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Wednesday, 2017 Jun 28th

How often do you hear people complain about their in-laws? The relationship can be complicated and in order for it to be successful, it requires a delicate balance of give and take.

Nate Bush, a longtime Saline High School teacher, has gone above and beyond the normal realms of generosity and has donated his kidney to his mother-in-law, Alisande Read.

“It’s amazing,” Read said. “The fact that he would go through surgery for me and donate one of his organs so that I could have a more normal life, it is just incredible.”

Community

Lots of Michigan towns have nicknames. Some are great. Others make you cringe. But these towns have nicknames. Saline doesn't. Let's change that.

Community

Several Saline Area Schools educators retired following the school year.

  • Charles Couasnon - Art @ Harvest
  • Dianne Gotelaere - Paraeducator @ Pleasant Ridge
  • Maureen Holloway - Paraeducator @ Pleasant Ridge 
  • Lori Laboe - 5th Grade @ Heritage
  • Betsy Marl - 1st Grade @ Woodland Meadows 
  • Kathryn Ringel - 2nd Grade @ Pleasant Ridge
Schools

Tuesday, 2017 Jun 27th

Rentschler Farm event organizers are seeking additional booth renters for their gigantic August sale. Outdoor spaces are approximately 12x15 and will accommodate a tent canopy with 2 or 3 8ft tables placed in a u-shape. Renters need to provide their own setup. This is a 2-day sale for $40. Additional information and applications can be found on the Event Page at www.salinehistory.org.

Community

 

Saline Summer Music Series – 2017

The Saline Summer Music Series returns this Thursday in Downtown Saline with the Appleseed Collective!

 

Recent Saline High School graduate Aidan Carichner is one of our city's brightest and best, and his academic and personal achievements were lauded recently by Michigan Senator Rebekah Warren.

Warren presented Carichner with a $1,000 scholarship in front of the Saline board of education during their regular meeting last Tuesday, and she commended his accomplishments both inside the classroom and out.

Schools

Guenther, Robert William

Saline, MI

Age 71, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Bob was born on May 13, 1946 in Ann Arbor, MI, the son of Arnold and Myrtle (Dennis) Guenther.

On January 2, 1965 in the St. Paul Church in Chelsea, MI, he married Nancy (Schmitz) Guenther and she survives. Over his lifetime Bob had many accomplishments.

Obituaries

James Richard Hinkle, 76, of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family after succumbing to cancer.

James Richard, or Rick as most people knew him as, was born in Inez, Kentucky to Lorenze and Oma Hinkle and was the oldest of four children.

He graduated from Inez High School in 1959 and joined the Navy in 1960 where he served aboard the USS Tanner (AGS-15) for four years. He then entered the reserves for two years. Later, in 1974, he would go on to graduate from Washtenaw Community College with a Business Degree.

Obituaries

THOMPSONVILLE – Sarah Hoffman of Saline is headed to the Symetra Tour to Tullymore Golf Resort in Canadian Lakes this weekend, but she made sure to stop in first at Crystal Mountain Resort and play the Michigan Women’s Open Championship.

“It’s one of my favorite tournaments,” she said after shooting a 3-under 69 on the Mountain Ridge course to stand one shot off the lead of fellow Symetra Tour player Kristin Coleman of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., through the first round of the $40,000 championship at Crystal Mountain Resort.

Sports

Monday, 2017 Jun 26th

This Tuesday at the Saline Farmers Market, we have a live band called Old Friends.  Come out and give them a warm welcome and enjoy their music.  We also have Impasto, Top dog Hot Dog, and Howdy Doodles ice cream food trucks, along with many vendors at Rentschler Farm.  Our vendors will have fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, and crafts.  So stop in to dine, shop, and enjoy some entertainment.  We now accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Bridge Cards.  The Saline Farmers Market now offers the Double Up Food Bucks program, which go side by side with the Bridge Card.

Family
Stone Clover will perform at the Saline Celtic Festival

Stone Clover, CrossBow, Steel City Rovers, and Brother Crowe are headliners at the Saline Celtic Festival, Saturday, July 15 at Mill Pond Park in Saline.

“This is Stone Clover’s first year performing at the festival, and they are happy to be part of the festivities,” says spokesperson Sara Astley. “What you can expect is their very own unique sound, ‘Paddy Slag,’ a spin on the Irish Punk genre. Stone Clover is ecstatic to show Saline an awesome time!”

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro from Brooklyn, New York will perform a solo show live at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, on Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m., according to Acoustic Routes Concerts.

Arts & Entertainment

Sunday, 2017 Jun 25th

A 31-year-old West Bloomfield man was seriously injured when he crashed his vehicle into vehicles parked at the LaFontaine dealership on the west side of town early Sunday morning.

At 2:12 a.m., police were dispatched to the area of the dealership for a reported crash. When they arrived they found a vehicle overturned in the parking lot, according to Sgt. Jay Basso.

Police & Fire

Saturday, 2017 Jun 24th

The Saline Connecting program is one of a kind.

Connecting is a class at Saline High School taught by teacher Patricia Fair. In the class, students are assigned a location somewhere throughout the district where they will do anything from swim in the pool every morning with the student who have special needs to helping kids with disabilities do their work at school.

Schools

Friday, 2017 Jun 23rd

Art Around Saline!

Call for Artist

Thursday, 2017 Jun 22nd

A 59-year-old Ypsilanti woman is accused of stealing from a Saline woman who hired her to prepare her home while she recovered.

In April, the 57-year-old Saline woman returned to her house on Maplewood Drive. She had let the Ypsilanti woman move in to her home while she was away.

When she returned to her home, she noticed her 55-inch television was gone. The Ypsilanti woman said she accidentally bumped into when cleaning, knocked it over and then put it in the trash.

Police & Fire

It's a sure sign of summer when people from all over town descend on Downtown Saline for the weekly free concert on a Thursday evening.

The Saline Summer Music Series kicked off its 2017 season with a performance by Forte and LaShera Moore, who belted out blues music on South Ann Arbor Street Thursday.

Along with free music, there are free activities for children - including the ever popular chalk art on the street.

Downtown Saline

Saline City Council set salaries for city officials and department heads during Monday’s meeting.

During a series of votes, council voted 4-2 to appoint the recommended staff and set their salaries for the 2017-18 year. Councillors Linda TerHaar, Jack Ceo, Christen Mitchell and Heidi McClelland voted in favor of the resolution. Councillors Janet Dillon and Dean Girbach voted against the resolution.

Government

Wednesday, 2017 Jun 21st

City of Saline voters will elect three people to Saline City Council during the Nov. 7. 2017 general election.

Prospective candidates must pull their petitions from the city clerk’s office and return them to the clerk’s office by 4 p.m., July 20.

Councillors Linda TerHaar, Jack Ceo and Heidi McClelland will see their terms expire at the end of 2017. All three candidates have pulled petitions to run for re-election, said City Clerk Terri Royal. Ceo is the only person to submit his petition to the clerk’s office, according to Royal.

Elections