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Monday, 2013 Apr 01st


Karen Ragland, co-owner of Design Hub in Saline, participated in the first two Saline Relay for Life events at the urging of her friend, Jeff Dowling. Ragland, Dowling and their friends in Saline had already made it their mission to raise the profile of the third annual Saline Relay, which takes place June 29-30 at Crabtree Field behind Liberty School.

But now they more motivation.

Sunday, 2013 Mar 31st


Local kids collected more than 4,000 goodie-filled eggs at more than 30 business in Saline Saturday, as part of the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Eggstravaganza. Along the way, many of the kids got a chance to meet with the Easter Bunny.

Saturday's sunny, warm weather made for great scavenging weather.

Joy Ely, owner of Pineapple House, said she handed out more than 130 eggs, filled with candie and small trinkets. She said that was up by about 30 from last year.

Hundreds of kids celebrated the season at the Rec Center's Spring Fest Saturday.

The parking lots at the Rec Center were jammed for the annual event.

"Mother Nature smiled on us today," said Recreation Supervisor Sunshine Lambert. "It a fabulous spring day. Our crowds were a little bigger than last year."

About 175 kids partook in the egg scavenger hunt in the woods behind the Rec center. They collected colorful plastic eggs -- which were cracked open to find a little note that entitled kids to a special treat.

Saturday, 2013 Mar 30th

We will have a great selection of Easter Basket goodies as well as food for your Holiday table including potatoes, onions, cabbage, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs, as well as honey, maple syrup, bread, rolls, coffee cake, pies, cookies, bars, sweet rolls, pepperoni rolls...and the list goes on.

Hand-crafted items are plentiful too.

Come see for yourself.

Open 9am-noon, Saturdays, at Liberty School.


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The annual Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Eggstravaganza starts at Busch's. Kids can collect eggs on the bunny trail from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No one was hospitalized in the Friday evening crash.

Friday, 2013 Mar 29th

Saline Main Street held its first-ever Annual Meeting on February 28 at the Stone Arch. The meeting began with a meet and greet, and then at 7:00 PM the program began. The room was filled, and there was excitement in the air.

The following reports are from Saline Police Records.


Depth carried the Saline boys’ track and field team to its second straight victory to open the 2013 season.

Saline finished with 138 points at the Charger Preview at Hillsdale College Thursday. Wyandotte Roosevelt was second with 105 points.

The Hornets claimed two individual victories and won both relay events.

Joey Leptich won the 60 meter hurdles, finishing in 8.83 seconds. Hunter Krebs was fourth.

John Smutny won the shot put with a throw of 48-06. Nicholas Sawyer was second with a 46-07. Matthew Cole was seventh with a 40-09.

Quenee Dale won three events for Saline.

Chelsey Bishop scored three goals for Saline.

Saline High School FFA members in Lansing for the Michigan FFA Convention got a VIP tour of the state capitol.

The tour was led by State Rep. Gretchen Driskell, (D-Saline), who took time out of her busy schedule to show Saline FFA members Erica Drake and Cassidy Polzin around the capitol.

Erica and Cassidy were Saline FFA's voting delegates at the March 6-8th Michigan FFA Convention at Michigan State University

Thursday, 2013 Mar 28th



The Saline Area Schools Board of Education conducted their quarterly review of Superintendent Scot Graden at the regular meeting on March 26th.  The review was conducted in closed session.

Board President David Holden noted, "Superintendent Graden continues to navigate the District in a positive direction despite the challenging financial environment we continue to face.

Superintendent Graden was named Interim Superintendent in October, 2007 and was named permanent in March, 2008.  His current contract runs through June 30, 2016.


The Saline Stingrays swim team won their second straight Southern Michigan Swim League championship March 23-24 at Milan High School.

Coached by Megan Crosbie, Cristina Czyrka, Doug Fisher and Micayla Glennie, Saline edged Chelsea for the championship. The Saline team finished with 2456.5 points. Second place Chelsea finished with 2,368 points.

The Stingrays took first place in many age groups, including 8U girls, 8U combined, 9-10 boys, 9-10 combined, 11-12 boys, 11-12 girls, and 11-12 combined.

A survey will be launched April 9, with issues covering academic preparation, student support, parent engagement, school operations and accessibility of school leaders, among other topics.

Tommy Hickey scored three goals and Brent Braun had two goals and four assists for Saline, who won 14-1.

Wednesday, 2013 Mar 27th

The Saline junior varsity boys' lacrosse team won its home opener by beating Dexter, 15-2, Wednesday.

Tyler Schaefer scored 5 goals and added two assists to pace the Hornets. Matt Nyrkkanen added two goals. Tyler Powell, Garret Lessner, Jacob Bargo and Michael Olson also scored for Saline.