LESA Superintendent Says Good Morning and Hats Off to Hartland for its Positive Attitude
Check out the weather, fuel prices and more for Jan. 11, 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 David Campbell, the superintendent for the Livingston Educational Service Agency who comes from Olivet and was hired last year to lead of the countywide intermediate school district.
1. The weather
Expect more partly sunny skies with a high near 48 degrees and a southeast wind between 5 and 10 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, temps drop to about 34 with a 40 percent chance of showers. Winds will be east northeast between 6 and 9 mph.
2. Fuel prices
Here's a quick daily survey of the regular per-gallon price, according to gasbuddy.com —
- Speedway: $3.49
- Mobil: $3.59
- Shell: $3.69
- Lowest price at Hickory Ridge and M-59 in Highland: $3.45 at Citgo.
- Lowest price in the Fenton area: $3.48 at the Marathon station at Silver Lake and Lincoln.
- Lowest price in the Brighton area: $3.43 at Costco at 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd and the Marathon station at Whitmore and Lee roads.
We also offer searchable and real-time traffic and fuel prices via Mapquest on our homepage.
3. 'Dancing Sign Guy' back on Huffington Post
Monday's story on Hartland Patch about Lance Glazier landing a job with Home Depot was featured Tuesday on the Huffington Post — the second time an article of the "dancing sign guy" has been on the website.
The single-father of three's positive upbeat attitude as he danced to advertise for Solid Gold Jewelry usually at the corner M-59 and Old U.S. 23 earned him fans in Hartland. The community donated more than $1,000 to him during the holidays.
Like the previous story on HuffPo, the latest one was selected as part of the Dispatches series, which is a collaboration between HuffPo and Patch.com "to chronicle how this dream has changed and what people are doing to make it come true."
Both publications are owned by AOL.
Rebecca Kerster, Shannon Pajtas and Heather Ridley from Hartland all made the dean's list in the spring semester at Central Michigan University.
Thanks to a parent for passing along the connections because CMU's listing doesn't include hometowns. For those who know more, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or post the good news in announcements.
Hartland resident David Bair earned a degree from Cleary University, according to the Jan. 10 edition of the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.
5. Hartland trivia
Wednesday's question: The quote "as is the teacher so is the school" was the motto of the Hartland Teacher Service program. During what decade did that effort begin? Please answer in comments.