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New 25 mph zone extended

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15th January

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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School security issues explored locally

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8th January

By Melissa Burnor

As students in many local schools return to the classroom after Christmas break, much of America is still reeling with the tragic massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Dec. 14 where a 20-year old man took the lives of 20 young first-grade students and six adults. Many people — even locally — have asked whether schools are safe.

Local school and emergency services officials are in agreement that public schools in Lenawee and Monroe counties are as safe as they can be.

Blissfield Community Schools Superintendent Scott Moellenberndt said policies and procedures are in place in the district that provides safety and security for students and staff.

“We feel our policies are appropriate and reflect the climate of our community and the welcoming atmosphere we are trying to provide to our constituents,” he said. “We all have the … Read More »

Blissfield launches new school readiness program

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8th January

By Chad Hutchinson

The Blissfield Great Start Readiness Program opened its classroom doors on Monday, Jan. 7 for the first day of the program’s preschool education services for at-risk children. Twelve of the program’s 16 open slots had been filled as of Jan. 4.

In order to qualify for the state-funded program, children must be the age of four as of Dec. 1, and must fulfill two of 25 risk factors. Risk factors range from health issues, financial/economical disadvantages, low birth weight, developmentally immature, long-term chronic illness to name just a few.

While the 20-week program is provided only to at-risk children at this time, Blissfield superintendent Scott Moellenberndt said other school districts also accept students on a tuition basis, and Blissfield may pursue that option in the future.

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