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Monday, 2019 Jun 24th

The News & Antiques is closing its doors in downtown Saline.

Owned by Donna and Lisa Southwick, the antiques market and gallery opened at 106 W. Michigan Ave. in 2016.

The business had closed in May to paint the walls and varnish the floors. During the downtime, ownership realized they wanted to close the store. The store will close in mid July.

Business

Pamela Lynn Molascon passed away on June 18, 2019 after an extended and courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan by parents Patricia and Ken Tootell. Pam was a devoted wife to her husband of 41 years Robert, and loving mother to sons Anthony and Timothy. She will be remembered for her love and devotion to her immediate and extended family that included daughters-in-law, Holly and Crystal, and granddaughter Emilia.

Obituaries

Starting Monday, June 24, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission will close Saline-Milan Road between Judd Road and Willis Road in York Township.
 
First, WCRC will pulverize and resurface Saline-Milan Road between Judd Road and Willis Road. Then, starting on or after July 8, 2019, WCRC will replace the bridge over the Koch Drain on Saline-Milan Road. The road will be closed to through-traffic during both of these projects.

Government

Friday, 2019 Jun 21st

Members of the United Auto Workers 892 struck outside the Faurecia plant in Saline, shortly after midnight.

Union local President Larry Robinson declined to comment on negotiations or the workers demands, but workers, waving picket signs as they paced along Michigan Avenue, made their demands plain, as motorists honked their horns in support.

"More pay. Better wages. Better benefits. Clean bathrooms," was the chant by one striker.

Business

Thursday, 2019 Jun 20th

The 2019 Saline Community Fair is only two months away and the fair board and superintendents have been working hard to plan and prepare for this year’s fair which will be held August 28 through September 1, with pre fair activities on August 26 and 27 and rides only on September 2.

 

UAW Local 892 members may strike at the Saline Faurecia plant at 12:01 a.m., Friday.

The union has notified workers to be prepared to gather belongings and leave the plant.

 

Business

City planners appeared cool to a plan to rezone two properties, including the historic Hoyt-Ford schoolhouse, for a distillery and spirits business that would overlook Mill Pond.

Government

Wednesday, 2019 Jun 19th

Through weekly visits to people living with memory loss and dementia at EHM Senior Solutions' Brecon Village in Saline, University of Michigan Arts and Design students are helping residents break through loneliness and isolation with art activities and conversations.

Health

Salty Summer Sounds, an outdoor concert brought to you each week by Saline Main Street puts the limelight on 60s and 70s British pop performed by local rockers, The Invasion.

Known for playing the “toppermost of the poppermost,” The Invasion is Southeast Michigan’s premiere British Invasion cover band. Band members Bob, Ron, David and Donn were drawn together from a love of the music from the other side of the pond that came to us in the 1960s. All four members sing tight, well crafted harmonies.

Downtown Saline

The City of Saline's Environmental Commission and Schmerberg Law host a free shredding day at Saline City Hall Saturday.

City residents are invited to shred personal documents between 9 a.m. and noon, Saturday, at 100 N. Harris St.

Here's a list of documents residents might consider shredding:

Be Green

The Saline Area Schools Board of Education will hold a public hearing on next year's budget at 6 p.m. on June 25.

Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair Dennis Valenti reported to his board colleagues and the public at last week's meeting on the results of the last meeting of his committee the prior night on Monday June 10 and the news wasn't good.

Schools

Maximilian Wolf, age 80, of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16th, 2019 with his family by his side.

Obituaries

Tuesday, The Saline Post shared a "call for action," asking Salinians to provide help to Thorncrest Apartment residents who were to be granted a short window to enter their condemned apartments to retrieve personal belongings.

At least eight residents of the apartment complex were displaced when the roof collapsed at 266 Clark Street Saturday morning. The apartments were evacuated and closed to residents for precautionary reasons. Residents have not been able to re-enter the apartments to retrieve belongings.

Community

Of the Saline High School Class of 2019 there were 24 students who graduated with the distinction of the state of Michigan Biliteracy Seal.

Michigan is one of 27 states and the District of Columbia to offer the seal, which originated in California.

Students who earn the seal on their diploma must, in addition to meeting general graduation requirements for a high school diploma, must demonstrate "intermediate high" proficiency on world language assessments.

Schools

City of Saline residents will soon experience changes in the way they dispose of trash and recyclables.

At Monday’s meeting, Saline City Council approved a new five-year deal with Waste Management for solid waste and recycling service.

Government

Tuesday, 2019 Jun 18th

Three Saline residents teed off in the first round of the 108th Michigan Amateur Championship Tuesday played on North Course at Oakland Hills Country Club.

Mike Ignaskiak, the former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher who owns the Saline Dairy Queen, shot a four-over 74 and is tied for 51st.  Ian Martin is tied for 109th at 78. Rob Spears shot 80 and is tied for 129th.

Sports

Mary Lou Parker,89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, June 15th at Parkview Randallia. Formerly of Saline Mich., Mary was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church.

parker mary.jpgShe is survived by her children, Edwin (Janet) Parker, Linda McDonnell, and Earl (Nancy) Parker, 8 grandchildren, 19 great grand children, 1 great great grandchild, brother Leonard Rowe.

Obituaries

Marlene Elizabeth Schroeder, age 85, went to be with the Lord on June 12, 2019. She married Raymond A. Schroeder on April 5, 1952; he preceded her in death on April 4, 1992.

Obituaries

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