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Thursday, 2019 Oct 31st

The Saline High School marching band may have had its final Hornet Stadium performance of the year.

Last Friday was senior night for the marching band, directed by Nate Lampman. With the football team starting the playoffs on the road, it might have been the last time we saw this particular group at Hornet Stadium.

But fear not, you can still catch the band at community events like the Christmas Parade and Memorial Day Parade.

The marching band is led by drum majors Holden Collins and Sam Scarlett. Here's a complete list of the seniors honored:


Kevin Robert Ladd 58, of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 with family by his side. Kevin was born March 3, 1961 to the late Jimmie Clyde Ladd and Joanne (Helzerman) Ladd. On December 31, 1983 he married Susan Klapper.

Kevin is survived by his wife Susan and their three children, Stephen Ladd, Samantha (Michael) Lenz, and Mark (Melissa) Ladd and one grandson Nathaniel Ladd. Also survived by his three siblings Karin (Rodger) Patnode, Michael (Dolores) Ladd, and Andrew (Shelia Wilson Warden) Ladd, and many nieces and nephews.


Wednesday, 2019 Oct 30th

Trick-or-Treat hours are from 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31, in the City of Saline.

As children prepare to embark on their trick-or-treating jaunts in neighborhoods near and far, it is best to once again revisit safety tips that can help ensure this Halloween is enjoyable and injury-free.


Halloween is a day for ghouls and goblins, tricks and treats. Halloween is a child's dream, and some of the more indelible images associated with this beloved holiday feature neighborhood children ringing doors all across suburbia and urban centers.


Tuesday, 2019 Oct 29th


You can find Fred Schmerberg’s fingerprints on some of Saline’s most important organizations. He served on the board of directors for the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce and Saline Area Social Service and helped incorporate both organizations. As a member and chair of the Saline planning commission, he helped shape many of the neighborhoods Salinians now call home.


Judith Ann Talvitie, age 75, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Adrian. She was born on October 31, 1943 in Sturgeon Bay, WI, the daughter of Stanley and Shirley (Moreau) LeMay. Judy was married to Gerald D. Talvitie for over 53 years when he passed away in January of this year. Judy grew up in Escanaba, MI, graduated from Holy Name High School, and went on to graduate from Beauty School in Green Bay, WI. 


A new fiscal year budget, a purchase of new Taser weapons for their police department and an ordinance enacting the prohibition of marijuana establishments in Pittsfield were unanimously approved by township trustees during last week’s board meeting.


The Pittsfield Board of Trustees unanimously denied a rezoning application submitted by Wacker Chemical Corporation last week, ending a year-long development request from the chemical corporation to establish a new headquarters and research center in the township.


Monday, 2019 Oct 28th

Loren Allen Shook, age 80, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 in Saline, MI. He was born on June 29, 1939 in Almont, the son of Donald and Josephine (Behnke) Shook.


Saline's eight-game winning streak to end the season didn't count for much when the MHSAA determined its football playoff bracket.

The Hornets, 8-1, didn't even get a home game out of it. In fact, they're the only 8-1 in Division 1 to start the playoffs on the road. They'll visit Belleville, 9-0, on Saturday. Kickoff is at noon.

It's an admitted tough draw. But coach Joe Palka and the Hornets aren't complaining.


Steven Scott Russell, age 70, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 after a short illness.


Mary Ann Kotus, 83, of Milan, Michigan passed away on October 14, 2019. Mary Ann was born on June 26, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, the oldest of five children to Michael and Anna (Molnar) Bereczky. After Mary Ann graduated from Trenton High School, she worked as a secretary for three years before marrying Edward Kotus on October 26, 1957 in Wyandotte, Michigan. She was a devoted wife of 54 years before he preceded her in death in 2012.


Saturday, 2019 Oct 26th

Mary (Hewitt) Campbell, of Saline, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9


The SEC Red champion Saline Hornets capped another successful regular season by defeating Grand Blanc, 45-27. Saline finished the season with an 8-1 record for the second straight year.

Coach Joe Palka said he was proud of his team’s season.


On a night when the team honored the class of 2020, the Saline girls swim and dive squad bested Bedford, 140-43.

After the diving portion of the meet, Saline’s seniors walked through the natatorium with their families. The class of 2020 is composed of Jane Altevogt, Morgan Comfort, Grace Edwards, Paige Gidley, Emma Loveland, Madison Miller and Megan Mulligan.


Friday, 2019 Oct 25th

Saline FC Spring 2020 Recreational Soccer League


Saline FC offers recreational soccer for children aged 3 to 17. Mini Kickers, which is for three and four year olds, meet on Saturday morning. For players age five to seventeen, the season includes one practice each week and a game on Saturday mornings. For more information on the programs we offer and to register, please visit www.salinesoccer.org.


The loss stung.

Saline dominated play for 60 minutes of regulation but couldn't score against Pioneer in the Michigan High School Field Hockey Association semifinal contest with Pioneer. The game advanced to seven-on-seven, sudden-death overtime. Pioneer gained possession early in the first half, ran down the field and scored the game's only goal to advance to the state championship game.

The Hornets were stunned.