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Who votes where and for what on Aug. 6?

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30th July

By Melissa Burnor

Most likely voters will only have one ballot issue on their ballot when they go to the polls Tuesday. Voters in the Blissfield School District will choose whether to approve a 1.25-mill sinking fund millage request. Other voters will decide a .6 mill levy to fund the newly formed Lenawee District Library. Both tax levies are for a period of 10 years.

For the most part, residents of the Blissfield School District are not part of the Lenawee County Library District. All of these residents in Blissfield, Ogden and Riga Townships and a portion of Palmyra Township are served by the Schultz Holmes Memorial Library in Blissfield and are not part of the Lenawee County Library District. About 40 residents in Deerfield Township reside within the boundaries of the Blissfield Community School District but are also considered part of … Read More »


Riga Day Saturday, Aug. 3

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30th July

RIGA – The fifth annual Riga Garage Sale and Pancake Breakfast is Saturday. The Riga Township Firefighter’s Association will be hosting the pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the township hall. The cost of the breakfast is $5 per person and will feature pancakes, whole hog sausage and a beverage. All proceeds from the breakfast will go to the Riga Firefighter Association. The garage sales will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a prize will be awarded for the best decorated sale sign.


Decades’ wares from across the eras

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30th July

By Chad Hutchinson

“No matter what age you are and what you’re into you’ll find something here,” Decades’ co-owner Mary Ann Morrison said. Owners Jeff and Mary Ann Morrison are no strangers to the world of antiques and collectibles, as they managed The Place, a former antiques and collectibles shop in Blissfield for years.

When The Place closed its doors, the Morrisons said they decided to take their experience in the business and open their own shop. Starting out with 22 dealers in their shop, they said they now provide an extensive collection of diverse items supplied by more than 50 dealers throughout their three-story establishment.

In a shop filled with numerous unique items, one rare and exotic object seems to jump out at guests as soon as they arrive, even before they step through the front door. “When it comes to finding … Read More »