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Friday, 2017 Mar 24th

Emily McCulloch isn’t your typical seventh grader.

When the Saline Middle School student’s 13th birthday neared, McCulloch didn’t inundate her parents with requests for the latest gadgets and expensive clothes. Instead, she asked her family to donate money so that she could purchase items for students with disabilities in Heidi Phelps’ life skills classroom at Saline Middle School.

McCulloch, the daughter of Mark and Jenny McCulloch, used the money to purchase a couple of next-generation software games and accessories and a beanbag chair.

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Thursday, 2017 Mar 23rd

The Foundation for Saline Area Schools along with silver sponsors, Clark Construction Company and Kingscott, will be hosting the 2017 Spring Open House and Recognition Program.

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 29, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Saline High School in the Hornet Hub.  The public is invited to join us at this free event to learn more about FSAS.

Catered food will be served.  Additionally, there will be a short program at 5 p.m. to:

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The Saline City Council meeting of Monday March 20 began with three presentations: a recognition of the Saline Student of the Year nominees, an update on plans to build a hotel on Michigan Avenue and some new plans that Farmer’s Market Manger Christine Easley hopes to try this year.

Government

Are you looking to get out and have some fun with your girlfriends?  Here’s the perfect time! Saline Main Street’s, Ladies Night Out is back and It’s all happening on Thursday, March 23, from 6:00-9:00 pm. We’re going to light up the night in downtown Saline with a “GLOW” theme!!!!!

Downtown Saline

Wednesday, 2017 Mar 22nd

Tyler Christopher Cooley passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He was only 4 days old.

Tyler passed away peacefully in his mother's arms and received gracefully by our Lord and Savior’s arms. Survivors include his parents Josh and Brie (Cole) Cooley.

Obituaries

Why the recent upgrade of the Saline Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) did not include plans for odor mitigation is a not clear. Brian Rubel of Tetra Tech, the company that designed the upgrade and supervised its construction, said he did not even hear about an odor problem until well after the rebuild had begun.

Government

The Saline Area Schools community is mourning the death of Heritage Elementary School fourth grade teacher Jennifer (Peterson) Miller.

She passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 21. Firefighters and ambulance were dispatched to her Lodi Township home at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Peterson, 41, is survived by her husband Todd, and sons, Zachary and Luke.

In a statement released by Saline Area Schools, Heritage Elementary School Principal Laura Washington said Miller will be missed.

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Two 65-year-old Saline men were ticketed for reckless driving after horseplay on the roads in Saline March 11.

Police & Fire

Tuesday, 2017 Mar 21st

Saline Community Addiction Prevention Task Force and Saline Alive present “Paths and Pitfalls for all students,” at 6 p.m., March 22 at Saline High School. The program is aimed at middle and high school parents and students.

Schools

The Saline Board of Education approved $1.6 million in bid packages and purchases at its March 14 meeting.

The majority of the money was awarded to Romulus-based Best Asphalt, Inc. The board awarded a $1,2850,000 contract for earthwork and asphalt paving. The board also approved $90,000 to Farmington Hills-based DTS Contract, Inc., for painting and wall covering.

Schools

Saline Middle School science teacher Leigh Ann Roehm was recognized at last week’s Board of Education meeting. This year the Michigan Science Teachers Association named Roehm the Michigan Science Teacher of the year.

Saline Middle School Principal Brad Bezeau introduced Roehm at the board meeting.

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SALINE, MI., (03/21/2017)– Are you looking to get out and have some fun with your girlfriends?  Here’s the perfect time! Saline Main Street’s, Ladies Night Out is back and It’s all happening on Thursday, March 23, from 6:00-9:00 pm. We’re going to light up the night in downtown Saline with a “GLOW” theme!!!!!

Saline girls Sydney Clark and Lily Schlack, who play for the Ann Arbor Cougars, were runner ups last weekend in the Little Caesar's Tier III 10U Girls Hockey tournament at Kensington Valley. The Cougars are coached by Lily's dad, Brent Schlack.

Sports

A nine-week summer employment and mentorship program, Summer17 pairs local businesses with Washtenaw County youth (ages 16-24) to provide on-the-job training that sets the stage for life-long careers, opens doors to new industries, and provides mentorship critical to building professional networks.

In a pilot program conducted last year, 26 businesses employed and mentored 50 youth who gained meaningful work experience and income. Following last year’s pilot, five Summer17 youth participants were permanently hired.

Government

More than 250 people attended the 2017 Washtenaw County Agriculture Banquet, hosted by the Washtenaw County Dairy Livestock Council at the Chelsea High School.  A prime rib and chicken dinner was prepared by Chelsea Food Service and served by the National Honor Society from Chelsea High School. The entertainment for the evening was provided by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, American’s premier youth fiddling show band.

Agriculture

Monday, 2017 Mar 20th

Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor

From Pizza Bob's to Krazy Jim's and Zingerman's, Ann Arbor has some of the most iconic restaurants in Michigan. Through rare photographs and advertisements, coauthors Jon Milan and Gail Offen will revisit favorite area dining spots and discuss their new book “Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor.” Milan and Offen, authors of “Grand River Avenue: Detroit to Lake Michigan,” will rekindle some tasty memories, and perhaps even some of the local foody debates.  Copies of their book will be available for sale and signing.

Saline’s 8U and 13U Travel Baseball Teams for the 2017 season are announcing details for their Fundraising Golf Event scheduled on Sunday, May 7 at Lake Forest Golf Club.

"Fundraising is a key component to keep these talented ball players in competitive tournaments and provide them experiences that will remain with them for a lifetime," says Andy Gottfried, Head Coach of the 13U Team. "Without the community’s support over the past 6 years, we wouldn’t have enjoyed the level of play and success we’ve encountered."

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