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Powerball jackpot to reach record-setting prize of over $1 Billion



This article was updated Jan. 11. 

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor

If your 2016 New Year resolution is to become a multi-millionaire overnight, there is still time to fulfill the dream.

Saturday night’s record-setting jackpot of over $800 million yielded no winner, causing Wednesday evening’s drawing to swell to over $1.3 billion.  FullSizeRender 4

That is a record setting amount, according to the lottery, which states on its website that the actual cash payout would be over $800 million.

The odds of winning the grand prize, according to the lottery, is one in 292,201,338. In contrast, the odds of winning $4 is just one in 38.

Saturday’s winning numbers were 16, 19, 32, 34, 57 and 13.



With hopes that the weather is breaking, remember how unpredictable March can be


By Scott Bolthouse

Do you remember March 22, 2012?

The high temperature was 86 degrees that day. In fact, that whole month of March set records here in Michigan as the warmest spring in recent history. I clearly remember being outside and active with my family during that whole month; cleaning up the yard, working in the garden, and visiting the Metroparks. Huron Township truly shines when the weather is nice.

This morning, I took my first spring walk around the property I live on here in Huron Township. It was wet, muddy and cloudy, but it still felt great to get out and breathe some fresh air. I have high hopes that the weather here in Michigan is going to make a great change for the better.

We do have to keep in mind one thing though, as we long for the sun: March can send different types of weather patterns our way. According to Mark Torregrossa of M-Live, we can expect to experience a wide array of different types of weather as we make our way into April. While we hope for sun and 65 degrees, don’t be disappointed if we dip down into the high 20’s or 30’s a few more times this spring.

Check out a story I wrote for the Belleville Lake Current  back in February about the cause of this winter’s crazy weather

With nicer weather comes some problems. A side effect of warmer weather and increased precipitation, especially after a record setting winter, is massive melting. According to the United States Geological Survey current water data for Michigan, the streamflow in the southern-half of the state, including Wayne County, is way above normal. As ice packs move downstream, they can jam and cause rapid increases and decreases in the river or stream level, causing problems that can escalate quickly if you live near or around these tributaries.

As long as precipitation in the form of rain remains low, the flooding scare won’t be as predominant, especially since most of out snow-pack is now melted as of March 22. Regardless, keep an eye on those water-ways around the Township.

As the snow melts, a creek in Huron Township rises.

As the snow melts, a creek in Huron Township rises.


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Huron Township listed in top 50 safest cities in Michigan



By Scott Bolthouse

Coming in at number 24, Huron Township made a list of the 50 safest cities in Michigan, according to a article published by Safewise.

The Safewise Report is a website whom, accoring to their Facebook page, is “The authority on safety and home security news”. According to John Roskelley of Safewise, they’ve “spent a great deal of time examining FBI crime statistics from 2012, including violent crimes as well as property crimes, and compiled this detailed list of the 50 safest cities in Michigan with populations of at least 10,000 residents. While we’re calling it the ‘safest cities,’ we’ve included all municipalities with more than 10,000 population.”

Here is an excerpt from the section on Huron TWP:

“24. Huron Charter Township

The beautiful Huron Charter Township, just southwest of Detroit, is situated along the Huron River. Its tranquil setting and three riverside Metroparks make this a great place to raise a family.

Its low crime rates attract both families and business, helping make it a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Its three Metroparts are Lower Huron, Willow, and Oakwoods and together create miles of hiking and biking paths. Additional activities include kayaking, golfing, and fishing.

The Huron School District operates a high school, a middle school and two elementary schools within the area. Its commitment to education has resulted in its school being chosen to participate in the “Schools of Choice” program, which allows parents in Wayne County to enroll their children in any participating schools.”




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Huron Township polling locations reorganized



By Scott Bolthouse

Clerk Kathlene Van Wasshnova says her office has finalized the consolidation and reorganization of the polling locations within Huron Township. The township, which previously had eight polling locations, has reduced that number to six.

According to Clerk Van Wasshnova, the reorganization of the polling locations will reduce costs and streamline the election process.

5,846 active and registered voters can expect their new voters ID card to arrive in the mail within 30 days. The next election in the township will be a primary election on Aug. 5, 2014.

Any questions regarding the change in polling locations can be directed to the Clerk’s office at 734-753-4466.

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Huron TWP Board of Trustees meeting cancelled due to weather


The Mar. 12 Huron Township Board of Trustees meeting has been cancelled due to weather. According to the Detroit sector of the National Weather Service, Romulus received six and a half inches of snow during the snow event, while Brownstown Township recorded eight inches.

The rescheduled board meeting will take place on Mar. 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the township hall.

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