By Chad Hutchinson
After 11 seasons and eight playoff appearances, Blissfield head varsity football coach Ron Estes has decided to step away from the game.
Estes is leaving behind a decorated legacy at Blissfield, that includes a pair of league championships, a district and regional championship, and a state runner up finish in 2007 at Ford Field.
“I needed to step away for a little bit, and felt like the timing was right,” Estes said.
The veteran coach said he has no immediate coaching plans in his future, but added his career as a coach is far from over.
“I’m not done coaching, this is just a temporary thing. But I have absolutely nothing brewing,” he said.
With a 76-40 career record at Blissfield and a 66 percent winning percentage, Estes should have little trouble finding a position when he decides to return.
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By Melissa Burnor
A Deerfield Township man was airlifted with critical injuries from the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Blissfield Township Friday afternoon.
According to Michigan State Police Trooper Bill Strouse, Jr., Timothy Van Camp, 20, was northbound on Lipp Highway when he allegedly did not stop for a stop sign and went through the intersection. His small blue pickup was struck by a full-size Chevrolet pickup driven westbound on Carroll Road by Terry Iott, 45, Petersburg.
Both vehicles came to rest in a farm field on the northwest corner of the intersection. Van Camp’s vehicle was pushed nearly 40 yards into the field. Debris from both vehicles was scattered throughout the field.
Van Camp was transported by LifeFlight to a Toledo area hospital with critical injuries.
Both the Blissfield Township and Riga Township fire dDepartments as well as the Advanced Life Support unit … Read More »
By Chad Hutchinson
Whether one is interested in kayaking or renting a movie on a chilly Friday night, one of Blissfield’s newest businesses, Michigan Extreme Outdoor, can help.
Michigan Extreme Outdoor offers a variety of items, including kayaking gear and equipment, skateboarding equipment and apparel, shoes, clothing and sunglasses, bike equipment and gear, as well as DVD and Blu-Ray rentals, and even carries a selection of candles from Swan Creek Candles.
The store is owned by Matt Slusher and April Leffew, and managed by Tasha Stearns. It is located on Lane Street in Blissfield’s downtown.
Copyright 2012, River Raisin Publications, Inc. For the complete story on this new Blissfield downtown business, please see the Nov. 28, 2012, edition of The Advance. Please call 517-486-2400 to subscribe.