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Belleville man dies in car accident near Waltz and Judd Roads on Sept. 16

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A 75-year-old Belleville man died in a car accident that occurred near Waltz and Judd Roads on Sept. 16.

Huron Township emergency personnel were called to the area at 2:21 p.m. on a call of an accident.

Upon arrival, officers and medical personnel on scene found Thomas Mucker pinned inside the vehicle.

Mucker had reportedly clipped another car and then drove into a culvert near the area.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Michigan State Police Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released when it’s available, Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said.

Alcohol and/or drugs do not initially appear to be a factor in the crash, he said.

No one else was injured and the next of kin has been informed.

“Our sincere condolences go out the family of Mr. Mucker. Hopefully the investigation will ultimately give them some answers and closure,” Robbins said.


 

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Huron Township Police seeking missing endangered woman

–Update: the missing person has been found safe.

Police are seeking a missing endangered Huron Township woman.

Please view the graphic below for full information.

Call Huron Township Police at 734-753-4400 if you have any information.

–Scott Bolthouse

Residents warned to avoid swallowing foam on Huron River

The Huron River in Huron Township. (Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

It’s been a rough month for the Huron River.

After the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services warned residents at the beginning of September that fish from the river are not safe to eat, they are now issuing another warning advising those on the river not to swallow foam that might be floating on the surface of the water.

Related: Michigan says fish in Huron River are unsafe to eat due to high PFAS levels

The foam, according to the department, contains the same chemicals that are causing fish from the river to be deemed inedible.

“MDHHS is advising residents to avoid swallowing foam on the Huron River as it may contain high amounts of PFAS. This advisory is being issued as a precaution because of high amounts of PFAS in Huron River surface water and fish, and based on foam test PFAS results from other Michigan waterbodies,” the department said in a statement.

“It is recommended that visitors to the Huron River avoid swallowing foam on the water during recreational activities, though an accidental swallow of water is not considered a health concern. Residents are also encouraged to wash their hands after touching foam to avoid swallowing PFAS that might be on your hands. Skin contact with the foam or water is not considered a health concern because current science indicates that PFAS do not move easily through the skin.

Additionally, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development recommends that people not allow their pets – especially dogs – to come into contact with or swallow the foam. Dogs can potentially swallow foam collected in their fur when grooming themselves. Dogs should be thoroughly rinsed off with fresh water after contact with foamy water.”

More information about test results from the Huron River can be found at www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse. For more information about the Eat Safe Fish guidelines, visit www.michigan.gov/eatsafefish.

Residents with health-related questions can call the MDHHS at 800-648-6742. For questions about the environmental investigation, contact the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality at 800-662-9278.


 

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


 

Monday check of the forecast: Warm weather to stick around for another week

Monday morning sunrise in Huron Township — Scott Bolthouse, The Huron Hub.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Good Monday morning, Huron Township!

Let’s get the week off to a great start with a big cup of coffee and a check of the forecast for the week ahead:

The forecast doesn’t look too bad for the next few days. It will be a nice week for outdoor activities, with just a small chance of rain possible a few times.

The weekend still looks up in the air (for those thinking ahead). Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

The forecast for New Boston through Sunday isn’t looking too bad. Courtesy of WeatherUnderground.com.


 

Huron Township Applefest set for first weekend in October; parade cancelled for second year in a row

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Applefest 2018 in Huron Township is set for the first weekend in October.

The festival, held Oct. 6 and 7 this year right in downtown New Boston, is the most popular event held annually in the township.

This year’s Applefest hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday of the festival, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Those seeking the Applefest parade this year will likely be disappointed.

For the second year in a row, the parade will be cancelled due to the Waltz Road bridge construction.

This year the bridge will likely be closed to foot traffic, unlike last year. This is because crews have started the process of building a new bridge over the Huron River.

Related: Waltz Road Bridge construction contract awarded to Toebe Construction, LLC of Wixom

Parking for the festival will be available in areas near downtown on the north side of the bridge.

The following detour to Applefest is suggested:

Southbound: Huron River Drive to Sibley Road, proceed eastbound on Sibley
Road to South I-275 to South Huron Road heading west, then take South Huron
Road to Waltz Road.

Northbound: Take Waltz Road to South Huron Road, proceed east to I-275 North,
then take I-275 North to Sibley Road, and follow Sibley Road to Huron River Drive.

For more information about Applefest, visit huronapplefest.com or call 734-753-3378.


 

Public safety director asks residents to be aware of proper parking at Huron School District buildings

Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins

Over the past several months, the Huron Township Department of Public Safety has worked with the Huron School District to clearly post and mark legal parking areas within the school parking lots. This includes clearly marked Handicap Parking as and fire lane restricted areas required by law.

On Friday night, Aug. 31, the Huron Township Police Department issued multiple Parking and Fire Lane citations to vehicles parked in restricted areas. These parking violations create significant safety hazards for everyone attending the event.

“We do not want to have to issue parking violations to our residents or anyone attending one of our school events. However, our first priority must to be the safety of our student athletes along with those who attend any school event. If the fire lanes are not clear, we may be unable to get a Fire Truck or Ambulance to an athlete injured on the field or even a spectator in the stands when their life depends on it. Parking in unauthorized areas can also cause obstructed views which can lead to someone being struck with a vehicle while walking in the parking lot. Our only goal is to provide a safe environment for all involved.” Said Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.

Today, Sept. 4, 2018, our department received numerous complaints about parking violations at both Miller Elementary and Brown Elementary. Citizens reported numerous vehicles parked illegally not only inside the parking lots, but also on Hannan and Middlebelt Roads.

“We understand that things are hectic on the first day and that a higher number of parents than normal take their child to school. This is just a reminder to parents dropping their children off at school that they must park in designated areas. It is important that we save the handicap parking spaces available for those that need them. Again, we are urging residents to park only in legally designated parking spots.”

Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety