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Wednesday, 2017 Dec 20th

As Congressman Tim Walberg (R-Tipton) celebrated the passage of the Tax Cuts and Job Act, his presumptive Democratic challenger Gretchen Driskell, the former Mayor of Saline, levied criticism against the sweeping tax bill.

Walberg attended a bill passage ceremony at the White House Wednesday. According to a news release from Walberg’s office, a typical family of four earning the median family income of $73,000 will receive a $2,059 tax cut.

Government

Acoustic Routes Concerts, which has produced more than 70 live music events in Saline since 2013 – first at Mangiamo Italian Grill and now at Stony Lake Brewing – is bringing country music and bluegrass legend Rick Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder to The Ark in Ann Arbor for a benefit concert that is just 22 tickets shy of a sell-out.    

Arts & Entertainment

The Saline Area Schools district and its support staff union have reached an accord.

The district and the Educational Support Personnel reached a two-year contract that governs about 300 district employees.

The school board ratified the deal at a special meeting Monday held at the home of Trustee Karen Delhey. The union previously ratified the deal.

Curt Ellis, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, provided details. Paraeducators will gain the most – earning a pay increase of at least five percent.

Schools

Matthew Stoy, who pleaded no contest to two drunk driving charges in relation to the July 11 crash that killed Jacob Rauguth, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 31 by Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Archie Brown.

Stoy's blood alcohol content was more than four times the legal limit when he blew through a stop sign on Moon Road and struck Rauguth's vehicle. Rauguth’s girlfriend, Molly O’Sullivan, and friend, Ethan Suydam, were also injured in the crash.

What happened Tuesday night at Saline High School doesn’t happen very often. No, it was not as rare as a complete solar or lunar eclipse, but still, it was a rare night in Saline basketball. The freshmen team started the evening off with a 59-15 trouncing of the Trojans; The JV squad put additional hurt on Monroe winning easily 59-45, and varsity made it a clean sweep for the Hornets, downing Monroe 51-31.

Sports

The Division 1 second-ranked Saline Hornets Men’s Swim and Dive team started their 2017-18 campaign with overwhelming wins over Pinckney and Ypsilanti high schools.  They outscored Pinckney 142 to 44 and Ypsilanti by 153 to 8.

Sports

Tuesday, 2017 Dec 19th

Early in the SEC Red season, Saline’s varsity girls basketball team are proving to be road warriors.

Saline defeated Monroe 59-46 in the Trojans’ gym, Tuesday.

The Trojans took a six-point lead in the third quarter, but Maddy Welch sparked a late run to propel Saline to victory. Saline improved to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in the SEC Red.

Welch scored seven of her 10 points in the fourth quarter as Saline outscored Monroe 19-11 in the final frame to pull away. Welch made a three-point shot and two field goals.

Sports

Workout1 will celebrate the grand opening of its new home from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13. Owned by Emily Rogers, Workout1 recently moved from its downtown location to 1408 E. Michigan Ave.

The fitness club will celebrate by offering free sample classes, giveaways, raffle, price discounts, and games for the kids.

For more information visit the Facebook page or visit http://goworkout1.com.

 

Recreation

 

The Saline Police Department currently has located and taken custody of the dog. If anyone knows the owner please contact the department at 734-429-7911.

The dog was spotted running loose near Nichols and Wallace streets around 3:15 p.m.

Pets

Saline Police arrested a 27-year-old old Clark Street man on domestic violence charges Dec. 18.

Police & Fire

Developers of the proposed Saline hotel cleared another hurdle Monday night When Saline City Council voted 4-2 to grant a 60-day extension on a purchase agreement between the developers and the city. The city is selling land immediately east of The Oaks shopping center to Sauk Trail Ct. Properties. A new $9 million Best Western Premier Inn and Ace Hardware store is planned for the property.

Government

Owen Budd Lowell, age 89, passed away peacefully in the care of his family on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. 

He was born June 17, 1928 in Wayne County to Reuben and Carrie  (McLaughlin) Lowell in the back of a Model T as they raced along to reach home in time. Owen lead a busy life as the eldest of 12 siblings, learning trades in all things mechanical, and being a help to his family. He could take anything apart, fix it, and re-assemble with his eyes shut.

Monday, 2017 Dec 18th

Harvest Elementary School filled a Saline fire truck with enough toys to fill two of Santa’s sleighs Thursday.

The students collected the toys in support of the Saline Area Fire Department’s Toys for Tots campaign. The firefighters are providing the toys to Saline Area Social Service and to the Washtenaw County Toys for Tots program.

“If people don’t have any toys, then someone would have to donate them,” said Harvest Elementary School student Samantha Langkos.

Schools

The search for a new executive director for Saline Main Street is taking longer than anticipated.

The first series of job interviews failed to yield a candidate that satisfied the board of directors for the organization charged with revitalizing downtown Saline. So now Saline Main Street is posting the job again.

Originally, Saline Main Street hoped to have an executive director in place by January.

Downtown Saline
Artist Carol Morris with one of her works of art

What many people see as trash, Saline resident Carol Morris sees as (and turns into) treasures.  Morris didn’t plan to work in the creative arts field when she was young, and took a very creative and winding path to add the title “artist” to her resume.  

Arts & Entertainment
Poll regarding early start for 2018-2019 school year in Saline

The Saline Area Schools will host a public input session Jan. 8 on the topic of starting the 2018-2019 school year before Labor Day.

Supt. Scot Graden announced during the Board of Education’s Oct. 12 meeting that the district had applied for a waiver from the state superintendent’s office, and at the Dec. 12 meeting, announced that the district had received tentative approval, with the requirement that there be a public hearing before the waiver is issued.

Schools
Best Western Premier hotel lobby in Southfield Michigan

During its annual conference in November the Best Western Hotels & Resorts board of directors approved "Premier" status for the planned City of Saline hotel.

Best Western currently has over 4,200 hotels and resorts, in more than 100 countries. Approximately 125 of these are Premier class, half of which are located in Europe.

Saline Lodging Group, developer on this hotel project, worked eight months in preparation for making its successful Premier application. Originally proposed to our community as a Best Western Plus, it was the character of Saline itself that helped lead to thinking about this upgrade.

Community

City of Saline planners have run out of patience with the unfinished “Clean Get-A-Way” car wash, located at 121 Sage Court, beside Tractor Supply.

At Wednesday’s meeting, the planning commission voted unanimously to not approve a one-year extension for a combined preliminary/final site plan for the development, first approved in October of 2002.

Government

Sunday, 2017 Dec 17th

Online Community @The Saline Post for Week of Dec 10, 2017

This past week, what The Saline Post lacked in article Comments it more than made up for in new Forum activity.

Here are the two articles where readers had the most to say:

On the Forums, interests were wide-spread.

Community

Saturday, 2017 Dec 16th

Spend a relaxing afternoon in a 1930s farmhouse decorated for Christmas.

Christmas at the Farmhouse takes place from 11 to 3 p.m., Saturday Dec. 16 and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Rentschler Farm Museum, located at 1265 E. Michigan Ave., in Saline. The 12-room museum is owned by the City of Saline and operated by the Saline Area Historical Society, which hosts the Christmas on the Farmhouse event.

The farmhouse will be decorated with simple decorations one would find in Depression-era farmhouse owned by a German family.

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