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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!