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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.


Communities observe Memorial Day

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28th May

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.