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Saturday, 2017 Jul 22nd

Several members of Saline City Council expressed concern about a proposed deal to annex 117 acres of Saline Township into the City of Saline.

Council members spent Monday’s work meeting questioning the city attorney and developer about a draft of a 425 agreement between the city and Saline Township.

Saline Ventures, owned by Pinnacle Homes, wanted to develop Andelina Farms, a 276-unit with multi-family homes, single family homes and 20 acres of commercial. The parcel of land is between Michigan Avenue and Austin Road, immediately west of the city’s boundary.

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The clear tenor voice of soloist Stanford Olsen rang out, “Jerusalem! Jerusalem! Lift up your gates and sing, Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna to your King!” to begin the interfaith event hosted by the Ann Arbor congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday, July 13.

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The 60th Annual Distinguished Young Women of Michigan Scholarship Program was held at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor on July 15th. Melanie Taylor, from Oakland Country, was selected at the Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan 2018. 

Friday, 2017 Jul 21st

Margarette Irene Keniston went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 17, 2017; Child of God, prayer warrior and a blessing to everyone that knew her.

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Andrew Julius Fischer, 100, of Richland MI, formerly of Saline/Ann Arbor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 20 2017 with his family by his side.

Andrew was born on October 22, 1916 in Budapest, Hungary. He was the son of the late Andrew Fischer Sr. and Maria (Minnie) Fischer (Schickler).

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Lany Carlos Beckington of Hillman, MI, formerly a longtime resident of Saline, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 79 years of age.

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Thursday, 2017 Jul 20th

For nine years now, Holy Faith Church on Ann Arbor-Saline Road has been growing fresh, healthy vegetables for Saline Area Social Services.

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Wednesday, 2017 Jul 19th

Sgt. Jay Basso of the Saline Police Department is credited with saving a Saline resident’s life Friday.

Emergency workers were dispatched to a home on Hawthorne Way for reports of a man not breathing, perhaps due to overdose, shortly before 7 p.m.

Less than a year after losing to incumbent Tim Walberg in the race to represent Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, Gretchen Driskell has announced her plans to run again in the 2018 election.

Driskell, who served as Saline’s mayor for 14 years before serving two terms in the state house, announced her candidacy Wednesday morning outside the Saline Rec Center.

In November 2016, in one of the most watched and most expensive races in Michigan, Walberg won with 55.1 percent of the vote. Driskell carried 40 percent of the vote.

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With less than one week to go until the nomination deadline, only three people have pulled petitions to run for Saline City Council this November.

Voters will elect three people to council on Nov. 7.

The deadline for filing nominating petitions with the city clerk is 4 p.m., July 25.

The only people to pull petitions thus far are incumbents Jack Ceo, Heidi McClelland and Linda TerHaar.

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The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert series brought to you by Saline Main Street, continues on South Ann Arbor Street this Thursday July 20th with Leverage. Formed in the fall of 2005, Jeff Mauck and Eric Prater had been playing together for nearly seventeen years.

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Tuesday, 2017 Jul 18th

Sponsored by Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Melinda McCabe served as a Senate Page in D.C. for three weeks this summer from June 11-30. Only 36 high school students were selected nationwide to serve in this prestigious position.

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(Press Release)

Former Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell plans to announce her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives at 9A.M. on Wednesday, July 19th. Driskell is seeking to represent Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.

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Donald Dale Rapp, age 93, of Tecumseh, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at MagnumCare of Adrian. He was born in Cook Co., Illinois on December 10, 1923 a son of the late Preston J. and Gladys Huggett Rapp. On May 26, 1945 Donald married Julia Beal in Jackson, MI and they shared 52 years together until her death in 1997.  Donald was a member of First United Methodist Church in Saline, MI. During WWII he served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean on the USS Dearborn.

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Sunday, 2017 Jul 16th

Youngsters from Saline learn the rules of the road in drivers ed. Last week, officials from the Washtenaw County Road Commission joined drivers ed staff to teach the prospective young drivers how to maneuver in roundabouts.

“Basically we’re trying to teach students how to understand the laws so they can use good judgement so they can drive our roads safely,” said Mark McCullough, a senior engineer with the Washtenaw County Road Commission.

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People from all over the Midwest visited Mill Pond Park in Saline Saturday for the annual Saline Celtic Festival.

They watched jousting courtesy of the Mounted Martial Equestrian Games competitors. They were entertained by sheep-herding demonstrations. They learned to fence and swordfight from the Ann Arbor Sword Club.

Every where you looked there were opportunities to experience or learn about Celtic history.

Two stages were dedicated to Irish and Highland dance competitions Saturday. Celtic or Irish-inspired bands performed on two stages until the festival closed.

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David Richard Wizgird, 46, of Saline, Michigan, previously of Livonia, Michigan passed away on July 13th, 2017.

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Saturday, 2017 Jul 15th

Blessed with beautiful weather and a boisterous crowd, the Saline Celtic Festival enjoyed a strong opening night at Mill Pond Park Friday night.

(Note: Residents can take shuttle buses to the park from Heritage Elementary School.)

As usual, the pub night crowd was late arriving.

The share of men and women dressed in kilts seemed higher than usual. Even Saline Police Chief Larry Hrinik, Officer Chris Boulter and Reserve Sgt. Jerry Salame wore kilts for the occasion.

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Friday, 2017 Jul 14th

The Legislature met for one day this week, for the purpose of authorizing a new round of state subsidies for certain corporations. The next session day is scheduled for Aug. 16.
Senate Bill 242, Authorize giving state revenue to a few particular corporations: Passed 71 to 35 in the House
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