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Monday, 2018 Feb 05th

Desten Houge, the man who lost control of his vehicle and crashed head-on into Lake Jacobson’s car at 8:30 p.m., Dec. 30, was intoxicated while driving.

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NAVYA self-driving shuttle on the Mcity campus at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

Local autonomous vehicle manufacturer NAVYA made its inaugural showing at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit last month.

This is a big deal for the company and a big deal for Saline.

A little over six months ago, NAVYA announced the planned opening of a 20,000 square foot facility for the City of Saline. Today that plant is literally in the process of producing its first commercial shuttle, due for completion later this month.

Worldwide production of 150 units is projected for 2018 — with 60 of those shuttles to be made right here in Saline Michigan.


Sunday, 2018 Feb 04th

The Saline Area Fire Department was dispatched to West Michigan Avenue, near Case Road in Saline Township, for a motor vehicle crash with injuries.

Firefighters were dispatched at 4:46 p.m.

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Online Community @ The Saline Post for Week of Jan 28, 2018

The article most frequently commented upon in The Saline Post this week was titled "Your Help Is Needed to Train a Service Dog for a Saline Child." Beyond this, the associated GoFundMe page provides another barometer of reader impact for the story.

"Man Sentenced 7-20 Years in Drunk Driving Death of Jacob Rauguth" stirred up responses from a number of perspectives for a similar write-up on mLive, but not so much on this site.

That's unfortunate. I know there've been a lot of thoughtful reactions from within the Saline community. It's a shame to see all that lost.


Mark your calendars!  Salt Valley Arts will be holding their first annual Arti Gras Celebration on Saturday, March 3rd, from 4-7pm.  The event, held at Salt Valley Arts (400 W. Russell St, Saline), will have the grand unveiling of their community art piece, Sum of the Parts, as well as featuring other artists's work.  There will also be light refreshments, great conversations, and good fun!  

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Saturday, 2018 Feb 03rd

Treat that special girl to a night out at the 23rd annual Daddy Daughter Dance, held Feb. 16 at the Saline Rec Center.

The dance begins at 6:30 p.m.

The event includes a DJ, dancing, balloon drop, crafts, ice cream sundae bar and more.

Keepsake photo packages will be available for purchase. These dances sell out every year so get your tickets early. This event is open to all young ladies and an adult male date of their choice (dad, grandpa, uncle, etc.). 


Gretchen Driskell invites supporters to help open her new campaign headquarters in Saline, at 135 E. Bennett St.

The opening takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Driskell, a Democrat and the longest serving mayor in Saline history, is once again challenging Republican incumbent Tim Walberg to represent the US 7th Congressional District.


Greyhound Expressions rescue group will be at Pets 'n' Things in Saline  taking Valentine photos of your pet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 10.

Pets'n'Things is located at 541 E. Michigan Ave., Saline.

For a $15 donation to the rescue group you will get a full sheet of memorable photos to take home!

Pets, kids, and the whole family are welcome to be in the photo.

Walk-In's are welcome, or call 734-429-5431 for an appointment.


Thinking of auditioning to be a Saline Fiddler? We're hanging out and playing music at Brewed Awakenings- come by and join us for some coffee (and treats), conversation, and music. Fiddlers, staff, and parents will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the group. 

As part of Brewed Awakenings’ Pay it Forward Program, 20 percent of sales will benefit Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic!

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Ypsilanti Southern Railroad hosts the Ann Arbor Model Railroad show Feb. 17-18 at Saline Middle School. The show is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be more than 400 tables and dealers from around the country.

Jim Elster, from Scenic Express, and Andy Lester and Steve Funaro will provide clinics.

Tickets are $6. Scouts in uniform get in free. Children under 10 enter free with a paid adult.


Acoustic Routes is bringing The Love Hangover -- a double-bill concert featuring real-life couples -- to Stony Lake Brewing on Feb. 17, the Saturday after Valentine's Day.

"The concept behind The Love Hangover is simple: who better to sing about love, jealousy, passion and romance than people in a relationship?" says Acoustic Routes founder Jim Cain. "This is a Valentine's gift for people who love live music and craft beer."

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The Saline District Library has joined area public libraries for the 2018 Washtenaw Reads program.

The Read is a community initiative to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book. Participating libraries, along with Saline, include Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Milan, Northfield Township, and Ypsilanti.

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Saline came out on the short end of a hard fought battle with Pioneer as the SEC Red Rivals squared off at Saline High School Friday.

Pioneer outscored Saline 12-7 in the fourth quarter to beat Saline 42-39.


Sophomore Amera Boyd scored 21 points as Saline defeated Pioneer 47-13 in junior varsity girls basketball action Friday at Saline High School.

Boyd hit three three-pointers and scored seven points in each of the first three quarters.

Saline led 10-2 after the first quarter. Boyd and Sydney Gresser each had a three-pointer for Saline. In the second quarter, Saline outscored Pioneer 13-3. Steffi Bentley scored four points for Saline and Ashtyn Mosigno added a basket to Boyd's seven points.


There is an old adage that most every adult watching the Hornets varsity hoops team Friday night in Ann Arbor has heard and experienced as some point in their life. The Saline varsity hoopsters learned about it first hand in their 51-31 loss to the Pioneers, dropping their season record to 9-5, 2-4 in the SEC Red Division.


Friday, 2018 Feb 02nd

Saline swam to another SEC Red victory Thursday, defeating Monroe 141-45.

The Hornets, in the middle of a grueling training schedule, managed to win every event.


Michigan-based outreach program was designed to bridge multi-generational communication barriers and foster greater understanding about dementia and memory loss.


Bowling Green freshman Brandon Kruse, a native of Saline, was named WCHA Rookie of the Month.

Kruse, Rookie of the Week for two straight weeks, scored 11 points in January. He had three multi-point games during the month and had game-winning goals in back-to-back games against Alaska Anchorage and Lake Superior State.

Kruse, 18, now has 6 goals and 19 assists in 30 games for the Falcons. He leads all Falcon forwards in assists and points.


Thursday, 2018 Feb 01st

Two Saline programs are among those chosen for Washtenaw County Health Department grants to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

The county announced more  $160,000 in grant funding to 13 community projects they hope will help people build foundations to live healthy lifestyles.