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.
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.
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.
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