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Wednesday, 2020 Jan 29th

Enjoy this program on Saline's founder, Orange Risdon, the founding of downtown Saline, and how it changed after the 1881 fire. Call 734.429.9274 to register.

Freelance journalist Sean Dalton is reporting from Tuesday's Saline Board of Education meeting. Last night WDIV filed this report about the community's reaction to Saline High School students directing racist comments at fellow classmates in an online forum.

Schools

Tuesday, 2020 Jan 28th

If you haven’t been to a Saline Varsity Blues Gala, you’re missing something special. This non-profit organization knows how to throw a party. It’s elegant, it’s entertaining, and it’s a ton of fun with DJ, dancing and cash bar.

Food, Drinks & Fun

The Saline Hornets hosted the third-ranked team in Michigan, and one of the top teams in the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday evening, and came away with a 61-45 loss to the Ann Arbor Huron River Rats. The loss drops the Hornets record to 6-4, 2-2 in the SEC Red.

Sports

Huron outscored Saline 19-7 in the fourth quarter to hand the Hornets their second loss of the season, 60-56, at Saline High School Tuesday.

Three three-pointers by Liz Sekerak in the third quarter and then a basket early in the fourth by Natalie Sweetland gave Saline what seemed like a solid, 51-41, lead.

But the River Rats responded with a 10-point run in the next four minutes, tying the game. Ella Stemmer put the Hornets back in front with a layup but Siena Smith hit a three-pointer to give Huron the lead.

Sports

The Saline varsity girls basketball team shook off foul trouble and a tough Monroe zone defense and scored 34 points in the second half to defeat the Trojans, 51-30, at home Friday night.

The Hornets, ranked 7th in Division 1, improved to 10-1 overall and 2-1 in the SEC Red.

Ella Stemmer led the Hornets with 16 points despite spending considerable time on the bench with foul trouble. She also had four rebounds and two steals. Steffi Bentley, who was also in early foul trouble, scored 14 points and had seven rebounds and three blocks.

Sports

Saline Area Youth Baseball and Softball is happy to announce the launch of its newly updated website www.saybs.org. Registration for the House Baseball and Softball is currently open. Choose House Baseball or House Softball to register your child. Please have your child registered by March 1.

Monday, 2020 Jan 27th

Hate has no place in Saline Area Schools, Superintendent Scot Graden said in a statement released on the district’s website Monday night.

Graden’s statement came hours after district officials learned of a series of racist comments made on the Snapchat social media app recently.

Schools

With reconstruction and renovation of High Point School commencing soon, Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) will be hosting an online auction to sell surplus items from High Point. There will be an on-site preview and inspection day at High Point School located at 1735 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and the online auction will be open and accepting bids on Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Schools

The Saline High School  Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band students worked with Dr. Chandler Wilson Monday. Dr. Wilson, a composer, is Associate Director of Bands at Eastern Michigan University.

Nate Lampman, director of bands at Saline High Schools, said it was great opportunity for Saline students.

"It is an inspiring and rare opportunity for a high school musician to work with the composer of a piece they are studying," Lampman said.

The students will perform Dr. Wilson's pieces at concerts Feb. 19 and Feb. 20.

Schools

The Saline Area Fire Department is accepting sealed bids for its brush truck.

Bids must be in by 3 p.m., Feb. 14, 2020. Bidding starts at $4,000.

Police & Fire

Taste chili and vote for your favorites! You will be given ten tickets. You can choose to use all your tickets for one contestant or spread them out among several contestants. You can purchase additional tickets for $1 each or 5 for $3. Open to the public. For more information, call 734.429.9274.

To enter as a contestant, email Megan Kenyon and [email protected] for an application.

The Saline High School competitive cheer team won the meet at home Thursday to take a stranglehold on first place in the SEC Red.

Saline took first place for the second straight SEC meet. Each of the first two meets are worth 30 percent in the final standings. The last meet, to be held at Monroe, is worth 40 percent.

On Thursday, the Hornets finished first, ahead of Bedford. 

Meanwhile, the Saline girls also won in the middle school division.

Complete scores were not provided.

Sports

British secret agent James Bond never defended the practice of gambling, author Ian Fleming wrote in his 1953 novel Casino Royale. “He simply maintained that the more effort and ingenuity you put into gambling, the more you took out.”

Food, Drinks & Fun

Sunday, 2020 Jan 26th

I have a family looking to buy a house in the Saline area up to $250,000. Their only requirement is that it has 3 bedrooms. If you or anyone you know can help please contact Pamela Debresen (734)628-2380

The Foundation for Saline Area Schools invites you to the 2020 Snowblast at Travis Pointe on Saturday, Feb. 29. 

Come with friends for a night of good food and entertainment. Unique experiences, great products and services have been donated by local businesses to make this the best silent and live auction ever. The money raised from this event is the primary source of funding for the grants given every year.

Schools

Updated restrooms, a new pavilion site and several additional improvements to the Montibeller Park were approved by Pittsfield trustees last week.

Government

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