RIGA — The Riga Firefighters Association will be hosting its annual Feather Party at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Riga Township Hall. The Feather Party will feature cash prize raffles, along with raffles for turkeys and hams and a whole hog raffle. Raffle ticket prices are $1 and can be purchased from any Riga firefighter. For more information on the party and raffles, contact Riga fire chief Mike Norman at 517-673-6283.
A concert of chamber music by Adrian College will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday in the next Blissfield Community Concert Series event at the Blissfield Presbyterian Church, 304 Franklin, Blissfield. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students. Tickets are at the Blissfield Village Office, Royal Expressions and at the door.
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The village of Blissfield is about to have a new police chief. After interviewing three candidates Nov. 19, Blissfield Village Council members voted to offer the job of Blissfield Village Police Department chief to Detroit homicide officer Dale Greenleaf in their Monday night meeting.
Blissfield Village administrator Jim Wonacott Tuesday confirmed that Greenleaf has accepted the position and will begin on Monday, Dec. 9, working in transition with current chief Jane Kelley who is retiring at the year.
Voting in favor were Randy Kelley, A. Ray Jones, George Brown and Art Weeber. Voting no were village president Mike Gunter, Mark Burgermeister and Bob Valdez.
In his interview, Greenleaf told the council be would be “that watchdog of the community.”
For the complete story by reporter Melissa Burnor, please see the Nov. 27, 2013, edition of The Advance.
By Melissa Burnor
The Michigan Main Street program announced Wednesday, Nov. 20, that it has chosen Blissfield village as one of three communities it will assist to apply for designation in the National Register of Historic Places.
Michigan Main Street will hire a consultant to aid in the application process.
Blissfield is an official Main Street community.
By Melissa Burnor
OTTAWA LAKE — Investigators from think a man who died in a fatal accident Monday in Whiteford Township may have killed his girlfriend earlier before his life ended when his vehicle crossed the center line on U.S. 223 into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer.
Mark Herrick, 44, Howell, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on U.S. 223 just east of Memorial Highway at about 2:21 p.m. Monday. The Livingston County Sheiiff’s Department is investigating the alleged homicide of the man’s live-in girlfriend after her body was discovered in her residence in Osceola when she failed to show up for work earlier in the day.
Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy Brian Francisco, who is aiding in the crash investigation, said he could not say anything more about the incident other than the deceased driver had come from the Livingston … Read More »
Chamber music will be featured in the Blissfield Community Concert Series’ next concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Blissfield Presbyterian Church, 304 Franklin St. The concert is being directed by Marty Marks, director of bands at Adrian College.
Under his guidance and direction, the Adrian College Bulldog Marching Band was selected to perform in the 2013 London, England, New Year’s Day Parade. The concert theme “Chamber Music from Adrian College.” Adrian College music instructor and vocal coach Mariah Mlynarek will also join the performance as an accompanist.
The cost of tickets is $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students. Tickets for the performance can be purchased at the Blissfield Village Office or Royal Expressions on Lane Street. Tickets will also be available at the door.
For more on this concert, please see the Nov. 20, 2013, edition of The … Read More »
More than 3,300 Consumers Energy customers in Lenawee County and 1200 Monroe County customers were still without electrical power late Monday night after strong storms with high winds pelted the Midwest. Several areas in Indiana and Illinois were struck by tornadoes Sunday afternoon and evening. More than 500,000 customers statewide were affected by the power outages that began Sunday when strong winds gusting in excess of 60 mph whipped around the state. In Lenawee County as many as 5,981 households were without power Monday, according to Lenawee Emergency Management director Curtis Parsons.
For the complete story, please see the Nov. 20, 2013, edition of The ADVANCE.
The Whiteford women’s volleyball team swept Gabriel Richard tonight (Nov. 13) in regional finals to win the region title.
They swept Clinton Tuesday (Nov. 11) in the other part of the two-leg regional.
The Lady Bobcats will face Auburn Hills Oakland Nov. 19 at Whitmore Lake in the next step in MHSAA volleyball playoff action. Auburn Hills Oakland also swept their regional opponents.
Blissfield Yuletide Cheer arrives Friday, Nov. 8 and launches into three days of Christmas in a days-gone-by setting; candles; holiday cookies; Santa Claus and reindeer; shopping in quaint stores with clerks who handle each item with loving care and each customer with personal attention; the town Christmas tree; cocoa and cookies; train rides. And speaking of trains, yes, this year’s event is once again presented by The Old Road Dinner Train. Welcome to Blissfield, Michigan, home to the annual Blissfield Yuletide Cheer celebration that begins the second weekend in November every year as Santa makes his first stop in the area that Friday night for an old-fashioned tree-lighting and carol sing. And this year, he’s taking area kids and others on a train excursion on his arrival night! This year’s Yuletide season is highlighted by three major events: the Blissfield … Read More »
Blissfield is the definite site selection for a future agricultural-related museum that will be designed by Friedrich St. Florian, designer of the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C..
The decision was made by a unanimous vote of the board of directors, of the Agricultural Awareness and Preservation Museum, according to a press release from the organization, Friday.
Blissfield is the location but the actual site within the community is still open for discussion, the release said.
The museum will be anchored by a large farm toy collection donated by local, renowned collectors. The directors also aim for it to serve the region and nation as an educational resource focusing on agricultural history, the industry of farming and more.
The board of directors had looked at sites both in the village of Blissfield and the city of Adrian for the museum … Read More »