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Share your back to school photos with The Huron Hub

It’s back to school in Huron Township! Share your photos with us.

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 — 6 AM EST

Today’s the big day for students and staff in the Huron School District.

A long summer is over and it’s back to school.

View our Facebook post with today’s back to school photos submitted by parents in the district

Huron Schools start today (kindergartners in the district start Thursday).

Back to school is a special time for parents and kids, so we know photos are being snapped all over the township this morning.

Share your back to school photos with The Huron Hub. We’ll feature them in a special gallery.

To share your photos, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages, or email your back to school photos to

Good luck to all of the students and staff today. Here’s to starting the year off right.

Related articles:

Here is the Huron School District fall newsletter

Carrie Fisher named principal of Brown Elementary

Back to school reminder: don’t drive foolish around school buses


‘Slight risk’ for severe weather Tuesday evening

(Huron Hub file photo)

Posted Monday, Sept. 3, 2019 – 12:00 p.m.

There is a slight risk for severe weather Tuesday evening.

The main risk looks to be between 5 p.m. and midnight.

An isolated tornado, strong winds, and hail could be possible with any passing storm this evening.

Here is an informative weather graphic from The National Weather Service in Detroit:

(Updated) Driver hospitalized after vehicle strikes Dingell Drive overpass on Eureka Road near Metro Airport

(Photo courtesy of Melissa LaForest)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published August 30, 2019 — 5:30 PM EST 

Update–Aug. 31, 4:30 PM:

As of 2:15 p.m., Eastbound Eureka Road—between Wayne Road and Middlebelt Road—reopened. The Dingell Drive ramp to eastbound Eureka also reopened, following an accident on Friday. Crews worked around the clock to make repairs and remove debris from the roadways.

Initial post:

A driver was hospitalized Friday after the commerical vehicle they were driving struck the Dingell Drive overpass on Eureka Road in Romulus shortly before noon.

The collision caused significant damage to the bridge, located just south of Detroit Metro Airport.

Falling debris from the collision with the bridge caused the driver’s injuries.

Traffic in the area is currently being rerouted.

“Traffic around the south end of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is being rerouted. Eastbound Eureka Road—between Wayne Road and Middlebelt Road—and the Dingell Drive ramp to eastbound Eureka are closed,” a statement from Detroit Metro Airport officials said.

The boom on the vehicle is what struck the overpass.

It was not properly stowed at the time of impact, the statement said.

The driver sustained injuries due to falling concrete.

He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Another person, who was injured in a nearby car, was treated at the scene and released.

“Contractors with the Wayne County Airport Authority are currently assessing the structural damage to the bridge. The roadways may be closed through the holiday weekend. Westbound Eureka Road is open,” the statement said.

Carrie Fisher named principal of Brown Elementary

Brown Elementary School — Huron Hub file photo

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published August 29, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST 

Carrie Fisher, current assistant principal at Renton Junior High School, has been named as the new principal at Brown Elementary.

The decision was announced Thursday afternoon in a letter sent to families in the Huron School District by Supt. Donovan Rowe.

“Mrs. Fisher has been an educator for over 18 years. She spent 14 years as an elementary education teacher in both the general education and special education classrooms. She has also spent the last 4 years as the assistant principal at Renton Jr. High School, right here in New Boston. Her work within our district has demonstrated her passion for working with students, teachers, parents, and staff. She has shown a dedication to raising student achievement, forming positive relationships, ensuring that students have a safe and productive learning environment. She understands the unique culture within the Huron School District Community, and she is committed to ensuring that Brown Elementary is a great place for students to learn and grow,” Rowe said in the letter.

The principal job was previously awarded to an elementary principal working in a neighboring district who went through the district’s application and hiring process, but decided to back-out of the job last week after previously signing a contract with the district.

Related: Newly named Brown Elementary principal backs out of job; district to hire interim principal to start school year

Fisher will initially work alongside an interim principal at the beginning of the school year, which starts on Sept. 3.

Click here to read Rowe’s full letter

Over 150 DTE customers without power near Willow and Waltz Roads due to tree damage

(Photo courtesy: DTE)

Posted Tuesday, August 27, 2019 — 11:15 a.m. EST

Over 150 DTE Energy customers are without power Tuesday morning in the area of Willow and Waltz Roads in Huron Township.

According to the DTE outage map, the damage to power lines in the area was caused by trees.

As of 11:15 a.m., DTE did not have an estimated time for power restoration for customers.

DTE says the customers have been without power since Monday at 6:52 p.m.

(Images: DTE outage map)


‘Polar coaster’ winter is coming, according to the Farmers’ Almanac

(Huron Hub file photo)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published August 27, 2019 — 9:00 a.m. EST 

If you were hoping for a mild forecast for the upcoming winter season, you may be out of luck.

The Farmers’ Almanac, which provides 16 months of weather forecasts for seven zones in the U.S., is predicting what they are calling a “polar coaster” for much of the nation.

The Almanac says frequent freefalling precipitation as well as strong and gusty winds are forecasted for most of the winter.

January 4–7 and 12–15 could, depending on where you live, mean copious amounts of snow, rain, sleet, and ice.

“The biggest drop—with the most freefalling, frigid temperatures—is forecasted to take hold from the northern Plains into the Great Lakes,” the Almanac said.

After last year’s rough winter, it’s hard to imagine it can get any worse.

According to the Farmers’ Almanac’s winter prediction, the coldest outbreak of the season should arrive during the final week of January and last through the beginning of February.

The Almanac also calls for above-normal winter precipitation over the eastern third of the country as well as the Great Plains, Midwest, and the Great Lakes.

We’d like to ask our readers: do you believe what the Almanac says? Sound-off in the comments section of this article, or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to interact with us.