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Blissfield schools to fence-in buses

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2nd April

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 »


Berkey Church hosts Swiss Steak Dinner Thursday

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20th March

BERKEY, Ohio — The Berkey Congregational Church and Metamora United Methodist Church will host a Swiss Steak Dinner from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Berkey Congregational Church, 12036 Sylvania-Metamora Road, Berkey.

Adults $9; children’s prices available for Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, buttered roll, homemade pies, coffee or milk. Dine in or carry out.


‘Guys & Dolls’ come to BHS stage Thursday-Saturday

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20th March

By Chad Hutchinson

Blissfield Community Schools’ Department of Fine Arts, BHS Drama Club, Thespian Troupe 6353 and Musical Theatre Class are presenting “Guys and Dolls.”

Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday on the Blissfield High School stage.

“Guys and Dolls” is based on the Broadway story and characters by Damon Runyon, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

Director Wanice Linn said she researched 25 different show possibilities over the summer before placing her bet on this production. “I just really liked the combination of story, dance and music,” she said.

Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc. For the complete story, please see the March 20, 2013, edition of The Advance.