BERKEY, Ohio — The Berkey Congregational Church along with the Metamora United Methodist Church hosts their annual Cobbler Wars at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at 12036 Sylvania-Metamora Rd., Berkey. Those attending are encouraged to make their best cobbler to enter the contest. There will be prizes for sweetness, crispness and creativeness. Beverages will be provided and there will be entertainment throughout the evening. It is slated as a night of fellowship for friends and neighbors and an opportunity to sample as many entries as one wishes.
Donations are accepted at the door.
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday, Aug. 19 on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Terrence Raymond, a firefighter with the Summerfield Volunteer Fire Department who died Monday, Aug. 15, according to a press release from the governor’s office.
“Terrence was a dedicated fireman and will be remembered for his service to the Summerfield community,” Snyder said. “I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends and community.”
Raymond was a volunteer firefighter for the Summerfield Volunteer Fire Department. He spent 12 years as a salesman for Airgas, and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Monroe.
A service in his honor will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 222 Carey, Deerfield.
This flag order is … Read More »
By Melissa Burnor
Lenawee County still has one district not reporting in County Commission District 3. Most races have clear cut winner. At this time Anna Marie Anzalone has a big lead over both challengers to fill the remainder of the term in the Lenawee County Circuit Court. However, the vote count between Stanley Sala and Phillip Schaedler with Schaedler leading, is close the top two will be on the General Election ballot in November. The City of Morenci has not yet reported. There are 1,671 registered voters. However, the county average is showing about a 15 percent turnout overall.
U.S. Congress Republican Primary -7th District
Timothy Walberg Incumbent Projected Winner
Lenawee County 5821 42 of 43 precincts reporting
Monroe County 6724 96 percent of precincts reporting
Doug North 1697
Lenawee County 2143
Also represents, Branch, Hillsdale, Washtenaw, Eaton Jackson counties
Michigan House Seat 57 Republican Primary
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PALMYRA – Matt Koester, with 121 votes, won the Republican primary for Palmyra Township treasurer in Tuesday’s voting. Leigh Ann Stucker had 65 votes and Joshua Leupold received 24 votes. There were also two write-in votes.
By Melissa Burnor
Aug. 2 voters will go to the polls and choose a slate of candidates for either the Republican or Democratic tickets in the November General Election. There will also be some local millage request as well as a non-partisan primary for Lenawee County Circuit Court Judge.
Potentially independent candidates could also be on the November ballot. The deadline to file as an independent candidate was 4 p.m. Thursday, July 21, for township and county offices.
All township board seats in every local township are up for re-election in 2016 including, supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee positions.
Blissfield, Deerfield, Palmyra, and Ogden Townships will not have any races for the Republican or Democratic nominations.
The township will not have any challenges in the primary. Four incumbents, Supervisor Adolio “Al” Navarro, Clerk Nancy Cranor, Treasurer Karen Baldwin and Trustee Devon Gilson-Pitts all sought … Read More »
Asphalt patches along Weston Road east of Ogden Center are still visible from repairs done after heavy detour traffic damaged it last year when U.S. 223 was closed due to flooding in the River Raisin that jeopardized the highway bridge in the village. Road officials said the local roads were not built to handle the heavy traffic that travels the state highway daily.
This dilemma over a safe detour route on U.S. 223 due to accidents or flooding was a key component in budget dollars earmarked form the state to improve local roads in the townships south of the village.
Funding from the state of Michigan will be used to rebuild 9.7 miles of Weston Road and Silberhorn Highway as an all-weather primary route and a potential emergency route traffic in southeastern Lenawee County.
Please see Melissa Burnor’s full story in the June … Read More »
By Melissa Burnor
Britton Deerfield Interim Superintendent Stacy Johnson said a proposed restructuring of the Britton Deerfield Elementary School will keep the district moving forward in a positive direction. More than 50 people, many of them teachers and staff from the district, attended the May 26 town hall meeting in the Deerfield Media Center.
It was one of four main topics of the evening that included the budget, busing and a proposed sinking fund millage voters may see in November.
“We realize that change is scary especially when it affects your world and routine” Johnson said.
For the rest of the story, please see the June 1, 2016, edition of The Advance. Our website is just a taste of The Advance. To subscribe for home delivery of many, many local stories every week, just call 517-486-2400.
By Melissa Burnor
Cade Hayford said he was a little surprised when he read in The Advance a few weeks ago that the village of Blissfield had amended an ordinance prohibiting the tapping of maple trees in the village right-of-way to collect sap for syrup.
The Blissfield Middle School eighth-grade student said making maple syrup is a hobby of his and the maple trees in front of his North Monroe Street Home are just two of approximately 40 — the rest on private property — that he utilizes to make maple syrup for friends and family in late winter. Hayford, spoke to the Blissfield village council May 20 giving another side to the issue.
Council had amended the ordinance after information brought to them by council member Mike Gunter said that tapping the trees damaged the trees and because of the proximity to … Read More »
With the village’s decision to close the Gail Giles Memorial Pool this summer, an agreement with The Centre on the campus of Lenawee Christian Schools in Adrian has been reached to give Blissfield village residents an alternative for swimming this season.
Blissfield village president A. Ray Jones said The Centre will offer a discounted daily rate for village residents at $4 a day. The normal rate is $6 a day.
“This agreement has been reached due to the village pool being out of commission for the coming summer session,” Jones said. The special Blissfield program went into effect May 6 and will run through Sept. 30. The daily fee includes access to the swimming and other facilities.
By Melissa Burnor
A couple of notes posted last Wednesday at Blissfield High School with the date “May 5” on them led to some speculation on their meaning by students which resulted in a police investigation that afternoon to ensure there were no threats against the school.
According to a release from the Blissfield Village Police, some students began speculating that there was going to be a school shooting Thursday, May 5. The notes that were allegedly posted out of the view of any surveillance cameras on the premises had no other markings.
Officers from the Blissfield Police Department, Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police with assistance of the Blissfield School District, conducted interviews on the evening of May 4 and concluded that only rumor was being circulated around the student body and there was no merit for a credible … Read More »