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Wednesday, 2018 Feb 28th

Two employees of JAC Products called police to report someone scratched their vehicles Feb. 27.

A 42-year-old Ypsilanti woman said her Chevrolet Cruze was parked in the south lot at JAC Products. The woman reported four or five scratches on the passenger side of her vehicle. The woman told police she has no known enemies and had no idea who might be responsible.

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Saline High School will be hosting a Washtenaw County Community Forum: Combating Substance Abuse.

The event will be held at the Ellen Ewing Auditorium at Saline High School on Tuesday, April 3 from 6:30 PM ­ 8:00 PM.

Congressman Tim Walberg, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, is partnering with Saline Area Schools and the district's Liaison Officer from the Pittsfield Police Department to share concerns and resources with educators and parents.


Tuesday, 2018 Feb 27th

Heritage Elementary School's friendship bench

A collaborative project between Heritage Elementary school and Saline High School’s welding program has resulted in a “friendship bench” and sign being installed on the elementary school’s playground.


Alfred Christian Rentschler, fondly known as Fritz, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 94 years of age.  


Margaret June Nixon, age 92, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Saline Evangelical Home in Saline.

She was born June 25, 1925 in Detroit, the daughter of Robert and Alice (Furse) Nixon.

Margaret was a loving and caring mom, grandmother, and great-grandma! Everyone loved “Grandma Nixon!” She will be missed by all, and we are grateful that God has finally rewarded her!


The Saline New Horizons Band presents "Memory Lane," at 3 p.m., March 4, at the Saline First United Methodist Church.

There is no admission charge.

Saline New Horizons Band is director by Richard Schoenfeldt.

Arts & Entertainment

Four members of the Saline High School class of 2018 are finalists for the National Merit Scholarship.

Andrew Chen, Joshua Cook, Valerie Smith and Jack Toor are among 15,000 finalists for the scholarship, This spring, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will award $2,500 scholarships to 7,500 students. Perhaps more importantly for students hoping to get into prestigious college programs, they’ll earn the “Merit Scholar” title.


Monday the Milan Area Schools district received an electronic bomb threat via email indicating that multiple devices had been placed in several locations within the Milan Area Schools. 

The Milan Area School District immediately contacted the Milan Police Department. Schools were evacuated and closed for the day, in an effort to ensure of children and teachers, and staff. Students were evacuated to the Milan Community Center for release, or shelter awaiting release to their parents.

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Alta Margaret Rentschler (Kuebler); passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 92 years of age.

She was born on December 27, 1925 to the late Christian Gottlieb Kuebler and Matilda Amelia Bihlmeyer Kuebler.

Alta attended Kuebler School from 1st to 8th grade and then graduated in 1943 from Saline High School. She worked for 15 years for Ann Arbor Bank, where she had many friends. These girlfriends took many trips up north together.

Jeral David Shipman (J.D.) 75, of Macon MI passed away on February 14, 2018 with his wife at his side.  J.D. was born January 10, 1943 in Guthrie, OK to the late Charley Shipman and Zena (Hall) Shipman.  On December 17, 1966 he married Judy Chapman.  J.D.


Monday, 2018 Feb 26th

For nearly three quarters, Saline and Ypsilanti went shot for shot in a shootout as the teams opened the girls varsity basketball district at Bedford High School Monday night.

But late in the third and early in the fourth, the Hornets swarmed the grizzlies - going in a 16-point run to seize control. Saline won 74-54.

Saline advanced to Wednesday’s district semifinal against Monroe. Tip off is at 5:30 p.m.

Coach LeighAnn Roehm called the victory a “total team effort.”


The SHS Drama Club presents... THE MUSIC MAN, with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson. The Music Man is a classic American musical comedy about a con man who comes to a small town to make a quick buck and ends up getting more than he bargained for.

Arts & Entertainment

A team comprised of fifteen graduates of Saline High School took on a team of eleven basketball coaches, teachers and staff in the inaugural game to benefit the Foundation For Saline Area Schools (FSAS).  The game was held in the Liberty School gym, the home court for some of the alumni participating in the game.


Sunday, 2018 Feb 25th

Friday night was designated as senior night. It was a time for Saline students and fans to honor the senior Saline varsity basketball team and cheerleaders in a pregame ceremony. The Saline High School gym was packed. The stage was set.

Online Community @ The Saline Post for Week of Feb 18, 2018

Setting aside a bit of suspected SPAM this round, two articles received reader Comments this week: "Lil' SAINTS Preschool Accepting Students" and "Saline sophomore Conor Waterman wins national 'Yes I Can' award."

On the Forums, a new thread was started in General discussion drawing attention to the "Unusual amount of loose asphalt/road crack filler spotted this winter."

From that point on, it was all about flood waters in Saline. 


Saturday, 2018 Feb 24th

The Saline boys bowling team has qualified for the state championship.

Saline finished third in the 14-team regional tournament at Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, Friday. The Hornets finished with 3,856 points. Detroit Catholic Central was first with 3,970. Westland John Glenn was second with 3,964.

Saline and Canton spent much of the day battling for the third and final spot.

After the Baker games and Game 1, Canton edged Saline in Game two to take a slight lead for the third and final state qualifying position. 


Saline’s varsity girls basketball team will start the post-season on a winning night. The Hornets celebrated senior night Friday by defeating Skyline, 45-32.

It was the final regular season game for seniors Karsten Whitley, Asia Lindsey and Brooke Bauer.

Saline finished the season with a 10-10 record. Saline was 6-4 in the SEC Red. The Hornets open the playoffs at 5:30 p.m. Monday against Ypsilanti at Bedford High School.


Clara Jane Bowen (Way), age 90, of Saline, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 in Saline.

She was born on July 28, 1927 in Pittsford, MI, the daughter of the late Alfred and Lola (Swyheart) Way. She married Ralph Bowen and he preceded her in death.

Clara was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saline, she volunteered at the V.A. Hospital in Ann Arbor for over 20 years, and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary and Saline American Legion Auxiliary.


Duane L. “Butch” Steiner, 85 years, of Saline, MI, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the home of his daughter after a long illness. 

Born May 14, 1932 in Saline, MI, he was the son of Harry and Loretta (Hirth) Steiner.  Duane was a Saline resident all of his life.