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Thursday, 2018 Jun 21st

The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert series brought to you by Saline Main Street, continues on South Ann Arbor Street this Thursday June 21 at 7 p.m. with The Invasion, Detroit's premium British Invasion cover band.

Downtown Saline

Warren W. Escott, age 63, of Saline died Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the U of M Medical Center surrounded by his family.  He was born August 9, 1954 in Saline to the late Lavern Wallace and Eula Belle (Jeffrey) Escott.


Wednesday, 2018 Jun 20th

Pittsfield Township Police are investigating a series of middle-of-the-night home invasions.

Police & Fire

Problems with Saline’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) go back many years. Though it was out of site – out of mind for many residents, those living near the plant have often suffered from intermittent noisome fumes.

The issue has received sharper focus in the last five years. Not only did it sometimes stink, but the plant was wearing out. Toward the end of 2012, City Superintendent Gary Roubal told City Council that upgrades would be necessary.


Tuesday, 2018 Jun 19th

Barbara Jean (Schmidt) Graf passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Saline Evangelical Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born on February 11, 1930 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Roy Schmidt and Lauretta (Lirette) Schmidt Wirth. She attended and graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1948. On December 2, 1950, she married Gerald L. Graf and they moved to Saline, Michigan where she would live the rest of her life.

She raised four children Mike, Rick, Linda and Nancie, and along with her husband owned Graf’s Gulf Service and Westside Hardware until her retirement in 1993.


All children starting kindergarten or preschool must have their hearing and vision tested before starting school. The Washtenaw County Health Department offers free office appointments throughout the summer. Call 734-544-6786 to schedule.

Young children and their parents may not realize they have a hearing or vision problem,” says Deborah Thompson, lead hearing and vision technician at the Washtenaw County Health Department. “Our goal is to detect problems early, to make sure kids have all the tools they need to hear, see and learn before school starts.”


Monday, 2018 Jun 18th

The high school track season is over – but Saline’s athletes are still running hard.

The Spirit of Pre – Saline’s club team – captured two national championships at the New Balance Nationals, June 15-17 at North Carolina A&T University.


It’s always an emotional scene when one of Dana Rosselot’s Saline High School soccer teams breaks up and leaves the field for the final time. Rosselot builds a strong connection with her players every year – and saying goodbye – especially to the seniors – never comes without tears.


Sunday, 2018 Jun 17th

For the past 13 years, Millie the Mill Pond Monster has entertained crowds at the Saline Celtic Festival, rising from the depths of the Saline River and snorting smoke at delighted festivalgoers. She is set to reappear at this year’s event, July 13 and 14 at Mill Pond

Fire gutted a home on the 1100 block of West Willis Road in York Township Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries.

Firefighters from the Saline Area Fire Department were dispatched to the single-story ranch home shortly after 3:30 p.m.  Firefighters from Pittsfield Township also helped battle the blaze while firefighters from Milan assisted with a tanker. 

Lt. Dan Speicher, of the Saline Area Fire Department, said residents of the home were up north at the time of the blaze. An electrician had been out at the house earlier that day, Speicher said.

Police & Fire

Saline native Brandon Kruse will join America's top hockey prospects at the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase. Kruse, who led all Bowling Green forwards in scoring as a freshman last year, was named to Team USA's preliminary roster.

He's joined by some of the rising stars in American hockey. Brady Tkachuk, Oliver Wahlstrom and Quinn Hughes are expected to be top 10 picks in the NHL Entry Draft next weekend. Jack Hughes is considered the favorite to go number one overall in the 2019 draft.


Braden Osborne placed third in his conference at the Michigan High School State Trapshooting Championship. Osborne qualified for the National High School Clay Target Championship July 13-15 in Mason, Mich.

Osborne was one of six shooters from Saline.

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Saturday, 2018 Jun 16th

A Paper shredding event will be held next Saturday, hosted by the Saline Environmental Commission, and Sponsored by Schmerberg Law, of Saline



Salt Springs Brewery in Saline is hosting a pub event for Roughneck Rescue and Sanctuary from 5 to 9 p.m., June 19.

Roughneck Rescue and Sanctuary rescue, located in Belleville, care for and find homes for dogs who need homes, medical attention and behavior rehabilitation.

The pub event will feature food, beer, raffle baskets, a 50-50 raffle and enterainment provided by The Parsnips.


The Friends of Detroit Animal Care & Control are holding an adoption event at Crispin Chevrolet in Saline Saturday.

Pickups for Paws takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7112 E. Michigan Ave., near the corner of State Road and Michigan Avenue.

Friends of Detroit Animal Care & Control run the volunteer program at the Detroit Animal Care shelter.


The Saline Summerfest committee is organizing an all ages talent show on the main stages at Saline Summerfest.  The show will be on August 11 in the afternoon. 

Arts & Entertainment

Friday, 2018 Jun 15th

Saline City Council took another step closer to putting a five-year, one-mill tax for road construction on the ballot in the November general election.

At a special meeting Thursday night at city hall, council polished language of a resolution to add a section to the city charter allowing for the tax. Roger Swets, attorney from Dickinson Wright, provided language for city council to consider.


Rick Richter at Guaranteed Rate in Saline presents this week's Saline Real Estate Roundup.

In the video below, Christy Barker, of Guaranteed Rate Saline, presents this four-bedroom, 2-5-bath home on 9.6 acres at 2323 Willow Road in Milan.

Real Estate


Oakland - WB I-696 CLOSED, Dequindre to US-24/Tele & all ramps, Fri 9pm-Mon 5am (ramp closures will begin about 8 pm. Detour 8 Mile) (Reminder: WB I-696 in Macomb County closed till Nov.)


- Couzens/Dequindre/I-75/Campbell-Hilton/Woodward/Coolidge/Greenfield/Southfield/Evergreen


Thursday, 2018 Jun 14th

A Manchester man who was apparently manufacturing a narcotic from jimsonweed in his Saline apartment was evicted after his apartment was condemned by the Saline Area Fire Department Tuesday.

Police & Fire