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Wednesday, 2020 Jan 01st

Joseph George Kolar passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the age of 76 after many years of declining health.  Joe was surrounded by his family’s love and comfort for the week preceding his death. 



2019 was another great year for the student-athletes who participate in Saline High School athletics. Below is a list and photo gallery of champions.

Team Champs


Boys Track and Field (SEC Red)
Boys Soccer (SEC Red)
Boys Cross Country (SEC Red)
Football (SEC Red)
Girls Swim and Dive (SEC Red)
Field Hockey (MHSFHA D1)
Saline Boys Lacrosse (SEC Red)



Calling all euchre players.

The Saline Twirlettes are hosting a euchre tourney in support of their national team on Jan. 11 at the UAW Local 898, 8975 Textile Road, Ypsilanti.

Check-in starts at 5 p.m. and the tournament begins at 6 p.m.

The cost is $20 per person. Click here to register and for more information.


Tuesday, 2019 Dec 31st

The 2010s were marked by brilliance on the fields, courts, mats, rinks and everywhere else the Saline Hornets competed.

Here are some of the moments that shaped the way we remembered the decade in Saline High School sports. 

Larry Robinson's 99-Yard Rushing TD


Sunday, 2019 Dec 29th

Celebrate the conclusion of 2019 and the start of 2020 with a feast and Michigan's finest beers at Salt Springs Brewery in downtown Saline.

Saline's farm-to-table restaurant and microbrewery has two options for New Year's Eve revelers.

In the evening, from 5 to 7 p.m., Salt Springs Brewery is serving a five-course menu for $50 a person.

Those who wish to usher in the New Year with a toast are invited for a seven-course meal (and late-night snacks). The seven-course meal is served from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The cost is $75 per person.

Food, Drinks & Fun

John Walter Dicks, 89, passed away on the evening of December 23, 2019. In his final days and until his final breath, he was surrounded by his family.

John was born in Saline on September 15, 1930 to John Selah Dicks and Una (Lamb) Dicks. He grew up on a farm in that same town and attended school until graduating from Saline High School in 1949.


Richard Charles Grieb “Rich” age 50, of Harper Woods, MI, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 in Saline, at Arbor Hospice after a year-long battle with brain cancer. In the last weeks of his life, he was surrounded by the love of his family and friends.


Russell Vincent Gagné, 86, of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 26, 2019 with family by his side.

Russ was born February 27, 1933 to the late Charles Raul Gagné originally from St. Zacharie, Quebec, Canada and Antoinette Gagné, originally from St. Isadore, Quebec, Canada.


Friday, 2019 Dec 27th

Michigan State Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, was arrested by Auburn Hills Police for suspected drunk driving, according to the Detroit News.

Drivers on I-75 called police to report a driver weaving in and out of lanes and an officer called observed the driver cross several lanes of traffic and striking a guard rail before police stopped the car.



The last 10 years have been a period of excellence for Saline High School athletics, highlighted by individual and team state titles, regional championships, district trophies and dozens of SEC Red championships.

Today, we take a look at the very best Saline High School athletics teams of the decade.

image1516 2016-11-05 state runner up saline xc.jpg


Sunday, 2019 Dec 22nd

Friday, 2019 Dec 20th

Head to Salt Springs Brewery, 117 S. Ann Arbor St., for brunch Saturday and take pictures with Santa. Brunch is served between noon and 2 p.m.

It's one of the last chances you'll have to take photos with Santa in Saline.

On Sunday, Maplewood Lanes, 830 Woodland Drive, hosts Family Bowl with Santa from noon to 4 p.m. Maplewood Lanes offers pizza, pop, bowling, shoes, a hot cocoa bar, activities and pictures with Santa for just $10. Reserve your spot by calling 734-429-5457.

There are other holiday-themed events in town this weekend.

Community News

Saline defeated Father Gabriel Richard 61-33 to improve to 6-0 as the team breaks for the holidays.

Junior Ella Stemmer scored 25 points and had eight rebounds and five steals to lead Saline. Senior Steffi Bentley recorded the double-double, with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Amera Boyd (two rebounds) and Emily Wilcynski (two steals) scored seven points for Saline. Natalie Sweetland scored three points and had three rebounds and a pair of steals.


Pittsfield trustees wrapped up their last board meeting for the calendar year last week by denying a rezoning application and approving several end-of-year purchase agreements, including the purchase of new vehicles for the township’s police department and consulting services for a greenway project.


The Saline varsity basketball team head into the holiday break with a two-game winning streak following a 72-33 win on the road over the Southgate Titans Thursday night. The Hornets raced out to a 27-6 first quarter lead and never looked back.


Thursday, 2019 Dec 19th

‘Twas the night before Christmas, 
And all down the way; 
A neighborhood lit a path, 
For Santa and his sleigh.

Twenty-two years ago, a Christmas Eve tradition began for a group of neighbors living on North Ann Arbor Street in Saline. A glowing display of luminaries, set out by residents, lined both sides of their street and brightened the night. Homeowners hoped they were building a tradition for generations to pass on in their neighborhood.


Saline Middle School cross country runners went the extra mile for less fortunate kids.

Packs of kids ran from Saline Middle School to the Saline Area Fire Department Wednesday after school Wednesday - each of them carrying toys that will be donated to less fortunate kids around Washtenaw County.

The children seemed to understand their position of privilege and were happy to help those without.


Don Benjamin Atwood of Saline, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, surrounded by his family at the age of 76.

He was born in Millington, Mich., to Chauncey and Alice Atwood on June 7, 1943. He graduated from Millington High School in 1961 and earned his Bachelors Degree in Finance from the Detroit College of Business in June of 1973.


Guenther Homes has put 147 W. Michigan Avenue on the market.

The Ann Arbor-based developer purchased the vacant in downtown Saline for $100,000 in an online auction in May of 2017.  The property, which is actually four separate lots, is now listed on the market for $3.9 million.

When Guenther Homes purchased the property in 2017, the company spoke of building four stories of residential housing.

Real Estate

Workers will begin surveying the south and west sides of Saline Friday as the city investigates the feasibility of extending utilities to a proposed 280-home development adjacent to the city’s western border.

At Monday’s meeting, Saline City Council approved paying up to $62,800 to TetraTech to provide topographical mapping that would be used to extend utilities to Andelina Farms and other Saline Township land that might one day be annexed into the city.