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Thursday, 2019 Sep 12th

Wednesday, 2019 Sep 11th

The Saline Area Schools Board of Education unanimously confirmed Saline High School senior Evan Thomas as its 2019-2020 student representative.

Thomas said he was looking forward to representing his peers in Saline schools and that he would work hard to ensure their "voices are heard" in the school district's halls of power.

"I plan to have every student have their voice heard on this board and, through me, I believe that would be the most efficient way," Thomas said, while quickly getting his footing speaking to a room full of elected officials and community leaders.

Schools

Stella “Kay” Peplau was born on December 27, 1927 to Charles and Matilda Kohler in Saline, Michigan. Stella is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Karen K. Cook of Mt. Pleasant, MI, and Sharon and Bruce Robinson of Canton, MI.  She is survived by four of eight siblings- two sisters and two brothers.

Obituaries

“None better in the last 1,000,” is the mantra of the Saline varsity boys cross country team.

It paid off on a hot and humid day at Hudson Mills Metropark, Tuesday, in the SEC Red & White Jamboree.

Saline started conservatively and picked up the pace as the race went on. It worked beautifully and the Hornets came away with an eight-point victory over Pioneer (28-36).

Sports

This Saturday September 14, 2019 Saline Area Players will hold auditions for “A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol” by Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and theater games, The well-loved Dickens' tale gets a new look as it is populated with familiar fairy tale characters like the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel. Many other well-known characters are in this fun-filled adaptation that stays true to the warmth and heart of this classic story.

Arts & Entertainment

The Saline girls varsity cross country team opened the SEC season with a strong race at Hudson Mills Metropark Tuesday. 

Led by sophomore Madi Wood, Saline placed second in the 13-team combined SEC Red & White jamboree.

Pioneer, led by Zofia Dudek (1st, 18:05) placed four runners in the top six and won with 25 points. Saline finished with 42 points. Tecumseh was third with 94.

Sports

Freshman Christian Rossi scored his first varsity goal and keeper Sam Herner made several stops as Saline bested Pioneer, 1-0, in an SEC Red contest at Hornet Stadium Tuesday.

Saline improved to 4-1-3 overall and 1-0-1 in the SEC Red. 

Saline picked up three points in the SEC Red standings to keep pace with Skyline. Both teams have four points.

Saline visits Bedford Thursday.

Sports

Tuesday, 2019 Sep 10th

A recent Saline Area Schools Board of Education meeting provided a great opportunity to see an incredible number of new teaching faces all in one place.

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Curt Ellis called up the new teaching hires, many of them just starting out in their careers, to the center aisle of the board's meeting space in the Liberty media center.

Schools

 

The Foundation for Saline Area Schools inducts its 2019 Hall of Fame Class at Saline High School Saturday, Sept. 14.

 The ceremony will be held in the Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center  at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public.

The induction will be followed by a dessert reception.

The 2019 class features Jennifer Allison, Jim Cameron, Kenny Feldkamp, Duane Koppelman, Robert Marcero and Mary Thomas.

Schools

Have you recently moved into Saline or have you found yourself with extra time on your hands? Would you like to find out about volunteer opportunities within our community?

A Volunteer Fair will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Saline Rec Center,1866 Woodland Drive.

The City of Saline will also be collecting donations for Saline Area Social Services.  Items needed are: laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet paper and tissues.

This is a great time to speak with the organizers to learn more about all the great events in our community.

Community

So many questions, so little time. That seemed to be the issue for Saline City Council Monday night, as they sat down for a one-hour meeting to discuss the substantially-completed wastewater treatment plant odor abatement project.

By the time Brian Rubel, VP of Tetra Tech, the company that managed the two-year, $3.8 million project for the city, finished his report, council had about 20 minutes for questions.

With a spike in odor complaints coming only weeks after city officials declared the project a success, council had many questions.

Government

Saline Police and Saline Area Fire personnel closed Bennett Street between Harris Street and Henne Field briefly Monday night after taking calls about a gas leak.

Gas spewed from a one-inch hole in the street in front of Ann Arbor Music Center, causing the immediate area to smell of sulfur.

DTE arrived to assess the issue. A DTE employee was to stay at the site overnight and work to repair the leak was expected Tuesday. Police and fire re-opened the street and left the area.

Police & Fire

Monday, 2019 Sep 09th

Saddle up an evening of BBQ, live music, bourbon bar, auction and more, while celebrating Saline Area Social Service and learning how your support can help our neighbors in the Saline community. The fifth annual Saline Area Social Service Fall Fundraiser takes place Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. Tickets are $75 and are available online by clicking here.

Community

If you want to know how many people in Saline still need to be connected with Saline Area Social Services, all you've got to do is look at the numbers.

As of the 2010 census, there were 8,810 people living in 3,699 households - numbers that have certainly grown in the past decade. And yet SASS reportedly services only 300 to 400 people regularly each month despite the fact that seven percent of Saline households receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. More than 1,000 households within the Saline Area Schools district boundary are in poverty.

Community

The public is invited to a free, one-hour educational seminar, “Medicare Made Easy” on Wednesday, October 16th at the Marion Township Hall, 2877 W. Coon Lake Road, Howell, MI 48843 at 6:30 P.M.

 

Seniors

Dispose of your unwanted household junk at Washtenaw County Cleanup Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at Thomson Reuters Office Complex, 6300 Interfirst Drive, near the intersection of State and Textile roads.

The event is hosted by the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner and made possibly by Thomson Reuters, the Board of Public Works, Freedom Township and the City of Ann Arbor.

Government

Saline firefighters extinguished a blaze in a mobile home at Orchard Grove on Wagner Road in Lodi Township early Monday morning.

There were no injuries, Fire Chief Craig Hoeft. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire, but not before the trailer was damaged by fire and smoke.

Police & Fire

State Rep. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) invites residents to join her at an upcoming coffee hour to discuss the latest updates on state budget negotiations and other issues pending in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Rep. Warren’s district includes the northern part of the city of Ann Arbor, the portion of the city of Milan that falls within Washtenaw County, and the townships of Ann Arbor, Augusta, Pittsfield, and York.

The coffee hours is from 9:30 to 10:10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16 at  Sweetwater Coffee & Tea, 3393 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor.

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