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Thursday, 2013 Dec 12th

Here's a look at the salaries of superintendents in Washtenaw County and around the state.

Want a new experience this holiday season? Step back in time to the 1930s to experience Christmas on the Rentschler Farm The annual event, hosted by volunteers from the Saline Area Historical Society, takes place Dec. 14-15.

(This news release was issued by Katie Carey, Deputy Director of Democratic Central Staff)

Members of the Washtenaw County delegation to the Michigan House – state Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Town), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), David Rutledge (D-Superior Township) and Adam Zemke(D-Ann Arbor) – together condemn Republican National Committeeman and former Rep. Dave Agema’s comments about members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The statements are not representative of the vast majority of Michiganders and cast the state in a bad light.

Lil Ballers Introduction Day
• Day: Monday
• Date: December 16
• Time: 9 am

The family of Susan Muriel Brown will receive friends at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Holy Faith Church in Saline, with a Requiem Eucharist Service beginning at 2 p.m.

St. Joseph Mercy Health System announced it was closing its emergency room on Russell Street in Saline, effectively ending what was left of Saline Hospital.

Wednesday, 2013 Dec 11th

Prospective buyers can check out the goods online or at Houghton on Dec. 16. The auction is online Dec. 17.

The Saline Board of Education considered the new offerings in the 2014-15 Saline High School course book. Several board members wanted more answers about a "Bible in Literature" course before approval.

~~Friday night from 5-10pm: KIDS NIGHT OUT
Parents: Drop your kids at the Saline Rec Center so you can get your last minute shopping done or enjoy a night out! The cost is $25/35 per child and includes:
• Pizza dinner & snack
• Swimming
• Crafts
• Gym Games
• & more!
Make sure your child wears athletic shoes and brings a bathing suits and towel.  Ages: 5-12. 
Register by calling 734-429-3502.

The District annual report also highlights conservation award recipients for 2013 which will receive their awards at the District’s 66th annual meeting to be held January 16, 2014. The 2013 Conservation Farmer of the Year Award will be presented to the Marion Family of Saline Township.

After a sluggish start, the Hornets took control to beat the rival Pioneers.

Owen Helber scored once and set up two others for the Hornets, who lost despite outshooting the Dreadnaughts.

Max Recknagel scored 17 points for a Hornet basketball team that played well in the second and third quarters, but struggled in the first and fourth quarters.

Mike worked for Ford Motor Company for 32 Years as a wood model maker.

Graden earned a $7,500 raise plus a chance to earn $6,500 if he meets goals in collective bargaining and developing the strategic framework. His contract was also extended to 2018.

Tuesday, 2013 Dec 10th

Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden received an effective rating and had his contract extended to 2018.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office reports there were numerous break-ins reported Monday, Dec. 9, on Centennial Lane in Lodi Township. The break-ins occurred sometime between midnight and 6 a.m., according to police.

Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.
-Ralph Marston
We see things as we are, not as they are.
-Leo Rosten

“You can never come up with a concept that you can’t express in English,” said Ann Arbor author Walter Palesch.

Palesch was born in East Germany and English was his third language. This erudite polyglot revels in the knowledge that there are roughly a million words available in the English language.

Here are the winners of the 2013 Saline Moonlight Madness Craft Show Gingerbread House contest, held Dec. 6 at Saline Middle School.

Age Under 12

First Place - Bridget Church, 3rd Grade, Mrs. Toth

First Place - Finoa Crawford, 2nd Grade, Mrs. Schwartzenberger

Age 12-17

First Place -- Courtney Lucas, 8th Grade, Mrs. Shuster

Second Place - Samantha Hambleton, 7th Grade, Mrs. Shuster

Age 18-49

First Place - Marissa Jedele, Young Adult Program