As 2012 winds down, The Advance takes a look over the news of the year and shows 12 months of trials, triumphs and tragedies.
Several major decisions challenged local officials; businesses opened and others shut their doors. The community rallied around causes and new events popped up in several communities as well.
As we move forward into 2013, The Advance takes this time to reflect upon the significant and memorable events and actions of the year.
For Melissa Burnor’s month-by-month review, and a very special collage of the photos of 2012, please see the Dec. 26, 2012, edition of The Advance.
By Melissa Burnor
A tree fell on a Blissfield Community Schools bus this morning, sending five children to Bixby Hospital, Adrian, with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Jeff Jackson of the Palmyra Township Fire Department.
In a freak accident, a huge, rotten ash tree fell across the road and onto the school bus on Gorman Road wesk of Crockett Highway as students were being taken to school on Thursday, Dec. 20.
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By Melissa Burnor
For 20 years the Palmyra Masonic Lodge has prepared a free Christmas dinner in Blissfield for anyone who wants to join in the meal.
This year the dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas day at the American Legion Post 325. The Masons serve more than 100 people — sometimes closer to 200 — annually.
Anyone who may be alone, who doesn’t want to cook dinner is invited to attend or who wants to join in the tradition is welcome to partake of this complimentary meal of turkey and all the trimmings.
River Raisin Publications, Inc. For Melissa Burnor’s story on this Blissfield community tradition, please see the top story in the Dec. 19, 2012, edition of The Advance. To subscribe for home delivery, please call 517-486-2400.