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Wednesday, 2019 Dec 11th

Arthur John Weid, 79, of Manchester, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 9, 2019 after courageously battling an extended illness.  Art was born on February 8, 1940 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Walter J. Weid and Janetta Parker Weid.  He is survived by siblings Janetta (Don) Johnson and Walter (Trudy) Weid.

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Tuesday, 2019 Dec 10th

Ella Stemmer scored 31 points as Saline defeated Trenton, 64-13 at Trenton High School. Saline improved to 3-0.

Stemmer also had four rebounds, three steals and three assists.

Steffi Bentley added 14 points, six rounds, three assists and two steals.

The Hornets allowed just two points in the second half.

Sports

The Saline Area Fire Department's Toys for Tots campaign is underway.

The department collects toys for clients of Saline Area Social Service as well as the Washtenaw Toys for Tots program.

People can drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Saline Area Fire Department, located at the corner of Harris Street and Michigan Avenue.

The fire department makes its annual delivery to Saline Area Social Service early next week. After the delivery, the SAFD will continue collecting toys for the Washtenaw County Toys for Tots program.

Community

Monday, 2019 Dec 09th

The Saline Middle School basketball seasons are underway. The seventh and eighth-grade teams hosted games against Lincoln Monday.

The eighth-grade team is coached by Scott Stull. Players include Donovan Gillow, Reed Muir, Noah Lepore, Anthony Gentile, Caleb Helmer, Eli Sizemore, Derek Bingham, Luke Helmer, Bradley Leventhal, Peyton Widen, Joe Fairman, Rex Schrek, Brandon Wise and Khaden Ballard.

Sports

A 21-year-old Adrian woman was arrested early Monday morning for alleged drunk driving.

Police were running radar on west Michigan Avenue around 2 a.m. when the officer saw a 2015 Chrysler 200 use the center turn lane to pass a semi-truck. Police followed the car, noting the driver was weaving in her lane and traveling at nearly 70 mph. Following field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test that showed a blood alcohol content of .143, above the legal driving limit of .08, police arrested the woman.

Tools Stolen from Old Creek Drive

Police & Fire
The City of Saline Art and Culture Committee will hold a presentation on the Bixby Marionettes, in The Brecon Room of the Sal
Arts & Entertainment

Three Saline High School student-musicians have earned places on all-state bands and orchestras.

The Michigan School Band and Orchestra announced its all-state honorees in November.

Emma Rose Reilly, clarinet, and Ryan Lampman, trombone, were named All State Band. Holden Collins, Tuba, was named All State Orchestra.

Schools

Sunday, 2019 Dec 08th

You have one more chance to catch "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol" performed by Saline Area Players before it leaves the stage! The final show is today, Sunday, December 8, at 3 PM at the 5th Corner in Saline (211 Willis Rd).

The show is a humorous take on the Dickens' classic populated by fairytale characters like the three little pigs, Goldilocks, and The Big Bad Wolf. The past three shows received lots of laughs from audience members as well as great reviews. 

Arts & Entertainment

It was a great night for a parade.

More than 1,200 people participated in the 44th annual Saline Christmas Parade, presented by the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce. Perhaps even more people were gathered along Michigan Avenue, between Davenport and Lewis streets, to watch the parade.

Community

Rush hour traffic never moved so swiftly through downtown Saline.

More than 125 runners participated in the Merry Mile on Michigan Avenue in Downtown Saline Saturday evening, minutes before the Christmas parade.

The event was a fundraiser for the Saline High School cross country programs, but it also gave people the rare chance to run up and down Michigan Avenue.

Participants came dressed in gaudy Christmas sweaters and Santa caps. Some wore Christmas lights and jingle bells.

Sports

Saturday, 2019 Dec 07th

It's Christmas parade weekend in Saline. Here's a quick schedule of this weekend's activities:

Saturday

8:30-10:30 a.m. - Cookie Walk at St. James UCC, 11005 W. Michigan Ave. They have lots of cookies, including German cookies. They also have homemade pretzel bites. Watch for gently used Christmas treasurers.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. - National Honor Society Food Drive. Students from Saline High School will visit neighborhoods collecting bags of non-perishable food items for Saline Area Social Service's food pantry.

Community

 

Democrat Gretchen Driskell lost to Republican Tim Walberg by almost 15 percent in the 2016 race for the Michigan 7th congressional seat. In 2018, buoyed by a blue wave, Driskell cut that deficit to 7.6 percent.

Driskell this week announced her intentions to run again in 2020. 

Elections

Friday, 2019 Dec 06th

Norma Geraldine Eppley, 91, of Saline, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at her home surrounded and cared for by her loving daughters, Paula and Jennifer and granddaughters Laura and Becca.

Obituaries

Rhonda Jean Hoagland, age 67, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at her home in Saline.

She was born on November 10, 1952 in Lapeer, the daughter of the late Max and Beulah (Wright) Hoagland. On May 12, 1973, she married Larry Good and he survives.

Obituaries

There are three more chances to see Saline Area Players holiday show "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol." You do not want to miss this show! 

Friday 12/6 at 7:30 PM

Saturday 12/7 at 3 PM

Sunday 12/8 at 3 PM

The show is just over an hour long and family friendly. It is a humorous take on the Dickens' classic tale filled with witty puns and lots of laughs. The story keeps all the charm of the original tale and will fill you with Christmas spirit. All shows are held at the 5th Corner in Saline (211 Willis Rd.).

Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, 2019 Dec 05th

The Saline Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying four individuals they believe were involved in a car theft that led to a short-lived high-speed pursuit early in the morning Dec. 3.

Anyone recognizing people in the photo above is asked to call Saline Police Detective Michael King at 429-7911 or provide anonymous tips at 1-800=SPEAKUP. Tips can also be submitted at 1800speakup.org.

Sports

It is opening night for Saline Area Players and the show A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol. The show is a humorous and heartwarming take on the Dickens' classic tale. The show is family friendly and all ages will find themselves leaving full of Christmas spirit. Fairy Tale characters like The Big Bad Wolf (Scrooge), Old King Cole (the Ghost of Christmas Past) and the Little Match Girl (Tiny Tim) tell the enchanted tale with many humorous puns and plenty of laughs along the way.

Arts & Entertainment

Wednesday, 2019 Dec 04th

Betty Jean Macomber, age 83, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 in Ypsilanti, MI. Betty was born in Ann Arbor, MI, the daughter of the late Lawrence F. and Beatrice R. (Schoenhoff) Macomber.  

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