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Monday, January 20, 2020

Construction Will Affect Grand River Traffic In Brighton

A traffic shift will be in effect so that a live water tap can be installed on the water main which serves that area of town. Officials say the contractor hopes to get the work done in one day, but the project may extend into Tuesday.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Teen Charged With Target Robbery, Police Chase

17-year-old Jamone Carter of Kentwood and 17-year-old Kquazay Vinson of Grand Rapids face counts of resisting and obstructing police and breaking and entering. A 16-year-old from Grand Rapids will face charges in juvenile court.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cleary University Hosting MLK Day March

A 2.8 mile march from the Johnson Center to the Historic Howell Theater will be supplemented with short speeches on themes and ideas consistent with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's teachings.

VINA Looks To Expand Services In 2020

According to the United Way report for Livingston County, there are currently 27,500 residents who qualify for dental care at VINA and two specific areas the organization is hoping to expand into are the veteran’s community and senior citizens.

Huron River Expected To Crest Today

In a Facebook post Wednesday morning, the township noted that water from the ponds next to Merrill Road had filled in the roadway and the trail, closing the Trail at Merrill Road.

World Champion Technodogs Kick Off New Season

The Brighton High School FIRST Robotics team, which won the world championship last year in Detroit, held the season kickoff event recently and invited robotics teams from all the high schools in Livingston County to the event, held at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Nominations Sought For Outstanding Volunteers

The deadline is January 31st to nominate an individual, student, or youth organization to be honored at the Livingston County United Way’s Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast in March.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Cleary University President Jason Boyers To Resign

Cleary University President Dr. Jayson Boyers will resign, effective May 8th, 2020, in order to assume the position of president of Rosemont College, a private, Catholic liberal arts college in Rosemont, Pennsylvania.

Milestone Will Mark 15th Celebration Of MLK Day In Milford

Residents can participate by donating items to the soup meal food drive, submitting to the art/writing/multimedia contest, walking in the March on Main Street, or assisting at the soup meal assembly event to benefit Community Sharing’s food pantry.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Wanted: Compassionate & Brave Plungers

Participants of the Livingston County Polar Plunge will jump into Leith Lake, located behind Brighton High School. Local individuals and teams have already begun fundraising for the event, which will be held on Saturday, January 25th.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Slotkin Votes To Pass PFAS Legislation

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin also introduced an amendment to hold the Environmental Protection Agency accountable for coming up with viable alternatives to AFFF, the firefighting foam at the root of PFAS contamination in many Michigan communities.

Hartland Citizen Assessment Returns Positive Results

While respondents felt road maintenance and transportation options were areas where the township's priorities could improve, the survey found that in terms of community satisfaction, the municipality meets or exceeds most benchmarks.

Public Input Sought On Livingston County Trails Plan

A Trail Summit will be held Wednesday, January 22nd at the John E. LaBelle Public Safety Complex in Howell Township. The meeting will begin with a short presentation followed by opportunities to provide input and mark-up maps.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Tainted Steroid Compensation Fund Officially Closed

In all, 642 grants were dispensed to outbreak victims or their survivors, for a total of more than $23 million. The outbreak, caused by tainted steroids produced by the now-closed New England Compounding Center, killed 23 people in Michigan, 11 of them in Livingston County.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Appeals Panel Hears Arguments In Sahouri Lawsuit

The Michigan Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Wednesday on the latest appeal by the Hartland Consolidated School District to a lawsuit filed by Tracey Sahouri in 2012, alleging it violated the Whistleblower Protection Act when it removed her as principal from Creekside Elementary School.

Former TV Anchor Seeking To Replace Slotkin Raises $250,000

Republican Congressional Candidate Paul Junge, a former Lansing-area TV news anchor, most recently worked in the Trump Administration at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. He says he is grateful for the financial support to launch his campaign to oust 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin.

Howell School Bus Struck Head-On

Authorities say the driver of a pickup truck headed southbound on Wiggins Road lost control on the ice-covered roadway and struck a northbound Howell School bus head-on.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Fire Destroys Marion Township Home

The Howell Area Fire Authority was called out just after 11:30pm to a home in the 3000 block of Sesame Drive. When they arrived on scene, Fire Chief Andy Pless says that flames were visible from the roof.

M-59 Pathway To Be Constructed In Hartland Twp.

MDOT is constructing a pathway on the south side of M-59 from approximately 250 feet west of Hartland Woods Drive, to easterly approximately 700 feet to the existing pathway at the Oakbrooke property.

Inclusion & Diversity Will Be The Focus Of Library Event

The Howell Carnegie District Library will host World Cultures Day on Monday, January 20th from 1 to 3pm. It will encourage participants to be a World Culture Detective and find out what makes the different cultures represented in Howell both unique and complementary.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

OWI Enforcement Focus Of Additional Patrols In Genoa Twp.

62 hours of additional patrols by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office in the municipality resulted in 57 traffic stops, two drunken driving arrests, eight misdemeanor arrests, and 14 citations being issued for violations such as speeding.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Slotkin To Lead Congressional War Powers Vote

On Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi informed House members that 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin would lead the introduction of a war powers resolution calling for an end to military action against Iran without congressional approval.

Howell City Council To Host Budget Worksession

Interim City Manager Erv Suida says Council wants to make sure to start early, identify objectives and get a good game plan together to get through this fiscal year and the upcoming fiscal year.

Volunteers Sought For Community Connect

The Livingston County Homeless Continuum of Care Committee hosts the one-day connection to needed items, community resources, and free services for Livingston County residents in need.

Town Hall Will Focus On New No-Fault Law

The town hall is sponsored by The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault, or CPAN, a coalition of 15 major medical groups and 11 consumer groups that had fought to preserve Michigan’s one-of-a-kind no-fault auto insurance system.

Registration Still Open For Polar Plunge

The annual Livingston County Polar Plunge will be held Saturday, January 25th, at Brighton High School. Participants will jump into Leith Lake, located behind the high school, to raise money for the Special Olympics of Michigan.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Bollin Seeking Legislative Intern

Republican State Representative Ann Bollin of Brighton Township is looking to welcome a young adult from Livingston County to join her office as a Legislative Intern.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Howell Nature Center Wildlife Director Retiring

Dana DeBenham is leaving a legacy of 25 years at the Nature Center by developing a Wildlife Park with over 70 Animal Ambassadors, a Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic and Pre-Release Zone serving over 4000 animals annually.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Community Coalition Seeks To Expand In 2020

The Huron Valley Community Coalition has been working to bring on more partners in its work, as research shows a significant reduction in youth substance use where there is a strong community-based coalition in place.

Nominations Sought For Hartland Chamber Awards

The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards celebrates those that have demonstrated unique vision, support and achievement in support of Hartland Living, the area economy, business community, and quality of life.