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Miss River Raisin Festival collects items for animals at Lenawee Humane Society

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5th December

Charlotte Squires, Miss River Raisin Festival, is promoting a platform of  “Giving Back to – and through – Animals” during her year of service as Miss RRF.

During the Christmas season, she is collecting items for the homeless and unwanted pets at the Lenawee Humane Society. Her collection box is located at The Advance, 121 Newspaper Street, Blissfield. The deadline for her Christmas project is 5 p.m. Dec. 20.

Among the items needed are: all varieties dry food, canned food, cat litter, cat and dog toys, peanut butter for filling certain toys, rawhide chewing items, cow hooves, pig ears, pet shampoos, nail trimmers, neuter/spay sponsorships ($25, $35, $45), cotton balls and swabs, hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, unopened syringes, heartworm pills, flea preventatives, dewormer, microscope slides and cover slips, ble.ach, liquid laundry soap, liquid dish soap, window cleaner, pine cleaner, brooms, dust … Read More »


Concert ‘A Christmas Celebration of Carols’ Dec. 8

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5th December

The Blissfield Community Concert Series will host “A Christmas Celebration of Carols” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Blissfield Presbyterian Church.

Conceived as a concert series to bring a variety of music forms to Blissfield, this is the fourth in the concert series and features Blissfield’s own Karen Nevins directing The Carillon Women’s Chorale and Split Dimensions.

For ticket information, please visit www.blissfieldconcerts.org.


Estes steps down as Blissfield head football coach

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30th November

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.

In a career filled … Read More »