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Monday, 2012 Oct 08th


Here's the latest newsletter from Saline Recreation:


Despite the departure of its first manager, Saline Main Street had good news to report before city council last week.



There may be no easy solution for parents of Woodland Elementary School third graders who’ve asked school board to lower class size.

At the Sept. 26 Board of Education meeting, parents said they worried that their children’s education would suffer because of class size. Last year there were five second grade sections. This year there are four third grade sections. There are now 32 students per class at Woodland Elementary School.


Wednesday's Pink Out at the Saline Rec Center is held to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Community News

Our School Board Election coverage begins with biographies and a simple question: Why do you want to serve on school board?


In the 2011, staff in the Saline Police Department were unhappy that the city was considering a plan to outsource the city’s police dispatch services to Pittsfield Township. The city stopped investigating the possibility when it learned of language in the collective bargaining agreement that essentially made outsourcing a money-losing proposition. Saline police officers argued that the local dispatch desk’s knowledge of the city and its residents were a great value to the department, and also noted that the dispatch desk provides Saline residents with a staffed.


In 2011, the city considered outsourcing its police dispatch services to save money but the plan was scuttled by contract language. Will candidates reconsider when the contract is up?


Cold and wet weather wouldn’t have given Warren Rentschler an excuse to take the day off when he was growing up on the farm now known as the Rentschler Farm Museum.

Likewise, Sunday’s weather did little to dampen enthusiasm at Saline Area Historical Society’s annual Harvest on the Farm event at museum.

“Would we get the day off work for a little bit of cold and rain?” Rentschler asked in disbelief. “No. We would have worked long and hard hours on a day like today.”

Sunday, 2012 Oct 07th

The Saline Area Players put on a variety show at Harvest on the Farm Sunday afternoon.

On “stage” in the big barn at the Rentschler Farm Museum, the community theater group entertained with a mixture of new work, reprisals of recent productions, and previews of upcoming plays.

Lauren Green was the fastest Hornet as all seven Saline girls ran under 19 minutes.


Saturday, 2012 Oct 06th

Sunday's event is the last chance to tour Saline historic farm and visit the animals. The Saline Area Players is putting on a show in the barn, too.


Senior Grant Praschan posted a personal best time as Saline finished second to a team from Ohio.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 9, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home in Saline.


Here are images from 2012 Saline High School Homecoming.

On Homecoming Night, the Saline Hornets clinched a playoff berth with a 41-0 victory over Ann Arbor Huron.

Saline improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the SEC Red. Monroe defeated Pioneer Friday, creating a three-way tie between Saline, Pioneer and Monroe for first place in the conference.

Saline travels to Skyline Friday and closes the regular season home to Novi the next week.

Thursday, 2012 Oct 04th

Some say city services are to the bone and there's nothing left to cut. Are tax increases the answer?


Today we ask Saline City Council candidates about city services and taxes that fund them,

There are three open seats on Saline City Council in the November election. Incumbents David Rhoads and Dean Girbach are seeking re-election. Lee Bourgoin, the city’s former finance director, is also on the ballot.

The Saline Post sent questions to all three candidates. Rhoads and Girbach supplied answers while Bourgoin did not.

Here is today's question.


The leases will allow Mangiamo Italian Grill and Brecon Grille to have outdoor seating in the alley behind their restaurants.


Monday's Saline Community Jam, which is aimed at building awareness around bullying, is moving indoors.