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Saturday, 2020 Jun 06th

Four months ago, the community of Saline struggled to reckon with charges of racism as video of high school athletes' obscene Snapchat went public.  The struggle, already difficult because of Saline's lack of diversity, was magnified by national media when, at a school district forum on racism, a Saline man asked another Saline man, an immigrant from Mexico, "Why didn't you stay in Mexico?"

Friday's Blake Lives Matter rally, organized by the Saline Supports Our Community Group, was perhaps the clearest sign yet that Saline is making progress in its struggle.


The numbers of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations remained unchanged in data reported by the Washtenaw County Health Department Friday.

100 people have died - with another 3 deaths probably due to COVID-19.

The number of hospitalizations has been at 373 since Monday.

Of 1,348 lab-confirmed cases, 1,112 have recovered.

There have been 71-lab confirmed cases in Saline's 48176 zip code.

Deaths by Age in Washtenaw County:


Friday, 2020 Jun 05th

Saline Supports Our Community has organized what they’ve billed as a “peaceful protest” in downtown Saline Friday evening, from 5 to 5:30. The protest will be stationary - with people lining sidewalks on both sides of Michigan Avenue - from Mills to Maple Road.


The murder of 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25, 2020 at the hands of law enforcement officers’ is unconscionable; we join our community and nation in the demand for equal application of the law by those sworn to uphold it.

Police & Fire

The 2020 edition of Saline Summerfest has been canceled due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures.

But according to the Saline Summerfest 5K organizers - the run must go on! (REGISTER HERE)


Thursday, 2020 Jun 04th

The COVID-19 death toll in Washtenaw County has reached 100.

The count reached 100 in Wednesday's county health department report and remained there on Thursday. There are three more deaths county officials believe are likely caused by COVID-19.

The number of hospitalizations remains at 373. There have been 1,346 people with lab-confirmed cases and 1,101 have recovered.

There have been 71 people in Saline's 48176 zip code with lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19.


Saline Area Schools district voters will elect three trustees to the Board of Education this November.

Based on the attendance of two webinars for prospective candidates, there could be a crowded field on the ballot. There are one six-year term and two-four-year term on the board this year.

The terms of the board's three officers, President Heidi Pfannes, Vice-President Paul Hynek, and Secretary Tim Austin, are expiring.

The Saline Post reached out to the incumbents to see if they planned to run for re-election.


The Independence Lake County Park beach, restrooms and outdoor pavilions will be opening on June 5, 2020 in alignment with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order [2020-110]. However, the playground, swings, climbing rock and boat rentals will remain closed. In an effort to support and ensure proper social distancing at the park and on the beach some additional guidelines will be implemented.


The Parker Mill County Park pathway to Gallup Park will be closing on June 8, 2020 to resume reconstruction and repairs. The parking lot will be closed Monday, June 8, and may experience intermittent closures throughout the month. This will improve the surface for bikes, pedestrians and wheelchairs. Pathway repair and construction began in October of 2019, but was halted in November due to poor weather conditions.


Wednesday, 2020 Jun 03rd

To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Whitmer has enacted Stay Home, Stay Safe executive orders since March 2020.  However, as of Monday, June 1, 2020, Governor Whitmer has rescinded the most recent Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order, beginning to reopen the state by way of enacting Executive Order 2020-110.  As a result of Executive Order 2020-110, the City of Saline will beg

While the weeks and months ahead still hold many unknowns, the Saline Community Fair board is committed to providing a safe environment for our 2020 fair. At this time the fair board is continuing to plan for the fair, scheduled for September 2-6, 2020 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds.


Tuesday, 2020 Jun 02nd

There were no new deaths or hospitalizations in COVID-19 data released by the Washtenaw County Health Department Tuesday.

The number of deaths remained at 99, with three additional deaths probably caused by COVID-19. The number of hospitalizations remained at 373.

Of the 1,340 people with lab-confirmed cases, 1,082 have recovered. The number of confirmed cases rose by three.

There have been 70 lab-confirmed cases in Saline's 48176 zip code.


Grieving Together

Beginning June 15 at 6:30pm


We find ourselves in a sort of “limbo” these days. Some Stay Home restrictions are being extended while others are being lifted and we see some businesses open up while others remain closed. While we’ve all been waiting for a return to normal, the steps towards that, while necessary for our collective safety, are filled with a roller coaster of emotions for many of us. 


Mitchell told The Saline Post Monday she believes the city needs a change of direction. In particular, she believes the city has been too fixated on growth and not concerned enough about serving current residents.


Organizers are planning a peaceful silent protest in support of black lives at 5 p.m., Friday, June 5, in downtown Saline.

Participants are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear masks if they can.


Saline High School has named Kyle Zagata as the new ice hockey coach.

Zagata comes to Saline from Livonia Stevenson, where he was an assistant for 12 years, helping the team win the state championship in 2013. Earlier this year he was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Coaches Association after helping Stevenson to a 25-3-1 record


81 percent of Washtenaw County residents with lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, according to data released Monday by the Washtenaw County Health Department.

To date, there have been 1,337 lab-confirmed cases. 1,081 of those people have recovered.


There have been 99 deaths. County officials also list three deaths probably related to COVID-19.

373 residents have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

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The Manchester Community Schools Board of Education voted 7-0 to offer the superintendent position to Saline Middle School principal Brad Bezeau.


Bezeau and Eric McCalla, principal of Manchester High School and Junior High School, were the two finalists for the position.