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.
The Madison men’s basketball team battled to the regional final buzzer, but it was a three-point buzzer-beating basket by SMCC that finished their season, 57-54, despite the fact that the Trojans had been down by 16 points in the third quarter. They tied the game with six seconds left in the regional contest before the Falcons sank the big basket.
The Blissfield women’s basketball team bade the 2016-17 season farewell in Tuesday night’s state quarterfinal game to Detroit Edison.
The final score in the Royals’ season was 58-45.
For Brad Heineman’s story, please see the March 22 edition of The Advance.
The Madison Trojans secured the district men’s basketball title Friday night in a 45-40 win over Addison at Sand Creek High School.
Madison will move on to the first round of regional play against Ann Arbor Greenhills at 8 p.m. Monday in Hudson.
Blissfield’s Lady Royals gave their fans quite a thrill battling Grass Lake – in double overtime – to a 56-49 regional crown in Madison.
The Royals advance to quarterfinals from here.
Coach Ryan Gilbert celebrated the win right after celebrating with this wife the arrival Wednesday of a new baby boy.
The Lady Royals of Blissfield defeated Michigan Center 48-38 to advance to Thursday’s regional basketball final at Madison High School.
Blissfield’s dynamic senior duo of Brooke Henning and Kelsey Wyman dominated the game with 21 points for Henning and Wyman contributing 18 before a packed gymnasium.
U.S. 223 was closed Wednesday until at least noon between County Line and Rodesiler highways after a two-vehicle crash took the life of one person, according to the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department.
No further details are available at this time.
By Melissa Burnor
Blissfield village council approved parameters for a bond issue to be placed on a May special election ballot for voters to approve to construct a new community pool. In a 6-0 vote with councilman Bob Valdez absent the council approved up to a $2.1 million bond at a 20-year payback proposal for May 2 ballot. The action directed village administrator James Wonacott to meet with the bond counsel and prepare the actual language that will appear on the ballot asking village residents to approve the millage request to replace or rebuild the Gail Giles Community Pool that has been closed since the summer of 2015. Wonacott said he will have the formal resolution ready for the Jan. 23 meeting where it will be given official approval to be placed on the May ballot.
Three proposals were presented to the … Read More »
Tickets for the annual Blissfield Athletic Booster’s Nite at the Races fundraiser are now on sale for the Jan. 28 event at the Blissfield American Legion Hall, 451 High St. Doors will open for the event at 6 p.m. and the fun kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the high school’s athletic office or by contacting any of the following athletic booster members: Mike and Pam Alexander, Steve Babbitt, Dawn Chappuies, Stacey Clark, Matt Crane, Dori Degregorio, Deb Dusseau, Amy Hayford, Kristin Horky, Michelle Jackson, Anne Lycans and Tom Lycans, Shawn Milner, Kori Nieman, Billie Patton, Brian Reed and Dawn Reed, Erin Slusher, Jodi Spiker, Brian Weidmayer, Donna Wood and Kim Zemla.