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Sunday, 2017 Dec 24th

Online Community @ The Saline Post for Week of Dec 17, 2017

The pendulum has swung back to feature articles for reader input this past week on The Saline Post.

Coverage of one issue in particular from the December 13 Saline Planning Commission agenda tops our list here.

"Saline Planners Deny Site Plan Extension for Long-Vacant Car Wash" drew six Comments.

Community

Saturday, 2017 Dec 23rd

The Saline varsity basketball squad heads into the holiday break with a 5 – 1 record following a  46–34 victory over the Southgate Anderson Titans.

Sports

Friday, 2017 Dec 22nd

Saline High School math physics teacher Corbin Brown provided his students with unique incentive for their egg-drop project Friday.

 

Schools

Work to repair the roof and a wall at the Saline Rec Center is more than 50 percent complete.

Government

Many people enjoy baking come the holiday season, and perhaps no dish is more synonymous with holiday baking than cookies. Children leave cookies out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, while adults may indulge and enjoy an extra cookie or two at family gatherings or holiday office parties.

Food, Drinks & Fun

Many people enjoy baking come the holiday season, and perhaps no dish is more synonymous with holiday baking than cookies. Children leave cookies out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, while adults may indulge and enjoy an extra cookie or two at family gatherings or holiday office parties.

Food, Drinks & Fun

ARIES  -- Mar 21/Apr 20

You may be operating on some false information, Aries. It’s better to get the facts before going forward in the coming days. You may end up changing directions midweek.

Advice
Jazzercise Center of Saline

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Jazzercise Saline Fitness Center has new owners! Rhonda and Kyle Marshall have recently made the decision to purchase the already well-established business and fitness staple to the Saline community. The official changeover begins at the new year.

The Marshalls have resided in Saline since early 2008, Rhonda has been with Jazzercise for over 12 years and has been an instructor since 2013 teaching 5 - 6 classes per week. 

Community News
Envelope promoting Saline Michigan by The Saline Observer, circa 1931

As we come to the end of each year with increasing anticipation of the next, it's almost instinctual to reflect on the past in making plans for the future.

Today we thought it might be nice to look back a lot further than most. In this case, the way Saline was promoted as a community for commerce was with images of "Old Maud" rolling down Michigan Avenue and new articles published in The Saline Observer every Thursday.

Just over 86 years ago now, the envelope shown above was state-of-the-art marketing for Saline Michigan.

History

The City of Saline has a new Chief of Police.

Monday, Jerrod Hart was surrounded by his wife and children during a swearing-in ceremony at the Saline City Council meeting. Monday was also Hart’s first day on the job.

Hart, a native of Trenton, Mich., has worked in law enforcement for 26 years – all with the Novi Police Department, where he had been assistant chief since 2012.

Government

The Foundation for Saline Area Schools is celebrating 30 years and will be “going back to 1987”  during its annual benefit, Snowblast 2018.   The event will be held at Travis Pointe Country Club on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.  Emagine Entertainment is the Presenting Sponsor of the event.

Schools

Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard snapped Saline’s three-game winning streak with a 57-53 overtime victory at Saline High School Thursday. Saline fell to 4-4 overall.

Sports

Thursday, 2017 Dec 21st

We know of the tiny voice in our head, the inner critic. We also know that this critic sometimes takes over our day-to-day moments of happiness and tranquility. But, how do we go beyond this little voice?

Quietly, the Saline varsity hockey team has manufactured a stellar start to the season.

Saline defeated Skyline, 6-1, Wednesday at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. The victory gave Saline a 7-0 record before the Christmas break.

The “third line” of Tom Raupp, Yanic Sadek and Mikhail Lozovyy combined for four goals and six assists for the Hornets. Lozovyy and Sadek each scored twice and added two assists. Mason Ausmus and Alex Birkle also scored for the Hornets.

Coach Paul Fassbender said Saline’s offensive depth is paying dividends.

Sports

Wednesday, 2017 Dec 20th

As Congressman Tim Walberg (R-Tipton) celebrated the passage of the Tax Cuts and Job Act, his presumptive Democratic challenger Gretchen Driskell, the former Mayor of Saline, levied criticism against the sweeping tax bill.

Walberg attended a bill passage ceremony at the White House Wednesday. According to a news release from Walberg’s office, a typical family of four earning the median family income of $73,000 will receive a $2,059 tax cut.

Government

Acoustic Routes Concerts, which has produced more than 70 live music events in Saline since 2013 – first at Mangiamo Italian Grill and now at Stony Lake Brewing – is bringing country music and bluegrass legend Rick Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder to The Ark in Ann Arbor for a benefit concert that is just 22 tickets shy of a sell-out.    

Arts & Entertainment

The Saline Area Schools district and its support staff union have reached an accord.

The district and the Educational Support Personnel reached a two-year contract that governs about 300 district employees.

The school board ratified the deal at a special meeting Monday held at the home of Trustee Karen Delhey. The union previously ratified the deal.

Curt Ellis, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, provided details. Paraeducators will gain the most – earning a pay increase of at least five percent.

Schools

Matthew Stoy, who pleaded no contest to two drunk driving charges in relation to the July 11 crash that killed Jacob Rauguth, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 31 by Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Archie Brown.

Stoy's blood alcohol content was more than four times the legal limit when he blew through a stop sign on Moon Road and struck Rauguth's vehicle. Rauguth’s girlfriend, Molly O’Sullivan, and friend, Ethan Suydam, were also injured in the crash.

What happened Tuesday night at Saline High School doesn’t happen very often. No, it was not as rare as a complete solar or lunar eclipse, but still, it was a rare night in Saline basketball. The freshmen team started the evening off with a 59-15 trouncing of the Trojans; The JV squad put additional hurt on Monroe winning easily 59-45, and varsity made it a clean sweep for the Hornets, downing Monroe 51-31.

Sports

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