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Ideas for parks and rec in Blissfield? Input sought Thursday

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15th October

The Blissfield Parks and Recreation Department will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library. Parks and recreation director Eric May said the meeting is being held to give the public an opportunity to contribute ideas of what they would like to see included in the department’s five-year plan.

“We’re looking for ideas on what the public would like to see us work on,” May said. The department’s current plan expires in February of 2014.

Denecker, Southward crowned BHS homecoming royalty

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8th October

Blissfield High School students chose seniors Claire Denecker as 2013 homecoming queen and Charlie Southward as homecoming king Friday night at halftime of the varsity football game against Hillsdale


For more from homecoming 2013, please see the Oct. 9, 2013, edition of The Advance.

Area schools mull annual student-count numbers

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8th October

By Melissa Burnor

With the annual fall count day last week for Michigan schools, local schools are seeing a smaller enrollment but there is silver lining in the numbers. Blissfield reported 1,237.5 students. Britton Deerfield had 753 students.

Blissfield is down 26.5 students from last year, Blissfield Superintendent Scott Moellenberndt said. The district had 1,264 students a year ago.

“Although state funding is based on a blended count of 10 percent February/90 percent October which equates to 25 less students than the 2012-13 school year, he said. Funding for schools is based on the number of students. The state of Michigan divides out education money based on the blended enrollment count.

Britton Deerfield superintendent Charles Pelham said student enrollment in the district is down from last year but it is higher than what the district projected. The benefit is that the district took in … Read More »