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Saturday, 2018 Mar 24th

Mischievous Leprechaun Visits Lil' SAINTS Preschool (located in the First United Methodist of Saline). In honor of St. Patrick's day the children made Irish Soda Bread (recipe below) with Miss Nancy and Miss Meghan.On Friday, March 16th, 2018 the children discovered the classroom in disarray and knew that a leprechaun had visited. As the children searched the church for the leprechaun, they found that they missed the leprechaun and he had left them treats/goodies.  



Don't be alarmed if you see a large emergency responder presence at Saline Middle School Saturday. The Saline Area Fire Department is hosting a training session for school shooter scenarios Saturday morning and afternoon.

Firefighters and police from Saline and several neighboring communities will participate.


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Friday, 2018 Mar 23rd

The following calls were made to the Saline Area Fire Department, March 23, 2018.

  • 7:32 p.m. -- Medical to Harper Drive, City of Saline
  • 8:57 p.m. -- Medical to Tower Drive, City of Saline
  • 10:20 p.m. -- Medical to Warner Road, York Township
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Crow sculpture by Matt Babcock

A graduate of Saline High School, Matt Babcock, is making a name for himself as a sculptor in the Seattle area and recently created a sculpture for another former Saline resident, Liam Lavery.

Arts & Entertainment

The Saline varsity girls soccer team opened the season with a 1-0 loss to Hartland at Saline High School Thursday evening.


Before Rebecca Schneider started talking with friends on the front porch of her Henry Street historic home, the Saline Oktoberfest was party at the Tri-County Sportsmen’s Club used to raise funds to help fund Saline’s sister-city exchange with Lindenberg, Germany.


The Saline varsity boys’ lacrosse team opened the spring 2018 season by defeating UD Jesuit, 16-7.


The Saline girls varsity lacrosse team opened the season with an 18-6 loss to West Bloomfield to open the 2018 spring season Wednesday.

Emily Hill and Grace Livsey each scored two goals for Saline. Lilly Duce and Anna Lechard also scored.


Thursday, 2018 Mar 22nd

Don Raymond Fardig passed away peacefully on March 20, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, and his children, Lauren (Mulay), Amy (Mani), and Danny (Randi).  He is also survived by his parents, Donald and Arlene, sister, Jude, brother, David, and four grandchildren, Mulay, Salimata, Bode and Leila, as well as many dear friends.  “Digger” as he was affectionately known throughout his life, was born in Taylor, Michigan and grew up in hockey rinks throughout Southeastern Michigan, playing Junior A for the Red Wings, and 4 years of Varsity hockey and golf at the Universit

Robert Lewis Wilson of Saline, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 16, 2018, just a month short of his 89th birthday.

Bob was born in Battle Creek, MI, on April 11, 1929, the first child of Lewis Wilson, an Osteopathic Physician, and Geneva Ford, second grade teacher and organist.  His sister Joanne appeared two years later followed by a brother, David, and another sister, Janet. The family moved to Ypsilanti, MI, early on, when Dad bought a practice there.


The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is warning people to lock their vehicles after a rash of larcenies.

According to an alert sent Thursday the WCSO has experienced an increase in reports of larcenies from motor vehicles within the last few months. Most of those incidents were from unlocked vehicles.

The alert also warns residents to stow valuables out of site and to report supicious activities to police.

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City of Saline residents recycled a little less and sent more waste to the landfills in 2017.

Luke Schmerberg, chairperson of the Environmental Commission, shared the commission’s annual report with Saline City Council Monday night.


ARIES  Mar 21/Apr 20

A few bumps along the way do cannot derail you when you are motivated, Aries. Just keep chugging forward and you can plow through any obstacles that spring up.

TAURUS  Apr 21/May 21 Find a way to work a vacation into your schedule, Taurus. You can probably use a respite from the daily grind, and a change of scenery is just what the doctor ordered.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, if you slow down and listen to others, you may learn something new about yourself. Sometimes you have to view yourself through anotherÕs eyes.

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to fund broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities.

“E-connectivity is essential to the economic vitality and quality of life in rural communities,” Hazlett said. “Investing in broadband can strengthen rural economic growth and improve critical access to jobs, education, health care and social services.”


More than 230 people attended the 2018 Washtenaw County Agriculture Banquet, hosted by the Washtenaw County Dairy Livestock Council at the Chelsea High School.  A prime rib and chicken dinner was prepared by Chelsea Food Service and served by the National Honor Society from Chelsea High School. The entertainment for the evening was provided by magician Keith Fields.


Wednesday, 2018 Mar 21st

Grieving a loss of a loved one is such a hard and lonely journey.  Why choose to go it alone when you can sit on the grieving bench with others who understand, support and pray with you.  Stephen Ministry is facilitating a Grief Support Group, on the First Monday of the month at 12:30pm-2pm and Third Monday of the month 7-9pm.  All are welcome.    Any questions call Jeanette at The First United Methodist Church of Saline at 734-429-4730.



If you are 55 and up join us for lunch and fellowship at The First United Methodist Church of Saline.  We meet on the Third Thursday of every month.  We meet this month on April 19 at noon. This month we are hosting a “Spring.”  We will have great food and fellowship.  Everyone bring a friend and enjoy some fun, See you there! Cost is a $5 donation.


The owners of Maplewood Lanes hope to open for bowling this afternoon after a kitchen fire closed the business Tuesday evening.

The Saline Area Fire Department was dispatched to the bowling alley on the 1500 block of Woodland Drive shortly after 5 p.m.

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Tuesday, 2018 Mar 20th

The 3rd Annual Community Crosswalk takes place in Saline at 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 30.
People interested in participating should meet at Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home, at Michigan Avenue and Davenport Street.


We will meet downtown and take turns carrying the cross to strategic places in a two block radius to pray for our city, state, country, churches, commerce, schools, & people…while remembering the sacrifice the Lord has made for us. Parking allowed at City Hall.