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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.


Waterbury named Lenawee Co. teacher of the year

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28th May

Britton Deerfield middle school teacher Marie Waterbury still loves her job.

After 34 years in the Deerfield and now the Britton Deerfield school district she still looks forward to going to work.

“I love middle school,” Waterbury said.

Waterbury was recently honored by the Lenawee County Federated Women’s Clubs as their teacher of the year.

For the full story, please see the May 29, 2013, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.



Blissfield Schools to seek new sinking fund millage Aug. 6

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28th May

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.