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Thursday, 2019 Oct 24th

"Best Interpretation of Theme" Award presented to The Saline Post

Winners for the 8th Annual Saline Scarecrow Contest have been selected both by "People's Choice" popular voting as well as by a select panel of "Juried Artists".  Voting could be done by anyone up to once per day for the past 10 days by going to an online voting page and came to a close this past Tuesday.  Winners were chosen by the votes cast in four different categories; Individual, Group, Small Bu

Downtown Saline

Trunk or Treat is a small-town event with a big city crowd.

Saline Main Street organizers counted 1,772 visitors to the Halloween event in downtown Saline Wednesday. 

Downtown Saline

Saline High School Principal David Raft presented 10 Saline Area Schools students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as semifinalists in the yearly National Merit Scholarship Competition.

The students' names are Maxwell Bauer, Holden Collins, Nicole Dillmann, Aeolian Lao, Albert Liu, William Minnette, Grace Prisby, Ian Spitael, Christopher Van Dyke, and Eileen Zong.

Schools

The Saline Field Hockey team has advanced to the final four.

Sophomore Emelia Little scored three goals as Saline deleted Grand Rapids Forest Hills in the Michigan High School Field Hockey Association quarterfinal at Saline High School Tuesday night. The Hornets will face Pioneer in the semifinal at 4:30 p.m., Thursday at Huron High School. The winner advances to the championship game Saturday afternoon.

Sports

Amanda Coy, Saline High School graduate and sophomore at Purdue University Honors College was crowned Miss Purdue University on Sunday.

She earned the title competing against 20 other Purdue University contestants. She also earned the top Academic and Sheila Klinker Overall Talent Awards and $4,400 in scholarships. 

Larry Eugene Miller 78, of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at home with his family by his side. Larry was born on February 6, 1941, to the late Walter and Norma (Campbell) Miller. On July 4, 1964, he married Janet (Papp) Miller.

Obituaries

Rotary members in Saline are taking action on World Polio Day, Oct. 24, to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.   

 

Community

Wednesday, 2019 Oct 23rd

Does anybody get the daily email? I've signed up 4 different times and so far have yet to receive it. Is there such a thing or have they stopped it and not taken the ad off the homepage. 

Midseason Travel Soccer Tryouts

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Sports

Saline Main Street’s Halloween Premiere Event | Wednesday October 23, 2019  6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Trick-or-treaters are invited to downtown Saline Wednesday night.

Saline Main Street hosts the third annual Trunk-or-Treat event in the Key Bank Parking Lot from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dozens of businesses and organizations, including police and fire, will be on hand to hand out goodies to kids. There will also be an assortment of Halloween activities.

Last year's event drew an estimated 1,500 people to downtown Saline.

For families not attending Trunk or Treat, official trick or treat hours in Saline from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 31.

Downtown Saline

It was billed as a showdown for the SEC Red. But with the Hornets sitting two starters down with injuries, a talented Skyline team didn't have much trouble putting Saline away in three sets to win the conference volleyball championship.

The Hornets played without defensive specialist junior Hannah Blaney and outside hitter senior Cassidy Bero. 

Skyline won 25-19, 25-12 and 25-19.

Sports

Dressed in colorful costumes for the upcoming Halloween festivities, several Saline Area Schools bands performed at Saline High School Tuesday evening.

The symphonic bands played between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

The Winds Ensemble and ninth grade ensemble performed after that.

The next scheduled concert is the holiday concert, planned for Nov. 25.

Schools

Tuesday, 2019 Oct 22nd

A developer wants to build a grocery store, restaurants, retail and an assisted living facility on a 6.5 acre parcel on East Michigan Avenue.

Several members of council expressed uneasiness with GBA Development LLC’s plans for an 80-room assisted living facility, but the proposal didn’t stop council from extending the city’s purchase agreement with the developer.

Government

Applications to join the Saline Youth Council have plummeted this year, prompting the city to delay activities until at least January.

The Saline Youth Council is a city commission composed of 13 high school students. The group’s mission is to make Saline a better place for teens and to serve as a conduit between city government and youth.

Government

 

Saline City Council approved several personnel changes to various city committees.

Karl Hatopp was re-appointed to a two-year term on the library board.

Council approved the resignation of Heidi McClelland from the arts and culture committee. Council approved the appointments of Tanya Spolans and Bridget Healy to the arts and culture committee.

Kory Zhao was appointed to replace Kathy Keeping, who resigned from the environmental commission.

Government

Mayor Brian Marl has proclaimed Oct. 20-26 as Friends of the Library week in Saline. City Council approved his proclamation, which urged everyone to join the group and thank them for all they do to better the library and the Saline Community.

Marl’s proclamation aligns with National Friends of Libraries Week.

Saline District Library Director Mary Ellen Mulcrone appeared before city council to thank the city for recognizing the Friends of the Library.

Government

A&H Lawn Service, Great Lakes Educational Group, Guaranteed Rate of Saline and Schmerberg Law were chosen as Enterprise Award honorees this year.

Business

A county road commission request for extra city funding for a traffic circle at Woodland Drive and Textile was not considered at Monday’s Saline City Council meeting.

The city’s share of the federally-funded traffic circle, to be completed in 2020, was supposed to be $58,500. But now the Washtenaw County Road Commission is seeking $101,054.30.

Government

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