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Tuesday, 2017 Dec 12th

Saline Area Schools staff and students collecting goods and raising money to help launch a primary school at an orphanage in Middelburg, South Africa.

The Middelburg Care Village is a facility which caters for the needs of the children who are either orphans, or have been removed from their natural homes because of the conditions there.

There is a school district-wide effort to collect goods for a school at Care Village, and to raise money to ship the goods over and begin funding a teaching staff.

Schools

Larry Tucker, age 76, of Saline, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, December 10, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Born September 11, 1941, Larry was a devoted family man, always putting the needs and wants of his family before his own.

In 1963 he married his high school sweetheart, Bette (Feldkamp) Tucker, and over the next 54 years they built a wonderful life together.

Jeannette A. Lutz, age 98, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in Saline.

Jeannette was born on September 22, 1919 in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Karl Frederick and Marguerite Agnes (Lucas) Lutz.

Obituaries

Monday, 2017 Dec 11th

Dorotha Jane Russell, 88, of Traverse City passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions surrounded by her loving family.

Jane was born Monday, October 21, 1929 in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Earl and Olive (Scott) Cole. Jane married her high school sweetheart, Robert O. Russell on June 5, 1948.

Obituaries

There is a water main break on Michigan Avenue near Campbell Road. Utility crews are arriving onsite to determine the scope and impact.
 
Lane restrictions may be necessary and nearby residents and businesses may experience fluctuations in water pressure during repair. 

At this time it is not possible to predict the anticipated completion date but we will update as soon as more information becomes available.

Government

Starting Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at approximately 8 a.m., the Washtenaw County Road Commission will close Bemis Road between Fosdick Road and Warner Road until further notice due to a failed culvert. Detour will be Bemis Road to Moon Road to US 12 to Platt Road. 

Government

Often times we get caught up in our own inner dialogue. Mostly referred to as the “inner critic” - this tiny little voice in our heads creates self-debilitating thoughts of doubt, shame, and embarrassment.

Santa made a pre-Christmas stop in Saline Saturday.

He was at Busch’s Fresh Food Market – the final stop on the Treasure Trail to Santa, an event organized by the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce and its dedicated volunteers.

Children and their families started at Cottage Inn Pizza, where they received a map of the participating businesses. They stopped at each business, picking up goodies along the way. Then, at Busch’s, they enjoyed cookies and refreshments as they waited to visit Santa.

Community

This is the second profile in a series on the second phase of the public outdoor art project, “Art Around Saline.”

“Infinity House” by Wynton Kirkpatrick uses watercolor and ink.  It is located on the south wall of DoJo on North Ann Arbor Street.  While Saline is his hometown, Kirkpatrick is currently a student at Central Michigan University where he has most recently taken drawing classes, worked to start a drawing club, and has begun to show his work around Art Reach in Mt. Pleasant this past summer.

Arts & Entertainment

Quantum Signal, LLC (QS) is proud to announce a new release of its market-leading intelligent and autonomous vehicle simulation tool, ANVEL. ANVEL version 2.5 was released November 29, 2017 and is now available to current and new users at anvelsim.com.

Business

Captain Alex Birkle scored twice as Saline defeated Portage Northern Saturday, 3-1.

It was Saline's fourth win of the season.

Birkle's first goal gave Saline a 1-0 lead with less than a minute to play in the first. Portage Northern tied the game with the only goal of the second period.

Saline fired 16 shots on goal in the third period and scored on two of them. Logan Dejanovich scored the game-winner with three minutes to play, slipping the puck past the goal-line. A short-time later, Birkle tipped a Mason Ausmus shot past the goalie for his second goal.

Sports

The Saline High School competitive cheerleading squad placed sixth place in an 11-team field at Livonia Franklin High School Dec. 9.

Saline finished with 587 points. Saline put up 193 points in the first round, 163 points in the second round and 231 points in the third round.

Sports

The Hornet wrestling team went 4-1 at the Northville team dual wrestling tournament on Saturday to place 3rd overall. The young Hornet squad battled hard all day resulting in wins against Edsel Ford 51-29, South Lyon East 70-6, Melvindale 39-33, and Caro 44-25. Saline's only loss was to Chippewa Valley 29-39. The Hornets were lead by senior Daniel Poupore who went 5-0 on the day. Other wrestlers finishing with exceptional records were Cade Gilless 4-0, Brent Marvin and CJ Kraft 4-1, Elliott Hill and Ryan Lampman 3-1, and Joey West 3-2 up a weight at 215. 

Sports

Two Saline football coaches were among those selected for the 2017 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association “Assistant Coach of the Year Awards.”

Randy Dunny and Al Leslie were among the 18 coaches receiving the award.

Dunny has coached with Saline football for 42 years. Leslie has coached for 19 years.

Sports

Sunday, 2017 Dec 10th

Forums on The Saline Post

Looking back on last week, two articles saw the greatest number of Comments. Topping the list was "City Council Questions Cost Overrun Before Paying Paving Bill." "How to Celebrate 'Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day' in Saline"/3 has three so far.

Following is a list of other articles where readers like you had something more to add after the piece was first published.

Community

Saturday, 2017 Dec 09th

Families are invited to join the fun at the 20th Annual Treasure Trail to Santa from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Busch's Shopping Center in Saline.

Children collect their map at Physical Therapy in motion and then follow the map from store to store, collecting goodies as they trek towards Santa.

They can have photos taken with Santa.

Busch's is serving refreshments. 

There will also be carriage rides in the parking lot.

Community

The only thing missing from the Saline Hornet’s varsity boys basketball clash against the Plymouth Wildcats Friday night at Saline High School was a pep band blaring the 1976 theme to the movie “Rocky,” as the Hornets won a hard-fought slugfest, 45- 43, to up their season record to 2-0.

Bill Conti’s iconic song, “Gonna Fly Now” was nominated for Best Original Song in the 1977 Academy Awards. What most people don’t realize is the song had only twenty-nine words. And those words described the Hornets in their struggle against the Plymouth Wildcats.

Sports

Friday, 2017 Dec 08th

Ella Stemmer scored 15 points and Brooke Bauer added 13 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep Saline from falling, 52-47, on the road against Plymouth Friday.

The Hornets led 26-22 at halftime but struggled in a third quarter. Plymouth outscored Saline 18-8 in the third quarter.

Maddy Welch scored eight points for the Hornets, who played without senior Asia Lindsey.

Nicole Sweetland, 4, Liz Sekerak, 3, Kelsey Alexander, 2, and Leeya Lawson, 2, also scored.

Saline fell to 1-3.

The Hornets host Ypsilanti at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Sports

It's a Saline Christmas parade tradition that's almost anticipated almost as much as Santa's arrival.

Every year, the dancers from Dance Alliance Repertory Company perform at the end of the parade, right before the Saline Area Fire Department escorts Santa and his guest on a horse-drawn carriage.

Arts & Entertainment

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International honored Saline Rotary Club member Karen Ragland for her contributions.

At Thursday's Rotary luncheon at Travis Pointe Country Club, Ragland received the Paul Harris Fellow recognition. It is awarded to a people who donate $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

It was Ragland's second time receiving the honor.

Ragland, a tireless community volunteer who is currently performing interim duties for Saline Main Street, is owner of Design Hub.

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