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Tractors chug to Thompson Farm

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13th August

Plow Day has been a favorite rural event in the Blissfield area for several years. However, founders Alan “Sammy” and Ron Thompson made a decision not to host Plow Day this year, citing liability factors.

To show their appreciation to supporters of Plow Day through the years, they organized the Plow Day Appreciation Parade Saturday, Aug. 10, which found more than 50 tractors from various eras chugging from Blissfield schools to the Thompson farm on Thompson Highway in rural Blissfield.

An old-fashioned farm celebration with music, food and fun followed at the Thompson farm.


Whiteford Twp. to break ground on sewer project

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13th August

By Melissa Burnor

OTTAWA LAKE — Whiteford Township will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 for a $2.8 million sewer project in the township.

“This is something that Whiteford has never done in its history,” supervisor Walter Ruhl said. “This is a big moment for the residents of Whiteford Township and Ottawa Lake.”

The groundbreaking will be held at the Ottawa Lake Fire Hall, near the corner of Brown Street and Memorial Highway in Ottawa Lake.

Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc. For more on this project, please see the Aug. 14, 2013, edition of The Advance.


Exit 5 reopens with round-abouts

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13th August

OTTAWA LAKE — The exits at U.S. 223 and U.S. 23 in Whiteford Township are fully open for traffic and all detours have been removed. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, construction at the interchange is essentially complete and open. The Michigan Department of Transportation did a major overhaul of the interchange by creating a round-about. There will be a single-lane closure on northbound U.S. 23 between mile markers eight and nine for concrete pavement repair. This closure is expected to last through 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.