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Wednesday, 2020 Feb 12th
Four high school students suspended by Saline Area Schools for using racist language and images in a Snapchat group are suing the district and administrators in U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan. Attorney David Kallman, who represents four of six high school students disciplined by the district, argues the district lacked the authority to discipline the students because the conduct took place away from the school and not engaging in school-related activities or using school equipment.
Tuesday, 2020 Feb 11th
Ella Stemmer scored 28 points as Saline defeated Pioneer for the second time this season in varsity girls basketball action at Saline High School Tuesday.
The Hornets fired to a 22-5 lead after the first quarter and hung on for a decisive video.
Saline improved to 13-2 on the season and 5-2 in the SEC Red.
Stemmer's 28 points left her four short of 1,000 for her career. The Hornets visit Monroe Thursday. Stemmer, a junior, also had seven rebounds and four assists.
For the second time, Saline City Council has extended a deadline to come to an agreement for providing water and sewer the proposed Andelina Farms development just west of the city's border in Saline Township.
Council voted 7-0 to extend the agreement date to March 24.
Saline Boy Scout Logan Bush received city council's approval to proceed with his Eagle Scout project at Mill Pond Park.
Bush plans to construct a shade shelter over the bench at the dog park. Bush's plan received the unanimous support of Saline City Council. It was previously approved by the city's park's commission.
The arrival of a medical marijuana dispensary in Saline is more a question of “when” than “if.”
Saline City Council briefly discussed the issue Monday night and a majority of council members signalled the city should end its prohibition of medical marijuana establishments.
Monday, 2020 Feb 10th
The Arti Gras Preview Show is now up at The 109 Cultural Exchange located at 109 Michigan Ave in downtown Saline.
Enjoy a sneak peek of the fabulous handmade artwork that will be available at the 2020 Arti Gras event at Salt Valley Arts silent auction on March 1st. Arti Gras is a party for the arts and a fundraiser for Salt Valley Arts, a local nonprofit art organization.
About 100 people gathered to discuss racism and discrimination, and what can be done tackle these problems, during a "listening session" Sunday afternoon at Saline City Hall. The event was organized by Saline Mayor Brian Marl and county commissioners Felicia Brabec and Shannon Beeman.
Below is video of the proceedings.
The Saline Area Schools district has rescheduled the upcoming conversation on diversity, equity and inclusion.
The meeting was scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 12.
It was replaced by a series of meetings at several locations:
Sunday, 2020 Feb 09th
While on Her Majesty’s secret service, James Bond always managed to indulge his passions for games of chance, a well-made drink and gourmet food. All of them will be part of the Casino Royale Fundraiser for The Saline Fiddlers on Saturday, Feb.
The Saline Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the board room at Liberty School.
The student showcase will feature a performance by the Saline High School Ten Tones choir. There will also be a presentation on digital media design.
The board will hear scheduled reports from Saline Middle School Principal Brad Bezeau, who will report on middle school scheduling, and Student Services Director Molly Garcia, who will provide an update on her department.
Saturday, 2020 Feb 08th
Zach Sabin won his weight class as Saline wrestled in the SEC championships Saturday at Pinckney.
Saline finished second to Bedford in team scoring, with the Mules scoring 283 points to Saline’s 161.5. Chelsea finished third with 137.5.
Sabin, 34-2, defeated Dexter’s Mark Young, 30-5, with an 8-6 decision, in the championship match of the 215-pound division.
The Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County invites the community to a concert featuring performances of children and youth from a variety of faith communities in Washtenaw County. The concert is from 4-5:30 p.m., Feb. 16, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, located at 122 W. Michigan Ave.
The theme of the concert is "Love Draws Us Together." The audience will hear sacred texts, significant quotes, and music from a variety of faith traditions, exploring the theme and practice of love.
Children and youth from the following communities will the audience us in song:
Gladys Saborio presents "Trabajo Rustico," Creating Art with Cement, at 2 p..m., Feb. 9, in the Brecon Room of the Saline District Library.
The free program is part of the Saline Area Historical Society's educational series.
The Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club hosts the 50th Annual Train Show and Sale at Saline Middle School, Feb. 15-16.
The show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $6. Scouts in uniform or children under 10 accompanied by adults have free admission.
There will be more than 400 tables featuring operating layouts, clinics by club members, dealers from around the country, raffles, food service and a kids zone.
For more information visit www.a2trainshow.com.
Saline Mayor Brian Marl and County Commissioners Felicia Brabec and Shannon Beeman will host a "Community Listening Session" at Saline City Hall, 100 N. Harris St., at 1 p.m., Sunday.
Mayor Marl said forum will build on Wednesday's rally for diversity and inclusiveness which, he said, demonstrated that the majority of people in Saline are decent, compassionate and tolerant.
Ella Stemmer sparked a 10-point run in the fourth quarter as Saline defeated Bedford, 47-38, at Saline High School Friday, avenging the Hornets’ overtime loss to the Mules on the road earlier this season.
It has been said that when a man stares into the abyss and sees nothing but darkness, he finds his character, and it is his character that keeps him from falling into the abyss.
Friday, 2020 Feb 07th
Saline High School senior Bridget Skelly committed to the University of Pennsylvania at a college signing ceremony Thursday.
Skelly, who made the Michigan High School Field Hockey Associations All-State Team and 2019 Dream Team, played midfield for the Saline field hockey team.
Thursday, 2020 Feb 06th
Saline High School student Dru Campbell has emerged as one of the more eloquent and powerful speakers as the community faces the challenge of racism.
Speaking to about 100 people at the 109 Cultural Exchange after a rally for inclusiveness and diversity in downtown Saline Wednesday evening, Campbell reiterated a point he’s made several times recently.
“Everybody in this room is part of the reason we outnumber the people who don’t want change,” Campbell said to cheers.
Wednesday, 2020 Feb 05th
I graduated from Saline High School in 2016. My memories of the place include stressful classes, a few good laughs, and some great teachers. If you breathed deeply, you could smell the air of academic competition and constant overachievement that lingered in the atmosphere of the building.