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Wednesday, 2017 Oct 18th

It was an emotional night in the Saline High School gym as the Lady Hornets readied to take on Skyline.

Before the game, the Lady Hornets honored their favorite teachers. Then the team honored their four seniors, Emily Finkbeiner, Madison Whitfield, Tayler Basler and Liz Howden.

And then, before the national anthem played, several Hornets read a brief tribute to Barbara Ann Mack, mother of assistant coach Stephanie DeVee and big supporter of the volleyball program. Mack, 59, who ran the library at Saline High School, passed away Oct. 14.


Tuesday, 2017 Oct 17th

Saline Police Department Sgt. Jay Basso will be honored as the 2017 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by The Washtenaw 100.

The Washtenaw 100, originally founded to provide no-strings attached cash contributions to families of fallen firefighters and police officers, supports emergency responders in many ways, including scholarships for their children. The group also provides funds for special equipment needs of law enforcement agencies and fire departments.

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Saline FC Midseason Tryouts

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(Updated at 12:32 p.m.)

Saline firefighters contained an early morning blaze to a barn that was home to an illegal marijuana grow operation.

Firefighters were dispatched to 6666 Ann Arbor-Saline Road at 2:27 a.m. for a structure fire.

“It was fully involved when the first truck arrived,” Saline Fire Chief Craig Hoeft said.

Hoeft said the old barn was about 15 feet from the house.

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Saline’s varsity soccer team kicked off the post season with an 8-0 victory over a short-handed Ypsilanti team.

Anthony Sweier and Hayden Larance each scored twice for Saline. Ian Greene, Logan Dejanovich, Ryan Nichols and Cam Bacarella also scored for Saline.

The game was shortened by the mercy rule four minutes into the second half when Larance scored on the penalty kick.


Monday, 2017 Oct 16th

United Way of Washtenaw County provides $5,000 in Grant Funding to Saline Area Social Service
Grant funding to support SASS Basic Needs

Kim Kaster, Owner of Brewed Awakenings

In an era when there is a Starbucks on every corner, the coffee shop experience can feel no more personal than a name scribbled on the side of a paper cup.  But Kim Kaster, owner of Brewed Awakenings Cafe in Saline, has worked hard to give Saline a coffee shop where personality abounds and the community, not the cash, is the focus.


Sunday, 2017 Oct 15th

Hedwig the Owl by Bank of Ann Arbor

Scarecrows filling the sidewalks of downtown Saline has become a tradition in the month of October.  This year's theme of "Harry Potter" is strongly represented with an impressive display of creativity and talent.  All entries for the 6th Annual Saline Scarecrow Contest will be on display through the end of the month.  Come downtown Saline to see and enjoy them in person yourself.

It is a busy week for Saline Area Players.  Their production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! opens Friday and shows will be October 20 & 21 at 7:30 PM, and October 22 at 2 PM at the Ellen A Ewing Performing Arts Center, Saline High School, 1300 Campus Parkway.  Ticket information is on the website at

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of people watch the rivalry game between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, each fan rooting for a single victor. For more than fifteen years, civic-minded students at Saline Middle School have made that same game a chance to create a few more winners, on behalf of those less fortunate in their local community.


Saturday, 2017 Oct 14th

Saline area arts supporters can get an inside look at Salt Valley Arts, the new arts center at 400 W. Russell St. in Saline, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23.

Free and open to the public, the Open House will feature a number of artful activities to entice visitors to attend. Guests will be able to observe classes being taught in print-making, glass fusing, and Zentangle, or watch artists creating felted wool and fleece mittens to donate to community organizations.

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Earlier this summer, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office reported that it had investigated 20 stolen vehicles in the month of July and how significant of an increase that was for the area. Many of the vehicles that were stolen or broken into were taken by opening an unlocked door. Some of these vehicles also had unsecured guns that were stolen. 

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The Saline boys cross country team built on their success at Portage by winning the River Rat Invitational Friday at Willow Metropark. Saline finished with just 18 points – only three away from the perfect score.

Jevin Nishioka was the winner, running in 16:11.8. He led a 1-2-3 Saline finish. Joshua Cook was second in 16:20.7 and Simon Pfeiffer was third in 16:27.7. Aidan Delfuoco was fifth in 16:43 and William Minnette was seventh in 16:49.1


The Saline girls varsity cross country team took third at the River Rat Invitational at Willow Run Metropark Friday.

Saline finished with73 points – behind Pioneer (33) and Northville (35).

Junior Kayla Fortino was Saline’s fastest runner, finishing sixth in 19:04.3 – the best time of her career.

Senior Rebecca Cantrell (12th, 19:40), sophomore Nicole Dillman (16th, 20:04), senior Juliana Romero (22nd, 20:27) and senior Katherine Clark, (24th, 20:33) comprised the Saline scoring five.


Mancle "Manny" Konrad Hill, 85, of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 12, 2017 with his family by his side.


Matilda Rossi (Skiera), age 86, of Saline and formerly of White Lake, passed away at the Arbor Hospice Residence in Saline on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

She was born May 23, 1931 in Cheboygan, MI, the daughter of John and Sophie (Grubinski) Skiera. Matilda was the youngest of 11 siblings who all preceded her in death. She was raised on a farm in Cheboygan, Michigan.

Loving wife of Doro E. and mother of Michael who both preceded her in death.


Most likely, another Saline Hornet football season is in the books.

Saline withstood a late scare from a quick and combative Ypsilanti team to win 24-13 improve to 7-1 on the season. Unless something changes between now and Tuesday, it was the last game of the regular season for the Hornets.

Junior Brendan Munday rushed 24 times for 113 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Saline attack. Senior Vinnie Patteri kicked a field goal, two extra points and had three touchbacks  -- keeping the ball out of the hands of dangerous Ypsilanti runners.


Friday, 2017 Oct 13th

Last Call - The City of Saline Environmental Commission is seeking nominations for the 2017 Saline Be Green Environmental Recognition awards.

Nominations are still being accepted until Monday October 16th.   Help us recognize Saline residents, groups and businesses that capture the spirit and intent of Saline Be Green by submitting a nomination.

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A suspect who fled police crashed his vehicle and managed to escape on foot in Lodi Township Thursday evening.

Around 11:20 p.m. a driver was westbound on Pleasant Lake Road when he passed a deputy at a high rate of speed, according to Derrick Jackson, Director of Community Engagement for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. As the deputy turned on the emergency lights and turned to pursue, the driver sped off, Jackson said.

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City of Saline Manager Todd Campbell released the following details about the city's ongoing paving projects.


Asphalt removals are complete.  The underdrain installation, subbase undercuts, limestone base placement and site grading will be completed Friday, October 13th.

The planned activities for the week of October 16th include:

Base preparation and tack coat October 16th.

Asphalt paving is scheduled for October 17th – 18th.