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Sunday, 2018 Jun 17th

Fire gutted a home on the 1100 block of West Willis Road in York Township Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries.

Firefighters from the Saline Area Fire Department were dispatched to the single-story ranch home shortly after 3:30 p.m.  Firefighters from Pittsfield Township also helped battle the blaze while firefighters from Milan assisted with a tanker. 

Lt. Dan Speicher, of the Saline Area Fire Department, said residents of the home were up north at the time of the blaze. An electrician had been out at the house earlier that day, Speicher said.

Police & Fire

Saline native Brandon Kruse will join America's top hockey prospects at the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase. Kruse, who led all Bowling Green forwards in scoring as a freshman last year, was named to Team USA's preliminary roster.

He's joined by some of the rising stars in American hockey. Brady Tkachuk, Oliver Wahlstrom and Quinn Hughes are expected to be top 10 picks in the NHL Entry Draft next weekend. Jack Hughes is considered the favorite to go number one overall in the 2019 draft.

Sports

Braden Osborne placed third in his conference at the Michigan High School State Trapshooting Championship. Osborne qualified for the National High School Clay Target Championship July 13-15 in Mason, Mich.

Osborne was one of six shooters from Saline.

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Sports

Saturday, 2018 Jun 16th

A Paper shredding event will be held next Saturday, hosted by the Saline Environmental Commission, and Sponsored by Schmerberg Law, of Saline

 

Environment

Salt Springs Brewery in Saline is hosting a pub event for Roughneck Rescue and Sanctuary from 5 to 9 p.m., June 19.

Roughneck Rescue and Sanctuary rescue, located in Belleville, care for and find homes for dogs who need homes, medical attention and behavior rehabilitation.

The pub event will feature food, beer, raffle baskets, a 50-50 raffle and enterainment provided by The Parsnips.

Pets

The Friends of Detroit Animal Care & Control are holding an adoption event at Crispin Chevrolet in Saline Saturday.

Pickups for Paws takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7112 E. Michigan Ave., near the corner of State Road and Michigan Avenue.

Friends of Detroit Animal Care & Control run the volunteer program at the Detroit Animal Care shelter.

Pets

The Saline Summerfest committee is organizing an all ages talent show on the main stages at Saline Summerfest.  The show will be on August 11 in the afternoon. 

Arts & Entertainment

Friday, 2018 Jun 15th

Saline City Council took another step closer to putting a five-year, one-mill tax for road construction on the ballot in the November general election.

At a special meeting Thursday night at city hall, council polished language of a resolution to add a section to the city charter allowing for the tax. Roger Swets, attorney from Dickinson Wright, provided language for city council to consider.

Government

Rick Richter at Guaranteed Rate in Saline presents this week's Saline Real Estate Roundup.

In the video below, Christy Barker, of Guaranteed Rate Saline, presents this four-bedroom, 2-5-bath home on 9.6 acres at 2323 Willow Road in Milan.

Real Estate

I-696:

Oakland - WB I-696 CLOSED, Dequindre to US-24/Tele & all ramps, Fri 9pm-Mon 5am (ramp closures will begin about 8 pm. Detour 8 Mile) (Reminder: WB I-696 in Macomb County closed till Nov.)

ALL WB 696 ON AND OFF RAMPS ALSO CLOSED: (WB entry at US-24)

- Couzens/Dequindre/I-75/Campbell-Hilton/Woodward/Coolidge/Greenfield/Southfield/Evergreen

I-94:

Thursday, 2018 Jun 14th

A Manchester man who was apparently manufacturing a narcotic from jimsonweed in his Saline apartment was evicted after his apartment was condemned by the Saline Area Fire Department Tuesday.

Police & Fire

Michigan Avenue is closed between Warner and Campbell roads in Pittsfield Township with a pole and lines across the road.

According to Pittsfield Township police, a semi-truck behind Nature's Garden was pulling away when it caught a power line and pulled down two utility poles and power lines.

About 800 DTE customers in the area are without electricity. DTE estimated power would be restored by 5:45 p.m.

Police could not provide an estimate for when the road might re-open.

Schools

Michigan Avenue is closed between Warner and Campbell roads in Pittsfield Township with a pole and lines across the road.

According to Pittsfield Township police, a semi-truck behind Nature's Garden was pulling away when it caught a power line and pulled down two utility poles and power lines.

About 800 DTE customers in the area are without electricity. DTE estimated power would be restored by 5:45 p.m.

Police could not provide an estimate for when the road might re-open.

Schools

The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert brought to you by Saline Main Street, continues this Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m.

This week the series features the ABC Sisters & Saline Big Band.

Downtown Saline

Wednesday, 2018 Jun 13th

Colonel John Miley Adsit, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Retired, died peacefully on June 7, 2018 in Saline, Michigan at the age of 85. Commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1956, Adsit commanded troops with airborne, armored, and engineering divisions in Germany, Vietnam and Korea. During his service, he was distinguished with the Meritorious Service Award as Commanding Officer, 9th Engineer Battalion (combat), and Deputy Commander, 7th Engineer Brigade.

The City of Saline has hired Rich & Associates to conduct a Downtown Parking Study.  The results of the study will assist in determining what the downtown parking needs are and to develop a plan to better manage parking in Downtown Saline.  Part of the data gathering for the study includes on-line surveys for downtown customers, downtown business owners and downtown employees.  Saline City Manager Todd Campbell stated, “The information gathered from the surveys will be critical to the success and effectiveness of the outcomes from the downtown parking study.”  The Ci

Government

The Saline Board of Education approved new policy language softening the athletics department’s stance with students who’ve used controlled substances.

Schools

Rebecca Cantrell, a 2018 Saline High School graduate, was presented with the Rebekah Warren 2018 Envision Michigan Scholarship at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.

Schools

Earl Roger Graden slipped peacefully away, to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 74 years of age and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 

Obituaries

Tuesday, 2018 Jun 12th

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