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Long-time Blissfield coach, teacher Denny Thompson retires

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18th June

By Chad Hutchinson

Simply the best. That’s the reoccurring response from coworkers, coaches and former students and players of recently retired Blissfield educator Denny Thompson.

“Denny is one heck of a coach and an even better person. He’s the best, that’s as simply as I can put it,” said former Blissfield head football coach Ron Estes.

Thompson’s career in the purple and gold has been a decorated one, from his years wearing the Royal uniform, to his years teaching and coaching those who carried on the Royal pride.

A 1969 graduate of Blissfield High School, Thompson was no stranger when it came to the football gridiron, the baseball diamond or the basketball hardwood. He garnered captain’s honors, all-state and all-league awards and the respect of his teammates and coaches. Thompson’s Royal career is such a decorated one, he has earned himself a place in … Read More »



School, village officials hash out issues on potential new facility

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18th June

By Chad Hutchinson

Members of the Blissfield board of education and village council met for a special meeting June 11 to discuss the research on a new facility for Blissfield schools and the community. Both board members and council members focused on the staffing of the facility, hours it would feasibly be open to the community and how to approach the community regarding the funding for a potential new facility.

“Before we move forward with this we need to see how our taxpayers feel about an increase,” Blissfield superintendent Scott Moellenberndt said.

Village president Mike Gunter voiced his support for the facility, but also voiced concern over who would staff the building and how many hours it would be open to the community.

“I think this facility could be a great idea, but we need to do some more research and figure out how … Read More »


Whiteford’s Miranda Johnson double-winner at state track finals; Bobcats win softball, baseball Districts

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1st June

Saturday was a huge day in Whiteford High School athletics.

Track phenom Miranda is the division 4 long-jump champion with a new state record of 18 feet 2.5 inches as well as state champion in 200-meter dash. She was also second in the 100-meter dash.

Olivia Overmann made the podium in the discus throwing 98 feet 7 inches for sixth place.

Whiteford baseball and softball both won their district championships.

The Bobcat men mercied Lutheran South 18-0 to advance to the finals. Britton Deerfield beat Summerfield 8-2 to face the Bobcats. In the end, Whiteford edges BD 1-0 for the district crown.

The Whiteford softball team defeated BD 16-1 for their first district title since 2010.

For the full stories, please see the June 5, 2013, edition of The Advance.