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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.


Blissfield has new elementary principal: Valasek

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29th August

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.