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Smoke from California wildfires could be smelled in Huron Township Monday morning

Maps from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association show smoke from the California wildfires across much of the Lower Peninsula early Monday morning with the thickest being just north of metro Detroit.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

When you went outside early Monday morning, did you notice a strong burning smell in the air?

No, it wasn’t a neighbor burning their leaves, but the smell came from smoke that traveled across the continental U.S. to Michigan from the California wildfires.

From the Associated Press: Grim search for more fire victims, 31 dead across California

Maps from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association show smoke from the wildfires had made its was across much of the Lower Peninsula early Monday morning.

Even though the thickest smoke trails were just north of metro Detroit, the strong smell was noticed in Huron Township.

From The New York Times: How to Help Those Affected by the California Fires



Check-out a bird’s eye view of the Waltz Road Bridge demolition

A screenshot of drone footage showing the Waltz Road bridge demolition progress in New Boston. (Media courtesy of Michael Roberts)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Crews have been steadily working on the demolition of the Waltz Road Bridge since early October.

Huron Hub reader Michael Roberts shared drone footage of the bridge site that was shot over the weekend.

New estimates on the completion of the bridge point to sometime in the spring.

Check it out:

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Photos: Waltz Road Bridge demolition

Waltz Road Bridge construction has begun

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


Winter-like weather will arrive this weekend

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

The official first day of winter is still more than a month away, but it’s going to feel awfully winter-like around here, especially as we head into next week.

Temperatures take their first dip Wednesday with highs reaching only 42 degrees in Huron Township.

By Saturday and Sunday, high temperatures will drastically dip even lower, forecasters say.

Both days have a forecasted temperature of only 37 degrees with lows in the 20s.

Believe it or not, there’s even a chance of snow in the long-term forecast for next week. Check it out:

Let’s hear your thoughts: are you ready for winter? Give us your feedback in the comments section of this article or on our Facebook page.


Michigan hunters warned of bovine tuberculosis in deer this season


By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

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—

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

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

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