Year in review: The Huron Hub’s most popular stories in 2016

Est. March 2014 www.huronhub.com

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

As we turn the page on yet another year and welcome 2017, it’s time to take a look back at the most popular stories that came out of Huron Township in 2016.

First and foremost, I’d like to send a personal “thank you” to those who have visited my webpage and social media pages, and have read and shared the articles that I post on a weekly basis. A second round of thanks goes out to the select few who have advertised on The Huron Hub — I appreciate your support. Last, and of course, not least, are the people in the community who send news tips and press releases to the website, email, and social media pages. Your input is critical in keeping the community informed about news and events in Huron Township.

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The most popular article published this year by the Huron Hub gained over 15,000 views alone, and featured the demolition of the former Pinnacle Race Course on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

In 2016, The Huron Hub website continued to grow when compared to the previous two years of its operation. The website reached nearly 140,000 unique visitors this year, according to the website’s statistics. Those 140,000 visitors created almost 285,000 page views during the year.

That’s a considerable amount, especially when you take into account that Huron Township’s population, according to the 2010 census, is just over 15,800 residents. The Huron Hub reaches people all over the world, including transplanted Huron Township natives living in other states.

Our most popular stories are broken down by month, and include the articles that received the most views during that time.

Happy New Year!

Year in review: our most popular articles in 2016

January:
Demolition under way at abandoned Pinnacle Race Course (PHOTOS)

15-year-old Huron High student arrested after making bomb threat on social media

February:
Car enthusiast hopes to bring motorplex, car condo development to former Pinnacle Race Course site

Huron Township teens arrested for breaking into home, stealing electronics

March:
Man attempts to enter West Road home while resident is home

Watch New Boston native perform on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

April:
Brown Elementary principal camps overnight on school’s front lawn after students nearly double reading challenge minutes

New Boston man buys $52,500 winning lottery ticket from Huron Market

May:
Police officers, firemen commended for preventing possible murder-suicide at Michigan Memorial Cemetery

Two eighth graders arrested after admitting to bomb threat at Renton Junior High School

June:
Wiley’s Coyote Grill in New Boston announces closure on Facebook

Four juveniles arrested for breaking into Miller Elementary School in New Boston

July:
Homeowner holds robber at gunpoint during home invasion in Huron Township

Harry’s Corned Beef & Ham restaurant to open in downtown New Boston

August:
Trixie’s Diner opens in downtown New Boston

Search Huron Township police officers commended for talking suicidal man down from freeway overpass

September:
Student arrested after making threat against Summit Academy High School

October:
Missing woman found safe

Huron Township Police swear in new officer

November:
Monroe man, 19, dies in fog related head-on crash in Huron Township

Election 2016: Huron Township election results

Township board appoints new fire chief in Huron Township

December:
Check it out: New Boston resident’s light display is synced with radio Christmas music

In rare move, citizen thanks Huron Township police officer who arrested them


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