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Saturday, 2020 Apr 04th

Washtenaw County Health Department data shows no new COVID-19 deaths for the third straight day.

Data released by the health department Saturday shows the number of deaths remaining at eight. The number of recovered individuals jumped by 11 to 55. There were seven new hospitalizations, bringing the total to 128. The total number of confirmed cases jumped by 25 to 501.

The number of cases in the 48176 zip code appears to have remained at 30.

More county data can be found here.

Health

Barbara Vernice Johnston passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, after a long illness. She was 88.  Barbara was born September 6, 1931, to the late Dr. Herbert J. Gauerke and Hazel R. (Marx) Gauerke in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married Henry S. Johnston on July 30, 1948, in post-war Germany where he was assigned with the Army.  After returning to the United States they eventually made their home in Saline, Michigan.

Obituaries

Friday, 2020 Apr 03rd

In a cloud of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, members of Saline City Council and key members of city staff came together virtually to start hammering out next year’s budget.

Treasurer Mickie Jo Bennett presented council with an early draft of a budget that collects $10,384,368 and spends $10,378,677 - leaving a total of $5,691.

Government

For the second straight day, Washtenaw County Health Department reported no new COVID-19 deaths when it released it's daily data report.

The number of deaths in the county remains at eight.

According to the data, there were nine new hospitalizations, bringing the total to 121. There were 41 new cases, bringing the total up to 476.

The number of recoveries increased from nine to 44.

Health

Judith M. Boulter, 77, of Saline, MI, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, after a very short illness, with her husband Richard and son Christopher by her side.

Obituaries

Four Saline Community Fair board volunteers received state recognition at the 2020 Michigan Association of Fairs and Expositions (MAFE) annual convention held in January in Grand Rapids. Steve and Nancy Thelen were inducted into the Michigan Association of Fairs and Expositions Hall of Fame; Denise Blumenauer received the Heritage Award; and Leslie Drake was selected as the Volunteer of the Year for all fairs across the state.

Agriculture

Thursday, 2020 Apr 02nd

Due to the number of confirmed cases in the county, Washtenaw County Health Department is now able to share COVID-19 data broken down by zip code and race.

Health

In data reported by the Wasthenaw County Health Department Thursday afternoon, there were no new COVID-19 deaths. The number of deaths remains at eight.

The county is also starting to see more people recover. The total number of recovered people jumped by 18 to 35.

The number of cases rose by 35 to 435 and the number of hospitalizations rose from 12 to 112.

In Michigan, 80 people died, bringing the total number of deaths to 417. The number of new cases rose by 1,457 to 10,791.

Under the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order, everyone should:

Health

With people around the country bound to their homes, parents have had to get creative to celebrate birthdays.

In some communities, parents have convinced the local fire departments to parade their fleet of trucks by the birthday boy or girl's home. 

Police & Fire

 Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders all K-12 school buildings to close for the remainder of the school year — unless restrictions are lifted — and ensures continuing of learning by setting guidelines for remote learning. District facilities may be used by public school employees and contractors for the purposes of facilitating learning at a distance while also practicing social distancing.

Wednesday, 2020 Apr 01st

During the last national crisis, Americans watched as emergency responders rushed into the burning World Trade Center while everyone else ran out. It was a day that inspired many to become firefighters and police officers, or find other ways to serve the country.

Police & Fire

Another resident of Washtenaw County has died because of COVID-19, bringing the total to eight, according to figures posted Wednesday afternoon by the Washtenaw County Health Department.

Health

Home sales slid in the City of Saline as uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic clouded the real estate market.

A quick look at numbers available on the City of Saline website showed just five properties changed ownership in the month of March. In February, 16 properties changed hands.

Real Estate

As long as we’re able, we will be here for you. Just like you, we are trying to limit our exposure. So, if you have an appointment already, we will be glad to service your vehicle but ask that you don’t plan on waiting around in our office. We would prefer if you could drop your keys through our drop box on the West side of the Building. We are also disinfecting touched areas of your vehicle after repairs to help combat COVID19.

New customers receive 10% off their first bill & all of our oil changes come with free tire rotations.

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Tuesday, 2020 Mar 31st

In light of concerns about COVID-19, various health organizations have issued specific instructions on how to maintain personal safety and cleanliness.

These recommendations involve using common household products to sanitize homes, offices and public spaces. As people take such precautions, many are stocking up on extra essentials -- resulting in shortages.

Health

Washtenaw County Health Department reported one new death attributed to COVID-19 and 42 new cases in numbers released at 3 p.m., Tuesday. 

In all, seven Washtenaw County residents have died as a result of the coronavirus. There have been 311 cases.

The number of hospitalizations rose from 74 to 88. The number of recovered residents remained at 15.

In Michigan, there were 1,117 new cases, bringing the total to 7,615. There were 75 deaths, raising the number to 259.

Health

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