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Swanton woman killed in Thompson Hwy. crash

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4th September

A 54-year-old Swanton woman lost her life Sept. 2 as the result of a one-vehicle crash on Thompson Highway south of Yankee Road.

According to a press release from First Lieutenant Tony Cuevas, commander of the Monroe Post of the Michigan State Police, Diane Hobling was southbound on Thompson Highwway when it appeared her vehicle drifted slightly off the roadway to the right and crossed  back over the roadway and then drifted off the road to the left for an unknown reason. When the vehicle left the roadway the second time, the vehicle struck a ditch and came to rest facing a northeasterly direction, the release said.

Hobling, who was not wearing a safety belt, was pronounced dead at the scene of injuries sustained in the crash.

From evidence at the scene, excessive speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in … Read More »


Blissfield horsewoman, horses claim titles

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3rd September

Keitha Stutzman and her two-year-old filly, Keepmee In Mind, claimed third-place and first place intermediate title at the 2013 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Amarillo, Texas.

By Chad Hutchinson

Blissfield resident Keitha Stutzman claimed a pair of championships last week at the 2013 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Amarillo, Texas last Thursday. Stutzman captured the world championship title and the first place intermediate title in three-year-old geldings division with her American Quarter Horse Ugonnakissmeornot.

Along with her world championship crown, Stutzman also took third place and first place intermediate in the two-year-old fillies division with her American Quarter Horse Keepmee In Mind.

For the complete story, please see the Sept. 4, 2013, edition of The Advance. To subscribe for weekly delivery, please call 517-486-2400.

 



Blissfield police getting semi-automatic rifles

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3rd September

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.