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Anti-Bullying Author Says 'Good Morning, Hartland!'

Check out the weather, fuel prices and more for Dec. 9, 2011.

Happy Friday — be careful out there following some overnight snow. 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 Kristy Short, a children's book author who to promote her anti-bullying program.

1. The weather

Expect a 40 percent of snow showers during the day under cloudy skies and a high near 30 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. West winds are predicted between 7 and 14 miles per hour. Tonight, the snow chance continues with a low of about 16 and a west northwest wind between 10 and 13 mph and gusts as high as 18 mph.

On Saturday, partly sunny skies return with a high near 27. West northwest winds continue at between 7 and 15 mph with gusts as high as 22. Saturday night will be mostly clear with a low of around 20. Winds slow to about 10 mph.

On Sunday, more sun with a high near 35 with winds coming from the south southwest between 10 and 15 mph (20 mph gusts). Most clear skies are expected Sunday night with a low of around 23.

2. Fuel prices

Here's a quick daily survey of the regular per-gallon price, according to gasbuddy.com —

  • : $3.45
  • Shell: $3.49
  • Mobil: $3.55 (cash is 10 cents lower)
  • Lowest price at Hickory Ridge and M-59 in Highland: $3.25 at Citgo.
  • Lowest price in the Fenton area: $3.24 at the Mobil station at Silver Lake and Lincoln
  • Lowest price in the Brighton area: $3.17 at Costco, 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd and the BP station at Lee and Whitmore Lake roads.

3. Final man sentenced in gator case

A Linden man was sentenced Thursday to time served for his role in stealing a 14-foot stuffed alligator from a Hartland man's pole barn in Deerfield Township, according to the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.

Roy Allen Griffith, 60, was sentenced to 108 days and he was given credit for the 108 days he already has served, the article said.

Two other men Douglas Earl Ward, 55, of Linden and John Earl Sanborn, 54, of Harrison had already been sentenced to six month and a year respectively.

The victim, Jeremy Swanson, has told Hartland Patch , adding he doesn't think that is enough to deter the men from future crimes.

4. Hartland tennis player recognized

Hartland High School senior Grant Comly was named Livingston County boys tennis player of the year by the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.

5. Hartland trivia

Congrats to Linda Bowen who correctly answered — What health issue is currently being debated by the Hartland Township Board? Answer: Whether to stop adding

Friday's question: A temporary foot bridge was needed in Parshallville to cross Ore Creek after what happened in 1938? Please answer in comments.

Benito December 09, 2011 at 01:15 PM
A flood, causing the bridge to collapse
diane December 09, 2011 at 01:25 PM
There have been two floods in Parshallville, one in the 30s and one in the 70s.
Christofer Machniak December 09, 2011 at 05:22 PM
Yes, there was a flood. … And while I bridge was probably part of it … The dam broke, too …

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