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Monday, 2017 Jan 16th

“While it is a wastewater treatment plant, and some odors are unavoidable, the frequency and severity of these odors is simply unacceptable,” said Mayor Brain Marl in his state of the city address.

Issues related to the Saline Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) dominated the discussion in City Council after the inauguration of newly elected council members and the mayor’s address. Both the handling of biosolids and the odor issue were considered.


A new theater company is asking local residents to submit their favorite pictures and the stories behind them. The theater will then bring the stories to life on stage at Eluminous Studios in Saline.

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Sunday, 2017 Jan 15th

Two Hornet faithful have been rewarded for unflagging support of the blue and gold.

Friday night, Saline High School principal David Raft presented lifetime passes to Craig Hoeft and Frank Flores. The passes are good for all SEC athletic events and activities.

Raft said that every school was asked to nominate longtime fans for the passes.


Saline bounced back from a 4-3 overtime loss to Skyline by defeating Riverview 8-0 Saturday. Saline improved to 8-2-1.

Alex Birkle and  Brendan Murphy each scored two goals for Saline, who outshot Riverview 41-12.

Mikhail Lozovoyy scored the only goal of the first period.

In the second the Hornets erupted for four goals. Birkle, Murphy, Dallas Klaassen and Collin Clark scored for Saline. Jack Eberts, Birkle and Murphy added goals in the third period.

The photo gallery with this article is from Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to Skyline at Chelsea’s Arctic Arena.


Saturday, 2017 Jan 14th

Joan Crane passed away Dec. 26, 2016, at the age of 60.

She was born Jan. 15, 1956  in Baltimore, MD. to Robert Byron Crane and Mary Carol Crane.  She is survived by her son Mathew Robert Lougheed, her two sisters Susan Crane and Nancy Crane and her partner Mark Lougheed.  Joan passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Joan graduated from Michigan Tech University with a BA in economics. After graduation Joan went on to open Aurora Yacht Charters that booked Caribbean and Mediterranean vacations.


Local mortgage officer Bill Smith launched Mortgages With a Heart in honor of his late son, Hayden.

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Playing without Sydney Jarvela, injured during a practice, the Hornets improved to 6-3 overall and 4-0 in the SEC Red. Huron edged Pioneer, 43-39, Friday, to improve to 4-0. Huron visits Saline at 7 p.m. next Friday in a battle of the SEC Red’s two unbeaten teams.


Missed free throws in the second quarter and turnovers and technical fouls in the third quarter proved Saline's undoing.


Friday, 2017 Jan 13th

On a blustery Tuesday evening, about three dozen people braved the weather to attend a Strategic Planning Meeting in the cafeteria at Liberty School. The majority of them were city staff, City Council members and local business owners, but other concerned citizens were also there.


Thursday, 2017 Jan 12th

The Bridgewater Bank Tavern hosts country music artist The Dani Jamerson band Friday at 9 p.m.

Since founding The Dani Jamerson Band in 2011, Jamerson has experienced playing sold out venues, weekend bar gigs, festivals, charity events, weddings, private parties, television, and radio.

The Bridgewater Bank is located at 8452 Boettner Road.


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St. Paul United Church of Christ, at 122 W Michigan Avenue, invites you to worship at 10 a.m., Jan. 15 as the church celebrates the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his fight for Social Justice, Human Rights and Compassion. There will be special hymns and music from our youth and sanctuary choirs, scripture from Micah about justice, quotes from Dr. King and prayers to help us live in 2017.

Come mindful of what Dr. King’s legacy means to you. Childcare provided. 


Three rifles were stolen from a GMC Arcadia parked on the 400 block of Dogwood Court. The rifled were last seen by the owners in the hatch area of the car on New Year’s Day.

Stolen items included a Mossberge 12-gauge shotgun, a Mossberge 22 semi-automatic rifle and a Remington 22 semi-automatic rifle. Three rifle cases were also stolen.

Serial numbers given to the police are being checked against serial numbers from pawn shops.

Another Theft on Dogwood

As is customary, Mayor Marl delivered his annual State of the City address at the first Saline City Council meeting of 2017 on January 9. The speech lasted 12 minutes and covered a variety of issues.

He began by acknowledging that he was born and raised in Saline and that this provided him with “extraordinary privileges and opportunities.”

“I strongly believe that to whom much is given much should be expected,” Marl said, paraphrasing Luke 12:48 in the Bible.


CLEMSON, SC (01/11/2017)-- Two Saline students received degrees Dec. 15 from Clemson University.

They are Jeremy Alan Burtt, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and John Arthur Burtt Jr. who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing


The Saline varsity wrestling team went 1-1 Wednesday in a meet at Saline High School.

Saline defeated Skyline 38-21 and lost to Tecumseh 50-18.

Saline is 5-3 in the SEC and 9-6 overall.

Against Tecumseh, Dan Poupore won by pin at 135. Ethan Capobianco won by decision in OT, 4-2, at 160. At 189 Zach Sabin won with a 7-0 decision. Dylan Powers won by pin at 215.


Here's a look at upcoming events and programs at the Saline Rec Center.


Wednesday, 2017 Jan 11th

The Saline Board of Education sat for the first time of 2017 Tuesday at Liberty School. Incumbent Dennis Valenti and newcomers Michael McVey and Scott Hummel were sworn in by outgoing Board President Paul Hynek to begin the meeting.

The threesome, all elected for the first time in November, swore to uphold the US Constitution and the Michigan Constitution and pledged to faithfully discharge the duties of Board of Education members. After taking the pledge, they were greeted by Hynek with a handshake and applause from the audience.


The January 9 meeting of Saline City Council began with Mayor Marl pounding his gavel so forcefully that it broke. The Honorable Patrick J. Conlin, Jr., a Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge, was present in full judicial regalia.

“I’m honored to be here,” Conlin said. “I can say, Mayor Marl, that I’ve never broken my gavel so you must be stronger than I am.”



Ryan Foley scored 14 and points and Jacob Finkbeiner added 11 points as the Saline varsity boys’ basketball team romped at Lincoln Park, 60-20, Tuesday night.

Saline won its ninth straight game to improve to 9-1.

Saline led 9-5 after the first quarter and then exploded for 23 points in the second quarter. Finkbeiner and Foley each had seven points during the second quarter. Saline’s notoriously stingy defense allowed just four points in the second quarter and Saline led 32-9. The Hornet D was even tougher in the third quarter, giving up just three points.