By Chad Hutchinson
The Blissfield High School band and choir are serenading in sunshine as they left behind the chilly spring weather and hit the road for Florida Monday. BHS band instructor Mark Hollandsworth and choir instructor Wanice Linn are accompanying members of both groups as they boarded a pair of chartered buses bound for Disney World Monday, April 1.
The BHS band students participating in the trip are going to be in a parade down “Main Street” of the Magic Kingdom, while the choir will perform at the Epcot Center.
For the complete story, including the band’s performance in competition and an upcoming visit by the Notre Dame University band, please see the April 3, 2013, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.
By Melissa Burnor
Blissfield will have a new business occupying the former Carpenter Hill Medical Building on U.S. 223 on the west end of town. The building was last occupied by ProMedica medical professionals.
Michael Anderson, owner of Anderson Funeral Home, and Arin Rudd, have joined together and will be opening the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home at that location in the coming weeks. The pair officially took possession of the property March 27 and renovation began April 1, Rudd said. Rudd said they anticipate renovations to take approximately eight weeks.
An open house is planned after renovations are complete.
Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc. For the complete story, please see the April 3, 2013, edition of The Advance.
By Chad Hutchinson
Security and safety issues regarding Blissfield school buses was a driving force behind discussions at the March 18 meeting of the Blissfield Board of Education meeting.
District operations director Michael Reinhardt updated the board on the pursuit of bids for fencing to be placed around the buses at the garage located behind the high school. Reinhardt said 10 sealed bids were received from around the state. He said the bids ranged in cost from $30,000 to $19,900. Reinhardt recommended the acceptance of a bid of $19,926.14 from Adrian/Tecumseh Fencing.
Several members of the board acknowledged the need for the fences, and also their disappointment for it.
“We’ve had enough incidents that it’s become a risk for the buses. It’s become a safety issue. It’s unfortunate, but necessary,” trustee Scott Abbott said. The board approved the acceptance of the bid from Adrian/Tecumseh … Read More »