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Monday, 2019 Apr 22nd

Roughly one year into the summit learning program, the numbers are telling a positive story for Saline Area Schools seventh graders.


Saline Middle School Hornet Council advisors Bridgette Corie and Melanie Hensley reported the undertaking of a program called gifts of gratitude to the Saline Board of Education.

Students at the middle school endeavored to shine a spotlight of recognition and gratitude on some of the categories of worker in the Saline school system that don't typically receive the same appreciation that teachers and administrators do.

"The gift of gratitude is recognition for people who don't usually get it," Bezeau said.


One of the major drivers of recycling cost increases is the cost of removing the contaminants from the recycle stream.  The best thing city residents can do to help is to take the time to know what goes into the recycling cart with the yellow lid and what does NOT go in it.

Be Green

Thank you for being a great husband, father, and grandfather.

Love, Jeff, Mike, Megan, Ben, Gabe, and Joanne

Saturday, 2019 Apr 20th

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a hit and run crash.

The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m., April 14, at Carpenter and Willis Road in York Township, according to Cpl. Keith DeZwaan, of the York Township substation. There were no injuries in the crash.

Police are seeking help locating the driver of the silver Toyota Tundra pickup truck involved in the crash. The vehicle was last seen nortbound on Carpenter Road.

Police & Fire

Ed's Bread will end its 31-year run at the end of April.

The business, owned by Thom Byrd and Sandra Niethammer, announced its closure on its Facebook page Saturday.


The Saline Wind Ensemble was joined by the Walled lake Central high School Wind Symphony for a collaboration concert Wednesday, in the Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School.


The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 17th Annual Eggstravaganza community egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

There are five separate bunny trails with a total of 75 stops this year. All of the trails start at Busch's Fresh Food Markets. Kids can complete all five trails. Each completed trails enters kids into a drawing for one of five Easter baskets.

Adults can play, too. Officials from the chamber have placed two golden eggs on each trail. Those who find the eggs will be entered into a drawing for local gift certificates.


The Pittsfield Township board clamped down on late-night fireworks.


On April 1, 2019, Roger H. Benton lost his long battle with Parkinson's and organ failure. He died peacefully while at home in Grand Island, Fla., with his wife, Nan. Roger was born Nov. 19, 1943.


Daniel Joshua Dobrowolski passed away peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2019, in his home, at the age of 25. He was born on April 1, 1994 in Kalamazoo, MI, the son of Paul J. and Kathleen M. (Nall) Dobrowolski. 


Thursday, 2019 Apr 18th

Charlene Jacobsen

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Charlene Jacobsen, loving wife, sister, and mother, passed away at the age of 71 after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

Charlene was born on December 5, 1947, to the late Charles and Sarah Deasy. She attended school in Ann Arbor, MI, and graduated from high school in Saline, MI. She earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University, as well as a master’s degree from Marygrove College. In 1971 she married Taylor Jacobsen with whom she raised two sons, Einor and Arn.


Four South and West Washtenaw Consortium students visited Grand Rapids for the SkillsUSA Championships. All four came home with medals.


Noah Nelson stroked three hits and scored three runs and Ryan Steinhauer pitched five strong innings as Saline defeated Pioneer, 6-1, to sweep the season series and charge to a 3-0 record in the SEC Red.


The 2019 season of the Saline High School varsity girls’ softball team is just six games old but already the team has experienced its share of emotional highs and lows. The lady Hornets won all three games of their round-robin play in the softball tournament in early April but then lost in the championship game.


Wednesday, 2019 Apr 17th

The sacred and the profane have lived side by side in country music seemingly forever but in bluegrass and mountain music the gospel spirit has had the upper hand from the earliest days of Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys in the 1940s.

Arts & Entertainment

The Saline boys’ track and field team won its second dual meet of the season, defeating Skyline 86-51, at Saline High School Tuesday.


The Saline girls picked up their first SEC Red dual meet victory, defeating Monroe, 105-32, at Saline High School Tuesday.


The Tractor Supply building in Saline was sold for $2.9 million. Marcus & Millichap brokered the sale of the 18,104-square-foot building is located at 111 Sage Court. 

Brett Winger and Dominic Sulo of Marcus & Millichap brokered the sale. Steve Chaben assisted on the transaction as the broker of record.


 Saline’s varsity soccer team opened SEC Red play by tying Huron, 1-1, at Hornet Stadium Tuesday evening.