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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.


 

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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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Huron Hub celebrates its fourth year serving the community with news and events

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Today marks the fourth year that The Huron Hub has been an independent and free news source for the Huron Township community.

Since March 2014, “The Hub” has reached nearly 800,000 people, posted almost 800 news and event articles, and has reached thousands on social media.

I’d say that’s not bad for a small, humble, one-man-show news operation serving a community of over 15,000 residents.

Every click, share, and mention means a lot to me.

Thanks to all of the residents who have spread the word, and to the handful of advertisers that have decided to give my website a try in getting the word out about their business or organization.

I hope this is viewed as an asset to the community. Non-biased, straightforward information can be hard to come by these days, especially on the internet.

My promise to readers is that this is how The Huron Hub will always be– free of nonsense and rumor.

This operation will never be prefect, and every single thing that happens around here may not make it to the website. I try my hardest to stay informed and keep my readers informed in a timely matter.

This is where you can help.

I encourage community engagement and would love to have residents and community members submit more information to me, including letters to the editor, guest articles, and photo submissions.

These can be sent by emailing Editor@Huronhub.com, or through the website’s contact page.

In addition, if you would rather donate monetarily to this cause, you can visit the donate page.

Every bit helps.

Thank you, Huron-area readers!


Submit events, photos, announcements, articles for publication, and letters to the editor via email at Editor@HuronHub.com.

Huron Township recognized for being on safest city list, most popular small city to relocate to

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Huron Township has felt some love recently after being recognized on a list of the safest cities in Michigan, as well as being named 44 most popular small cities in America to relocate to.

Alarms.org, the official site of the National Council for Home Safety and Security, recently released a list of the top 100 safest cities in Michigan in 2018, and Huron Township came in at 44.

The list cited 28 violent crimes and 198 property crimes in Huron Township during the year that the data was recorded.

Huron Township has a population of over 15,000, according to the latest census.

Number one on the list was nearby community Grosse Ile Township with a population of 10,123.

They recorded only 2 violent crimes and 15 property crimes in the latest year for which data is available, according to Alarms.org.

Let the love continue.

MoveBuddha.com, a technology company and website that provides moving tools to help people relocate, listed Huron Township as number 44 most popular small cities in America to relocate to.

MoveBuddha uses statistics from their website to figure out which small cities people are most interested in moving to.

“Every month thousands of people use our moving cost calculator to help plan their relocation,” said Cristina Tyris, outreach coordinator for MoveBuddha.

“We used this data to figure out the most searched places in America to relocate to with populations between 10,000 to 50,000.”

They then analyzed the thousands of searches submitted to their website over the past year to see which cities and towns in the U.S. are being searched the most.

Huron Township topped that list.

For a full list of cities on the MoveBuddha study, visit this link.


 

Superintendent of Huron Schools appointed to LDFA

Huron Schools Supt. Donovan Rowe

Editor’s note: Donovan Rowe was recently named the new superintendent of Huron Schools following the Huron Schools Board’s several months of searching and interviewing candidates. Rowe was recently appointed to the Local Development Finance Authority as the representative for Huron Schools. 


The Huron Township LDFA is run by the efforts of a board of directors who care about the community and business that goes on in the community. The Local Development Finance Authority of Huron Township exists to provide public improvements necessary or desirable to facilitate, promote and sustain industrial development within the established district.

New trustee this past year, Donovan Rowe, became a member of the LDFA as one of the appointments permitted by the Huron School District Board of Education. “I think some important aspects of the group are to help businesses create jobs in the area,” said Rowe, “while creating win-win scenarios for the township. In addition, the expansion of area businesses is good for the township and provides the schools with opportunities to partner with those businesses.”

One recent key initiative is the expansion of the Brose Plant in New Boston. The expansion will lead to new jobs as well as increased partnerships with the local schools.

Rowe believes he can bring a unique perspective to the LDFA. As the Superintendent of the Huron School District, “I am able to bring some insight to the group from the educational community.” Said Rowe, “For example, The Huron School District is completing a strategic planning process. This process has involved the facilitation of 28 focus groups, including community groups in the area. After reviewing all of the feedback, we are boiling the information down into the mission, beliefs, initiatives, and vision of the Huron School District. This vision will drive our work for the next 5 years.”

This type of understanding of the community helps to bring a different perspective on the LDFA board. Rowe said, “I am hopeful that I will be able to add to the collective effectiveness of the group.”

The Local Development Financing Act (LDFA), allows eligible entities to establish area boundaries, create and implement a development plan, acquire and dispose of interest in real and personal property, issue bonds and use tax increment financing to fund public infrastructure improvements for eligible property. The tool is designed to promote economic growth and job creation. The board has used these tools to support companies in manufacturing, agricultural processing, and high technology operations.

The Huron Township LDFA is home to many other successful manufacturing businesses with space to grow new companies. Recently the group has developed a new LDFA2 district with many opportunities for new business. Contact a board member at 734-753-4466 ext. 115

Source: Huron Township LDFA