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Wednesday, 2018 Jan 31st


The drunk driver who killed 19-year-old Jacob Rauguth was sentenced to 7-20 years in prison by Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge Archie Brown Wednesday afternoon.

Matthew Albert Stoy was sentenced 7 to 20 years for operating with a high blood alcohol content causing death, with a prior conviction, and 6-10 years for operating with a high blood alcohol content causing serious injury with a prior conviction. The sentences run concurrently.

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I hope you had a chance to check out my last couple posts about happiness and that you found them interesting (if you didn't read them, click on my name or search Health Wise in Saline Post). I talked about common misconceptions about happiness as well as attempts at defining happiness/well-being. Now, I'd like to share with you an approach that brings us a little closer to figuring out what this whole “well-being” thing is all about.


Saline basketball fans must have thought that the Saline varsity hoops team was hibernating through the cold winter weather as the team scored a total of six baskets over the last four quarters. They converted three baskets in the first half Tuesday night at home hosting the Dexter Dreadnanughts.


The Saline Chelsea ski team raced Tuesday night in a slalom event in tough conditions at Mt Brighton.

"The freeze-thaw cycles we’ve been experiencing make for very icy course conditions, with 36 racers unable to finish, and several others that fell but were able to get back up to finish," coach Laura Dillman said. 

The boys team fell victim to this, with Caden Faupel the only racer on the boys’ team completing the course, but he too suffered a fall on his second run.


Tuesday, 2018 Jan 30th

DEXTER -- Senior Brooke Bauer scored seven of her 11 points during a third quarter in which Saline outscored Dexter, 12-3, and the Hornets went on to win 37-33, Tuesday

Coach Leigh Ann Roehm credited a strong second-half defensive effort and senior leadership for the victory

Bauer also had five rebounds. Senior Asia Lindsey made five-of-six free throws down the stretch and finished with seven points and four rebounds. Freshman Ella Stemmer finished with 13 points and five rebounds.



At Yogacentric, Kimberly Schipper and her teachers are dedicated to a healthy mind and body.

Their students’ appreciation for their dedication has led to a healthy business.


ASHLAND, OH (01/29/2018)-- Molly Rajewski of Saline, MI, was named to the Dean's List at Ashland University for the fall 2017 semester.

Rajewski is majoring in athletic training.

Rajewski is a 2015 graduate of Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor.

To be eligible for this honor, a student must be enrolled full time at Ashland University and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Dalmatian "Cinder," will become a service dog for Saline girl Danielle Sharp, with our help

Danielle Sharp is a local child just 3½ years old, but she's already had to overcome more obstacles in her life than most people we likely know.

Born with a defect known as gastroschisis, she's been in and out of surgery and now depends upon three medical packs with pumps attached to her body for survival. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Forever.

Today her world is limited to the two-foot reach of hoses that form the lifeline between her and those packs. In the event of a system failure, an alarm sounds, making time of the essence for either addressing the fault or getting a backup in place.

An eight-month-old Dalmatian named "Cinder" is eager to enter Danielle's world and help change it for the better. In order to do this, the dog Cinder our help.


The SHS Chamber Choir had a very successful weekend performing and presenting at the 13th Annual Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids 1/25-1/27. This is the largest statewide conference for music educators in Michigan, and the Chamber Choir was one of just a handful of choirs from across the entire state to be selected to perform. It's the equivalent of being a "state champ" in choir! They excelled with an expressive and entertaining 20 minute performance during MSVMA Choral Hour. 


The Saline High School competitive cheer team finished eighth at meet held Saturday at Plymouth High School.

Saline finished with 673 points. The Hornets had 213.8 in round one, 187.56 in round two and 271.8 in the third round.

"This was our toughest competition we've had all season. We had great fan support and we can't wait to be back on the floor Saturday at Southgate Anderson," coach Sara Hendrick said.


Six Saline High School student musicians performed with the Michigan All State Band in Grand Rapids. 

These students were chosen by audition out of thousands of student musicians across the state. They prepared and performed an extremely challenging concert of collegiate level music in 2 days of rehearsal with Scott Boerma-Director of Bands at Western Michigan University.

Pictured from left to right are Emma Rose Reilly, clarinet, Leah Keller, flute, Zack Gabanyicz, trumpet, Holden Collins, tuba, Paul Kiyabu, trumpet, and Paul Crowley, saxophone,


Monday, 2018 Jan 29th

The following marriages were recorded by Washtenaw County.


Grace Weaver was named to the dean's list at Miami University for the 2017 fall semester.

Miami University students who are ranked in the top twenty percent of undergraduate students within their division for first semester 2017-2018 have been named to the dean's list recognizing academic performance.

Weaver, from Saline, is earning a B.S. in Businessmajoring in Marketing.


Despite the recent melt-down, the Saline-Chelsea ski team competed in the giant slalom race at Mt. Brighton Thursday.

The girls team continued to show strength and consistency, coach Laura Dillman said. The team was sixth in the 11-team field.


Saline earned a rare 30-0 shutout in a match against Ypsilanti Monday at Maplewood Lanes. Saline swept the Baker games. Drake Jones bowled games of 242 and 199 to lead Saline. Tanner Wiedmeyer bowled games of 223 and 196. Dallas Casey also had a strong afternoon with games of 221 and 194. Tristin Marion bowled a 231 and Collin Mitchell rolled a 216.

Saline faces Skyline Wednesday at Revel and Roll.


Saline's girls' bowling team defeated Ypsilanti, 28-2, Monday at Maplewood Lanes in Saline.

The Ypsilanti team ravaged by the flu.

Saline gained an early 10-point lead on the Baker games. Tori Rishel bowled games of 191 and 171 to lead the Hornets. Brittney Tuck bowled a game of 155. McKenzie Gran bowled a high game of 151 and Madison Shelton bowled a 145.

Saline visits Whitmore Lanes Thursday for a contest with Pinckney.


A few years ago, actress/singer Patti LuPone had a concert tour called “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda”, highlighting all of the songs and acting roles that she could have performed in her illustrious career.  The Hornets’ game Friday night under the dome at Huron High School was reminiscent of that concert, in that it was a game that the Hornets will look back on and find so many things that they could have,


Boyd “Ray” R. Pace, age 78, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 at his home.

Ray was born April 14, 1939 in Saluda, North Carolina, the son of David and Myrtle (Richards) Pace. On January 2, 1987 he married Barbara (Rutkowski) Pace and she survives. 



It wasn’t snowy or icy, but a stiff wind lent credibility to Winterfest activities in downtown Saline Saturday. The annual event, organized by Saline Main Street, attracted hundreds of visitors.

Downtown Saline

Saline exploded for three goals in less than two minutes to defeat Pioneer, 5-3, Saturday at the Ice Cube.

For much of the game, it appeared the Nick Miller’s first period goal might stand as the contest’s only goal. But Pioneer scored two third period goals on five-minute powerplay in the third period.