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Friday, 2020 Jan 24th

The following information is from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), local public health departments and the state’s healthcare community are actively monitoring the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak originating in Wuhan, China.


The Saline varsity gymnastics team defeated Parma Western, 131.2-125, for its second straight victory at home Thursday.

In the floor exercise, the Hornets were led by Sarah McLaughlin, who scored 8.675, just ahead of Megan Mulligan with8.625. Annie Miloser wasn't far behind at 8.45. Camille LaFleur also placed in the scoring with 7.875.

On the balance beam, it was Mulligan leading the way with a score of 9.0. She was followed by McLaughlin (8.8), Rachel White (7.85) and Alena Miklosiv and Isabel Basulto (7.55).


Two of the four Democratic Party candidates who've filed to run for Congress in Michigan's 7th District will participate in a forum next week.

Gretchen Driskell, of Saline, and Ryan Hall, of Tecumseh, will participate in Indivisible Eaton County's candidates forum from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Feb. 2 in the Spartan Room at the Charlotte Community Library in Charlotte.

Sam Branscum, of Deerfield, and Chris Smith, of Saline, have also filed to run as Democrats.


Allan Warren Houghton of Saline, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

The cause of death was Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Allan was born on December 29, 1937 to Warren W. and Velva Jean (Routh) Houghton in Detroit. In 1960 he married Mary (Bakita) Houghton, and together they had three children. Sadly, Mary passed away in 1986. In 1987 Allan married Barbara (Pearson) Houghton and she survives. They were married for over 32 wonderful years.


Thursday, 2020 Jan 23rd

Wednesday, 2020 Jan 22nd

Sarah Yousif and Neil Sachdeva are hosts of the Jan. 22, 2020, edition of SMS Buzz. The program features stories on the writing center and the student-staff basketball game.


Four Saline High School students represented the school at the Michigan Music Conference, held by the Michigan School Vocal Music Association last weekend in Grand Rapids.

Saline vocal music teacher Sarah Price offered her congratulations while noting the accomplishments of Cristina Gonzalez, Conor Waterman, Jacob Bres and Margie Raupp.


Anthony D’Agostino, 90, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday, January 20, 2020 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti.

He was born on July 19, 1929, in Detroit Michigan, to Frank and Antoinette (Cardone) D’Agostino. Anthony honorably served in the US Army from 1950-1952. Upon discharge, he worked for the US Postal Service for 38 years, retiring in 1989.


As per Michigan law, the Saline Area Schools Board of Education performed a formal evaluation of Superintendent Scot Graden using the Michigan Association of School Board superintendent evaluation tools, the results of which were revealed this week.

While the full evaluation isn't provided to the public, the broad strokes of the evaluation were discussed by the board.

Connor Wright scored two goals and had an assist and Cody Stein posted his first varsity shutout as Saline defeated Jackson United, 6-0, at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube Tuesday.

Playing in front of their favorite teachers on "teacher appreciation" night, the Hornets certainly made their mentors proud.

It took less than three minutes to get on the board. Liam McGregor forced a turnover with an aggressive keep at the blueline and got the puck to Aleks Lozovyy, who beat the Jackson goalie with quick wrist shot.


Tuesday, 2020 Jan 21st

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new board members last week at its annual Board of Directors retreat meeting hosted by Kyocera Unimerco.  Joining the Chamber’s 15 member board this year are Dr. Andrew Schneider from Steadfast Chiropractic and Clint Williams from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing N.A.  Shown together they’re being welcomed to the Board by the Chamber’s current Executive Director, Larry Osterling. 


Trevor Arico scored 47 points - the most any Hornet basketball player has scored in at least a decade - as Saline defeated Evergreen Park, Ill., 76-69 at Madison Heights Bishop Foley Sunday, during the Martin Luther King Showcase.

Arico hit a tournament record 10 three-pointers.

The performance attracted the attention of the Detroit Free Press, which nominated the senior for player of the week.


Chris Swek and Rik Burgoyne were presented with the "Voice of the Customer" award at the annual Wausau Homes Builder Conference in Madison, Wisc.

The award was based upon past homebuyers being surveyed on builder satisfaction, builder quality, and likeliness of referring their builder to family and friends. According to a press release, Swek and Burgoyne excelled at being trusted advisors to their homebuyers by earning an impressively high customer satisfaction rating.


Saturday, 2020 Jan 18th

Some wrecks, such as the wooden bulk freighter Daisy Day, lie in as little as 10 feet of water and are suitable for beginning divers and visible to paddlers and snorkelers.

Others, such as the Indiana, a propeller vessel that went down in Lake Superior in 1858, are in more than 100 feet of water and require advanced diving skills.

The map will be updated as more ships are discovered and more information becomes available.

Arti Gras 2020 Party for the Arts

Salt Valley Arts Annual Party for the Arts - Arti Gras 2020- "Make Your Fortune" - will be held on March 1st at 400 W. Russell Street Saline MI 48176.  40 plus works of amazing original artwork will be up for auction. Preview at 1:30 and staggered bidding at 2:00 pm. This year's theme was based on fortunes from "fortune cookies", diverse media such as watercolor, oil, mixed media, encaustic, pastels, fiber art, jewelry, collage, and much more. Come join us for a fun art filled afternoon and take home some wonderful art.

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Saline bounced back from their first loss of the season to defeat Pioneer, 47-40, in a physical and intense contest at Pioneer High School Friday.

Ella Stemmer scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and four steaks to pace the Hornets. Sophie Canen scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds to go along with two steals. Steffi Bentley scored seven points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Liz Sekerak hit a pair of timely three-pointers for the Hornets.


Saline fell to Pioneer, 51-49, in SEC Red varsity boys basketball action at Saline High School Friday.

The Hornets led 24-17 at halftime and 34-30 after three quarters.

Stats were unavailable.


In a battle of unbeaten junior varsity girls basketball teams, Saline bested Pioneer, 45-41.

The Hornets built a 26-13 lead at halftime and then survived a late charge from the Pioneers.

Ella Dean scored 12 points and Taylor Kangas scored 11 points. Anna Hesse added nine points. Kailee Cahill (four points), Josie Cayen, Madisyn Snyder (three points), Payton Maloney (two points) and Cazzi Smith (one point) also made the scorebook for Saline.


Friday, 2020 Jan 17th

The Saline boys swim and dive team earned three SEC wins in their home-opening meet Thursday. Saline edged Dexter, 94-91, and defeated Monroe, 150-30, and Ypsilanti, 153-18.

The Hornets were led by Cooper Osgood and Ethan Saunders, who each won two events.

The meet began with Dexter winning the 200-yard medley relay. Saunders, Joshua Brunty, Osgood and Blake Coy were second in 1:43.41.

Dexter's Paul Schaefer won the 200-yard freestyle.  Thomas Walsh, Nick Huetteman and Alex Melnyk placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively.