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BREAKING: Body found in near Blissfield identified

Posted on September 20th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on BREAKING: Body found in near Blissfield identified

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 »

FOOTBALL Sept. 16: Blissfield, Madison, Whiteford win

Posted on September 16th, by Marcia Loader in Classifieds, News. Comments Off on FOOTBALL Sept. 16: Blissfield, Madison, Whiteford win

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.

Attention, bakers! Church hosts Cobbler Wars

Posted on August 25th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Attention, bakers! Church hosts Cobbler Wars

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.

Summerfield firefighter honored posthumously

Posted on August 18th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Summerfield firefighter honored posthumously

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 »

Lenawee, area primaries choose party candidates

Posted on August 3rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee, area primaries choose party candidates

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
Monroe County

Also represents, Branch, Hillsdale, Washtenaw, Eaton Jackson counties

Michigan House Seat 57 Republican Primary
Bronna Kahle … Read More »

Koester wins Palmyra Republican primary for treasurer

Posted on August 2nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Koester wins Palmyra Republican primary for treasurer

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.

Local Aug. 2 primary previewed

Posted on July 21st, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Local Aug. 2 primary previewed

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.
Blissfield Township:
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 »

Detour route to be rebuilt

Posted on June 14th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Detour route to be rebuilt

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 »

BD Schools host town halls on restructuring

Posted on June 3rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on BD Schools host town halls on restructuring


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.

Blissfield youth defends tapping of maple trees

Posted on June 3rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Blissfield youth defends tapping of maple trees

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 »

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