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Thursday, 2018 Feb 22nd

Since opening McPherson Local on North Ann Arbor Street last year, Jen McPherson has placed large circular logos in her window to advertise her business to all the commuters driving by each day.

Downtown Saline

This week's edition of SHS Today, the student-produced news magazine show, is available for viewing.

The hosts are Thomas Payeur and David Collard. The edition includes features on Carrigan Cafe, the League of Legends Club, "Nerd News," and the blood drive. There's also information about the upcoming winter dance. 

Schools

The Hornets saw another fourth quarter surge fall short as they were defeated by the Ann Arbor Huron River Rats 50-40 Tuesday night in the season’s next to last home game. The loss drops Saline’s record to 10-8, 3-6 in the SEC Red Division.

Sports

The Saline freshmen girls basketball team hosted Dexter Wednesday.

The Hornets struggled to keep up with the Dreadnoughts.

Saline wraps up the regular season Friday at home to Chelsea. Tip off is 7 p.m.

Here's the girls' roster.

Sports

Wednesday, 2018 Feb 21st

Rising temperatures melted what was left of the snow. The melted snow and three inches of rain overwhelmed drains and ditches and flooded Mill Pond Park and Curtiss Park.

The dam at Mill Pond Park was raised to allow runoff, which caused substantial flooding in Curtiss Park. The City of Saline barricaded the entrance of the park to prevent motor vehicles from entering.

Another 1-2 inches of rain is possible Wednesday morning. A flood watch remains in effect until 4 p.m.

Weather

Sam Wiener was the oldest sibling in his family and was always teaching and coaching his younger siblings. Teaching seemed like a natural fit.

Schools

Senior Jeffrey Gilbert stopped 19 of 21 shots and junior Brendan Murphy scored twice as Saline defeated Troy United, 5-2, on senior night Tuesday at the Ice Cube in Ann Arbor.

Before the game, the team honored seniors Alex Birkle, Ben Stimac, Zach Harrison, Tom Raupp and Gilbert.

Sports

Organizers of this Saturday's Hornet Basketball Alumni Game have announced the rosters.

Tip off is at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, in the gym at Liberty School.

There is a $5 donation suggested for adults at the door. Children and students enter free. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for Saline Area School.

Playing for the Hornet Alumni team are:

Sports

Two culinary arts students from the South and West Washtenaw Consortium at Saline High School took gold and another won bronze at the Skills USA Regional competition held Feb. 17 at Oakland Community College.

Austin Hannah won gold in the culinary arts competition. Emma Keeler won gold in commercial banking. Lucas Schultz won bronze in culinary arts.

Students from 12 programs competed in the regional.

Schools

Saline's varsity girls basketball team lost to Huron, 52-30, at Saline High School Tuesday.

Huron jumped to a 13-3 lead after the first quarter and led 25-11 at halftime.

Ella Stemmer led Saline with eight points and eight rebounds while Erin Reilly scored six points and had six rebounds.

Sports

Tuesday, 2018 Feb 20th

 

Lil' SAINTS Preschool is a part day program for children 2.5-5 years old. September to May. (Children do not have to potty trained to attend.) 

3 Year Old Program: Tuesdays/Thursdays 9AM-Noon  

Mixed Age Program: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 9AM-Noon

4 Year Old Program (Children going to kindergarten the following year): Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 9AM-Noon

Extension Option (4 year old program only): Noon-1:30PM

 

Come explore our classrooms and meet our team Tuesday, March 6th from 5pm-7pm.

 

Saline sophomore Conor Waterman wins national 'Yes I Can' award

Conor Waterman, a sophomore at Saline High School, recently returned from Tampa, Fla. where he received a "Yes I Can" award from the Council for Exceptional Children.

Schools

Monday, 2018 Feb 19th

There have been reports of rusty colored water on the north side of the City of Saline. The Department of Public Works is flushing mains to remove the rusty water. There are no indication of a health concern, according to City Manager Todd Campbell.

There have also been concerns of low water pressure.

Campbell said the reason for the low water pressure the fire hydrant flushing the DPW is currently doing to resolve the rusty colored water.

 

Government
Saline Area Schools Student Services Director Molly Garcia

Saline Area Schools Student Services Director Molly Garcia presented a special education report to the board of education at its Feb.

Schools

Could Mayor Brian Marl be challenged by a sitting member of Saline City Council in the Nov. 6 election?

The filing deadline -- 4 p.m., Aug. 7 -- is months away. But Councillor Christen Mitchell told friends on Facebook that she is planning to run for re-election. Mitchell’s comments gave The Saline Post reason to call around to the incumbents up for re-election in November.

They are Councillors Mitchell, Dean Girbach and Janet Dillon and Mayor Marl.

Elections

Parenting is hard on a good day, in an ideal setting. And for most of us, life is not ideal. Raising “intense” or “difficult” children makes the days and nights full of uncertainty and conflict which leaves us drained, attempting only to do the best we know how to do- and yet feeling like we’re largely missing out on the potential joys of raising our kids.

Health

The last time we saw Zach Schwartzenberger on a baseball diamond, he and his teammates were piling on to each other, celebrating Saline High School's first state championship in baseball.

Schwartzenberger, now at the University of Toledo, is picking up where he left off.

He and the Rockets were in Kissimmee, Florida to play Saint Louis Saturday. In his first at bat, Schwartzenberger launched a home run to right field.

Sports

Sunday, 2018 Feb 18th

Visit the Saline District Library at 7 p.m., March 12, for an inspirational, funny and relatable evening of storytelling with writer and motivational speaker Bethany Meloche.

Bethany is the author of the memoir, HOW SHOULD A BODY BE?, a coming-of-age story about growing up in Michigan and uncovering a horrible new truth in an old family secret. When she is twelve years old, Bethany discovers the reason her grandmother wears leg braces—and it has something to do with how Bethany herself has started tripping, falling, and losing her grasp on objects.

Arts & Entertainment
Online Community @ The Saline Post for Week of Feb 11, 2018

The most commented upon article this week visited the topic of online support networks.

In case you missed it, you'll want to take a look back now for some interesting insights on what it feels like to be a journalist today — sans clichéd pool areas with constantly ringing telephones and typewriter clatter, followed by after hours gatherings at the ubiquitous pub just across the street.

Next up: "Holli Andrews, the New Executive Director at Saline Main Street."

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