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Monday, 2019 Mar 18th

Ladies of Washtenaw County...if you care about local community causes and are committed to making a difference, please consider joining 100+ Women Who Care Washtenaw County.   

Who we are: 100+ Women Who Care Washtenaw County is an organization to support non-profit agencies. Agencies located right here in Washtenaw County and serving Washtenaw County residents. Now nearly 200 women and growing, we all agree to donate $100, twice a year, to guide our vision of nonprofit support. We’d love to have you join our group.


Sunday, 2019 Mar 17th

Betty Jean Danneffel, age 92, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Saline.

She was born on June 4, 1926 in Grosse Pointe, the daughter of Herman N. and Marie (Burlingame) Bruce.

Betty was employed by the University of Michigan from January 1, 1960 to November 1, 1991, and was the Manager of Faculty and Staff Records for much of her career there. She was a member of the University of Michigan M Club, as an avid fan of all U of M sports; the Ann Arbor Civic Club; and was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Saline for many years, serving as Secretary from 1993 to 2008.


Robert Leroy Stapleton of Milan, Mich., age 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his home.

Thousands braved icy roads and early morning snow squalls to visit the Saline Spring Craft Show at Saline Middle School Sunday morning. Organizers say the early morning crowds were a little lighter than normal because of the weather. But as road conditions improved but low temperatures and blustery wind remained, the popular spring craft show in a warm gymnasium became a more inviting idea.


Saturday, 2019 Mar 16th

We contacted Saline’s favorite beer-serving restaurants and checked their social media pages to provide you this guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Saline.


Salt Springs Brewery
117 S. Ann Arbor St

Food, Drinks & Fun

The annual Saline Spring Craft Show takes place at Saline Middle School from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16.

The show will feature handmade products by crafters from all over the seven states in the categories of clothing, jewelry, wood, knitting/crocheting, floral, hand painted and tole painting, handmade products and much more. Peter Cottontail will be available for pictures and children's activities, including face painting and a caricaturist, will also be featured from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Admission is $4.


Friday, 2019 Mar 15th

The second annual Artis Gras raised more than $3,000 for Salt Valley Arts, a non-profit community arts organization headquartered in the old Saline Community Hospital on Russell Street.

Arts & Entertainment
Members of Viva Voce Youth Choir sing the national anthem before the Harlem Globetrotters game on February 1.

While the temperatures the last couple months have been bitterly cold, the spirit surrounding the Viva Voce Youth Choir has been one of warmth and giving. The singers have had a busy winter, and their momentum will continue throughout the spring.

While the temperatures the last couple months have been bitterly cold, the spirit surrounding the Viva Voce Youth Choir has been one of warmth and giving. The singers have had a busy winter, and their momentum will continue throughout the spring.

Two students in the South & West Washtenaw Consortium culinary arts program medalled at the regional and will move on to the state competition.

Lucas Schultz placed second and took silver in culinary arts.

Elliot Hill took third and earned bronze in restaurant service.

The regional took place at Oakland Community College Feb. 8. Schultz and Hill compete at the state competition held at Grand Rapids Community College April. 6.


The Western Michigan University Wind Symphony, conducted by Scott Boerma, performs in the Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School at 7:30 p.m., April 1.

The concert is presented by by Saline High School Bands.

Admission is free.

Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, 2019 Mar 14th

The SEC Red champion Saline hockey team placed three players on the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches' Association Division 2 All State Team.

Brendan Murphy was named first-team all state on defense for the second consecutive year. Mason Ausmus earned honorable mention on defense and Logan Dejanovich earned honorable mention at forward.

Murphy led the team in scoring with 16 goals and 23 assists. Dejanovich finished with 11 goals and 20 assists. Mason Ausmus scored seven goals and had 20 assists.


The Board of Education approved CARES millage funding for several community initiatives, including the Bixby Marionettes, a sculpture at Henne Field and new uniforms for the Saline Middle School girls lacrosse program.


The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a "brunch and learn" event March 19 for businesses who wish to learn more about the new Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act taking effect March 29.


Gordon Valley Farm in Saline is owned by Phil and Judy Gordon. Other family members involved in the farm are Nick and Troy Gordon when time allows. The farm was founded on November 31, 1881 by David and John Gordon Farms. One generation works the farm fulltime and a second generation farms part time. The Gordons grow corn, wheat and soybeans. In the past the farm had a dairy with up to 180 cows and raised replacements as well as raising feed for cattle.


Leon William Eisemann, of Saline, 87, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

He was born July 28, 1931 in Ann Arbor, the son of Otto and Leona (Sautter) Eisemann.  In 1954, Leon married Margery Bell at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chelsea, and she preceded him in death on June 1, 2017.  

He is survived by his three children Susan (Mike) Snay, Randy (Bernadette) Eisemann, and Mary Eisemann; his five grandchildren Katherine, Robert and Sarah Snay; Lauren and Tyler Eisemann.


Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations there is in this country, and it involves many families. Farms are great places for children to play, visit and work, but they can also be places where kids are injured or even killed. In the U.S. every three days a child dies in an agriculture related incident and every day about 33 young people are injured in agriculture-related incidents.