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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.


The Lady Hornets showed they can run, jump and throw against the top athletes in the state during the Golden Triangle meet at Saline High School Friday. Athletes from 31 schools competed at the event.

Junior Quenee Dale continued her fantastic season.

Dale won the 100 dash in 12.54 seconds, edging Canton-Salem’s Khyli Ray. Saline Senior Amanada Luurtsema was ninth (12.98) and freshman Autumn Godette was 14th (13.15).

Friday, 2013 May 03rd

Clean up the Park! Plant a Tree! Cut a Ribbon!

There are about 20 tables sold for the sale, which features lots of children's clothes, toys, baby items and much more.

The Saline Farmers Market will have 16 vendors when it starts the summer season Saturday, including a new break maker and maple syrup vendor.

Thursday, 2013 May 02nd

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

Busch's Fresh Food Market and its customers will aid Food Gatherers' efforts to help feed local families.

Busch’s Fresh Food Market will help to feed the hungry during their All aBout Children Food Drive, kicking off May 6 and continuing through May 15.

Customers can purchase pre-made “Ready to Go” food donation bags filled with items to be given to a family in need. Customers are asked to donate $10 for each bag. They can also drop off non-perishable food in the Food Drive bin located in each store.


The Saline Downtown Diner entered the era of barbecue, dinner hours and Smokey weekend nights with a special party for friends and regular customers last week.

The diner, which began as a breakfast and lunch spot, is now open for dinner from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Tickets for the event quickly sold out with diner regulars easy to see what owner Jeff Tritton and Megen McCully were going to serve up at their friendly diner, located at 131 E Michigan Ave., Suite D.

Here's the new Saline Downtown Diner takeout menu.

Saline's varsity girls' soccer team defeated Bedford Tuesday, 4-0.

The Lady Hornets improved to 6-5 overall.

Taylor Mulder, Brianne Hovde, Kayla Kouba and Danielle Rathfon scored goals for Saline.

Saline visits Chelsea at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Saline's varsity lacrosse team (7-4) scored 7 goals in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating Bedford 20-2.

Lots of Hornets figured into the scoring.

Brett Braun and Tyler Schaefer (4 goals, 5 ground balls) each scored four goals. Tommy Hickey (3 goals, 3 assists and 2 ground balls) and Sam Ozminkowski (3 goals, 1 assists, 4 ground balls) each scored three goals. Tom Needham scored two goals and was 5-0 on faceoffs. Nick Karapas, Jay Graden, Daniel Kosek (1 goal, 3 assists, 3 ground balls) and Zach Cameron also scored for Saline.

At the Rentschler Farm Museum, all visitors with a pass will receive a 10 percent off in the gift shop.

Wednesday, 2013 May 01st

Washtenaw Community College is offering 50 new scholarships worth $3,000 each for seniors from any high school to attend WCC after they graduate.


Saline defeated Huron 130-7 in what was very nearly not a dual track and field meet Tuesday.

The Hornets won every individual race, every relay and every field event. In fact, Saline athletes finished 1-2-3 in all but three events.

Coach Allan Leslie said it wasn’t Saline’s goal to win in such convincing fashion.

“We don’t come out here to run up the score. But we’ve got work to do. Suddenly, it’s May and we’re trying to get ready for some big meets,” Leslie said.