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Muckfest set for Aug. 5 at Willow Metropark

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By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A dirty event for a good cause is coming to New Boston during the first weekend in August, and as long as you’re not afraid to get muddy and have some fun, there’s still room to sign up.

Muckfest Detroit — a mud run filled with several obstacles located on a 3.1 mile, 5k course, will be held at Willow Metropark on Saturday, Aug. 5, and more than two thousand runners are expected to participate.

Every dollar raised from the race, according to Muckfest organizers, is used by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to help fund cutting-edge research and to provide vital programs and services for people affected by multiple sclerosis.

To date, MuckFest event participants have raised more than $22 million for the cause, run organizers say.

No special training is required for the run.

“Runners have a blast on mountains of mud and outrageous obstacles that spin, swing, and fling them up, down, and sideways,” said Muckfest organizers.

To register for Muckfest, visit this link.

For a look at some of the obstacles featured on the course, visit this link.


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Amazon.com granted $5 million to support development in Romulus

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By Scott BolthouseHub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Online giant Amazon.com was granted $5 million Tuesday from the Michigan Strategic Fund to support the company’s ongoing $140 million package facility development in Romulus.

“The Michigan Strategic Fund board announced a $5 million performance-based grant to incentivize Amazon’s private capital investment in the city of Romulus, where the electronic commerce giant plans a state-of-the-art distribution facility. A wide range of consumer products will be stored, picked, packed and shipped at the center. The plan also calls for infrastructure improvements at the site,” said the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The center in Romulus is expected to create 1,600 jobs and has been supported by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood, D–Taylor.

“A small investment now will lead to greater investments in the future, which helps our state prosper in the long run,” Hopgood said in a statement.

“We are in a unique situation to reposition ourselves as a high-tech corridor of innovation and these financial investments will help our community achieve progress in that direction.”

Amazon.com picked the location in Romulus after considering other locations in Ohio and Indiana.

The exact location of the development has not been disclosed.

The Michigan Strategic Fund, created in 1984, is designed to attract new investments by offering grants to incentivize prospective businesses to locate their operations in Michigan over neighboring states.

“I’m grateful that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Strategic Fund realize the value in investing in long-term economic and job growth in our state,” Hopgood said.

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(Slideshow) Huron High School seniors walk the halls of Brown Elementary

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By Scott BolthouseHub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A group of Huron High School seniors, clad in their red and white caps and gowns, walked the hallways of Brown Elementary in New Boston Wednesday afternoon.

They gave high-fives and were cheered on by hundreds of elementary students, who lined the hallways during the march.

All photos courtesy of Sheryl Greggo. 


 

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Huron football camp to be held June 19–22

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Huron Football is hosting a summer camp June 19 to 22 for school children grades 1st though 9th.

For full details about the summer camp, please visit this linked PDF file.


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Sibley Road slated to close in both directions starting June 7

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By Scott BolthouseHub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A full closure of Sibley Road is scheduled to begin June 7 in both directions between Vining and Wayne Road.

The roadway, which has been under construction since mid-April, is receiving about a half-mile of concrete pavement reconstruction and widening, as well as upgrades to other infrastructure in the area.

The road will be open both eastbound and westbound from the I-275 ramp to Wayne Road.

Work is anticipated to last until July 4.


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