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Wednesday, 2019 Sep 11th

Freshman Christian Rossi scored his first varsity goal and keeper Sam Herner made several stops as Saline bested Pioneer, 1-0, in an SEC Red contest at Hornet Stadium Tuesday.

Saline improved to 4-1-3 overall and 1-0-1 in the SEC Red. 

Saline picked up three points in the SEC Red standings to keep pace with Skyline. Both teams have four points.

Saline visits Bedford Thursday.


Tuesday, 2019 Sep 10th

A recent Saline Area Schools Board of Education meeting provided a great opportunity to see an incredible number of new teaching faces all in one place.

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Curt Ellis called up the new teaching hires, many of them just starting out in their careers, to the center aisle of the board's meeting space in the Liberty media center.



The Foundation for Saline Area Schools inducts its 2019 Hall of Fame Class at Saline High School Saturday, Sept. 14.

 The ceremony will be held in the Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center  at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public.

The induction will be followed by a dessert reception.

The 2019 class features Jennifer Allison, Jim Cameron, Kenny Feldkamp, Duane Koppelman, Robert Marcero and Mary Thomas.


Have you recently moved into Saline or have you found yourself with extra time on your hands? Would you like to find out about volunteer opportunities within our community?

A Volunteer Fair will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Saline Rec Center,1866 Woodland Drive.

The City of Saline will also be collecting donations for Saline Area Social Services.  Items needed are: laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet paper and tissues.

This is a great time to speak with the organizers to learn more about all the great events in our community.


So many questions, so little time. That seemed to be the issue for Saline City Council Monday night, as they sat down for a one-hour meeting to discuss the substantially-completed wastewater treatment plant odor abatement project.

By the time Brian Rubel, VP of Tetra Tech, the company that managed the two-year, $3.8 million project for the city, finished his report, council had about 20 minutes for questions.

With a spike in odor complaints coming only weeks after city officials declared the project a success, council had many questions.


Saline Police and Saline Area Fire personnel closed Bennett Street between Harris Street and Henne Field briefly Monday night after taking calls about a gas leak.

Gas spewed from a one-inch hole in the street in front of Ann Arbor Music Center, causing the immediate area to smell of sulfur.

DTE arrived to assess the issue. A DTE employee was to stay at the site overnight and work to repair the leak was expected Tuesday. Police and fire re-opened the street and left the area.

Police & Fire

Monday, 2019 Sep 09th

Saddle up an evening of BBQ, live music, bourbon bar, auction and more, while celebrating Saline Area Social Service and learning how your support can help our neighbors in the Saline community. The fifth annual Saline Area Social Service Fall Fundraiser takes place Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. Tickets are $75 and are available online by clicking here.


If you want to know how many people in Saline still need to be connected with Saline Area Social Services, all you've got to do is look at the numbers.

As of the 2010 census, there were 8,810 people living in 3,699 households - numbers that have certainly grown in the past decade. And yet SASS reportedly services only 300 to 400 people regularly each month despite the fact that seven percent of Saline households receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. More than 1,000 households within the Saline Area Schools district boundary are in poverty.


The public is invited to a free, one-hour educational seminar, “Medicare Made Easy” on Wednesday, October 16th at the Marion Township Hall, 2877 W. Coon Lake Road, Howell, MI 48843 at 6:30 P.M.



Dispose of your unwanted household junk at Washtenaw County Cleanup Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at Thomson Reuters Office Complex, 6300 Interfirst Drive, near the intersection of State and Textile roads.

The event is hosted by the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner and made possibly by Thomson Reuters, the Board of Public Works, Freedom Township and the City of Ann Arbor.


Saline firefighters extinguished a blaze in a mobile home at Orchard Grove on Wagner Road in Lodi Township early Monday morning.

There were no injuries, Fire Chief Craig Hoeft. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire, but not before the trailer was damaged by fire and smoke.

Police & Fire

State Rep. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) invites residents to join her at an upcoming coffee hour to discuss the latest updates on state budget negotiations and other issues pending in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Rep. Warren’s district includes the northern part of the city of Ann Arbor, the portion of the city of Milan that falls within Washtenaw County, and the townships of Ann Arbor, Augusta, Pittsfield, and York.

The coffee hours is from 9:30 to 10:10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16 at  Sweetwater Coffee & Tea, 3393 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor.


Sometimes, reality stinks.

Weeks ago, City of Saline officials decided to meet Sept. 9 to review data collected during testing after completion of the wastewater treatment plant odor abatement project. Officials were under the impression that the project was a success.


The Saline High School Marching Band – 195-performers strong – made their Hornet Stadium debut Friday night in Saline’s 61-0 victory over Brantford Assumption.

This year’s program, which can be seen at halftime and directly after the game, is The Music of Queen.


Sunday, 2019 Sep 08th

The Saline Woodcarving Show happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline.

The show includes:

Arts & Entertainment

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, Shirley Emma Grimm, loving wife and mother of two daughters, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at age 69.


Debra Ann Talsma 64, of Saline, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 5, 2019 with her family by her side.

Debra was born September 30, 1954 to Donald Talsma and the late Carol J. (Kramer) Talsma. Debra is survived by her father, Donald Talsma; sibling Kathy (Richard) Munoz, nephew Jeff Beck and niece Kelly Beck. Preceded in death by her mother Carol and sister Susan Beck.

Debbie was a Librarian at Pioneer High School. She enjoyed reading and going to horse shows with her niece.


Saturday, 2019 Sep 07th

Nine outstanding high schoolers applied to become the first Saline Community Fair Ambassadors. They completed an application, resume and interview all prior to the fair.  The new program was designed to provide up to four high school students with the opportunity to represent the fair and assist with various activities, along with building their resumes by providing community service, leadership experience and a scholarship opportunity.