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Friday, 2018 Jun 22nd

Fifty years ago, 138 young men and women representing the 100th class to graduate from Saline High School, walked across a stage, shook hands with Saline Schools’ Superintendent Harold Hintz and received their diplomas as their family and friends cheered. Little did they know that as they exited, they would begin a journey where most would still be going strong five decades later.

Schools

The Saline Post is featuring the lives and stories of the 100th graduating class from Saline Area Schools, the Class of 1968. There are 16 members of the class whose voices have been silenced by their untimely deaths.

Schools

Between the years 1988 – 1993, ABC featured a television show highlighting the coming of age of Kevin Arnold, a suburban, middle-class adolescent growing up during the years 1968 – 1973. Week after week, viewers watched with amusement, and a bit of nostalgia and sadness, as Kevin pursued his love interest, Winnie Cooper.

Schools

The iconic magazine Life recently published a special edition that carried the headline:

Schools

Thursday, 2018 Jun 21st

Saline City Council adopted a capital improvements plan at Monday’s meeting. This plan will guide improvements to city infrastructure and parks, acquisitions and other improvements between 2019-24.

Government

About 200 people visited downtown Saline for the first Summer Music Series concert of the season last Thursday.

The ABC Sisters, inspired by the famous Andrew Sisters, and the Saline Big Band, provided the entertainment while guests tapped toes, enjoyed food and beverages on restaurant patios and kids frolicked on South Ann Arbor Series.

For Holli Andrews, the new executive director of Saline Main Street, it was her first Summer Music Series concert.

Downtown Saline

Mayor Brian Marl invited all Saline-area senior citizens to the 2018 Saline Senior Conference.

 

Seniors

It was an exciting and fun-filled time at Pooh Corner in Saline, when preschool youngsters walked across the bride at Mill Pond Park and received a diploma, a book and an ‘All About Me” page.

Schools

Lomas Brown will be among the former professional football players at the 27th Annual RH Ping Athletic Scholarship Celebrity Golf Outing at 11 a.m., June 22.

The event, at Brookside Golf Course in Saline, begins at 11 a.m.

Sports

The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert series brought to you by Saline Main Street, continues on South Ann Arbor Street this Thursday June 21 at 7 p.m. with The Invasion, Detroit's premium British Invasion cover band.

Downtown Saline

Warren W. Escott, age 63, of Saline died Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the U of M Medical Center surrounded by his family.  He was born August 9, 1954 in Saline to the late Lavern Wallace and Eula Belle (Jeffrey) Escott.

Obituaries

Wednesday, 2018 Jun 20th

Pittsfield Township Police are investigating a series of middle-of-the-night home invasions.

Police & Fire

Problems with Saline’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) go back many years. Though it was out of site – out of mind for many residents, those living near the plant have often suffered from intermittent noisome fumes.

The issue has received sharper focus in the last five years. Not only did it sometimes stink, but the plant was wearing out. Toward the end of 2012, City Superintendent Gary Roubal told City Council that upgrades would be necessary.

Government

Tuesday, 2018 Jun 19th

Barbara Jean (Schmidt) Graf passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Saline Evangelical Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born on February 11, 1930 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Roy Schmidt and Lauretta (Lirette) Schmidt Wirth. She attended and graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1948. On December 2, 1950, she married Gerald L. Graf and they moved to Saline, Michigan where she would live the rest of her life.

She raised four children Mike, Rick, Linda and Nancie, and along with her husband owned Graf’s Gulf Service and Westside Hardware until her retirement in 1993.

Obituaries

All children starting kindergarten or preschool must have their hearing and vision tested before starting school. The Washtenaw County Health Department offers free office appointments throughout the summer. Call 734-544-6786 to schedule.

Young children and their parents may not realize they have a hearing or vision problem,” says Deborah Thompson, lead hearing and vision technician at the Washtenaw County Health Department. “Our goal is to detect problems early, to make sure kids have all the tools they need to hear, see and learn before school starts.”

Health

Monday, 2018 Jun 18th

The high school track season is over – but Saline’s athletes are still running hard.

The Spirit of Pre – Saline’s club team – captured two national championships at the New Balance Nationals, June 15-17 at North Carolina A&T University.

Sports

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