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Friday, 2019 Apr 12th

Senate Bill 122, Postpone more rigorous teacher evaluation standards: Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate

Government

The Washtenaw County Road Commission will resume work April 15 on Textile Road between Campbell Road and Platt Road.

The WCRC expects the paving project to be completed in the summer of 2019. This section of Textile Road will remain closed to through-traffic during construction.

Government

It's possible the measles vaccine caused a Washtenaw County child to test positive for measles during initial testing. This means Olive Garden, Liberty Club and the Jewish Community Center, are no longer considered exposure locations.

Health

Sure, the last two days have been a bit dreary. But we've turned a corner. Spring is here!

Having said that, the forecast calls for a rainy, windy Friday (with a high of 62!). But Saturday looks OK, right? Partly cloudy and 58! Sunday might be a good day to find indoor activities - it's going to be rainy with high of just 46, according to Weather.com. 

Community

Josh Finn and Aidan Bunting shot 72 as Saline took second place in a 17-team tournament at Pineview Golf Course in Ypsilanti. Saline finished with a score of 306.

In a team format that featured twosomes, Bunting and Finn shot 72, Justin Wickham and Yanic Sadek shot 76, and the teams of Jack Woods and Mason Ausmus, and Chase Sirota and Eric Wood, each shot 79.

 

Sports

The Saline junior varsity golf team took first place in a tournament Skyline hosted at Lake Forest Golf Club.

Keegan Bunting was the low-scoring Hornet, shooting 87 to finish second overall. Bradley Wangler, 91, Aidan Fansler, 95, Drew Ausman, 95, and Noah Holloway, 97, also golfed for the Hornets.

Sports

Thursday, 2019 Apr 11th

Saline Main Street is hosting yet another fabulous event, and ladies, this one’s all about you! On Thursday, April 11th from 6 to 9PM, please join us for a spring evening dedicated to the Michigan queen bees who know how to have fun – and have it all! Gather your fellow soul sisters and head to Downtown Saline for Main Street’s Ladies Night Out! 

Downtown Saline

A relic of a bygone era sits in the front yard of a Saline family and no one notices. It is a link to a time before automobiles, when people used horses, wagons and carriages to get around town.

It is a hitching stone.

Community

The Washtenaw County Road Commission presented their 2019 Local Road Program for Saline Township at the township’s April meeting on Monday night.

Government

The Saline Hornets girls’ softball team opened their season on the road Wednesday afternoon and routed the Ypsilanti Community Grizzlies 23-0 in a game called after three innings.

Sports

Wednesday, 2019 Apr 10th

Saline High School sophomores and juniors who wish to practice for SAT and ACT tests can do so through two Great Lakes Educational Group practice tests offered through Saline Community Education.

The SAT practice test will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 27. The ACT practice test is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 4.  Both tests will be held at Liberty School. The cost is $20 per test. Call Saline Community Education at 734-401-4020 to register.

Schools

Bill Christen presents "Lucretia Gillett, Saline's Photographer," a Saline Area Historical Society educational program, at 2 p.m., April 14, in the Brecon Room at the Saline District Library.

Gillett, according to a 2006 Community Observer article by Grace Shackman, spent much of her career as Saline's only photographer.

Learn more about Gillett's life as a photographer by clicking here.

History

Shawn Pierre LaMonde, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Shawn was born on August 12, 1972 to Ronald and Donna LaMonde.

Obituaries

Orrin L. Randall departed this life on March 29, 2019, comforted by his loving wife, Barbara, at their home in Fairfield Bay, AR. Mr. Randall enjoyed 89 years of life before his departure to this heavenly home. Mr. Randall was born on May 22, 1929, in Colfax, WI, to Mr. Fremont Randall and Mrs. Freda (Beranek) Randall. 

Obituaries

The family Robert Walter Cook would like to invite his friends, extended family, and neighbors to a memorial service on April 27th at Saint Paul’s church on Michigan Ave in Saline.  The service will begin at noon, and a luncheon will be served at the church, directly afterwards.  Bob died peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the age of 87, and he requested that the service be “short and upbeat”.

Obituaries

The City of Saline announced two Rec Center Visioning Sessions to be held later this spring.

 

Government

It wasn’t settled until after the sun set. Skyline and Saline were dead even with 66 points when the final event – the 4-by-400 relay – began. The deciding race was held in the dark, and the Eagles prevailed to win the meet.

Sports

On Monday, April 15, the Washtenaw County Road Commission will close Zeeb Road between Ellsworth Road and Waters Road to pave the existing gravel road.
 
The road improvements are expected to continue through mid-August. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.
 
DETOUR: The posted detour for Zeeb Road shall be from Scio Church Road to Wagner Road to Pleasant Lake Road.

It took a Hornet field day, but Saline’s boys defeated Skyline, 74-63, at Skyline, in the first SEC Red track and field dual meet of the season.

Sports

Saline senior Kayla Fortino has enjoyed a decorated Saline track and cross country career. So it's no surprise that she's mentoring promising young freshman Madi Wood. Fortinto and Wood ran stride-for-stride in the 1600 and 800-meter races Tuesday at Skyline.

Fortino talks about pacing with the freshman, her strong indoor season, and what she'd like to do in her final season as a Hornet.

Sports

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