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Wednesday, 2012 Oct 31st

 

Dear Editor:

I have had the honor of serving Saline both as its Mayor and as a Trustee of the Saline Area Schools.  I have closely followed the career of Mayor Driskell as another public servant deeply concerned about quality public education.  Gretchen has worked consistently and with purpose at enhancing the relationship between the community and its schools.  She cares about kids and understands the direct relationship between support for education and a local economy.

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I heartily support the election of Brian Marl for Mayor of Saline because he has proven by his words and his actions that he truly understands what it means to be an active part of this community...a community about which he cares deeply.

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Friday's Division Championship football game between Ann Arbor Pioneer and Saline is the talk of the town.

Any time you get a championship game between local rivals, sparks are going to fly.

Here are the results of Saline-Pioneer games since 1950, according to www.michigan-football.com. All of the games have taken place since 2000. Pioneer holds a 9-7 overall record. Saline has won the last two playoff games and has a 2-1 record against Pioneer in the playoffs

 

The annual Halloween event at the Rec Center reinvented itself after long time sponsor moved out of the area. The event went from a "Hullaballoo" to a "Boo Bash". 300 children and adults dressed up in very creative costumes to enjoy a plethora of activities.

 

By Nov. 15, there will be a new way to get to the Saline District Library.

Construction of the $233,000 non-motorized path connecting Harris Street, at Brecon Park, and Maple Road, at the library, is well underway.

The project is being funded with $73,00 from the library, $80,000 from the city, $60,000 Washtenaw County Recreation grant, and $20,000 from CARES.

Leslee Niethammer, director of the Saline District Library, said the project is bigger and better than the one originally imagined.

Community News

Saline High School senior Louisa Antonelli is one of seven Saline High School National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.

Schools

The Saline Craft Show has been rated the top show in Michigan.

Shopping

Tuesday, 2012 Oct 30th

Here's recent news from the Saline Police Department.

Police & Fire

The Saline High School Commons is a little more comfy this year.

Thanks to a donation of furniture by Resource Office Interiors, the Commons has become a gathering place for students looking for a central studying location.

Earlier this year, Saline High School principal Julie Helber expressed a desire to add to the learning environment for her students and staff. As it turned out, representatives for Resource Office Interiors had already begun discussion with Saline Area Schools district administration about partnering on a project. 

Schools

 

Saline High School senior Allison Collins is one of seven academically talented students who have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Also earning the honor from Saline are Patrick Zetterholm, Ryan Whitfield, Louisa Antonelli, Jessica Lipa, Kelly Hall and James Corcoran. 

Here's a little more about Allison Collins, one of the top students at one of America's top high schools.

Parents: Michael and Judy Collins

Schools

The 37th Annual Holiday Parade takes place at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 1.

Community News

About 250 vendors will be selling one-of-a-kind items and gift ideas at the Saline Craft Show Nov. 10 at Saline Middle School. The 26th Annual Saline Craft Show takes place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Over the next two weeks, we're counting down to the show with  reasons why should consider attending.

Reason #9 to Attend the Saline Craft Show

Shopping

A former Saline elementary school principal supports Gretchen Driskell for State Representative.

Elections

Former Superintendent Ellen Ewing endorses Gretchen Driskell for State Representative.

Elections

Monday, 2012 Oct 29th

Dr. Rob Borer sent this in Monday.

 

The votes have been counted and the winners have been identified.  Congratulations to Saline Parks and Recreationfor their FIRST PLACE winning entry.

SECOND PLACE goes to Leo Babcock and his "Tin Man" entry.

THIRD PLACE goes to Zoe Borer and Denisse Wagner (which has taken a beating by the high hurricane winds lately)

Saline Area Schools School Board Trustee David Holden says Proposal 2 will undo reforms that helped the school district put money in the classroom.

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Saline Police are asking the public to help identify three people suspected of stealing items from Junga’s Ace Hardware Oct. 20.

Employees at Junga’s Ace Hardware were doing an inventory check when they noticed several Sawzall blades and a Rotozip spiral saw were missing.

Surveillance video showed thefts taking place between 2:19 and 2:22 p.m. Oct. 20. The suspects are two white males and a white female, all of whom appear to be in their 20s, according to police.

Police & Fire

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