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Britton Deerfield Schools wins nutrition, healthy habits grant

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24th September

By Chad Hutchinson

Healthier habits and knowledge about nutrition are being emphasized at Britton Deerfield Schools with a grant from the Building Healthy Communities program being introduced in schools across Michigan.

BD has been selected as one of 28 schools across the state and the only school in Lenawee County to participate in the program that has been organized in a joint effort by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, University of Michigan and Wayne State University.

For the complete story, please see the Sept. 25, 2013, edition … Page 5! To subscribe for home delivery, please call 517-486-2400.


U.S. 23 construction update: Sept. 20

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20th September

As the Michigan Department of Transportation wraps up major work done on U.S. 23 this summer, some paving projects in Whiteford Township on Sterns and Consear roads will affect drivers for a few more days this coming week. According to the MDOT, crews will pave Sterns Road between the ramp terminals starting on Tuesday. One lane of traffic will be maintained with flag control while work is taking place. The work is expected to wrap up on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the northbound U.S. 23 entrance and exit ramps at Sterns Road will close for additional paving. The ramps will be closed until Thursday. A detour will be posted.
Starting Tuesday crews will also pave the southbound U.S. 23 exit ramp to Consear Road, and sections of the northbound U.S. 23 entrance and exit ramps at Consear Road.
Traffic will be maintained on the … Read More »


First Day of Autumn Trail Run Sunday at Gerber Park

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17th September

A “Kids’ Challenge” has been added to expand the family appeal of the fall 5K trail run to will take place on the first day of fall Sunday, Sept. 22, near Blissfield. “First Day of Autumn Color Tour Trail Run” is a 5K run/walk to benefit the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program.

The event will take place on the Lenawee County championship cross country course at Gerber Hill Park, used by local high school athletes to determine the season’s best runners. In addition, a “Kids’ Challenge” will follow where children (and parents) may walk or run a non-competitive short course, collecting treats from costumed characters and scavenger hunt items in beautiful Gerber Hill Park.

“Over the years, parents and friends of high school athletes have told our local cross country coach that they would like a chance to run on this … Read More »



Blissfield Twp. adopts new fire department ordinance

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17th September

A new ordinance that defines the Blissfield Fire Department structure and spells out responsibilities and accountability rules was passed by the Blissfield Township board members at their Sept. 10 meeting.

The ordinance has been something the township has worked on for nearly two years, Blissfield Township supervisor Al Navarro said.

“It establishes policies and procedures, spells out what the duties of the fire chief are and what everyone is responsible for,” Navarro said, including the township itself.

For Melissa Burnor’s complete story on this meeting, as well as the full text of the ordinance, please pick up a copy of the Sept. 18, 2013, edition of The Advance or call 517-486-2400 to subscribe for weekly delivery!


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 »