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Monday, 2020 Jan 13th

Suicide was cited as the cause of death of a man found dead in Lodi Township Monday afternoon.

A neighbor found the body outdoors at a residence on the 7100 block of Noble Road, just north of Saline-Waterworks Road, and called police.

“Deputies arrived to find a deceased male,” said Derrick Jackson, spokesperson for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

Jackson said it appeared to be suicide by gun.


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Moved by the suffering he witnessed after the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010, Author Mitch Albom adopted a failing orphanage in the city of Port-au-Prince. There he met Chika, a bold and curious five-year-old girl, who had developed a life-threatening brain tumor. The story of their journey and the many things they learned along the way is told in Albom’s new book Finding Chika.  It is Mitch’s hope that audiences will be moved by Chika’s courage, enlightened by her journey, inspired by her humanity and empowered to help ease the suffering of children worldwide. 


Sunday, 2020 Jan 12th

The City of Saline closed two riverfront parks due to flooding after a steady rain fell on frozen ground in Saline Saturday.

Runoff rushed to the Saline River, causing the banks to swell. Police closed Mill Pond Park and Curtiss Park Saturday afternoon.


Saturday, 2020 Jan 11th

The Saline American Legion, located at 320 W. Michigan Ave., hosts a comedy night Jan. 17.

Steve Iott and Chris Young perform.

Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit the Saline American Legion Post 322.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Call 734-429-7310.

Food, Drinks & Fun

The Washtenaw County Road Commission closed Campus Parkway between Industrial Drive and Suncrest Drive in Pittsfield Township due to flooding. The road will be closed until further notice. Access to Saline High School is still available via the east parking lots. 

In Scio Township, Liberty Road was closed between Park and Zeeb roads.

A proposed conservation easement change was tabled by Pittsfield trustees this week, setting aside plans for commercial space development along Michigan Avenue and State Road.


After Saline and Dexter, two high-octane and unbeaten varsity girls basketball teams, played to a 10-10 score at halftime, Coach Leigh Anne Roehm challenged the Hornets.

“At halftime, we talked about having the posture of a champion. And, boy, did they ever step up and fulfill that,” Roehm said.

Led by Ella Stemmer and Liz Sekerak, the Hornets dominated at both ends of the court and went on a 16-point run to wrest control of the contest. Saline went on to win 40-18 and improve to 8-0. Dexter fell to 5-1.


Friday, 2020 Jan 10th

The Saline varsity basketball team trailed Jackson, 43-42. There were 27 seconds left in the game.


Have you ever considered being on stage? Do you love to sing along to show tunes? Saline Area Players, your local community theater group, has an opportunity just for you!

This Saturday, January 11, Saline Area Players invites you to audition for their spring musical “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper.” Auditions will be held from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm (choose one time slot) at Saline Liberty School located at 7265 N. Ann Arbor Rd. in Saline. This show follows the classic tale, but is set to music, and introduces the audience to a few new characters and twists along the way.

Arts & Entertainment

As a follow-up to the visioning sessions held in late spring 2019, the City of Saline will be hosting an upcoming forum to discuss the future of the City’s municipally-owned and operated Recreation Center.


The Saline Township Board met Wednesday evening in their first meeting of 2020 and took sixty minutes to take care of township business. Most of the board’s time was spent discussing three agenda items: Andelina Farms, the 425 Agreement with the City of Saline and the Special Assessment District for Oak Park Estates.

Thursday, 2020 Jan 09th

Nick Sheridan, the former Saline High School football quarterback who served as a backup QB at Michigan, has been promoted to offensive coordinator at Indiana University.

Sheridan was most recently tie tight ends coach at Indiana. He'd previously served as quarterbacks coach. Sheridan has been at Indiana since 2017, since leaving Central Michigan University.


The Saline girls and boys varsity bowling teams earned wins over Skyline at Maplewood Lanes Wednesday.

The boys turned in a 27.5-2.5 victory to improve to 3-1. The girls improved to 2-2 with a 22-8 victory.

On the boys' side, the Hornets swept the baker games to pick up 10 points.

Colin Mitchell led the Hornets in game one with a 201. Dallas Casey bowled a 190 for another win. Saline and Skyline split the head-to-heads, 2.5 to 2.5,  but the Hornets won the pin count, 879-776.


Tuesday, 2020 Jan 07th

The holiday hustle is behind us. The time of presents has passed, and it's a great time to get present! I'm talking about the present moment! The new year is here. What can we do to make it a good one?

While mindfulness is about appreciating and fully experiencing the present moment, we can also benefit from mindfully reflecting on past moments, and mindfully setting goals for the future. 

Let’s talk about how we can use mindful reflection and goal setting to start the new year and decade off in a (mentally) healthy way. 


Below is video of Saline Mayor Brian Marl's State of the City address, as well as the full text of his speech. On Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m., join us on our Facebook Page for a live, streaming video interview of Mayor Marl. All city residents are invited to join the interview and ask questions as we go. If you can't make it, email your question to [email protected] and we will pose the question for you.



Councilor Dean Girbach was appointed Mayor pro-tem for the City of Saline at Monday's council meeting.

Council voted 7-0 to approve Mayor Brian Marl's recommendation.

Girbach is the longest-serving member of council, having served from 1997-2003 and again from 2010 to the present time.

"I put a lot of thought into who I select to serve as payor pro-tem because in the unfortunate event I become incapacitated or unable to serve, I want somebody who will be able to step into the position and effectively manage and lead city government," Marl said.


The following is a list of calls for the Saline Area Fire Department, Jan. 6, 2020.

  • Medical, 100 block of West Willis Road, 2:05 a.m., Jan. 6
  • Medical, 10800 block of North Platt Road, 4:01 a.m., Jan. 6
  • Medical, 700 block of Lambkins Road, 1:47 p.m., Jan. 6
  • Medical, 700 block of Knollwood Court, 7:25 p.m., Jan. 6
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