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Thursday, 2018 Jan 11th

Universal Die Casting booth at 1984 automotive supplier show, Cobo Center Detroit Michigan

When the 2018 "North American International Auto Show" opens this weekend, Detroit will have nothing on Saline. Over three decades ago, local automotive parts manufacturer Universal Die Casting exhibited at Cobo Center and we covered it just after our own first year in business.

The photograph above is from the then-separate "Automotive News World Expo" more focused on suppliers. Newly released Pontiac Fiero coupes could be seen about on the floor as illustrations of leading-edge design and technology.

Across the industry, vehicles still had enough shiny metal trim to keep our venerable plant on Monroe Street in business. This show is a historical snapshot that ties to other aspects of Saline history as well.

History

Wednesday, 2018 Jan 10th

Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden wants the county to make Campus Parkway a higher priority when the road commission plows and salts roads after a snowstorm.

Schools

Icy roads made for dangerous driving conditions Wednesday morning. The icy sidewalks weren’t much safer.

The roads started icing around 8:30 a.m. Within a little more than an hour, paramedics from Huron Valley Ambulance had responded to 13 crashes in Washtenaw County.

Police & Fire

DELAWARE, OH -- Dan Jablonski of Saline, has been named to the 2017 fall semester Dean's List at Ohio Wesleyan University.

To earn Dean's List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.

Please join the university in recognizing Jablonski for this outstanding academic achievement.

The Jazzercise Saline Fitness Center has new owners! Rhonda and Kyle Marshall have recently made the transition of ownership to the already well-established business and fitness staple to the Saline community. The official changeover was Jan 1, 2018.

The Marshalls have resided in Saline since early 2008, Rhonda has been with Jazzercise for over 12 years and has been an instructor since 2014 teaching 5 - 6 classes per week.

Community

 

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is urging travelers to ise caution while driving due to multiple reports of accidents and icy roadways throughout the county.  

Police & Fire

Acoustic Routes Concerts and Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., will host The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic's first local concert of 2018 on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m.

Arts & Entertainment

The State of Michigan will soon refund public school employees more than $550 million for paycheck deductions ruled unconstitutional by the Michigan Supreme Court.

Schools

The Saline Board of Education approved two new courses for the 2018-19 school year.

The board voted 7-0 to approve “fitness-focused” physical education at Saline Middle School and Forensics Speech Events at Saline High School.

Schools

Saline residents have the good fortune of having a place to recycle used, old, burned- out strings of Christmas lights through the end of January.

The City Environmental Commission has set up a clearly-marked and brightly lit drop off box in the front entranceway of Saline City Hall to accept all strings of lights for the season. 

It would be very considerate to tie the lights in bundles – we all know what it feels like to reach your hand into a knotted, knarled mess of light strings.

Be Green

In a 5–0 vote, township officials voted to uphold the values and culture of rural Saline Township by supporting MCL 333.27101, declaring that Medical Marijuana facilities will not be allowed to operate within the geographic boundaries of Saline Township.  MCL 333.27101, the Michigan Marijuana Facility Licensing Act, states “under the Act, a municipality is not required to accept or permit any such faci

Government

Saline’s gymnastics team won on the road Monday evening, defeating Coldwater, 134.125-126.875.

Sophomore Megan Mulligan was the Hornets’ top gymnast on the vault and the beam, scoring 8.7 and 8.45. Mulligan was also first in the all-around at 33.7.

Sports

 

Thomas Paul Papak, age 59, passed away peacefully in the care of his family on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017.  He was called home by our Heavenly Father after an 8-year courageous battle with MSA.

Obituaries

Tuesday, 2018 Jan 09th

Police rescued a disoriented Temperance woman who was found calling for help, underdressed in the biting cold on Jan. 4.

Police & Fire

About 80 people attended a forum to voice their thoughts and learn more about a Saline Area Schools proposal to move the start of school before Labor Day.

Superintendent Scot Graden presented the pros and cons of maintaining the status quo or starting early. After a 20-25 minute presentation, he fielded questions from the audience.

Listen to the questions and answers in the video below. 

The Saline Area Schools Board of Education is expected to discuss the idea at Tuesday's meeting. The board could make its decision at the Jan. 23 meeting.

Schools

In his State of the City address, Saline Mayor Brian Marl highlighted the city's progress  - both in the last year and in his eight years on city council.

Government

Monday, 2018 Jan 08th

There were no injuries in a car-vs.-school bus crash on Industrial Drive in Saline Monday morning.

Details about the crash were unavailable Monday evening, however, Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden said there were no students on the bus when the crash occurred.

Schools

Saline Rotary Club presented a check for $1,000 to Boy Scout Troop 446.

Troop 446 is sponsored by Saline Rotary Club. Tammy Mayrend is Scoutmaster.

Boy Scout Troop 446 is the oldest troop in Saline. It has been operating since 1925, although the troop number has changed over the years. Some may remember it as Troop 46, Troop 23, or even Troop 1. It is also the only troop in town with the ability to participate with the Mackinac Island Governor's Honor Guard Program, a valuable experience for any scout to enjoy.

Community

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