12:16 a.m. Wednesday
Just in … the Kiwanis footbridge repair millage was approved by Blissfield Village voters , 876 yes votes to 643 no votes. The bridge over the River Raisin has experienced a carpenter ant infestation and rot leading to its closure more than a year ago.
The winners of the three village trustee seats were all incumbents. Bob Valdez received 1018 votes, George Brown 967 and Randy Kelley 904.
In the Whiteford Township treasurer race, Timothy Hill, Republican, wins 1417 to Beth Pauli’s 646.
The top two finishers in the constable race are Robert VanSinger with 1279 and Daniel Briskey with 1081. Doug Bulmer received 658 votes.
The Advance election desk reports that in the Deerfield Township trustee race, both incumbent Republicans will win as the Independent challenger fell short.
Trustees Daniel Witt garnered 453 votes, Joe Fowler 397 and challenger Amy Daniels 295.
And the Deerfield Township fire millage passes with 419 yes votes, 204 no.
The Advance election desk reports that Blissfield Township’s incumbent supervisor and clerk have retained their seats in township government.
Republican Supervisor Adolio “Al” Navarro defeated Democrat Mark Burgermeister 1263 to 694.
Republican Clerk Nancy Cranor was elected over Independent candidate Brittany Alcock 1235-597.
The Whiteford Bobcats will be moving on in the 2016 MHSAA football postseason after dismantling the Summerfield Bulldogs 50-28, Friday night during the team’s pre-district contest played at Whiteford Stadium. Whiteford will host next Friday night’s district championship game against the Morenci Bulldogs, who defeated the Pittsford Wildcats in an overtime 27-24 game played in Morenci Friday night.
After a 22-22 tied halftime score, the Bobcats went on to outscore Summerfield, 28-6 in the second half to advance in the state division-eight playoffs.
Bobcat senior running back Jesse Kiefer scored five touchdowns Friday night and converted a two-point conversion, accounting for 32 of the team’s 50 points.
For the full story, please see the Nov. 2, 2016, edition of The Advance.
A rainy, muddy Blissfield High School homecoming was just what the doctor ordered for the Royals who defeated the visiting Dundee Vikings 20-6 Friday night.
Wearing their special black-and-purple uniforms with yellow outline numbers, it was impossible often to make out who made the hit or carried the ball for the winning cause, but hit and carry they did to earn a homecoming LCAA league victory.
For the complete story, please see the Oct. 5 edition of The Advance.
Blissfield High School will celebrate its Homecoming Friday with a theme of Outer Space. A king and queen will be crowned during halftime of the varsity football game with the Dundee Vikings at 7 p.m. A homecoming parade will also be held at 5 p.m. Class floats, the Blissfield High School Marching Royals and senior king and queen candidates will ride through Blissfield. The candidates pictured, starting with the queen candidates are from left, Natalie Smith, Jade Casanova, Lexi Clark and Erin Southward. The King candidates from left are, Jason Klauda, Lucas Waldvogel, Spencer Fisher and Noah Nieman. This week, students at Blissfield will celebrate each day with different homecoming themes. Monday was pajama day, Tuesday was safari day, Wednesday is outer space day, Thursday is college day and Friday is Royal day. A pep assembly will be held at 1 … Read More »
By Brad Heineman
A Navy war veteran who hails from Astoria, Ore., has taken on another fight on his own, but this fight takes place on the land – not at sea – and his fight, which is for legalizing medical marijuana, was literally pulled through Blissfield today.
Fifty-eight-year-old Ras Ible, a self-declared “Rastafarian” is currently engaged in a 3,000-mile trek across the nation which began in California – all on foot – to raise awareness for homeless American veterans and to promote a possible future that would make medical marijuana available for those that may need it.
Ible, pulling a green painted cart – his mobile home – entered Blissfield Tuesday afternoon, made his way quickly
along U.S. 233 and on to the state of Ohio the same day. His eventual goal is to arrive at the White House in Washington D.C. before the November election, where he said he … Read More »
Updated noon, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016:
BLISSFIELD – Preliminary reports on the death of a man found in the vicinity of a truck that had run through a North Blissfield Highway cornfield into a woods indicate that Daniel Studnicka, 61, Blissfield, may have died of a medical issue, according to authorities.
F/Lt. Tony Cuevos of the Michigan State Police said an autopsy is scheduled for the victim early this afternoon whom he said had reportedly had a history of heart problems.
Death notice was made by Blissfield Police to his next-of-kin in Blissfield.
Authorities were called to a situation where a deceased person was found Tuesday mid-afternoon in the vicinity of a vehicle off the east side of North Blissfield Highway, just past the airport.
A local resident had alerted The Advance just after calling the authorities as he had noticed vehicle tracks through a cornfield earlier.
On Tuesday, he realized … Read More »
The Royals of Blissfield tasted the sweetness of success by spoiling Onsted’s homecoming Friday night, 12-0. It was their first win in almost two years.
Meanwhile, Madison won its Trojan homecoming over Britton Deerfield’s visiting Patriots, 33-0.
And the Whiteford Bobcats clawed their way to a win over the Summerfield Bulldogs in a Cats-beat-Dogs 34-28 outcome.
For the complete stories, please see the Sept. 21, 2016, edition of The Advance.