Huron Rotary is hosting a free community picnic July 29

A local boy enjoys a ride on a Huron Mounted Unit police horse during the 2016 community picnic hosted by Huron Township Rotary. (Huron Hub file photo)

Huron Township Rotary is hosting a free community picnic at Lajko Park on Saturday,  July 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lajko Park is located on Huron River Drive just north of Township Hall.

The picnic will give residents a chance to mingle and enjoy free food and family activities.

–Scott Bolthouse

 

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Ohio police chief commits suicide near Huron, Brownstown Township border

Walter Tylicki, 50, a Huron Township resident and police chief of the Walbridge Police Department in Ohio, committed suicide near the border of Huron and Brownstown Township Tuesday. Photo courtesy Huron Township Police Department.

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Updated 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 11

Walter Tylicki, a Huron Township resident and police chief of the Walbridge Police Department in Ohio, committed suicide near the border of Huron and Brownstown Township Tuesday.

Tylicki, 50, was located at 2:30 p.m. near King Road, east of Inkster, after a family member asked Huron Township police to do a well-being check after they hadn’t heard from him since the evening of July 10, police said Tuesday evening.

“My prayers and condolences got out to Mr. Tylicki’s family and co-workers. One thing that was very clear is that he was very much loved by his family and well respected by those that worked for and with him,” said Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.

Police initially tracked Tylicki’s cell phone in an attempt to obtain his location.

A search was then set up near King and Inkster Roads with assistance from the Detroit Police Department Aviation Unit. Assistance was also requested from the Michigan State Police K9 division to assist the Huron Township Police Department K9 unit.

After several hours searching, Tylicki’s body was found in a wooded area.

Based on jurisdictional boundaries, the death investigation was handled by the Brownstown Police Department.

The Walbridge Police Department posted a statement on their Facebook page about Tylicki’s death late Tuesday evening.

“Chief Tylicki has served the citizens of Walbridge as both an Officer and a Chief for many years now,” the post said. “He has led our officers with enthusiasm and pride and will be greatly missed. His leadership had a tremendous impact on our officers and we were proud to have him as our Chief, and our friend.”

Photo courtesy Walbridge Police Facebook.

Residents in Huron who noticed the localized police activity took to social media, and a false statement was spread which claimed that police were looking for two armed and dangerous men.

Robbins said that a panic was caused in the township due to the false social media report.

“There was unfortunately a false, irresponsible and quite frankly a disappointing social media report circulating that our department was looking for two armed and dangerous males,” he said.

“This is false and was never the case. It unfortunately caused a lot of fear and panic throughout the community. The community has my word that there was never a danger to the community, and if there had been any danger, I can assure everyone that they would have heard it directly from us and not from a made-up report on social media. What residents in the area observed was an all-out effort by law enforcement to attempt to save the life of one of our residents.”

The Huron Township Police Department encourages residents to follow their Facebook Page, as well as signing up for Nixle.com, to get the latest emergency public safety updates.

Muckfest set for Aug. 5 at Willow Metropark

Photo/MuckfestMS.com

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A dirty event for a good cause is coming to New Boston during the first weekend in August, and as long as you’re not afraid to get muddy and have some fun, there’s still room to sign up.

Muckfest Detroit — a mud run filled with several obstacles located on a 3.1 mile, 5k course, will be held at Willow Metropark on Saturday, Aug. 5, and more than two thousand runners are expected to participate.

Every dollar raised from the race, according to Muckfest organizers, is used by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to help fund cutting-edge research and to provide vital programs and services for people affected by multiple sclerosis.

To date, MuckFest event participants have raised more than $22 million for the cause, run organizers say.

No special training is required for the run.

“Runners have a blast on mountains of mud and outrageous obstacles that spin, swing, and fling them up, down, and sideways,” said Muckfest organizers.

To register for Muckfest, visit this link.

For a look at some of the obstacles featured on the course, visit this link.


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Crash claims the lives of two Huron Township residents

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Two Huron Township residents died late Wednesday evening in a rollover crash that occurred on Hannan Road, west of Huron River Drive.

Huron Township emergency personnel responded to the scene just after 11 p.m. and found Kristopher Lashlee, 42, and Theresa Lashlee, 39, deceased.

Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said the vehicle they were in was traveling at a high rate of speed going westbound on Hannan Road when the crash occurred.

Only one passenger in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt, and alcohol–as well as speed–appear to be contributing factors in the crash, Robbins said.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to their entire family. It was apparent in talking to them last night that Theresa and Kristopher were loved and will truly be missed,” he said.

The Michigan State Police accident reconstruction team was requested by Huron police and responded to the crash scene to assist with the investigation, which remains ongoing.