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Tuesday, 2019 Apr 23rd

In the midst of budget deliberations, the members of Saline City Council have another report to consider.

Government

The young Saline varsity girls soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to Rochester Monday at Saline High School.

Sports

Bedford learned the hard way that Saline is worthy of its recent ranking as the second best MHSAA Division boys’ lacrosse team.

Sports

Monday, 2019 Apr 22nd

The second annual Charity Ball for a Cause raised $12,000 for Saline Area Social Service.

The event was held March 9 at LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge in Saline. More than 100 people attended.

The annual DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the front parking lot of Pittsfield Township Police & Fire's station located at 6227 W. Michigan Ave., and and the Kroger at 3200 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti.

Government

At this moment the Saline Area Schools graduating class of 2013 is on average 24-years-old, have collectively attended 144 colleges, and consists of 471 students and 64 career tech students from other districts. The class of 2013 is also doing very well in college and is on track to increase the Saline school district's college graduation rate, according to a recent WISD presentation of data from the NCAA Clearinghouse as presented on the MI School Data website.

Schools

Roughly one year into the summit learning program, the numbers are telling a positive story for Saline Area Schools seventh graders.

Schools

Saline Middle School Hornet Council advisors Bridgette Corie and Melanie Hensley reported the undertaking of a program called gifts of gratitude to the Saline Board of Education.

Students at the middle school endeavored to shine a spotlight of recognition and gratitude on some of the categories of worker in the Saline school system that don't typically receive the same appreciation that teachers and administrators do.

"The gift of gratitude is recognition for people who don't usually get it," Bezeau said.

Schools

One of the major drivers of recycling cost increases is the cost of removing the contaminants from the recycle stream.  The best thing city residents can do to help is to take the time to know what goes into the recycling cart with the yellow lid and what does NOT go in it.

Be Green

Thank you for being a great husband, father, and grandfather.

Love, Jeff, Mike, Megan, Ben, Gabe, and Joanne

Saturday, 2019 Apr 20th

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a hit and run crash.

The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m., April 14, at Carpenter and Willis Road in York Township, according to Cpl. Keith DeZwaan, of the York Township substation. There were no injuries in the crash.

Police are seeking help locating the driver of the silver Toyota Tundra pickup truck involved in the crash. The vehicle was last seen nortbound on Carpenter Road.

Police & Fire

Ed's Bread will end its 31-year run at the end of April.

The business, owned by Thom Byrd and Sandra Niethammer, announced its closure on its Facebook page Saturday.

Business

The Saline Wind Ensemble was joined by the Walled lake Central high School Wind Symphony for a collaboration concert Wednesday, in the Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School.

Schools

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 17th Annual Eggstravaganza community egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

There are five separate bunny trails with a total of 75 stops this year. All of the trails start at Busch's Fresh Food Markets. Kids can complete all five trails. Each completed trails enters kids into a drawing for one of five Easter baskets.

Adults can play, too. Officials from the chamber have placed two golden eggs on each trail. Those who find the eggs will be entered into a drawing for local gift certificates.

Community

The Pittsfield Township board clamped down on late-night fireworks.

Government

On April 1, 2019, Roger H. Benton lost his long battle with Parkinson's and organ failure. He died peacefully while at home in Grand Island, Fla., with his wife, Nan. Roger was born Nov. 19, 1943.

Obituaries

Daniel Joshua Dobrowolski passed away peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2019, in his home, at the age of 25. He was born on April 1, 1994 in Kalamazoo, MI, the son of Paul J. and Kathleen M. (Nall) Dobrowolski. 

Obituaries

Thursday, 2019 Apr 18th

Charlene Jacobsen

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Charlene Jacobsen, loving wife, sister, and mother, passed away at the age of 71 after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

Charlene was born on December 5, 1947, to the late Charles and Sarah Deasy. She attended school in Ann Arbor, MI, and graduated from high school in Saline, MI. She earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University, as well as a master’s degree from Marygrove College. In 1971 she married Taylor Jacobsen with whom she raised two sons, Einor and Arn.

Obituaries

Four South and West Washtenaw Consortium students visited Grand Rapids for the SkillsUSA Championships. All four came home with medals.

Schools

Noah Nelson stroked three hits and scored three runs and Ryan Steinhauer pitched five strong innings as Saline defeated Pioneer, 6-1, to sweep the season series and charge to a 3-0 record in the SEC Red.

Sports

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