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Saturday, 2020 Feb 08th

Saline Mayor Brian Marl and County Commissioners Felicia Brabec and Shannon Beeman will host a "Community Listening Session" at Saline City Hall, 100 N. Harris St., at 1 p.m., Sunday.

Mayor Marl said forum will build on Wednesday's rally for diversity and inclusiveness which, he said, demonstrated that the majority of people in Saline are decent, compassionate and tolerant.

Government

Ella Stemmer sparked a 10-point run in the fourth quarter as Saline defeated Bedford, 47-38, at Saline High School Friday, avenging the Hornets’ overtime loss to the Mules on the road earlier this season.

Sports

It has been said that when a man stares into the abyss and sees nothing but darkness, he finds his character, and it is his character that keeps him from falling into the abyss.

Sports

Friday, 2020 Feb 07th

Saline High School senior Bridget Skelly committed to the University of Pennsylvania at a college signing ceremony Thursday.

Skelly, who made the Michigan High School Field Hockey Associations All-State Team and 2019 Dream Team, played midfield for the Saline field hockey team. 

Sports

Thursday, 2020 Feb 06th

Saline High School student Dru Campbell has emerged as one of the more eloquent and powerful speakers as the community faces the challenge of racism.

Speaking to about 100 people at the 109 Cultural Exchange after a rally for inclusiveness and diversity in downtown Saline Wednesday evening, Campbell reiterated a point he’s made several times recently.

“Everybody in this room is part of the reason we outnumber the people who don’t want change,” Campbell said to cheers.

Community

Wednesday, 2020 Feb 05th

I graduated from Saline High School in 2016. My memories of the place include stressful classes, a few good laughs, and some great teachers. If you breathed deeply, you could smell the air of academic competition and constant overachievement that lingered in the atmosphere of the building.

Opinions

The second Saturday is quite early this month, and The Friends of the Saline District Library remind you that our Preview and Bag Sales are taking place this week!  

Arts & Entertainment

Saline Area Senior Center is holding their 3rd Chili Cook-Off on February 19.  Currently competing:

Brewed Awakenings
Smokehouse 52 (2019 winner)
Mac's Acadian Seafood
Core Life Eatery
Saline Police (3rd place 2019)
Saline Fire (3rd place 2019)
Huron Valley PACE
Heartland
Liberty Club
Saline Schools Transportation (2nd place 2019)

There's still time to compete! For an application, contact Megan Kenyon at [email protected]. Deadline to apply is February 12.

The Saline Township planners approved a rezoning request at its February meeting Tuesday evening. The request was from Township resident Nick Armstrong, who has applied for the rezoning of 38 acres along Macon Road, near Mooreville Road, in Saline Township. The rezoning request was the first step needed for a proposed single-family housing development on the property.

Government

Tuesday, 2020 Feb 04th

 

The newest member of the Saline Police Department was sworn in at Monday’s city council meeting.

Andrew Whited, a native of Monroe, was introduced by Police Chief Jerrod Hart and sworn in by Clerk Terri Royal.

His fiance, Ali, pinned the badge to his uniform during the ceremony as their daughter, Amelia, was watched by grandparents.

Police & Fire

City of Saline officials continue to negotiate an annexation agreement with Saline Township for Andelina Farms - a 284-home development planned for the city’s western border.

At Monday’s meeting of Saline City Council, Mayor Brian Marl reported Saline Township rejected the first deal proposed by the city. The original deal called for no tax revenue sharing with the township.

Government

The most recently reported incident of racial violence & hatred in our school has given rise to questions that have been around for some time about Saline.  Those questions, and others have been and hopefully will be cause for continued communal reflection on who we are, how we have been perceived, what we have done & not done, and what we strive to be.  

Opinions

Monday, 2020 Feb 03rd

US-12 west of Saline will be improved in 2020, according to MDOT's Rebuilding Michigan plan, a revised five-year transportation program project list that was released Jan. 30.

MDOT will do a road rehabilitation project on 3.9 miles of road between Feldkamp Road and the Saline city limits. The project has been on MDOT's radar since at least October of 2018.

Government

On Monday, Feb. 3, the Washtenaw County Road Commission re-opened Moon Road over Unnamed Tributaries to the Saline River, between Saline-Milan Road and Willow Road in York Township

Government

 

Saline Police arrested a 30-year-old Belleville man for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license and refusing a preliminary breath test.

On Jan. 26, police were doing traffic enforcement when they spotted a 2003 Ford F250 pick up truck traveling an estimated 40-45-MPH in a 25-MPH zone. The vehicle was paced at more than 50 MPH in a 40-MPH zone and stopped near the Tim Horton's restaurant on Michigan Avenue.

Police & Fire

Connie Sue Wiedmayer of Clinton, went to meet her Lord on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 77 years of age.

She was born on April 15, 1942 in Ann Arbor, MI to the late Paul and Leona (Young) Wiedmayer. She worked at the University of Michigan Hospital for a number of years. She was a lifetime member of St. James United Church of Christ Church in Saline.

Saline Area Schools is bringing the fight against vaping to the local level at Saline High School with the initiation of a 30-day pilot program of a new sightless security system.

The Halo Smart Sensor is primarily presented and marketed as a vape detection system that can remotely alert the system's administrators to air quality changes that indicate that vaping is occurring.

Schools

Sometimes, you have a game that exemplifies “Murphy’s Law” perfectly. Things that can go wrong, will and at the worst possible time.

Sports

Friday, 2020 Jan 31st

The City of Saline announced on its Facebook page Friday that it was closing the small recycling center at city hall on Harris Street. 

The post did not say why the city decided to close the recycling center, but city leaders discussed the issue at a meeting in January. Residents were leaving behind a mess in the city hall parking lot and city staff were wasting time cleaning the mess.

There are still extra recycle carts at Mill Pond Park.

Government

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