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Monday, 2018 Apr 30th

At the outset of the season, the Saline varsity girls soccer team voted on team goals. One of the most popular goals was to get off to a strong start each game.

Sports

The Saline Area Fire Department has suspended the issuance of burn permits after the National Weather Service issued a "Red Flag Warning" until 8 p.m., Tuesday.

According to the alert, strong winds, with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour, could cause an fires that develop to spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior

Police & Fire

April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness Month. STD rates continue to reach record levels in Washtenaw County. The Washtenaw County Health Department encourages residents to get tested for STDs and to take steps to prevent infections.

“If you’re sexually active, it is essential to get tested and get immediate treatment when necessary,” says Heather Vaquera, prevention specialist at the Washtenaw County Health Department. “If your health care provider doesn’t bring up testing, be sure to ask about it.”

Health

Boy Scout Troop 400 hosts the annual Memorial Day Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., Monday, May 28, at the Saline Area Fire Department, 205 E. Michigan Ave.

Community

Viva Voce Youth Choir will be ending its 2017-2018 season with an intergenerational spring concert, “Building Bridges,” at 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Viva Voce will be joined by Voices Valiant, a vocal music ensemble at the University of Michigan for adults over the age of 50. This special event is designed to build bridges between generations using the gift of song. The concert will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Tickets are available for $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.

Arts & Entertainment

The mission of Viva Voce Youth Choir is to inspire and connect singers to each other and to their larger community through excellence in choral singing and service projects. For the 2017-2018 season, Viva Voce placed a large emphasis on the second portion of its mission: service projects. A wide variety of projects were completed in order to connect with and give back to the local community.

Sunday, 2018 Apr 29th

Saline Main Street has once again been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach.

Downtown Saline

The City of Saline will begin flushing hydrants as part of a routine maintenance program to achieve the highest water quality to residents.

Starting May 1 the Department of Public Works will flush various hydrants throughout the city. Hydrant flushing will continue through Friday, May 25.

Although it may appear that hydrant flushing is ‘wasting water,’ hydrant flushing is an important preventative maintenance step to the city’s water distribution system.

When hydrant flushing occurs within your area, you may notice:

Government

Saline High School graduate Tyler Palka is getting the shot of his dreams. As the NFL draft unfolded Saturday, Palka, the former Hornet quarterback who went on to become an all-conference receiver at Gannon University, was sitting in the Saline home of his agent, Doc Ping.

Sports

Saturday, 2018 Apr 28th

Items stolen from St. Andrew Catholic Church in Saline early in the morning April 8 were found at a second burglary in Adrian later that morning.

Lenawee County Crimestoppers have released video showing someone attempting to break into St. Andrew's Church.

Police & Fire

Friday, 2018 Apr 27th

Teri Aiuto

Teri Aiuto, the former Clerk of Sharon Township, will run as the Republican candidate for Michigan’s 52nd District house seat.

Elections

Saline aced Bedford, 8-0, in varsity girls tennis action at Saline High School Thursday afternoon. The Hornets improved to 6-1.

Sports

Pittsfield Township police are investigating an armed robbery at the Circle K gas station on the 5400 block of West Michigan Avenue.

Police & Fire

The Foundation for Saline Area Schools announced its 5th Hall of Fame class at its annual spring reception, held Thursday at Emagine Theatre.

Schools

The Saline High School choirs presented two evenings of song Wednesday and Thursday in the Ellen A Ewing Performing Arts Center.

Thursday evening, Jimmy Lancaster, Brooklyn McLean, Ryan Moore and Jake White were the hosts.

Singers performed solos and ensembles, breaking only for delicious desserts prepared and served by the culinary arts students. Some, look Brooklyn McLean and Margie Raupp, performed original material. Others sang standbys, including The Beatles' Hey Jude, or Dolly Parton's Jolene.

Schools

On April 21 students from the South and West Washtenaw Consortium culinary arts program at Saline High School competed at the SkillsUSA State Competition. Students competed in Commercial Baking and Culinary Arts. The three hour competition tested students ability to produce products according to industry standards and and adhere to sanitation procedures. 

Schools

Administrators and staff from Saline Area Schools will host an informational forum Monday, April 30 to discuss a plan that will require all incoming ninth grade students to have a keyboard-bearing digital device with them at school every day beginning this fall.

Schools

Now that Spring is finally here, it’s time to take advantage of the warmer weather. 

Judith Ann Marks, of Saline, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 76 years of age. 

Survived by her loving children Charles “Casey” (Cindy) Marks and Jared (Jill) Marks; granddaughters Brianna, Bianca and Brittany Stanek. Judy is preceded in death by her husband James Marks and her parents Gus and Helen DuMoulin. 

Judy loved singing; she was very involved with the church and church activities. She also was a lover of animals and very active with dog rescue. 

Obituaries

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