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Tuesday, 2019 Dec 31st

The 2010s were marked by brilliance on the fields, courts, mats, rinks and everywhere else the Saline Hornets competed.

Here are some of the moments that shaped the way we remembered the decade in Saline High School sports. 

Larry Robinson's 99-Yard Rushing TD


Sunday, 2019 Dec 29th

Celebrate the conclusion of 2019 and the start of 2020 with a feast and Michigan's finest beers at Salt Springs Brewery in downtown Saline.

Saline's farm-to-table restaurant and microbrewery has two options for New Year's Eve revelers.

In the evening, from 5 to 7 p.m., Salt Springs Brewery is serving a five-course menu for $50 a person.

Those who wish to usher in the New Year with a toast are invited for a seven-course meal (and late-night snacks). The seven-course meal is served from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The cost is $75 per person.

Food, Drinks & Fun

John Walter Dicks, 89, passed away on the evening of December 23, 2019. In his final days and until his final breath, he was surrounded by his family.

John was born in Saline on September 15, 1930 to John Selah Dicks and Una (Lamb) Dicks. He grew up on a farm in that same town and attended school until graduating from Saline High School in 1949.


Richard Charles Grieb “Rich” age 50, of Harper Woods, MI, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 in Saline, at Arbor Hospice after a year-long battle with brain cancer. In the last weeks of his life, he was surrounded by the love of his family and friends.


Russell Vincent Gagné, 86, of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 26, 2019 with family by his side.

Russ was born February 27, 1933 to the late Charles Raul Gagné originally from St. Zacharie, Quebec, Canada and Antoinette Gagné, originally from St. Isadore, Quebec, Canada.


Friday, 2019 Dec 27th

Michigan State Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, was arrested by Auburn Hills Police for suspected drunk driving, according to the Detroit News.

Drivers on I-75 called police to report a driver weaving in and out of lanes and an officer called observed the driver cross several lanes of traffic and striking a guard rail before police stopped the car.



The last 10 years have been a period of excellence for Saline High School athletics, highlighted by individual and team state titles, regional championships, district trophies and dozens of SEC Red championships.

Today, we take a look at the very best Saline High School athletics teams of the decade.

image1516 2016-11-05 state runner up saline xc.jpg


Sunday, 2019 Dec 22nd

Friday, 2019 Dec 20th

Head to Salt Springs Brewery, 117 S. Ann Arbor St., for brunch Saturday and take pictures with Santa. Brunch is served between noon and 2 p.m.

It's one of the last chances you'll have to take photos with Santa in Saline.

On Sunday, Maplewood Lanes, 830 Woodland Drive, hosts Family Bowl with Santa from noon to 4 p.m. Maplewood Lanes offers pizza, pop, bowling, shoes, a hot cocoa bar, activities and pictures with Santa for just $10. Reserve your spot by calling 734-429-5457.

There are other holiday-themed events in town this weekend.

Community News

Saline defeated Father Gabriel Richard 61-33 to improve to 6-0 as the team breaks for the holidays.

Junior Ella Stemmer scored 25 points and had eight rebounds and five steals to lead Saline. Senior Steffi Bentley recorded the double-double, with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Amera Boyd (two rebounds) and Emily Wilcynski (two steals) scored seven points for Saline. Natalie Sweetland scored three points and had three rebounds and a pair of steals.


Pittsfield trustees wrapped up their last board meeting for the calendar year last week by denying a rezoning application and approving several end-of-year purchase agreements, including the purchase of new vehicles for the township’s police department and consulting services for a greenway project.


The Saline varsity basketball team head into the holiday break with a two-game winning streak following a 72-33 win on the road over the Southgate Titans Thursday night. The Hornets raced out to a 27-6 first quarter lead and never looked back.


Thursday, 2019 Dec 19th

‘Twas the night before Christmas, 
And all down the way; 
A neighborhood lit a path, 
For Santa and his sleigh.

Twenty-two years ago, a Christmas Eve tradition began for a group of neighbors living on North Ann Arbor Street in Saline. A glowing display of luminaries, set out by residents, lined both sides of their street and brightened the night. Homeowners hoped they were building a tradition for generations to pass on in their neighborhood.


Saline Middle School cross country runners went the extra mile for less fortunate kids.

Packs of kids ran from Saline Middle School to the Saline Area Fire Department Wednesday after school Wednesday - each of them carrying toys that will be donated to less fortunate kids around Washtenaw County.

The children seemed to understand their position of privilege and were happy to help those without.


Don Benjamin Atwood of Saline, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, surrounded by his family at the age of 76.

He was born in Millington, Mich., to Chauncey and Alice Atwood on June 7, 1943. He graduated from Millington High School in 1961 and earned his Bachelors Degree in Finance from the Detroit College of Business in June of 1973.


Guenther Homes has put 147 W. Michigan Avenue on the market.

The Ann Arbor-based developer purchased the vacant in downtown Saline for $100,000 in an online auction in May of 2017.  The property, which is actually four separate lots, is now listed on the market for $3.9 million.

When Guenther Homes purchased the property in 2017, the company spoke of building four stories of residential housing.

Real Estate

Workers will begin surveying the south and west sides of Saline Friday as the city investigates the feasibility of extending utilities to a proposed 280-home development adjacent to the city’s western border.

At Monday’s meeting, Saline City Council approved paying up to $62,800 to TetraTech to provide topographical mapping that would be used to extend utilities to Andelina Farms and other Saline Township land that might one day be annexed into the city.


Wednesday, 2019 Dec 18th

With the podium becoming somewhat of a soapbox during the Saline Area Schools Board of Education public comment periods, the board is considering changes to how it accepts public comment.

Those who have been attending regular Saline school board meetings for the past year have noticed an increased number of speakers. The first public comment period is often quite long and significantly extends the stay of meeting visitors who are in attendance to give a presentation or participate with the board on other agenda items.


The United States House of Representatives voted to pass articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with obstructing Congress and abusing his office.

The House passed the abuse of power article by a vote of 230 to 197 to 1 and the obstruction of Congress article by a vote of 229 to 198 to 1. The votes to impeach the Republican president were almost exclusively along party lines.

US Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, voted against both articles, calling the impeachment a "partisan tactic" to take down President Trump.


Saline senior Erin Reilly was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Midwest All-Region team.

Reilly, a midfielder who has committed to the University of Michigan, was one of four Michigan players named to the team, joining Dexter's Kylee Niswonger, Abby Tamer and Maggie Jones.

The NFHCA named 154 student-athletes to the  GoPlay Sports Tours/NFHCA High School All-Region teams this year. Reilly was also named to the Michigan Field Hockey Association's All-State team.