(WITH POLL) Good Morning Hartland — The Highlights Edition
Check out the weather, fuel prices and more for Jan. 3, 2012.
It's Tuesday and as many of us settle in for the first day of work in 2012, I thought it would be fun to remember some of the best "Good Morning Hartland" videos from 2011. And, as usual, you'll also find some tidbits of news and information that we hope you find useful.
So, please also don't miss our video greeting (at right) of highlights and feel free to vote for your favorite of 2011. (See poll below).
1. The weather
Scattered snow ends before 7 a.m., then flurries until partly sunny skies emerge with a high of only 21 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chill values dip to as low as -2 (Brrrrrrrr) as a northwest wind blows between 10 and 17 miles per hour with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Tonight, it'll be mostly cloudy with a low of about 18 and winds still 5 to 10 mph and gusts as high as 20.
2. Fuel prices
Here's a quick daily survey of the regular per-gallon price, according to gasbuddy.com —
- Speedway: $3.49
- Shell: $3.56
- Mobil: $3.69 (cash is 10 cents lower)
- Lowest price at Hickory Ridge and M-59 in Highland: $3.32 at Citgo.
- Lowest price in the Fenton area: $3.29 at the Marathon station at Silver Lake and Lincoln and the Marathon at N LeRoy and Glenwood.
- 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 man faces animal cruelty trial
An 80-year-old Hartland man who is accused of throwing three kittens and an adult cat out of his car faces a trial on animal cruelty charges after a judge recently ruled the case could go forward, according to an article in the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.
A witness testified she saw the man "throw something out his car window as he traveled on M-59," the article says.
The man denies the charges.
4. Photographer to share photos of Lake Superior circle tour
Professional photographer Bruce Montagne will showcase photos of a Lake Superior circle tour during a 7:15 p.m. Tuesday presentation hosted by the Hartland Audubon Nature Club.
The meeting begins with a 6:30 p.m. potluck at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center. Call 810-632-5223 or 269-657-2602 for more information.
5. Hartland trivia — opinion day
Congrats to Stefanie Furge for correctly answering Monday's question — What local business features a more than 100-year-old farm house once owned by the Needham family? Answer: Farmstead Bed and Breakfast.
Tuesday's question: What is your favorite "Good Morning Hartland" video and why? Please answer in comments. Those who do will earn a point in our informal Hartland trivia contest.