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Huron Parks and Recreation hosting pancake breakfast with Easter bunny April 13


Event published March 25, 2019 — 3:30 p.m. EST

Huron Township Parks and Recreation is hosting a pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 13 at Huron High School’s cafeteria, 32044 Huron River Drive.

Breakfast will be served from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and the egg hunt begins at 10:30 a.m.

The egg hunt is for children ages 1–10.

Breakfast will cost $5 per person, and children five and under are free.

Tickets are available the day of the event at the door.

Here is a flyer for the event


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Conservation officer rescues capsized kayaker in Lake Erie

Conservation Officer Nick Ingersoll


Article published March 25, 2019 — 11:30 a.m. 

A 24-year-old man from Taylor, Michigan, was hospitalized and treated for hypothermia last night after his kayak overturned in Lake Erie.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Nick Ingersoll received a call from Monroe County Dispatch at 7:18 p.m. A kayaker who was walleye fishing overturned in Brest Bay of Lake Erie, offshore of Sterling State Park in Monroe. The capsized kayaker originally was reported by Deputy Seth Evans, with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, who witnessed the kayaker overturn.

Located nearby on highway 275 and Ready Road, Ingersoll activated the emergency lights on his DNR patrol truck and drove to the Sterling State Park headquarters, where he had prepared his DNR patrol boat earlier in the season. Ingersoll towed the boat to the Sterling State Park boat launch, where two fishermen aided him in launching the patrol boat into the bay.

Dispatch provided Ingersoll with the kayaker’s location based on cellphone coordinates obtained when the kayaker had called 911 for help. Evans also had maintained sight of the kayaker and was able to direct Ingersoll through radio communication, once Ingersoll was in his patrol boat and on the water.

Receiving navigation assistance from Evans, Ingersoll saw the kayaker, located about a quarter of a mile offshore. The kayaker was in the water, holding onto the kayak with one arm, waving his lit-up cellphone in the air with the other arm.

“The water was very choppy, making it difficult to clearly scan the water for the victim,” said Ingersoll. “If it weren’t for the kayaker’s lit-up cellphone, he would have easily been mistaken for a log in the water.”

At 7:38 p.m., Ingersoll reached the kayaker and instructed him to continue holding the kayak. The kayaker was not wearing a lifejacket when he overturned and told Ingersoll that he was unable to find his lifejacket once he was in the water. Ingersoll positioned the DNR patrol boat as close to the kayaker as he safely could and threw him a lifejacket. Once the kayaker had the lifejacket, Ingersoll continued to instruct the kayaker.

“You’re going to have to trust me,” Ingersoll told the kayaker. “I need you to let go of the kayak and trust that I have you.”

Once the man let go of the kayak, Ingersoll was able to secure him on the ladder of the boat.

“He was so cold, he couldn’t move,” Ingersoll said about the kayaker. “He couldn’t step onto the ladder; he was frozen and exhausted.”

Ingersoll was able to lift the kayaker partially onto the boat. Once the kayaker was chest-level on the boat, Ingersoll reached the man’s pants and pulled him the rest of the way out of the water. The kayaker had been in the water for a total of 20 minutes by the time Ingersoll secured him on the DNR boat.

“I instructed him to shed as much of his wet clothing as possible,” said Ingersoll. “I gave him my jacket and told him that he’s going to be very cold, but I’m going to get him to shore, which seemed to calm him a little bit.”

While Ingersoll drove the patrol boat back to shore, he continued to make conversation with the kayaker.

“I knew I had to keep him talking so he would stay conscious. I joked with him a little, and even got him to laugh,” Ingersoll said.

The DNR patrol boat recorded the temperature in the Brest Bay on Thursday evening, which ranged from 38 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

French Town Fire Department and Monroe County Ambulance were waiting onshore for Ingersoll and the kayaker. Ingersoll transitioned the kayaker to Monroe County Ambulance staff members, who provided onsite medical attention for hypothermia before transporting the kayaker to the hospital at approximately 7:57 p.m.

“Because of Ingersoll’s close proximity, he was able to launch his DNR patrol boat into the water and reach the man within 20 minutes,” said Chief Gary Hagler, DNR Law Enforcement Division. “Our DNR conservation officers are able to act as first responders due to their location and equipment within the communities they live in and serve. I’m proud of Ingersoll’s fast response for what could have been a tragic situation.”

Ingersoll spoke to the victim’s girlfriend just before 9 p.m., who said that her boyfriend was being prepared for release from the hospital and will make a full recovery.

“This situation stresses the importance of wearing a lifejacket while on the water,” Hagler said. “The DNR wants everyone to enjoy our natural resources, safely. Please don’t take safety for granted. Even in calm waters, kayakers and canoers can easily overturn.”

For more information about recreational safety, including boater safety, go to Michigan.gov/RecreationalSafety.

Michigan conservation officers are fully commissioned state peace officers who provide natural resources protection, ensure recreational safety and protect citizens by providing general law enforcement duties and lifesaving operations in the communities they serve.

Source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources


 

Photos: the current status of the Waltz Road Bridge project

 

Contractors working on the Waltz Road Bridge on Friday, March 24. (Photo courtesy of Heather Sypula)


Published March 24, 2019 — 11 a.m. EST 

Here is a gallery with some recent photos submitted to the Huron Hub showing the Waltz Road Bridge construction progress.

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Related articles:

Bridge beams arrive at Waltz Road Bridge site in New Boston

Photos: Waltz Road Bridge construction progress

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


 

Trudy’s Diner to open Monday in downtown New Boston

Trudy’s Diner opens in downtown New Boston Monday morning and will serve breakfast and lunch daily. (Photos courtesy of Tiffany Hammer)

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

Published March 24, 2019 — 9:30 a.m. EST
Updated March 25, 2019 — 10:30 a.m.

The downtown area will have a new breakfast and lunch spot starting Monday morning.

Trudy’s Diner, 37005 Huron River Drive in New Boston, will open for business Monday.

The diner will be open everyday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. during their opening week, and after that they’ll close on Tuesdays.

Their menu will feature popular breakfast and lunch items.

Contact the diner for more information at 734-606-5345.

The dining area inside of Trudy’s Diner, 37005 Huron River Drive.

The diner’s location in New Boston: 

Updated


 

Basketball court will be built at Lajko Park

Lajko Park is located north of Township Hall on Huron River Drive. (Photo/Google Maps)


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

Published March 21, 2019 — 11:30 a.m. EST

 

A basketball court will be built soon at Lajko Park, which is on Huron River Drive just north of Township Hall.

The court will be built using funds from the Wayne County Parks millage, which the township receives funding from every year, according to Treasurer Colleen Lazere.

Lazere said during the March 13 board meeting that two years worth of funding was available from the millage and could be used for building the court.

The board approved a bid from Al’s Asphalt Paving Co. of Taylor to build the court for $35,830, which includes a 10% contingency.

The court will be built on a corner of the current parking lot at the park, and will only take up about ten spaces, according to the construction plans.

Lajko Park on a map


 

Huron police officer enters burning house to save woman

(image/WDIV-Channel 4)


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

Published March 21, 2019 — 7:30 a.m. EST

Dramatic body camera footage shows Huron Township police officer Adam Sheehan enter a burning house Wednesday morning to save a woman from inside.

When Sheehan arrived to the house, flames were erupting from inside and smoke was filling the rooms as he searched for the woman.

Officer Adam Sheehan

After finding the woman, she initially did not want to leave the house because of her seven cats that were still somewhere on the property.

Sheehan was able to eventually get her outside to safety.

Watch the body camera footage on WDIV-Channel 4


 

Preschool open house set for April 23 at Sunnyside Center


Event published March 21, 2019 — 8:15 a.m. 

YWCA Downriver Outreach in cooperation with Huron Township Schools

PRESCHOOL
OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday April 23
6:15-7:30 p.m.

Please come with your child to meet the teacher and see our classrooms. At this time register for the 2019/2020 school year. $40 registration fee payable at time of
registration to reserve your child’s place in the program.

PROGRAMS OFFERED
3-year-old class Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-11:30 a.m.
4-year-old HALF day class Monday, Wednesday &Friday 9:00 -11:30 a.m.
4-year-old FULL day class Monday, Wednesday &Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
4-year-old 5 FULL day class. Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Huron Kids Zone Preschool – A licensed Non-Profit Preschool with certified teachers, offering specialized curriculum for 3 and 4 year old’s. Kindergarten readiness curriculum to include Pre reading, Writing ,Science (light, water, color, bubbles) Sounds and letters Fine motor skills Gross motor skills, Math (shapes, sorting, counting) & more.

For more information please call (Rebecca) YWCA Huron Kids Zone Preschool at
734-782-2442 ext. 6616 or email rebeccaherreratwo@gmail.com

Sunnyside Kindergarten Center
24820 Merriman Road
New Boston, MI 48164
734-782-2442 ext. 6616 (For Information )

Source: Sunnyside Kindergarten Center