By Melissa Burnor
Residents of the Blissfield Schools will be asked to vote on a potential new sinking millage fund and will definitely have a new elementary school principal in the district next year.
Citing additional work that needs to be done — especially in the middle school — the district will ask voters at an Aug. 6 special election to approve a 10-year 1.25-mills sinking fund.
This millage will be in addition to an existing 1.75-mill sinking fund granted by voters two years ago. That millage will expire in eight years.
Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc. For the rest of this story, please see Page 1 of the May 29, 2013, edition of The Advance.
Decorated graves, somber drum cadences, flags at half-mast, communities gathering to pay respects to the men and women who fought and sacrificed their lives for the freedom our country has.
Locally, Blissfield, Deerfield, Riga and Palmyra all put their own personal touches to ceremonies and activities to honor local heroes with speakers, parades and salutes. The Blissfield American Legion hosted a sell-out chicken barbeque; Palmyra Firefighters served up a hearty pancake breakfast.
This year the weather was not very cooperative but still parades made their way to the cemeteries and larger-than-usual crowds attended local events.
For more photos, please see the May 29, 2013, edition of The Advance, and watch the GALLERIES on www.blissfieldadvance.com. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.
The Blissfield First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Adrian St. is helping raise needed items for people displaced and affected by tornadoes in Oklahoma City recently. They are gathering baby items and supplies, personal supplies and new children’s clothing. The church is working with ISOH/Impact from Perrysburg, Ohio, to fill a semi truck that will be leaving the Toledo area Friday, May 31.
Items can be dropped off at the church from 9-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday this week. To schedule a different time, contact the church at 486-4040. Items should be to the church by 4 p.m. Thursday.