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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.



Adrian landfill closing

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29th August

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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Blissfield possible site for toy tractor museum

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29th August

By Melissa Burnor

The Blissfield Village Council gave its support to a concept of a toy tractor museum that could draw people to Blissfield.

A group known as the Tri-County Historical Society is looking for land options for a museum site for large collection of toy tractors. One of those land options could be the site of the former Home Canning Company owned by the village of Blissfield.

Blissfield village administrator Jim Wonacott said that the collection of model and toy tractors already available to the society could exceed $1 million in value.

For the complete story, please see the Aug. 28, 2013, edition of The Advance.