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Shout out: Huron Historical Commission, Parks and Recreations

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

There’s a new column here at the Huron Hub that will feature local residents, students, organizations, businesses, and more.

The “shout out” column will shine a spotlight on Huron Township locals who are doing amazing things.

Your job is to spread the word! If you know someone who deserves a shout out, share this article with them. Shout outs can be sent to Editor@HuronHub.com or by visiting the website’s contact page.

When sending a shout out, please include all information about the person(s) or business, as well as a photo that can be published with it.

This week’s shout outs were written by Jeremy Cady, Huron Township Clerk:

The Huron Township Historical Commission is doing fantastic work for the residents of the Township. They are a volunteer group, appointed by the Township Board of Trustees. They receive no pay or benefits.They dedicated upwards of 20+ hours each a week researching the Township history, acquiring artifacts, putting together events, displaying various exhibits and maintaining two pieces of historical property with buildings.

The Huron Township Parks and Recreation Commission, like Historical are a volunteer group as well, dedicating 20+ hours a week each. They are responsible for maintaining the Township parks and hosting various events for the children of our Township. The have worked extremely hard to re-beautify Lajko and Berlin Parks.

These groups work together and are responsible for bringing the Halloween and Christmas events to downtown New Boston. They provided a horse drawn carriage ride for Christmas, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, a community “trunk-or-treat” event and several others. These groups, because of the dedication of the members who comprise them have sacrificed so much of their personal time to our community and are directly responsible for creating events in our community to allow our residents to enjoy their Township and not have to travel elsewhere to participate in family events.

They are constantly coming up with different ideas to bring the community together. Both groups are building great relationships with other community and private organizations to enhance the quality of family events. Without these individuals in these Commissions, our Township would not be the family friendly place that it is. I am very proud to know and work with these outstanding residents of Huron Township.

The Commission are comprised of the following individuals.

Historical Commission:

Candace Myshock Chairperson
Louis Wuesthoff Auditor
Stacey Reynolds Curator
Melanie Shepler
Jessica Millerwise

Recreation Commission:

Maeghan Lyons
Terri Riopelle
Michael Anetzberger
William Hilliker
Pam Stano
Heather Hebert


 

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Share your back to school photos with us!

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

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

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

Huron Schools start today (kindergartners later this week).

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 Editor@HuronHub.com.

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


Michigan State Police remind motorists to drive safe around school buses

(Images: MSP)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

It’s back to school time for many districts in Michigan, which means the big yellow school buses will be all over the roads soon (FYI: Huron School District starts next Tuesday)

Michigan State Police are reminding motorists to drive responsibly and safely around buses.

MSP is reminding drivers to treat school buses like traffic signals.

Here is a big list of tips for drivers as they share the roads with thousands of schools buses daily:

School Bus Safety

School buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school. Riding in a school bus is safer than walking, riding a bicycle, or being driven to school in private vehicles.

Today’s school buses are built with safety in mind. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, children are protected in large school buses by compartmentalization, a passive occupant protection system. This provides a protective envelope consisting of strong, closely-spaced seats that have energy-absorbing padded seat backs that help to distribute and reduce crash forces. Compartmentalization is most effective when occupants are fully seated within the bus seat. Seating should be provided that will allow each occupant to sit on a school bus seat without any part of his or her body extending into the aisle.

The majority of bus-related deaths and injuries involve pedestrians-mostly children-who are struck by a bus or injured when they are exiting the bus to cross traffic.

School bus safety tips for drivers:

  • Prepare to stop when a slowing bus has its overhead yellow lights flashing
  • Stop at least 20 feet away for buses when red lights are flashing, unless driving in the opposite direction on a divided highway
  • Slow down in or near school and residential areas
  • Look for clues-such as safety patrols, crossing guards, bicycles, and playgrounds-that indicate children might be in the area
  • Watch for children between parked cars and other objects

School buses are like traffic signals

  • When overhead lights are flashing yellow: Prepare to stop
  • When overhead lights are flashing red: Stop
  • When hazard warning lights are flashing: Proceed with caution

School bus safety tips for students:

  • Always stay in sight of the bus driver
  • Don’t hurry off the bus; check traffic first
  • Don’t go back to the bus after exiting


 

Event: Farmers and vintage market scheduled for Sept. 8 at Lajko Park

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A farmers and vintage market will be held a Lajko Park on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is hosted by the Huron Historical Commission and Parks and Recreation.

Parking and admission will be free.

For full info about the event, please visit this link.

Lajko Park’s location:

NBC’s ‘Today Show’ wishes 102-year-old New Boston woman happy birthday

(Screen shot: Today.com)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

NBC’s “Today Show” wished Stella Haener, a 102-year-old New Boston resident, a happy birthday during a special segment on Thursday, Aug. 16.

Today Show anchor Al Roker noted during the segment that Haener is recognized as one of the official Rosie the Riveters during World War 2.

Click here to view the segment on the Today Show’s website.

Happy birthday, Stella!


 

Department of Public Safety collecting school supplies, clothing during ‘stuff the bus’ drive

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety is partnering with Huron School District, Summit Academy Schools, Huron Township Rotary, and Huron Township Goodfellows to collect new school supplies and clothing for the upcoming school year.

“Even as an adult, I still remember the feeling of going to the first day of school with my new clothes, backpack, and school supplies. Unfortunately, some kids who go to school in our community never get to experience that feeling. My favorite part of this job is having a platform to help kids in my community that can use it,” said Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

Donations can be dropped off at the Huron Township Police Department, 36500 S. Huron Road in New Boston, staring at 9 a.m. on Aug. 17 and ending at 4 p.m. on Aug. 30.

Daily donations can be dropped off between those dates anytime from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“I have seen first-hand the generosity of this community, especially when it comes to our children through the shop with a hero Christmas Program. I am hoping that we can all come together to stuff the busses. All of the collected items will be given to kids who show up the first week of school without the things they need. I am excited to see what this community can do,” Robbins said.

“I want to thank our community partners for the support. We got immediate support from Superintendent Rowe and Superintendent Hedke and they were as excited about this initiative as we were. The busses are here, and we are ready to go.”

Here is a flyer for the event


 

Eye in the sky: Check out New Boston from the perspective of a drone

(Screen shot: YouTube)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Want to see a really cool perspective of New Boston?

YouTube user Michael Roberts posted a drone video of New Boston on June 26 and it has been making its rounds on the internet since.

In it, you can see the community from high in the sky.

Check it out: