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A frost advisory is in effect for Saturday morning

A frost advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service in Detroit for all of southeast Michigan for Saturday morning.

Temps will dip into the low 30s by morning, causing unprotected sensitive vegetation to be vulnerable.


 

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Michigan hunters warned of bovine tuberculosis in deer this season

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By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Michigan hunters are being warned of an emerging disease affecting deer in Michigan called bovine tuberculosis.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the disease has been found in deer around the state, and that hunters are being warned to test their deer before eating them.

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium bovis. Bovine TB primarily affects cattle, however, other animals may become infected.

The disease can be transmitted between wildlife populations and animals raised as a food source (farm animals). Bovine TB in animals may occur in the lungs, but may also occur in the intestines and other parts of the body.

Michigan DNR to hunters: don’t eat deer that looks like this. Photo source: Michigan DNR

Bow hunting season of deer in Michigan began on Oct. 1 and lasts until Nov. 14.

Hunting using firearms lasts from Nov. 15 to Nov. 30.

For more information about this emerging disease, visit this link.


 

Flat Rock High School student traveling to Germany to compete in World Tap Championships

Zoie Mink, a junior at Flat Rock High School, will be traveling to Germany in December to compete at the World Tap Championships. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Mink)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Zoie Mink, a junior at Flat Rock High School and a competitive dancer at Dance Athletics Competitive Edge in Canton, recently auditioned and made the United States Tap Dance Team.

Mink will be traveling with the team to Germany late November through early December to compete at the World Tap Championships.

The team features 78 dancers from 18 states. 

After auditioning for a place on the USA Tap Team this past summer and being selected, the dancers will represent the U.S. at the competition which is also known as the “Olympics of tap dance.”

At the event, sponsored by the International Dance Organization, the dancers will be competing against other tap dancers from over 30 countries around the world.

The U.S. dancers have been training in Boston, Mass. on the weekends before traveling home.

The team will be competing in 28 different routines within four separate age categories. They will be performing solos, duos, trios, small groups and formations.

Upon arriving in Germany, the dancers and their families will have two days to site-see before the competition begins.

You can cheer on the USA Tap Team by tuning into the event on live stream at www.ido-dance.com.

The competition begins on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and will run through Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.


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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.


 

Road closure alert: Savage Road closed between Harris and Gentz

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Savage Road from Harris to Gentz in Huron and Sumpter Township is closed as of Monday, July 16.

An asphalt resurfacing project will take place on Savage Road from Harris to Gentz Roads in Huron Township and Sumpter Township.

The work will entail almost a mile and a half of hot mix asphalt cold milling and resurfacing, pavement repairs, signing and pavement markings.

The project is estimated to be completed by November.

During construction, motorists can expect lane closures and intermittent stoppages in traffic.

Two-way traffic will be maintained and increased traffic congestion will be experienced.

There will be no weekend closures for this project.

Please use caution when driving through work zones.

PoeFolks Family Diner celebrates grand opening in New Boston

John Poe (left), owner of PoeFolks Family Diner celebrated the grand opening of his new location in downtown New Boston on June 1. State Rep. Darrin Camilleri joined Poe in cutting the ribbon during a ceremony outside of the restaurant. (Photos courtesy of Darrin Camilleri and John Poe)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

After a successful soft opening, PoeFolks Family Diner in downtown New Boston celebrated their grand opening on June 1.

Related: PoeFolks Family Diner opens for business in New Boston

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Twp.) joined owner John Poe and family during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the restaurant.

The restaurant is located at 37005 Huron River Drive and is open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Check out a full menu and follow updates by visiting their Facebook page here.

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Hundreds still without power in Huron Township

Photo courtesy DTE Energy

DTE says 90 precent of customers should be restored by 11:30 p.m. Tuesday

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Hundreds of Huron Township residents are still without power Tuesday morning following the devastating ice storm that hit Sunday morning which brought areas of southeast Michigan to a screeching halt.

The DTE outage map shows hundreds of customers, especially on the west side of I-275, are still without power.

DTE estimates that all customers should have power resorted by 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

“Being without power is frustrating and we apologize for the inconvenience. We expect that 90 percent of our customers will have power restored by end of day Tuesday,” DTE said in a statement.

“We will have over 1,000 workers in the field helping to restore customers today, along with an expected 600 workers from five other states – Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.”

Some localized outages may take longer to restore, with some estimates on the outage map citing Wednesday or Thursday for restoration.

Miller Elementary in New Boston was closed both Monday and Tuesday due to the outage.

Many areas of the township remain without power.

“We’ve been without since Sunday morning at 5:30. Our estimate is 11:30 tomorrow night. We have a generator and three heaters going. And we are layering,” said Huron resident Dana Ferguson, who responded to a Facebook post about how she and her family are staying warm during the outage.

Huron resident Paula Banas responded on Facebook and said that “Sumpter and Willow (are still without power) but I work at Dollar General and Blue Sky and both are still with out power,” she said. “Blue Sky is open running on generators.”

DTE said as of 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, they have restored power to more than 245,000 customers in southeast Michigan impacted by the ice storm.

The storm, according to DTE, impacted a total of 390,000 customers in the region.

Customers can use the DTE Energy mobile app, or visit dteenergy.com, to get a restoration estimate for their address.

This article has been updated


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