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Village budget has less expense, revenue; utility hike proposed

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17th September

When the Blissfield Village Council goes to approve the 2013-2014 budget next Monday it will show a smaller general fund revenue with less expense.

It will also have a proposed three percent hike in utility bills to cover rising utility costs. And there will be three percent raises for employees and board members.

For the complete story on the village budget, please see Melissa Burnor’s story in the Sept. 18, 2013, edition of The Advance.


Blissfield Hall of Fame inducts 2013 class

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17th September

When the Blissfield Athletic Department hosted the 2013 Blissfield Hall of Fame induction dinner Saturday, Sept. 14, Steve Cannon, class of 1978; Bonnie Brown, class of 1985; Rob Henning, class of 1988; Corey Horky, class of 1993; Juanita Navarro, class of 1999; Michael Melvin, class of 2002 and Denny Thompson, class of 1969, took their official place in Blissfield athletic history.

For Chad Hutchinson’s full story on the induction dinner, please see the Sept. 18, 2013, edition of The Advance.



Truck bursts into flames after crashing into train

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13th September

RIDGEWAY TWP. — Looking at his cell phone allegedly caused  a 53-year old Hudson man to  crash the pickup  he was driving into a moving train last Tuesday on Blissfield Highway south of Pocklington Road.

Shortly after the vehicle crashed into the westward-moving train, it burst into flames.  However, the driver was able to escape the vehicle before it  caught fire. John Koser was taken to the hospital from the scene.

According to Michigan State Police Trooper Bill Strouse, Jr., at the scene, Koser received a citation.



Flash flood warning issued until 2 p.m. Sept. 9

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9th September

This is an alert from CodeRED Weather Warning. Moments ago, the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for your location from 9:13 AM September 9 until 2:00 PM September 9.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
913 AM EDT MON SEP 9 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
LENAWEE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN UNTIL 200 PM EDT

AT 908 AM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA. DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED BETWEEN 1 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN
HAD ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS NORTHWEST LENAWEE COUNTY. SPOTTER
REPORTS ACROSS HILLSDALE COUNTY INDICATE OVER 5 INCHES OF RAIN
WITH FLOODING ONGOING. THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
ENTIRE COUNTY THROUGH THE MORNING. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3
INCHES IS LIKELY.

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT … Read More »


Southbound 23 section to be single-lane through Sept. 18

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4th September

Beginning Wednesday evening, Sept. 4, southbound U.S. 23 between Rauch Road and
the Ohio state line will be reduced to a single lane for joint resealing.

The singl- lane closure will take place each night from 6
p.m. to 6 a.m.  Sunday through Thursday. According to the Michigan
Department of Transportation the closure will be kept to a maximum
length of two miles and is expected to last through Sept. 18.


Swanton woman killed in Thompson Hwy. crash

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4th September

A 54-year-old Swanton woman lost her life Sept. 2 as the result of a one-vehicle crash on Thompson Highway south of Yankee Road.

According to a press release from First Lieutenant Tony Cuevas, commander of the Monroe Post of the Michigan State Police, Diane Hobling was southbound on Thompson Highwway when it appeared her vehicle drifted slightly off the roadway to the right and crossed  back over the roadway and then drifted off the road to the left for an unknown reason. When the vehicle left the roadway the second time, the vehicle struck a ditch and came to rest facing a northeasterly direction, the release said.

Hobling, who was not wearing a safety belt, was pronounced dead at the scene of injuries sustained in the crash.

From evidence at the scene, excessive speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in … Read More »


Blissfield horsewoman, horses claim titles

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3rd September

Keitha Stutzman and her two-year-old filly, Keepmee In Mind, claimed third-place and first place intermediate title at the 2013 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Amarillo, Texas.

By Chad Hutchinson

Blissfield resident Keitha Stutzman claimed a pair of championships last week at the 2013 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Amarillo, Texas last Thursday. Stutzman captured the world championship title and the first place intermediate title in three-year-old geldings division with her American Quarter Horse Ugonnakissmeornot.

Along with her world championship crown, Stutzman also took third place and first place intermediate in the two-year-old fillies division with her American Quarter Horse Keepmee In Mind.

For the complete story, please see the Sept. 4, 2013, edition of The Advance. To subscribe for weekly delivery, please call 517-486-2400.

 



Blissfield police getting semi-automatic rifles

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3rd September

By Melissa Burnor

Although its officers hope never to have to use them, the Blissfield Police Department will be soon add semi-automatic rifles to its arsenal of weaponry.

Police Chief Jane Kelley said there has been more than one occasion in the last couple of years when one of these weapons would have been useful, including last year when the double-homicide on Lane Street occurred.

“If our officer had arrived seconds sooner, he would have been extremely undergunned,” Kelley said.

The Adrian and Blissfield Railroad has donated the cost of purchasing the weapons and the additional items at $8,687.35.

For the rest of the story, please see the Sept. 4, 2013, edition of The Advance.


Blissfield has new elementary principal: Valasek

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29th August

By Chad Hutchinson

Blissfield Elementary School has a new principal taking the reins following former principal Dee Crane stepping down to take a new position with school district.

Michael Valasek has now taken on the position of principal for the school.

Valasek is no stranger to Blissfield Community Schools. He conducted his student teaching program with the school in the fall of 2004 and worked with former physical education teacher Nancy Blow and current athletic director Steve Babbitt. Valasek said his time at Blissfield is what inspired him to jump at the opportunity to become the new principal.

Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc. For the complete story, please see the Aug. 28, 2013, edition of The Advance.



Adrian landfill closing

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29th August

By Melissa Burnor

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — Republic Services, Inc. announced it will close the Adrian Landfill in a move to be more efficient, according to company officials.

However, the decision will have impact on Lenawee County residents and Palmyra Township, too.

“The Adrian Landfill will close to the public effective Sept. 20,” Russ Knocke, director of field communications and public affairs said in an email to the Advance Monday. Lenawee County Commissioner John Tuckerman (R-Blissfield) said the county has yet to receive the official word from the company on the closing.

The company plans on retaining ownership of the landfill, which is located at Ogden Highway and Deerfield Road, after it closes the doors. However, Knocke said the closing of the landfill should not affect the local customers who rely on them for waste pickup.

For more on this story, please see the Aug. 28, … Read More »