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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,
Wednesday, 2020 May 13th
Rosemary J. Fosdick, 90, of Saline, Michigan passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020 and is now with her Heavenly Father.
Rosemary (or "Sis" as she was known in the family), was born May 7, 1930 in Dearborn, Michigan, to Walter Scott Rae and Rosemary (Mills) Rae. On February 7, 1953, she married Harry E. Fosdick in Dearborn, Michigan. He survives.
Tuesday, 2020 May 12th
Saline Middle School Principal Brad Bezeau is one of four finalists for the superintendent's position at Manchester Community Schools.
Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden, performing double duty as Manchester's interim superintendent, spoke briefly about the Manchester district's search for a permanent superintendent. The finalists will be interviewed Monday and Tuesday evening. The interviews will be streamed, Graden told the Saline Board of Education.
The finalists are:
A couple of weeks ago, Saline City Council discussed belt-tightening measures as a response to potential revenue shortfalls caused by the economic impact of COVID-19.
Monday night, council was back in mood for spending as the group of seven continue to see-saw their way to a budget compromise.
With every restaurant's dining room in town closed due to COVID-19, curbside pickup has become a popular way of offering food.
In Downtown Saline, Salt Springs Brewery, Carrigan Cafe, Enchanted Oven and The Cheese Shop of Saline are mong the restaurants currently offering food with curbside pickup service. Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack will join that group Wednesday.
Monday, 2020 May 11th
One Washtenaw County resident has died from COVID-19 since Friday's data release, according to numbers posted by the Washtenaw County Health Department Monday.
81 residents have now died as a result of COVID-19.
The number of hospitalizations has increased by nine since Friday to 337. There have been 1,194 lab-confirmed cases and 754 recoveries.
The number of confirmed cases in Saline's 48176 zip code jumped by two to 63 since Friday's report.
There were 33 new deaths in Michigan, bringing the total to 4,584.
Diana Elizabeth Simko, age 76, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.
She was born on January 4, 1944 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Bela J. and Barbara M. (Komaroni) Simko. Diana attended Christ the Good Shepherd elementary school in Lincoln Park, Michigan and Rosary High School in Detroit, Michigan. Most of her life was spent in Michigan but as a young adult she resided in Arizona and California as well.