The Blissfield Royals ended their regular football season with a 5-4 record, but it was enough to get them into the playoffs in Division 6.
They mowed down Napoleon first – top seed in their district – then Columbia Central for their district’s championship.
However, when they traveled to Madison Heights Bishop Foley on a bitterly cold Friday to face the Cougars of Warren Michigan Collegiate for the regional title, their season came to an end as the Cougars won 32-6 to advance to the Division 6 semifinals.
For Brad Heineman’s complete story, please see the Nov. 15, 2017, edition of The Advance.
The Blissfield Royals won its first district championship in football since its Cinderella football year of 2007 that took the Royals of that era all the way to Ford Field where they lost in the state finals.
The Royals went back to Columbia Central, where they had defeated the Golden Eagles earlier in the year, and did it again Friday night with a 27-17 victory to claim their district’s title in the Division 6 of the MHSAA state football tournament. The team was presented with the trophy at Columbia Central and hoisted it high after singing the school fight song joined by student fans on the football field.
Blissfield will play for the regional title next weekend.
For the complete story, please see the Nov. 8, 2017, edition of The Advance.
The Bobcats of Whiteford High School took it to the visiting Summerfield Bulldogs Friday winning the district championship in Division 8 of the MHSAA football playoffs 36-20.
The Bobcats, runners up in Division 8 football last year, will play for the regional crown next weekend.
A 29-year old Toledo, Ohio, woman is dead as a result of a single-vehicle crash on Yankee Road east of Riga Highway, Saturday night, Oct. 7.
According to a news release from Michigan State Police F/Lt. Cuevas of the Monroe Post, troopers responded at approximately 11:48 p.m. and discovered the Tiffany Lynn Shaw, 29, who was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services personnel.
The Michigan State Police are asking anyone who may have additional information or
witnessed the crash to contact the Monroe Post at 734-242-3500.
For the complete story, please see the Oct. 11, 2017, edition of The Advance. For weekly delivery to your home, please call 517-486-2400.
By MELISSA BURNOR
A continuing conversation about consolidating fire and emergency medical services took place Oct. 4. Faced with rising operational costs, equipment costs, demanding training requirements, rising medical calls and fewer people ready to answer the call some local township leaders are researching an idea of consolidating services.
Supervisors from Blissfield, Riga, Ogden, Palmyra and Madison townships met at the Blissfield Township Hall. Blissfield Township hall. Deerfield Township Supervisor Ron Cousino was also invited but did not attend. Blissfield Township Al Navarro said the reason stated was that at the current time Deerfield has a full roster and no pressing needs that would compel them to look at alternatives.
Ogden Township Supervisor Richard Marks attended the meeting mainly he said for information.
“We are very happy with Madison, he said, we have no reason to look elsewhere.”
Riga Township Supervisor Gary Kastel said that … Read More »
At approximately noon on Wednesday the River Raisin Festival Committee issued a statement. The carnival company contracted to bring rides to the 34th annual event will not be showing up this year.
“It is with much disappointment that we must acknowledge the fact that the carnival we signed a contract with has failed to show to our 2017 event,” a statement on the Blissfield River Raisin Festival social media account said.
The festival committee said there are plenty of other activities that will entertain people during the festival.
The Old National Kids Corner has several activities and lots of entertainment on the Tugboat Stage, sponsored by Bailey Family Chiropractic.
There will be additional inflatables brought in to use in place of the carnival. Plenty of festival food vendors and merchant vendors and crafters will be open throughout the event. There is a new train … Read More »
The voters of Blissfield and Britton Deerfield went to the polls Tuesday, May 2, and approved the ballot issues before them.
Blissfield will have a new swimming pool as a result of a 506-331 vote of approval for the project for two mills over 20 years.
Britton Deerfield approved a two-mill sinking fund for five years by a vote of 337 yes to 295 no.
Residents of Lenawee County should be aware that the county will be testing its tornado sirens at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The annual tests are conducted to ensure that proper notification will be provided to residents in case of any emergency weather crisis.
For the state of Michigan, its official tornado season usually spans from mid-June to mid-July, however, tornadoes could appear in the state during April and May.
An inch of rain on already saturated ground Friday drained into the already swollen River Raisin adding to the water that overflowed the banks that was evident in both the Bachmayer Park and Ellis Playground on Saturday in Blissfield. Areas of the park were still submerged Monday afternoon.
By Saturday afternoon, Blissfield Chief of Police Dale Greenleaf was on patrol in the village limits, at times parking at the entrance of Ellis Park off
U.S. 223, blocking off any possible entrance to the park, which was also roped off with caution tape due the high waters creeping up the park’s entrance. Traffic cones and orange pylons on the park’s driving lane were nearly submerged in water down near the Ellis Park softball fields that same afternoon. This was the second straight week that heavy and persistent rainfall caused the river to spill … Read More »
DEERFIELD — A “Featherless Bingo” event will be hosted by Council #7832, Knights of Columbus, April 1 at Light Of Christ Deerfield Salt Center
Many prizes including hams are offered. Door open at 6 p.m. and snacks are available. For details, please call 734-269-2279.