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Sunday, 2019 May 26th

Gary Roubal, the City of Saline's Superintendent and Engineer, is retiring in July. Roubal, who served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps, has managed city construction projects and developments since 1987.

Roubal's departure was revealed at Monday's meeting of Saline City Council, as Councillors Janet Dillon and Christen Mitchell took issue with City Manager Todd Campbell's succession plan.

Government

Boy Scout Nick Huetteman has received the city's blessing to construct a bicycle rack at Mill Pond Park. Huetteman addressed Saline City Council Monday to speak about his Eagle Scout project.

Heutteman previous obtained the approval of the city's parks commission April 16.

He met with Parks and Rec Director Carla Scruggs May 9 to review his plans. The rack will be located between the pavilion and the parking lot.

Government

Saline City Council voted 7-0 to have city clerk Terri Royal sign Salt Springs Brewery's application for a small distiller's license and submit it to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

The application would allow Salt Springs Brewery to distill spirits, but co-owner Ron Schofield said that's not the intent of the brewery. Instead, a small distiller's license will allow Salt Springs to sell spirits made by Michigan distilleries.

Schofield told council that even if ownership wanted to distill spirits, there's no room at Salt Springs Brewery.

Government

Jean Marie Munsell passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 surrounded by her loving husband of 65 years E. Keith Munsell and her three children. Jean was born on February 11, 1935 in Hudson, MI, the daughter of John A. and Lottie Frances (Grime) Griffith.

She was a long-time member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Saline. She was always happiest when she was cooking for someone. Keith and Jean spent many hours making care packages for family and friends. Jean was also a past president of the Saline Hospital Auxiliary and worked in the hospital gift shoppe.

Obituaries

The Saline Hornets girls’ softball team ran its win streak to seven when they traveled to Pinckney on Friday and defeated the Pirates 10-1. The win increases the team’s season record to 16-9.

Sports

Friday, 2019 May 24th

Public safety was at the forefront of last week’s Pittsfield trustees meeting, as the board declared a gun violence awareness day and received an annual report from the township’s public safety director.

Government

Thursday, 2019 May 23rd

The Washtenaw County Road Commission  will hold a construction open house at 6, p.m., Thursday, June 13, at Saline City Hall to provide information and answer questions about the improvements planned on Saline-Milan Road in York Township this summer.
 

Government

A $16 million expansion of the Liebherr campus that will bring around 20 new jobs to Saline gained preliminary site plan approval at the City of Saline planning commission meeting Wednesday.

Government

Are you or your loved ones are finding it difficult to perform simple daily activities? Would the support and care of someone make these tasks manageable for you and your loved ones to improve the quality of your life?

Family

The City of Saline has once again run out of patience with the owners of Clean Get Away car wash – the unfinished structure behind Tractor Supply.

Government

City of Saline Mayor Brian Marl denied Saline township officials’ assertions the city is in agreement on an annexation agreement that would serve the proposed Andelina Farms development and a potential develop to its north.

Government

Wednesday, 2019 May 22nd

Saline FC camps offer technical training and

Sports

The Saline varsity softball team continued their winning ways sweeping a doubleheader against the Ann Arbor River Rats Tuesday afternoon at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets made quick work of the River Rats, winning the opener 16-1, with the game called after Saline scored ten runs in the bottom of the fourth to gain a 15-run lead.

Sports

Saline split a doubleheader with Lake Orion on senior night at the Hornet baseball field Wednesday.

The Hornets won the opener, 4-1, behind the solid pitching of Logan Evans, who allowed six hits and walked three while striking out three in a complete game. Evans also doubled and drove in two runs. Brad Baldus had three hits and an RBI. Noah Nelson went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

. The Hornets were shutout, 4-0, on a three-hitter by Jake Rydquist in the second game.

Sports

Ann Arbor will be a hotbed of live music over the Memorial Day weekend with bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder’s show on Saturday at the Michigan Theater – a benefit for The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic – bracketed by a bevy of top local jazz, country rock, folk and blues artists.

Arts & Entertainment

The Saline Arts & Culture Committee is delighted to announce 2019’s Art Around Saline selections.  Chosen from a outstanding pool of submissions, reproductions of these artworks will grace downtown buildings beginning in September.  

Arts & Entertainment

Tuesday, 2019 May 21st

Our dad, James (Jim) Suits passed away peacefully with family at his side on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at StoryPoint Assisted Living in Saline.  Jim was born on April 15, 1930 to Emil Suits and Hazel Puff.

Obituaries

The Saline Hornets girls’ varsity softball team swept a doubleheader against SEC Red Division rival the Skyline Eagles. The lady Hornets outscored the Eagles by a combined score of 22-7, winning 10-2 and 12-5. The wins were picked up by pitchers junior Alexandra Pace and sophomore Elaina Walker.

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