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Michigan DNR hiring 70 summer positions in their Wildlife Division

Photo courtesy Michigan DNR


Posted Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

Join the DNR’s wildlife team; apply now for summer spots

If you or someone you know is seeking valuable experience working in wildlife conservation – or just an interesting job that gets you outdoors – consider applying for one of 70 summer positions with the DNR Wildlife Division.

The division regularly hires additional people to work with staff at DNR field offices, customer service centers and state game areas. These seasonal employees help in a variety of ways, including:

Assisting with wildlife habitat maintenance and improvement, which may include cutting clearings and adjusting water levels.
Mowing, landscaping and facility maintenance duties.
Handling tasks related to wildlife surveys, nuisance animal control and equipment operation and maintenance.

“These positions are perfect for college students, anyone looking to re-enter the workforce, and seniors or retirees who want to be more involved in the outdoors,” said Jennifer Schafer, DNR Wildlife Division human resources liaison.

Learn more about seasonal wildlife positions – and other openings throughout the department – at Michigan.gov/DNRJobs; scroll to the Seasonal and Temporary Positions section.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Schafer at 517-284-6163.

Source: Michigan DNR



It’s going to be a windy Tuesday afternoon in southeast Michigan


Posted Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

Expect 30 to 40 mph wind gusts this afternoon.

It’s going to be a windy afternoon in southeast Michigan, followed by a quick chill.

From the National Weather Service in Detroit:

As the morning rain exits the area attention turns to gusty conditions for the afternoon hours. Westerly winds will gust to around 30-40 mph across southeast Michigan this afternoon. Temperatures will be mild today around 40F, but will cool off Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the mid 20s.


Public safety director responds to social media post of an alleged police impersonator


Posted by The Huron Hub on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020

Public Safety Director Everette Robbins released the following statement to The Huron Hub this morning regarding a social media post that alleged there was a police impersonator in the community, and that Huron officers acted inappropriately during an investigation at the house of the resident who made the allegations:

This morning I was made aware of a post that insinuated that either there was a police impersonator in the community or that a group of Huron Township Police Officers acted inappropriately. As the Director of Public Safety, I felt it would be irresponsible not to respond to a post such as this. It is important to give accurate information and to put the community at ease knowing there are no police imposters knocking on doors as the poster attempted to get you to believe.

Last week, we were contacted by a complainant who had purchased items on Facebook from a man who resides in our community. The complainant paid for his items and waited for their arrival. Several days after sending the money and not receiving what he paid for, he attempted to contact the seller who resides in our township. After being asked where the property was he paid for, the seller left their original conversation and blocked the complainant on social media. The seller refused to communicate with the complainant and never sent the paid for property.

After receiving the complaint, we assigned the investigation to the Detective Bureau. A Huron Township Detective went to the sellers address along with a Huron Township Police Officer who was dressed in full uniform and driving a fully-marked Huron Township Patrol Vehicle. The interaction was recorded using the officer’s body worn camera, which I reviewed. The detective knocked on the door and was invited in by the seller. The detective showed the seller his Huron Township Police Department identification issued by me. The seller was crystal clear as to who the detective was and where he worked.

The claim of other unmarked cars at the scene and many of the other claims in the post are simply untrue. The seller advised the detective that he had shipped the property, but that it was lost by the shipping business. The detective asked the seller to see the shipping receipt which showed he has sent the property as a simple way to resolve the issue.

Although the seller claimed that this was legitimate, he was unable to provide any documentation to show where he had in fact sent the property the complainant paid for. It was our belief that a legitimate business should be able to provide a receipt if they had in fact shipped it as they claimed. Shortly after leaving the sellers residence, our Detective Bureau received information from the complainant that the seller immediately called and returned his payment. In short, a crime was reported to our department and we used all of the necessary resources to investigate it properly.

In the end, the complainant was made whole and the larceny investigation is ongoing. I respect everyone’s right to freedom of speech. Unfortunately in some cases, some interpret freedom of speech to mean the freedom to scam, the freedom to embellish, or the freedom to outright lie.

Lastly, I want to make it clear that neither myself or any command officer was contacted by the individual making the post so he could share his concerns. I think it is very clear why he did not choose to call our department and discuss the issue. More than anything, I think this incident is a great example of the outstanding investigative work being done by our staff. As always, my door is open to anyone wishing to discuss this matter further. We will continue to provide quality service to our residents through open communication and transparency.

Have a great weekend,

Everette Robbins, Huron Township Director of Public Safety.


Renton Junior High wins grant worth $5,000 to enhance school meal program

The food service team at Renton Junior High plans to purchase a salad bar with recent grant money that was awarded to the school by Kellogg Company and No Kid Hungry. (Photo courtesy Kellogg Company)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published Feb. 14, 2020

Some healthier food choices are headed to the school meal program at Renton Junior High in New Boston.

Kellogg Company and No Kid Hungry, an organization that aims to end childhood hunger, awarded Renton Junior High a $5,000 grant as part of an initiative that rewards schools using creative ways to enhance meal programs and increase student participation.

Renton was among ten schools across the country that were rewarded through the initiative, called Elevate The Plate Challenge. A list of schools that won the award can be viewed here.

“We are grateful and honored to be a part of this opportunity with Kellogg’s and No Kid Hungry,” said Antonella Shock, Chartwells food service director at Huron School District. “This grant will enable more students to get the much-needed nourishment they need during the day.”

One of the day-to-day challenges for the Renton food service team is identifying new ways to get students excited about eating a school meal.

With that in mind, the school plans to purchase a refrigerated salad bar with the funds, which will offer students a wider variety of fresh produce, sourced from local farms.

Offering the salad bar will also coincide with the launch of Chartwells’ Mood Boost program, which uses mood icons (strong, alert, happy, calm, smart) to teach students about foods that will help them feel at their best through the day.

“We are proud to partner with No Kid Hungry to continue our work to expand school meal programs,” said Wendy Davidson, President of Kellogg’s Away From Home. “We’re also thrilled to celebrate the outstanding food service team at Renton Junior High who is leading the way in creating delicious, replicable approaches that encourage more kids to participate in and enjoy school meals.”

Having healthy meals available to school students is crucial, officials say.

According to the USDA, more than 11 million children in the United States live in what are called “food insecure” homes, where families don’t have enough food for every member to lead a healthy life.

“Three out of four public school teachers say students regularly come to school hungry,” said Jill Davis, chief revenue officer at No Kid Hungry. “But we know getting kids healthy meals at school is a critical step in ending childhood hunger once and for all in America.”


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Snow arrives this evening followed by blast of arctic air

Huron Hub file photo


Posted by The Huron Hub on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020

As we march closer to spring, we’re reminded that winter’s grasp is still upon us.

Snow arrives Wednesday evening and lasts through Thursday.

Forecasters say snowfall will begin in southeast Michigan around 8 p.m. tonight.

By 7 a.m. Thursday morning, about 2-3 inches of snow will have fallen in Metro Detroit.

On and off snow showers Thursday could add an inch or two, resulting in an overall accumulation of 2 to 4 inches.

Arctic air arrives later Thursday and lasts through Friday.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the March 10 presidential primary

Huron Hub file photo

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published Feb. 11, 2020

The first election of 2020 will be a presidential primary election on March 10, and during this election, a new law that went into effect in 2018 could potentially make voting easier for thousands of registered voters.

The law passed in 2018 allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in this year’s elections, including the March 10 presidential primary. You also no longer need a reason to vote absentee.

That means no more standing in line at the polls, if that’s your wish.

The updated look of the absentee ballots for the March 10 primary. (Photo/Huron Township Clerk)

There will be a total of 19 candidates on the primary ballot — 15 Democrats, current President Donald J. Trump, and three other Republicans.

In Wayne County, there will be a renewal of the Wayne County Art Institute Authority Millage to fund the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Here is some important March 10 election day info:

Requests for mailed absentee ballots must be turned in by 5 p.m. on March 6 to the clerk’s office (that’s the Friday before the election).

Registered voters can request an absentee ballot in person at the clerk’s office by 4 p.m. on March 9 (the night before the election).

Voters then have until 8 p.m. March 10 to return their signed completed ballot back to the clerk’s office.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. if you prefer to vote at your local precinct. If you are standing in line at 8 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.

The Secretary of State’s Michigan voting information website has a lot of useful information for voters.

You can view you sample ballot for the March 10 election at this link.

Here is Huron Township’s election information website.