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American Cancer Society announces fourth annual ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ campaign

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Local leaders will raise awareness and funds in the fight to end breast cancer

In the sixth year in Detroit, over 50 men will unite to fight breast cancer with the American Cancer Society through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Throughout October, Real Men Wear Pink participants will encourage community members to take action in the fight against breast cancer.

“In addition to wearing pink and raising awareness about breast cancer, these men will be raising funds to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle and save more lives from breast cancer,” said Amy Howard, Senior Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. “Funds raised help us save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.”

Each Real Men Wear Pink participant accepts a fundraising challenge and will compete to be the top fundraiser among his peers by the end of the campaign.

“No one should have to face a breast cancer diagnosis alone,” said Brendan Russow, VP of Chapp Oil, New Boston, MI . “That’s why I joined the American Cancer Society in support of their lifesaving work by participating in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign for my fifth year. This is a cause I personally believe in as my mother, Justine, is breast cancer survivor, and I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society’s efforts.” We are in our fifth year, so we know how to do it! We make it fun and get the community involved. We start early by fundraising on online and selling pink ribbons in our gas station in New Boston, but this year we have a new design for our t-shirts that will be sold at our event on October 16. We serve the community and we are making a difference with every dollar raised. We are also hosting our 5th annual breast cancer fundraiser at Iron Mikes Tavern (22900 Waltz Rd, New Boston) on October 16 from 1-6pm, check us out and come join us. We are doing this in a covid-friendly environment but also keeping it fun, thanks to my campaign manager Rebecca Chapp (cousin-n-law to Brendan).

According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2021, an estimated 284,200 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 44,130 will die from the disease this year. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and it is the most common cancer diagnosed in women other than skin cancer.

“Our community can make a huge impact in the breast cancer cause,” said Amy Howard, Senior Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. “We are grateful to our Real Men Wear Pink participants for lending their voices to this cause and fighting for everyone affected by breast cancer, especially during this time with Covid-19.

For more information about breast cancer or the Real Men Wear Pink campaign in Southeast MI-Detroit call 1-800-227-2345.


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Boil water alert lifted in Huron Township

Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | Oct. 14, 2021 | 10:55 a.m. EDT | Updated 11:30 a.m.

The boil water alert in Huron Township has been officially lifted as of Thursday morning.

A massive water main break occurred last Sunday that required repair and caused a significant drop in water pressure for some residents.

Local schools also closed while the township awaited water quality tests as a precaution.

As of Thursday morning, water in the township was deemed safe by the Great Lakes Water Authority.

“Thank you to the entire community for understanding the reasoning behind our decision. Our resident’s safety is our number one priority and this action was taken to ensure that we maintain that level of service that is promised to every resident within our community,” said Jim Lancaster, director of Huron Township DPW.

According to the Great Lakes Water Authority, after a boil water advisory is lifted, certain steps are recommended before the regular use of water.

Those steps are listed at this website, under “what to do after a boil water advisory is lifted” tab in the water treatment Q & A.

“The safety of our residents is our top priority. We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding as we took the necessary steps to restore our water service responsibly,” said David Glaab, supervisor of Huron Township.

Glaab credits DPW Director Jim Lancaster and his crew with quickly and responsibly addressing the water main break and returning normal and safe water service to township residents.

Glaab said he is also is grateful to Blue Triton Brands, producers of Ice Mountain, for donating a semi- truck load of bottled water along with Kathy Carlton-Beh who organized our police, fire and DPW teams to assist in its distribution to the public.

“Ice Mountain was pleased to provide water to help the residents of New Boston impacted by the water main break. This donation kept with the company’s long history of donating water to those impacted by emergencies and disasters.” Said Arlene Anderson-Vincent, CPG natural resource manager.

Background on the incident:

A boil water alert was issued as a result of a water main break that occurred early Sunday morning on Oct. 10.

At around 6 a.m., the police dispatch alerted the on-call water employee of a number of calls regarding a lack of water pressure within the Township.

The on-call person mobilized all available employees to attempt to locate the large water main break within the Township.

The break was located at approximately 8 a.m. due to a call from a concerned citizen about an excessive amount of water in their backyard.

Due to the number of poor water pressure calls and consulting with the Township engineers, the decision was made to issue a precautionary low pressure boil water alert for the entire Township.

The DPW department enabled their emergency Response Plan which includes public notification through all the available channels such as Nixle, Facebook, news outlets, newspapers and radio stations.

Once located, the break was isolated and normal pressure restored to a majority of the Township and the repairs on the broken main began. Due to the extent of the break the repairs were not concluded until approximately 3:45 a.m. on Monday.

Once the entire township had regained their water service the DPW department had to conduct extensive flushing of the water mains surrounding the break area and then umbrella out to ensure any stagnant water was clear from the system. This process occurred on Monday.

After the flushing had concluded the Great Lakes Water Authority came in and took 11 samples from our routine sampling site all over the Township. These samples are taken back to the lab and incubated for 18-24 hours to allow for any bacteria to grow.

The first round of samples all came back negative for any bacteria. The second round of samples that are required to be taken 24 hours after the first were then taken from the same 11 locations on Wednesday. These samples must undergo the same 18–24-hour incubation period.

On Oct. 14 at approximately 10 a.m., GLWA contacted the township with the results of the second set of water tests. These tests were also negative for any bacteria. With this second test the township has satisfied all of the requirement to lift the boil water advisory effective immediately.


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First round of water tests come back negative for contaminates in Huron Township

Posted by The Huron Hub | Oct. 13, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. EDT

Good news for the Huron Township water situation.

The first round of water tests in the township have come back negative for contaminates, according to Huron Township DPW.

“We have just at received word from GLWA that all 11 of our tests from Tuesday came back negative. The second round has been collected and we should recieve word tomorrow on the second set so we can lift the boil water alert,” a statement from DPW said.

Related articles:

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Water update from Huron TWP DPW director; boil water alert remains in effect

Boil water alert issued in Huron Township

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Bottled water distribution today at Lajko Park

Posted by The Huron Hub | Oct. 13, 2021 | 9:45 a.m. EDT

There will be a bottled water distribution today at Lajko Park, located on Huron River Drive next to Huron Township Hall.

Related articles:

Great Lakes Water Authority testing township water; boil water alert remains in effect

Water update from Huron TWP DPW director; boil water alert remains in effect

Boil water alert issued in Huron Township

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Great Lakes Water Authority testing township water; boil water alert remains in effect


Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | Oct. 12, 2021 | 10:40 a.m.

The Great Lakes Water Authority is in the area today testing the water around the township following a massive water main break last weekend.

The water main break has caused a boil water alert in the township, and has also closed local schools through Thursday as a precaution.

Below is the most current statement from Huron Township DPW Director Jim Lancaster.

“Spoke with the Great Lakes Water Authority this morning. They should be in town testing our location as this message is being sent. The process is they will take these samples to the lab and incubate them for 18-24 hours to see if there is any bacteria present in the system. They will come back tomorrow and do the same thing and as long as those samples are clear after that 2nd 24 hour window we will be lifting the boil water alert. I will update as more information comes along.”

Related articles:

Water update from Huron TWP DPW director; boil water alert remains in effect

Boil water alert issued in Huron Township

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Huron Schools closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday as township awaits water tests

Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | Oct. 11, 2021 | 4:20 p.m.

The Huron School District will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week while the township awaits water tests following a massive water main break that occurred Sunday.

Donovan Rowe, superintendent of Huron School District, sent a communication Monday afternoon explaining the situation.

Rowe said he hopes the situation will be resolved so that classes can resume on Friday.

“I have been in contact with the Huron Township Department of Public Safety today, and we are working closely with the Huron Township DPW. Officials have notified the schools that they cannot guarantee that water is safe to drink or use for hand washing at this time. We are being told that definitive test results will not be available until late on Thursday, and the boil water advisory will be in effect until the results are in. Student and staff safety is our primary concern, and this situation poses a potential risk to our drinking and washing water in the district. Unfortunately, this means that the Huron School District will be closed on Tuesday, October 12, Wednesday, October 13, and Thursday, October 14, 2021. We hope that we will be able to safely return to regular operation on Friday. As always, we will communicate any updates or changes if and when we are made aware. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be safe out there,” Rowe said.

Related articles:

Water update from Huron TWP DPW director; boil water alert remains in effect

Boil water alert issued in Huron Township

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Water update from Huron TWP DPW director; boil water alert remains in effect

Posted by The Huron Hub | Oct. 11, 2021 | 10:20 a.m.

A boil water alert remains in effect for all of Huron Township following a massive water main break that occurred on Sunday.

Here is a statement from Huron Township DPW director:

Good morning everyone. My name is Jim Lancaster and I am the DPW Director for Huron Township. As most of you know yesterday we had a waterman break that drastically dropped our water pressure throughout most of the Township. Since most of you had extremely low pressures we decided to err on the side of caution and issue a boil water alert. We do not believe we dropped below a dangerous pressure level but we decided to issue the alert as a precautionary measure as your safety is our first priority.
Most of you got your pressure back between 3-6 pm as we got the break isolated. We had to cut out and replace a 10 foot section of 12 inch waterman and got it back into service around 3 am this morning.
None of these factors alter the boil water alert as it is still in effect. The procedure moving forward is that we will begin flushing township mains early this morning. An independent lab will be called in to do samples at random points all over the township. 24 hour later we must sample those same locations again and as long as both samples are clear as expected then we can lift the boil water alert. Please utilize this site and Nixle to get the most up to date information which will be relayed as we get it. Thank you for your patience and understanding. The DPW office will be staffed from 8-4 tomorrow if you have questions but town hall will be closed for Columbus day. 734-753-4466 extention 123 or 124.

Stay with The Huron Hub as we continue to post updates on the water situation.


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New school bus laws go into effect today in Michigan

Posted by The Huron Hub | Oct. 11, 2021

Two new laws go into effect Monday in Michigan that aim to make school busses safer for children.

The two new laws focus on:

-making it easier to ticket drivers who pass a school bus’s extended stop arm
-implementing more signage to make it clear a person cannot walk onto a school bus without permission.

The first makes it easier to ticket drivers who illegally pass the school bus’ extended stop arm.

Previously, police had to witness in-person a car pass a bus stop arm sign in order to issue a ticket.

Under the new law, drivers can now be ticketed using exterior cameras on buses.

Some schools already have the cameras, while others are now looking into the investment because of the new law.

“This rule, we hope, will increase enforcement, wake people up and we will see fewer instances of those stop arms getting run,” Rep. Jack O’Malley, Chair of the House Transportation Committee, told WXYZ news.

O’Malley helped pass the law, along with another law stating people cannot walk onto a school bus without permission.

“It always happened at the school building. You try to go to your child’s elementary school and get in, you got to ring in and tell them who you are, they gotta buzz to let you in, why- safety,” said O’Malley.

The same idea will now apply to the bus. There will now be a no trespassing sign on the door of the bus.

If a driver is caught blowing a stop sign, or if a person steps onto a bus without permission, both offenses carry a fine of up to $500.


Huron School District closed Monday due to water main break in the township

Posted Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 | 8:20 p.m. EDT

Huron School District is closed Monday, Oct. 11 due to a large water main break that has impacted nearly every area of the township.

“I was recently contacted by the Huron Townhsip Department of Public Safety pertaining to the water main break in teh township. Unfortunately, the system is still not working, which will impact the drinking water and hand washing water in the district. This could be unsafe for our students and staff. As a result, the Huron School District will be closed tomorrow, Monday, October 11, 2021,” a statement from Supt. Donovan Rowe said.

Areas of the township were still without water pressure as of Sunday afternoon.

Check back with The Huron Hub for updates

Related: Boil water alert issued in Huron Township

Water main break causes pressure issues in Huron Township Sunday


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Boil water alert issued in Huron Township

A temporary boil water alert has been issued for all of Huron Township as of Sunday morning. A large water main break occurred in the township causing the boil water alert.

Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 | 10:35 a.m. EDT

A boil water alert has been issued for all of Huron Township following a very large water main break that has occurred.

The following is a statement from Huron Township DPW:

“Due to a very large water main break Huron Charter Township is issuing a temporary boil water alert for the entire Township. We do not believe the water pressure dropped to a dangerous level, however we are airing on the side of caution until the repair is made and we can properly flush the system to ensure the safety of our water customers. Once the proper testing is completed we will lift the boil water alert. More information will be forthcoming. We will be providing information via Nixle and Facebook as the situation develops. Thank you for your patience and understanding,”

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