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VOL. 62, NO. 23

Obstacles don’t deter passion for helping others
Local mother organizes effort for children with microcephaly
By Ben Baird
Heritage Media

he thefts of some yard sale items intended to support the Foundation for Children with Microcephaly has not stopped a local mother’s efforts. Stefani Schultz has already organized another effort to support awareness and research into the neurological disorder one of her sons possesses. Massage for Microcephaly is scheduled for June 10 at Yogacentric. Microcephaly is a disorder where the head cir-


cumference is less than it should be typically. It can be present when a child is born or develop in their first few years. More than 25,000 children are affected by the disorder each year in the country. Four white dining room chairs and two red children’s chairs were stolen during the Memorial Day parade in the 300 block of East Michigan Avenue. The parade began at 10 a.m. May 28 down Michigan Avenue from Harris Street to Oakwood Cemetery. “I was really shocked,” Schultz said. There were signs

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Stefani Schultz and her son, Atris, who has been diagnosed with microcephaly, on a hayride. Schultz is organizing fundraisers and other efforts to help fund research for the neurological disorder. indicating the sale was a fundraiser and that 100 percent of proceeds would benefit the microcephaly foundation.




By Danny Shaw
Heritage Media

Sweet send-off
when help is needed and when to appreciate it. He also warned the graduates about the temptation of greed and emphasized the importance of working together. “He was absolutely great,” said Eric Diroff, Saline High School interim principal. “Lloyd Carr is looked up to around here, not only as a football coach, but as an educator. He left us with a very strong message to our students about the appreciation and accep-

Lloyd Carr, former University of Michigan football coach, spoke of teamwork, dedication and the importance of asking for help to the 463 Saline High School graduates during Sunday’s commencement ceremony. Through a few anecdotes, Carr told the class of 2012 that everyone needs help along the way, and it’s important to recognize

Council members opposed to water use proposal
By Jim Pruitt
Saline High School’s graduation was held Sunday and featured Lloyd Carr as keynote speaker. tance of help in the long journey to success. It was very special.”
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Three finalists emerge in police chief search
By Jim Pruitt
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Three finalists have emerged in the search to fill the vacant police chief post in Saline. City Manager Todd J. Campbell made the announcement May 30. The finalists, one of whom will succeed retired chief Paul Bunten, are retired Police Chief Larry R. Hrinik of Davison Township, Sturgis Director of Public Safety David Northrop II and Troy Police Capt. Gerard Schlerinck. Schlerinck is also a finalist for the chief ’s position

in Milan. Interim Police Chief Mike Lindman, who also applied for the position, was not a finalist. The finalists were chosen by the city’s hiring committee and will be introduced to the community June 9 for public interviews at noon, 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 at City Hall. The interviews will be held in front of the City Council at a work session. The finalists will be part of a meet-and-greet 2:30 p.m. in council chambers. The candidates will then get a chance to interact informally with members

of the police department at 3:30p.m., a time intended to maximize participation by all three shifts of employees, Campbell stated in the press release. Local residents and police department members will be invited to complete reaction forms that will be reviewed by the City Council before its final choice. The council will convene a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 11 to make its final decision. The hiring committee included Mayor Gretchen Driskell, City Council member David Rhoads,

The city of Saline is considering ordinances regarding the use and sale of its PLEASE SEE GRADS/7-A municipal water. The amendments were developed by city attorney Allan Grossman in response to council’s concerns about City Council member Brian buyers who pollute the enviMarl, Chelsea Police Chief ronment using city water in the process. Ed Toth and Saline City The council received the Manager Todd Campbell. amendments, but some To reach this point, members expressed misgivcandidates have submitings about the language and ted a letter and resume, completed a supplementary scope of the law. The issue originally came questionnaire concerning up April 16, when Saline six critical competency Township resident Mitch areas identified by comRohde, who represents a munity stakeholders, group called, interviewed by telephone spoke about the dangers to with a professional expert in police selection, and met the aquifer and environface-to-face with the hiring ment through a process known as high-pressure committee. fracturing, or “fracking.” “The hiring committee The group is made up is pleased to present three

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