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Tuesday, 2020 Mar 10th

City of Saline Mayor Brian Marl issued the following statement the city's ongoing efforts to root-out institutional racism while speaking at the March 2 city council meeting:

I want to take a moment and provide a community update regarding the City's ongoing efforts to root-out institutional racism and promote diversity and inclusion in the greater Saline community.

 

Government

In his Feb. 25 statement at the Board of Ed meeting, Superintendent Scot Graden outlined actions already taken and steps still to come as the district pushes back against racism in the school district.

Schools

Well-publicized recent events call attention to the important work of a Saline Area Schools committee that many months ago began looking at ways to fight racism, homophobia and other things that make students feel unwelcome or even unsafe in school.

At the Feb. 25 Saline Board of Education meeting, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee presented a series of recommendations to the district.

DEI Committee member Melissa Zaksek read the committee’s statement to the board before other members presented the recommendations.

Schools

The Saline Hornets’ basketball season came to an abrupt end Monday night in Saline’s home gym when the Ann Arbor Huron River Rats defeated the Hornets 56-47 in front of a sell-out crowd estimated to be around 2,000. With the loss, the Hornets end the season with a 13-8 record, 5-5 in the SEC Red Division.

Sports

Monday, 2020 Mar 09th

Amanda Coy, Saline High School graduate and sophomore at Purdue University Honors College was selected as the 31st Golden Girl for Purdue University’s All-American Band.

Schools

Donald Carter 91, of Northfield Township passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Donald was born on December 9, 1928 to George and Jessa (Allen) Carter in Douglas, Nebraska.

Donald married his loving wife, Suzanne, on February 23, 1952. Donald and Suzanne celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in February 2012. They raised three children and shared the gift of their love and commitment to one another until Suzanne’s passing in November 2012.

Obituaries

Sunday, 2020 Mar 08th

What did the Civil War soldier wear? What equipment did he carry on the march, in camp, or in battle? What items would he refuse to be without?
Robert Stone answers these questions and more Sunday afternoon at the Saline District Library when he presents "The Soldier's Clothing and Personal Equipment."

The Saline Area Historical Society program is presented at 2 p.m. in the Brecon Room. It's free to the public.

History

Saline City Council voted 6-0 to ratify a contract a collective bargaining agreement with its two sergeants represented by the Command Officers Association of Michigan. Council ratified the deal after a marathon, behind-closed-doors meeting Monday night.

The deal covers Sgts. Jay Basso and Andrew Hartwig and future hires. The agreement is effective immediately and it expires June 30, 2022.

Sergeants’ base pay will be 15 percent higher than that of the top wage step of a City of Saline patrol officer. 

Saturday, 2020 Mar 07th

Beverly J. Holley, 81, went home to the Lord on March 6, 2020 after a short illness.  She is reunited with her father, Eugene Holley, mother, Helen Holley, brothers Richard and Dennis as well as her special friend, Kurt Howe.  What a joyous reunion it must be.

She is survived by sister-in-law, Joy Holley of Saline; nephew, Tom Holley (Susan) of San Diego, niece, Michelle McCartney of Saline; five great nieces and one nephew, Drake Hirschfield, Demi Hirschfield, Delaney McCartney all of Saline and Brooke Holley and Brianna Holley of San Diego.

Obituaries

Friday, 2020 Mar 06th

Saline battled back from a nine-point deficit to defeat their SEC Red rivals and win their first district title since 2013.

Sports

Spectators at the Saline High School basketball game Friday were treated to a performance by the Saline Twirlettes baton twirling team.

The Twirlettes National Team will compete with the Team USA Show Corps at the Wold Championships in Eindhoven Netherlands April 8-12. The Twirlettes, one of Saline's oldest and most prominent youth organizations, won the opportunity at the national championships last year.

Community

The Saline High School basketball program closed out their 2019-20 regular season with a super-trifecta of victories Thursday night.  The varsity and junior varsity programs took on the Redford Union Panthers, with varsity winning by a score of 51-42, preceded by the JV squad crushing of the Panthers 78-51. 

Sports

Jason Pickett’s JV Saline boys basketball squad end their season in spectacular fashion with a convincing 78 – 31 win over the Redford Union Panthers Thursday evening at Saline High School.  With the win, the JV team ends their season with a 17 – 3 record.

Sports

LANSING – Despite a favorable court decision that would allow the Secretary of State to continue to suspend driver’s licenses for failure to pay court fees, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson joined with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack to help people avoid suspension.

Government

Thursday, 2020 Mar 05th

Saline Area Schools will host the 2020-21 Young 5s/Kindergarten Registration night, Thursday, April 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Saline Middle School, located at 7190 North Maple Road.

Parents with incoming students are urged to attend.

The informational meeting is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium. There will be a question and answer session from 7 to 7:15 p.m. Registration takes place in the gym from 7-8 p.m.

In order to be eligible for the Young 5s program, a student's birth date must fall between Aug. 1 - Dec. 1, 2015.

Schools

Wednesday, 2020 Mar 04th

 

Expect to see workers moving earth soon at the site of Andelina Farms, the proposed 280-home development west of the City of Saline limits.

Government

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