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Front page news out of Huron Township.

Video: police catch driver ignoring school bus stop in Huron Township

Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | Sept. 21, 2021 |

A driver on Sibley Road in Huron Township made a dangerous decision and chose to ignore the stop lights on a school bus last week, and was immediately pulled over by police for doing so.

The incident was caught on police dash cam video during a patrol of school bus routes that was being conducted on Sept. 16 by Huron Township police.

In the video, you can see the driver clearly ignore the red flashing lights at the bus stop.

“As you will see, a driver completely disregards the flashing red lights and if you look closely, you will see a child that has to stop from crossing to avoid being hit. The driver was stopped and cited,” said a Facebook post on the Huron Township Department of Public Safety page.

Here is a video showing what happened:

“Unfortunately, year after year, we have drivers that believe their time is more important than the safety of our children,” the post by the public safety department said. “Drivers, this is not ok! There is NO EXCUSE and we will accept no excuses as we issue your citation. Please slow down and give yourself extra time to make your destination.”

Below is the law regarding school bus passing directly from the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code.

257.682 Stopping for school bus displaying flashing red lights; violation as civil infraction; meeting stopped school bus on divided highway; proof; rebuttable presumption; community service.
Sec. 682.

(1) The operator of a vehicle overtaking or meeting a school bus that has stopped and is displaying 2 alternately flashing red lights located at the same level shall bring the vehicle to a full stop not less than 20 feet from the school bus and shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or the visual signals are no longer actuated. The operator of a vehicle who fails to stop for a school bus as required by this subsection, who passes a school bus in violation of this subsection, or who fails to stop for a school bus in violation of an ordinance that is substantially similar to this subsection, is responsible for a civil infraction.
(2) The operator of a vehicle upon a highway that has been divided into 2 roadways by leaving an intervening space, or by a physical barrier, or clearly indicated dividing sections so constructed as to impede vehicular traffic, is not required to stop upon meeting a school bus that has stopped across the dividing space, barrier, or section.
(3) In a proceeding for a violation of subsection (1), proof that the particular vehicle described in the citation was in violation of subsection (1), together with proof that the defendant named in the citation was, at the time of the violation, the registered owner of the vehicle, constitutes a rebuttable presumption that the registered owner of the vehicle was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the violation.
(4) In addition to the civil fine and costs provided for a civil infraction under section 907, the judge, district court referee, or district court magistrate may order a person who violates this section to perform not more than 100 hours of community service.

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4th annual Southeast Michigan Beer Festival set for Oct. 9 in Huron Township

Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 20, 2021

The Huron Township Rotary is hosting the 4th annual Southeast Michigan Beer Festival At Lajko Park on Oct. 9.

The 21 and over event features a large variety of craft beers to choose from for sampling along with select wines.

Iron Mike’s will be on site as a food vendor, along with New Boston’s own DJ Scott for music. There will also be fun games, raffles and more.

The event takes place rain or shine.

To sign up or for more information, visit this link.

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Romulus announces return of Pumpkin Festival

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Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 15, 2021

The City of Romulus and the Romulus Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced the return of the Pumpkin Festival. The annual community event will take place in downtown Romulus from Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19.
“After canceling last year’s event to protect the safety and well-being of residents during the pandemic, we’re pleased to host the Pumpkin Festival again this year,” said Romulus Mayor LeRoy Burcroff. “Our annual traditions are part of what makes our city a community, and we look forward to celebrating in person with Romulus families, businesses and visitors once again at this year’s Pumpkin Festival.”
The Pumpkin Festival schedule includes, but is not limited to:
Friday, September 17
Beer Tent “Pumpkin Pub” (6 p.m. – 12 a.m.) at the Romulus Historical Park Pavilion
Food Trucks (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.) on Hunt Street
Romulus Rotary “Parade of Lights” (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Moore and 5 Points
Saturday, September 18
Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast (8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) at the Historical Park Pavilion
Car Show (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Moore Road and railroad tracks
Craft and Vendor Show (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Olive and Sterling Streets
Kiddie Olympics (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the field west of Romulus Auto Value
Tours – Historical Park Museum and Kingsley House (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Pumpkin Painting Tent (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the field west of Romulus Auto Value
Entertainment – line dancing demo and live music (2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.) at Goddard Road and Sterling Streets
Sunday, September 19 – Romulus Come Unity Day
Games/Obstacle Course (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) at the field north of the Historical Park Pavilion
Tours – Historical Park Museum and Kinsley House (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Motorcycle Parade & Show (1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) starting at Hunt Street between Goddard and Bibbins
Petting Farm and Pony Rides (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.) at the Historical Park Windmill
Taste of Soul and Food Trucks (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Historical Park Pavilion
Romulus Got Talent (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.) at the Historical Park Freight House
“Romulus residents expressed how much they missed the Pumpkin Festival last year—we missed it too,” said Romulus DDA Director Merrie Druyor. “The City of Romulus is committed to creating a fun, memorable and safe experience for all community families, and the scheduled events during the Pumpkin Festival were organized to do just that.”

New this year is Romulus Come Unity Day, a fun, reimagined third day of the Pumpkin Festival organized by Unity Ambassadors Building Bridges—a newly-formed nonprofit in Romulus whose members include residents committed to creating unity in the City—with support from the Romulus Ministerial Alliance. Taking place from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, Come Unity Day is designed to bring together residents from all four city quadrants for a day of community events and activities after being kept apart for much of the pandemic. In addition to the agenda above, residents can enjoy scavenger hunts, card games, live music and dancing, a bounce house, local vendors and more. If you are interested in volunteering or participating in Romulus Got Talent, call 734-992-7179.
“The Detroit Metro Airport sits right in the center of Romulus, dividing the city into four quadrants,” said Councilwoman Tina Talley. “When I’m out in the community, I often hear residents talk about feeling disconnected from their neighbors across the city. Romulus Come Unity Day will serve as a great opportunity for our all of us to gather and reflect on the importance of unity. Unity begins with you, and we want that message to resonate among our residents.”

For more information about the return of the annual Pumpkin Festival, please call the Romulus DDA at 734-942-7545, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or view the full schedule here. Residents are also encouraged to visit the Romulus DDA Facebook page or the City of Romulus Facebook page.

Alcohol suspected in Sept. 11 crash on Prescott Road that sends passenger to hospital

Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | Sept. 13, 2021

Alcohol use is suspected in a crash that occurred on Prescott Road on Sept. 11 that sent a passenger to the hospital for treatment due to injuries.

According to police, the crash occurred in the 29000 block of Prescott Road Saturday at 11:00 p.m.

“The injuries were initially thought to be life threatening for one of the passengers, but it appears they are in stable condition at this point and expected to survive. There were two occupants within the vehicle,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.

“Alcohol initially appears to be a factor in the crash. The driver was taken into custody for driving under the influence. Blood results are pending and the case will ultimately be sent to the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s office,” Robbins said.

The Downriver Crash Team was called to the scene to help investigate the crash.

Weekend Events: Farmers market, night of remembrance to be held Saturday at Lajko Park

(Photo by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)

Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 9, 2021

It’ll be a busy day Saturday at Lajko Park.

The Huron Township Historical Commission is hosting two events that day.

Here are the event flyers:

Lajko Park’s location

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Parents share back-to-school photos with The Huron Hub

Tuesday was the first day of school in the Huron School District. Photo courtesy of Justyna Beatty

Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 8, 2021

Dozens of Huron parents shared their back-to-school photos on Tuesday with The Huron Hub.

Let’s kick-off the school year on the right foot. Good luck to all of the students, staff, and families this year.

Here is a social media link to the photos that were shared on our Facebook page.