A post-Christmas snowstorm with at-times blizzard conditions blew into Lenawee County Wednesday morning, Dec. 26.
Snowy road conditions had travelers driving slowly and local emergency responders tending to accidents. Pictured is a single-vehicle rollover accident that occurred on Yankee Road near Berkey Highway around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Riga and Blissfield township fire department rescuers were on the scene and removed the victim for transport to a hospital.
By Melissa Burnor
Two of Blissfield’s finest have decided that 2012 was the year to hang up their badges and guns, and retire from the Blissfield Police Department.
Sgt. James Novak, who spent nearly 34 years on the job, retired officially on Oct. 31 and Officer Sam Pooley, who worked just over 36 years for the Village of Blissfield, will officially retire Dec. 31.
They took a little time last week to reflect on the decades they spent serving the community.
And just like their time spent working, the afternoon was punctuated with several members of the community passing their booth in one of the downtown eating establishments to greet them, everyone knowing each other on a first-name basis. Both men were hired in the 1970’s by Chief Roy Heineman. Harold “Butch” Gunter was the department’s sergeant and would become chief in 1981.
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As 2012 winds down, The Advance takes a look over the news of the year and shows 12 months of trials, triumphs and tragedies.
Several major decisions challenged local officials; businesses opened and others shut their doors. The community rallied around causes and new events popped up in several communities as well.
As we move forward into 2013, The Advance takes this time to reflect upon the significant and memorable events and actions of the year.
For Melissa Burnor’s month-by-month review, and a very special collage of the photos of 2012, please see the Dec. 26, 2012, edition of The Advance.