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Code-Red weather/notification system explained Thursday

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6th March

At 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, the Emergency Communications Network in cooperation with the Lenawee County Office of Emergency Management will be calling residents across the county as a means of informing them of the Code-Red Severe weather and mass notifications system. Lenawee Emergency Management Coordinator urged residents to take time to listen to the two-minute message explaining the system and most importantly how they can register for this free service. The mass notification feature is a new addition to the severe weather notification service that has been available to residents for the past two years. The mass notification system can send timely information to a targeted area of the county when an upset condition or an emergency exists which may threaten the safety and welfare of the residents such as hazardous materials incidents or spills, pipeline emergencies, missing persons … Read More »


Uckele expands; granted abatement

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6th March

By Melissa Burnor
Blissfield Village Council members granted two industrial facilities tax abatements to Uckele Health and Nutrition at their Feb. 25 meeting that will add five to eight new jobs at the facility. Mike Uckele said the company is adding onto the building and also investing more than $378,000 into equipment.
The building itself will be a $313,620, 3,600-square-foot addition. Uckele said since he purchased the company in 2005, employment has increased from 25-125.
Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc. For the complete story on this and other council action, please see the March 6, 2013, edition of The Advance. 


Sources: Koppelman wins top science teaching award

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5th March

Word has been received that Blissfield elementary science teacher Gary Koppelman has won the prestigious Shell Science Teaching Award, a national honor. No official news release has been received from Shell or the awards committee, but various sources locally are confirming the news as of Tuesday afternoon, March 5.

In a combined effort by Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teachers Association, the award is given in recognition of a K-12 educator who has demonstrated an exceptional impact on their students, school and community in the field of science.

Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc. Look for the full story in the March 13, 2013, edition of The Advance.