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Tuesday, 2013 Apr 02nd


The Saline Area Historical Society is hosting an open house for local residents who might considering volunteering at the Rentschler Farm or Saline Railroad Depot Museum.


Saline Main Street has announced the lineup for the Summer Music Series.

This year’s concert series, which features weekly free Thursday evening concerts, complemented by arts and activities led by Two Twelve Arts Centers, begins June 6. The concert series kicks off with a performance by Beatles tribute band Toppermost.

Councilor Lee Bourgoin suggested reducing the size of the Saline Police Department would help reduce costs. Mayor Brian Marl said he would not risk jeopardizing safety and security of residents.


Here’s a quick rundown of the action at Monday’s Saline City Council proceedings. Council discussed the budget at a work session which began at 6 p.m.  The regular meeting took place at 7:30 p.m.

City Faces $404,000 Budget Shortfall


In observance of National Public Health Week, Washtenaw County Public Health is honoring five local businesses for their investment in employee health.

The honorees represent large and small businesses that are promoting healthy behaviors in the workplace. The 2013 Healthy Workplace Award winners are Bank of Ann Arbor, City of Ann Arbor, Growing Hope, Kaiser Optical Systems and Whole Foods Market.

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN (readMedia)-- Justin Eck and Todd Smith were among about 14,800 Purdue University students who earned academic honors for the fall 2012 semester.To earn honors, students must have had at least a 3.5 semester or cumulative grade point average on a four-point scale.

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- David Barron, of Saline, earned one of 3,300 degrees awarded by Purdue University following the fall semester.

Barron earned a Bachelor of Science degree.

Miami University students who ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students make the dean's list.

Monday, 2013 Apr 01st

Many of Denison's undergraduate students choose to broaden their horizons through off-campus study each semester.

Charles Stankovic, a sophomore in civil engineering from Saline, joined a team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to southern Illinois to test the principles of bridge building by constructing a scale model of a steel bridge.

Billboards trumpeting Saline's selection as Michigan's best city to raise kids have been erected along I-94, I-75, I-96 and M-14 and U.S. 23.

Charles Anthony Williams, 40, of Los Angeles, was arrested in connection with the May 25, 2012, TCF Bank Robbery.


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.