By Melissa Burnor
This winter influenza has hit the area hard. Hundreds of cases have been reported locally. One confirmed death in Lenawee County and one unconfirmed death as well as two in Monroe County and at least a half a dozen in Lucas County, Ohio, has health officials repeating the call for residents to get a flu shot.
According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, at least six deaths were reported in the state of Michigan by Dec. 21. The MDCH said more than 90 percent of positive influenza specimens at the MDCH Bureau of Laboratories are the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus.
And like 2009, the influenza virus is severely hitting hitting young and middle-age adults.
For the complete story, please see the Jan. 22, 2014, edition of The Advance.
The Blissfield High School Coming Home King and Queen will be crowned at halftime of the varsity boys basketball game against Onsted Friday night. The court was not selected until early this week due to the weather-related week long school cancellation. Pictured are in the front row from left are queen candidates Kelsey McEwan, Emily Kasefang, Melissa Snyder and Brittany Essen. King candidates in the back row are from left
Eric Pauley, Connor Vandecaveye and Dan Barta. Missing from the photo is Tyler Clark.
The Britton Deerfield High School play “Fiddler On The Roof” was rescheduled to this coming weekend due to the snowstorm. Two performances will be presented this weekend.
The first is 3 p.m. Saturday and the second at 3 p.m. Sunday. The shows are in the high school cafetorium in Britton. Admission is $5.