We offer base-plus commission. Good transportation is needed for this position. We will train the right person with the above qualities to be an advertising professional. Please send a cover letter and resume to Marcia Loader at or drop off at 121 Newspaper Street, Blissfield. No phone calls please. We may hire one full-time person or two part-time individuals. Please indicate your preference.

The Advance has had great success with contract reporters and/or photographers. These are people who provide stories and/or photos on their own time and are paid via a contract agreement. One is moving from the area and we are looking for more boots on the ground to cover township, village and school board meetings; local events which may be just photo follow up or a pre story and photo followup; features; sports. A working knowledge of journalistic principles is needed for those who would be reporting, curiosity, courage to ask questions and good spelling and grammar skills. No phone calls please. If you think you can cover events photographically (must have own camera and transportation) and/or as a reporter, please send a cover letter explaining your interest and any related experience and a resume to
No one with conflict of interest will be considered
(you are involved in a current or ongoing issue, or have vested interest in subjects you may be covering).

Join the Team at Uckele Health & Nutrition! Award Winning
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Big Sale at Country Cottage. Antique furniture, vintage, primitive. Candles, jewelry, something for everyone. 2 1/2 miles west of Hudson on Hudson Rd. Friday and Saturday, 10 – 5. 7/21


Notice to creditors
The Settlor, Norman H. Retter, Sr., who lived at 650 W. Adrian St., #183, Blissfield, MI, died 6/17/2021. There is no personal representative of the settlor’s estate whom Letters of Administration have been issued.
Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the Retter Family Living Trust Dated 5/5/1992, will be forever banned unless presented to Norman H. Retter, Jr. and/or Sonya L. Ramey, Successor Trustees, within four months after the date of publication.
Notice is further given that the Trust will thereafter be assigned and distributed to the persons entitled to it.
Date: July 14, 2021
Mark A. Jackson, Attorney
160 N. Winter St.
Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 265-8138
Norman H. Retter, Jr.
7021 E. Horton Rd.
Blissfield, MI 49228
Sonya L. Ramey
17 Impala Trail
Asheville, NC 28806 (139)


Riga Township Motions
July 12, 2021
Meeting called to order at 7:03 p.m.
Present: Delgado, Kastel, Thompson, Goetz, Gust.
Absent: None.
Items approved:
• Corrected minutes from June 14, 2021
• Transfer proceeds of the Heavy Rescue Truck sale to the Riga Fire Association, the original buyers of the truck, in the amount of $4,067.00.
• Apply for ARPA funding with the State of Michigan
• Send a $1,003.00 unpaid ambulance billing of a Toledo resident to collections
• Payment on the Blissfield State Bank loan for $20,000.00 from the Fire Equipment Fund
• Treasurer’s Report
• Take new ambulance to Scotty’s Body Shop for repairs and file claim with insurance
• Set aside $3,000.000 plus incidentals for Riga Days celebration including Park Grand Opening and Fire Department appreciation
• Appointment of Tom Sell as Board of Review alternate.
• Resolution 2021-9 to extend the Riga Park grant to September 30, 2021
• List old ambulance with the Fire Truck Ladies brokerage service, 10% sellers fee
• Payment of bills: Fire Checking checks 2596-2611 totaling $1,896.63, General Checking checks 12276-12312 totaling $38,593.86 including annual insurance premium
August 28, 2021: Riga Days with 6:30pm Ice Cream Social Ribbon Cutting for Park Trail and Fire Department Appreciation. FIREWORKS at sunset.
September 18, 2021: Riga Clean Up Day
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Natalie Thompson, Clerk
Gary Kastel, Supervisor
Meeting information as well as copies of complete meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, resolutions, ordinances and budget available upon request from the Township Clerk or online at (253)


Palmyra Township Board
July 13, 2021
Regular Meeting
Meeting was called to order at 7:04 pm at the Palmyra Township Hall at 6490 Palmyra Rd.
Present: Dave Pixley, Matt Koester, Steve Papenhagen, Mark Crane, & Christine Whited
Absent: None
Audience Attendance: 25
The June 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes were approved. Time was allotted for public comment and all reports received were approved as presented.
Communications: Clerk Whited reported that Ropes & Riggings Tree service completed the tree removal, trimming, and stump removal. Clerk Whited reported that the 2021 Road Match unused balance is $27,259.25 as of June 9, 2021. Supervisor Pixley reported that the Township Hall sign will be installed sometime during this week or first thing next week. Supervisor Pixley reported that he purchased supplies to repair a leak on the roof of the Township Hall. Supervisor Pixley reported that the Michigan Municipal League has sent the Township Board the Trustee Election Ballot. He also reported that the PFD laptops will not be shipped until August 5, 2021. Supervisor Pixley reported that the Palmyra Township Hall property survey is available for review.
Unfinished Business: Supervisor Pixley received the PFD property appraisal, which indicates that the combined properties are appraised at approximately $150,000. No action required for the R&R Vehicle Report. Approval for the Clerk to purchase IDrive cloud service for 5 computers. Approval to table the PFD Uniform name badges until the September 14, 2021 Regular Meeting. Approval to table Township credit card discussion until the September 14, 2021 Regular Meeting.
New Business: Approval to accept the JC Mechanical bid to install a hot water recirculation system in the Palmyra Township Hall at a cost that shall not exceed $2,900. Approval for the Clerk to complete the Funding Election and Budget Certification Form (Form 5751) to elect to receive ARPA funding. Approval to allow the Supervisor and Clerk to correspond with Attorney Mike Homier of Foster & Swift topics concerning the Solar Ordinance. Approval to schedule a Special Meeting on Thursday, July 22, 7:30 pm, at the Palmyra Township Hall, for the purpose to discuss the Solar Ordinance. The installation of ceiling fans in the Township Hall is tabled until the September 14, 2021 Regular Meeting. Approval to cancel the August 10 Regular Meeting. Approval to adopt the Palmyra Township Principle of Governance. Approval to table the purchase of color coated fittings for Engine-1 until the September 14, 2021, Regular Meeting. Approval to elect Lois Allen Richardson and Brian Boggs as Michigan Municipal League Fund Trustees.
Meeting adjourned at 9:47 pm.
Next regular meeting will be held September 14, 2021.
Complete Minutes of these or any other Palmyra Township meeting may be obtained from Christine Whited, P.O. Box 97, Palmyra, MI 49268. Approved minutes can be viewed on our website at (465)


The re-scheduled meeting of the Deerfield Village Council was called to order with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance by President Nighswander at 7:00 pm.
Trustees Present: Gary Cousino, Mike Gilson, Dave Rogers, Kevin Eggleston, Joel LaRocca & Donna Holubik.
Guests: Mike Chambers – ServLine, Pastor Harry Mathews- Free Methodist Church, Bill Gomoluch.
Minutes of the regular meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer’s Report –Motion Eggleston to approve treasurer’s report 2nd Holubik Carried.
Village Supt.’s Report –Brandon & Brady passed their wastewater operator exams. OT: Brandon 12.5 hrs. Josh 7hrs. Brady 4 hrs. Pirolli 3 hrs. of overtime. Motion Gilson to move forward wit Hydro Corp. regarding the cross connetions program. 2nd LaRocca Carried. Superintendent Crots was able to secure a grant for $18,000 for the sewer SCADA project. Report on file & website.
Police Report – Reviewed Old Business – Mike Chambers from ServLine, reviewed the protection their company offers for water & sewer lines and water bill protection. Council will review the information and make a decision at the next meeting.
New Business: President Nighswander requested we reach out through Facebook to request volunteers for the Sequa Centennial celebration. Volunteers can contact village office and will be advised when the planning meeting will take place. Bill Gomoluch expressed his objection to paint being used on the lawns to make water lines. Council will discuss it with the Superintendent. Pastor Harry advised the council that the church is revamping their facilities to increase their service to the community. Mention that their hall is available for use for any donation. Trustee Rodgers asked that an update be obtained on the status of the new building going up down town and the repairs to the side walk in front of the building. Trustee Gilson asked that information be obtained about putting the red traffic light back up at Keegan and Carey. The Village attorney will be consulted on how to handle first floor living in the downtown business district.
Motion Holubik to adjourn @ 8:21 pm 2nd LaRocca: motion carried.
Next Council meeting will be Aug. 2, 2021 at the Village Office.
Respectfully Submitted, Denise Wylie (361)


Blissfield Township
Board Meeting
July 13, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M.
Meeting called to order @ 7:03 p.m. by Supervisor Navarro.
Members present: Gritzmaker, Wilson, Wynn. Absent: Warner.
MOTION: Gritzmaker, second Wynn to appoint Wilson secretary for this meeting due to Warner absence.
MOTION: Gritzmaker second Wynn to approve minutes of the June 8, 2021 regular board meeting.
MOTION: Gritzmaker second Wilson to approve treasurer’s balance sheet dated June 8, 2021.
MOTION: Gritzmaker second Wilson to pay June monthly bills.
MOTION: Navarro second Gritzmaker to appoint Linda Hamann to Zoning Board of Appeals to replace John Tuckerman who resigned.
MOTION: Gritzmaker second Wilson to adjourn meeting @ 7:34 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Acting secretary,
Steven Wilson
Blissfield Township Trustee (129)