City to Honor Driskell, Grossman Monday

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 12/16/2012 - 21:53


The City of Saline will honor two leaders who are leaving their posts.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday, prior to the city council meeting, a reception is being held for Mayor Gretchen Driskell and City Attorney Allan Grossman.

Driskell, first elected to city council in 1993, has been elected Mayor for seven terms. She is Saline’s first female mayor and Saline’s longest-serving mayor. In November, Driskell was elected as the Representative of the 52nd District in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Grossman has been city attorney for 52 years.  1n 1958 at the age of 28, Grossman began his practice with an office in the Still Hotel, according to the Feb. 27, 1958 edition of the Saline Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan law school.

Here are some of the other headlines in the news in the Saline Reporter when Grossman was named city attorney in January of 1960.

·         Frank Deede was unanimously elected Mayor of Saline by city council after a motion from council member Jack Bennett that was seconded by council member James Little.

·         Fred Wiedman announced his retirement after 44 years as local dealer for Ford Motor Company.

·         Funeral services were held for Alfred P. Hack, of Waterworks Road. He was killed after being hit by a truck while crossing US 112 near Clinton to use a payphone to call a service station about his stalled car.

·         Team captain Calvin Karr was carried off the floor by teammates after the Hornets’ basketball team defeated Vandercook Lake 48-45 to win the Chelsea Holiday Tournament.

·         Lillian Gutekunst and Tema Moehn were tied for first place after the first week of the annual Pittsfield Grange Euchre Tournament.

·         Hoeft’s Gulf Service, 200 E. Michigan Ave., offered to “tractionate” your car tires for winter for $2.50 per wheel.


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