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Saturday, 2019 Sep 21st

Moments after the golden keg was tapped, revelers joined in a German song and sipped beer to celebrate the opening of Saline Oktoberfest in downtown Saline Friday.

The Golden Keg was carried in by four men who followed a horse-drawn carriage that carried Mayor Brian Marl and festmaster Linda TerHaar, among others.

Marl tapped the Golden Keg to kick off the event.

Oktoberfest continues Saturday with the following events:

Downtown Saline

Saline High School seniors Nicole Dillman and Ryan Lampman were crowned homecoming queen and king at halftime of the Saline-Huron football game, wrapping up spirit week in the school district. They were crowned by last year's homecoming queen, Brianna Camero-Sulak.


It was a great day for a parade.

Hundreds of people participated in the annual Saline High School Homecoming Parade Friday afternoon. The parade, escorted by Pittsfield Township Police, began around 5:30 p.m. on Campus Parkway.

Below is a video of the parade.

Friday, 2019 Sep 20th

SUPERHEROES will be 2019 theme for 8th Annual Scarecrow Contest

Scarecrows are scheduled to arrive in downtown Saline again this October.  Scarecrows are encouraged to be of the "Superhero" theme.  The theme is always optional, but highly encouraged.  Also highly encouraged is to give your scarecrow creation a name that can be displayed on the scarecrow itself as well as the website listing all entries.  Here's a peak at last years entries to give you some creative ideas:  http://www.borerchiro.com/2018-scarecrows.  Most scarecrows will be displayed in

Downtown Saline

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for people to volunteer for a position on the Board of Public Works. The Board of Commissioners will make this appointment at its upcoming session on October 23, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room, Administration Building, 220 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 


Sen. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor) invites members of the community to meet with him in either Milan or Saline tomorrow to discuss issues of state and local concern.

Coffee hours are a prime opportunity for residents to meet with the senator without having to travel too far from home to do so. They are free and open to the public.


Join us tonight as we present TerHaar and the Grand Opening Ceremony for this year’s German cultural event and local heritage celebration!


Downtown Saline

Saline Oktoberfest 2019 kicks off Friday night in downtown Saline. The festival begins at 5 p.m.

Saline Main Street will ceremonially launch this year’s event at 6:30 p.m. with the annual "Tapping of the Golden Keg," by festmaster Linda TerHaar. TerHaar is a member of the Saline-Lindenberg Friendship Committee, a group dedicated to promoting relations between residents of Saline and their sister city in Germany. TerHaar, also a member of Saline City Council, has spent many Oktoberfest hours in the bratwurst booth. 

Downtown Saline

Senior Zach Sabin is the most experienced member of the defensive line. He emerged as a force last year playing defensive end on a line that surprised everyone. Beyond speed, quickness and toughness, he’s providing leadership to help this year’s promising defensive line be all it can be.

Sabin has 6 tackles - including four in the backfield, so far this year. Last year he made 31 tackles and had 11 for a loss.


A Joe Palka offense usually requires a highlight-reel playmaker.

That man is Kolton Malinczak.

He showed flashes of that ability as a junior. This year, it’s been on full display through three games. He’s got hands. He’s got speed. And he’s incredibly tough for a 5’8, 150-pound guy. That’s already a great mix. Now stir in big helping of fearlessness. And you have Kolton Malinczak.

As a junior, Malinczak made 30 catches for 363 yards and two touchdowns. Through three games this season, he has 18 catches for 316 yards and five touchdowns.

Thursday, 2019 Sep 19th

September has been a big month for the South and West Washtenaw Consortium, a 40-year-old career and technical education program that has been sending local students off to work in high-demand fields.

State data that shows CTE students are graduating from high school at a rate greater than 95 percent and earning on average $5,000 more than their peers.


A 24-year-old Pittsfield woman was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle on Textile Road Sept. 10.

At around 4:55 p.m., the woman ran through a crosswalk at Woolley Park when she was truck by a vehicle driven by a 51-year-old woman. The driver told police she didn't see the crosswalk lights activated. However, two witnesses told police they did see the lights.

The woman was transported to a local hospital by Huron Valley Ambulance with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police & Fire

Saline avenged its state championship game loss to Huron with a 2-0 victory over the River Rats in varsity field hockey action at Hornet Stadium Wednesday.

Erin Reilly and Bridget Skelly scored goals while goalie Abby Kleinschmidt recorded the shutout to lift Saline to what might be the program's inaugural victory over Huron.

Skelly opened the scoring early in the game on a scramble in front of the goal. Tenley Schrzan picked up the assist.


Josh Birch scored the game's first goal for Saline.

From there, it was all Dexter.

The Dreadnaughts defeated Saline, 18-3, in boys' varsity water polo. The young Hornet team knew they were in for a tough challenge against Dexter, ranked second in the state. Birch scored from 10 meters less than three minutes into the game. 

Alex Melnyk added two goals in the second half for Saline.

Allen Holloway and Will Clark made a ton of great saves or the score could have been more lopsided.


Wednesday, 2019 Sep 18th

Christian Rossi and Noel Sompa scored as Saline defeated Huron, 2-0, to improve to 3-0-1 in the SEC Red. Sam Herner wasn't busy, but made two good saves and earned the shutout.

The Hornets dominated possession and generated dangerous scoring chances throughout the game, but couldn't break through until early in the second half.

Brayden Stavros took a great cross pass and blistered a shot on the Huron goalie, who'd played a marvelous first half. The ball rebounded to Rossi, who buried it in the cage.

Coach Ryan Williams said the goal made him happy.


The Saline Township Board had a light agenda at its September meeting Tuesday night and concluded its business in thirty-five minutes, adjourning the meeting at 7:35 p.m.  The meeting consisted mostly of updates from the board and standard monthly reports.


Could pedestrians finally get a sidewalk on Michigan Avenue that connects to the east side?

At Monday's meeting of Saline City Council, Mayor Brian Marl instructed City Manager Todd Campbell to contact Ford Motor Company and Faurecia about installing a sidewalk along their property on East Michigan Avenue.


Tuesday, 2019 Sep 17th

A new sidewalk pathway and three new streetlight installation projects were unanimously approved by Pittsfield trustees during Wednesday’s public board meeting.


A quarterly public transit update was followed by the approval of two service agreements with TheRide from the Pittsfield trustees during Wednesday’s board meeting.


Michael James Huizenga, 70 of Manchester, Michigan passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. Mike was born October 13, 1948 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Francis Huizenga and Heidy (Wiedman) Huizenga.

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