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Friday, 2019 Aug 09th

Marilyn J. Rentschler, age 95, passed away in Ann Arbor, on Friday, August 9, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Warren Rentschler, 95.

Obituaries

Saline Area Fire Department, Saline Police and Huron Valley Ambulance were called to Mill Pond Park on a drowning call Friday afternoon. A source told the Saline Post the subject was alive as the ambulance left the scene.

 

Police & Fire

The Saline Area Fire Department hosts its annual Firehouse Chicken dinner Saturday at noon during Summerfest.

For $9, customers will receive a buttery half chicken, cole slaw donated by Mac's, baked beans from Busch's, a roll from Benny's and a bag of chips.

Firefighters will barbecue the chicken on the giant grill made by former Deputy Chief Charles Schaible.

Police & Fire

This Saturday we move for Summerfest to parking lot #2 behind Comerica and Macs. Check out this Saturday vendor list! 

•Dandylion Design- beaded jewelry including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, also hand painted art and more

•JCL Paradise Ranch- free range eggs, pure maple syrup 

•Wielfaert Farm and Greenhouse- seasonal produce 

•Marks Farms & Greenhouse, LLC- local produce such as broccoli, kale, zucchini as well as eggs, home grown tomato's, sweet corn, pickles, green beans, beats, and more 

Downtown Saline

The bands are booked, artists are ready and dancers are ready to go.

Saline Summerfest, the two-day summer party, kicks off Friday evening in downtown Saline. It continues Saturday with activities downtown, at Henne Field, at Mill Pond Park and Tefft Park. Mother nature appears to be smiling on Saline. This weekend's temperatures are relatively mild, with a high of 80 forecast for Friday and Saturday.

Here's the schedule for Summerfest Friday

Community

Thursday, 2019 Aug 08th

It's a big weekend in Saline! Preview Sale and Bag Sale at the library, Summerfest downtown in Saline, and the US-12 Garage Sale at Rentschler Farm

At the Saline District Library:

The Rentschler Farm Museum will be a busy stop as Michigan’s Longest Garage Sale kicks off Friday on US-12.

History

Boys basketball coach Jake Fosdick comes on to talk about his love for the game of basketball, his coaching mentality, why he values assistants with a Saline background, what it takes to build a program and much more.

Then later we hit the off-topic topics to discuss everything from the worst month to Game of Thrones.

Sports

Wacker Chemical is back before Pittsfield Township Planning Commission Thursday with a revised rezoning request for a corporate headquarters that would employ about 300 people on Textile Road. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield Township municipal building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave.

Wednesday, 2019 Aug 07th

The Saline Township Planning Commission hosted three public hearings at its regular August meeting Tuesday night. The applicants, Fender Mender Collision Center and R & R Properties, were applying for a special use permit while Roofman requested approval of a wireless communications tower, less than 90 feet in height.

Government

Samantha Winchester was drunk when crashed on M-14, head-on into another vehicle, killing herself and two people in the other vehicle, according to the Detroit News.

Police & Fire

Today, August 7, 2019 the Washtenaw County Health Department alerted the Rec Center that a child who attended Kids Corner has been diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough).  The Rec Center has posted the alert notice from the County and a Fact Sheet in Kids Corner and at the front desk.  The Rec Center consulted with the Health Department and with the City’s Health Officer regarding disinfecting the Kids Corner facility including

Community
Matt Jones and the Reconstruction

SALINE, MI (August 7, 2019) Having been raised on circus music and doo-wop, Matt Jones and his ragtime band, the Reconstruction boast a ton of mad musical tricks up their sleeves.

The Michigan Electric Auto Association presents the Saline Summerfest Electric Vehicle Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, in the Quantum Signal (former Union School) parking lot.

The show gives curious people a chance to learn about the new electric vehicles offered by many car companies. More than that, it gives people a chance ask electric vehicle owners important questions about daily use of the vehicles. How much money do you save in fuel? How long does it take to charge? What kind of limits do you face on road trips?

Community

County voters approved a 10-year, .37-mill  tax increase to reconstruct High Point school, a Wagner road school serving students with special needs.

Elections

Tuesday, 2019 Aug 06th

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce invites people and businesses to join in The Local Pursuit – a scavenger hunt offering prizes to people who check in to local businesses.

Business

Thomas William Love, age 86, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 2, 2019.

Tom was born in Detroit, MI on August 5, 1932, the son of the late Thomas S. and Edna (Daniel) Love.

He graduated from Saline High School class of 1950. He worked for Graf’s Gulf Station until 1956. He was drafted into the United States Navy. On May 26, 1956 in Britton, MI, he married Norine Schwartz and she survives. When he returned from service, he was employed by Ford Motor Company where he retired in 1996 after 32 years.

The City of Saline may appeal the state’s decision to grant a permit that will allow the developers of Andelina Farms to discharge wastewater treatment effluent into an unnamed tributary of the Saline River, near the third phase of Huntington Woods phase three.

Government

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