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Tuesday, 2020 May 19th
89 Washtenaw County residents have died of COVID-19 according to the most recent Washtenaw County Health Department Data.
County data shows there have been 355 hospitalizations. In addition, 879 of the 1,251 people with lab-confirmed cases have recovered.
There have been 66 confirmed cases in Saline's 48176 zip code.
The number of hospitalizations has been dropping in the county.
Saline City Council has reached a budget compromise that includes the addition of two new administrative positions in city government - a deputy police chief and a human resources manager.
Monday, 2020 May 18th
Saline Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Larry Osterling speaks with Maria Vera, manager of Cancun Mexican Grill in Saline.
Courtland Mercer Schmidt MD, age 89 of Ann Arbor, died at home with his family on May 16, 2020, of complications following hip surgery in March of this year.
Born July 16, 1930, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Erwin Rudolph Schmidt MD and Mary Newlove Schmidt RN, he was educated at the Shattuck School (Minn.); Yale College, where he captained the heavyweight crew and was a member of the Berzelius Society; and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.
It has been two months (eight weeks) since I began communicating with you via weekly community letters such as this one. Each letter has sparked a flurry of interactions with many of you, which is what fuels our passion to serve you. The partnerships and relationships we have developed with you, over the years, hopefully allow you to know that we are always here –even virtually – to help address your questions/concerns to serve every resident and business in Pittsfield Township.
Huron Valley Ambulance, the EMS provider for Washtenaw County, Southwestern Oakland County and parts of Western Wayne County, has named its 2020 Star of Life Award recipient. The Star of Life Award is a national honor given to EMS providers across the country, it is presented to EMTs and paramedics who go above and beyond the call of duty and who provide exemplary frontline care.
Despite our hopes and optimism, quarantine continues. As the weather improves and some activities (such as golf and curbside pickup at hobby, gardening, and craft stores) open up, we are still asked to stay home as best we can as we continue to minimize the spread of COVID19. At this point, many of us are running low on patience and activities, especially kids! We’ve sent out various tips and ideas over the last few months in hopes of spreading positivity and hope, and we have decided that just wasn’t enough.
Sunday, 2020 May 17th
Star country singer Chris Lane is among the performers lined up for Sunday's Saline-A-Thon, a seven-hour event to raise money for efforts to help Saline's families and local businesses survive the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting measures.
The Saline-A-Thon begins at 3 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m., You can view it on Facebook Pages (The Saline Post, Saline Area Schools, the Foundation for Saline Area Schools, The 109 Cultural Center, Saline Main Street, Saline District Library, City of Saline).
Saturday, 2020 May 16th
The Saline Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon in downtown Saline Saturday morning.
Due to social distancing guidelines, the number of people allowed in the market is limited. Patrons are asked to enter from the northwest side of the parking lot or the northeast entrance off South Ann Arbor Street.
The market asks patrons to follow these rules:
Saline High School senior Maddie Shelton is headed to the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Shelton, who qualified for the MHSAA Division 1 tournament, was recruited as a bowler.
Shelton plans to study early childhood education.
Shelton has played on the varsity softball team since her freshman year. She took up bowling in her sophomore year and developed into one of the better bowlers in Michigan.
Friday, 2020 May 15th
Will Minnette entered his senior year at Saline High School with the goal of making the all-state cross country podium at Michigan International Speedway.
To say he accomplished his mission is an understatement. Minnette was second in the SEC, first in the regional and finished in the top 10 in the state.
Friday, Minnette committed to Butler University, where he'll run cross country and track and study chemistry or bio-chemistry.
Saline High School senior Conor Waterman committed to Wittenberg University.
Waterman earned the Bill Martin Scholarship. Waterman, a member of the Saline swim and dive team, will continue his swimming pursuits while at Wittenberg. A member of the Saline Chamber Choir and part of the state honors choir, will minor in music at Wittenberg.
The 2020 Saline Celtic Festival has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision of the festival's executive committee was announced on the festival's Facebook page Friday afternoon.
Thursday, 2020 May 14th
Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-85, which temporarily extends protections for tenants and mobile home owners from being evicted from their home during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s critical Michiganders can self-quarantine and continue staying safer at home without fear of being evicted,” Governor Whitmer said. “This Executive Order gives renters and mobile home owners some peace of mind as we continue to flatten the curve.”
Two more Washtenaw County residents have died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 86, according to data released by the Washtenaw County Health Department Thursday.
Data also shows 346 hospitalizations.
Of the 1,232 lab-confirmed cases, there have been 819 recoveries.
In Saline's 48176 zip code, there are 65 cases.
The daily death count in Michigan jumped to 73 today after a review of death records. There have been 4,787 deaths in Michigan thus far.
According to the CDC, there were 1,701 new deaths in the U.S., bringing the total to 83,947.
Expect lane closures on Michigan Avenue west of the City of Saline starting Thursday.
Construction work will close lanes on eastbound and westbound Michigan between Feldkamp and Austin roads. MDOT's 3.9-mile road rehabilitation project will take place May 14-20 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
There could be lane closures in the City of Saline between Mills Road and Lewis Street May 18-22.
Three Washtenaw County residents died of COVID-19 according to the most recent data released by the Washtenaw County Health Department. 84 people in the county have now died, with county officials believing the virus is to blame for three additional deaths.
Of 1,210 laboratory-confirmed cases, there have have been 800 recoveries. The number of people hospitalized is now 345.
The number of confirmed cases in Saline's 48176 zip code is now 63.
The State of Michigan reported 40 new deaths, taking the total to 4,714,