Latest news

Saturday, 2012 Nov 17th

The Saline Hornets clawed, fought and swam for every last point, right down to the last meet, but they settled for third place at Saturday’s MHSAA Division 1 championship girls’ swim and dive meet at the Holland Aquatics Center.

Saline finished with 266 points, 27.5 points behind the champions from Holland West Ottawa and six points behind Farmington Hills Mercy.

Saline coach Todd Brunty said he was proud of the way his team competed.


Friday, 2012 Nov 16th

An open house for Gage will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Harold's Barbershop.


Saline has some work to do, but they're in the hunt for their third swim and dive state championship in four years.

Saline did enough Friday to stay in the hunt for a state title. Saturday, they hope to win their third title in four years.


The sharpshooting guard averaged 16 points as a sophomore and missed his entire junior year with an injury. Now Reece Dils is back to 100 percent an anxious to begin his senior year basketball season for the Hornets.


Thursday, 2012 Nov 15th

11 Hornets are in Holland Friday and Saturday, hoping help Saline win its third swim and dive championship in 4 years.



Mayor-Elect Brian Marl visited recently with two of his former teachers who he says helped to shape his interest in and passion for public service. Marl was elected last week, and will begin his term of service as Mayor of Saline in January. Both educators, Ms. Pam Wickman and Mrs. Teri Bunting, still work within Saline Area Schools.


As Saline Area Social Service prepares to deliver Thanksgiving baskets to more than 100 area homes, the shelves at the food pantry are bare. Local residents can also support the agency's adopt-a-family program to help provide holiday gifts for close to 150 households.

Community News

Setting aside partisanship, members of the Saline Ministerial Association led a worship service that focused on what united them: a desire for God to guide and connect people of good faith and differing opinions to work together to solve the nation's problems.

Saline High School divers Miranda Eberle and Nikki Kermath competed in the MHSAA Division 1 Regional at Ann Arbor Huron last weekend. 

Eberle, a freshman, finished 15th with a score of 321.90. Kermath was 19th with a score of 228.70.

Both finished outside of the top 12 and missed the chance to advance to this weekend's swim and dive final.

Saline swim and dive coach Todd Brunty said both girls did well in a tough regional.


Wednesday, 2012 Nov 14th


The Saline Area Fire Department extinguished a fire at Associated Spring Wednesday morning.

The department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 7:45 a.m., said Fire Chief Hoeft.

Machinery caught on fire because of a malfunctioning exhaust system. Hoeft said materials plugged the chimney and a fire started.

The department extinguished the fire. Associated Spring shut down operations for a few hours as the machinery was taken apart. Operations have resumed, Hoeft said.

Police & Fire

Mayor Driskell honored a long-time city volunteer, the city council took a big step in an important wastewater treatment plant improvement, and the city received high marks in the audit.


During its annual self-evaluation, the board gave itself an average rating of 2.73 out of 4, which is better than minimally effective, but not quite effective.


Tuesday, 2012 Nov 13th

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s office says thieves stole money, credit cards and electronic equipment from a Brookview Highlands neighborhood home while the residents slept this morning.

Police & Fire

The following reports are from Saline Police Department records.

Police & Fire

Saline agriscience instructor and FFA advisor David Mellor was awarded an Honorary American FFA Degree at the 85th National FFA Convention, Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis.


Longtime planning commissioner Richard Nehring will be honored by Mayor Gretchen Driskell.


Monday, 2012 Nov 12th

Saline City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday to review the Capital Improvement Projects plan


Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.


School board will decide on CARES grants, bond refunding and discuss strategic planning and board member evaluations.