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Saturday, 2018 Mar 03rd

It was a night of music, dancing, laughter and smiles.

The annual Saline Young Adult Program Talent Show was held at Saline Middle School Friday evening in front of an audience of more than 200 people.

Students in the Saline Area Schools Young Adult Program and in the Community Education Liberty Club lip-synched, sang, and danced in colorful costumes.


The United Way of Washtenaw County’s (UWWC) Board of Directors launched a pilot initiative in 2015 to increase the financial stability of individuals and families with low incomes. Annual grants totaling $100,000 to local human service organizations are a core component of this initiative.


Students in the Saline Young Adult Program and their friends in the Liberty Club performed in their annual talent show at Saline Middle School Friday evening.

Here are videos from the entertaining and inspiring show.


Saline senior Danny Poupore won two before he lost two at the MHSAA Division 1 State Tournament. That guarantees him a place on the podium and all state medal.

Poupore, 51-3 and wrestling at 130 pounds, opened the tournament by defeating Hartland's Carter Hankins, by major decision, 15-1. In round two, Poupore lost a 6-1 decision to Jackson's Jared Riggins, who went on to advance to the championship match.


Friday, 2018 Mar 02nd

Saline Area Schools compass

The Saline Area School District will reduce the number of  "schools of choice" slots available for kindergarten pupils for the 2018-2019 year from 40 or 50 in the previous few school years to 30 this year.


The Saline High School Drama Club presents Meredith Wilson's The Music Man this weekend in the Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens (over 60).

We spoke with actors, singers and dancers in the production and asked them about their role and the play.


Thursday, 2018 Mar 01st

Saline's varsity hockey season was eliminated from the MHSAA playoffs in a 4-0 loss to Trenton at Kennedy Ice Arena in Trenton Thursday.

Trenton took a 1-0 lead on Saline on a 5-on-3 powerplay in the first period. Trenton added three second period goals.

Saline finished with a 20-5-1 record and the SEC Championship.


The Saline Young Adult Program presents "Night of the Stars," a talent show at 7 p.m., March 2, at Saline Middle School auditorium.

The talent show features students from the Saline Young Adult Program and Liberty Club.

The Young Adult Program serves people, aged 18-26, with developmental disabilities. Liberty Club is geared to individuals over the age of 26 who have developmental disabilities.


Saline stunned Ypsilanti, handing the SEC White champions just their second loss of the season. Saline outscored Ypsilanti 17-8 in the fourth quarter and won 45-39.


Just two days after the offense was unstoppable against Ypsilanti, Saline struggled to find its rhythm against Monroe, and the Hornets lost, 48-40, and were eliminated from the post season.

Monroe and Belleville meet in Friday’s district championship.


On Thursday, March 1, at approximately 11 a.m. the Washtenaw County Road Commission closed Platt Road in York Township between Willis Road and Bemis Road due to failing pavement conditions.  The road will remain closed to the traveling public until further notice. A detour will be posted.

Heavy, sticky snow and high winds are knocking down tree limbs throughout the region.

For some Saline residents, that means downed power lines and power outages.

There are almost 600 customers without power in the 48176 zip code, according to the DTE outage map. Nearly all of those residents live in Lodi Township. In that area, power has been out since 6:53 p.m. At the same time, Saline Area Fire Department was called for a power pole on fire on the 6100 block of Ann Arbor-Saline Road.


Saline Area Schools music teacher Bob Cindric, founder of Swarm of Voices, is interviewed by Mitch Albom, in this piece on WDIV Channel 4.




A 16-year-old Saline male is in custody after being charged with armed robbery and receiving and concealing stolen property.

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As Salinians step cautiously from February into March and begin to emerge from their winter hibernation, Salt Valley Arts invites all to kick off the warmer season with an artsy celebration - Arti Gras.  

Ever since its inception in 2016, the goal of our local Arts Center, Salt Valley Arts, has been to serve the Saline Community and its neighbors as a hub for artistic activity.  Through classes, collaboration, and outreach, they have worked to share a love of art, artists, and artistic endeavors of all kinds.

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Site on which our new Best Western Hotels & Resorts Premier hotel is to be built, photographed about an hour after the property was purchased. © 2018 d2 Saline, All Rights Reserved. USA

Right on schedule, official paperwork was signed and payment made yesterday for the purchase of land where our new Best Western Premier will be built.

Saline Lodging Group partners first pitched their concept for a Saline hotel to City Council during the summer of 2016. The City of Saline formally voted to green-light the project two months later.

Less than eighteen months later now, preparations for construction can properly get underway this month.

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Wednesday, 2018 Feb 28th

Saline Young 5's program

Sarah Austin and Kara Gall, teachers in the Saline school district’s Young 5’s program, gave a presentation at the Feb. 27 meeting of the Saline Area Schools Board of Education about how the program prepares children for kindergarten.

Saline Area Schools compass

Supt. Scot Graden announced at the Feb. 27 meeting of the board of education that the school district's "compass" is now interactive, due to an in-kind donation from Ann Arbor web design company New Foundry.


As the 2017-18 regular season winds down, the Hornets upped their record to 10-9 with a 44-42 win on the road over the Chelsea Bulldogs Tuesday night. Saline took a 5-3 lead early in the first quarter and then never trailed in the game.


The annual Chili Wars benefiting Fifth Corner Teen Center take place March 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the teen center, located at 211 Willis Road in Saline.

Ticket sales can be made online at