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Saturday, 2012 Oct 13th

The district is introduces world language curriculum to elementary schools next year. A new committee will help plan the new program.

Schools

Check out pictures from Saline's big win at Skyline Friday.

Saline finished tied with Pioneer atop the SEC Red with a 5-1 record. The Hornets finish the regular season next week at home to Novi.

Sports

Friday, 2012 Oct 12th

Organizers hope to collect stories of how Agent Orange is affecting Vietnam Veterans and their families.

Community News

Stonebridge Golf Club was received the 2012 Business Enterprise Award from the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

Business

The former manager for Carol's Hallmark store helped found the Treasure Trail to Santa and Easter Eggstravaganza.

Community News

Thursday, 2012 Oct 11th

The DPW will pick up leaves north of Michigan on Mondays and Tuesdays and south of Michigan on Thursdays and Fridays.

Community News

Just three more Saturdays for the outdoor Saline Farmers Market and then the market moves indoors at Liberty School. There is an abundance of fall and some summer produce as well as beautiful mums (lots of them) and delicious baked goods.

Emily White shot a 78 to lead the Hornets.

There are four candidates running for two open six-year terms on the boards. Smita Nagpal, Diane Friese, Karen Delhey and Paul Hynek will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.  The candidates have paired off to run as teams, with Nagpal and Friese running as one team and Delhey and Hynek running as the other. Voters, however, are free to choose any two they wish.

See the candidates side-to-side when the Saline High School student group Students Reinvesting In a Valuable Education (STRIVE) hosts a candidates forum at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 25 at Saline Middle School.

Elections

Larry Chester Largin, age 58, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at home, in his sleep with his wife Karen at his side.

Obituaries

After booming growth from 1950 to 1980, and then again from 1990 in to the middle of the last decade, Saline's growth as slowed. SEMCOG projects the population will grow from 8,810 in 2010 to 8,942 in 2020. In fact, SEMCOG's projections show Saline growing to 9,550 by 2035, which represents growth of 740 people over 25 years. By comparison, the city grew by 4,000 residents between 1960 and 1980, and 2,200 residents between 1990 and 2010.

Elections

Today's question for Saline City Council candidates is about growth.

Elections

Ball control was a problem for the Hornet's volleyball team.

Sports

Wednesday, 2012 Oct 10th

Earlier this year, the Foundation for Saline Area Schools asked the school district to partner with the foundation to create a full-time foundation director's position.

The district was asked to pay about $40,000 annually and provide office space at Liberty School in support of the new position. 

With major budget challenges and contracts in the picture, the board declined to begin the partnership with the foundation, but left the door open to revisiting the issue when some of the tough issues had been dealt with.

Elections

The Celtic Festival hit a homerun last year. Proponents of Saline's Celtic Festival say it brings lots of people and money to town, and that people who have fun in Saline will want to see what else the city has to offer.

Elections

The Celtic Festival hit a homerun last year. Proponents of Saline's Celtic Festival say it brings lots of people and money to town, and that people who have fun in Saline will want to see what else the city has to offer.

But some resident are worried that in an off year, if the festival swings and misses, the taxpayers will get dinged.

Toiday we ask city council candidates David Rhoads, Dean Girbach and Lee Bourgoin what the city should do with the Celtic Festival. Bourgoin did not reply to our questions. There are three candidates in the running for the three seats.

Elections

The upgrade is expected to cost $91,000 a year.

Schools

The study prompted talk about a potential bond issue in the future.

Schools

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