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Tuesday, 2018 Jul 10th

The City of Saline's largest office building is for sale. Colliers International listed 182-194 S. Industrial Dr., for $1.5 million.

The two-story, 25,500 square-foot brick building was constructed in 2006 and has a parking lot with 96 spaces.

Real Estate

Monday, 2018 Jul 09th

History will come alive at this weekend’s Saline Celtic Festival, when Mill Pond Park will resound with clanging swords, thundering hooves and clashing lances in jousting tournaments and much more.


Every month, more than 300 people visit Saline Area Social Service for food and assistance.

Thanks in large part to the Washtenaw Urban County Executive Committee and its Saline representative, Linda TerHaar, visitors now park their vehicles in a new parking lot. Prior to this, the facility, located at Mills Street and Michigan Avenue, was served by a gravel lot.


After years of donating money, sweat and time to help the lss fortunate members of Saline, Christmas in Action made one last contribution to the community.

Last week, Christmas in Action Vice President Les Rowe presented a check for more than $5,000 to the Saline Area Fire Department. Fire Chief Craig Hoeft and Mayor Brian Marl, chair person of the Saline Area Fire Board, accepted the check.

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More than 800 youngsters will show their livestock and still exhibits at the Washtenaw County 4-H Show, July 22-27 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds.

There is free admission and free parking.

Youth will show horses, llamas, goats, chickens, rabbits, cattle, sheep pigs and more. There will also be animal shows and contests throughout the week.

Youth will also display their work and talents. They'll show paintings and photography and read poetry. They'll also show field crops and flowers.

Here's a schedule of some of the events:


Saline Firefighters prevented a field fire from spreading near Schill Road in Saline Township Sunday evening.

Firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 6:12 p.m. The fire was in a field south of Austin Road and west of Schill Road. 

"A combine caught fire - which is not uncommon when wheat harvesting.  It spread - mostly into the wheat stubble," Fire Chief Craig Hoeft said.

The combine suffered major damage but it could have been worse for the farmer.

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Sunday, 2018 Jul 08th

The Foundation for Saline Area Schools spent much of 2017-18 celebrating 30 years of supporting educational initiatives in Saline. If plans for year 31 are any indication, the next 30 years should continue to be bigger and better.


The Leprecons from Grand Rapids, making their first appearance at the Saline Celtic Festival, will play at 1:45 p.m., Saturday, July 14, on the Red Dragon stage.


Saturday, 2018 Jul 07th

Highland athletics allegedly date back to the eleventh century, when King Malcolm III of Scotland held a foot race to the top of Craig Choinnich in the Scottish Highlands, to find the fastest runner to be his royal messenger.

Friday, 2018 Jul 06th

When Saline Area Schools sold the Houghton School property to Livonia Builders, they hoped to make close to $1 million for the property. The district also hoped Livonia Builders would construct a neighborhood full of families - and as many as 40 students for a school system facing declining local enrollment.

With the final home built and sold, school officials believe they're close to their target on the revenue side. When it comes to new students for the district, so far, the development has come up on the short side.


An armed suspect who ran from police after a traffic stop Thursday is no longer believed to be in Lodi Township.

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In this week's Saline Real Estate Roundup, presented by Rick Richter at Guaranteed Rate, Christy Barker showcases a newly constructed condominium in Downtown Saline.

Real Estate

Thursday, 2018 Jul 05th

There's police activity near the intersection of Waters and Wagner roads in Lodi Township as the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office attempts to locate a man.

According to an alert on Nixle, police say the 25-year-old black male, wearing black clothing, has been running through the area. Police also said the subject may appear to be panicked and distraught. Police warned that the man should be considered armed and advised people to stay away from the man. Anyone who spots the man is asked to call 9-1-1.

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ADRIAN, Mich. – Taylor Mulder of Saline, Mich., earned the 2018 Thomas Emmet Award from Siena Heights University. The award goes to the top junior female student-athlete.

Mulder is a three-year starter who scored seven goals during the 2017 season for the Saints. She was also named to the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference all-academic team and was named a NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

She is a graduate of Saline High School and the daughter of David and Renee Mulder.

Thousands of people watched the Fourth of July Fireworks show from various locations around Saline Wednesday in what Mayor Brian Marl hopes will become an annual event.

Grand Sakwa Properties, which plans to build residential housing on North Maple Road, paid for the inaugural show -- the first community Fourth of July fireworks display in many years.


Wednesday, 2018 Jul 04th

The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert series brought to you by Saline Main Street, continues on South Ann Arbor Street this Thursday July 5th at 7:00 p.m. with Leverage.

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With a tiny budget, Saline's Arts and Culture Committee continues to promote creativity and beauty in the City of Saline.

Kathy Krone, chairperson of the city committee, appeared before Saline City Council June 18 to present the committee's annual report.

With a small budget, the group's big focus is collaboration with other organizations.


The annual Ford Drive 4 Ur School test drive event, hosted by Briarwood Ford at Harvest Elementary in May, raised $7,120 for the Saline Music Boosters.

For every test drive, Ford donated $20 to the club, which supports Saline Area Schools music programs. Briarwood Ford supplied the vehicles for the event. The company's sales staff spoke with people about the vehicles but, as advertised, did not apply any pressure to buy the vehicles.