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Friday, 2018 Aug 17th

It’s back-to-school season. Parents are shopping for clothes and supplies and electronics. Teachers are updating their classrooms and working on lesson plans. And on Friday, transportation employees from Saline, Dexter, Manchester and Ann Arbor Greenhills spent eight hours preparing for the school year.

Schools
Veteran William Law and his granddaughter Mary Alice Truitt outside Law's Saline home.

When two raccoons crashed through the ceiling of his home, William Law of Saline knew it was time to get a new roof. Thanks to collaboration between Owens Corning and Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, Law now has a new roof, free of charge.

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Thursday, 2018 Aug 16th

Saline High School's chapter of National Honor Society is looking for donors at their blood drives on August 17th and 21st. Both blood drives are from 1-7 p.m. If you are interested in donating, go to redcrossblood.org and use donor code "salineschools". 

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Tonight's Saline Hornet pep rally has been canceled due to rain in the forecast.

The event was scheduled for 6 p.m. at Henne Field. Rain is expected until 8 p.m..

There are no plans to reschedule the event.

As of 4 p.m., there has been no announcement regarding the Summer Music Series. The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic play on North Ann Arbor Street at 7 p.m. The concert could be moved to the Fifth Corner Teen Center, located at Willis Road and South Ann Arbor Street.

Schools

Firefighters from Saline and neighboring communities investigated a fire at factory on the 200 block of South Industrial Drive Wednesday evening.

Police & Fire
Earth Elements logo and interior

In a stressful world, the owners of the new mind, body, and spirit shop Earth Elements are hoping to create a peaceful oasis in the heart of Saline’s downtown at 104 W. Michigan Ave.

Business

Wednesday, 2018 Aug 15th

Felicia E. Kuebler, age 80, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 11, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with heart disease. She was born on December 11, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan to Steven and Adelaide (Ofairski) Oleski.

On November 12, 1960 in Pinckney she wed Walter P. Kuebler who preceded her in death on December 15, 2014.

Felicia was a strong-willed person who always had the best of intentions and lots of love to give. She had a deep love for animals, especially her cherished dogs and horses, and enjoyed traveling to the Upper Peninsula.

Obituaries

Kick off the season with school spirit in downtown Saline Thursday.

Saline High School student athletes, cheerleaders and musicians will celebrate the start of the fall sports season with a pep rally at Henne Field, located off Bennett Street between Harris and Ann Arbor streets.

The Saline High School marching band will perform at 5:45 p.m. At 6 p.m., coaches will introduce Saline's 13 fall sports teams.

Fans can also purchase Hornet gear and swag.

The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert series brought to you by Saline Main Street, continues this Thursday, August 16 at 7 pm.

 

Downtown Saline

The annual Miss Saline Pageant takes place during the Saline Community Fair, at 8 p.m., Aug. 29.

There are four candidates in the pageant this year. They are Ashley Desimone, Brittany Bryant, Claire Weadock and Courtney Zmich.

Community

The crowd gathered in the Pleasant Ridge Elementary School cafeteria was all smiles Tuesday afternoon.

Why wouldn't they be? The 50 or so kids in the audience were with their friends from the Saline Community Education summer camp. And they were participating in and watching the annual summer camp talent show.

Schools

The Saline Community Fair is looking for volunteers to assist with various activities prior to and during the 83rd annual fair.  It takes many people to make this all volunteer fair run smoothly and to make sure a variety of activities are offered to the fairgoers. Several new things will be held during this year’s fair and the fairboard is hoping that additional community members will want to be involved and help with some of the programs.

Community

Tuesday, 2018 Aug 14th

On Tuesday, August 14, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened the intersection of Platt Road and Textile Road in Pittsfield Township.

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened the intersection of Platt Road and Textile Road in Pittsfield Township.

Government
Sean Robinson and Dennis Runyon of Dennis' Music

The owners of Dennis' Music are feeling a warm welcome from the community after moving the shop from Ypsilanti to a new location at 435 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline.

Business

William Edward Kirk, MD passed away August 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in 1933 to Cecil R. Kirk and Ruth Weindorf Kirk in Erie, PA he was the youngest of four children. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Jim, John “Jack” and sister Mary Rita.

Obituaries

Roselyn Ford, age 96, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Evangelical Home in Saline, Michigan.

She was born on December 4, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Haddad) Nassar. Roselyn married Herbert W. Ford Jr. on September 7, 1952 in the Orthodox Church and they later attended the Methodist Church. Roselyn enjoyed cooking, traveling with her husband, and spending time with family and friends.

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