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Saturday, 2018 Feb 24th

Robert (Bob) Dobson, 79, of Saline, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 22, 2018. 

Bob was born September 29, 1938, to the late Gerald and Hazel Dobson.

On June 11, 1960, he married Elizabeth (Betty) Bernard. 

Bob is survived by his loving wife Betty; his three children, Kim, William and Dawn Dobson; grandson Alex Jack Dobson; and siblings Richard (Dianne) Dobson and Shirley (Jerry) Catlin. 


Yvonne Marie Gunstrom, 69 of Ann Arbor, Michigan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 with her family by her side. 

Yvonne was born January 25, 1949 to the late Alfred and Laura (Edelmayer) Loos. 

On August 15, 1970 she married David Gunstrom and was married 48 years.


Raymond John Stauder, age 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at home with his family by his side.


Last Friday, a peppy group of young girls joined the Saline High School sideline cheer team for a performance at halftime of the varsity boys' basketball game.

The performance was the culmination of "Little Hornet Cheer Camp," a program offered through community education. The girls practiced on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. Then, on Feb. 16, they joined their big sisters in cheering on the varsity basketball team. The girls joined the team and cheerleaders on the court for the anthem. At halftime, they performed several routines.


Saline Athletics honored five longtime supporters with and SEC Lifetime Athletic Pass.

At halftime of Friday's game varsity basketball team between Saline and Skyline, Saline High School Principal David Raft and Athletic Director Scott Theisen presented the passes and gifts to Scott Fosdick, Larry Lange, Jack Winchester and Kirk and Marilyn Gordon.

Last year, the passes were awarded to Craig Hoeft and Frank Flores.


Saline defeated Skyline, 58-15, in junior varsity girls basketball action Friday at Saline High School.

Steffi Bentley paced the Hornets with 16 points. Amera Boyd added nine points. Also scoring for Saline were Reggie Duerst (seven points), Emily Wilczynski (6 points), Sydney Gresser (six points), Taylor Page (four points), Codi McPeek (four points), Brielle Eugeni (three points), Emma Warner (2 points) and Ashtyn Mosingo (one point).


Friday, 2018 Feb 23rd

The Knights of Columbus Council #6674 hold their Friday Knight Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m., every Friday, from Feb. 16 to March 23, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 910 Austin Drive, Saline.

They'll serve beer-battered cod, baked seasoned tilapia, french fries, tossed salad, augratin potatoes, mac and cheese, broccoli salad, cole slaw and desserts. Beverages include coffee, tea, milk and juice.

The cost is $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens (60 and older), and $6 for children (6 to 12). Children under six eat free of charge.


Thursday, 2018 Feb 22nd


Saline varsity volleyball coach Kenny Seiler announced he was retiring from coaching in a Facebook post Wednesday.

“The decision for me to retire was very difficult to make, as I really do love coaching. That said, my family needs to come first for me,” Seiler said. “I really missed a lot of Lexi’s, Lila’s and Owen’s activities in the fall and I don’t want to do that now. I only get them at these ages once and I don’t want to miss (it).”


Since opening McPherson Local on North Ann Arbor Street last year, Jen McPherson has placed large circular logos in her window to advertise her business to all the commuters driving by each day.

Downtown Saline

This week's edition of SHS Today, the student-produced news magazine show, is available for viewing.

The hosts are Thomas Payeur and David Collard. The edition includes features on Carrigan Cafe, the League of Legends Club, "Nerd News," and the blood drive. There's also information about the upcoming winter dance. 


The Hornets saw another fourth quarter surge fall short as they were defeated by the Ann Arbor Huron River Rats 50-40 Tuesday night in the season’s next to last home game. The loss drops Saline’s record to 10-8, 3-6 in the SEC Red Division.


The Saline freshmen girls basketball team hosted Dexter Wednesday.

The Hornets struggled to keep up with the Dreadnoughts.

Saline wraps up the regular season Friday at home to Chelsea. Tip off is 7 p.m.

Here's the girls' roster.


Wednesday, 2018 Feb 21st

Rising temperatures melted what was left of the snow. The melted snow and three inches of rain overwhelmed drains and ditches and flooded Mill Pond Park and Curtiss Park.

The dam at Mill Pond Park was raised to allow runoff, which caused substantial flooding in Curtiss Park. The City of Saline barricaded the entrance of the park to prevent motor vehicles from entering.

Another 1-2 inches of rain is possible Wednesday morning. A flood watch remains in effect until 4 p.m.


Sam Wiener was the oldest sibling in his family and was always teaching and coaching his younger siblings. Teaching seemed like a natural fit.


Senior Jeffrey Gilbert stopped 19 of 21 shots and junior Brendan Murphy scored twice as Saline defeated Troy United, 5-2, on senior night Tuesday at the Ice Cube in Ann Arbor.

Before the game, the team honored seniors Alex Birkle, Ben Stimac, Zach Harrison, Tom Raupp and Gilbert.


Organizers of this Saturday's Hornet Basketball Alumni Game have announced the rosters.

Tip off is at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, in the gym at Liberty School.

There is a $5 donation suggested for adults at the door. Children and students enter free. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for Saline Area School.

Playing for the Hornet Alumni team are:


Two culinary arts students from the South and West Washtenaw Consortium at Saline High School took gold and another won bronze at the Skills USA Regional competition held Feb. 17 at Oakland Community College.

Austin Hannah won gold in the culinary arts competition. Emma Keeler won gold in commercial banking. Lucas Schultz won bronze in culinary arts.

Students from 12 programs competed in the regional.


Saline's varsity girls basketball team lost to Huron, 52-30, at Saline High School Tuesday.

Huron jumped to a 13-3 lead after the first quarter and led 25-11 at halftime.

Ella Stemmer led Saline with eight points and eight rebounds while Erin Reilly scored six points and had six rebounds.


Tuesday, 2018 Feb 20th


Lil' SAINTS Preschool is a part day program for children 2.5-5 years old. September to May. (Children do not have to potty trained to attend.) 

3 Year Old Program: Tuesdays/Thursdays 9AM-Noon  

Mixed Age Program: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 9AM-Noon

4 Year Old Program (Children going to kindergarten the following year): Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 9AM-Noon

Extension Option (4 year old program only): Noon-1:30PM


Come explore our classrooms and meet our team Tuesday, March 6th from 5pm-7pm.