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Tuesday, 2013 May 07th

After a month of debate, city council voted 6-1 to have Swisher agent and Saline resident Tony Caprarese market the properties, which the city hopes will be sold, developed and help contribute to an economic recovery.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about property assessing, hardship exemptions, utility billing, municipal finances as well as other programs sponsored by the city..


My flag project has really been coming along with lots of help from everyone in Saline! 

Thank you to the Saline American Legion Post 322 for donating to the Saline Area Schools Flag Fund. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Legion have also helped me find the best price for classroom flags in the American Legion Flag and Emblem Catalog, an online source open to everyone, not just veterans. If you'd like to buy a flag for your home, check out http://emblem.legion.org/

The Destination Imagination teams are trying to raise $10,000 to go to the Global Finals.

Public Urged to Prevent Mosquito Bites and to Report Dead Birds

Laura Vaccaro pitched a three-hit shutout while smashing two home runs and double to lead Saline in the night cap.

Saline's varsity baseball team split its doubleheader at Dexter Monday, winning 6-0 and losing 4-3.

The Hornets won the all-important first game. The first game of doubleheaders against SEC White teams count in the SEC Red standings. Saline improved to 5-2-1 in the SEC Red. The Hornets are 13-5-1.

Lefty Michael Hendrickson gave up just two hits and a walk while striking out 13 Dreadnaughts in six innings of work. He also drove in two runs. Eric Berki pitched the seventh, giving up one hit and striking out two batters.


The second annual Coach Nick Belanger Assist Fund Golf and Washer Outing is scheduled for Friday June 14.  The Outing will be held at Brookside Golf Course in Saline.  Registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., golf shotgun start begins at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per golfer which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, range balls, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, program and auction.  Washer Tournament begins at 1 p.m. and dinner and auction at 4 p.m. 

The 250 acre site behind Liberty School would have included a high rise tower and cottages, and housed 1,500 retirees.

Monday, 2013 May 06th

Here are a few items from a quiet week of news at the Saline Police Department.


Saline High School was named one of America’s top high schools in the 2013 Newsweek rankings published this week on The Daily Beast website.

Saline ranked 298th, up from 657th in 2012. Saline was ranked 222nd in 2011.

Superintendent Scot Graden said he tries not to read too much into rankings. But, he said, it was still important recognition.

Sunday, 2013 May 05th


Saturday’s weather was perfect for a couple events that celebrated volunteerism and civic improvement.

Volunteers cleaned up Brecon Park, planted a couple of Spruce trees and then city officials officially opened the new non-motorized trail that connects Brecon Park and the Saline District Library.

A small group of neighbors and friends from the Saline Parks Commission rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty during the cleanup of Brecon Park, the six-acre neighborhood park that features a little league diamond, basketball court, and playground equipment.

Crazy costumes are not required, but recommended for the Mastodon Mayhem Challenge, which takes place July 13 at the Celtic Festival.

Playing at home on a day when Saline High School hosted the CCLA Lacrosse tournament, the Hornets defeated Troy 12-10.

Senior Tommy Hickey paced the Hornets again, scoring six goals. Sean Corcoran scored two goals. Brett Braun scored once and assisted on three others. Nick Karapas added a goal and two assists. Sam Ozminkowski also scored for Saline.

Mark Hoffman led the the Hornets in groundballs, grabbing five. Braun picked up four. 

Saturday, 2013 May 04th

Saline City Manager Todd Campbell recommends appointing Aimee Rutledge as Interim Clerk while a committee considers a permanent replacement.


Coming into the season, the book on the Hornets boys’ track team was that the team lacked top tier athletes, but could win with depth.

Friday’s Golden Triangle, featuring athletes from more than 20 high schools, showed that you shouldn’t believe everything you read in books.

Depth, of course, was a strong suit for the Hornets, who won the 4-by-800 relay, finished second in the 4-by-200 relay and 4-by-100 relay, and third in the 4-by-400 relay.

But the Hornets also got standout individual performances.