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Thursday, 2019 Mar 07th

Mayor Marl and his friends at the Saline Area Senior Center are pleased to announce a new event, “Lunch with the Mayor”, scheduled for March 15.

“I’m pleased to partner with the SASC and provide a complimentary lunch, along with a City update and ample time for Q&A”, said Mayor Marl. “We’ll be serving a great meal, and with plenty of time for socializing, this promises to be an outstanding event”.

Lunch with the Mayor will be held on from 12 to 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 15, at the Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Road (behind the middle school.


The City of Saline announced a forum and luncheon for local small business owners, leaders, and potential entrepreneurs to be held at the beginning of next month.

“The City of Saline is proud to host our 6th annual small business summit,” said Mayor Brian Marl, “It goes without saying, our entrepreneurs and small business operators are the backbone of our community. Supporting them will continue to be a priority of mine – we are eager to find new ways to assist them and ensure our community remains an outstanding place to do business in.”


On Saturday, March 2, 2019 John Louis Gland died peacefully in his home in Saline, following a long struggle with cancer. John was born to Louis and Opal Gland Feb. 22, 1947 in Valparaiso, Indiana and grew up in the northern Indiana town of Chesterton, near the southern coast of Lake Michigan.  As a boy, John worked on his grandparents’ farm and enjoyed helping his grandmother sell eggs in Chicago.  In high school John worked part-time at a gas station pumping gas and changing oil but soon realized he had a great aptitude for and interest in chemistry.


Joseph (Joe) Lee Forrester, born on the 21st of January 1929, in Litchfield, IL, age 90, of Saline, Michigan, passed away peacefully in his home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 9:34am. He endured a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s.  


Wednesday, 2019 Mar 06th

The city is considering a broad collection of ordinances to restrict marijuana users.


Tuesday, 2019 Mar 05th

Saline Police are seeking a warrant for the arrest of a 41-year-old Ypsilanti woman accused of being one of several people who assaulted a 35-year-old Ypsilanti woman outside a party held at the UAW Hall on Woodland Drive Feb. 24.

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Monday, 2019 Mar 04th

Michael J. Rotunno, age 82, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Saline.

Michael was born on April 23, 1936, in Glen Cove Long Island, the son of Lorenzo and Maria (Stanco) Rotunno. He moved to Canton, Ohio when he was four years old and lived there until he graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1953. Mike was a star football player and given a scholarship to University of Michigan where he lettered in 1954, 1955, and 1956. He was also an active M-Club Member.


Devin Scillian, the evening news anchor for NBC affiliate WDIV Local 4 in Detroit, and Saline video artist Josh Sirota, have donated their talents to a produce a

Arts & Entertainment

Sunday, 2019 Mar 03rd

Locals have one last chance to enjoy top notch singing, dancing and comedy when the Saline High School Drama Club presents Shrek the Musical at 2 p.m., Sunday, in the Ellen A Ewing Performing Arts Center.


Saturday, 2019 Mar 02nd

There's a growing trend in the world of psychology called "positive self-talk."


Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden presented the results of the yearly School Quality and Climate Survey to the Board of Education in a 37-page report containing statistical data on a broad range of assessment categories.

Parents, students and staff are asked yearly to answer questions pertaining to the level of academic and student support in the district, school leadership, and family engagement. Other topics include safety and behavior, school operations, and district operations.


Saline Education Association leadership made a surprise appearance at this week's Saline Area Schools Board of Education meeting to drop off a belated School Board Appreciation Month present gift for board trustees and top administrators.


Salt Valley Arts (SVA) is inviting art enthusiasts to attend its annual community event and bid on original artwork in a fundraiser for the Center. 

The Arti Gras 2019 Inspired Landscapes party and silent auction will take place 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the Center, 400 W. Russell Street in Saline.

Arts & Entertainment

Saline High School student Margie Raupp plays "Dragon" in the SHS Drama Club production of Shrek the Musical, which continues Saturday and Sunday in the Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center.

In the video below, she describes the challenge of playing her character and tells us why people should attend the show.


In response to a nationwide opioid crisis, Pittsfield township joined litigation against the country’s largest producers of opioid drugs following a resolution passed last week by the Board of Trustees.


A journey that began in South Lyon on a Tuesday evening in late November came to an end Friday night at Belleville High School as the Saline Hornets lost to the Lincoln Railsplitters, 61-49 in the district championship game.


James (Jim) Earl Talbot, 75, of Ypsilanti, Michigan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 with his wife and daughter by his side. Jim was born on October 13, 1943 to the late John Talbot and Frances (Gillespie) Talbot.

On May 28, 2000, he married Carol (Morris) Talbot in Denver, Colorado.


For a moment, it looked like the Saline basketball team might just slay another giant.

Trevor Arico, who was dynamite throughout the district tournament, hit a jumpshot to give Saline a 46-45 lead over the heavily-favored Lincoln Railsplitters late in the fourth quarter of the district championship game at Belleville. The Saline student section erupted. Coach Jake Fosdick flexed and roared. The players on the bench cheered wildly as Arico leaped into the air and pumped his fist.


Friday, 2019 Mar 01st

Nearly five years ago, when Jamail Aikens was hired as director, Saline Area Social Service was in a perilous position as it approached its 50th anniversary.

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