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Whiteford School millage passes

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14th May

Residents of the Whiteford School district approved the renewal of the nonhomestead property tax millage by a wide margin in the May 7 election.

The four-year millage passed 168-38. The millage allows the local school district to asses 18 mills on nonhomestead property in the district.

For Melissa Burnor’s complete story, please see the May 15, 2013, edition of The ADVANCE.


Alleged drug trafficker in custody

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7th May

An Ohio man federal authorities were searching for near Crockett Highway and Beamer Roday Monday afternoon and evening has been arrested.
Branden Lounsbury, 28, was apprehended in Toledo, Ohio, and is lodged at the Lucas County Jail, according to First Lt. Tony Cuevas, commander of the Michigan State Police-Monroe Post.
Lounsbury was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshal’s North Ohio Violent  Fugitive Task Force at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. He was wanted on several felony charges in Fulton County Ohio for manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamines.
Agents had located him near a residence on Crockett Highway Monday afternoon and a short car chase occurred before Lounsbury fled on foot. Federal and local authorities were unable to find him in a wooded area Monday evening.



Cinco de Mayo 5K Sunday in Blissfield

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30th April

After the success of and large turnout for the Wassail Festival 5K Run, the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program committee realized one thing: to have a successful run, you need a good theme with some added fun.

The third annual spring run will this year be The Cinco de Mayo 5K Run as it is scheduled for Sunday, May 5. A special Cinco de Mayo treat will be included in runners’ bags from Mexibilly’s in Blissfield, which is co-sponsoring the event with pageant sponsor Borchardt Brothers Market.

There will be prizes for best costume and best team costumes.

The event is a 5K run/walk to benefit the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program.

The race will this year begin beside the scenic Arch Bridge in Blissfield’s Ellis Park.

“We have created a scenic early May run to take runners from near and far around … Read More »