By Melissa Burnor
It was an historic evening Thursday for the Britton Deerfield Public Schools. All seven members of the newly elected board of education were given the oath of office.
“It is historic,” Britton Deerfield superintendent said. After serving since July 2011 as an appointed board the board sworn in that evening was the first elected Britton Deerfield Public Schools board of education. “We are unique in the fact that we elected all seven at one time,” Pelham said.
Most school boards elect one or two members in each election cycle. Because Britton Deerfield was a newly formed school district in 2011 all board members had to be elected to the board at the next possible election that was in Nov. of 2012. All seven appointed members retained their positions.
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After a balmy weekend of 60-degree temperatures, cold returned Monday. That can only mean one thing: ice skating.
The village of Blissfield has set up the Rotary-purchased ice skating rink in Ellis Park under the baseball field lights.
Hours for skating will be set during Thursday’s parks and recreation committee meeting, according to parks and rec director Eric May. Last winter was too warm for skating, but officials — and kids — are hoping this cold snap provides some good skating ice.
Check this website for hours at the rink after Thursday’s meeting.
By Melissa Burnor
Drivers on Walnut Street in the village of Blissfield will have to drive 25 miles per hour a little farther, most likely by the end of the week.
After debating the temporary traffic order in effect at the last committee-of-the-whole meeting that essentially moved the 35 mph zone beyond the school driveway, the village council voted 5-1 Monday evening to eliminate the 35 mph zone altogether and extend the 25 mph limit to the village limit west of the water plant.
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