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Friday, 2020 Jan 17th

The award-winning Andrew Collins Trio from Toronto is returning to Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, this Saturday at 8 p.m.

Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, 2020 Jan 16th

While the vote to institute six-year terms for those serving on the Saline Area Schools Board of Education was split nearly evenly when that vote was cast in 2014, the vote this week to back-peddle to four-year terms was nearly unanimous.

Many on the current board shared anecdotal evidence, garnered from Saline residents, during the final deliberation at this week's regular school board meeting Tuesday night. All trustees save Michael McVey voted in favor of the change.


LaDonna June Bauer, 89, of Ypsilanti, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 with her family by her side. LaDonna was born June 22, 1930 to the late Thomas and Laura Barnett. On July 10, 1948 she married the late Gaylord “Dutch” Bauer. LaDonna is survived by her children, David (Lois) Bauer, Thomas (Phyllis) Bauer and JillAnne Bauer; four grandsons; four great grandchildren; and her brother William Barnett. Preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her daughter Jacquelyn James.


Saline City Council glimpsed the future last week. What they saw was very, very expensive.

A wastewater treatment plant siting study conducted by Tetra Tech showed improving the city’s wastewater capacity to meet the needs of project growth cost anywhere from $76-94 million. Put another way, if funded solely by water and sewer users, the average quarterly utility bill would increase by $283 to 353.

Jim Dell’Orco, one of two new city council members, looked at the utility bill increases.


Saline senior Zach Sabin earned his 100th career win as the Hornets defeated Monroe and Dexter at Monroe High School Wednesday. Saline improved to 6-0 in the SEC.


Wednesday, 2020 Jan 15th

William Clark scored a pair of goals to help Saline defeat Bedford, 5-2, Tuesday at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. Saline’s second straight win lifted the Hornets’ record to 5-9.

The Hornets matched the Mules’ physicality and played a strong defensive game.

“We needed it. It was a good team win. We did a lot of good things - blocking shots, sticks in passing lanes,” Saline coach Paul Fassbender said. “It’s good to start the new year with two in a row.”


The Saline Area School District's Board of Education shuffled officers at its membership meeting Tuesday evening during the first regular meeting of the new year.

The process by which trustees were nominated and then chosen was a little different this year. Board trustees wrote their votes for nominees on paper ballots and handed them to Executive Assistant to the Superintendent Patti Waltz, who counted out the votes without revealing who voted for who.


The Saline varsity girls basketball team suffered their first loss of the season, falling 59-53 to host Bedford in a game that went to overtime, Tuesday.

Bedford outscored Saline, 11-5, in the extra period. 

The Hornets spent the first half playing catch-up after Bedford jumped to a 16-7 lead. Saline made up most of that difference in a third quarter during which they outscored Bedford, 18-9. The Hornets entered the fourth quarter down by a point and outscored Bedford, 11-10, to send the game to overtime.


How many times have you seen your team come out and play flat following a strong performance in a previous game? The Hornets played a strong game against Detroit Douglas on Saturday, the fifth-ranked team in the state, losing 63-55.


Here's today's list of calls to the Saline Area Fire Department.

  • Jan. 14, 6:16 p.m., medical, 2700 block of South Wagner Road, Lodi Township.
  • Jan. 14, 5:42 p.m., gas odor investigation, Michigan Avenue and Maple Road, City of Saline
  • Jan. 14, 4:21 p.m., medical, 200 block of Clark Street, City of Saline.
  • Jan. 14, 8:04 a.m., medical, 1700 Woodland Drive, City of Saline.
  • Jan. 14, 12:22 a.m., medical, 200 block of Tower Drive, City of Saline,
Police & Fire

Tuesday, 2020 Jan 14th

A very youthful Saline Youth Council returns to the dais Jan. 17.

At Monday's meeting, Saline City Council unanimously approved the Saline Youth Council for 2020.

Typically, the council meets from September through May. But this year, the council had just four new members and needed a recruitment effort to start.


Baileigh Huxley of Saline was named to the Dean's List by Dr. Troy Shoemaker, president of Pensacola Christian College, for academic achievement during the 2019 fall semester. This was a result of earning a semester grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

Pensacola Christian College is a liberal arts college enrolling students from every state in the U.S. and from around the world. The College has an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students (undergraduate, graduate, and seminary) and offers a variety of programs of study.



The City of Saline has presented Saline Township with a proposed agreement to annex the land which could be home to a 284-unit development known as Andelina Farms.

Saline Mayor Brian Marl said the city does not offer any revenue sharing with the township in the proposed agreement.


The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of one of its interactive (radar) speed signs.  The radar sign was deployed by The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit, in the area of Willis and Crane roads in York Township on Jan. 2.

The radar sign was secured to the speed limit sign using bolts and a chain lock which was later discovered by deputies to have been cut. 

Police & Fire

“Sometimes after a loss, you need to pick yourself up off the ground, learn from it and know you’ll play better the next game.”


Coming off a 50-40 win over Plymouth-Canton on Wednesday evening, the Saline freshmen hoops team cruised to a 46-37 win over the Jackson Vikings Thursday evening at Saline High School. With the win, the team’s record goes to 4-1 on the year.


The Saline JV hoops squad played four solid quarters of basketball Thursday night at Saline High School, defeating the Jackson Vikings’ JV squad 71-40, raising their record to 4-1.


The following is a list of recent calls for service made to the Saline Area Fire Department.

Police & Fire