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Saturday, 2020 Feb 15th

MONROE -- Saline junior Ella Stemmer has achieved something few Hornet hoopsters have ever accomplished. Stemmer entered Thursday’s game at Monroe needing four points to hit 1,000 for her career. At 2:59 of the first quarter, Stemmer hit a three-pointer. Less than 30 seconds later, the Hornets got the ball back. Senior Amera Boyd inbounded to Steffi Bentley, who whirled around and kicked the ball out to Stemmer. Stemmer swished her 10-foot jump shot for points 1,000 and 1,001, giving Saline an 8-2 lead. As she ran back toward half-court, she was mobbed by teammates.


More than 20 young girls joined the Saline High School dance team to provide an entertaining half-time show at the Saline-Monroe basketball team Friday night.

The girls had enrolled in the Saline Community Education Youth Dance Clinic, a two-day program for kids ages 5-12. The girls received lessons from coach Nina Doigan and the varsity dance team on back-to-back nights.

Then, on Friday night, they went out and showed their new moves at center court.

The kids also received a t-shirt, snacks and a photograph as part of the program.

Friday, 2020 Feb 14th


Feeling the heat yet? The glare of the national regional media’s spotlight has heightened tension in Saline.

Is there a way out of rancor without sweeping Saline’s issues under the rug? I'll get to that.

There is racism in Saline. There is racism in every community in which I’ve ever lived or worked, in Canada or the United States. I’ve seen racism at work in multicultural communities and homogenous communities. The dynamic changes from place to place, but fear of the other exists everywhere.


Friday is Valentine’s Day. Here’s a guide to this weekend’s funso you and your valentine will love the time you spend together in Saline

Valentine’s Day at Salt Springs Brewery

What: Special Valentine’s Day Menu at Salt Springs Brewery
When: Through Saturday
Where: Salt Springs Brewery, 117 S. Ann Arbor St.
Why: Delicious, farm-to-table food. Locally brewed beers. The Valentine’s menu includes Grown Up S’mores, curried vegetable stew, tenderloin medallions, sea scallops and citrus salad.

Thursday, 2020 Feb 13th

With all of the Valentine’s candy out in stores, we’ve got love on our minds. But what about SELF LOVE?

When someone says something unkind to us, we often recognize it as unkind, and the recognition incites a process of investigation, judgment, reaction, and a variety of other responses. We may stop speaking to someone when they treat us unkindly, especially if this occurs multiple times. We may defend ourselves. We may become angry. Sometimes we believe the unkind words. Often, we fight back. 


One on west side of the media center at Liberty School, seated behind at the dais, sat at the Saline Board of Education. It was nearly three hours into a long, frustrating meeting. Board president Heidi Pfannes had struggled to quiet a large audience which had grown impatient as they waited for the second round of public comment. 

As the second round of public comment began, a group of Saline students and community members rose from their chairs, walked to the podium area, lined up and linked arms. 


Alex Schukow, assistant principal at Saline Middle School passed his dissertation defense at the Eastern Michigan University College of Education to earn his doctorate degree.

Schukow, a 2003 graduate of Saline High School, became assistant principal at Saline Middle School in the fall of 2019 after four years as assistant principal at Heritage Elementary School.



Compact disks continue to pour in at the Corner Book Shop in the Saline District Library.

The lobby cart was totally restocked this morning as well as the space in the shop. And there are many more waiting to come out! So we're pleased to offer you a real bargain. While supplies last, all CDs are 3 for $1 or 50 cents each. All genres are available, so no matter what you like to listen to, you should be able to find something to please your ears.


The citizen’s comments section of agenda item took up the majority of Saline Township’s February meeting Wednesday evening as several township residents raised concerns and questions about potential 425 Agreements between Saline Township and the City of Saline.


The Saline High School Ten Tones performed three songs for the Saline Board of Education at Tuesdays meeting.

The Ten Tones choir includes Jenna Allman, Jane Altevogt, Clay Baker, Jacob Bres, Samantha Dobrowolski, Christina Gonzalez, Ben Keith, Jack Pribble, Margie Raupp, Jordan Reeves, Spencer Schneider and Wesley Welt. Pribble and Welt were not present for the performance

The choir is directed by Sarah Price, Director of Choirs at Saline High School. Price said the Ten Tones practice each weekday morning before school.


Wednesday, 2020 Feb 12th

George Norman Williams, age 82, of Saline, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2020 after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Norman grew up in Scotland and earned degrees from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Institute of Physics in London and RIT in Rochester, NY in both physics and business management. He met Iris, his wife of fifty-seven years, in Banbury, England. Shortly after the birth of his first child, he moved his young family to Saudi Arabia, where Norman was a Professor of Physics at the King Saud University of Riyadh.


Guests at Casino Royale, the fast-approaching James Bond-themed fundraiser for The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, will have the opportunity to bid on private luxury suite tickets to one of the most hotly-anticipated concert events of the summer: the return of Roger Waters – the creative fo

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The Saline varsity boys’ basketball team notched a key SEC Red win Tuesday night when they traveled to Ann Arbor and beat the Pioneers 50-45, in a dramatic come-from-behind victory. Saline improved to 7-6 overall and 3-4 in the SEC Red.


Four high school students suspended by Saline Area Schools for using racist language and images in a Snapchat group are suing the district and administrators in U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan. Attorney David Kallman, who represents four of six high school students disciplined by the district, argues the district lacked the authority to discipline the students because the conduct took place away from the school and not engaging in school-related activities or using school equipment.


Tuesday, 2020 Feb 11th

Ella Stemmer scored 28 points as Saline defeated Pioneer for the second time this season in varsity girls basketball action at Saline High School Tuesday.

The Hornets fired to a 22-5 lead after the first quarter and hung on for a decisive video.

Saline improved to 13-2 on the season and 5-2 in the SEC Red.

Stemmer's 28 points left her four short of 1,000 for her career. The Hornets visit Monroe Thursday. Stemmer, a junior, also had seven rebounds and four assists.


For the second time, Saline City Council has extended a deadline to come to an agreement for providing water and sewer the proposed Andelina Farms development just west of the city's border in Saline Township.

Council voted 7-0 to extend the agreement date to March 24. 


Saline Boy Scout Logan Bush received city council's approval to proceed with his Eagle Scout project at Mill Pond Park.

Bush plans to construct a shade shelter over the bench at the dog park. Bush's plan received the unanimous support of Saline City Council. It was previously approved by the city's park's commission.



The arrival of a medical marijuana dispensary in Saline is more a question of “when” than “if.”

Saline City Council briefly discussed the issue Monday night and a majority of council members signalled the city should end its prohibition of medical marijuana establishments.


Monday, 2020 Feb 10th

Arti Gras 2020 Preview


The Arti Gras Preview Show is now up at The 109 Cultural Exchange located at 109 Michigan Ave in downtown Saline.

Enjoy a sneak peek of the fabulous handmade artwork that will be available at the 2020 Arti Gras event at Salt Valley Arts silent auction on March 1st. Arti Gras is a party for the arts and a fundraiser for Salt Valley Arts, a local nonprofit art organization. 

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