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Tuesday, 2018 Sep 04th

The Twirlettes last year entered into a new corps division and won their division. This year the team took it a step further by not only winning the senior small division, but winning the overall Grand National Corps Championship at the America’s Youth on Parade USA and World Championships.

Home Town Roots owners Megan Walker and Maria Edwards

Maria Edwards and Megan Walker recently opened a hair salon called Home Town Roots at 401 N. Ann Arbor St., Suite B.


Brittany Bryant was crowed Miss Saline at the Saline Community Fair last week.


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Monday, 2018 Sep 03rd

Four winners were picked in the annual Saline Rotary Club Steer Raffle, held Sunday night at the Saline Community Fair.

Miss Saline Brittany Bryan pulled the winning tickets and handed them to Lyle Wahl, of Saline Rotary Club.

Matt Dillon, Mark Stevenson, Willard Girbach and Kaisa Hartman-Mayo each won a quarter steer. Not just any steer - but the reserve champion, raised by Daniel Caroen. Rotary President Tiffany Fitzpatrick bid $2.10 per pound on the steer.


Sunday, 2018 Sep 02nd

Howard F. Finkbeiner, 84, of Saline, MI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Howard is survived by his loving wife Irene Finkbeiner. He is also survived by siblings Richard Finkbeiner, Robert (Rachel) Finkbeiner, Herbert (Margaret) Alber, sister-in-law Marilyn Finkbeiner, brother-in-law Larry Mack and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. His friends have also been important in his life. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Helen Finkbeiner, sister Jane Mack, brother Gerald Finkbeiner, and sister-in-law Olive Finkbeiner. 


Saturday, 2018 Sep 01st

Sunday, September 2 is Family Day at the Saline Community Fair held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road. Family Day is sponsored by Dan’s Downtown Tavern in Saline and starts off with Compact Tractor Pulling at 11 a.m.  The Taste of Ag will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and all youth who complete their Ag Passport will be entered to win a bicycle. The Car and Tractor Show will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. and entry forms are available on the fair website.


To win its first game of the season, the Saline needed to knock off the two-time defending state champion Grand Rapids Catholic Central Cougars – who entered Hornet Stadium on a 21-game win streak. After a slow start, the Hornets used big plays on both sides of the ball to win 17-7.


This month marks exactly 50 years since Marty Flint first welcomed customers to the Excalibur Barber Shop in Saline, opening his doors in September of 1968 in the exact location it sits today at 109 S. Ann Arbor St.

Known for his affable demeanor, penchant for good conversation and, above all, quality haircuts, Flint said he decided on barbering for a living shortly after graduating from Britton High School.

Downtown Saline

Saturday, September 1 at the Saline Community Fair is Heroes’ Day with Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and other nominated heroes admitted free with credentials. The Heroes’ Day program begins at 11 a.m. and will include a light lunch and entertainment provided by the Stronghold Quartet. The Antique Tractor Pull and Farm Stock Tractor Pull and Truck Pull starts off the grandstand events at 9 a.m.

Friday, 2018 Aug 31st

What: Saline (0-1) hosts Grand Rapids Catholic Central (1-0)
When: 7 p.m., Friday
Previous meeting: These teams have never met.
Last week: Chippewa Valley 31, Saline 26. GRCC 42, Muskegon Heights Academy 14.
What's at stake: Needing six wins to get in the playoffs, Saline doesn't want to fall to 0-2.
Student Section: Red, White and Blue.
Broadcast: Paid subscribers can watch at
Twitter Updates: @thesalinepost, @salineathletics


It’s no secret that MJ Griffin is a special athlete. Griffin, the Hornet senior, was heavily recruited by NCAA Division 1 football programs, finally settling on Temple. Griffin is a 6’1, 180-pound player with great speed and leaping ability. He’s also got great hands and playmaking ability.

But while Saline has talented Division 1 athletes in the past, Griffin is the first Hornet to regularly play defense and offense in the Joe Palka era. 

Last year, he was a defensive star at corner. This year, he’s playing safety and receiver. Griffin embraces his new job.


When you live down the road from Ann Arbor, play quarterback  name like Arbaugh attracts attention.

Andrew Arbaugh, Saline’s starting quarterback, has been hearing Har-baugh jokes as long as he can remem-ber. He remembers people believing he was Jim Harbaugh’s son when they heard his name announced over the loudspeaker as a freshman. It’s just a trivial distraction for the Saline senior, who’s enjoying life as his team’s quarterback.


For some, the Saline Community Fair is about the carnival. For others, it's about the tractor pulls. Others might appreciate the elephant ears and other tasty treats.

But for the local youth who show their animals, the fair is a chance to earn a return on the time and energy spent raising livestock.


Great weather for going to a fair is expected to continue so make plans now to join in the fair fun. Friday, August 31 is Seniors Day and Ladies’ Day at the Saline Community Fair and the day’s sponsor is R.G. Wahl-Roehm Heating and Cooling. Friday features special admission prices for senior citizens who are free until 1 p.m. and everyone else age 11 and older are $5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The day starts off with a Euchre tournament at 9:00 a.m., a Draft Horse Pull at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, 2018 Aug 30th

Thursday, August 30 is Children’s Day, sponsored by DTE Energy. There will be special activities from 10 a.m. to noon. These include Touch a Truck, A2SO petting zoo, Twist and Shout the Clown, Hand in Hand Music, Saline Library, Washtenaw Christian Academy, Farm Related Games and Activities, Washtenaw County Farm Bureau Ag Activities, Make Your Own Ice Cream, and Animals.


Wednesday, 2018 Aug 29th

On the eve of the Saline Community Fair, the community celebrated the annual tradition with a parade down Bennett Street.

The parade featured the Saline High School Marching Band, the Saline Twirlettes, many antique tractors and more. The parade, which you can watch in the video below, clocked in at around 13 minutes.

The Saline Community Fair opens Wednesday at the Washtenaw County Farm Council Grounds.

Here's the schedule for Wednesday:


Many thanks to everyone who participated in and/or watched the 2018 Saline Community Fair Parade on Tuesday evening, as well as the Boys and Girls Pet Show and the Decorated Bicycle contest held prior to the parade.

Saline shut out Huron, 2-0, to open Southeastern Conference play, in the Hornets’ home opener at Hornet Stadium Tuesday.


Going back in time is a back-to-school tradition in Saline.

Every other year, the community gathers for an ice cream social at the Weber Blaess One Room School House. The event is a fundraiser for the Saline Area Schools Historic Preservation Foundation, which helps maintain the structure and provide curriculum for visiting students each spring. But it's also just a social event for friends, families and school staff on a sunny, summer Sunday afternoon.