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Huron High School graduate collects over $1,100 in donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals


Keirstin Timpko (Photos courtesy of Audra Timpko)


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A Huron High School graduate born with serious medical conditions is making an impact by giving back to a health care network that helps care for thousands of likewise medical cases every year.

Keirstin Timpko is a 2020 Huron Graduate who has represented Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals her entire life as a miracle child.

Timpko was born with four serious heart defects and had three open heart surgeries and four heart catheterizations.

Now a freshman at University of Toledo, she is part of RockeTHON Executive Board as a co-chair for family relations.

To date she has raised $1150 for Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital in Toledo.

You can donate to her cause by visiting this link.

From her donation page:

My name is Keirstin Timpko and I am the co chair Family Relations for RockeTHON this year. I have been coming to RockeTHON since 2003, I was about 2 years old. I have been a Miracle Child all my life and without Children’s Miracle Network or RockeTHON, I would not be here today. I was born with 4 heart defects and a smaller right leg. I have survived 3 open heart surgeries and 4 heart catherizations. RockeTHON is not just about raising money, it is about giving another child at a chance at life like I have received. My goal is to raise $1000, but I still have to work towards that goal. So if I raise $1000, I will cut off a foot of my hair and donate it so a child can receive a wig from it. I will continue to advocate and strive to do my best while helping Children’s Miracle Network. This is for the kids.

More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital across North America every year.

To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care.

Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns.

Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.


Marketplace event scheduled for May 8 at Lajko Park

(Photo from a past farmers and vintage market day at Lajko Park.)


Posted by The Huron Hub — Tuesday, March 15, 2021

Farmers and vintage market set for May 8, 2021 at Lajko Park in New Boston

Event will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10 a.m – 4 p.m

Details from the event’s Facebook page:

Join the Huron Township Historical Commission as we showcase the local farmers, crafters and collectors in and near our township! This event is FREE to the public and FREE for vendors!
Do you have produce you grow? Honey you harvest? Soap you make? Have you re-purpose something old into something new and usable? Do you have some vintage pieces just looking for a home? OR Just looking to support those who do? Then this event is for you!

We are offering one FREE 10’x 10′ space to you if you are a maker, collector, creator, raiser or grower! We will have additional 10′ x 10′ spaced available for a $25.00 fee.

We are very selective of what types of crafters/vendors and how many we allow of a certain type. Last year, we had some “no shows” and to avoid that this year, we are asking for a $50 refundable deposit to hold your spot. You will get the deposit back when you check in the morning of the event.

For questions, contact: Candace Myshock @ 734.307.4817 or Stacey Reynolds @ 734.925.1498— email hurontwphistoricalcommission@gmail.com or message us on Facebook.

The application can be found in the comments and it is pinned to the top of our main page.

Lajko Park’s location


 

Huron Township COVID-19 vaccination information

File photo

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2021 — The Huron Hub

Huron Township COVID-19 vaccination information via Wayne County:

Belleville, Huron Township, Sumpter Township and Van Buren Township in collaboration with Wayne County still have a supply of the COVID-19 Vaccination to distribute to the four community’s senior population of 65 years of age and older. 

Spouses and Caretakers who are under 65 years of age are eligible but also must register with the below l ink (they should note in
the form that they are either a spouse or caretaker).

To register for the vaccination list citizens of each community can utilize the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vPcVlIc8G5yUIhKtLGeuFTOhbl5SYl27ts520kRXR0M/edit

Citizens will be called or emailed to confirm their appointment. We will continue our efforts with Wayne County in procuring more doses to accommodate our senior population. Staff will utilize the registration list to confirm additional appointments as more doses are expected to become available. 

Instructions: We ask that citizens refrain from calling their municipal offices unless they do not have online access to the above form. This will keep calls from overwhelming our phone systems.


New Boston resident hits Michigan Lottery jackpot, wins nearly $400,000

Image courtesy of Michigan Lottery


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

A New Boston resident won nearly $400,000 after playing a Michigan lottery game.

Diane Newman of New Boston matched the five white balls drawn Dec. 21 to win the big prize.

She bought her winning ticket at the Circle K gas station, located at 1330 Monroe St. in Carleton.

“I used to buy Lottery tickets for my husband and I, but since he retired, he’s been buying them,” said Newman. “We like to play a little bit of everything together.

“We checked our ticket the morning after the drawing and we couldn’t believe we had won! We are still shocked, but it’s a big relief for us.

Newman visited Lottery headquarters to claim her big prize.

She chose to receive a one-time lump sum payment of about $390,000, rather than annual payments of $25,000 for 20 years or life, whichever is greater.

With her winnings, she plans to share with family and take a vacation.

“Winning means I can slow down with work and enjoy life with my husband,” said Newman.


Doc’s Ice Cream & Coffee celebrates grand opening Thursday in downtown New Boston

Photo courtesy Doc’s Ice Cream & Coffee Facebook page.


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

Doc’s Ice Cream & Coffee celebrated their grand opening Thursday in downtown New Boston.

The business opened in a recently renovated building that formerly housed Gibbs Sweet Station, and is located at 37337 Huron River Drive.

Under new ownership, the new business serves Guernsey ice cream products and a selection of coffee drinks.

For more information, including their most up-to-date business hours, visit letsmeetatdocs.com or the business’s Facebook page.


 

Huron School District Food Service program supplies food to students amid COVID-19 shutdowns

The meals being distributed consist of a variety of different foods that would have been offered in the situation that school wasn’t closed down for COVID, including various fruits, vegetables, milk, cookies, pizza kits, and more. (Photo courtesy of Nella Shock)


By Garrett Harper For The Huron Hub
Posted Dec. 21, 2020
Article updated

With COVID-19 shutting down schools all over the country, students are left without the ability to get the lunch that they would normally get from their school cafeteria.

As a way to remedy this, the Food Service team in the Huron School District decided to come up with a solution to this problem to help the students get the food they need.

Nella Shock and the rest of the Food Service team have set up a system where parents can drive to the East entrance of Huron High School and receive food for their kids for the week on Mondays and Thursdays.

The meals being distributed consist of a variety of different foods that would have been offered in the situation that school wasn’t closed down for COVID, including various fruits, vegetables, milk, cookies, pizza kits, and more.

This food distribution program has been running since the original lockdown in March, when schools started shutting down due to COVID concerns. Around the time the school year would have ended in June, they put the program on hold.

It was resumed on Nov. 16 to continue giving meals to the students, but will be going on a hiatus for Christmas break on Dec. 18.

After Christmas break, the Food Service team will be back on Jan. 4 to continue distributing food on Mondays and Thursdays until Jan. 19, when they will only be distributing the meals on Mondays from that point forward.

Every Monday and Thursday during the program, Nella and her team arrive at the school at 7:30 a.m. and spend over four hours making sure that everything is in order.

They also would spend days preparing for their next distribution day.

The team would then hand out the meals for the families of more than 600 kids from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

To help spread some holiday cheer for all the students, the team went above and beyond by writing Christmas cards for the kids to go along with their meals last week.

In addition to being an important nutritional resource for the students in the district, the program has also helped the Food Service members by allowing them to work during these difficult pandemic times.

Nella and her team work tirelessly to make sure that this operation can work smoothly, and it shows with how many people are able to still get food from the school.


 

Photos: Santa and crew rides through Huron Township on Sunday

 

Santa and crew rides through Huron Township on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (Photos courtesy of Kyle Meeker / Kyle Meeker Photography)


Posted Tuesday , Dec. 15, 2020
By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB

Sirens were blaring and lights were flashing throughout Huron Township on Sunday, but it wasn’t exactly a matter of public safety.

Instead, it was Santa Claus and his crew who made a special visit to Huron Township on Sunday.

Santa, Mrs. Claus, and his elves received a special escort from Huron Township Department of Public Safety vehicles, bringing Christmas cheer to families in various parts of the township.

“We had a great time getting the opportunity to escort Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves throughout our community! We did our best to see as many of you as we could. Nothing was better than seeing the smiles and signs of the children as our visitors passed them by,” a Facebook post from the public safety department said. “Equally as great was the support, waves, and thumbs up from the moms and dads!”

Photos: Santa and crew rides through Huron Township.

(PHOTOS COURTESY KYLE MEEKER / KYLE MEEKER PHOTOGRAPHY)


 

Photos: Santa visits downtown New Boston during socially distanced Christmas event

Cars lined up in downtown New Boston on Sunday night to take part in a socially distanced Christmas event hosted by multiple community groups and members. (Photo courtesy of Huron Township Historical Commission)


Posted Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 
By Scott Bolthouse
THE HURON HUB

Even during COVID times, Christmas is not cancelled.

Several local organizations, community members, and of course, Santa Claus, gathered Sunday night in downtown New Boston to host a socially distanced Christmas event.

The drive-thru style event lead cars of families through a decorated downtown area, and children were given a Christmas treat from Santa.

Check out photos from the event posted by the Huron Township Historical Commission Facebook page:

 


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