Category Archives: Community

Basketball court will be built at Lajko Park

Lajko Park is located north of Township Hall on Huron River Drive. (Photo/Google Maps)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published March 21, 2019 — 11:30 a.m. EST


A basketball court will be built soon at Lajko Park, which is on Huron River Drive just north of Township Hall.

The court will be built using funds from the Wayne County Parks millage, which the township receives funding from every year, according to Treasurer Colleen Lazere.

Lazere said during the March 13 board meeting that two years worth of funding was available from the millage and could be used for building the court.

The board approved a bid from Al’s Asphalt Paving Co. of Taylor to build the court for $35,830, which includes a 10% contingency.

The court will be built on a corner of the current parking lot at the park, and will only take up about ten spaces, according to the construction plans.

Lajko Park on a map



Busch’s Market in Carleton to close, location will reopen under new ownership

Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Carelton will close March 31 and reopen under new ownership. (Photo/Google)

The grocery store and landlord are not renewing the current lease – Busch’s will close, and new KAS Market will open in its place.

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published March 6, 2019 — 11:40 a.m. EST 

Article updated

Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Carleton announced Monday that the grocery store will close at the end of March and reopen under new ownership and new name.

The current location, 12599 Grafton Road, has been a Busch’s Market for 23 years and plans to close on March 31.

The landlord of the property will then continue running the location as a grocery store under the name KAS Market.

Gary Pfeil, president and CEO of Busch’s Fresh Food Market, said in a statement that they were unable to reach a lease agreement with the landlord, and that all of the nearly 50 employees will be able to either stay in Carelton at the new store or offered positions at other Busch’s locations.

“We have enjoyed serving the Carleton community for the last 23 years,” Pfeil said. “Although we were unable to reach an agreement with the landlord that would allow us to maintain that location we’re pleased that he wants to run the store in Carleton himself. Also, all of the 49 employees working in our Carleton location will be offered positions at other Busch’s locations if they elect not to stay in Carleton.”

Busch’s Fresh Food Market has served Southeast Michigan for more than 40 years as a premier local fresh food market, according to the company.

Busch’s is Michigan’s largest family-owned independent grocery retailer with 16 locations in southeast Michigan.


Photos: Waltz Road Bridge construction progress

Contractors work on placing a large bridge beam over the Huron River at the Waltz Road Bridge construction site on Feb. 28. (Photo courtesy of Heather Sypula)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published March 1, 2019 — 11 a.m. 
Updated March 1, 2019 — 12:30 p.m.

Thursday’s news that beams were being placed on the Waltz Road Bridge site spread like wildfire, and several social media users shared their images of the action.

Related: Bridge beams arrive at Waltz Road Bridge site in New Boston

Here are some photos compiled from Facebook:

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Bridge beams arrive at Waltz Road Bridge site in New Boston

This beam was the first to arrive at the Waltz Road Bridge site on Thursday, signaling progress on bridge construction. (Photo source: Facebook)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published Feb. 28, 2019 — 1:15 p.m.
Updated Feb. 28, 2019 — 10:10 p.m.

There is progress being made at the Waltz Road Bridge site in New Boston.

Large beams that will span the bridge arrived at the site on Thursday, signaling headway on the bridge’s construction.

Tony’s Coney Island and Grill, located right near the bridge site in downtown New Boston, posted a video on their Facebook page showing the arrival of the first bridge beam.

Click this link to view the video on Tony’s Coney Island Facebook page.

An official opening date for the new bridge has yet to be announced to the public, but it has been mentioned at past Huron Board of Trustees meetings that the new bridge could be completed sometime in the spring or early summer.

Crews have been working at the site since fall.

Check back with the Huron Hub for updates on the Waltz Road Bridge when we receive them. 

Here are some other articles related to the bridge project: 

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Township seeking photo submissions for new website

Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |
Published Feb. 18, 2019 — 9 a.m.

Attention local photographers and residents.

The township’s website will undergo a redesign soon, and officials at Township Hall are looking for photos that can be used once it’s finished.

The Huron Township Board of Trustees approved funding during their Feb. 13 meeting to redesign the website.

The custom-designed website will feature search engine optimization, social media integration and annual maintenance.

Email your photos to the clerk’s office at

Those who submit photos will receive proper credit on the website if they are used.


Huron Rotary hosting daddy-daughter dance Feb. 23

By Scott Bolthouse |The Huron Hub |

Attention dads and daughters: get your dance shoes ready.

Huron Township Rotary is hosting their annual daddy-daughter dance Feb. 23 at Huron High School.

The dance costs $25 per couple ($5 for each additional daughter) and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Included is pizza, refreshments, a photo booth session and, of course, dancing.

Daughters must be kindergarten through 5th-grade in age.

The event is sponsored by the Rotary and proceeds will benefit local projects organized by the group.

For more information or to inquire about buying tickets, please call Melanie Shepler at 734-625-0514 or Terri Riopelle at 734-624-4911.

Visit this link for an event flyer


Belleville Lacrosse Athletic Association offers spring programs for Belleville, Huron students

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Last May, the Van Buren School Board approved making lacrosse an official varsity spring sport beginning with the 2018-19 school year. They also approved a cooperative agreement with Huron High School in New Boston, meaning students that attend Huron High School are eligible to play for the Belleville lacrosse team. Lacrosse has been a successful club sport at the youth, junior varsity and varsity levels since 2007. This decision by the school board will make lacrosse more available and affordable for students from Belleville and Huron to play the sport.
The Spring season will be coming up soon (March through June) and BLAA (Belleville Lacrosse Athletic Association), which is the entity running the Belleville/Huron youth programs, are looking for players that are interested in playing the spring season. Although Lacrosse has been around Belleville since 2007, it is still a relatively unknown sport so BLAA is offering some upcoming training sessions for both the HS and Youth players before the season starts.

High school players: January 16 – March 6 (Wednesdays)
Location: High Velocity in Canton
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Youth players: January 19 – March 2 (Saturdays)
Location: Pryde in Canton
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

If you have a student 3rd grade through 12th grade from Belleville or Huron that is interested in playing and wants to get into the sessions, please contact the BLAA board at for sign-up or to answer any questions you may have.

BLAA is also having a bowling fundraiser at Lodge Lanes that is open to the public on Friday, January 11 at Lodge Lanes in Belleville with check-in starting at 6:30pm. Cost is $25.00/person which gets you two games of bowling, shoes, and one pizza per lane. There will be raffles, 50/50, and other prizes. All proceeds go to BLAA to support and fund our youth Lacrosse program. Space is limited so if you are interested in tickets, please contact us at

Source: BLAA board