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Wednesday, 2017 Apr 26th

The Saline High School Choirs present their annual Cabaret!

The two-night performance offers two completely different shows. The shows will be held at 7 p.m., April 26 and April 27 in the Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School.

Cabaret features songs and skills that are heartwarming, hilarious and memorable at this student-produced event.

Proceeds benefit the Saline High School choir programs.

The Saline High School culinary arts program will serve desserts at intermission.

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The Saline High School Orchestras and Chamber Choir traveled to Chicago to perform in the 2017 Masters of Music Festival April 20-23.

In Chicago, students performed at Chicago's Symphony Center and worked with professional clinicians and musicians from the Chicago Symphony and Chorus. Under the direction of Matthew Briere and Sarah Price, students from the SHS Orchestras and Chamber Choir performed on the stage that countless, legendary musicians have performed on.


The Saline boys remained unbeaten in the SEC and the Saline girls won their first league dual meet of the season Tuesday.

On the boys’ side, Saline defeated Monroe 81-56. On the girls’ side, Saline won 88-49.

Senior Sean Duffy continued to own the 200 meters race. He ran a personal best 22.14 and needed almost all of it to defeat Monroe’s Donovan Isaac (22.20). Saline sophomore Winford Walker (23.09) was third.

Duffy also won the 400 meters in a time of 49.35. Walker was fourth in 42.16.


Emma Wright scored early in the second half and Annika Dahlmann scored in the game’s final seconds as Saline defeated Huron, 2-0, at Hornet Stadium Tuesday.

Annika Udrys made several stops for the shutout in goal.

Saline improved to 2-0-1 in the SEC Red.

Coach Ryan Williams was pleased with his team’s energy after having some concerns during last week’s 0-0 tie with Pioneer.

“I wanted to see all 11 girls consistently playing with high energy on offense and defense, and we saw that tonight,” Williams said.


Tuesday, 2017 Apr 25th

G. PHILIP DIKEMAN, born 16 February 1963, Wayne, MI, succumbed to cancer and died 20 April 2017 at his home in Nashville, TN.  

Philip is survived by his parents George and Agnes Schettenhelm Dikeman of Lodi Twp.; his sister Mary A. (Kevin) Lewis of Albertville, MN; nephew Quintin Elliott and niece Celine Lewis; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, colleagues and a host of friends. 


Florence H. Collison at the age of 83, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. Florence was born on March 12, 1934 in Saginaw, Michigan the daughter of William and Florence Symons.


Please join us on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at VFW Post 423.  3230 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor for this free event.  The show will include crafters and vendors - all offering Mother's Day gifts -  and a bake sale.  We will also have lunch available for purchase.  All proceeds will benefit Veterans and Family Services.  Please come out and join us for a great day for a great cause! 


Acoustic Routes Concerts is following up two capacity-stretching events at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan, with a show on Friday, May 5 at 8 p.m. featuring Saline-native and former Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic creative director Brad Phillips. 

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Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week® is a nationwide public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Saline District Library is participating with two programs, “Who’s in Control: You or Your Money” on Wednesday, April 26, from 7-8 pm, and “Avoiding Internet Fraud” on Thursday, April 27, from 10-11 am.

The 2017 Taste of Saline will be held on May 10th from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Saline. Stroll through participating downtown businesses and taste culinary treats, hear talented musicians, and see artists and performers- all from the Saline Area. Tickets are available online at Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack.

Monday, 2017 Apr 24th

Saline won two more games in the SEC Monday as the Lady Hornets hosted Huron in varsity softball action.

Saline won 8-1 and 6-4.

In game one, Emily Baldus was the winning pitcher, scattering six hits and a walk over seven innings. She struck out one.

Saline had 12 hits and broke the game open with a four-run fourth.


Saline improved to 5-0 in the SEC by sweeping a doubleheader from Huron, 8-1 and 10-1, Monday.

Cole Daniels was the winning pitcher in the opening game. He pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up just one hit and an earned run. He struggled with control, walking five, but he struck out four. Tyler Zmich pitched 1 1/3 innings of perfect relief and Justin Flanagan threw one inning of scoreless relief, walking one, giving up a hit and fanning one.


On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at approximately 6:00 am, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will CLOSE Willis Road between Platt Road and Warner Road to pulverize and resurface the road. WCRC the project to be complete and road reopened to traffic by Wednesday, May 17, but all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions. 


(Press Release) Faurecia announced April 20 that senior launch and engineering manager Stephanie Hayes has received the 2017 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award from the Manufacturing Institute in recognition of her excellence and leadership in the manufacturing industry.

Hayes, who works at Faurecia Interiors Systems in Saline, Mich., was awarded with this honor during a special luncheon in Washington, D.C. for her unique approach to leading, teaching and mentoring her team of nine engineers.


Punch list projects will continue the week of April 24.  We should expect to see the remaining street trees to be installed and some that were planted last fall that need to be replaced this coming week. 

The installation of trees will require some lane closures.  Please be aware as you are traveling through Saline.  We will also continue to see other crews intermittently. 


Sunday, 2017 Apr 23rd

Saline firefighters extinguished a blaze at Smoke BBQ in downtown Saline Saturday night, but not before smoke and water caused considerable damage.

Firefighters were dispatched to the restaurant at 11:25 p.m. with reports of flames showing through the ceiling. But when they arrived, the location of the fire wasn't easily apparent.

“The fire was contained in a utility closet in the back of the restaurant. Once we found it, we knocked it down fast,” Fire Chief Craig Hoeft said.

Hoeft said firefighters evacuated residents in the second story apartments.

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Saline defeated Pioneer 6-0 Saturday, completing a game that began Wednesday, and sweeping the season series from their SEC Rivals.

Sean O’Keefe started Wednesday and pitched an inning, giving up a hit and no runs in a game that was postponed due to rain.

On Saturday, the game resumed with Ryan Foley on first base with no outs in the bottom of the first. Foley stole second and Kellan Huang walked. Foley stole third. Sean O’Keefe walked.


Napoleon scored three runs in the sixth and a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Saline (7-2) in the championship game of the Hornets’ softball tournament Saturday.

Saline defeated Riverview, 4-3, and Walled Lake Western, 8-3, before falling 5-4 to Napoleon.

Saline led 4-1 after the top of the sixth. But Napoleon started the sixth with a double and a walk. A second double scored one run and then a single scored another.


Saline’s varsity softball team tasted defeat for the first time of the season Friday in an 11-6 loss to Ypsilanti Lincoln.

Lincoln scored eight runs in the second inning to put the Hornets in a hole from which they couldn’t escape.

“They had a bunch of hits that just found holes. We had a bunch of girls playing out of position and the inning just snowballed,” coach Alicia Seegert said. “We kept battling but we couldn’t climb out of the hole.”


Pittsfield Township police have released an image of the suspect they believe robbed Comerica Bank on the 2700 block of Carpenter Road in Pittsfield Township April 21.

Police were dispatched to the bank at approximately 3 p.m. after a suspect allegedly presented a threatening demand note and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a white male, about 6’1 with a thin build.