Photographer Discusses Lake Superior Book and Says 'Good Morning, Hartland!'
Check out the weather, fuel prices and more for Jan. 4, 2012.
It's Wednesday and here are some tidbits of news and information that we hope you'll find useful or entertaining.
Please also don't miss our video greeting (at right) from area photographer Bruce Montagne, who spoke to the Hartland Audubon Nature Club on Tuesday about his book, Lake Superior Secrets, that features 139 pictures over 14 years. It's available on Montagne's website or via email: email@example.com.
1. The weather
Expect partly sunny skies with a high near 32 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will be out of the southwest between 13 and 15 miles per hour with gusts as high as 21 mph. Tonight, it'll be mostly cloudy with a low of about 28 as winds drop to between 6 and 8 mph out of the west.
2. Fuel prices
Here's a quick daily survey of the regular per-gallon price, according to gasbuddy.com —
- Speedway: $3.49
- Mobil: $3.49
- Shell: $3.56
- Lowest price at Hickory Ridge and M-59 in Highland: $3.32 at Citgo.
- Lowest price in the Fenton area: $3.28 at the BP station at Owen Road and U.S. 23 and the Mobil at N LeRoy and S Long Lake.
- Lowest price in the Brighton area: $3.34 at Costco at 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd.
We also offer searchable and real-time traffic and fuel prices via Mapquest on our homepage.
3. Hartland high school senior finishes sixth in statewide forensics tournament
Hartland High School senior Rhianna Dilworth placed sixth Dec. 3 in a statewide forensics tournament at Dexter High School, according to the January edition of Community Life.
Rhianna read her original poem When I First Heard the Flute, according to the newspaper.
4. Oceola Township twins featured in National Geographic
Johanna and Eva Gill, 6-year-old twins from Oceola Township, are in this month's National Geographic in a story on twins, according to media reports.
The girls became part of the article after visiting Twinsburg, Ohio, for an annual festival on twins when the magazine was reporting on its story, according to WHMI-FM (93.5).
The twins, who overcame a rare disease while in the womb with the help of an experimental surgery in 2005, have also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, according to the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.
5. Hartland trivia
No one weighed in on what they thought was the best "Good Morning Hartland" video in 2011 or why in response to Tuesday's question, but we did get plenty of responses to our poll. The video currently in first with 35 percent is the one where Village Elementary School students sing Happy Birthday for principal Bill Cain.
Wednesday's question: James Grubb, Melvin Hibner, Sheldon Latourette, Mark J. Hill and Kress Townley all served together doing what? Please answer in comments.