By Chad Hutchinson
The Kids’ Corner sponsored by Blissfield State Bank is offering up a flurry of free fun during the 30th annual River Raisin Festival next Thursday through Saturday. The Kids’ Corner is located near the bridge in Bachmayer Park.
Kids’ Corner organizers Elizabeth Comiskey, Kelly Seidl and Shelley Smith have worked to bring in several new activities for kids, as well as the return of many of the festival favorites since taking over the area five years ago.
Seidl said the Kids’ Corner will feature 17 different performers and vendors this year, which is the most ever offered, and events begin Thursday since the Sunday of festival has been eliminated. Seidl said the focus of the Kids’ Corner is affordable fun for the whole family.
“Our biggest thing is to be eventful for the kids, reasonable and have fun while they’re there,” … Read More »
By Melissa Burnor
Millage rates for the village will stay the same in 2013. Blissfield village council set the millage rates for after the 2013 Truth-in- Taxation hearing at their June 24 meeting. The millage rates are determined by data received from the Lenawee County Equalization Department.
The total tax approved tax rate is 14.2215 mills. The figure includes 9.7072 mills for general operating millage and 4.5143 mills in the street millage.
For other Blissfield Village Council news, please see the July 3, 2013, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.
By Melissa Burnor
Nearly 200 runners of all ages took part in the 31st annual Lenawee Hospice Run in memory of Bruce Jones Sunday morning. The heat was seemed pretty bearable with the 8:30 a.m. start.
Blissfield’s Justin Bateson was the overall winner with a time of 16:58.98.
Josephine Weeden was the first-place winner for the women crossing the finish line in 20:06.62.
Men’s Results – Name, Age, Time Overall Winner – Justin Bateson, 21, 16:58.98 14 and under – John Fowler, 13, 22:23.74 15-19 – Isaac Westgate, 16, 19:39.89 20-24 – Justin Bateson 25-29 – Tyler Makula, 28, 45:34.80 30-34 – Chris Kircher, 30, 21:30.48 35-39 – David Caine, 39, 17:39.79 40-44 – Tom Romanowski, 43, 19:31.94 45-49 – Sam Valdez, 47, 19:33.29 50-54 – Michael Palmer, 50, 21:16.43 55-59 – Macron Cole, 55, 22:29.70 60-64 – Ron Carpenter, 63, 22:04.50 65-69 – … Read More »