The Saline Post Almanac: Jan. 4, 2019

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 01/04/2019 - 01:14

The forecast for Friday calls for clear, sunny skies with a high in the mid-40s - which is about all you can ask for in January. Expect more of the same Saturday. The sun will rise at 8:04 a.m. and set at 5:16 p.m. 

Today, in Saline:

On this day in history, in 1959, Luna 1 became the first craft to leave Earth's gravity. Samuel Colt sold his first revolver pistol to the US Government in 1847. And in 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected first female Speaker of the House.

Jan. 4 is National Spaghetti Day.  The long, thin cylindrical pasta of Italian and Sicilian origin which is made of semolina or flour and water, known as spaghetti and loved by millions has it's own special day. January 4th is National Spaghetti Day and is observed annually across the county. The word "spaghetti" is plural for the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning "thin string" or "twine". Popular history says that it was invented in China, and that Marco Polo brought the knowledge of this food to Venice

Here's what the Saline Reporter looked like on Jan. 4, 1984.

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And now, a look back at January 3.


  • Jan. 3, 3:55 p.m., Medical, Mill Pond Manor
  • Jan. 3, 9:35 p.m., Medical, 600 block of North Maple
  • Jan. 3, 9:41 p.m., Medical, 400 block of Hollywood Drive
  • Jan. 4, 12:30 a.m., Medical, Saline Evangelical Homes

Crime Incidents (Crimemapping)

  • Jan. 2, 8:04 p.m., 100 block of Burwyck Park Drive, Assault/Domestic (SPD)
  • Jan. 2, 11:54 p.m., 100 block of Sage Court, Damage to Property (SPD)
  • Dec. 30, 1:20 a.m., 7000 block of East Michigan Avenue, Larceny from building (PPD)
  • Dec. 28, 9:11 p.m., 400 block of East Michigan Avenue, Assault (SPD)


Saline football standout MJ Griffin is excited to begin school at Temple.

Saline teacher Bryan Lampman is excited about a new course he'll be teaching on race and ethnicity.

Rex Clary, Director of Building and Grounds, tweeted about several Saline schools joining a Washtenaw Recycling Program.

The joint Saline-Chelsea ski team has new jackets.

The Saline cross country teams raced through downtown Saline Thursday evening.


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